My Stories

I write adventures for those in search of a good story. My novels fall in the Fantasy genre, but many people consider them Sci-fi too. Each story is written with what I look for when I read a book: action, adventure, twists and turns, love, heroes, vicious enemies, fighting (weapons and hand to hand combat). I write because I want to share the stories that are inside of me. I hope you enjoy the adventures as much as I love writing them!

Friday, February 22, 2013


 I am so excited about being able to share Solace: Lost with you that I decided to make Solace:Uncharted Territory a FREE ebook!   This way that you can get it and read it before the second book is offically out!  So take me up on this and download a FREE copy (there are links to the right that will take you to my books)!  As of this post it is marked FREE at Smashwords, Barnes&Nobles, Apple, and Kobo.  And Solace: Lost is only at Smashwords (it has been distrubuted to all the other stores, but usually takes a couple of weeks for it to get on the ebookshelves.)   I hope you enjoy Karissa and Jack's adventure!!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Lots going on!

Woo Hoo!  Solace:Lost is now for sale at!  It will start showing up at Apple, Barnes&Nobles, Sony, Diesel, and Kobo in the in the next few weeks!!  So all the stores should have my book in their estores in the next 21 days. (Right on time - and maybe a little earlier!!)

Also I've been revising and reformating both Taken books and Solace: Lost for paperback.  Taken: Marks of the Satrii should be selling shortly at CreateSpace and Amazon (paperback only).   Taken: Blades of the Ytinu Srebas and Solace: Lost should be selling in paperback within the next month!! 

I'm holding off on the Shadow Dragon series because I'm writing a third book  (I have the first half of the third book done), and I want to be able to focus on just that story when I start refomating it for paperback.  And right now I'm too busy with my "Adult" book, Story XII, and I'll be picking up Story VIII from my "editors" this week - which I am most excited about.  Story IV has been asking to be worked on (I wake up thinking about it, and when I'm out hiking it drifts through my mind), and I really really want to work on Story III (this will only be available in paperback - for now), but alas, it has to wait until I have more time.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

So very excited about how soon the release for Solace: Lost will be available!   This book took more hours to write than Uncharted Territories, but I think it's just as good if not better.  I really enjoyed writing this adventure.  It hit a total of 109,568 words.  I considered cutting the book into two books, especially when I had the ending written before the book was finished.  This is very rare.  I usually don't know the ending until I get there...unless the ending was what inspired the book, but I still don't write it until I get there.  Anyways, I couldn't bring myself to do cut the book up.  This adventure is weaves in and out of the new and old.  It builds on a few things that I touch on in the first book, with some new antagonists, new worlds, and of course the the underlying theme of how Karissa is going to deal with Jack.  With that being said two books would have ruined the story, and as a reader I would not have appreciated the mess that would have been the middle book.  Obviously I'm not against being left hanging, but something needs to be resolved.  When nothing is resolved and I'm just left with a lot of information I get irritated with the book, so as an author I try not to do that.

Someone asked if I liked Solace more than Taken.  At first I wanted to say yes, but that wouldn't be accurate.  Then when I tried to analyze why (something I've found myself doing a lot in the last few years) I realized that they are different enough from each other that I don't compare them.   I mean they are both an adventure/love story with a touch of sci-fi (there's no getting around that), but the other qualities are different in each story.   As it should be.  I really enjoy writing adventure/love stories (and I haven't been inspired to write anything else), but I definitely do not want them to be the same story with a different background.  Life is full of variety and it makes things interesting and exciting, and that is what I try to keep alive in my writing.

One last thing before I get back to working on my books.  Now that I have Solace:Uncharted Territory out in paperback.  I have begun reformatting Taken: Marks of the Satrii to become a paperback as well.  Hopefully, with already having done one book, this process will move along quicker.  Plus, it helps that Tammy did the cover for me because she had everything that was needed: the idea, good graphic programs, and not too mention she is amazing.  I am truly grateful, because I was able to use the time to work on other things: such as getting Solace into paperback, reformatting Solace: Lost for paperback (still in the works), writing on a story(that I now almost have the guts done), tweaking a few other stories.   I will keep you up to date as my books slowly enter the paperback world. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Solace: Uncharted Territory

When I found Jack I knew that my life would change.
  I just didn’t expect that his desire for my death
would send me on a path to accept what
 I had believed was evil.

Woo Hoo!!  Solace: Uncharted Territory is now for sale as a paperback!  The cost is $9.99, which is more than I wanted to sell it for, but the costs of making a book played big into the price.  So much so that the idea had to simmer in my head for a long time.  I don't get to keep much of that price, but what I do keep is the same as I do for the ebook (that logic worked for me).  That, plus I've had a lot of requests for my books to be in hardcopy form.    The ebook still sells for $2.99 - that won't change.   To purchase the paperback click here.

On a personal note, this is super exciting!  I can now put my book on my "favorite books" book shelf!  All the hard work, effort, and time can be placed where I can see it everyday, reminding me that it was all worth it, that the rewards are great, that I have achieved something that others never thought I would.  Most importantly, I believe in my dream and it keeps becoming reality.   Now, back to writing!