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Those of you who follow my Instagram or Facebook feeds know that I’m currently working on a new project. It’s a bit of a departure from my previous works (don’t worry, I’ll get back to Riley and her friends soon!), and to help me get into the right frame of mind I’ve been reading. A lot.

cotar_coverUp until recently, it had been a while since I’d allowed myself the time to sit down with a good book and lose myself in the worlds other authors lovingly created. I have the amazingly talented fellow author Hailey Edwards to thank for turning me onto Sarah J. Maas. Holy cow does this woman know how to write a compelling tale! I started off with the A Court of Thornes and Roses series (book 3 is coming out in May – I can’t wait!), and once I had devoured both of the books currently available in that series, I switched to her Throne of Glass series. Damn. Just damn. The series sucked me in—and Mr. Awesome Sauce, too. It can be a bit dark at times though, which was a bit of an adjustment after the often lighthearted and sarcastic urban fantasy books I normally read.

 

orconomicscover To help break things up a little (and let Mr. Awesome get a book or two ahead of me) I decided to read Orconomics by J. Zachary Pike. I’ll admit I picked up the book purely based on the awesome cover art—a testament to the importance of hiring a good cover designer. I’ve long been a fan of Sir Terry Pratchett after my eldest brother introduced me to him over a decade ago. Orconomics is so reminiscent of Pratchett’s magical, satirical, tongue-in-cheek writing, that delving into that world was like greeting an old friend. It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me snort. I don’t know when the next book in the Profit Saga is due to come out, but you can be certain that I’ll be picking up a copy!

 

clean-sweepAnother lighthearted series that I recently delved into is the Innkeeper Series by the amazing husband and wife team of Ilona Andrews. Mr. Awesome Sauce and I have been reading their Kate Daniels books for years, and always enjoy the rich world and cast of characters that they weave. This new series is no different, and we both instantly fell in love with Dina Demille and her friends.

I also recently signed up for Owlcrate (a monthly YA subscription, for those who aren’t familiar with it). I haven’t had a chance to crack open the book from the January box—Rose Blood by A.G. Howard—, but I did enjoy reading Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst.

I’ll have more news on my latest project soon, including some amazing cover art by the super talented Giselle Ukardi, so stay tuned!

Stay cool ghouls & boys,

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Countdown Deal and Goodreads Giveaway!

Hello ghouls and boys!

I hope you’re all ready for Halloween! Mr. Awesome Sauce and I have been busy planning our Halloween party. We’re guaranteed to have lots of fiendishly delicious treats for our party-goers, and maybe a trick or two!

In honor of this most spooktacular time of year, I’m going to be running a sale on the ENTIRE Riley Cray series as well as offering up one free signed copy of Hunted on Goodreads.

Hunted, Bitten, and Welcome to the Asylum will all be available for $0.99 and you’ll be able to pick up Midnight Mistletoe for free! Don’t miss out on your chance to snag the entire series for less than $3! Crazy, right?!

Here’s the run down of when everything will be on sale:
Hunted – October 18th-25th
Midnight Mistletoe (FREE!) – October 25th-29th
Bitten – October 19th-November 5th
Welcome to the Asylum – November 5th-12th

Unfortunately, these dates are for the US only (sorry folks!) But don’t worry – I haven’t forgotten my peeps in the Motherland. Hunted, Bitten, and Welcome to the Asylum will all be available in the UK for £0.99 November 10th-13th, and you’ll still be able to pick-up Midnight Mistletoe for free October 25th-29th.

I’ll have details about the Goodreads giveaway soon, so stay tuned :o)

Stay cool ghouls and boys!
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Goodreads Giveaway!

Happy Tuesday ghouls and boys!

To thrilled to announce that in celebration of the release of Welcome to the Asylum, I’m offering a signed copy of Hunted in a Goodreads giveaway. Head on over to Goodreads to enter for your chance to win, or, if you’re feeling as though luck isn’t on your side, you can grab your copy of Hunted (and WttA) on Amazon for the limited time sale price of only $0.99!

Stay cool ghouls & boys,
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