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Oracle 2: book cover rebranding

June 1, 2017

Cover designed by Elizabeth Mackey.

I’m still rolling out the new book covers across all retailers/sites, but here is a first look at I See You (Oracle 2).

Oracle 1: book cover rebranding

May 31, 2017

 

I’m exceedingly pleased to announce that the Oracle Series has been brilliantly rebranded by the ever talented, Elizabeth Mackey. I asked her to pull the covers more inline with the Dowser and Reconstructionist Series, emphasizing the magical/fantastical elements, and I believe this new look does exactly that.

I’ll be rolling out the new book covers across all retailers/sites over the next few days, but here is a first look at I See Me (Oracle 1). I hope you love it as much as I do!!

Reconstructionist 2: early reviews and a giveaway

May 25, 2017

GIVEAWAY CLOSED! LUCKY #4 has been emailed.

Okay, I’m seriously behind on this post. I should have had it up two weeks ago. I blame taxes and allergies. Better late that never though. I’m pairing my typical early review post with a giveaway tied to reviews – yay!

But first, what have readers been saying about Tangled Echoes (Reconstructionist 2) so far?

5 STARS – LOVED. LOVED, LOVED – Meghan’s characters are like old friends … you look forward to their visit, throw some tequila in the mix and then have no idea how things will turn out. – Amazon UK review

5 STARS – ADDICTIVE – another page-turner that leaves you bereft when you reach the last page … stunned that its over. – B & N review

4 STARS – AWESOME – gripping story. Held by breath while reading. – Amazon Canada review

5 STARS – WOW – The fast paced and intense story line make this book impossible to stop reading. – Amazon USA review

5 STARS – The story pulls you in and keeps you mesmerized until you read the last page. – Kobo review

5 STARS – AMAZING – This series is addictive! – Goodreads review

MORE REVIEWS

Amazon USA

Amazon CANADA

Amazon UK

Goodreads

And now for the giveaway!

Would you like to win an autographed paperback copy of Catching Echoes (Reconstructionist 1), a silver charm necklace, and five Reconstructionist Series postcards?

You would? Fantastic!

To enter:

  1. Comment below with a direct link to your honest review of Tangled Echoes (Reconstructionist 2) [any star rating] [any platform].
  2. Bonus entry: favourite quote from the book.

No purchase necessary. All my ebooks are available to libraries for free via Overdrive (minimum fee), Library Direct, Baker & Taylor Axis 360, and Odilo.

Notes/Rules: OPEN INTERNATIONALLY. One entry per person. Each comment will be assigned a number, and one winner will be selected via random number generator. Please make sure to fill out a valid email address in the comment form. Email addresses are not collected for any purpose other than notifying the contest winner. No purchase necessary (see library option).

If you haven’t commented on the blog before, or you comment from a different IP address, the comments are moderated. So don’t worry if you don’t see your entry right away. I will approve it and then it will appear.

Giveaway closes SUNDAY MAY 28, 2017 at 8 pm PDT.

Detail shot of the necklace: a tiny silver house and key charm on an 18-inch silver chain. Just like the charms on Wisteria’s bracelet in the Reconstructionist Series. 🙂

 

Reconstructionist 2: paperback proof

May 24, 2017

The paperback proof for Tangled Echoes (Reconstructionist 2) has been a approved. You know what that means … giveaways are coming!

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Reconstructionist 2: whenever, wherever

May 8, 2017

TANGLED ECHOES (RECONSTRUCTIONIST 2)

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Adept Universe Giveaway: ten paperbacks plus extras

May 2, 2017

GIVEAWAY CLOSED. WINNER #109 HAS BEEN EMAILED

I’m giving away all ten paperbacks in the Adept Universe in celebration of the upcoming release of Tangled Echoes (Reconstructionist 2) on May 4, 2017.

Tangled Echoes (Reconstructionist 2) is currently available for preorder.

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DON’T FORGET THE PREORDER GIVEAWAY!

Win all these pretties, all at once! Ten autographed paperbacks, six Dowser Series recipe cards, six Oracle Series butterfly tattoos, and five Reconstructionist Series postcards!

To enter all you need to do is comment below and let me know:

  1. If you could create reconstructions (like Wisteria can) what happy memory would you collect and carry around with you everywhere (keep these PG-13, pretty please 😉 )?

Notes/Rules: OPEN INTERNATIONALLY. Each comment will be assigned an entry number. ONE winning entry will then be selected via random number generator. One entry per person. Please make sure to fill out a valid email address in the comment form. Email addresses are not collected for any purpose other than notifying the contest winner.

If you haven’t commented on the blog before, or you comment from a different IP address, the comments are moderated. So don’t worry if you don’t see your entry right away. I will approve it, then assign it an entry number.

No purchase necessary.

Contest closes FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2016 at 8 p.m. PDT

Reconstructionist 2: second excerpt

April 26, 2017

Sorry! I’m a day late with this excerpt. But here it is!!

*SPOILERS**SPOILERS**SPOILERS**SPOILERS**SPOILERS*

Do not read if you haven’t read Catching Echoes (Reconstructionist 1) yet.

Find the Adept Universe reading order here.

Read the first part of Chapter One here.

Tangled Echoes (Reconstructionist 2): an excerpt from Chapter One:

Even though this was my seventh time seeing her, it still appeared as if Ember had just moved into the corner office with its pretty peekaboo view of the water. Her degrees and artwork remained propped against the walls, ready to be hung except for the apparent lack of time and tools to do so. Instead of books and knickknacks, boxes cluttered the shelving matching the desk on either side of the sofa. The swanky space had apparently come with a recent promotion that Ember barely acknowledged, even when she’d been congratulated by a visiting senior partner during my second appointment. Given the state of the office, it was fairly obvious she hadn’t fully embraced her new status within the firm.

The only personal item set out in the entire space was a framed charcoal sketch, which was placed facing outward on a credenza behind the desk. The arresting image had drawn my attention the first time I’d entered the office, and I still found it exceedingly difficult to tear my gaze away from it.

Rendered in smudged yet fierce and unfettered lines, the image contained behind glass was of Ember. Or, rather, a grisly depiction of her apparent death. Gouged throat, lifeless eyes, and all.

But even though the ghost of a smile on Ember’s face — forever immortalized in charcoal — was haunting, I couldn’t bring myself to ask her about the sketch. I had an instinctual sense that if I lowered the personal shields I diligently maintained, the sketch would be seething with magic. And it was rude to ask another Adept about her magic, or any magical items she possessed.

Though why Ember Pine would choose to display such a gruesome, foreboding image in a place of honor, especially when her prestigious law degrees were gathering dust in the corner, I had no idea. The gesture was completely at odds with the uptight, focused young woman I’d first met in the Academy over a decade ago and to whom Kett had directed me when he gave me the contract.

I was, however, completely certain it was absolutely none of my business.

Ember finally looked up from her notes, seemingly surprised to find me pacing rather than seated in one of the chairs before the desk.

“I’ve still been unsuccessful at finding another example of a contract with the Conclave,” she said without any preamble. “Not in any of the vaults of any of the branches of Sherwood and Pine. Not even in the London office. And everyone knows that London is held by the oldest vampire in existence, along with his brood. His …” — she paused to scan her notes — “… his shiver.”

“Not everyone,” I said wryly.

Vampires were largely enigmas in Adept society. And though I might hopelessly wish that they had continued to remain a mystery for me — and for the only two people I held dear in this world — that was not to be. My name, placed without my permission on the contract now spread across Ember’s desk, irrevocably associated me with the vampires — a part of the magical world universally feared and scorned by the rest of the magically Adept.

Ignoring me, Ember shuffled through her notes. “I’ve uncovered accountings of such contracts, though. Written histories. I apologize for it taking so long when you’re on a relatively tight timeline, but I had to dig deep. Others have taken notes, though they had no more luck replicating the exact wording of the contract than I have.”

One of the first things I discovered upon meeting with Ember three months ago was that the contract completely blanked out if anyone else touched it while I was more than a few feet away. The second unfortunate discovery was that no copies could be made, magical or otherwise.

“The senior partners are still incredibly excited about it,” Ember said. “I’ve managed to contact every one of them, and from Washington State to New York to Amsterdam and London, they’ve all confirmed that it’s unbreakable.”

“But I didn’t sign it!”

“Your coven leader must have a talent for true naming, then, or for tying spells to specific targets. Because usually the names have to be spoken out loud during the construction of a spell. Oh! Maybe he did evoke your names while he was inking them.” Ember grabbed her pen and excitedly jotted down more notes to herself on a legal pad. “That’s more of a sorcerer-held talent, of course. But the magic contained in the parchment, let alone the ink and the specific wording, is remarkable. So perhaps whoever drafted it aided your uncle with the binding.”

I sat down, suddenly unable to keep pacing the office for another moment. Three months later, and I still couldn’t believe that I was once again entangled in my uncle’s machinations. He’d found a way to reach me, to rip away the freedom I’d sacrificed everything to obtain. He’d insinuated himself into my carefully constructed life simply by jotting my name on a piece of parchment.

 

To be continued …

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Reconstructionist Series: Live Reading

April 25, 2017

I’m launching the Tangled Echoes release week festivities with a live reading on my Facebook Page of Catching Echoes, book one in the Reconstructionist Series this upcoming Thursday, April 27 at 6pm PDT/9pm EDT. YAY!

I’ll be giving away ebooks of Catching Echoes and eARCS of Tangled Echoes, as well as series postcards. And, everyone who asks me a question or participates in the live event will be entered into a giveaway for an autographed paperback of Catching Echoes. The winner will be drawn by random number generator after the reading.

So pop by my Facebook Page on Thursday and comment on the live feed if you have a moment.

Fun! Fun!

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Reconstructionist 2: heart and soul

April 24, 2017

MAY 4,2017

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Mailing lists and the Dowser Cookbook

April 21, 2017

I’ve been reformatting all my ebooks – adding in teasers that emphasize the reading order of the Adept Universe, etc – and also encouraging everyone to sign up for my new release email list to get the free download of the Dowser cookbook, so I thought I better mention it here as well, since I have an upcoming release on May 4 – Tangled Echoes (Reconstructionist 2)! Whoot!

Book cover by Elizabeth Mackey

So! Get your hands on the Dowser Cookbook pdf and make sure you never miss a book release by signing up for my new release newsletter.

Take a peek at the cookbook here.

The second mailing list I should plug is my monthly newsletter (which doesn’t always go out monthly). It usually includes some sort of exclusive content – sneak peaks of upcoming books, free downloads, new recipes, etc, along with a giveaway or Q&A.

The welcome email for the monthly newsletter also includes a download link for the Dowser cookbook.

And yes, more cupcakes are coming. Very soon!!

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