WIP Progress Meter

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Whoo hoo! Great news and giveaway!

Sorry I haven't been around much...I'm deep into the final stages of writing the first draft of Dangerously Divine, Gregori Sun's book. In fact, I hope to be finished by the end of this week. I tend to vanish when I'm in that last push.

In the meanwhile, though, I have exciting news I couldn't wait to share with you!

Many of you have been asking me if there was going to be a sequel to VEILED MAGIC, the urban fantasy put out by Berkley as an ebook through Intermixx last November.

As of this week, the answer is YES!!!!!!!! Not only are they going to put out the second book in the series, they're doing the third one as well!

We're not sure exactly when the next one will be out, but probably sometime next spring. Here's the blurb from the first one, in case (gasp!) you haven't read it yet:
Since Witches came out of the broom-closet in the early 21st century, they have worked alongside humans as police officers, healers, stock traders, and more. But they aren’t the only paranormal entities in our world...
Police officer and Witch Donata Santori spends her days interrogating dead witnesses by summoning their spectral forms. Normally the job is little more than taking statements and filing reports. But when she’s called in on the case of a murdered art restorer, she finds herself suddenly in possession of a mystical portrait that both the human and paranormal communities would kill to get their hands on.

Unable to take on the forces hunting her alone, Donata seeks help from two unlikely and attractive allies: a reluctant shape-changer and a half-dragon art forger. But as the three of them hurry to uncover the truth about the powerful painting, Donata realizes that she’s caught in the middle of not one but two wars—one for possession of the painting’s secrets and one for possession of her heart...
In the meanwhile, obviously, we're going to have to celebrate, right?

How about a cool prize pack of Veiled Magic goodies?

There's a tote bag, a notebook, a mouse pad, and some bookmarks and such. As usual, to be entered, just use the Rafflecopter form below. Don't worry if some of the options are things you have already done (like following the blog)--it still counts. The only things that have to be new are the review option and the "Buy Veiled Magic" option. [And remember, if you don't own an eReader, you can still buy the book on Amazon and download their free app to read it on your computer.]

So tell me, have you read Veiled Magic yet? If so, did you like Donata, the main character? She's a very different kind of witch from the ones in the Baba Yaga books...but I still think she's pretty cool!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Tarot Cover Reveal and Giveaway!

As many of you know, I have been working on a tarot deck for Llewellyn, along with illustrator Elisabeth Alba. It is an insanely long and complicated process, and the deck won't be out until January 2017 (and it isn't even up for preorder yet)...but we finally have COVERS to share with you, and we couldn't wait!

Here is the cover for the set (on the outside of the box). The card they used here is Judgement.

Here is the cover for the book I wrote, which will come with the deck. The card they used for this one is the The High Priestess.

And here is what the back of the cards will look like. I LOVE this design!!! Isn't Elisabeth's art fabulous?

What do you think? I hope you're as excited as we are.

Of course, I can't do a giveaway to celebrate, because the cards aren't out yet...or can I? (Bwahahahaha...)

If you've read some of the earlier posts about the creation of the deck, you might already know that when I was writing the book, I bought a bunch of other tarot kits for research. So I'm going to give away one of those--a cool card and book kit called Tarot for Everyone. It came out in 2008 and it isn't even available anymore, so I suppose you could consider it a collector's item. (The kit is open, of course, since I looked at it while I was working on my book.)

As always, all you have to do to enter is use the Rafflecopter form. [No purchase necessary, not associated with Facebook in any way, yada yada yada.]

Tell me--do you own one or more tarot decks already? Are you excited about this one?

a Rafflecopter giveaway