Author's Notes from 2018 and Goals for 2019
A quick recap: in 2018, I released the second Unseen Series book and one short story, Crestfallen. It made the cut for the Me + You: A Summer Romance Anthology, which released this past summer. Last month it was unpublished, so we are waiting for our rights back. A lot has happened this past year. I'm still working on the next Unseen Series installment, Betrayed by Light's Shadow - Book Three The Unseen Series. I've taken it easy this past year with my writing, because of real life, family, and "adulting" have taken precedence, certain projects had been placed on hold. The biggest obstacle was when my husband and I decided to sell our home. It was a six-month ordeal for us to get through and I'm ecstatic that it's somewhat over. (I'm still unpacking boxes.)
My goals for 2019 are many and I'm not sure if I will make all of them but I'll sure try. I have a short story, Maryanna's Mirror, featured in the horror anthology, Another Beautiful Nightmare which is releasing Jan 29, 2019. Both books three and four in the Unseen Series will hopefully release and I plan on re-releasing Crestfallen, Spring 2019. I have a couple of short stories brewing in the brain box that I would like to submit to a few more anthologies this year. There is also a new series that I'm piecing together called, the Daemons Unclaimed Series. And if I have time, I'll pick up my Snippets and dust them off to start Sonnet's story.
Get ready for this, I am also attending Once Upon A Book Convention July 19 & 20, 2019 in MI. Also I'll be sharing a table with Tricia Copeland at the Deadly Reality book signing on Nov 9, 2019 at the Stanley Hotel in CO. A lot on my plate for 2019 and I'm ready for the challenge.
Scythe ya soon. x.x.
There is no protection from the Unseen.
Las Vegas, Nevada can’t contain Alexcia Crystalline Stasis, who is living the ideal teenager’s dream as the school’s elite socialite. That is, until a fatal car accident changes everything. Now Alexcia’s emotions are on the verge of combusting. As if mourning the loss of her boyfriend isn’t enough, she is also dealing with extreme night terrors that leave her wondering if she just might need to be fitted for a straightjacket.
Tevin isn’t your normal daemon. He’s the leader of his clan, and he also happens to be a very active Grim Reaper. He never wanted to be charged with babysitting the one girl who can sway Creation’s Balance. Tevin has known and kept Alexcia safe most of her life. Now that he has to become even more personally involved in her protection, Tevin finds himself having a hard time separating his sworn duty and pure curiosity. What does make Alexcia tick?
Will Tevin be able to keep Alexcia safe from the Unseen? And will Alexcia’s emotions eventually help Tevin attempt to understand what being human is all about? Or will the entities and assassins’ of the Unseen get what they want
… her dead.
eReader ready ... finally. O.O
When the Unseen turn dreams inside out, they become nightmares.
The reaper is back… with reinforcements!
With the aid of his clan, Tevin believes that protecting the Child-of-Balance should be as easy as severing a soul, right? Wrong!
Alexcia Stasis having a hard time accepting the role of survivor after a fatal accident that claimed her boyfriend. But as the nightmares begin to crawl from beyond the darkness to haunt her days, she strives to remain sane until a string of events shred the lies exposing reality.
Can Tevin ignore the emotions tainting his decisions long enough to keep Alexcia safe or will the answers she seeks jeopardize everything he has tried to protect for the last ten years… her life?
A Spirit's Last Gift-A Winter Novella
Now available in print!
Juslynn’s one wish; is for her best friend Carter, to notice her, not as a friend but as something more. Now she has a chance to set her heart free, and confess to him at the Snow flurry dance. Caught up in a series of events, leads her to a darkened hallway, where she sees Carter kissing her rival, Cher. Succumbing her emotions costs Juslynn everything, including her life.
Several days later as she’s watching snowflakes pass through her hands as her Demon Keeper, Haste announces his intentions and the fact Juslynn is half-angel. The only way she can move on is to unpack her emotional baggage and say goodbye to the ones tethering her between life and death.
But is becoming an angel what she truly wants or can Haste convince her that becoming a demon may heal her heartbreak and his loneliness?
Anytime Author Promotions
For a Limited time. The Deadly Reality Anthology is a collection from romance to horror. A sample of what you can find at the Deadly Reality Book Signing, Nov 9, 2019. For more details head over to my EVENTS page.
My story, Misplaced will be featured in this anthology. I look forward to hearing your review on my work. Hope to see you at the Deadly Reality Book Signing at the Stanley Hotel, CO.
Come play with us... O.O
Witches brew and demons howl
Vampires lurk and zombies scowl
Full moon rising over shadow and sin
Thick fog and whispers on the wind
Welcome to our Beautiful Nightmare...again.
Lily Luchesi - Mercury Falling
Laurencia Hoffman - A Bloody Beginning
Jaidis Shaw - A Mother's Instinct
Carmilla Voiez - Demon's are a Girl's Best Friend
A. Giacomi - Aqua Vita
Faith Marlow - Blood Moon
SL Perrine - Elegant Assassins
L. Gauthier and P. Mattern - Hotel Key
Kathy-Lynn Cross - Maryanna's Mirror
Kindra Sowder - Miscreant
Sheri L. Williams - Murderous Mermaid
R.L. Weeks - Struck Three
Samantha Allard - The Final Girl
SJ Davis-Fire - Walk With Me
P Mattern - Kitchen Window
Rue Volley - Hellhound
a Taste of Romance
Available on Amazon. Looking for a new-to-you author or book? Here's your chance to sample 18 first chapters, 18 chances to find your next favorite author! Each chapter ends with info on where to find the title to purchase if you wish to read more!
Crestfallen: A Summer Paranormal Romance first chapter is featured in this collection.
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Crestfallen - A Summer Paranormal Romance
Can they find a way to help each other even when death separates them?
Jezza Shale's boyfriend, Anthony, has surprised her with a weekend getaway for two. But, after a lonely walk on the beach, followed by uncertain events, Jezza wakes up in the B & B with no memory of how. Is she dead? Kelvin Dayton, recently divorced, has invested in refurbishing a bed and breakfast. What he didn't count on was releasing Jezza's spirit and the jump-start reaction of his heart.
Forget helpless princesses and ingenues with stars in their eyes. CHBB Publishing, the leader in small press fiction, brings you an anthology that is all about the strong women who bring the world to its knees. Rulers, villains, heroes: women of all walks of life bringing or fighting horrors unimaginable. Compiled and edited by award-winning and USA Today bestselling author Lily Luchesi.
My short story, Clipped Wings is featured in this amazing anthology. Be sure to check it out. It's free for Amazon Unlimited members or just 99 pennies to feed your eReader.
Featuring these 16 best selling and award winning authors:
USA Today bestselling author Deliaria Davis
Sara Dobie Bauer
Poetry from A. Giacomi
USA Today bestselling author Lily Luchesi
Poetry from Xtina Marie
Jay Michael Wright II
A novella from USA Today bestselling author SJ Davis
What horrors lurk within a broken mind when left unattended? From alternate personalities to figments of the imagination, our stories will give you a new outlook on the complexity of the human mind. Follow our authors into the madness ... if you dare.
Disclaimer: While the stories within this anthology are works of fiction, some very real mental disorders, fears and/or characteristics are discussed. Stories may contain sensitive topics such as depression, suicide, self-harm, split personalities, schizophrenia, and more. Please be advised.
15 Amazing stories...
Don't forget to leave your lights on.
"Twisted" by Jaclyn Osborn
"Lonely Hearts" by Amber Hassler
"When Emily was Here" by Kathy-Lynn Cross
"Postpartum" by Savannah Rohleder
"The Creep" by E.M. Fitch
"Blind Justice" by Jaidis Shaw
"Tortured Minds" by Gina A. Watson
"Lauren" by Jacqueline E. Smith
"Verity Incognito" by James William Peercy
"Gethen" by Liz Butcher
"Starved" by Ace Antonio Hall
"When I met Hannah" by Shelly Schulz
"Did You See Evelyn Today?" by Kelly Matsuura
"North Side Asylum" by Lily Luchesi
"Obsession" by M.L. Sparrow
Twists in Time
Twists in Time is a Clean Teen & Crimson Tree Publishing anthology. Nine short stories, all dealing with a different time travel scenarios.
My Short Story: Within a Grain of Sand is featured in this anthology.
Sonnet is an introvert and has come to terms that she will always be alone. Ever since she was found on the front steps of the local orphanage, at age five, Sonnet has felt disconnected from humanity. With her memory full of gaps, the only link to her past is a scrap piece of paper and a unique timekeeping hourglass.
These fun beach reads have never been published before and were written specifically for this anthology. Hope you enjoy these paranormal adventures.
Beware of what lies beneath the waters; for even time cannot erase what the river remembers.
My novella is titled, Tainted Currents.
A change of scenery is exactly what Ceanna’s friends believe she needs to mend her broken spirit. A hiking trip to Skelton Lake may help to relieve her pain. But whispers of vengeance lie beneath the currents awaiting such a heart to release their rage from the river’s depths.
Twelve never before seen YA short stories just in time for the holidays!
Book 1: Twelve Days to Christmas by L.A. Starkey
Book 2: Christmas Seasoning by DB Nielsen
Book 3: Merry Chris Witch by CK Dawn
Book 4: Wrapped in the Past by Chess Desalls
Book 5: Butterflies in the Snow by D.E.L. Connor
Book 6: The Darkest Night of the Year by Tim Hemlin
Book 7: Cold Hearth by Kelly Hall
Book 8: Code X by W.J. May
Book 9: Good Saint Nick by Lu J Whitley
Book 10: Soaring by K.K. Allen
Book 11: A Spirit's Last Gift by Kathy-Lynn Cross
Book 12: Winter Trials by K.S. Marsden