Friday, August 4, 2017

Why the Hawthorn Witches Novella series is ending

Mostly because the books were getting difficult to condense into novella form, though I know some people have enjoyed their brevity. Some avid readers were completing them in a single day between bus commutes to and from work, which is wonderful, but the mounting conflicts, obstacles, and drama that Annie, Gates, Charlie, Vince, and others are facing just can't be contained in less than 40,000 words anymore.

All future works set in the Hawthorn Universe will be novel length.  I thought I would be done with novella #9 by now, but the story just keeps going.  (It may not technically be a "novella" by the time I'm done.  Shh!  Don't tell anyone!)

I don't have any outlined right now, but I've toyed with giving Kendra a novel or two focusing on her earlier years with the werewolves, Camille, Stark, and (of course) Charlie.  I've thought about writing one that focuses on Annie and Gates after this series.  I've thought about giving the whole of Abramstown its own series... Wait, you don't know about Abramstown?  Stay tuned for novellas #8 and #9, then. ;)

I've been at my keyboard so much these last few weeks that I completely missed a couple of new releases, so here they are:

~ Now Available ~

Happy reading,

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sirens & Sage is Done

I finished writing Sirens & Sage, the 8th novella in the Hawthorn Witches series.  I stayed up late last night writing it, much to the chagrin of my husband (thank you, dear, for putting up with my late nights and extensive pre-sleep routine).  But now it's done, and I have submitted the pre-order.

This one came in at more than 36k words, which is longer than average for the series.  It is an important book in Gates and Annie's journeys, though, so I wanted to take the time to do it right.

I'll update with a link here when the pre-order goes live.

Happy reading,

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Ghosts & Gardenia - Pre-Order is up!

The 7th book in the Hawthorn Witches series is now up for pre-order on Amazon.  Check back soon for Nook, Apple, Kobo, Google Play, and others.

The release date will probably be in early July when all is said and done.

Happy Reading,

Friday, April 7, 2017

Return of the Traveler - Pre-Order is Up!

We have a final-ish draft, fans.  I submitted the files, and the pre-order page is up on Amazon.  It says the release date is in July, but that will probably be moved up to sometime in May as the final-ish draft hits FINAL status.

Check back soon for pre-orders on Nook, Apple, Kobo, Google, and the other usual suspects.

Happy Reading!


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Hawthorn Witches #7: Ghosts & Gardenia

Dropping in late tonight to share the latest draft cover.  This is for the one I'm currently writing.  :)

Happy Reading,

Sunday, March 5, 2017

The Next Waldgrave Book is Done!

Last night I wrote the final chapter in the next Waldgrave novel.  I've blogged about why this has taken me so long before, but suffice it to say that this was a difficult book to complete.  It clocked in at just over 80,000 words and most of the fan favorite characters made a return.

Most of this book takes place on the other side.  Yes, I do have plans to continue the series.  A draft cover is below.

Beta readers, your email will be arriving soon.  :)

Happy Reading,

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Hawthorn Witches are Now on Nook, Google Play, Kobo...

...and others.

If you're one of the readers who wrote me asking when the Hawthorn Witches would be available anywhere other than Amazon, all six novellas are coming soon!  I'll put the links up on my books page as they go live, so check back.

 Happy Reading,

P.S. I'm participating in this multi-author sale this weekend--swing through and check out the deals if you're looking for your next great read!