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The Dark Collections are Live!

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Both books in the Dark Collections series are now live on Amazon! As always, both books have new release pricing at $0.99 for regular readers of my work. It’s for a limited time, so don’t hesitate too long. What’s in these dark goodies?

The Ways We End: Six Tales of Doom is me dipping into that deep, dark well and then plunging down to the bottom to find the monsters that lurk in the bottom. Yeah, it’s titled appropriately. This is a collection about the ways we end…as people, as a species, as a world.

Three of the tales are brand new, including Cottage of Hunger (which my VIP list got to read in first draft format as a sneaky peeky), The Mountains of Five, and The Bridge. Three others were originally published in anthologies, but have been re-imagined without word limits (and sometimes totally changed), including The Mergans, Rock or Shell, and A Mother So Beautiful. 

And Then Begin Again: Six Tales of Hope is me swimming back up to see the light that always shines after the darkest of nights. I’m not saying these are all roses and puppies sliding down rainbows, because they wouldn’t be my writing if they were. But each one of these tales focuses on that coming dawn, no matter how dark the night. There is love, determination, strength. And always…there is hope.

Inside this volume are six tales, including Sedge (a novella of Love, New Worlds, and Freedom), The Mirroring, Life/Time in the New World, Unnatural, Yankari, and Lulu Ad Infinitum. And like the first volume, those tales from the anthologies have been re-imagined without word limits.

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As always, I appreciate every single review, so if you feel like doing so, I’ll love you from afar! Also, I’ve put the books into Kindle Unlimited so that those using that service can get the books too. Paperbacks are out already and they should link up with the ebooks within a few days, but a search on Amazon should bring up both versions if that’s your preference.

Until next time! Happy Reading!

Between Life and Death World – Freebies and Sale!

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Just in case you’ve missed reading this series, I’m putting the first book free for a few days and discounting the second one to $0.99. Yep, doing it. AND, as a huge favor to me, Logan Snyder is putting his wonderful book set in the Between Life and Death World FREE for a few days. How much do I love this book? Yeah, I love it. The free period is now till 6 December and the discount is available for a few days only (then it goes to $1.99, then back to $2.99).

The Deets:

Between Life and Death: The In-Betweener

Get it HERE.

Emily is alone. Two years after the end of the world, she talks to herself and smashes heads with her favorite sledgehammer. This is not the life she imagined for herself as her eighteenth birthday rolls past.

It’s time for her to look beyond her safe, little hiding place to the world beyond. The madness of the apocalypse is ending, the dangerous in-betweeners – those no longer quite human, but not yet dead – are few and far between. The deaders that cover the world are going still, their senses dulled by time and the elements.

The problem is that there are no people…none. Emily has found not a single living human when she’s dared to step outside her safe-zone.

As Emily weighs the heavy cost of surviving alone and begins to accept the inevitable, everything changes once again. One of the deaders at her gate turns out not to be a deader at all. He’s an in-betweener different from any other she has seen before, and he carries a message. If Emily has the courage to step beyond her gate and the skills to survive a perilous trip in a dead world, she might just have a chance at life…a life with humans…after all.

Between Life and Death: Forever Between

Get it HERE.

Will be on Kindle Countdown from 3-6 December. $0.99 for the first couple of days, last day at $1.99.

The last time Veronica checked, the world outside was still dead…and still covered by the sort-of-undead remnants of humanity. That was this morning. Now, she has to run that gauntlet to try and save Emily, just as Emily once saved her.

Four years ago the world was destroyed by medical nanites gone awry, leaving humanity divided into three groups: the living, deaders, and the horrific in-betweeners. Emily’s only hope for a cure lies eighty miles away at a military hospital where nanite treatments were once given, and she’s running out of time. Between Veronica and that hospital is a world of flesh-eating monsters and possibly something even worse…humans. If Veronica fails to get there, Emily will be trapped forever between life and death.

Between Kings and Carnage by Logan Snyder

Get it HERE.

If you loved the Between world, then this book is for you! Logan Snyder (who wrote my favorite SF serial ever, Violet) blew me away when he created a whole new facet of the Between world and populated the Pacific Northwest with amazing characters facing the nanite apocalypse. He has also very graciously put the volume for free for a few days so that Between Readers can get it for nothing. Since this is a stand alone novel and not a series (and it’s a big, lovely book), this is a great thing.

“A dark, awesome, beautiful addition to the BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH series!” — Ann Christy

Squire has ridden with the Thunder Kings since the beginning of the end. Together they’ve survived everything the apocalypse has thrown at them, but after five long years a new threat is rising. This enemy is deadlier and more determined than any they’ve faced before, and only a strange, stuttering girl may hold the answer to their identity. Can the Kings get ahead of the threat facing them, or has their reign finally reached its end? The answer lies within the pages of this thrilling companion novel to Ann Christy’s BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH series.

Dark Beyond the Stars: A Planet Too Far – On Sale $0.99

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These anthologies go on sale so rarely that I have to share. Yes, I’m in this one! It has my story, The Mergens, which I loved writing. The sale is on Amazon here.

Aside from little old me, there are some great names in this anthology and the stories were nothing short of amazing. I enjoyed this one very much as a reader too!

As a matter of fact, I loved these characters so much, I did bad art of them! This is just a snap taken with my phone (complete with huge shadow from me standing there!). The real one is quite colorful. I’m seeking a way of scanning them in since they are larger than regular paper-sized.

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The Doomsday Chronicles and A Planet Too Far – Live and Kicking!

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The Doomsday Chronicles &

A Planet Too Far

That’s right! They’ve both been released and they both have stories by yours truly in them. Combine a whoooyah and an evil cackle and you’ve just got the sound I make when I think of the stories I wrote for these volumes.

First – and arguably most important – these books have the new release launch pricing for a day or so more. That’s it, then they go up to $5.99 or whatever and we all pay too much. Don’t be that person. Right now they are $0.99 and I think there might be a stop at $1.99 or something planned (but don’t hold me to that since I don’t control these). So, anyway…go get them here: Doomsday on Amazon and Planet on Amazon.

The Doomsday Chronicles

In case you haven’t heard of it yet, it’s being talked about as the best of the Chronicles to date. That’s saying something since they’ve all been stellar. And yes, somehow I got in there. 🙂 Actually, my story is the first one in the book and it’s very deceptively titled, A Mother So Beautiful.

I really pulled out all the stops on this and I’ve been told it’s my best work to date. That’s nice, but it does make me look at my other work with a side-eye. I want those to be best…(never satisfied).

We get author review copies before it’s published and I literally didn’t write a single word once I cracked it. I powered through it and stayed up way too late reading. Every single story in there is just amazing. And it’s not all just doom in the traditional sense. You’ve got every kind of doom, even transformational doom. I admit it, I cried a little.

A Planet Too Far

This is the second in the Beyond the Stars series of anthologies. The first one, Dark Beyond the Stars, sort of shot to national attention and this volume simply makes that one look tame. It’s so very, very good. I powered through this one too, squeaking out “OMG” once in a while and eating chips like a hamster on crack. It was that good.

And yes, I have a story in it too. Totally out of my lane, it’s a genre-non-conforming piece that is part space opera, part dystopia, part post-apocalyptic scifi…and all creepy. It’s called The Mergans. And yes, there might be some cultural commentary hidden inside the pew pew of laser cannons.

I really want to see more reviews on this one and find out what people thought. I’m hovering over them like a bowl of M&Ms I’m not allowed to eat.

And this is the end…

…of my anthology schedule, that is. I’m not slated to be in any more of them. For the first time in two years, I don’t have a story under deadline with the requirement that I stretch my brain and go outside my box. It’s quite liberating, but also a little saddening. I’ve enjoyed doing the anthologies so very much.

That said, I did get a story request from a literary magazine that I enjoy reading, which is supah exciting. I’m working on that now. They have much stricter word counts, so I’m going to need to work extra hard to make each word count. Once I get that in and the contracts signed and all that, then I’ll let you all know what magazine and issue it will be. Until it happens, it ain’t real. 🙂

I’ve got some fairly big news coming up…including a cover reveal for a certain sequel people have been after me to get finished. Official cover reveal is on April 8th, so check back here for the eyeball feast. That book will be released in May. ::squee::

Also, Logan Snyder has completed Between Kings and Carnage! It takes place in the Between Life and Death world…but in a new location with a whole new cast of characters. Can you believe it? I’m dying to read the finished product. It’s a nice long one too, about the size of Between Life and Death, book three, so no shorties involved. It’s in edit club right now, so he’s wrestling with words to make them perfect. When he gets a cover, I’ll be showing that bad boy off!

I’m going to try and talk him into letting me get ARCs to readers of my series, so keep your fingers crossed that he says yes to that.

Huge, Ginormous SciFi and Fantasy Promo

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That’s right, it’s the monthly giant promo from Patty’s place. This month the focus is on Kindle Unlimited books as well as Kobo free books. Every month there’s a different focus…sometimes sales, sometimes new releases, sometimes completed series, or box sets. Since it is different every month, it’s always worth seeing. Just click the link to get to Patty’s place.

So many covers to peruse (and drool over if you’re me), all conveniently arranged by genre so you can find what you want. I’m starting to love these kinds of promos…I find so much to read!

The Book of Sam is Live!!! $0.99 for new release!

TheBookOfSam500x750That’s right! The Book of Sam has been published! You can get it on Amazon, but the paperback should be available at Barnes and Noble soon, too.

For a few days, I’ll have the price at $0.99 so regular readers can get it cheap. After that, it goes up to normal, so if you’re wanting to read it, don’t wait too long to pick it up.

Yes, yes, I know I’ve been a total slacker at updating this blog lately, but I’ve been super busy. We now have a vibrant and energetic four year old living in the house and it’s been keeping me busier than I thought possible.

Still, I’m going to get better at updates. Promise!

Back to Sam – As surprising as it was to get so much reader email about Sam, I knew he had to be first up at bat for the Between Life and Death: Origins series. That he connected with readers so deeply, given his brief role in the first book, The In-Betweener, was gratifying. I think it also says a lot about people. Readers fell in love with the nice guy.

Until next time, Happy Reading!

Last FREE Day for The In-Betweener and $0.99 on Forever Between

Between Life and Death Sale on Amazon

Today is the last day for the big sale run on the first two books of the Between Life and Death series! The In-Betweener is free and Forever Between is just $0.99.

Also, PePr, Inc. is still free on Amazon’s US store, and will hopefully become free on all the other Amazon stores (UK, CA, etc) as time goes on.

Two Free Books Today – Future Chronicles Week Sale

PePr, Inc. Free on Amazon

 

First up: PePr, Inc. is FREE in Amazon…and on iTunes…and on Google Play…and everywhere else I could think of. So, yay!!!

This is my story from the first of the Future Chronicles series, The Robot Chronicles. And since this is Future Chronicles week, this is a good thing. Also, Posthumous is still $0.99 on Amazon. This novella (20K words) is being reported to me as a total tearjerker, so I wouldn’t read it in public. 🙂

In-Betweener Free on Amazon

 

And second? Whoot! The In-Betweener is free on Amazon from 12-16 August and to go with it, I’ve made Forever Between just $0.99 for the same time period. For those of us who loved my Silo 49 series, or are fans of Strikers, but never dipped your toe into the Between Life and Death world, this is your chance to do it.

The In-Betweener is free on April 11th and 12th

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Yep, you read that title right. I’ve put The In-Betweener free for a couple of days! Aside from my perma-free (Silo 49: Going Dark), I almost never do free days. I think the last time was well over a year ago, but I decided to just go for it. If you want to read this series but haven’t yet, or are on the fence about it, well, there’s no more reason to delay. Go ahead and grab it up!

Yankari – What’s this now? Thoughts?

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Yankari has been out for almost a week and has great reviews, so thank you to those who took the time to write one! I appreciate it hugely.

Now, I wonder, what’s up in the future for the Talking Earth universe.

Originally, I wrote Yankari as a simple short story for an anthology for charity. It’s going into that, for sure, but it’s really way too long to be a short story. In terms of strict word count, it’s a novella or novelette.

That aside, it was meant to be a stand-alone. No follow ups, no new series, nothing like that.

But so far, almost everyone has either commented in their review – or flat out written and told me via email – that they either want or expect this to be a series. That sort of took me aback, because I have other stuff planned for the next year and hadn’t considered it at all.

But then I started thinking about it a little. What might this world encompass? What might be the story arc or arcs? How might the Talking Earth world unfold?

It didn’t take long to realize there is some delicious stuff I could do. Fascinating, different and most importantly, fun to write.

So, will I?

I’m not sure. Right now I’m on the fence and I think the thing that will decide it is performance. If Yankari performs well (better than it has so far!) and keeps getting good reviews, then I’ll probably do it and shuffle some other projects (ones not far progressed on or still on the drawing board) to the back in order to do so. We’ll just have to see.

The good thing is that books don’t have expiration dates. If I have to wait a year to do it, so be it. If I decide to do it for this November’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), then I can do that instead.

Now for the question! While I’m over here thinking up this new world and all the things that might happen in it, I got curious about something. What do you want to see happen in this new world? What did you imagine for it?

And finally, I’m going to leave it at $0.99 for a bit longer. I usually only do that the first week, but I’m not urgent about changing it at the moment. I love 0.99 novellas so I figure others probably do, too.

 

Work In Progress

Savannah Slays (working title)

5000/ 100000 words. 5% done!

Portals - Portal Invasion #1

78000/ 78000 words. First Draft Done!

Mercy - PePr Inc novella

3000/ 20000 words. 15% done!

The Ways We End

66000/ 66000 words. 100% Done! Publishing Dec 8th! (Dark Collections 2, "And Then Begin Again" goes live on the Dec 8th too!

Strikers: Outlands

40000/ 10000 words. 40% Done!

Good News Gone Bad #1
Series of Shorts

4000 / 20000 words. Back Burner for now.

Lulu 394

60020 / 80000 words. 75% done! Back Burner for now!

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