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Proving the Traditional Publishing Industry Wrong

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I hope you'll help me in proving the traditional publishing industry wrong. Coming, this March, the book that Honor Before Heart, my historical romance was always meant to be, Honoring a Witch's Heart, now a historical fantasy about fae descendants living in America during the Civil War. And here is the cover reveal: When I had the original idea for this novel, I talked to my agent about it. They said it sounded like it would be a tough sell due to the dual genres of fantasy and historical. It would be too hard to sell to a publisher, they said. They convinced me to write it is as just a historical romance instead, removing all fantasy elements from it. Though it broke my heart, I did it. And they were able to sign it to a publisher. Unfortunately, the series sold poorly. I hold no ill will toward my agent, they advised me in the way they thought was best, and they had good intentions.  After several years, I finally got my right back and I have rewritten it to the way I always

Cover Reveal for Tiger Tracking

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The cover for the next novel in my Shifter Seeker series, Tiger Tracking, is here! Here is a bit about it: Releasing May of 2023. The children of Fenrir aren't the only shifters rising. Despite being a newly bitten werewolf, as the seeker of shifterkind, Sonya thought for a hot minute she'd come close to seeing it all. Until she came across Jin, a tiger shifter on the run from a gang of grizzly shifters. Taking him in will mean bringing a lot of heat onto her friends, but she can't turn away a supernatural in need of help.  Mixing canines and felines proves challenging when he meets her group of misfits--werewolves and coyote shifters--not to mention her boyfriend. And then there's the problem of her reaper best friend... But all those issues fall to the side as the Grizzly Gang descends on her found family in search of not just a rare tiger shifter, but this one in particular. Because it turns out, Jin has something they desperately want--something that might open a ga

Missing Indigenous Women

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One of the main plot threads in Coyote Calling deals with the disappearance of Indigenous (Native American) women, Diné (Navajo) in particular. And while this is a work of fiction about supernatural people, it is unfortunately based in truth when it comes to the devastating issue of the disappearance of Indigenous women. If you aren’t Indigenous, you probably haven’t heard of this issue before, most haven’t. But we all need to hear it, we need to listen, and we need to act. Here are a few places you can learn more: Indian Affairs – U.S. Department of the Interior Native Hope Native Women’s Wilderness KTIV.Com – Siouxland’s News Channel 

Holiday Hunting is Coming

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Looking for a spicy holiday read? Love urban fantasy based on Norse mythology with shifters? I have you covered.  Holiday Hunting is up for pre-order and releases in a few days! Grab it HERE . A bit about it: Sleighbells are ringing and the snow is falling in Hemlock Hollow, Montana, but Sonya Michaelson is off saving newly bitten werewolves from losing their minds during their first change.  That is until she has to prepare the house for the visit of the werewolf parents of her hot professor boyfriend. Between that and holiday shopping with her best friend, the reaper of shifterkind, she will have her hands full.  Can she pull off the perfect, Jólabókaflóðið, the Icelandic tradition of gifting books, for her boyfriend and his Icelandic parents, or will all her careful plans unravel?  A few of you may have read the short story I had published last November in volume 1 of the Magic Beneath the Mistletoe anthology titled Dared & Decorated. If you did, and enjoyed it, you are in for

Come Chat With Me!

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Come chat with author Lizzy Gayle and me live tonight on Tiktok! 4 PM Pacific Time, 7 PM Eastern Time. We'll be chatting about all the books we plan to read this November, and books releasing that we're excited about--this one in particular, Tales of Fire & Frost, a Mystic Owl Anthology! This anthology is packed with spicy holiday and winter stories that are guaranteed to keep you warm. Some of our favorite authors have stories in this so we are crazy excited! It releases around the 24th. Here is a list of the authors in the anthology: Leslie O'Sullivan A.N. Payton Erin Fulmer Lilla Glass Mabry Blackburn Joanna Morgan S.C. Grayson Lily Riley R. Lee

Coming This December: A Shifter Seeker Novella

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A few of you may have read the short story I had published last November in volume 1 of the Magic Beneath the Mistletoe anthology titled Dared & Decorated. If you did, and enjoyed it, you are in for a treat. If you didn't read it and love holiday themed stories featuring your favorite characters, then you are in for a treat too! After the publisher gave our rights to our stories back, I rewrote the short, doubling it's length and turning it into a novella! That novella, now titled Holiday Hunting, will be releasing at the end of this November! Here is a bit about it: Sleighbells are ringing and the snow is falling in Hemlock Hollow, Montana, but Sonya Michaelson is off saving newly bitten werewolves from losing their minds during their first change.  That is until she has to prepare the house for the visit of the werewolf parents of her hot professor boyfriend. Between that and holiday shopping with her best friend, the reaper of shifterkind, she will have her hands full. 

Recommended Reading Order

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The recommended reading order for my books is as follows (and I really do recommend reading them in order because of timelines and world building elements): The Children of Fenrir Series: Bitten & Beholden Clawed & Cornered (though it is a prequel novella to B&B, it will be more impactful once you know the characters ;)  Tempered & Turned Bared & Betrayed Holiday Hunting (novella Coming this November!) The Shifter Seeker Series: Raven Rousting (novella) Coyote Calling I also have a YA urban fantasy series! Channeler Series: The Secret of Spruce Knoll Channeler's Choice Rise of a Rector To Ride a Puca If you've read any of my books, I would be eternally greatful for a review on Amazon or other retail sites. Reviews help an author so, so much! Short and sweet is all that's needed. Truly, a sentence or two is fantastic. Anything under fifty reviews means I can't advertise with certain advertisers who can really help sales. :(