I hope you’re staying safe during this season of ducking and dodging germs. Boy, my hands have never been cleaner with all these sanitizing stations everywhere I go. Anyways, on to the news…
Curse of Shadows is live!
I spent over a year developing Curse of Shadows, in fact it changed titles three times; Dawn’s Edge, Curse of Infinite Shadows and finally Curse of Shadows. After getting input from strangers on the internet and paid professional strangers, this book is finally on my shelf. I’ve read this thing a few dozen times and my little heart soars every. Single. Time.
Curse of Shadows is available on Amazon as an eBook and a paperback version. Hopefully, you picked a copy up and if you haven’t, what are you waiting for?
This reminds me, I’ll need some ARC readers for Prey for the Hunt in the coming weeks. ARC stands for Advanced Reader Copy and it’s basically the preview version of the final book. As an ARC reader, you get to look through it and let me know about typos and if something in the story that may not make sense. Of course, you also (hopefully) get to leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads to help hype the book.
If you’re interested or have any questions, please let me know!
Earlier this week I picked a random winner for a free, signed copy of Curse of Shadows! The interesting thing is, they still haven’t gotten back to me, so I’m not sure what to do with it. Got any ideas?
The Coyle and Fang series is historical fantasy, set in the Victorian-era. Real world cities, people and occurrences are the background throughout the stories. There’s real locations and street names with a few roaming zombie monsters roaming around.
Now, I know I’ve shared what I think our heroes would look like if they were to appear in a Netflix series or movie (might as well dream, right?). If you haven’t seen these photos, they’re on the website under the Blog posts.
One day, I had a fun idea and looked through Victorian-era photos for our characters. I carefully picked out a few and wanted to share. These are all real people, but none of them had names attached. I found most of the pictures on Pinterest, but if you happen to spot your great, great, great relative, let me know.
I included snippets from Curse of Shadows to add some flavor. Without further ado…
“Every crime was solvable. One couldn’t rely on evidence found in the light. You had to look in the hidden to find the solution. This incident may have been unsolvable to them, but this was her chance to use her giftings. Her motivation wasn’t pride or womanhood—no, it was much simpler than that. She wanted to find her murderous fiancé, the Ripper, within the accordance of the law and bring him to justice.”
“A tall woman unfolded herself and stepped out, arching her back and rolling her shoulders, ignoring the rifles pointed at her. Lightening flashed across the sky, highlighting her features. Tangled, short hair the color of midnight lay pasted across an attractive, lean face. Skin-tight, black leathers clung to her slender frame, far too slender to have punched her way out of an iron cage.”
“Embeth wore her favorite green dress with the extra frills. She was almost an exact replica of the vampire, though her dark hair was longer, brushed back over her small ears. Her dark brown eyes were round, mousy, always curious. Her thin legs dangled over the edge of the planks. Not a drop of water on her. Fang looked at her dead sister and couldn’t decide if this was a hallucination or—”
“You enjoy untying the knots of enigmas, don’t you? Finding joy in discovering clues in the dead. You seem a natural at it, and as you can see, I’m a natural at creating crime scenes. So let’s play a game to discover who’s the more powerful between the two of us. Come find me, Sherlyn. And I will leave you breadcrumbs of viscera and goblets of sanguine fluid. Yes?”
So what do you think? I love them, honestly. These photos help me visualize the characters as they move through the stories. Believe me, I need all the help I can get.