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Lawless Blog Tour: An off-the-wall Interview!

Greetings and salutations! When last here I regaled you with a bit about Janeen Ippolito's upcoming release, Lawless, and showed you the cover. This time around I have an equally amazing treat! Three of the characters in this awesome steampunk tale stopped by to answer a few questions. Kesia and Zephryn, dragonshifters that they are, were a bit jumpy in the confines of my vault. Even Shance was a bit uncomfortable, despite his career as a soldier. Once they settled in I laid into them with some random questions. Take a look!

What would you do if a bird pooped on you?

Shance: Is it Kesia?
*Kesia laughs. Zephryn rolls his eyes*
Zephryn: Kesia can’t stay in one animal form that long.
Shance: I just wanted to be sure.
Kesia: Very thoughtful!
Shance: Thanks. I’d still just clean it off and move on with my life.
Zephryn: The bird would be dead by flames.
Kesia: Yeah, you would. I probably would do the same.
Shance: Aw, really?
Kesia: I don’t react well when startled.

What job would you have at th…

Shhh! This is an illegal Cover Reveal! (But not really!)

It's time for another cover reveal! This time I was welcomed into the vaults of Uncommon Universe Press by the phenomenal Janeen Ippolito. She asked me to tell you a little bit about her latest release, Lawless, and I readily agreed. Without further adieu...

The salvation of humans and dragons lies within a convicted murderer.
Dragonshifter Kesia Ironfire has one goal—to redeem her past by serving the cruel dragon Pinnacle as a soldier in the dragon-human war.
Then a rogue mission to spy on a new airship explodes into sickening green smoke. The same mysterious green smoke that was present the night of Kesia’s crime. When her dragon overlords deny any involvement, she and her tactical partner Zephryn Nightstalker try to investigate--and are sentenced to death.
Still searching for answers, Kesia and Zephryn flee to the human military capital, where Captain Shance Windkeeper has been furloughed after the destruction of his airship. Eager to discover what--and who--blew up his vessel, he …

The Narrows

I stand at a waypoint many miles beyond where I entered the cleft in the rocks. The yellow-green of old bruises mingles with the purple of new across my arms and shoulders. Mementos of my last encounter with those who dance on the cliff high above me. This stretch of the passage is especially tricky, smooth granite stones laying loose atop jagged shards of obsidian. I am exhausted. These past miles have turned my strength to naught but frayed threads. Ahead I see the sun. Might it be a place where the cliffs loom not over me, but let light stream down? This is my hope. It's been long since I've dared to allow myself rest. Mayhaps there will be others who travel this path I can stretch out beside!

I think again of the many knotted ropes along the way and blink back. Those above cavort along paths worn smooth by myriad feet. But they ignore the black wind coming, ignoring the safety found below. For though the mountains menace and the thorny underbrush tears at me, I am protecte…

Explore Leira Blog Tour: R is for Renegade!

My wandering through worlds of others' devising recently took me to the world of Leira, where I had the pleasure of talking with creator Gillian Bronte Adams. She regaled me with tales of a frightful hound, Renegade, and asked me to spread them as part of her Alphabet Blog Tour. Without further ado...

R is for Renegade Recently, I have been suffering BIG TIME from puppy fever. I consider myself both a dog and cat person. After growing up around both, and having many canine and feline “friends,” I would be hard pressed to choose between the two. At this point, I have a cat—Finn—but am not able to keep a dog for a variety of reasons. Still, that doesn’t stop me from shamelessly borrowing my friends’ dogs or drooling over pictures of adorable puppies. (Please tell me I’m not the only one!) Dogs do make the best companions … although, so far, the dogs that have appeared in the Songkeeper Chronicles have been less than friendly. Throughout Leira, there are certain creatures that seem to…


So after reviewing and revealing some heart-pounding adventures I decided to go with something a bit more lighthearted. Enter Pam Halter and her new book Willoughby! This is a wonderful children's tale with great illustrations. Don't believe me? Check it out for yourself!

Doesn't that look amazing? I know I'm looking forward to reading this to my littles soon. If you have wee ones in your house (or just like a good fable) grab your copy today!

(Want more Willoughby? Go check out his Facebook page!)

Reconciliation Blog Tour

You've heard me crow about how awesome Amy Brock McNew's books are. Now that Reconcilation (you can find your copy here) is available,  I can show you some of the really cool behind-the-scenes stuff! Amy hijacked my blog to tell you a bit about the weapons of the Reluctant Warrior Chronicles. Enjoy!

About the Book:

Some ghosts from the past refuse to stay dead.
Finally. Finally everything is coming together for Liz Brantley. She’s marrying Ryland
Vaughn, the man of her dreams. She’s embraced her calling and battles the minions of hell
bent on her destruction. And she’s left her dark past far behind her. Or so she thought.
A secret she holds close, stuffed down deep, surfaces at the wrong time for everyone in
Liz’s life, leaving a trail of devastation. Left reeling, Liz wonders if she made a mistake,
putting her trust in God, her guardian Arie, and Ryland. And the demon Kade capitalizes on
her shaken faith. With a vengeance.
Torn between her tortured past and the future she cra…