Image by Comfreak on Pixabay Creating a believable world in your book can be more challenging for some authors than others. Genre, setting, and time period have the largest influence on the world you are building. Typically, books set in the real world in modern times are the easiest to write. However, research is key … Continue reading Building Believable Worlds
I know in my last post I stated I was going to talk about world building next and I will. This topic though is personal and dear to my heart. A few weeks ago my family adopted Penny, a Pitbull, from Stray Rescue of St. Louis. She was found emaciated and running the streets in … Continue reading There are no bad dogs
Many authors love to tease their friends saying "be careful, or you'll end up in my novel" while true this isn't always a bad thing. I have friends begging to be warriors, mages, or even a villain in my books. They want to know what kind of character I'd make them. I have an ex-roommate … Continue reading Creating Believable Characters
Sweet Surrender is available now on Amazon and other major retailers. After a lot of personal heartache and hard work, book 2 in the Dragons of the Dragons of the South series is now available. Most of my books draw on personal experience, but this one comes from a particularly turbulent time in my life and … Continue reading New Release
I am thrilled and honored to announce that Neutral Space and Dragons of the North are Semifinalists for a Golden Quill Award. Golden Box Books Publishing announced their short list of semifinalists last week and both books made this prestigious list. Now I need your help. In addition to being semifinalists they are also in … Continue reading Golden Quill Awards
Writing the perfect villain can be a challenging to some authors. Its all about what kind of tone you want to create with the character. Do you want an absolute overlord that your readers abhor or more of anti-villain that they can sympathise with. In my next blog post in my tips on writing series … Continue reading creating villians
The newest book in my series of dragon shifter romance series is set for a release date of 3/22/2018. To celebrate I had an official cover reveal on the Princess of the Light blog this past Friday. The link is here for your convenience. It includes the book blurb and a different excerpt than the … Continue reading hunted cover reveal
If your an aspiring author trying to make it on your own writing that first novel can seem like an overwhelming task. While For Their Sins wasn't my first novel it was the first one to be picked up by a publisher. Receiving that email that said, 'yes we're interested,' was like Christmas. To spread … Continue reading Creating an Urban Fantasy World
Neutral Space wins Literary Titan’s Gold Book Award. Thank you Literary Titan for the the honor.
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We moved in from opposite sides. The first Mordere did not see me coming. I rushed in with my sword and swung at its neck. Blood sprayed covering my face and chest. My sword was caught on bone and the Mordere’s head hung from muscle and sinew. It was still alive and grabbing for me now. I pulled the dagger from my belt and plunged it into its heart. The creature screamed in rage. I grabbed the head and ripped it from the body as it crumpled to the ground.