Malicious Is Now Available!

Hello Everyone!

Malicious Cover

So it is finally out, finally available. Phew. That was tough. Malicious, Book 3 of the Non-Vampire series. The final book.

You can get it on amazon.

So just to give you an idea of what the book is about, here is the description:T

It’s scary being hunted by two crazed vampires, even if you are one too.

Ask Brynne, who is being pursued by Marissa and Miranda. And Brynne isn’t comfortable with the label vampire, and would prefer not being grouped in with the monsters who pursue her, thank you very much.

Marissa and Miranda want retribution. Apparently killing their creator–her creator, also–didn’t sit well with the sisters, so they plan to exact their revenge by killing Brynne’s ex-girlfriend Teresa, then Brynne herself. And to get Brynne to surrender they are willing to frame her for a series of bloody murders.

They already murdered Brynne’s best friend Jessica’s parents. Now Brynne must protect the ex-girlfriend and her family or else they may be next. But they are just humans, they have no idea what is going on, no idea there are two crazed, blood thirsty vampires coming for them. They have no idea what allies the vampire sisters have sent their way, some of which are monsters like nobody has seen before.

When Teresa’s family is attacked in their own home, Brynne must take them on the run to protect them. They seek out allies of their own to aid in the fight against the increasingly violent sisters, but Brynne is afraid it won’t be enough.

Brynne must decide if she is willing to sacrifice herself and allow the sisters to have their revenge so that she can save the others, or if that would only embolden them, and they may then continue their killing spree once they have finished slaying her. A wrong decision could cost hundreds of lives for years to come.

Complicating matters, Brynne may finally be figuring out her love life. But should a possible romance with the person she has long desired play any part at all in her decision? She doesn’t know.

And can there even be a place for a girl like her in this world?

Join your favorite vampire girl in this exciting final installment of the Non-Vampire series!

Malicious is a young adult novel. There is cursing, blood, gore, and monsters, but no explicit sexual content.

Obviously there is a lot that isn’t explained there, but it is a teaser to get you interested. Hopefully it worked.

To those who have been waiting so long for the conclusion to Brynne’s story, thanks for sticking with me. I hope you enjoy the book!

That Time Again

Hi all!

I’m in the closing stages of work on a book, and I’m approaching a much-dreaded time for me. Every time I near the end of the book, the work seems to slow to a crawl. Well, almost every time. Faerie Queen wasn’t like that, but the others all seem to be. I will think I have 10,000 words remaining, but it ends up being 20,000. Or I’ll only have the 10,000, but then I realize the ending will be more powerful if I make a few changes, so I have to go back to switch some things around. It seems like this happens so much that I’m starting to fear the endings.

I almost always have a clear ending in mind. I know where I’m going from the start, basically, even if I’m not entirely sure how I’m going to get there. I have a general idea, at least. I try not to get too rigid with my pre-planning, because it seems to ruin my creativity and spontaneity when I try that. So it’s not a problem of not knowing how to wrap it up. I think it really comes down to me being absolutely horrible at estimating how much work remains. I can sometimes get the approximate number of words remaining correctly, but I seem to forget that there often times will be a lot more involved than just those words. Even in a first draft, I often go back and make changes as I go. And this gets more intense as I go along, making changes earlier in the story to strengthen the latter parts.

So yeah, while writing this I’ve realized I’m just really, really bad at remembering all of these story-strengthening fixes while I write. So nevermind, I’ll stop whining.

Anybody else having the longest week of their lives?

Have a great weekend!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a great time to get together with family and friends and to eat too much turkey and pie. Of course some people also pile onto the sofa and watch football, ignoring the family and friends except for the ten minutes it takes to load a plate and scarf their food. That part isn’t cool.

So anyway, I will obviously be doing some of the spending time with family and eating part, but I won’t be doing the pile onto the sofa part.

Just a writing note-I’ve been working on a third (yes third!) work in progress lately, and I’m around 2/3 through it. Then I can finalize the editing on the last Brynne book, and then I can start the editing on a book that has a trans main character. It’s going to be a busy few months for me, but I can see releasing all three of these books in the first few months of 2019. It’ll be good. And then I can start on one of the dozens of other books I have clanging around in my head.

I hope everyone has a terrific Thanksgiving, and I hope all the travelers get back home safely. Happy Thanksgiving!