Torn Apart, now on Kindle, Smashwords and Kobo!

8/31/17

At long last, Torn Apart has been published on Amazon Kindle, Smashwords, and Kobo! And for a limited time, you can get your copy while it’s on sale for just 99¢. Torn Apart will also soon be available in paperback, and on Itunes, and Nook. Subscribe to this blog or follow me on social media to get details on when Torn Apart will be released through other mediums/distributors.

Torn ApartTorn Apart (Convergence Series Book 1)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Werewolf, Action, Adventure, Angst

As a priestess in the service of the dragon goddess, Halea must roam the land hunting demons and sealing tears caused by the Chaos Dimension that seeks to converge with their world. She has sworn an oath to devote herself only to her goddess, and if necessary, will even die for her mission.

One day she discovers that her beloved childhood friend, Varg, has survived the devastation of the last convergence and has since risen to become the alpha of his people, the lycans. Together they battle the forces of Chaos, but when Varg wants Halea to be his mate, she is torn between her oath and her desire to be with the Wolf King who loves her. Only a blood sacrifice can stop the coming of the next convergence, and with Halea’s life on the line, Varg will do anything to save her.

Get your copy on Amazon Kindle, Smashwords, and Kobo.


Update: Book 2 is at 27% completion. Follow me on social media for regular updates on the progress of Book 2 in the convergence series “Blood Bound.”

NO, I’m not drunk or antisocial (Negative Writer Stereotypes)

6/5/17

Ya know what I hate? Telling people, I’m a writer, only to have them ask me if I have a drinking problem. HA HA HA, yes, very funny. >:(

If you consider yourself a writer, chances are that you’ve seen lists online such as this one – Top 10 Author Stereotypes. Everyone has the obligatory blog, YouTube video, or article listing all sorts of stereotypes associated with being an author/writer. Most are benign; some are insulting. Here’s the thing, I consider myself a writer…and I don’t meet hardly any of these stereotypical qualities!! The problem with stereotypes is that they lump a group of people together, ignoring their individuality, and then paint them all with the same brush. Which is the crux of the problem when dealing with ANY form of stereotyping.

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Unrealistic expectations or abusive romances; which fiction is most damaging?

5/29/17

There are countless blog posts and articles dedicated to the phenomenon of how popular abuse is in romantic fiction today, as well as an equal amount of scorn dedicated to the idea that some romances perpetuate the idea of unrealistic relationship expectations. There is no denying the overwhelming popularity of these relationships and their portrayal in fiction, but is that healthy? Are young impressionable readers being too influenced by these ideas of ‘romance’ that most would deem damaging and unhealthy? Which is worse?

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Beware of out of place references!

5/22/17

Have you ever read a novel that takes place in a fantasy universe based on Medieval Europe, or a historical fiction that is set over a hundred years ago, or thousands of years ago, or a story that happens on a different planet to a race of people that have no knowledge of Earth’s civilization or culture? Then, once immersed in these carefully crafted worlds, the writer uses an idiom, simile, or references something that completely pulls you out of the story because they’re using an expression that doesn’t fit with the story time or setting? One of the things that always ruins the reading experience for me is when writers use out of place expressions.

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