Blood Cure has been out for roughly five months, and already I am over halfway to my break even point (the number of books I need to sell to pay for what I spent on an editor and the book cover), and I can’t even tell you how ecstatic that makes me!!

Blood for Blood, book 2 in Keira’s story, is well on its way, and I have put myself on my editor’s schedule for mid-October, which means it’s crunch time in my writing world right now, so if you don’t hear from me for long stretches of time, that’s why. Also, the first book in my Death Maiden series, which I have not named yet, is waiting patiently for me to pick it up again once Blood for Blood is off to the editor.

I have been reading whenever possible, and have found two new series by authors who are new to me: the first book is The Change by Teyla Branton (which I really enjoyed), and the second is Grim by Thea Atkinson (which I mostly enjoyed). I plan on reading the next book in both series, and I hope Thea Atkinson can reel me in a little more. I picked up the last book in Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampire series, but am reading each book slowly (I’m about halfway through the series) because I really don’t want it to come to an end. It has been one of my all-time favorite series.

That’s it for now. I’ll keep writing, and will offer updates whenever I have them.


Just finished reading…

One of my recent book reads was by an author that’s new to me. I wish I had found her sooner, but now is better than never. ¬†Live Wire: Book 1 in the Blue Eyed Bomb series by Amber Lynn Natusch is about Sapphira, a young woman whose powers have gotten the better of her. Here’s the blurb from the book:

livewirefinal-ebooklg-1Sapphira is a ticking time bomb.

Two years ago, she lost control of the unstable energies within her and caused a horrific supernatural incident. Since then, she and her family have lived in constant fear of another – and her freedom seems only a distant memory.

In Huskers Grove, Iowa, a darkness looms. A great and faceless evil. An evil that wants Sapphira. Can she master her abilities to save the ones she loves or will she fall victim to the enemy that seeks to take what is rightfully hers?

I read a lot of urban fantasy, and this was something new and fresh. I was a little startled by the beginning of the book, how Sapphira deals with the horror of what she did in Little Church, Colorado years ago. But as the book progressed, I found I liked Sapphira’s character more and more, and I LOVE her bodyguard TS (Gabe isn’t bad either). The book is well written, and the characters are well developed. I rooted for Sapphira once I understood why she behaved the way she did in the beginning, all the way to the end, and I can’t wait for the second book Kill Switch to come out.

Now that I’ve found out about Miss Natusch, I can’t wait to read her other novels. If you’ve already read it, or read it based off what I’ve posted here, leave me a comment to let me know what you thought of it.