39550I’m now on Wattpad! I’m still learning the ropes, so I’m posting completed stories for now, but hope to use it to share new shorter works and sneak peaks of upcoming projects in the future, too!

Right now, you can check out Forsaken and Once Bitten as ongoing serial reads, with new chapters added weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays. Both titles are available for sale through the links on my website, but I’m offering them for FREE through Wattpad to subscribers.

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Forsaken on Wattpad

In Forsaken, Jason Sullivan had it all — the perfect life, the perfect girlfriend and the perfect opportunity to ask her to marry him. Then in one violent, unexpected moment, he lost it all. Murdered in cold blood, wrongly condemned to a hellish afterlife and enslaved to a sadistic demon, Jason must fight to reclaim not only the life and love he’d once known, but also his soul.

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Once Bitten on Wattpad

Private investigator John Harker thinks he’s seen it all. But when a desperate woman begs him to find her missing daughter, John quickly learns there are many things in the Florida Keys that are best left unseen…and some secrets that are best left undiscovered. In a dark spin on the screwball comedy formula, John is bitten by a vampire, doomed to become one of the bloodthirsty undead unless his beautiful, plucky assistant Sandy (whose real name, as she sometimes still bothers to remind him, is Maureen) and a renowned but reluctant anthropologist specializing in vampire legends and lore, can save him.

So what are you waiting for? Check them out on Wattpad today!

A (long overdue) “Darkness Falls” update)

Dear Readers,
 
I’m sorry it’s taking so long to finish the last Brethren book. To be honest, I haven’t felt too enthusiastic about writing it, in part because I’ve really been focusing on my YA manuscript, trying to polish it and fend off the ego-blows from agent rejections and near-misses, and in part because I’m tired of self publishing. It’s expensive to buy cover art and editing and time-consuming to fool with the layouts and uploading and marketing and book trailers. And the financial return on these investments of time, effort, energy, and money just isn’t always there. (But having a reader email to say they loved your book? PRICELESS.)
 
Another reason is just life itself: y’know, the usual distractions, like work, school, family, laundry, groceries, bills, etc.
 
But to be honest, another reason “Darkness Falls” has remained unfinished was that reader backlash from the whole Lina/Augustus angle, while understandable, still stung, and I just haven’t felt much excitement about writing about the Brethren. While infuriating for some readers, the Lina/Augustus hookup was actually really exciting for me to have written about, just because it kind of caught me off-guard as a storyline, and I figured, what the hell, let’s throw that curve into the mix. Same thing I had in mind when [SPOILER ALERT] I had Rene shoot Brandon in “Dark Hunger.”
 
Anyway, I have about 30k done on “Darkness Falls,” but the direction it kept heading wasn’t one I liked. I was writing to give people the story I thought they wanted, but not the one I necessarily felt any joy or passion about telling. And I just couldn’t seem to figure out how to fix it, or even want to try. So I kept pushing it, again and again, to the back burner.
 
I know many of you have been waiting patiently for it, and asking politely when it will be out, and I feel like a big shit heel because I keep saying such-and-such a date, and then that date passes, and I don’t have a book for you. I’m ashamed of myself. As my readers, y’all are everything. I love my readers and hate disappointing you.
 
So yesterday, I was listening to a song, and realized, hey – these lyrics tell the story for “Darkness Falls.” Not the one I’d originally imagined and was struggling to write, but the one that made the most sense, for me and for readers to enjoy. I’m not saying I’m going to get it done any time soon, because other manuscripts, work, life, bills, family, pets, etc. are all still around to distract me, but I think I might have finally seized upon the spark I needed to re-energize the story in my mind…the one to make me want to write about these characters again.
 
I’m going to try. I’m sorry I’ve let y’all down.
 
Love,
 
Me