Saturday, March 30, 2013

Zombie Games Four Excerpt

I am having so much fun writing this book and can't wait to release it! Although it's still not quite finished, it will be available by April 12, 2013.

Here's an excerpt from the book, where Cassie finds herself in another dangerous situation. 
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 “Just keep your mouth shut and I won’t hurt you,” whispered Dwayne, covering my mouth with his calloused hand as he pulled me into the darkness. Although he’d somehow removed my knife, he had no idea what he’d started. Weapon or not, there was no way I’d go down without a struggle. In fact, I’d purposely allowed him take me outside and away from the church, as I figured kicking someone's ass in a holy place had to be sacrilegious. 
I nodded, trying to appear scared and as unthreatening as possible. The truth was, after everything I’d been through, I figured this would be a walk in the park. Plus, I needed a little sparring practice. I was getting soft.
He dragged me around the church and that's when he made his first mistake.
He released me.
I turned to face him. “What do you want?”
“Just to talk,” he said, but the look in his eyes said otherwise.
I snorted. “Oh, that’s how you get a girl to talk? You must have been quite the catch back in your hometown.”
“I was,” he said, moving closer. “Gals lined up to be with me.”
I smirked. “Lined up, huh? You must be referring to the showers at that prison you were incarcerated at.”
His face darkened and he grabbed me by the throat.
Crap.
“That’s not funny. Don’t joke about things like that,” he spat, his eyes bulging. “You have no idea what a man has to do to survive in a place like that. What he has to give up. No clue.”
My eyes were watering. I tried digging my fingernails into his hands but unfortunately, I’d bitten them down to the skin. I then tried to position myself so that I could ‘knee’ him between the legs, when he suddenly released me and took a step back.
I bent over to catch my breath. “Sorry,” I rasped.
“That's better. Apology accepted.”
“No,” I said straightening up. “Sorry that I underestimated you.”
Then, before he had a chance to respond, I spun my leg around and delivered a roundhouse kick to his chin, using as much force as I could. He fell backwards with a grunt and I smiled in satisfaction.
Good thing I hadn’t taken off my mountain boots.
“You bitch,” he growled, scrambling back up.
“Is that what they called you in prison?” I taunted as he launched at me. I ducked his attack, then turned and kicked him in the back of the leg, sending him into a prickly Evergreen bush.
“What’s going on out here?” hollered Henry, who stepped out of the darkness with his shotgun raised.
“He, um, started it,” I said, smiling sheepishly.
Dwayne stood up slowly, a grimace on his face. “Just wanted to talk is all. Had no idea she was such a crazy broad.”
“If you knew what was good for you,” muttered Henry. “You wouldn’t call Wild a broad and you’d stay away from her.”
I frowned. “Hey, I’m also not crazy.”
Henry ignored me. “Looks like you’ve overstayed your welcome, Dwayne. Now, you need to get your friend and high-tail it on out of here.”
He scowled. “I don’t think that’s your decision. Besides, this is a church. A place of God. He doesn’t turn anyone away.”
“Once you turn him away,” said Sister Theresa, stepping around the corner of the building. “There is only darkness.”
And an exit door with your name on it,” said Henry.
I just couldn’t resist with the gay jokes. “That' shouldn't be too difficult for him to find. Dwayne is no stranger to the 'exit door'.”
He shot me a look of death and I was relieved that Henry was the one holding the shotgun.
“I’m not sure what’s going on out here,” said Sister Theresa, her face solemn. “But this is a sacred church and we don’t condone any immoral behavior. Now, for the protection of the children and our other guests, I suggest that you, and your friend Travis, leave without giving us anymore trouble.”
“You people are all nuts,” said Dwayne, shaking his head. “I haven’t done anything but received a few lucky kicks from this crazy chick.”
“They were deliberate, not lucky,” I snapped, putting my hands on my hips. “And you were lucky that Henry saved your ass or I would have handed it back to you on a platter.” 
“Right,” snorted Dwayne.



Monday, March 25, 2013

Future books...

Oh my goodness, my year is already planned. Finishing Zombie Games Four, then Tangled Mess, then Vengeance (Part Three of Night Roamers), then Descendent (This book is a secret I can't wait to reveal more this summer), then a Lycan/Werewolf book that I started over a year ago. Oh man, I wish there were more hours in the day!! I'm so totally excited about each and every one of them.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Vengeance (Night Roamers Three)

Okay so I will never have enough patience for cover reveals, because I just can't keep beautiful covers to myself for too long. This is the cover for my next book, Vengeance, which will be the third installment of Night Roamers. Notice the lovely Celeste is on the cover.

Created by Dreamscape Covers in collaboration with Sean & Ashlie Nelson.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Zombie Games Four

 Zombie Games Four will be released on Friday April 12, 2013 for $.99 (limited time only)

Monday, March 18, 2013

Zombie Games Four




I'm still working on it and hope to have it finished within the next 2-3 weeks. It's been so much harder to write, mostly because I want to be extremely satisfied with the results. After searching for days, I finally found my cover though - woo hoo!!!!. We stared at each other in eerie silence and it was definitely, love at first sight.  The name of book four was obvious....Road Kill

Photo by Ivan Bliznetsov

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Replacing covers

Here I go again, replacing another cover. I never really did care for the Zombie Games 2 cover and so this is the newest one created by Littera Designs.


Monday, March 11, 2013

Tangled Mess


Tangled Mess will be the second installment of my Tangled Series. Coming May 1st, 2013



In Tangled Mess, Ransom is a talented but deeply troubled musician who lives life on the edge and Tiffany is a na├»ve, young stylist at Tangled, who finds herself being spirited off to Hollywood after auditioning for the world’s largest singing contest, American Icon. There she collides with Ransom, one of the celebrity judges, who appears to be doing everything in his power to thwart her chances of winning the contest while still trying to get her into his bed.

Girl Zombie Authors

I have been invited to post weekly on a blog called Girl Zombie Authors which is  a wonderful blog that unites readers with women zombie authors. I will be blogging Tuesdays and look forward to being involved with it.

Other than that, I'm still working on Zombie Games Four which is taking longer than I would have thought to finish. But I've learned one thing with writing, you should never rush a book just to get it out there. So I will keep chugging along until it's finished the right way and post updates.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Three Of A Kind : Tales of Luck, Chance, & Misfortune

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Interested in reading about the dark side of Leprechauns and fate? Check this new book out. On sale Friday 3/8/13


~The Coin Collector~
In their small Iowa town, children start to go missing on their tenth birthday. The hot Irish girl across the street claims her creepy father, Mr. O'Darby, is a leprechaun who collects more than just gold coins, and 17-year-old Trent begins to fear for the safety of his brother, Ben, whose tenth birthday grows near.

~Lucky Strike~
Atlantic City, New Jersey – For years, the city has brought to mind bright lights, big shows, and of course, games of chance and luck. For Chance Lamont, the city has begun to lose its appeal. Luck doesn't strike everyone, she'd been told, and they were right. Her life had been steadily going downhill since her teens. Will a chance encounter with someone from her past, as well as a brush with a fabled lucky creature change her fate? Or will her only luck continue to be bad luck?

~Leprechaun~
Be careful what you wish for, it’s the classic warning. For Chicago native Noah Graham, he didn’t care about warnings. He had everything he ever wanted in life and he wasn’t even 30 yet. Yet there was one thing he still wanted, but didn’t have – a divorce. But how to divorce her without giving up half? A strange man he meets in a bar offers him a way out…for a price.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ouch

Hurt my wrist shoveling snow...we received 10 inches and three or more to come! Zombie Games 4 might be delayed even more so if this doesn't get better....will keep posted.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Alternate Endings...

So I have two endings for Zombie Games that I'm tossing around in my warped mind. I'm almost thinking about offering an alternate ending and having readers vote for the preferred. I know how I'd like to end the game but creating new levels would be pretty awesome. :)

Friday, March 1, 2013

Busy...

I'm finding myself working on two books at the moment, Zombie Games Four and Tangled Mess. I have all of these awesome ideas and need to get them onto paper before I lose them. I'm not sure which I'm more hyped about either. I mean, they're two totally different stories but both mean a lot to me. I wish there were two of me... 

Zombie Games Four

Still trying to finish Zombie Games Four. I am hoping to have it done before the end of March. Don't want to rush the book and lower the quality. I will announce it as soon as it's finished.