Friday, July 27, 2018

Awaken the Darkness—News and More

Happy Friday! I have fun news to share.

Awaken the Darkness hit the USA Today Bestseller List! Woohoo!! Many heartfelt thanks go out to all of the readers who put it there! Thank you so much, everyone who picked up a copy. I could not be more thrilled by your responses to Stanislav and Susan. I've been hearing from readers who tell me they've already reread it or listened to it three or four times. And I have to say: That is one of the most awesome things an author can hear. :-) 

I've been busily putting together prize winner packages. I held quite a few giveaways in the weeks leading up to the release, some of which continued  thereafter. I used so much tape on them. LOL. I always do in an attempt to ensure they'll reach their destinations intact. So if the winners have a little difficulty opening them—sorry about that. :-)

Congratulations to the Awaken the Darkness Pre-Order Giveaway winners:

Lindsey M.
Allison H.
Barbara W.
All three prizes have been sent. And thank you again, everyone who pre-ordered Awaken the Darkness!

 Congratulations to the winners of my Awaken the Darkness Blog Tour Giveaway:

Linda T.
Rachel R.
Annwen H.
Shelly P.
These prizes have also been sent. 

And congratulations to the winner of the Awaken the Darkness Release Week Giveaway I held on Facebook:

Louise P.
This package is also on its way. :-)

I hope everyone will enjoy their goodies. I admit I particularly like the pillows. *whispers* There's one on my sofa right now. ;-)

Kindle • iBooks • Nook • Kobo

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday! For those who are just hearing about Awaken the Darkness, I thought I would provide another peek into its pages with a brief excerpt that features the hero and heroine. I'll preface it by mentioning that the heroine is telepathic:
He started to ease around her. "Stay here." 
She grabbed his arm. "No way. I'm coming with you." 
He looked as though he wanted to protest but thought better of it and nodded. "When we find him, use your gift to let me hear his thoughts." 
"I don't know how to do that. I mean, I can listen to them myself. But I don't know how to let you hear them, too." 
He patted her hand where it rested on his arm. "Just hold on to me. You're broadcasting pretty loudly right now. So I'll hear whatever you hear when you peek into his mind." 
Really? That was so cool. 
His lips twitched. 
She grinned. "I am broadcasting loudly, aren't I?" 
Her nerves jangled as she looked toward the van. 
Stanislav leaned down and pressed a kiss to her hair. "Don't be afraid. I won't let anyone hurt you." 
Susan nodded, her heart stuttering a bit. She liked the feel of his hand on hers. His lips touching her hair. The casual gestures of affection. It made her feel like a teenager in the grips of a first crush. 
Glancing down at her, he smiled. 
"Damn it," she hissed. "I just broadcast that, didn't I?" 
"Well, forget you heard it." 
He returned his attention to the van. "Not likely." Palming a knife, he shifted his hand to keep the weapon out of sight and strode forward.
Have a wonderful weekend!



  1. Congrats all you lucky winners!

  2. Are there more immortal guardians books in the works after book 8?

    1. There are. I'm working on Book 9—Seth's book—now and am having a lot of fun with it. More will follow. I hope you'll enjoy them. :-)

  3. Seth's story! I'm so excited! I've been waiting for you to write his story for years!