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#HoldOnToTheLight—Sci-Fi and Fantasy Authors Blogging for Mental Wellness

What happens when more than 75 sci-fi and fantasy authors start a conversation about mental wellness, mental illness, depression, suicide prevention, domestic violence intervention, PTSD treatment and related issues? We don’t know, but we’re going to find out. #HoldOnToTheLight is a blog campaign encompassing blog posts by fantasy and science fiction authors around the world in an effort to raise awareness about treatment for depression, suicide prevention, domestic violence intervention, PTSD initiatives, bullying prevention and other mental health-related issues. We believe fandom […]

DragonCon is this coming weekend!

DragonCon is this coming weekend—and I’ll be there! Here’s where to find me: Friday 11:30 a.m. Effective Promotion for Writers Embassy CD Hyatt 2 pm Signing at The Missing Volume in the Vendor Hall 2-3 pm Larry N. Martin will be signing in Booth 1223-1225 Author’s Lair 3-4 I will be signing in Booth 1223-1225 Author’s Lair 5:30 Magical Tropes Embassy EF–Hyatt 7 pm Avoiding Historical Mistakes 204J Mart2 8:30 Social Media as Tool not Trial Embassy CD–Hyatt Saturday 10 […]

2016 Hawthorn Moon Blog Tour is Bigger and Better Than Ever!

It’s time for the annual Hawthorn Moon blog tour to celebrate new books plus share some guest posts, do some fun giveaways and online parties and connect! What’s all the fuss about? Well, two new books and more! The Shadowed Path, a Jonmarc Vahanian collection (and the first new book in my Chronicles of the Necromancer series in 5 year) came out June 14 and Modern Magic: Twelve Tales of Urban Fantasy, a 12-book multi-author dark urban fantasy ebook boxed […]

The Shadowed Path is Out! New Chronicles of the Necromancer Book!

The Shadowed Path, the first new Chronicles of the Necromancer book in 5 years, is now available in print and ebook! It’s Jonmarc Vahanian’s back story, how he came to be the embittered warrior readers met in The Summoner, and provides eleven sequential short stories (including an exclusive story not available anywhere else) that tells the first portion of his history. Here’s the scoop: Jonmarc Vahanian was just a blacksmith’s son in a small fishing village before raiders killed his […]

Modern Magic, Gaslight and Unlikely Heroes

Are you ready for summer reading? I’ve got some suggestions for you! First of all, check out Modern Magic: Twelve Tales of Urban Fantasy, an ebook boxed set exclusively on Kindle for a limited time. I’m talking about 12 book-length works by authors (including me) who know their way around the dark side, who can put a shiver down your spine and who dream up stories to give you nightmares. It’s a walk on the wild side, into the shadows, […]

Rage Against Fate: Shadow and Flame is Now Out!

Shadow and Flame, the fourth and final Ascendant Kingdoms novel, is now in stores and online! Not only that, but Orbit and I have some killer special deals with special low launch prices and great extras! Here’s the scoop: Blaine McFadden and his allies have brought magic back under mortal command and begun to restore order to the beleaguered kingdom of Donderath. Now, new perils and old enemies gather for a final reckoning. Foreign invaders, a legendary dark mage and […]

Cool New Books & Free Stuff

So I’ve gotta ask–have you read Vendetta, my new urban fantasy novel, yet? What are you waiting for? Vendetta is packed with old secrets, haunted houses, cursed objects and supernatural threats. It’s a spookalicious read! If you’ve read it, thank you! Please show your love with a review on Amazon or Goodreads, which is better than chocolate for a writer! Here’s my Valentine’s month gift to you! Buy Iron & Blood, get Grave Voices for free! Buy Iron & Blood, […]

New Year, New Books!

Happy New Year! Here’s hoping you’re staying warm and holed up with plenty of books to see you through the winter storms. In case you need some suggestions, here’s some new stuff  to read while it snows … Vendetta is hot off the press, and it’s the newest Deadly Curiosities novel in my urban fantasy series set in historic, haunted Charleston, SC. Someone very powerful is trying to destroy Sorren and everyone he cares about. That puts Cassidy, Teag and […]

Vendetta Now In Stores/Online!

Vendetta, the second book in my Deadly Curiosities urban fantasy series, is now in stores and on ebook!   Read an excerpt here, then go get your very own copy! Early reviews love Vendetta! “Wow! One marvelous, twisty, touching, thrill of a book.”–Kat Richardson, bestselling author of the Greywalker novels “Exceptional once again.” –Douglas Meeks “Rachets up the tension”–Blackgate “Ending 2015 with a bang”–Horror Underground In case you still have some room on the book gift card you got for the […]

New for December–Stuff Your Stocking Here!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year–and that means lots of new books! You can catch my blog post about creating fictional holidays here.  But if you’re making a list and checking it twice, I’ve got some naughty and nice suggestions for the readers on your list (and why not get a little something for yourself while you’re at it. Winter is coming–you need new books!) Let’s start with giveaways!  I’m part of the Mocha Memoirs’ Seasons’ Reading Blog […]