Happy Release Day to FIRE!!

Fire is Released! Yay! Wow!

The day has finally arrived when FIRE goes into the big big world for readers to enjoy. I began writing this book in October 2011 then set it aside to write Dead Embers- Book 2 in the Valkyrie series. Juggling editing and writing, while preparing to launch Dead Radiance in Feb 2012 was no mean feat and something that pushed me outside my comfort zone simply because I wrote Dead Radiance uninterrupted from start to finish in July 2011, edited it uninterrupted in Sep 2011, then moved on to Fire in Oct 2011.

The Delays!

What happened next pulled me straight into the real world of a writer which is not just tapping away at the keys all day. It’s the juggle and dance of planning, writing, revision, edits, preparation for publication, promotion and marketing. With all the fun stuff how can a girl write?!

So I put Fire aside, finished Dead Embers, wrote a bit more of Fire, released that in Aug 2012

More delays, drugs & zombies!

And then ended up in hospital from Sep to Oct 2012 with a three month semi-drugged (or lets be honest here, drugged is the best way to describe the zombieness of morphine) stint of almost no writing, while preparing for surgery that never happened (thank you stars!)

Publishing other stuff aka What the heck are you thinking?!

I did manage to finish Fire in Dec 2012 though but put it aside again to regroup and publish Skin Deep which had been waiting in the wings originally planned for a Nov 2012 release but delayed to said drug-induced zombieness.

Back on track!! Yay! Wow!

I’m happy to say that at last things are back on track. Fire is now out there for all you lovely people to read. And Dead Chaos is in revisions soon to be released to eager Valkyrie fans.

About Fire!

Maya is just a kid wanting to be normal, rebelling against her upbringing, embarrassed that her parents believe in stuff that’s just myth and legend. But when she smokes a dude (aka kills him dead aka incinerates him to embers and dust) by accident she realizes there’s more to being Maya than she ever knew.

Fire has something for everyone: Gorgeous gods, deadly demons, freaking awesome fire power and lots of sizzling smooches. Not to mention a mythology that has seldom been explored, a peek into what it’s like living with ones self-generated prejudices, and what its like to go way beyond what you have ever expected just to accept something you denied in the first place. How Maya does it is the story of Fire- the Hand of Kali.

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About Book 2

Expect to see book 2 at the end of the year. I’ve plotted and planned, researched and dreamed and am so ready to continue with Maya’s adventures.

… Just let me complete revision of DC and get that our to you guys end Aug or early Sep- will keep you posted.

… Oh, and just let me write Lost Soul (Bk 2 DarkWorld) which is next in line.

… And oh, finish revisions on the Seals of Hades series.

Ack! Why am I blogging instead of writing and revising and editing and … and … and…

Buy FIRE – the Hand of Kali

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If you prefer print – I will have the print version available for sale by end of next weel *crosses fingers

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Six Line Sunday (June 30)

I’ve decided I don’t blog enough and Six Line Sunday will be a a cool way to offer you a peek at what’s coming. In this case its FIRE- Book 1 in the Hand of Kali series…

“Knowledge?” Maya glared at him. “What do I need to know other than the fact that I can roast a person with my hands?”

“Yes, knowledge.” Nik’s face darkened. “Tell me, how much do you know about Rakshasas?”

“I can kill them and they stink.”

Expect to see Fire released mid July. Come back next week for another six spine tingling lines…

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Six Line Sunday (July 14)

Here’s six more lines of FIRE- Book 1 in the Hand of Kali series…

He barreled straight at her. And for all her training in martial arts, she did the one thing her dad always said never to do. She ducked her head and hid her face, hands out, as if she could fend off this vicious attacker merely with her bare palms.

Maya sensed the heat on her skin before she saw it.

Byron was on fire. A living column of shimmering orange flames.

Expect to see Fire released mid July. Come back next week for another six scintillating lines…

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Teaser Tuesday (July 09)

Here’s this weeks excerpt for Teaser Tuesday from FIRE- Book 1 in the Hand of Kali series…

Fear spun Maya around on stricken feet. Facing her attacker she could see his next move. He barreled straight at her. And for all her training in martial arts, she did the one thing her dad always said never to do. She ducked her head and hid her face, hands out, as if she could fend off this vicious attacker merely with her bare palms.

Maya sensed the heat on her skin before she saw it.

Byron was on fire. A living column of shimmering orange flames. She couldn’t breathe. Was afraid to breathe.

Expect to see Fire released mid July. Come back next week for another teaser…

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NOTE:

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

  • Grab you current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Don’t give too much away! )
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Six Line Sunday (July 07)

Here’s six more lines of FIRE- Book 1 in the Hand of Kali series…

“You’re crazy. What could possibly be worse than spontaneous combustion?” she asked, shaking her head.

“Nope, not crazy. I just know what I saw.”

“Which was?” she questioned him but it was almost a challenge. As if she dared him to make up some ridiculously unbelievable story.

“It was you. You killed him.”

Expect to see Fire released mid July. Come back next week for another six scintillating lines…

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Author Blog Hop

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Welcome to my stop on Lady Ambers Author Blog Hop. Hope you enjoy the stops and the many awesome competitions and giveaways you will find along the way.

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Dead Radiance (Valkyrie 1)
Dead Embers (Valkyrie 2)
Skin Deep (DarkWorld 1)
Fire (the Hand of Kali 1)

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Teaser Tuesday (July 07)

Here’s this weeks excerpt for Teaser Tuesday from FIRE- Book 1 in the Hand of Kali series…

Maya stalked to the door and flung it open. She had every intention of shoving past him and getting the hell away. Joss would still be in the car so if she ran fast enough she’d get there before Byron.

Byron was ready for her.

Maya tried to run past him, but he slammed his palm into her chest. She stumbled backward, her hip hitting the basin with a solid thwack. Her body ached but her gaze remained on Byron. He kept his head down, looking at her out of the top of his eyes. Like a bull, readying himself to charge straight at her. She expected smoke to rise from his nose soon.

Byron closed the distance between them in the blink of an eye. His hand spread around her neck before Maya could move. Before she could think. Even before she realized there was nowhere to go. He lifted her by the throat, her feet dangling at least a foot off the floor. He was so strong, so frighteningly strong. His fingers dug deep.

Expect to see Fire released mid July. Come back next week for another teaser…

Are you on Amazon? Then sign up to be notified as soon as I release a new book. Go to my author page and at the top right hand corner click the link to subscribe. Amazon Author page.

Or you can subscribe to my newsletter to receive an email the day of every new release, be notified of cover reveals and competitions too. SUBSCRIBE

 

NOTE:

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

  • Grab you current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Don’t give too much away! )
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Cover Reveal: Fire (the Hand of Kali #1)

So at last it’s COVER REVEAL time for FIRE… Hope you like it as much as I do 🙂

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Description

Normal people sneak out to a party and have fun. Maya Rao ends the evening by incinerating the guy who attacks her.

Nik Lucas, sexy, new in town and totally forbidden, happens to walk in on her. Normal guys would run for the hills. Nik knows a whole lot more than he’s telling.

Maya doesn’t believe the gods are real, doesn’t waste her time with mere mythology. But when gods, demons and hellhound’s become the new normal and wielding fire becomes her new skill, she must decide what it is she really believes.

Can Maya accept that normal is something she will never be because it isn’t normal to be
…the Hand of Kali.

Excerpt from FIRE


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Teaser Tuesday! (June 25)

Here’s this weeks excerpt for Teaser Tuesday from FIRE- Book 1 in the Hand of Kali series…

“Come. Let’s go outside,” Byron spoke in her ear. His voice loud and cutting. His breath moved across her cheek, hot and fetid. Worse than alcohol. Like something had crawled in there and died a long time ago. Maya shuddered and winced as his lips touched her temple.

The cold softness freaked her out.

Maya’s heart pounded harder. She knew Byron had felt her pulse race when he threw her a knowing smile that curled at the corner of his lip and said volumes as his thumb dug into her waist, then drew small circles on her skin.

Expect to see Fire cover revealed end of June, and release of eBook mid July. Come back next week for another teaser… Are you on Amazon? Then sign up to be notified as soon as I release a new book. Go to my author page and at the top right hand corner click the link to subscribe. Amazon Author page. Or you can subscribe to my newsletter to receive an email the day of every new release, be notified of cover reveals and competitions too. SUBSCRIBE

Six Line Sunday (June 23)

I’ve decided I don’t blog enough and Six Line Sunday will be a a cool way to offer you a peek at what’s coming. In this case its FIRE- Book 1 in the Hand of Kali series…

The sand beside her shifted, and someone dumped themselves beside her. She didn’t look. Knew before he sat down  it was him. He had a unique  scent. Some exotic, spicy fragrance  he wore. No doubt he knew it drove the girls crazy.

Expect to see Fire cover revealed end of June, and release of eBook mid July. Come back next week for another six spine tingling lines…

Are you on Amazon? Then sign up to be notified as soon as I release a new book. Go to my author page and at the top right hand corner click the link to subscribe. Amazon Author page.

Or you can subscribe to my newsletter to receive an email the day of every new release, be notified of cover reveals and competitions too. SUBSCRIBE