This week, Smashwords is having their Ebook Week full of lovely sales! You can grab each of my two novels for just $1.50, less than a plain ol’ cup of coffee at Starbucks (a small/tall!), and a lot less than a frappacino.
Just $1.50 for gripping psychological drama in the Victorian Era.
Abigail Delilah is the firstborn of three Whitestone children – and she is the most regretted.
But is it really her fault?
She can’t help that the revelation of Father’s wretched secret coincides with her birth. She can’t help the fear she feels during Mother’s psychological – and physical – assaults. As the shadows grow stronger over her soul and the noose of pain tightens around her neck, Abigail will find out which is stronger: her family’s wicked assumptions about her or her true self.
Take your first step into the Dark Victoriana Collection with Anatomy of a Darkened Heart.
Multi-layered with motifs, symbolism, and psychological depth, this tale of dark Victoriana will appeal to the literary reader and the leisure reader alike, combining key facets of several popular genres. And don’t be afraid to get addicted – the collection continues exploring the intertwining threads that weave together the complex tapestry of the Whitestone legacy.
Highly suspenseful Victorian Era fast-paced read for only $1.50.
“Brothers in the art of keeping secrets.” This is the mantra Mr. Locke’s carefully chosen five employees must repeat together every day before starting work.
If you won’t tell them your name for Locke and Keye’s ledger, they’ll find out. They have their ways—and many of them. Yes, these talented locksmiths can make a new lock and key set for you. They can even make a special padlock for a diary you never want to share with anyone. But just remember: when they make the lock, they keep a key—and it’s only a matter of time until they use it.
Day by day, each of these young, single, alone-in-the-world workers is being molded into the family they crave. A family in which each member has his use toward an end he doesn’t even know exists.
How do the brotherhood and the town’s secrets interlock? Only Mr. Locke holds the key.
On Wednesday, September 27 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time, listen to my interview on CJRU 1280 AM’s All My Books, a wonderful bookclub show hosted by Jacky Tuinstra Harrison. We’ll be talking all about Locke and Keye, including inspirations, how etiquette and respect for authority of the Victorian era play into the book, the mantra the locksmiths repeat, and so much more, plus a live reading!
Locke and Keye‘s release is only 8 days away! You can pre-order on Amazon and Smashwords so you can start reading it on the day.
Since Locke and Keye is a standalone novel, you don’t have to read Anatomy of a Darkened Heart first, but if you want a copy of my debut novel, then enter my Amazon giveaway! It’s running through September 6, and you have the chance to win 1 of 3 Kindle copies. Click here to enter.
WOW, I can’t believe that Anatomy of a Darkened Heart is now a year old! What better way to celebrate and thank you all for your incredible support than to have a Kindle book copy giveaway? Watch my video below for details (really easy to enter the giveaway) and for all the massive thanks you deserve.
I’m thrilled to be featured on Too Full To Write today. I was interviewed by David Ellis, a fellow author who writes poetry, short stories, and flash fiction. He also took part in 2016’s NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month), and you can see the poems he wrote throughout the month here.
In our interview, I discuss why I write, the research I do, writing motivation, my 15-year publishing plan, and more, including who I would want to act in an Anatomy of a Darkened Heart movie. See the full interview here. Take a look at the other authors David has interviewed on his site as well!
Today I’m excited to have a guest post on Amie Winters’ blog, the author of Strange Luckand soon-to-be-published The Nightmare Birds(available for pre-order now!). Amie and I write very different books, but we have tons in common, from collecting fun socks to being writers from childhood. In fact, tomorrow is her monthly Throwback Thursday Writer event (#tbtwriter), so check back in with us both for this month’s fun (and usually funny) posts.
Before I wrote Anatomy of a Darkened Heart, I was sure I would never write historical fiction, even though I enjoyed reading it. In fact, I didn’t think it was possible for me to include that much research in a fiction book. So how does someone who is convinced they can’t write a genre end up with a debut novel, an upcoming fall publication, and a 10-year publishing plan that all revolve around that “impossible-to-write” genre? Find out in my guest post on Amie’s blog! Click here to read.
Good news! For the whole month of July, my novel Anatomy of a Darkened Heart is on sale at Smashwords! 50% off! That means you only pay $1.50 if you buy it via Smashwords in July. With Locke and Keye‘s publication coming up this fall, now is the time to grab your copy of the first book in the Dark Victoriana Collection. Just enter the code SSW50 at checkout for 50% off. Easy peasy!
It’s time to announce the winners of my YouTube 100-subscriber milestone double giveaway! Chosen by random.org from those who followed me and tagged friends who also followed me, the winners are… ::drumroll::
– J.D. Estrada for the Whitestone prize
– Crystal Sell for the Hinsley prize
And thank you EVERYONE for participating! I will have another big giveaway for every hundred-subscriber milestone I hit on YouTube.
As a reminder, here’s what these two lovely peeps won:
THE WHITESTONE PRIZE:
– Paperback copy of ANATOMY OF A DARKENED HEART (signed, customized, gift wrapped)
– Keep Calm and Read On bookmark
– $20 Amazon gift card
THE HINSLEY PRIZE
– Kindle copy of ANATOMY OF A DARKENED HEART
– Choice of THE CREATIVE WRITER’S NOTEBOOK or THE WORD MUSEUM