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Hi, everyone! It’s been a while, huh? I won’t bore you with details, though; instead, we’re gonna go straight to the good stuff.
I have a few things going on this week…
First of all…my paranormal romance, A Twist of Wyrd, is celebrating its 2-year anniversary! Time sure flies when you’re talking to imaginary people, amiright? I’m currently working on the second book in the series AND I’m co-writing a paranormal romance trilogy with my friend Saffron Hart. So, have no fear. New books from me are coming. I’m just a little slow.
Second…I did my very first podcast interview on the Living in the Stacks podcast last weekend and it was so much fun! They’re a great group of people who are doing their part to support Indie authors and I was honored to be a part of that. The first part of the interview is a little get-to-know-PJ segment and the second part is the LitS group’s review of AToW.
And third…March 23rd is my birthday! But Ohio is on lockdown so I can’t go out to celebrate. 🙁
Since I can’t go out, I decided to party on the virtual plane. From now through March 30th, A Twist of Wyrd is just $.99 on Amazon! (US & UK Only. Sorry! UK sale actually starts on 3/24) I’m also giving away a few e-book copies. Just comment here and tell me what your reading or watching or doing for fun instead of going out and socializing.
Stay well, everyone! May the Norns be kind to you and yours.
On the 15th December from 4:30pm EST to 11:30pm EST, I’ll be joining several other authors in LM Wilson’s Facebook group for my very first Takeover! I’d love it if you all could join me!
We’ll have lots of games, free books, and other prizes, plus LM is personally giving away a $50 usd amazon gift card that night.
Join LM’s group and get ready to have fun and learn about some interesting books.
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
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I updated my website! I’ve been meaning to add this for a while and just hadn’t found the time to do it…until today.
Those of you who have read A TWIST OF WYRD have this information at your fingertips. (It’s at the back of the book.) Those who haven’t read the book, but are curious about the universe I’m writing in, you’ll get a taste of what’s in store for you if you decide to give my book a shot. So, without further ado…
If you have any questions about the information I’ve provided (or are curious about something not in the glossary), I’ll be happy to tell you what I can…unless it would spoiler a future book. 😉
I’m celebrating A Twist of Wyrd‘s gorgeous new cover, courtesy of a makeover by Damonza.com, by offering it for free on Amazon!
NOW THROUGH JULY 30th! GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!
A TWIST OF WYRD
BOOK ONE IN THE WAYS OF WYRD SERIES!
Sometimes you need a monster to save you from the dark.
They say a person’s wyrd – their destiny – is carved into Yggdrasil’s branches long before they are born. The Norns have a plan for everyone and mere mortals aren’t meant to stray.
But three hundred years after Odin’s gates between the Nine Worlds malfunctioned, Outlanders left behind on Midgard have forgotten their wyrd and have integrated into society so thoroughly that few humans are even aware of their existence.
PI Bryn Ullman spends her days using her unique gift of retrocognition to assist the local police force in solving otherwise impossible crimes. Her nights are spent alone in hiding, very literally, from the shadows themselves and from those who want her to fulfill her birthright.
Trygg Mackenzie, berserker in hiding from Odin and the eternal servitude that he owes, buries his secrets behind the calm facade of a security professional, working for the mob. But he’s just one stressor away from losing it all to the monster inside him.
When a murder investigation thrusts Bryn into his life, Trygg is more than willing to risk exposure and even his life in order to protect the courageous beauty who sets his blood on fire, but the one thing she values the most – the truth – might be more than he’s willing to offer.
As mob secrets and unknown factions threaten their work and their lives, will giving in to their passion be their undoing or their salvation?
On the path of fate and destiny, it’ll take A Twist of Wyrd to save them both.
For all you curious people out there…Spoils of Wyrd is in progress. <insert fireworks and revelry here> If you haven’t already, you still have a few months to read A Twist of Wyrd before SoW comes out. *wink*
Book 1 was focused more on Bryn and her history and issues. In Book 2, you’ll get to know more about Trygg’s past…and boy, is it a doozy.
To hold you over, here’s a tiny unedited snippet of SoW from Trygg’s POV.
My fingertips skimmed down the slope of Bryn’s neck, through the dip in her collarbone. The silky softness of her milk and honey skin marked so easily. All traces of the violence I’d committed were gone now, but the scars on my soul would never fade.
I rested my trembling hand over her heart, counted each beat—fifty-two gifts from the gods, every single minute. The scent of us lured my lips to her skin. Unable to resist, I pressed an open-mouthed kiss to her shoulder, then licked her neck.
“Mmmm.” Bryn threaded her fingers through my hair and drew my mouth to hers. “Is it time to go see the valkyries yet?”
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I have the sweetest, most generous, and amazing friends. I don’t know how I got so fortunate, but I’m thankful for each and every one of them.
I am also especially thankful for their support of my writing…which brings us to the purpose of this post.
My friends have come together to support the release of my first book by offering a big giveaway.
10 ebook copies of A Twist of Wyrd!!
Yes, you read that right, TEN!!
Already have the ebook? No problem, enter to win one of 2 gorgeous signed paperback copies!!
All you have to do is go to this GIVEAWAY thread posted by Misty and do what she tells you–like my Facebook author page and comment on the thread. So easy!
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.