Category: short stories

Woot! Look what I just found, guys! You remember me lauding Jaye Wells recently, right? I got an early read of the first book in her new Prospero’s War series, DIRTY MAGIC, and I swear to you – she gets better and more imaginative with each book. This is a writer in Full Stride, and I admire her greatly. Unfortunately, DIRTY MAGIC isn’t out until next year, but this is:

msMeridian Six: A new Jaye Wells novella
Amazon, B&N, Kobo – $2.99!

Meridian Six remembers the days before the Troika enslaved humans. She also remembers her mother, a freedom fighter who was murdered in the final battle between humans and vampires. But it is her mother’s final words that have haunted her: Red means life.

When M6 finally runs from the vampires who’ve held her captive, she finds herself used by her own race. Because in a world at war, freedom is a luxury paid for in blood.

I read the first scene when Wells released it here, and again, another strong world, another auto-buy for me. It was so strong and unique I had to do a little more research on how she wrote it/what inspired it, etc.

Bingo! Turns out it feels fully developed because she originally conceived of it as a full novel and series. Anyway, if you like my work, I think you’ll love hers, and this novella will only run you $2.99. So have it with your coffee, not in lieu of it. And if you think it’s as fabulous as I do, let Wells know by leaving her a brief review on your favorite site.

Even a line or two helps authors more than you know. Or just tell her I sent you. I’m going to run into her at some point or another, and maybe I’ll get a taco out if it. ;)

54_RememberTheBlood_ebook-3Zee news of zee day:  Remember the Blood – A Short: now available for only $0.99 via Amazon, B&N, and Kobo: Ever feel single-mindedly consumed by passion? Think love is worth hanging onto at any cost? Imagine if it were also a brutal need.

New Year’s Eve is a night of celebration and remembrance for some … but for others it’s a time to forget. While the years might pile up easily behind vampires Ina and Alexander, the memories do not. Forgetting is the price they must pay for the gift of eternal life, but Ina and Alexander will do anything to stay together … and for that they must remember the blood.

And on that cheery note:

I’ll be at the annual Boas & Tiaras Tea here in Dallas (actually, Allen) Texas this Saturday, June 8th. It’s held at the Hilton Garden Inn ( in Allen) from 11am to 3pm, and tickets are still available. A welcome reception gives you time to mingle with the authors as well as shop for books and check out our raffle baskets. Proceeds from the raffle basket sales and a portion of the book sales will go to Plano Family Literacy. A high tea will be served, oh-la-la.

Honestly, I love this event because it’s irreverent and it’s held in my adopted hometown so I’ve gotten to know a fair number of the DFW readers over the past couple of years. I love seeing them, as well as the Fresh Fiction gang, who really work hard to bring readers and authors together. It’s a great time, and my only appearance this summer — so come say hi before I head back into my writing cave, yes?

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