My book Scarlet Thread will be in The Dark Legends boxset launching this January. We’re trying to boost preorder sales today (Nov. 3rd) so I put together this flash giveway. Golden Scissors (for Scarlet Thread), $50 in Amazon credit and a cool art print that fits the theme. I’ll ALSO be giving out 100 copies of the boxset later so you can win one of them if you don’t feel like preordering now just by sharing.
Dark Legends Myth Giveaway
Scarlet Thread Updates
If you’ve read part one of Scarlet Thread you know it ends on a cliffhanger – my plan was to finish the *complete* story and publish one full book.
However as I’m learning with Shearwater, I tend to write long stories. Shearwater will be over 130,000 words and I don’t want to break it up into chunks because it’s one big epic.
For Scarlet Thread, however, it makes more sense to split the first major plot line in half so books one and two are around 75K each.
What that means…
Book one will end about 3 chapters after it currently does; I’ll just upload a new version and get Amazon to notify everyone. Then the story will continue in book two, with all new content.
The Dark Legends boxset will have the updated book one – I’ll also be giving out a lot of copies when Scarlet Thread launches, and hope to have book two up soon after (February 2017).
So you can enter this giveaway and get the boxset to win lots of books and get the updated version of Scarlet Thread, or wait until I release the individual book if you aren’t interested in Dark Legends.
Most of my YA dark fantasy books are based on mythology or legends so I was excited to get a spot in the boxset anthology of full-length PNR and UF books coming out in January 2017 called Dark Legends.
I’ve been working on Shearwater (and I’m only 5 chapters from the end) but am switching gears so I can finish Scarlet Thread and include it in this anthology. My book will be 2.99 but start with some free and 99cent promotions (sign up to my list to make sure you get a free copy). If you like Scarlet Thread and are willing to support me by buying the full book, it should be out in December. OR you can get it along with 19 other books for 99cents by buying the Dark Legends boxset. That’s a much better deal, but you’ll have to wait a little longer (mid January) to start reading it.
Here’s the sales copy:
Don’t miss this collection of more than twenty unique twists in paranormal romance and urban fantasy, providing over one million words of supernatural suspense that will transport you to new worlds with smoking hot action and heart-throttling adventure!
The DARK LEGENDS boxed set includes: Mermaids, Sirens, Shifters, Vampires, Dragons, Sorcerers, Warriors, Angels, Faeries, Demons, Witches, Psychics, Ghosts, Mythology, Folk Tales, Legends, Dark Magic, Time Travel, and More!
- T.F. Walsh with Demon’s Mark
- Monica Corwin with Soulless
- J.L. Weil with White Raven
- Laxmi Hariharan with Redemption
- JA Culican with The Keeper of Dragons
- Muffy Wilson and The Para-Portage of Emily
- GK DeRosa with Wilder: The Guardian Series
- Marilyn Peake with Shade
- Kevin McLaughlin with By Darkness Revealed
- Carissa Ann Lynch with Midnight Moss
- Vivienne Savage with Making Waves
- Anna Hub with Beyond the Shadows
- HJ Lawson with New Order
- Emma Nichols with Blood Moon
- Shelley Munro with Claimed & Seduced
- J.A.Armitage with Two of Clubs
- Leilani Love with Violca’s Dragon
- Demelza Carlton with Ocean’s Gift
- Xyla Turner with Broken Treaty
- D.S. Murphy with Scarlet Thread
- Jeremy Williams with Winemaker of the North
Scarlet Thread Update
Scarlet Thread is by far my most popular book, with almost 50,000 downloads – the second half of book one is roughly sketched out but since I need to finish it quickly this month I’m also calling for plot recommendations. If you’ve read part one and would like to suggest a plot twist, character development or something you’d like to see happen, please comment on this Facebook post!
Shearwater and Scarlet Thread are my most popular books – I’m working on Part 2 of Shearwater now (in Ireland!) and thought I’d post some updates. Firstly, this book is kicking my ass. I’ve only gotten 10 chapters passed the end of Part One and have 20 to go. Here’s a sneak preview…
I’ve never been satisfied with the cover, so I tried to make a new one… but when I posted it on Facebook almost everyone preferred the original. I’ll try some more and ask for feedback once I have some final options.
This is our (amazing) apartment in Portrush. So much space, great for writing.
This is our neighborhood:
I had hoped to finish Shearwater but the end of September, but it’s not going as quickly as I’d hoped. I wanted to have it out by Halloween but that’s looking unlikely, so probably in November…
In November we’ll be living in a castle in France, and I plan to finish Scarlet Thread (by far the most popular). I’d like to get a new cover for it as well. If I have time this year I’ll finish Orpheum and Prescient.
Since my first books are free, I’m not earning any money from my writing yet and still need to work, which means, less writing time. Hopefully by the end of the year I’ll have four full books out earning some money, so I can focus on writing and get more stories out to you (I have so many stories!)
We spent last month in Bulgaria. I spent most of that time working on book covers and getting organized – it seems like a long time ago but it was only last month I finally finished my PhD and we flew pretty much straight here.
Plovdiv is a charming, comfortable little town, then we spent a week exploring the mountains and history. My novel Orpheum is set in Bulgaria, so we wanted to see the ancient Thracian ruins, the Devil’s cave (where Orpheus is set to have gone into Hell to save his love), and some other sites where Orpheus and Dionysus were worshiped. Now we’re in Sofia, finishing up our trip.
At Perperikon, I learned a great story about the creation of amethyst (so I bought one):
The name Amethyst derives from the Greek word ametusthos, meaning “not intoxicated,” and comes from an ancient legend. The wine god Bacchus, angry over an insult and determined to avenge himself decreed the first person he should meet would be devoured by his tigers. The unfortunate mortal happened to be a beautiful maiden named Amethyst on her way to worship at the shrine of Diana. As the ferocious beasts sprang, she sought the protection of the goddess and was saved by being turned into a clear, white crystal. Bacchus, regretting his cruelty, poured the juice of his grapes over the stone as an offering, giving the gem its lovely purple hue.
We also spent a week in this amazing writing retreat – an apartment we rented in the Southern Rhodope mountains. Not easy to get to, but worth it. I hope to finish part 2 of Orpheum this year!