Friday, September 2, 2016

A bittersweet day


As of yesterday, the rights for my paranormal Vitruvian Man trilogy - Cursed, Charmed and Claimed - reverted to me. I subbed the first to Decadent and was so thrilled when Cursed was one of the few stories to launch their new Tease line.

I'm so grateful to Decadent Publishing for all they've done for me. I can't say enough good things about this publisher, and highly recommend them to any romance writer.

The downside was that the specs for the Tease line said only short stories. So much was cut from the original, and little additional was allowed for the next two.

I always thought these were some of my best paranormal stories. They blended a fascinating history of Venice, an imagined dark side to Leonardo da Vinci, and a very unusual paranormal hero. The heroine transformed from a meek scientist who dabbled in fire dancing, into a powerful fire mage.

But some readers were disappointed by the shortness of the stories, and some said they felt rushed.

So I'm going to take some time to revise these three into one amazing novel.

Meanwhile, the lesson learned is once again, go with your gut. I'd actually pulled the sub for Cursed initially because my gut said the story needed to go into more detail, but it was such an honor and thrill to help launch this new line, that vanity overshadowed my story-senses.
We'll see where the journey takes me!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Get your goddess on!

The Goddess Connection says: Every woman should be treated like a goddess. Now you can read Goddess, Awakened, the first in the series for just 99 cents! Hurry, the sale ends 10/2.





Goddess, Awakened
The Goddess Connection, Book 1
Fantasy/paranormal romance novel
About 89,700 words

With a little help from a goddess, battling evil is a piece of cake for Jocelyn Gibson.
A descendant of the goddess Iris, Jocelyn Gibson may have forgotten about the realm of magic, but it hasn’t forgotten her. When Eric Hendricks is targeted by a demon, Joss must step in to battle the evil and save the town’s awkward, but endearing, vet…who also happens to be the man she loves.
Joss’s new inn, a culinary career specializing in cooking with lavender and a new love all make for a fine recipe of disaster. She needs to embrace her inner goddess and harness the powers she never knew she had before it’s too late.



Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Like a little mythology with your mysteries?

IF you do, you'll love Mae Clair's Point Pleasant Series. And you're in luck - you can grab the first in the series, A Thousand Yesteryears, for just 99 cents. But hurry - the sale ends Sept. 4.


I read book 2 and loved it! I snapped up my copy of the first book.

Mae says on her blog: 

A THOUSAND YESTERYEARS is the first novel in my Point Pleasant Series, but the story is complete (no cliff-hanger endings with the need to read further for closure). A blend of fact, fiction and creepy urban folklore, the novel plays off the legend of the Mothman and the true-life tragedy of the Silver Bridge collapse, a catastrophe that decimated the town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
You’ll discover the” TNT,” an abandoned WWII munitions site, now part of a wildlife management area. Densely forested with steep hills, wetlands, ponds and tunnels, it’s a virtual labyrinth of secluded hiding places idea for a terrifying creature—or killer—to hide. The characters are everyday people facing extraordinary circumstances, including secrets, betrayal and murder.


Graphic promoting A Thousand Yesteryears, a novel by Mae Clair shows book cover and close-up of an old tree in a foggy woodlands 

Behind a legend lies the truth…
As a child, Eve Parrish lost her father and her best friend, Maggie Flynn, in a tragic bridge collapse. Fifteen years later, she returns to Point Pleasant to settle her deceased aunt’s estate. Though much has changed about the once thriving river community, the ghost of tragedy still weighs heavily on the town, as do rumors and sightings of the Mothman, a local legend. When Eve uncovers startling information about her aunt’s death, that legend is in danger of becoming all too real…
Caden Flynn is one of the few lucky survivors of the bridge collapse, but blames himself for coercing his younger sister out that night. He’s carried that guilt for fifteen years, unaware of darker currents haunting the town. It isn’t long before Eve’s arrival unravels an old secret—one that places her and Caden in the crosshairs of a deadly killer…

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