Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Eternally Deadly is live! Get yours for only $0.99.


Today's the day! The day for the end of the Liz Baker series. I feel a bit tearful about this ending, yet it's a good thing, too. These characters, who have been with me for more than a decade, have finally found their endings. Some happier than others. 

For the next 24 hours Eternally Deadly will be on sale for a launch day price of only $0.99! Tomorrow that price will increase to $2.99, so get it while you can.







While we're at it, if you haven't started this long-running series, the first book is FREE everywhere. Time for Death is the beginning of Liz Baker's vampiric life. Family secrets come out and she has to figure out how to live her life with her new surprising ancestry.



To get you started on book 10, check out the prologue:


PROLOGUE

Once upon a time there was a woman looking for a little hanky-panky fun with her beau. He’d suggested a late night cemetery romp, and she was usually up for anything and everything. However, that was the one thing she should have declined. Like most spur-of-the-moment decisions, it forever changed her life with that one acceptance.

Yeah, I’m that woman. That was the beginning of my half-vampire lifestyle change. It wasn’t a choice, more of a forced acknowledgment, but it changed everything I thought I knew about myself and the world around me.

It’s been a rough few years around here. The last several months being the worst of all. We’ve fought monsters and lost friends. I’ve been kidnapped—I don’t even know how many times—drugged, bashed over the head, beaten, bitten, and called a whore more times than I can count.

On the plus side, I’ve gained a chosen family tighter than my blood one ever was. We’ve gained and strengthened new powers to aid us in defeating anything that comes our way. I’ve even amassed a small collection of mystical jewelry. A pendant and a ring with enough energy to enhance my powers into something deadly enough to destroy a creature as strong and old as The Master, at least in theory. Who else could say such a thing? And then there’s my two extremely unnaturally sexy men. Yes, two! Mmm…

Chad Langford has been the love of my life for a while now. Tall, muscular, quiet, strong, and resilient, he used to be a cop, and when that ended, he became security in my old bar. He stands by me no matter what I do, and doesn’t flinch at the stupid shit I say from time to time. He recently gained the power to control wind and joined my coven of paranormal creatures. It didn’t make him any less human, but prevented me from worrying so much about his safety.

His love for me is on a deep level. We get along. Laugh together. He doesn’t tease me too hard, though I’m was happy to take it. We make each other smile more often than not. Our love is a forever kind of love. I want to protect him, and he cann’t imagine not protecting me. And don’t even get me started on the bedroom side of things. Mmm… Times two!

Montgomery Carson is completely different. We first met when he was my hired pilot for my inherited personal jet. It was my first time flying—which he got a kick out of—but it wouldn’t be the last time.

Monty is a werewolf with an attitude problem. He used to be some sort of special ops military guy with a team of soldiers who would die for him if need be. He gained loyalty by being the powerful leader who always put his people first. But now he used those skills and connections to keep us safe from all the monsters outside our growing family.

We started out as friends, but our relationship quickly transformed the moment his brand marked him as part of my coven. A deeper connection grew between us until he couldn’t accept that I wouldn’t be with him. My attraction to him was more of a deep, soul-connecting need rather than something merely physical. I couldn’t live without him, and when it came down to choosing Chad over Monty (which I did, over and over), the two men thought it best for us to become more of a threesome. It was unconventional, but then again, we were an unconventional kind of family.

Over the last few months, our lives as a united threesome haven’t really changed much from before we made the decision. The dynamic was still the same, only now Monty felt more comfortable touching me in front of others. Chad joined the coven and understood the connection more than he ever could before, erasing the jealousy between the two men. Making it even easier on me. Less frustration, anxiety, and worrying over hurting their feelings, and more time loving them fully. And let me just say: the sex is amazing!

As for the rest of my family, it has grown larger than just the five of us with powers. Camilla, a demon, has hooked up with my newest friend, Mack. They make a unique couple, with him being human and her being some sort of dangerous, sex-crazed, leather-skinned creature with a tail. She could cut a throat with the flick of her wrist, or the swipe of her tail. However, he was fantastic at managing the estate, which he took upon himself to do with no prodding from me. Thankfully so, since I’d hoped he would take on the role. That was his profession, and I was tired of people asking me to run to Sam’s Club for toilet paper, or where the plungers were. Why did they always think I knew?

Rick and Amanda Lou settled into a quiet existence around the estate. With The Master nowhere to be seen, and no other baddies hitting us up for a fight in the recent months, I’d see them going on picnics, cuddling in the garden, whispering sweet nothings at the breakfast table, or just disappearing for days at a time. I could always tap into the mental connection with Amanda if needed, but I left them be for as long as this lasted.

My half-sister, Aimee (fathered by our vampire sperm donor, Gregory), recently married her love, Murphy Donovan. If anyone deserved happiness, it was Aimee. I hoped to erase her miserable childhood, timid personality, and terrorizing memories of Gregory forcing her to try to kill me while he impregnated woman after woman to create his very own army of vampire halflings, none of which had the powers of his firstborn—me.

Murphy, eternally devoted to Aimee, wanted to love and protect her. He was one of Monty’s loyal soldiers, but he’d defy any order given if it meant danger would come to his beloved. And to think I suspected he had ulterior motives when he came into the picture, due to how quickly he hooked up with Aimee. This was a moment where I’m grateful I was wrong.

Aleksy started out as the Skinless Skull Man, trying to kill me in my nightmares. He was a monster chasing me on horseback every time I closed my eyes after that night in the cemetery. In a past life, a witch had tasked him with killing anyone who had the powers of the Wheel of Being, so it was my turn. In the end, we created an alliance, thankfully. An acceptance of mutual survival.

I—with the help of my coven and a three hundred-year-old Gorgon witch—pulled him from his eternal afterlife with the promise of him helping us destroy The Master. He taught us how to use our powers with strength and assurance. We learned to channel all five powers into something capable of blowing anything to smithereens. He’d gone from enemy to friend, and I was grateful for his willingness to stick around and help.

And that just leaves me. I’m not doing great. I’ve had a difficult time with Morgan’s death, and Micheal coming close to death. Knowing all this pain was my fault was hard. It ripped my heart to shreds and pulled me deep down into a depression. The guys did their best to cheer me up, and sometimes it helped push the darkness to the back of mind for a little while, but the pain always returned.

Unbearable anguish had me in tears regularly. Some days, I stayed in bed well into the night. Then I roam the mansion for hours. It’s become a serious problem. Sleep is fleeting; nightmares terrorize my mind. Even Hamish raised his concern at my decrease in food consumption. The others voiced their desires to help me, but I didn’t know what they could do. All the self-help books say is it would take time, but how much time?

My family repeatedly assured me none of this was my fault, but that’s not what my mind tells me. I hope things improve, but the ominous feeling of incoming disaster was almost too much to bear. Would they be safer without me? They refused to consider the possibility, but that didn’t stop my mind from rushing to the time I’d spent away from them in The Master’s castle. At least I knew they were safe from him while I was there. Yet, I couldn’t force myself to give in to his demands that I stand by his side. Even my family wasn’t worth risking the entire world for.

It was mostly a peaceful time at the mansion, but everyone knew it wouldn’t last. The Master and his minions were still out there. We still had James, his right-hand man, locked in our basement, refusing to entertain the thought of spilling The Master’s secret whereabouts. Chad and Monty had worked him over many times, but the man remained loyal to his leader. He’d been loyal for over a thousand years, so the last few weeks were nothing to him.

Unfortunately, his usefulness was wearing thin, and I didn’t know what to do next. His fate was yet to be determined. As were all of ours. Only time would tell where we’d end up. I just hoped it was on the side of good. However, with my life, one could never be certain.



I hope you're all having a glorious week! I'll see you next time. :)


Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The 10th Liz Baker book. Coming soon!

Welcome to March! Spring is right around the corner, and we're already seeing signs of its arrival here in north Georgia. The daffodils are bloomed out and it won't be long before the trees start budding. I told the hubs if he plans to do any work in the forest he better get on it before the vines and weeds come back.

I had an issue over the weekend though. We went to Tractor Supply to get some chicken feed for my hens and *BOOM* the baby chicks are out! Squee!! And not only are they baby chicks, but they're Easter Eggers. I've wanted some for soooo long. These are the hens that lay blue and green eggs. So let me tell you it took a lot of willpower to walk out of that store with just the feed for my hens. That's not to say I won't go back, but right now I didn't buy more chickens. Both Tim and our 17yo say I have enough chickens, but oh well. Momma probably gonna get more chickens. LOL!

In the meantime, I have lots of good stuff I'm working on for 2022. The first being the release of my 10th Liz Baker book. This story will release on April 5th and you can preorder for only $0.99 until the big day. 

Eternally Deadly is the last book in the Liz Baker series. I had fun writing it and I hope it brings an acceptable close to the series for all the readers who enjoy Liz's crazy life. 


Recently, I finished a short story that will come out later in the year (a vampiric take on Jack & Jill), and I'm working on another short story now (vampire meets tired single mom in a grocery store). I'm also working on two novels for releases this year (Penny, Bk 2 & a new devil story). It's going to be a busy year, and I've already used up two months of the year. Eek! I'd like to crank out a third novel, but it would be a 2023 release and depend on the demands of this year's releases. So, we'll see how that goes.

Right now, I'd like to send my thoughts to the people of Ukraine. The world is already filled with so much darkness and despair that it's a shame people feel the need to inflict this pain on others. It's a sad time for the world at large. My heart goes out to everyone suffering.  






Wednesday, December 1, 2021

New Release in 6 days!


Welcome to December! Can you believe how fast this year has gone by? It was 2019, and then I blinked. Boom! Two years later. At least that's what it feels like.

In only 6 days, the newest installment in my Liz Baker series will release. I can't believe this is book 9! This series has been running for 11 years now, and quickly became my favorite. Liz is always getting into trouble with all those vampires, werewolves, demons, and everything else that shows up on her doorstep.

Ruled by Death will be available for download on December 7th. Currently, the preorders are up for only $0.99, but that will increase after release. 


I'm in the midst of writing the 10th, and final, book in the series. It will come out in the spring of 2022.

In the meantime, we survived Thanksgiving, and I'm now looking forward to Christmas. The tree is up and the grandson is amazed by all the lights and breakables. LOL! Right now he's hearing the word no a lot.

If you're subscribed to my newsletter, it went out today. I even shared Chapter 1 in there. Don't forget to check it out for your chance to win the author proofs of the Liz Baker series (books 1-8) that are collecting dust in my office. If you aren't subscribed, it's not too late. You can join here, and then pop over to my website for one entry into the contest. 

I hope you have a fabulous week!

Happy Holidays!