It’s only one week until ANNABELLE is available! This is such an exciting moment, this last stretch of marketing which leads to the release of my second book, a story I’ve worked on for many years. With my last two excerpts, I wanted to provide a sense of the story and its characters. Today, I wanted to share an excerpt delving into the story’s darker, more dramatic aspects. Enjoy!Continue reading Here’s the Final Excerpt of My New Novel, ANNABELLE
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Here’s Another Excerpt from My New Novel, ANNABELLE
It’s only two weeks left until my newest short novel, ANNABELLE, becomes available digitally. To mark this moment here’s another excerpt from my book. This one is a bit shorter than the last one but gives further insight into a character who maybe knows Annabelle more than anyone else: her mother.Continue reading Here’s Another Excerpt from My New Novel, ANNABELLE
My Weekly Short Story: “All in a Day’s Work.”
Being an assassin could be difficult but for Mestra Galerunner it was just another day.
Despite having lived for over 700 years it was still momentous visiting cities throughout Adalor. She was currently living in Nottinglot Square, one of the finest cities not just in the land, Hayward, but in all of Adalor. It was a ravishing city filled with the wealthy and the powerful as well as some of the finest Haywardian architecture found anywhere.
The skyline was filled with towering steeples atop grand castles crafted from marble or white granite. These castles were then covered in mosaics, intricate paintings, or the finest stones mined from the Glittering Caves found in the deep gorges located within Toldan.
Citizens rode along the gold-lined white stone streets atop striking steeds covered in glittering armor and fine velvet or in gilded carriages pulled by various exotic animals. Such as the large cats with their shimmering, golden fur from the lush grasslands of Toldan or the massive horned Elki from the deep forests of Asrana.
The citizens of Nottinglot Square were all about image. There was not a beggar in sight or a poor peasant anywhere to be found. It was often referred to as the “City of Royals.”
And in this “City of Royals” lied not only the wealthy but the wicked, and it was the wicked that Mestra was hired to dispose of.Continue reading My Weekly Short Story: “All in a Day’s Work.”
My Weekly Short Story: PIL’s FIFTEENTH BIRTHDAY
Morning often arrived with the beckoning call of nature but on Pil’s fifteenth birthday the sound awakening her was something new and exciting; the hypnotic swish of the ocean.
Pil stretched beneath the sublime silk covers of her large bed cushioned with the softest feathers before standing, walking over to the deck of her sprawling bedroom. Her sleeveless silk white nightgown brushed against the perfectly polished wooden floor as she shuffled sleepily forward. She pushed aside the billowing white curtains that acted as the entrance to the wooden deck, breathing in deeply as the moist, warm air coated her bare skin. The unmistakable saltwater and fishy scent of the ocean greeted her instantly.Continue reading My Weekly Short Story: PIL’s FIFTEENTH BIRTHDAY
The First Look at the Newest Installment of My Series Is Here!
It’s been nearly five months since I brought out my first short novel. Now here’s a first look at what’s coming next in my series, The Women of Adalor.
Even though PIL was the first installment in my series I’ve been refining this story for a while and now it’s almost time for you all to see what I’ve been working on.
I’m so excited to share this story with you and I’m happy to announce this newest adventure will be arriving this FALL. I’ll be sharing more details in the coming weeks but for now, here’s ANNABELLE.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a tremendous day.
Here’s Another Update for My Series, The Women of Adalor
Early today I said that I was going to share an exciting first look at the newest installment in my series, The Women of Adalor, tomorrow. And as fun, as that is, these novels act as defining chapters to these characters’ journies. What if, however, when the story ends, we continue to get to know these characters?
I’m excited to share that I will be sharing weekly short stories featuring these tremendous characters from my current short novels or maybe even some upcoming ones. Like I said before, these installments in my series are such quick glimpses into these characters’ lives at a certain point in time that sometimes I want to share more details about them. And this seemed like the perfect way to do that.
This Friday, I will be sharing my first of these weekly short stories. It will, of course, feature the protagonist of my first short novel, Pil, in an enthralling brief chapter centered around her fifteenth birthday. I’m so excited to share this cute addition to her story with you this Friday.
Once again, I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.