Hello friends! Happy New Year!
I’m participating in a treasure chest event at The Romance Review.
To celebrate – Dead Girls Don’t Cry is available at a special price. This book has never been on sale.
Dead Girls Don’t Cry is finally for sale on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and iBooks (and a few other places too).
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No good deed goes unpunished, especially for a stripper who just happens to be a vampire.
Cherry Cordial, vampire stripper extraordinaire, spectacularly messes up her life with a single act of kindness. How could she have known when she rescued gorgeous rogue Ian McDevitt that she would be implicated in the vampire queen’s murder? Soon, she faces the wrath of the entire vampire community. To escape retribution, she joins a settlement program to colonize Mars. Her choices are grim: hurtle through space to the red planet to face the unknown and possible death, or stay on Earth and face> certain annihilation. To make things even more complicated, a certain gorgeous rogue seems to be shadowing her every move…
I hope everyone is having a great summer so far. It’s hard to believe but I’ve been “blog silent” for close to a year now.
But why, Casey?
It’s been a busy 11 months for me. Here’s what I’ve been up to:
I finished the third re-write of Over Easy. I pitched it during Fiction Fest 2015 and received requests from agents and editors. During late fall, I also sent out a flurry of queries and, yay, received requests for the full manuscript.
Sadly, even though there was interest in the story, I haven’t sold it yet. Oh well, that’s the nature of this business. Also, the agents/editors who took the time to read my manuscript provided me with useful feedback which is a step farther than I’ve gotten before. It seems like a defeat but it’s really not. In the past, I used to get no response at all or just robo-emails saying, “thanks, but no thanks”. So, yeah, receiving feedback is a great sign of progress. Go me!
On top of that, believe it or not it’s been four years since Mystic Ink was published by Soul Mate Publishing. Happily, they wanted to keep the book for a little while longer. Plus, there’s a smokin’ hot new cover (by Fiona Jayde). Nice, right?
In the midst of all this, something else major happened. Jupiter Gardens Press decided to close shop. As a result, the rights for The Undead Space Initiative have reverted in full to me. That meant I needed to take action, not only on that book, but I also needed to get off my keister and write another book in the series. Oh, and I also decided to rebrand the first book as Dead Girls Don’t Cry (available August 18th) and indie pub the remaining books in the series.
So guess what? I am near first draft completion on book 2 Dead Girls Don’t Sing. No release date yet, but I can promise that the cover is fabulous (more on why I say that, below).
And if that wasn’t enough to do, I needed a crash course in DIY publishing.
I hired a cover designer which led me to The Killion Group, Inc. I heartily recommend her and here’s why.
Isn’t this cover fabulous?
But wait, there’s more. I will be doing a virtual tour with Bewitching Book Tours in August, details to follow some time soon.
And, some day soon, my blog will be receiving a reformat. In the meantime, I hope you like the mini-facelift and new logo too.
Yes, I’m back. You’ll be hearing more about what else I’ve been doing (like two panels at #CTConn2016) but I’m saving that for another day.
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Good news! I sold my latest paranormal romance – Lachlan’s Curse – to Soul Mate Publishing. It will be released late summer 2015.
This is a new story, not related to the Mystic Series. The back cover blurb says it all:
For over two hundred years, Lachlan Gray – druid and last magic wielder of his line – has kept Haven Falls safe from an ancient evil. His sacrifice, eternal imprisonment with his mortal foe, was meant to protect the town and people he loved. After his bones are unearthed and his enemy is accidentally freed, he has no choice but to rise again. Confronted with the modern world and the loss of everyone he knew, he finds solace in the one person who trusts him the least.
Archaeologist, Dr. Sara Winslow believes in truth, logic, and cold, hard scientific facts. Hiding from a painful past, she’s more comfortable with ancient history than dealing with the living. The dead can’t lie, cheat or betray her. That is, until she unearths the one skeleton capable of resurrection. Now, she can’t ignore the truth right before her eyes – magic exists, evil is real, and it’s coming to destroy Haven Falls.
To survive, Sara has to trust this sexy stranger and embrace powers she never knew she had. And Lachlan never imagined that a hot blooded woman would make him question his vow to destroy his enemy at any cost. Even united, can their passion survive the evil seeking to tear them apart?
Mystic Storm is on sale starting today for .99 cents. Don’t wait to snag a copy because the sale is only for a limited time.
Please feel free to spread the word. I’d greatly appreciate it.
Happy Release Day to me! Misfortune Cookie is on sale now.
Buy here. And if you enjoy the story, please leave a review.
Thanks everyone. I appreciate all the support!
When Radiance Ashworth inherits the family fortune and a nasty supernatural curse, life as she knows it is over forever. Instead of luxurious pampering, she’s stuck chasing wayward spirits and sending them back to the Hereafter. Her new normal consists of ectoplasmic goo, bruises, and ruined clothes.
Fortunately, she doesn’t have to navigate the supernatural world alone. Luca, sexy, confident, and so damn tempting, is happy to guide her – if she’d only accept his help. She quickly learns how much she needs his assistance just to stay alive, when a Jiang Shi – a vengeful Chinese spirit – starts systematically murdering the city’s elite business leaders. While the Jiang Shi proves to be a formidable opponent, Radiance finds the growing attraction between her and Luca to be even scarier.
So it’s Friday again. Yay! Too bad it’s raining like crazy here. Again. It may be good for the flowers but it’s starting to drive me batty!
Today at the 7 Scribes – another lesson on plotting and wisdom from Wayne Gretzky A Hockey Lesson by Casey Wyatt.
I’m happy to report, I’m working on two books right now. Mystic Hero – Devlin Ward’s book and another paranormal romance – Lachlan’s Curse. I’ve been alternating between the two (like every other day). I’m not sure how long I’ll be able to do that. At some point, I’ll have to choose one for my full attention. Not sure which one it will be.
I leave you now, with my super adorable girl. How can I be expected to get any work done in the presence of so much cuteness? Have a wonderful day!
To celebrate the release of Mystic Ink in paperback, I’m giving one copy away through Goodreads. The giveaway begins January 18 and ends on January 31st.
If you’re interested – enter here. Open to US residents only. Terms and conditions of the giveaway are listed over at Goodreads. Winner chosen by Goodreads.
Also, today at the 7 Scribes, my guest is Meggan Connors – Saucy Pirate Wench. She’s sharing an excerpt from her new release – Jessie’s War.
My guest today at the Scribes is fellow paranormal romance author Rosanna Leo. She talks about her latest book The Selkie. Totally hot cover and a fun read too!
I read this book after the cover caught my eye on Facebook (you all know I am a total sucker for abs). I really enjoyed it and made note of it on Goodreads. Rosanna sent me a note and, of course, I had to ask her to be my guest over at the Scribes blog. Stop by and say hello.
Hope to see you there!