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.
It’s here, the time is finally here! At last I can show you the cover I’ve been holding on to for months!
Locke and Keye (Dark Victoriana Collection Book 2)
Coming September 7, 2017
“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.
Unlock the second book in the Dark Victoriana Collection with Locke and Keye.
As a standalone novel, Locke and Keye’s distinct characters and tense atmosphere create a dark Victorian experience that will stay with you after you turn the final page. As the book immediately following Anatomy of a Darkened Heart, Locke and Keye leads the Dark Victoriana Collection in a whole new psychological direction while expanding familiar characters and scenes to continue the Whitestone legacy.
Pre-order today, read it September 7, 2017.
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Some behind the scenes info about cover iterations and general exciting news accompanied by epic music:
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Locke and Keye excerpt:
Matthew looked down at his interwoven fingers. “I wonder what Jude knows that we don’t,” he said.
John put the journal down and looked at Matthew. “I don’t want to know,” he said. “Being asked to follow someone? It seems a little…” John shook his head once and looked down at the journal again.
“Well it must be for a reason,” Matthew said. “Mr. Locke wouldn’t be part of anything underhanded, I’m sure.”
The corners of John’s mouth tightened. “I’m sure.”
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Amie Irene Winters: http://bit.ly/2ukrgjn
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Kristina Renzi: http://kristinarienzi.com/stratus-locke-keye-release/
Marnie Cate: http://www.marniecate.com/unlock-the-magic
Sunshine Somerville: http://bit.ly/2uKakDF
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 Luck and 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.
Last week my YouTube channel reached 100 subscribers! YAY! I’m so happy that 100 people (now 103) have joined me for updates on my writing, book reviews, excursions, and more. Thank you! Now here’s the good stuff.
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
– $10 Amazon gift card
Contest is currently going on and ends May 15. Good luck!