Six Sentence Sunday time...

And this time, it’s an oldie but a goodie …


I stood in the shadows and watched the dead man.

The night was bitterly cold, and rain fell in a heavy, constant stream. Water sluiced down the vampire’s long causeway of a nose, leaping to the square thrust of his jaw before joining the mad rush down the front of his yellow raincoat. The puddle around his bare feet had reached his ankles and was slowly beginning to creep up his hairy legs.

Like most the newly risen, he was little more than flesh stretched tautly over bone. But his skin possessed a rosy glow that suggested he’d eaten well and often. Even if his pale eyes were sunken. Haunted.

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Dangerous Games (US) by Keri Arthur (Riley Jenson Guardian series) Dangerous Games (UK) by Keri Arthur (Riley Jenson Guardian series)

Blackbird Rising Pre-order live

As the title says, Blackbird Rising is now available for pre-order (well, it is on Apple & Nook. Amazon are currently taking their sweet time hitting the live button & I can’t post it on Kobo yet because they want a complete file & I won’t risk putting it up until it’s edited)

here’s the blurb and linkage:

A modern fantasy novel inspired by the King Arthur legend…

For hundreds of years, the Witch King’s sword has been buried in stone awaiting the next hand to draw it.

Many have tried. None have succeeded.

Gwen is the last in a long line of De Montfort witches whose duty it is to protect the sword of all power. But when she returns to King Island to perform the blessing, a mysterious pulse of blue light tells her that someone has attempted to draw the sword. Before she can investigate any further, demons attack. She only survives with the help of a mysterious stranger who disappears as quickly as he appears. 

Gwen and her grandmother, Moscelyne, soon discover that minor gateways into Darkside—the traditional home of both demons and dark elves—are being forced open by magic.  Even worse, someone is now sending demons after the Witch King’s heirs.

As vital artifacts are stolen by Darkside and the deaths draw altogether too close to home, Gwen and Mo—with the help of old gods and an ancient order of knights once thought dead—scramble to unravel the clues and stop the murderous would-be king from claiming the crown.

If they fail and the wrong hand draws the sword of power, he can unlock the main gateway into Darkside and unleash utter hell onto an unsuspecting and unprepared England….

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Six Sentence Sunday Time...

And, you guessed it, it’s from Wicked Wings, book 5 of the Lizzie Grace series, which is OUT NOW!

To celebrate said release, we have more sentences this time  :)


Monty appeared a few seconds later. He had a multitude of twigs in his hair and scratches on his arms. Belle followed him, her grin unrestrained.

“What have we got, Liz?” He hobbled over surprisingly fast.

“Well hello to you, too,” I said, voice dry.

He had the grace to look chastened, if only momentarily. “Sorry, just eager to get back into the action. Been going a bit stir-crazy after all the inactivity and hospital stays.”

“You worked in spell cataloging for most of your working life. You should be used to inaction.”

He stopped beside me. His face was flushed with heat, and sweat dribbled down his cheeks and stained the underarms of his shirt. “It seems I’ve gained a taste for action, despite being in the reservation for only a short time. What do we have?”


He gave me the look. “I can see that much.”

I grinned. “Did Belle tell you about the ones we found earlier?”

“Yes, and Ashworth should have waited for me. I am the stronger witch.”

“Dare you to say that to Ashworth,” Belle commented.



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Another Six Sentence Sunday Post...

Wicked Wings–Book 5 of the Lizzie Grace series–is out on Tuesday, so here’s another teaser. This time, it’s a fun one 


“How am I supposed to beat the competition when I have no idea who the competition is?” he grumbled.

“You’re not. That’s the whole point.”

“You’re a mean woman, Lizzie, but you won’t stop the course of true love.”

I grinned. “Give it up, Monty.”

He laughed. “Why? It gives me something to do.”

“I’m never going to be your something to do, Monty,” Belle yelled. “So please do give it up.”


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Apple's 'What to Read' recommendation

Wicked WIngs made it onto Apple’s ‘What to Read’ list this month–woot! It’s my first one, so you’ll have to excuse the excitement. :)

If you’d like to check it out, head on over to Apple. The link may only work for Australia and New Zealand–it might not resolve properly for other countries.