Saturday, September 30, 2017

Off to NINC

I'll be at the NINC (novelists Inc ) Conference all this week in sunny St Petersburg, FL. What is NINC you ask?

Welcome to Novelists, Inc. (NINC), the professional network for career novelists.
Like all great stories, ours started at a moment of change — when five professional authors banded together with one clear mission in mind: address the needs of career novelists.
Networking is how we began more than 25 years ago, and it is how our organization of more than 800 multi-published writers continues to thrive today.
When you join NINC, you will:
  • connect with a global community of authors committed to the business of writing;
  • enter conversations that spur innovation and demystify the publishing industry; and
  • become a vital link in the sharing of knowledge.
Our members helped create the genres and subgenres of popular fiction today and have been frontrunners in the digital revolution. They have pushed beyond boundaries of style, storytelling, marketing, and bookselling. Their names consistently appear on the top best-sellers and book reviews lists.
NINC brings our many voices and talents together for one purpose — to help each of us manage our writing career throughout a lifetime.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Check out this from one of my Mentee's

Get it here on or read it for Free with Kindle Unlimited.

Prophecy. Bane or blessing? 

Alexi does not know which way to go. Everyone and everything is pulling at him. He thought achieving his goals of becoming an air Elementalist would be enough. Instead, people are trying to kill him! Between trying to dodge assassins and pass his third-year classes things are getting worse each day. Life has become pass or fail.

Special Sale this Weekend Only!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Darkness Revealed is Now available

Camilla Blackmore is supposed to be dead.

Everyone, including her two daughters, believes she was killed during the attack upon the Blackmore estate by the Missionaries of Death assassins. But she wasn't. Camilla was captured and transported to the headquarters of the Strega, evil Italian Witches who control the assassins as if they were puppets. Now comes the true purpose of who the Strega are and what role Camilla Blackmore is to play.

Will Camilla be pawn or Queen?

New book going up

Darkness Revealed is in Review on Amazon. It could be 2 hours or 3 days before we see it. I've had both happen.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Paperbacks are Here
It's now possible to get the first three Federal Witch as well as the first four Athena Lee books in paperback! All Chaos Press, the publisher that handles my audio production, has made print copies of most of my books available on Amazon and on Barnes and Noble (those will have to be ordered but now they can do it with the ISBN#)  Quite a few of the Anthologies that my work appears in is also available through them.  You can get them HERE using this link. More and more titles will appear as they are loaded. Like everything associated with Amazon it takes a small amount of time.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

How about a Mongo and Chuck story set at Comic Con? Check this one out.

Two shifters walk into a Convention.

Agatha Blackmore and her entire team have been given the weekend off from dealing with the Magical woes that plague our country. While the girls were off doing girl stuff, Chuck picked up former FBI Agent Mongo and went to Serpent Con in Atlanta.

Conventions are fun. Costumes, comics, authors, and aliens? The two Agents find themselves face to face with something of the third kind.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

New Book is out in the Russian side of the Federal Witch Series

Slave or partner? Bond or shackles?

Dascha swore that she would never become a slave to a witch, used for energy and reduced to the role of an animated battery. Zhanna never thought that she would have a familiar, since none of the Russian witches seemed to have them. Now Dascha has found her witch and Zhanna has found her familiar. It would be better if either one of them knew what they were doing, but they trust in each other.

When Dascha has the chance to get some training, something that no familiar that either of them knows has gotten, she reluctantly leaves her beloved witch for a few days. Little does she know that she will come back with a very different view of what being a familiar really is. And a whole lot of ways to make them the baddest partnership around!

The only question is simple. Can Dascha can survive the training?

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Snippet Time! Check out this one from the upcoming Coven Codex


Every time that Zhanna looked at the seer, it was if her breath had caught in her throat. The weirdness of the reaction left the young woman feeling unsure and indecisive. Zhanna could feel the weight of the other woman’s gaze, insubstantial as it was. The witch knew that something was hanging over her head, waiting to crash down without warning.

Feeling like a frightened child, Zhanna was using any excuse to go or do something else. Anything at all, except sit down and have the discussion she knew was an inevitable future event.

<< I guess this means you’re afraid of ghosts! >> her familiar’s snarky voice said in her head.

<< Thanks a lot, Dascha. I’m nervous enough as it is that I would have expected you not to push me.>>

<< Sometimes, my fine witchy friend, you need to not take yourself so seriously. If it’s inevitable, it’s going to happen. If it’s not, it won’t. So, stop fretting yourself into a frazzle and do something useful here. After all, we are only here for a few days. >>

<< All right. I’ll try not to fuss about it. But if when I talk to her, she tells me that I’m doomed for some bizarre reason, I’m blaming you. >>

<< It’s always the familiar's fault. I guess it’s just a cross I will have to bear. >>

Their internal discussion was interrupted when Mikhail walked into the room and glanced around. “Zhanna! Just the person I wanted to see. I think we have a place to explore for other possible weapons. I can’t be sure, but there is a rather peculiar ghost that keeps zipping in front of me and heading toward a building we haven’t looked through yet. It’s wearing all sorts of body weapons, and I can’t conceive of what other reason it would have to try to get me to follow it.”
Zhanna jumped to her feet and started toward Mikhail without hesitation. “Then let’s go see what this ghost wants. If it’s trying to show us a source of additional firepower, then, by all means, we should look into it.”

<< Coward! >>

<< Shut up, Dascha! You are the one who said if it’s inevitable, it will happen no matter what I did. This way I’m not sitting around and fussing or worrying. >>

<< Humph! >>

As fast as Zhanna was heading for the door with Mikhail, she wasn’t any faster than her familiar. The three of them, two humans and a cat, quickly exited the room.

In the quiet of the suddenly empty room, Pavel turned to Oleg and said, << I truly hope that they aren’t going into the Combat Mage building. >>

<< The description of the ghost could not be anyone but Larissa, even if the man did not notice the gender of the specter. If so, they’re going to be in for some rude surprises. >>

<< Do you think we should warn them? >>

<< Not really. They’re never going to learn to grow up if you keep holding their hand. >>

<< I suppose you’re right. However, we do want them to continue to be alive, right? >>

<< It might be a good test of how much the girl has learned. Wouldn’t that make lots of sense? >>

<< Absolutely. >>

In the quiet room, two partially visible specters exchanged wide and gleeful grins, looking like two little boys waiting for a treat.

This was going to be interesting!

We survived the Hurricane giveaway!

We survived the storm just fine with no damage here in Tallahassee. How about another Giveaway for those who like to read?  This time it's Shade of Honor! Ten free books are up for grab. Here's your chance today.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Status Update. What I'm currently working on.

It's been a busy summer so far for me in Florida. My wife was out of town for three weeks leaving me alone with the Merlin the Cat. We survived and didn't burn down the apartment.

On the writing front I been busy. My co-writers and I have a few things in the pipeline as well as solo things from me. Taki Drake has a new Mini-Seris called the Familiar Trials coming out soon as well as Book 2 in the Standard of Honor series, Coven Codex. As we get closer to release we'll show the covers for those. Bradford Bates is ready to start his new collaboration this month. The working title is The Wild Hunt. The cover for that book is awesome! Cover designer Heather Hamilton-Senter has outdone herself this time.

I am in the middle of three works as well as several shorts. Space Cadets is about half done. Darkness revealed is only missing 3-4 chapters and should go up to amazon in a week or so. That leaves Alpha Class 3 as well as the newest Federal Witch book. I've started AC3 that's all I can say about it. The research for Fed Witch 6 is ready to go all I need to do is write the thing.

I have several shorts underway too. The Badger Hole Bar Universe has grown and several books will be explaining a few things. Including that meeting between Zhanna and Agatha. My fault on that one. I jumped the gun a bit and mentioned something in Night of the Unicorn that I wasn't supposed to. Taki had to write another chapter to explain it. Oops! And there will be cookbooks. and Christmas books. The only hint I have for those is this. Reindeer didn't fly until they met the Blackmore family!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Timeline book for The Athena Lee Universe

I get asked a lot by readers for a timeline of the books and stories. There are a lot of stories. It's my own fault for shotgunning them all over the place. The way I write and come up with ideas makes it happen that way. So I fixed it. I created a timeline in book format that explains what came first and where it can be found. Not everything is in book that I have published.

It's published under my real name because of Amazon's rules about book lists and what they call study guides. There is an unpublished short story inside and this book like all my others is in Kindle Unlimited. This should make a great reference source for the super Athena Lee fan in all of us.