February 15 2018

How We Write: World Building…witches, werewolves, oh my!

World building almost always gives me a headache, but it’s so much fun to watch it unfold.

I recently started the WITCHES AND WEREWOLVES series in Milly Taiden’s SASSY EVER AFTER Kindle World. My first novella, LADY SASS, kicks off the series.

In this world, I create a Royal Witch Coven. The series will follow the four sisters, who are all artists in some way, follow their dreams and in the process, find their mated werewolf. My wolves have predetermined soul-mates. This is known as fate.

Now, witches can alter fate with spells and whatnot, but they are forbidden to use black magic. They are not allowed to use it to harm another being or for their own personal betterment. They can cast protection spells, to keep them safe from those who seek them harm, but they can’t mess with fate.

So, what happens when someone breaks the rules?

Lady Sass deals with exactly that.

One Oscar-winning werewolf from the wrong side of the tracks
One princess witch actress
One make or break film
A romance so dangerous it has the potential to destroy everything



December 18 2017

Deadlines, Smeadlines, Kindle Scout, and other crazy writerly stuff!

2018 is shaping up to be the craziest publishing schedule I’ve ever had. EVER. But I’m insanely excited to be spreading my wings.

Most of what is coming up are novella’s in Kindle Worlds, but I do have two full length novels coming out in 2018 and two proposals with traditional publishers…biting fingernails while I wait to hear back!

A few people have asked me why I’ve chosen to write in various Kindle Worlds, especially when my NY State Trooper Series did pretty josh darn well. Honestly, it started as an experiment and a challenge. I wanted to do something different and I fell in love with writing novellas around 30k words. I also fell in love with writing a series within a series.

My latest release, THE LAST FLIGHT, is the 3rd book in the SARICH BROTHERS series and boy was it fun to write. Ramey and Tequila are like no other characters I’ve written before and their romance is as high octane as their flying. The challenge I’v had with writing these short stories is keeping it focused on just the hero and heroine. In my Trooper Series, there are so many characters and I love having fun with their relationship with the hero and heroine, as well as the community. With the novellas, I’ve had to really keep the cast small.

That said, The Sarich brothers have such great banter and always have each others backs that helped me give the reader that community feeling I have in my other series.

I’ve got three novellas coming out in January! Yes. You heard that correctly. THE BLIND DATE, which is part of the PARANORMAL DATING AGENCY by Milly Taiden comes out January 9, 2018 and marks my first werewolf book! EVER. Something I never thought I’d be writing. But the story shaped up really nice.

Finally, I entered my novel THE BUTTERFLY MURDERS, in Kindle Scout. Please go read an excerpt and nominate my book for publication!

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