Well, it’s official. I’ve been working hard to finally finish Light & Shadow: The Watcher Series Shorts and Extras. And, dum duh du dah, here is the cover. See? It’s really happening!
And some lucky fans can have a scene written to answer their burning questions. See how below.
Through the years, some fan questions have inspired short stories and extra scenes. I’ve been compiling those, along with other short scenes I’ve written to figure out what other characters are thinking.
Here are some samples of the fan questions I have answered:
As America tries to forget the horrors of the Great War by embracing jazz, flappers, and the speakeasy, the Watchers remain vigilant by protecting the innocent and maintaining order among the Immortals—including a powerful line of Seers who are all but extinct. But the real horror is just beginning.
When George Yates is ordered to escort the beautiful Rosemond Le Clair to safety, he finds himself in the middle of an ancient feud that demands her blood. Without the Watchers’ help, he must struggle to protect the last remaining daughter of the Le Clair family from these dark powers, even as he defies fate itself.
Allure can be read as a stand-alone single or as part of the series (it can be read at any point).
My Recommended Reading Order: The Unintended (Book 1) The Nexus (Book 2) >>> Allure (The Prequel) The Sacrifice (Book 3) The Fallen Part 1 (Book 4) The Fallen Part 2 (Book 5)
Second, here’s a little update. It’s been…well, a really, really long time. Bad writer, I know (shuffles feet and looks down).
Life has been extraordinarily busy this school year. I’m still teaching high school and college classes in American and British Literature. Additionally, who knew that first and third graders would have so much homework? I’m spending my afternoons I am working on some projects, just slowly. I’m afraid I’ve missed my deadline for Light & Shadows: Watcher Series Shorts and Extras. Being late kills the perfectionist in me (Argh!). I did complete a 25 page prequel extra with Joshua in Romania with Gabriel, Kez, and Samael. The book is still in the works, it will be out sometime in 2017. I may add a little post-The Fallen extra for those of you who have been asking. If you are dying to have something included, send requests through my contact page.
I am also working on my second Prompt Me book. Here is the cover reveal! (more…)
I am so excited to announce that The Fallen: Part Two paperback is live on Amazon! The Kindle edition is available for pre-orders and will go live on the 19th. Note: The Kindle edition is discounted through the first week of release.
Without further ado, here is the GORGEOUS cover for The Fallen: Part Two due in May. This makes it feel almost real! Vera Walker, once again, is a rock star!!
Betrayed by the person she trusted most, Aleria breaks away from the safety of the Watchers only to become entangled in the cunning schemes of the Fallen. But celestial beings aren’t the only danger. Traitors endanger Bowen’s reign, jeopardizing the uneasy truce between vampires and humanity. As Aleria’s visions become something else entirely, it’s a race against time to root out those who would enslave the world.
Now separated from Aleria, Gabriel tries to manage the chaos in hopes that he can stop Semjâzâ before it is too late. Desperation forces him to pair up with an unlikely ally as he struggles to defeat the Fallen. It’s an all or nothing fight to stop the Fallen from enslaving both the human and shadow worlds before it’s too late.
In The Hammock with YA fantasy author, Robin Woods
For this installment of Hammock, you’ll get the pleasure of meeting YA fantasy author, Robin Woods (if you haven’t already). She has authored five novels in The Watchers Series, including a prequel and not including an upcoming installment to its riveting predecessor, The Fallen. Instead of talking menacing Gods, other-worlds, and kick-arse heroines, however, we’ll be talking Mexican Cabana and book boyfriends *side-smile emoji*
I gotta say right off the bat that I am a huge fan of your books. A couple months ago I got my friend into them too. But recently she and I have been getting into arguments because she doesn’t like Ali. She doesn’t think she has enough of a personality or thinks that some of her actions aren’t good. Like she thinks that Ali has no loyalty because she leaves her friends after Josh comes back. When she says this I take it as a personal attack because I relate to Ali so much. What should I do?
First of all, thank you for reading. I am honored that people are passionate about my books. Unfortunately, we can’t *make* people like what we like. I am a little baffled on the not having enough personality. Ali is strong and sassy in my mind’s eye (you see this more in The Nexus). She is not perfect, but who is? The flaws are what make characters interesting.
As far as loyalty goes, I see her as fiercely loyal. All of the decisions she makes in The Unintended are pretty much based on loyalty. She avoids her friends to protect them, not leave them behind. She would much rather have a house full of people when she feels threatened, but the thought of one of her friends getting hurt is more than she can handle. So she faces a creepy, empty house on her own.
Another point: She never abandoned her friends the entire time she was dating Robert, and she wouldn’t have done it if the situation with Joshua was a little more normal. The only reason she hadn’t been hanging out with them more was because she was in huge trouble with her parents for letting her grades slip after breaking up with Robert.