Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Cover Reveal Time!

Ta-da! Isn't that awesome?!

Here's a bit about the book:

According to Merriam-Webster, “ecotone” is defined as: a transition area between two adjacent ecological communities. Etymology: ec- + Greek tonos meaning tension.
Also from Merriam-Webster: “Scientists refer to the area of overlapping landscapes where the “foreign” species encounter each other and blend together as ecotones, an apparent allusion to the tension created when competing species come together.”

This book is an anthropomorphic take on climate change. Many of the characters are natural phenomena we are well acquainted with. Readers from my neck of the woods will recognize Mount Rainier, Mount Saint Helens, and the Puget Sound. Readers everywhere will know Dover (yes, those white cliffs), Mount Everest, and Mount Fuji. Also making appearances are the River Kama in Russia, the north wind, the great redwood forest of Northern California and Southern Oregon, and a few lost civilizations whose mysterious demises are explained. Readers will learn the natural politics behind Super Storm Sandy, and why Hillary Step on Mount Everest actually fell away.

Packed with science, fantasy, and a touch of humor, this book follows the career of Doctor Ferma, a climate scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. With a knack for finding connections where others see only jumbled data, and the ability to see through the veil of magic splitting two distinct, but inseparable, worlds, she is tasked with negotiating peace. One side is oblivious to the war they are entrenched in. The other is fractured into opposing factions. Neither is willing to concede a point. And the fragile balance between magical world and human world is ever tipping toward the total destruction of both. Will humanity learn to see before it is too late? Will Mother Earth finally reveal herself? Will all the spirits of the world find a common ground?

I am currently in deep edits on this novel and am anticipating a Fall release. Keep your eyes peeled for updates and excerpts as the edits come to a close.

Also, a quick reminder that my books are no longer available in paperback. If you would like to purchase any of my novels, please save a tree by heading over to Amazon or Smashwords and downloading a digital copy. A portion of the royalties from each book sale goes toward the National Parks Foundation.

Thank you for your support!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Cloak & Dagger Release Day!

Hello and welcome to my revised website! I am going to be making a lot of changes around here, so if you come back and it looks a little different, I promise life will continue and everything will be okay.

Today marks the release of my third published novel and the first in a trilogy! Woohoo!! Little Red Wolf is a trilogy about my take on the Little Red Riding Hood fable. Though we know this story to be a little darker than most the others from our childhood, I assure you my retelling is not for the faint of heart.

If you want to participate in the excitement, here is a list of links for the tour stops happening TODAY:

Here is the schedule for the whole week:

February 17th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading
February 18th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Just Books
February 20th: Promo Post and Giveaway @ Blackwood Blogs
February 21st: Author Interview @ Two Heart Beats
February 22nd: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Silver Dagger Scriptorium
February 23rd: Book Excerpt @ Compelling Beasts Blog
February 24th: Book Review @ Cecily Wolfe’s Blog

I am so excited to share this news with you and to have my novel out there, I am going to do something crazy. You ready for it? Are you sure? Okay, if you think so...

Entering the raffle is easy, just leave a comment here on this post and share the Amazon link to my book on Facebook. You can earn extra points by visiting each stop in the week long tour to leave a comment, but it is not necessary in order to enter. Two lucky winners will receive signed copies of all three of my published novels! This raffle is open to everyone 18 and over. I will ship the books to any country, province, or island provided there is a valid mailing address (I really have no idea how to get a package to an uncharted island in the middle of nowhere, nor how much that would cost to ship, LOL). Check out the official rules and enter below.

If you can't wait that long and need the book right now, Cloak & Dagger can be found on Amazon in either Kindle or Paperback formats.

Stop by every day from now until next Friday to read snippets of the book, hear my thoughts on the process and the characters, and catch up on a few awesome details that never made it into the final draft. Also, at the end of the tour, I will post a little teaser for book 2: Smoke & Fang.

I am so happy you stopped by! Remember to leave a comment asking me a question, giving your thoughts on the cover, or indicating what you are hoping to see me post in the next 7 days.

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