You probably already know this, but in case you didn’t…for the past two years, I’ve been working on a paranormal romance trilogy with my friend and co-author Saffron Hart. It’s called The Cloth & Stone Trilogy, and it’s about a young deacon who falls in love with the gargoyle who looms atop his church. (Complete blurb is below.)
In celebration of that, Saffron & I are sponsoring a Goodreads Giveaway! By clicking the below button, you’ll be taken to Goodreads where you can enter the Taking His Confession giveaway. We’re giving away 100 ebooks, so get clicking! You just might win!
Can a man of the cloth and a creature of stone save a troubled teen caught in the crosshairs of a ruthless drug lord?
Gideon Fawkes longs to meet the handsome young deacon who teaches at St. Anthony’s Boys Academy. There’s just one problem. Gideon is a gargoyle, and he’s pretty sure Deacon Cruz only dates humans.
Cordero Cruz knows a lot about forgiveness. It’s the cornerstone of his calling. Too bad he can never offer it to himself. Because of him, people died, and there’s no redemption for that kind of mistake.
But a lack of humanity and a heart filled with guilt are nothing compared to a young man’s life. When a merciless criminal threatens Cordero and one of his students, Gideon will have to risk more than his stony hide to protect them. Cordero must do the unthinkable to prove he’s deserving of the gargoyle turned guardian angel. But when their road to hell is paved with good intentions, they must learn only trust and redemption can pave the way for love.
They say not to judge a book by its cover but I need you to do just that. If you liked the cover of my book, A Twist of Wyrd (The Ways of Wyrd Book 1), please vote for it for the Cover of the Month contest on AllAuthor.com!
On March 19, 2018, I published A TWIST OF WYRD on Amazon. On the advice of a friend, I also submitted it to BookLife.com for a review (Thanks, Tal!). BookLife.com is the self-publishing arm of Publisher’s Weekly. Obtaining a review from them looks really good for an author.
When I sent my submission, I was hopeful but wasn’t counting on anything. According to their website, they receive over a thousand requests per MONTH for reviews. Obviously, they can’t review them all and they state on their website, “If your book is chosen, know that it truly stood out.”
Flashforward to September 3, 2018. Publisher’s Weekly (BookLife) reviewed A TWIST OF WYRD!!Click here for the full review, but below is a snippet of what they had to say.
“Romance blends with Norse mythology in this fast-paced debut. […] Readers looking for plenty of steamy love scenes and a strong heroine who refuses to be a damsel in distress will appreciate this humorous, action-filled paranormal.” – Publisher’s Weekly
I am ecstatic! And feeling very blessed right now. Thank you to everyone who leaves a review for a book. Mine and anyone else’s. We appreciate each and every one of them.
When I decided to write “a story about a Valkyrie,” I had no idea that I’d end up with a completely different heroine, plus be planning (very loosely) a 10 book paranormal romance series steeped in Norse Mythology. Needless to say, I’ve ended up doing a lot of research about Norse Polytheism and still am.
One of the sites that I stumbled upon on the WWW during my quest for knowledge was a site created by author and scholar, Dan McCoy. It’s called Norse Mythology for Smart People.
Norse Mythology for Smart People provides reliable, well-documented information on the fascinating mythology and religion of the Norse/Germanic peoples.
What I love the most about NMfSP is that the information is intelligent, well written, and referenced. Dan McCoy truly is a scholar. I consider this site a trusted, dare I say gospel, resource because it’s obvious that Mr. McCoy has done HIS research.
The information I’ve gained from Mr. McCoy’s articles has inspired so many fun little twists and turns in my story world. I can’t really share those right now, but you’ll read about them. I will give you one hint, though. One of my favorite articles is “The Parts of the Self.” *wink*
So, if you’re interested in Norse Mythology, be sure to check out Norse Mythology for Smart People. Just make sure you carve out a few hours of free time first.