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Mind. Blown.

My mind is absolutely blown that Brandon Sanderson has raised over $20 million on Kickstarter and 12,698 people have paid $500 for four books (hardcover, ebook, and audio) and 8 book boxes. Mind. Blown. Meanwhile, I'm launching my own Kickstarter later this month (I...

Achievements Unlocked! And Book Drop!

I hit a milestone overnight! Bound by Bloodsong has over 250 pre-orders! That's way more than I've had on any of my books, and it's a HUGE deal! I mean, I very rarely pre-order books, but when I do, it's because I absolutely love a book or an author, so thank you guys...

News!

First up, it's like I remembered I have a website! lol I seriously need to get better at updating this thing. It's been almost a year, and I had a new book release over the summer! And I have a new release this month! It's sort of a prequel to A Void of Magic, but...

The Shadow Reader is a Barnes & Noble FREE eBOOK FAVORITES this week!

    I love it when my books get extra attention from a retailer. The Shadow Reader is a Barnes & Noble's FREE eBOOK FAVORITES this week! Yes, that means you can read it for free. (Psst: you can also find it free everywhere else this week!) If you know...

I Don’t Like Dystopian Novels

It took me forever to read The Hunger Games. I checked it out from the library probably three or four times. I'd read the first page or two, get bored or distressed, and set it down. Little did I know I needed to make it to page ten to get hooked. lol But The Hunger...

Shades of Allegiance and Fast Reader

Shades of Allegiance is here! Finally! It's only been four years, two months, and twenty-two days since my last book, but let's not dwell on that. Let's celebrate the fact that Ash and Rip are back, and they are freaking awesome in this book. You should read. One of...

A Deleted Scene and 11 Days to go

A deleted scene! This was going to be the opening scene to Shades of Allegiance. I wrote it years ago, and it stayed in the book all the through beta readings and even went to my editor. I like the scene, but it didn't set up the book quite right, and after some deep...

Blueberry Muffins

Forgive me for a post that's totally unrelated to writing. My boys are in 4th grade. They're allowed to bring a snack to school. A few years ago, I started making blueberry muffins to send with them. I figured making them myself was better than buying them, and...

Should I write more Science Fiction? Or get back to Urban Fantasy?

54 days until Shades of Allegiance! I can't wait for you guys to read this. I think it might be your favorite Shades book! I love so much about it. I'm still waiting on a few last comments from my editor, then it's on to the copy editor, then proofreading, then I have...

100 Days of Writing!

I've written for at least 30 minutes for 100 days in a row. That's a HUGE accomplishment for me! My brain is so easily distracted, and when Covid hit, all my extra brain cells were diving down every rabbit hole looking for updates and answers and research and what...

Goodreads and New Book Love

Man, I love GoodReads. A lot of authors don't. A lot of them just don't understand the point of the site, but I do. I get that it's a personal library, a documentation of what readers have read and how they feel about stories. The whole point of it is to collect their...

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The Writing is Going Better

I finished (for the third time) one of my favorite chapters from Shades of Treason. My hero and heroine are together and alone, and they've just been through hell. Always a fun moment, right? The rest of the book should move faster. I had to work out a lot of...

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The Sharpest Blade is in France!

Say hello to my newest foreign cover - Sidhe 3: Double Vue. French covers are pretty awesome, don't you think? The book has actually been out for a few weeks. I just learned it had sold to France a couple weeks before that. Special thanks to Melliane, who asked me for...

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McKenzie Lewis takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

I should have had Aren fissure me to some place hot, like Florida or Texas. The cool Colorado air will make this challenge worse than it needs to be, but my clothes – and everything from my normal life – are here at Naito’s house. I’m not worried about being cold,...

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Real Life Stuff

(Please excuse me for this non-writing related post. Sometimes, I just need to write my thoughts out.) My husband and I are evaluating preschools/daycares for our boys again. The school they're currently in, a school which we love and can afford pretty well, has a...

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New Favorite TV Show: JUSTIFIED

I'm super picky about TV and movies. It's hard for me to sit through a two hour show, and even one hour or thirty minute shows have a difficult time catching my attention. This last year, though, we stumbled across the TV superhero show, ARROW, on Netflix. It was...

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Killing Darlings Means You Get a Deleted Scene

 I love the internet. It makes it easier to delete scenes from my books because they don't have to be permanently gone. I'm deleting the scene below from my WIP. It's not a bad scene. I kind of like it, actually, because it shows the type of person Rykus is. But I'm...

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Back from the 2014 RWA National Conference

I flew to San Antonio last week for my very first RWA National Conference. It was awesome. It was packed with authors who love and write romance. The workshops were phenomenal, and so were the keynote speakers. I left San Antonio exhausted, but rejuvenated, too. I...

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