Sunday Sampler: Diary of the Damned

Blurb: “Allison said that, in time, he’d come for you. For what it’s worth, Evy, I believe her.” Evy Breen has worked hard to forget her past. She's changed her appearance and moved from her hometown of Bowling Green, Kentucky, to Knoxville, Tennessee, where she does her best to fit in. Evy’s past catches up … Continue reading Sunday Sampler: Diary of the Damned

First Chapters – THE HAUNTING SEASON

Be careful what you let in… Siler House has stood silent beneath Savannah’s moss-draped oaks for decades. Notoriously haunted, it has remained empty until college-bound Jess Perry and three of her peers gather to take part in a month-long study on the paranormal. Jess, who talks to ghosts, quickly bonds with her fellow test subjects. … Continue reading First Chapters – THE HAUNTING SEASON

Thursday Teaser: TOUCH

An abandoned dog. A girl, equally broken. Some bonds are forever. Touch. An excerpt from the novella, Touch, included in my short story collection NATURE'S FIFTH SEASON. Touch is the one story that got to both my husband and a male critique partner. Of all the stories in the collection, I get the most mail regarding Touch and … Continue reading Thursday Teaser: TOUCH

Sunday Sampler: OF SHADOW & STONE

    Kate tossed and turned, trying not to think about Ian. Whenever she did, she thought of how Michael had managed to change her after all, and how she’d have to fix that. It wouldn’t be easy, but it wouldn’t be a fresh start if she brought along so much emotional baggage. Declan’s words … Continue reading Sunday Sampler: OF SHADOW & STONE

Tuesday Teaser: OF SHADOW & STONE

Description: Humans are so unobservant. All they have to do is look up… and hope the gargoyles looking back down don’t target them as prey. Gargoyles were created centuries ago to protect mankind, but something went horribly wrong. Now only the sentinel—a mortal chosen to control the stone beasts—stands between them and their human prey. … Continue reading Tuesday Teaser: OF SHADOW & STONE

Of Shadow & Stone is Live!

  Release day is finally here! There's lots to celebrate this week, including a contest later on in the week, so stay tuned. Today, I have an excerpt for you - the prologue: PROLOGUE Declan I live here among them, waiting and watching. They do nothing now and have remained motionless for over a century, … Continue reading Of Shadow & Stone is Live!

Sunday Sampler: The Book of Lost Souls

  It occurred to me that I've never posted the first chapter of THE BOOK OF LOST SOULS. I've always loved teen witch Ivy and company. They're different from the darker books I tend to write. I can't tell you how many times I laughed out loud while writing this book. When I wrote the last … Continue reading Sunday Sampler: The Book of Lost Souls

Tuesday Teaser: Don’t Fear the Reaper

  It's been a while since I've posted a teaser or snippet from any of my books. Here's a few snippets  from various chapters of DON'T FEAR THE REAPER, Keely Morrison's point of view. The photo above was taken in Savannah's Bonaventure Cemetery. Seeing the last name Morrison, I couldn't resist snapping this shot. — … Continue reading Tuesday Teaser: Don’t Fear the Reaper

Sunday Sampler: The Book of Lost Souls

Thanks to everyone who read all the Summer Sunday Samplers. I hope that you've enjoyed them. Here's The Book of Lost Souls, with a Devlin scene for all my fellow dog lovers. — Devlin followed Ivy up the stairs and into her room. Ivy shut the door and sifted through her dresser, retrieving a lavender sleep … Continue reading Sunday Sampler: The Book of Lost Souls

Sunday Sampler: The Haunting Season

  Only a few more summer Sunday samplers left to go. Here's one from The Haunting Season. The setup: the main character, Jess is just returning to the room she shares with Allison.   Allison was still awake, still reading her book. “If we go to sleep now, we can still get a couple hours,” Jess … Continue reading Sunday Sampler: The Haunting Season

Sunday Sampler: Don’t Fear the Reaper

Summer is almost over. Can you believe it? Where did it go? Only a few more weeks of Summer Sunday Samplers left! This one from Don't Fear the Reaper. Speaking of, Don't Fear the Reaper is up for an award - The eFestival of Words awards for best YA 2013. It's down to popular vote now, and I … Continue reading Sunday Sampler: Don’t Fear the Reaper

Sunday Sampler: The Book of Lost Souls

Another Summer Sunday Sampler from THE BOOK OF LOST SOULS. “Great!” Gareth said. “We lost him again. I’ll never get Spike back to normal at this rate! And when I do, he won’t like eating his mealworms. He’ll be spoiled eating insects he’s caught in the wild.” They stood at the base of the ditch where … Continue reading Sunday Sampler: The Book of Lost Souls

Sunday Sampler The Haunting Season

  Dr. Brandt led them past the shelving that housed countless jars of sauces and cans of who knew what, as well as an area with a large freezer and refrigerator, and a section for the housekeeping staff that held organized cleaning supplies and fresh linens. The next section was an open area with even … Continue reading Sunday Sampler The Haunting Season