Help DEATH DEFIANT compete in the Bisexual Book Awards!

Hey everyone! If you’re seeing this, I’m running a fundraiser to send my book to the Bi Book Awards, and I would appreciate it so much if you could help me out with either a couple dollars or even just sharing this post! Death Defiant is so important to me as my first novel, and this kind of exposure for an LGBTQ fantasy novel would be so great.

Thanks for anything you can do! Click here to help.

New Cover, New Price!

Death Defiant - High Resolution

SALE!

To celebrate my new book cover for Death Defiant, I am hosting a Kindle Countdown Deal! Starting right now, you can get the Kindle version for just $0.99! It’ll only that cheap until September 2nd at 8AM (PST) when it will go up to $1.99, so get it soon!

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Today Only $0.99 — Modern Fantasy with Twisted Mythos

TODAY ONLY Death Defiant, an action-packed modern fantasy novel with a twisted mythology, will be available for only $0.99!

When humans began hunting them thousands of years ago, demons locked themselves away in their own dimension, leaving their half-demon spawn to wander the earth. Abandoned, alone, and outcast from all societies, half-demons formed their own small cities or learned to live, mutilated and hidden, from the humans who wanted them dead.

After saving a stranger in a busy New York street, Cherifa reveals to the world her two biggest secrets: she’s a half-demon, and she can’t die. With humans, demons, and everything in-between wanting to harness her power, Cheri must go on the run with the eccentric person she saved. But her death has sparked waves of revolution in the half-demon community, and if she wants to stop an interdimensional war, she’ll have to go through Hell to do it.

As part of a Kindle Countdown Deal, the price will be going up to $1.99 tomorrow (1/1/14), and then back to it’s usual $2.99 the day after (1/2/14). Get this deal now before time runs out.

Death Defiant available in paperback!

Bright light filled her vision. Dying had never felt like this. It dimmed after a moment, and she looked over. Bel stood over the man, who cowered with his broken arm—sharp turns, shattered, bent at more than one unnatural angle—tight against his chest. Only, Bel was glowing. Her flesh filled with white light, casting her body in shades of pink and red. It was as if a sun had formed inside her and was trying to burn its way out.

Let go.

“Let go.”

The words came from everywhere, and Cheri was sure time must have frozen, because nobody moved. To disrupt the stillness would mean death, but then the woman released Cheri from her grip.

Move.

“Move.”

The woman, shaking, scrambled to the man’s side, never daring to rise to her full height. She stayed crouched, staring at the ethereal form as it approached the one they hunted.

Hold on…

“…tight.”

Bel’s light faded, and she reached down to loop an arm around Cheri. Just like that, the world around them rushed past in a blur of light and sound.

Exciting news! Death Defiant is finally available in paperback form!

It’s available for $11.99 from Amazon, or $10.47 if you have Amazon Prime. If you buy the paperback, you can also get the eBook for only $0.99!

Speaking of the eBook, it’s now priced at just $2.99 and is free with a Kindle Unlimited membership.

A Review and Paperbacks

So I got my first review for Death Defiant. Confession: I may have almost cried.

She has characters that resonate with life in the same kind of real world thoughts and actions reminiscent of King. Her prose is concise and lends itself to the kind of roller coaster ride of momentum that you’d expect from a Jim Butcher novel. All in all a great read with an expectation shattering take on angels, demons and the humans that are invariably caught in the middle.

So yeah. Pretty pumped about that. It’s amazing getting that kind of feedback, and I hope if you purchase(d) the book, you’ll leave a review – even if it’s not as shining as the one above. I love hearing everything people have to say about my work, even if it’s “This is the worst thing I’ve ever read.” Every piece of feedback fuels me to do better.

Now, as far as the paperback version that’s coming, I’m apparently awful at estimating time. After 21 years of having this reinforced, I should know better, but obviously I don’t. The paperback is almost ready to go. All I’m waiting on is the CreateSpace cover. Once I get that, I’ll be ready to publish, and I’ll be sure to let you guys know once it’s live.

All in all, it’s been a pretty good week. I’ve started working on DD’s sequel, which already feels very different, and I’ve had my next series screaming in the back of my head. I can’t wait to work on that one, but for now, Bel and Cheri need me, and I’m happy to oblige.

How’s everyone else doing?

Death Defiant – Available Now

Bright light filled her vision. Dying had never felt like this. It dimmed after a moment, and she looked over. Bel stood over the man, who cowered with his broken arm—sharp turns, shattered, bent at more than one unnatural angle—tight against his chest. Only, Bel was glowing. Her flesh filled with white light, casting her body in shades of pink and red. It was as if a sun had formed inside her and was trying to burn its way out.

Let go.

“Let go.”

The words came from everywhere, and Cheri was sure time must have frozen, because nobody moved. To disrupt the stillness would mean death, but then the woman released Cheri from her grip.

Move.

“Move.”

The woman, shaking, scrambled to the man’s side, never daring to rise to her full height. She stayed crouched, staring at the ethereal form as it approached the one they hunted.

Hold on…

“…tight.”

Bel’s light faded, and she reached down to loop an arm around Cheri. Just like that, the world around them rushed past in a blur of light and sound.

My debut novel, Death Defiant, is finally released! Above I’ve provided an excerpt from the novel for you guys.

What’s that? You want to see a main character that is:

  • Bisexual?
  • A well-developed female?
  • A woman of color?

Then you should check out my book! It’s a full-length fantasy novel all about Cherifa’s attempts at preventing interdimensional war and a half-demon uprising. Enjoy!