Tentative Upcoming Releases Schedule (Late 2016, Early 2017.)

Disclaimer: This is a tentative list and is subject to change. August 2016: Tales of the Winter Wolf Volume 6. This set will include three ‘After Winter Wolf’ stories. The stories will take place almost a month following the conclusion of Winter Wolf. September or October 2016: Rider of the Sun Horse & Silver Bullet. I am approximately halfway finished both books. I’m hoping for a productive August. If things work out, you can expect these books to release in late September or October. (Note: if my husband’s Visa application is approved, this will be shifted to a November or December 2016 release.) February or March 2017: Chameleon and the Hound, Dae Portals 3. (Writing as Trillian Anderson.) I will be writing the novel in November as my NaNoWriMo, and I’ll finish drafting it in December. Unknown but Upcoming Releases: Wolf Hunt & Memento Mori. Wolf Hunt is a continuation series…

Paperbacks of Beneath a Blood Moon, Pack Justice, and Shadowed Flame available!

As of today, three Witch & Wolf novels are back in print! Later this year, expect the three volume omnibus including Inquisitor, Winter Wolf, and Blood Diamond to hit the shelves in addition to Silver Bullet! For now, please enjoy the print editions of Beneath a Blood Moon, Pack Justice, and Shadowed Flame! The covers were designed by my cover artist, Holly Heisey. About the Books Matia Evans has it all, except for one thing: she can’t see color. With an adopted family who loves her, a company she helps her father run, and more prospects than she knows what to do with, she’s in no place to complain that her world is limited to shades of gray, black, and white. Her inability to perceive color isn’t the only strange thing about her: all souls have shadows, and she can see them. Unfortunately, there are humans who are worse than monsters.…

I’m Playing Pokemon Go, and I regret (everything) nothing!

I’ve been playing Pokemon Go for several days now. I regret everything nothing. Those who know me understand my poor relationship with exercise. Normal people can go out, pick a direction, and start walking, and some sore legs later, they arrive with no issues. People with asthma probably understand what it’s like to be me a lot better than others. I have hefty issues with my endurance. This manifests as asthma-like symptoms as my body struggles to figure out how to provide oxygen all over the place. It’s a multi-fold issue. If I get my heart rate up, bad things can happen. So, I can’t afford to do that. Those who understand how to get in shape are probably cringing, because it involves getting your heart rate up so your body triggers all the fancy things to build your circulatory and respiratory systems. I can’t do that. Elevated heart rate is bad for…

I’m Celebrating the Awesome that is Indie Authors and their Books Today

Just go with the flow. Ignore the fact official days for this stuff is in March or October or some other day of the year, because seriously? Books. Happy Canada Day, and Happy RJ Contrived This Celebrate Indie Authors and Books and Reading Day. (We can celebrate in the traditionally pub’d ones, too.) Happy early American Independence Day, too. Screw tarnishing such celebrations with things like logic and official days in other parts of the year! Since Smashwords emailed me earlier (Jun 30, 2016) with some stuff about celebrating all the indie authors and things, I was like sure why the hell not. (I still have no idea why Smashwords emailed me. I don’t have any books on their site, and I have no intention of putting any on their site.) So, I pinged some folks, did a little digging, and made a post, because it is summer and we need more books. Because…

Upcoming Releases, Summer Sales, and More!

This is a State of the Blain address. Fasten your seat belts, because this is going to be one hell of a ride. If you want to read about the personal stuff, scroll down towards the end of the post. News From the Witch & Wolf World I’ve been pretty quiet on the writing front since the double release of Shadowed Flame and Karma. I needed some time to recharge, I’ve been pretty busy on the personal front, and two books one day? Wooooooowie, I needed a ‘smoke break’ after that craziness. In 2014, when I first released Inquisitor, I never thought the Witch & Wolf world would be so popular. The series has made me, as far as I can say I’ve been made. I’m grateful people enjoy my take on werewolves and witches. When I finished Winter Wolf, I was almost ready to walk away from the series and…

Dear Fans: An Open Letter

Fans are the lifeblood of any television show, movie, author, or… just about anything in the entertainment world. This letter is to every fan, no matter how you rate your obsession, love, or interest in the thing you like, appreciate, or utterly obsess over. Dear Fans, We have a problem. You might be puzzled over why I think ‘we’ have a problem–or who ‘we’ actually is. We is you, the fans, and us–or me–the creator. Together, just by being what we are–fans and creators–have a problem just from existing. That sounds a bit harsh, doesn’t it? I, like every other author, actor, director, publisher, or other creative type, rely on you to survive. Without you, we’re nothing. This is where our problem begins. I have been watching the current meltdown between Paramount and the fans of Star Trek with a mix of dread and resignation. Before you go get your pitchforks…

Two Novels Nominated for Readfree.ly’s Top 50 Self-Published Novels Worth Reading List!

I never really thought the day would come that I would be writing a blog post like this. While I have a morning ritual of getting up and checking if I somehow magically became famous, I never actually hold my breath or hope to make any form of shortlist for a top anything list or competition. So, it came as a complete surprise when two of my books were nominated for ReadFree.ly’s Top 50 Self-Published Novels Worth Reading in 2016 list. When I found out, I was stunned. There are around 100 books in the final vote for the list, and two of them I wrote. I may not make the final list, but this really, really made me happy. If you’ve read or liked the books, please vote for them! Hell, if you’ve wanted to read the books and haven’t had a chance to yet, please vote for them. Tell your friends…

There are a Lot of Good People in the World.

There are a lot of good people in the world. Today, I’ve seen a lot of people on facebook and other social media sites scorning the Stanford Rapist, with everyone trying to remind everyone else how to become a good person. Maybe people are angry. Maybe they’re tired of hearing about the bad people in the world. Maybe they’re wanting to find something they can look towards as a compass and good example–something, anything–to show society hasn’t gone completely to hell in a pretty basket. There are bad people in the world, but I think it’s so very easy to forget about the good people in the world, too. We’re so busy looking for the evils in the world that we often don’t appreciate those around us–those who try to do good. It’s so easy to get caught up in the relentless negativity of our society. This is particularly true during…

This again? Books, Readers, Piracy, and Theft.

The drama of the week is flavored in book theft, and I, like so many authors, are stepping up to talk about it. In a way, I feel like Cardeth and Zero. The ‘city’ of the literary world is smoking around us authors, and the rioters are… … people who like what we do? Look, I like reading as much as the next person, and because I’m an author, I can’t afford to buy many books. I cherry pick the books I want to have. I buy them. I respect others who are in my same situation, and if I can’t afford to have it, I live without it. Suck it up, precious little snowflake. There are a lot of ways you can get books for free without paying a cent and still respecting the authors who wrote them. Let me teach you how. Go to Amazon. Click on the genre you like. Go…

Teas of the Day Plus Bonus Random Rambles

I like tea. I really like tea. I’m going to have to just go out on a limb and state I’m an addict. I’m not a snob–I don’t care how people have their tea, so long as they enjoy what they’re drinking. I like talking about tea, too. Today, I’m going to showcase (with pictures!) four of the teas I’m drinking today. I make them in 16 oz iced tea batches. One is therapeutic in nature. It helps with my allergies and sinuses, even when iced. The others are pure bliss. I’ll start off with the one I’m currently drinking, which also happens to be my therapy tea. It’s called ‘Organic Cold 911’ and is produced by David’s Tea. Actually, all four teas I’m showcasing are by David’s Tea. Cold 911 is available in a kosher blend as well as the organic blend. It’s made with peppermint, apple, and juniper berries,…

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