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What’s next? I have no idea!

Okay, I have a small idea, but I’ve discovered in the last couple years that I’m easily distracted. Does that come from getting older? Possibly. I have way more stuff floating around my brain today than I did twenty years ago. Or is it because I’ve released my creative muse and allowed it to run wild? As a child and young adult, I kept it under a tight reign…for all the reasons that peer pressure dictated. Now I think I’m too old to care.

“Oh! Sunshine after three days of rain! I’ll be right back.”

OMG, here I am distracted by my own babbling. I always assumed I was pretty focused, able to stay on task, and get stuff accomplished. It’s worked out really well for me in my day job.

“Someone’s making coffee…mmmm. Be right back.”

So, I’ve finished the first draft of Sentinel’s Rise, the story of Darian’s Sentinel and the end of the world as we know it. Or better known as Seraphina, Part I. I love this story. Darian finally fills the gap in his fate and becomes the Watcher he was meant to be. Okay, maybe not. His Sentinel forces him to reevaluate everything, but together they become more than either believed they could.

My amazing artist has once again captured my characters as only she can. My cover for Sentinel’s Rise:

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With a sense of satisfaction, I moved on to book 2. I was soaring through a chapter about Darian’s next fight with Seraphina (I mean a pack of demons), and found my mind wandering  into a totally different story that had nothing to do with the Council of Light or demonic overlords.  I looked down at what I just typed and said, “Where the hell did that come from?” So, rather than destroy Darian’s adventures with his Sentinel, I set it aside.  A month later, I have a new set of characters, with new villains posing as allies and friends who behave more like enemies.

“Damn, I think the dogs are digging for gold. Be right back.”

My newest book is called Magister’s Bane. I had to look up that word Bane. I’ve heard it used in context so many times, but had no idea what it really meant. I chuckled at the appropriateness of my selection. AJ, my main character, quickly becomes a pain the Magister’s ass. And not just the Magister’s, but her supposed new friends, allies, and enemies. I can’t wait to send my cover ideas to Alex and see the masterpiece she gives me back.

So, now for the hard part. Back to Seraphina, Part II or follow AJ’s path down the road to vampire hunter? Decisions…. I’ll try not to do both at the same time.

Sentinel Security-A continuation or new beginning?

One of my recent posts mentioned two different concepts for future books – continue following Darian’s life in the early 1830’s or moving forward to the present when he’s finally joined with his Sentinel. I’m unable to choose. Which means I’ll continue working on both.

With that said, my amazingly talented artist has created the cover for Darian’s next book, Sentinel Security. The manuscript itself is about 2/3 done, and I’m hoping for an early spring release date.

Enjoy a small taste of what’s to come!

Evil doesn’t wait for anyone, least of all for mankind to grieve and rebuild.

Darian digs in and devotes all his time to his new security company. Like everyone else he knows, he’s trying to bury the pain and guilt of his failures. At every turn, he sees the faces of the men he led into battle – including the ones he couldn’t protect.

An assassination attempt on his most important client pulls him even deeper into the past, threatening to undo everything he and the Council of Light achieved with their sacrifices. When Darian reveals the mastermind behind the attempted murder, it’s the springboard to uncovering more secrets. Betrayals rise to the surface like oozing sores, uncovering former allies as enemies and unwitting associates as key players in the fight against the demon Overlords.

Darian can’t walk away from everything he knows and has seen, no matter how much he wishes he could.

The Council has no choice but to lend its trust to the untrustworthy, because the alternative is unthinkable. This time, death isn’t promised. An eternity of pain and torture is the reward.
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More Historical Fantasy or New Urban/Post-Apocalypse Fantasy?

Hello, fellow fantasy book lovers!

I’ve been quiet for the last few weeks, but mostly because I’ve also been really busy. I loved having a bit of closure on the Light in the Darkness Series. While it’s the end of that chapter of their lives, the Overlords will never be finished.

My dilemma – I’m at an impasse on where to go next. So, I’m reaching out to my fans. Read on to find out what I’m working on, then by-all-means provide me with your opinions! I have two new series in the works. Tell me which you would prefer to read.

Sentinel Security – Historical Fantasy

The first picks up right where we left Darian and the Council at the end of the Light in the Darkness Series, in the 1820’s. The Sentinel Security Series is about Darian’s new security company introduced in Light’s Fall. His severely reduced team of scouts is tasked with removing the demon-possessed hierarchy within the European governments, through his new partnership with Krieg, the Archduke of Austria’s security captain. They realize they cannot eradicate the necrolords, because doing so would destroy Europe’s stability. Kal’Gara was successful in integrating his demons into even the largest governments. If they continue down their path, they would finish Kal’Gara’s work for him.

They must come up with new a plan and reach out to a former enemy to avoid the very thing they sacrificed everything to prevent – the destruction of civilization.

I can’t think of a name for the second series, but it’s definitely Urban Fantasy-Post Apocalyptic

The second series, which is farther along than Sentinel Security, takes place in the present day. Darian is finally united with his Sentinel, but the price is high and one he was reluctant to pay. The three remaining Overlords enact a plan to once again dominate humanity, only this time they are successful. The Council blames themselves for not anticipating the attack, but the Overlords went to great lengths, and nearly two hundred years of planning, to ensure they were not discovered.

Now, the new Sentinel, Seraphina, is thrown into a fight against an army of demons in a war she knew nothing about. She’s forced to set aside the grief for her family and community to accept the role as a warrior against evil. The overwhelming expectations from Darian and the Council nearly break her, but she’s quickly emerged in the reasons why she must not fail.

Which one to publish first??

I’m about halfway done with the first book of the Sentinel Security Series, called The Assassin. I love where it’s going and am anxious to move forward with it. It’s still fantasy. (obviously! I can’t remove the Council’s magic now.) But it has a little bit of mystery feel as Darian’s team attempts to find out the identity of the would-be assassin to the Archduke. When they think they’ve figured out, Shar’Asur shows up, tossing all their theories out the window.

The second draft of book 1 in the Urban Fantasy series is complete. I’m still trying to decide on titles, both for the books and the series. But I’ve yet to think of something wonderful and/or unique. For the time being, it’s Seraphina Part 1 and Seraphina Part 2. Yes, rather than spending time thinking of titles, I moved on to book 2.

Putting Seraphina Part 1 onto to paper was quick and painless. I love the story and being able to finally connect Darian with his Sentinel was extremely satisfying. Part 2 has been a little more difficult. They’ve learned a lot about one another and not all of it is good. Their task is to find the surviving humans, provide a somewhat safe environment for them and attempt to restore some of the technology they once enjoyed. They quickly realize that all of those tasks are nearly impossible for their small group. Just when they think they find some semblance of a plan….You guessed it, an Overlord shows up. But not just any Overlord. For those of you who read Light’s Rise, remember the demon who was imprisoned in the book that almost possessed Darian? He’s back and cares nothing for the lives of the remaining humans. He’s also more powerful than any of the previous Overlords.

Sooo….which would you prefer to read first? Continue Darian’s story in the 1820’s or jump forward to the Urban – Post Apocalypse?

I really want to hear your thoughts and opinions!

Light’s Fall is live!

Light’s Fall-Book 3 in the Light in the Darkness Series is now live!

The Seer returns from her demon-induced coma. The Warriors and Scouts have doubled in number. The Runemaster gains an apprentice to help create the wards that protect them all. But will it be enough to overcome the treachery the Overlords have meticulously planned for the last two decades?
Will the Council see the defeat of their greatest enemies or will humanity fall?

Amazon.USA     Amazon.UK     Amazon.Canada     Amazon.Europe     Amazon.Australia

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Book 3 – Light in the Darkness Series

It’s almost time!

One more day before Light’s Fall is released on Amazon. I’m excited and relieved, along with somewhat apprehensive. But is it okay to also be sad? It’s the end of an era for Darian and the Council of Light. While I’ve already started on the next series, it won’t feel the same as my very first book.

Thank you to each and everyone of you who have enjoyed the ride from the beginning. You’re the best!

Pre-Order Light’s Fall

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Book 3 – Light in the Darkness Series

Pre-release bargain!

Light’s Rise-Book 1 (Kindle edition) will be on sale for $0.99, July 12-19, in anticipation of the release of the final book in the series. If you haven’t started the journey into the Council’s fight with the demonic Overlords, now’s your chance.

Light’s Fall-Book 3 will be live on Amazon July 20.

Amazon US – Buy Light’s Rise Now

Amazon UK – Buy Light’s Rise Now

Amazon CA – Buy Light’s Rise Now

Amazon AU – Buy Light’s Rise Now

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Book 1 – Light in the Darkness Series

So, it’s been a while.

I know, I’ve been really quiet for the last month or so. I’ve had a few people ask, “What’s next?” “When do we get our next book?” and “How long is it going take you to write Adalina’s novella?”

I have answers! Light’s Fall-Book 3 in the Light in the Darkness Series will be released in July 2018. I’m excited about this book. It brings closure to so much of the story, but it also leaves me in a good place to write the tale that inspired it all.

Only a handful of people have met Seraphina, but she’s the reason we dove into Darian’s past. As of today, I’m three chapters from finishing the first book in her trilogy. I love her story, and I can’t wait to share it with you.

As for Adalina’s novella…I haven’t started it. Her beginning is still tumbling around in my head, but I hope to get it on paper this summer. Hers will be a wild ride, but I wouldn’t expect anything less from the Amazon warrior.

Last but not least, if you haven’t picked up the first novella, Light’s Dawn, make sure you do. It will always be $0.99, unless I do a giveaway or free promotion. As always, if you like the book, leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads.

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