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Truth Behind the Fiction

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While the Republic of Gilead from a Handmaid's Tale was fictional, the author based it off events that have already happened to women ~and may happen again if we aren't careful.   In the novel, it all begins with the slow but steady stripping away of the rights of women and the LGBTQ+ community. From there it escalates into a full blown takeover and restructuring of the government to embrace a utalitarian type of patriarchy where women are seen and not heard, used and not cherished, and to be LGBTQ+ is to invite mutilation at best and death at worst.  Sound far-fetched? Sadly, it is all based on real events and several countries are still frightfully close to this type of patriarchial rule. Some practice female genital mutilation for the sake of oppression, don't allow women to drive, to vote, play sports, or publish books. These atrocities are currently happening to women, they are not science fiction, or dystopian novel concepts, they are real. Is it possible the United

Raven Rousting Has Released!

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Love Norse mythology, shifters, magic, and mayhem? I've got you covered.  Raven Rousting , the novella in my new Shifter Seeker series, has released! I still have a few spots on my review team, so if you are willing to leave a review on retail sites (Amazon in particular), you can join and receive the ebook for free! To join CLICK HERE. Here is a bit about it: Being the seeker of newly bitten, yet to turn werewolves, losing their battle with madness didn’t come with a manual. At least none that Sonya Michaelson, the first seeker in three hundred years, is given access to. It's apparently her Norse goddess bestowed mission to help the troubled werewolves in danger of losing their battle with madness and becoming mindless killers before their first shift. But how she's supposed to find them, she has no clue. It's not exactly something people blast on social media. So, fed up and out of options, she turns to a Norse witch. But after a trip to the astral plane and a weird r

Bared & Betrayed Needs You!

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I am super honored to announce that my novel Bared & Betrayed is a finalist for the InD'Tale Magazing Rone awards in the Paranormal Long catagory. To win, it needs your vote! It is a few steps, but I promise it's easy. You do have to register with the site, but don't worry, they never spam you. All they do is send a monthly book newsletter talking about the latest book releases, and giving reviews on them. I've been a member for years and I love it. Also, voting is THIS WEEK ONLY for this catagory! Here is how to vote: 1. Click the Login button in the upper right-hand side of the page. In put your email and chosen password. Click I Want to Create an Account.  2. On the upper right-hand side, hover over the RONE'S/CONTESTS tab, from the dropdown click on the 2022 Rone Award Reader Voting.   3. Scroll down to the paranormal long catagory in WEEK 3:   (April 25th - May 1st). At the bottom of the list, click (Click Here to Vote for Week 3 Entries) .  4. Click on t

Happy Earth Day

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You might not know this, but I am a huge champion of the environment and preservation of endangered species. Not the oil rig blowing up kind (because I'm not crazy and I have a brain) but the living as green a life as possible and donating to great environmental and preservation causes whenever I can kind.  In fact, if you read between the lines in my books, and look deep into the plot threads, you'll find subtle hints of environmentalism and earth stewardship in almost every one of them.  I'm always looking for ways to live a greener life and reduce the size of my own negative impact on the world creating largely by our consumerism nature of using products that aren't recyclable, reusable, or biodegradable. Did you know that even if you recycle, a huge amount of the plastic people recycle is never actually recycled? Sad, but true. It just costs too much. So I try to use products that don't come in plastic containers. To name just a few: I use Bite toothpaste that c

Auction for Ukraine Relief Efforts

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Mark your calendar for this Thursday, March 10th ! The City Owl Press #StandWithUkraine auction is happening that day on Facebook! Up for auction: Signed books, critiques, edits, swag, merchandise, and amazing gifts and experiences donated by our City Owl authors and editors. I will be offering up for auction a special box filled with my signed books, swag, a plush wolf, and a Fenrir necklace.  Also,  City Owl Press  will be donating all proceeds for the month of March from books purchased from their website to support the Ukrainian people. I hope you'll visit their website, click that  Shop button , and grab yourself and/or your friends a few books. Then come join me Thursday on Facebook for the big auction! 

City Owl Auction for the Ukraine Coming Up!

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My friends, collegues, people I consider family in every way that matters, are going through something unimaginable with the attacks on the Ukraine. One of the founding mothers of the press I am published with was born in the Ukraine. And my publisher's book cover designers, the outstanding Miblart , are based in the Ukraine. But they aren't standing idly by, and neither am I.  City Owl Press will be donating all proceeds for the month of March from books purchased from their website to support the Ukrainian people. I hope you'll visit their website, click that Shop button , and grab yourself and/or your friends a few books.  On top of that, to raise additional funds, City Owl will be doing an auction of signed books and publishing related services. You'll be able to bid on signed paperbacks, critiques, edits, swag, merchandise, and amazing gifts and experiences donated by our City Owl authors and editors. I will be offering up for auction a special box filled with my

What Are You Reading?

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 It's that time again! Friday! Woo hoo! What do you have lined up to read this weekend? On my list are: I'm just finishing up Love at 20,000 Leagues by the amazing Lizzy Gayle, and am loving it! Trapped 20,000 leagues under the sea during a test run, a woman engineer (girl power!) with aquaphobia (how much would that suck?!) must figure out why the underwater luxury hotel is malfunctioning before the AI robot staff end up killing all the guests! It is fun, exciting, and sexy.  Next up is A Conjuring of Ravens by Azalea Ellis. I read the sample and was immediately sucked in. A bit about it from the description: "Siobhan has just been banned from the country's only magical university. As the unwitting accomplice to the theft of a priceless magical artifact, she has suddenly become a wanted criminal. There are fates worse than death, and if caught, she will face them. Unwilling to give up on her dream of becoming the world's most powerful sorcerer, she resolves to d

New Year & Free eBooks

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Happy New Year! It feels like it has been an eternity in coming, but it's finally here. And with it, good things are following.   Would you love to get my books for FREE?  Of course you would! Well, you're in luck. I'm putting together a very special, very elite team of readers who will receive an eBook copy of my latest releases for FREE! All you have to do in return is leave a review on Amazon.  Why would I do such a thing?  Because reviews make an author's world go around. They determine whether or not a retailer will advertise them more, recommend them, and place them better on their sites, which all deeply affects sales. Which is why I need your help! How it works:  I will "gift" the ebook to reviewers who sign up below directly through either Amazon or Barnes & Noble (sorry, iPhone peeps, I don't have an iPhone and the big Apple won't allow me to purchase their products without one that I have figured out).  I hope to count you as one of my t