You Can Finally Read Iron & Wine Today!

What’s Iron & Wine?

It’s the first book in my Bestselling Paranormal Fantasy Romance Series, The Ironworld Trilogy. But It’s also the very first book I ever wrote…over a decade ago! Needless to say, it was time to show it some love.

Iron & Wine got a total overhaul inside and out. Editing, reworking, extra bonus scenes, plus a new cover by the amazing Majeau Designs! I’m quite proud of it, and I’m stoked to finally share it with readers because it just came out yesterday!

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I stumbled through the thick woods, nearly falling on my face every with second step. I may have been hallucinating from fear, but it seemed like the trees were…alive. The ones closest to me hovered discreetly, extending their branches toward me and letting their silky green leaves lightly caress my skin as I passed.

When I finally came through an opening to the beach, I ran as far from the forest as I could, but as I approached the water’s edge, I remembered what my friend had warned me about kelpies. I was on high alert as I searched for Lattie, keeping a good distance from the water but also from the tree line.

“Lattie!” I shouted, hoping she would hear me. I wrapped my arms around myself and shivered. “Lattie!”

“I know where your friend is,” spoke a deep, eerie voice. I turned to find a horse sticking its head out of the water; only it seemed a little off. The creature didn’t have a beautiful mane of hair like a horse; instead, it was coated in shimmery black scales and wiry strands for its mane. The creature’s huge, diamond-shaped eyes were tar black, blacker than its scales. It was like some hellish beast, crawling up from the depths of the underworld.

“Really, where is she?” I kept a cautious distance.

“In here, in the water with me,” the creature cooed.

“Well, tell her to come out here, please,” I ordered. “You won’t be drowning me tonight, kelpie.”

The kelpie smiled and slowly floated closer to me. “You are wise to not come in here, little one,” it informed me. “But I do know where your friend is. I will make a trade with you.”

“I’m sorry. I don’t have anything worth trading,” I told it.

“I beg to differ, that bracelet of yours is very pretty.”

I glanced down at the gift Tess had made for me. I couldn’t bear to part with it. But I desperately wanted to get home.

“Okay, here,” I said, holding it out for the creature.

“Would you be so kind as to weave it into my hair for me?” it asked.

I hesitated for a moment but then thought that the kelpie wouldn’t hurt me if we were making a trade. But what if it was a trap? I felt like crying in frustration. I just wanted to go home. But I needed Lattie for that. I walked toward the water creature slowly and shakily, on the verge of tears.

“That’s it, just a little closer,” coaxed the horse monster.

I was up to my knees in the water now, reaching for the wiry mane with my trembling hands. Just as my cold and wet fingers touched the oily wires of the mane, the sharp edges cutting my fingers, someone shouted from behind me.

“Avery! What are you doing?” shouted Lattie. “Get out of there now!”

I turned and tried to run out of the water, but it was too late. I was being pulled under, into the murky depths of the pond. Cold, disgusting water filled my lungs as I struggled to get to the surface.

Just one breath of air! I thought to myself, as I sucked in more water.

I kicked and grabbed anything in my reach, hoping to get free, but all I could feel was the pressure from of the kelpie’s huge hooves holding me down along with its massive fishtail wrapped around my torso. Suddenly, my limbs began to go numb and my chest tightened.

I was drowning, and I was extremely aware of it.

My lungs burned as if they were soaked in gasoline, my limbs ached while my body clung to every last drop of oxygen in my system. Poor Lattie, I thought, she’s too tiny to save me. I hoped she got away. After one more failed attempt to free myself, the kelpie tightened its tail around my body like a snake choking the last dose of life from its prey, and I couldn’t help but close my eyes and accept what was happening.

I was dying.

Find out what happens to Avery and the kelpie in Iron & Wine! Grab it, plus 24 other full-length Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance novels for just $0.99, the price goes up on Sunday! Click here to get yours!

Let’s Talk About WITCHES!

With Halloween, one of my favorite holidays, just around the corner, let’s have a chat about all things witches. If you’re someone like me who looks at the books, TV, and movies in a “big picture” kinda way, then you’ve probably already predicted the next BIG trend. And, yes, it’s most definitely witches.

Witches in Film

On the small screen, we’re seeing reboots of classics like Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Charmed. Not to mention the recently announced reboot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer which we all know has the beloved character Willow! I’ll be eagerly watching to see how they portray such an iconic character.

Then, new shows like A Discovery of Witches, based on the Bestselling books by Deborah Harkness.

In movies, we’re seeing all kinds of witchy related goodness! Just peruse the Netflix library to see for yourself. But I’m most excited for the announcement of The Craft remake.

Witches in Books

There’s so much good stuff out there to watch if you’re a love of the Paranormal and Fantasy genres, especially with a witchy theme. But did you know that most ideas come from books? That’s right. All the really good stuff starts with a good witchy read. A popular series. A Bestseller. So, be sure to scoop up any new books about witches because it just might be the next big thing to reach the screen!

How Do I Fit in to This?

My author bestie, JJ King, and I spent all year writing a Time Travel Fantasy Romance about a powerful Celtic Witch Princess who tries to escape an arranged marriage to a Scottish Sorcerer. Ashlynn attempts an ancient spell and accidentally throws herself to the future where she lands in the hands of a handsome Romani prince and powerful sorcerer named Cian. It’s called Reigning Magicks and will be found exclusively in the upcoming Rite to Reign collection in December! We’re both so excited to be joining 25 other amazing authors in this awesome project!

Preorder your 25 books right now and reserve the special $0.99 price! Click here!

The Best Collection of Witchy Stories: Rite to Reign

Rite to Reign is a collection of 25 Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy stories and has been my passion project this year. Partnering with my author bestie, JJ Jing, we sat down and created one of our best stories to date! I’m serious, guys. Reigning Magicks is our contribution to the collection and it follows the story of a powerful Celtic princess and heir to the clan Kavanaugh kingdom. When she seeks a way out of an arranged marriage, she accidently throws herself to present day and in the hands of a handsome Gypsy prince named Cian.

Wanna Read a Snippet from Our Story?

“How could you? How could Father?”

“It’s for the good of the people, darling,” Aoife insisted, her expression remaining staid.

Ashlynn exhaled, trying to find her balance. “I do not require a man to help me rule our people,” she argued, trying to sound rational, even though her rage still flourished inside. “I am far more capable than any man or woman in the clan. You know it as true a I do.”

“Be that as it may,” Aoife replied, inclining her head, “your father and I must consider our people before your feelings and if you were thinking with the heart of a ruler, which,” she arched a delicate eyebrow, “you should be, you would see the logic in this arrangement.”

“Arrangement?” Ashlynn shook her head in frustration. “Let us call it for what it is, Mother. I’m to be sold off like cattle to the Scots so that you and our people,” she spit the words out, “can continue the lives they’ve grown accustomed to. You would sacrifice me to the savages and then demand me smile prettily as I am carted off into the wilderness. You ask too much.”

PREORDER YOUR COPY OF RITE TO REIGN HERE!

Reigning Magicks is just ONE of the 25 amazing books found inside this wickedly good anthology. And 25 full length books for just a dollar is a steal of a deal! Be sure to pre-order yours today and be the first to read when it comes out in December!

Wait! There’s More!

The Rite to Reign authors have put together a cornucopia of goodies for you! Read on to find your freebies, join the hunt, and party with us!

Join the Hunt

The Rite to Reign Scavenger Hunt has a new author, blog, and prize EVERY SINGLE DAY in October! Click here to find all the goodies!

Come Party with Us!

The Rite to reign party room has been hoppin’ for weeks now! We’ve got games and prizes daily, PLUS a huge prize for every member threshold met. We’re so close to the next threshold with a prize of a signed paperback combo! The final prize will be an Amazon Echo! Join here!

Get Your FREE Gift!

The authors of Rite to Reign have put together this awesome FREE gift for readers who have graciously pre-ordered the anthology! The Book of Spells is packed full of witchy goodness and is totally FREE! If you’ve pre-ordered your $0.99 copy of Rite Reign then scoop up your gift right here!

And that’s about it, folks! Like I mentioned earlier, Rite to Reign is a passion project and I embarked on this amazing journey in hopes of hitting the USA TODAY list. In fact, that the goal of all 25 authors in the set. EVERY share counts. EVERY pre-order is one step toward reaching that dream. If you love Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, and wicked good deals, then PLEASE pre-order Rite to Reign for just $0.99! Just be sure to take advantage of all the amazing goodies we’ve whipped up for readers, too!