Audio, Freebies, and Scene-Snippets (Oh My)

Whew! It’s been a while. For the moment, my “other job” as a caregiver has settled down a little, so I’m going to try blogging again.

Okay, first: ILLUMINATION is finally out in audio! For you audio fans, I’m sorry it came out several months after the book, but I wanted narrator Amy McFadden to be able to read it. She has narrated hundreds of audiobooks, but I didn’t realize until recently that the first book she ever did was ABSOLUTION. She also narrated the audiobooks for OMEGA and ALLEGIANCE, so it seemed only right that she do ILLUMINATION.

You can find it on AUDIBLE, on AMAZON, and via the iTunes store.

Now, how about a freebie? Anyone who is signed up for my newsletter by the time it goes out on December 11 will get the link for a free download (in both .mobi and .epub formats) of a revised edition of CHRISTMAS IN DOGTOWN, a standalone paranormal holiday story that has been out of print for several years and is not available anywhere else. Not already subscribed to the newsletter? You can do by clicking on the “Newsletter” form at the top of this page.

I’m getting ready to knuckle down on FRENCHMEN STREET, the next Sentinels of New Orleans novel (I’m shooting for release in March), but first am working on a kind of a secret project. I will say that it deals with shapeshifters, although with a different twist, and is set in the southern edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in North Georgia.

Here’s a snippet….

Death walked through the crowded barroom, trailed by her pet wolf—an abomination. Beck’s first response: crawl under the table so she’d pass by him. He even pushed back his chair before realizing she couldn’t be here for him.

            For once in his life, Beck hadn’t done anything wrong to draw the attention of the local Morrigan.

            Instead, he leaned back in his chair and took in Death’s long, lean legs, clad in white leggings beneath a sheer black long skirt. Her skintight lace and silk top, modest in neckline, was as white as the long braid that snaked around one shoulder and hung almost to her waist. Her skin was almost as pale. Her gloves were the color of blood.

            Lillie Wolfe was the most beautiful creature Beck had ever seen, and one kiss from those full, pale lips would end his life. 

Hmm….what could it all mean?

Check back tomorrow to enter to win a book of your choice in the December Reader’s Choice Giveaway!

Girl Power and Name Games

I have a couple of guest posts up today if you have time to check them out.

First, I’m over at Pearls Cast Before a McPig with Sullivan McPig today, talking about how I choose names for my characters (and some pitfalls I’ve fallen into along the way) both in the Penton Legacy and Sentinels of New Orleans series.

And I’m over on author Jill Archer’s blog talking about how ILLUMINATION accidentally became a novel all about girl power despite the presence of all those sexy vampire boys.