Friday, November 5, 2010

Wordle

I made a Wordle of the most used words in Torn, and here's what it looks like:

Wordle: Torn

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Big News Coming in November

November is going to be the month of the Trylle.

Starting November 1, 2010, there's going to be lots of happenings around the Trylle Trilogy. Lots of new things will be unveiled. A giveaway or two. And some news.

So be sure to check back on Monday to see what's going on...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

some good, some bad

Good news! Switched is now out in paperback for the first time! Get it here for only $8.99!!

Good-ish news! Hollowland - my zombie urban fantasy - will be out in October! I have some new info for it up, if you want to check it out: here.

Bad news: Because of the release of Hollowland, along with a few other things in my life, it's come to my attention that releasing two books in one month will be too much. So I'm setting the release date for Torn for November. Sorry :(

But I'll be sure to have plenty of fun stuff for Torn to make up for bumping it back.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Torn teaser


If you notice the top links, I've got some new info up under Trylle Trilogy, including back blurbs for the next two books, as well as the Torn soundtrack, and an updated excerpt for Switched. (The Torn excerpt TBA).
But for funzies, I'm putting a one page teaser from Torn:

She dodged before I got close to her and sent a swift kick into my abdomen. I stumbled backwards, gripping my stomach more dramatically than I needed to, and when she came at me again, I moved and punched her.

Kyra didn’t even take a moment to be stunned. She whipped forward, returning the blows much harder in my face. When I fell down, she stood over me, smiling with blood dripping from her nose.

Not for the first time, I thought, I am going to die.

I scrambled to get to my feet, and she grabbed my hair, yanking me up. I kicked at her as she lifted me, and she rewarded my moxie by kicking me so hard in the side, I cried out. Kyra laughed at that and punched me again.

This time I saw white and everything faded out for a moment. My hearing got wonky, and I barely hung on to consciousness.

“Stop!” A strong voice was shouting.

When I blinked open my swollen eyes, I saw a man running up the stairs towards Kyra. He was tall, and even through his black sweater, he was obviously well-muscled. Kyra looked back at him and dropped me to the ground when he got to the top of the stairs.

“It’s not like I can really hurt her, Ian,” Kyra said, her voice bordering on whining.

I tried to get to my feet again, even though I felt dizzy and everything hurt to move. She kicked me to knock me down.

“Knock it off!” He snapped at her, and she grimaced and took a step back.

He moved towards me, towering above me, and then knelt down. I wanted to scramble back away from him, but I wouldn’t get far. He cocked his head, looking at me curiously.

“So you’re what all the fuss is about,” he mused.

He reached forward, taking my face in his hands. Not painfully, but enough where he was forcing me to look at him. His brown eyes fixed on mine. I wanted to look away, but I couldn’t.

This strange fog settled over me, and as terrified as I was, I felt my body relaxing, losing its ability to fight. My eyelids were too heavy to keep open, and unable to stop it, I fell asleep.

I was dreaming of water. But anything more specific than that I couldn’t remember. Faintly, too far away for me to understood, I heard voices. My body felt cold, like it should be shivering but wasn’t. My cheeks were warm though, resting against something soft and smelling familiar.

“You’re telling me that she is a Princess?” Matt asked, and his chest rumbled just above me. My head lay against his leg, and the more I started to wake up, the more I started to realize how terrible my body felt.

“It’s not that hard to believe, really,” Rhys said. His voice came from somewhere on the other side of the room, and it sounded like it was moving. “Once you get all the Trylle stuff, the Princess part is pretty easy to take.” 


So that's it. That's all for now.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Torn updates

People have been asking me, hey, when is Torn coming out? I'm reluctant to answer because of the whole Wisdom-release-date debacle. But here's what I will say - I'm shooting for an end of September/early October release. I probably won't tell you for sure until after its already on the e-shelves, but that's the best I can do for now.

But here's something really important I want to say: I love Torn. I think it might be the best book I've ever written (thus far). Really.

But that's not that important part. This is: I wrote the character of Oren in Torn  for Michael Wincott on the very, very, very, very off-chance it'll be turned into a movie someday.

Whose Michael Wincott, you ask? Only the greatest, most underrated actor of our* generation! (*I don't know what generation I'm referring to with "our")



You may recall him as the gravelly voiced, long-haired actor in a number of films in the 90's. He played:
-the slimy producer in The Doors (1991)
-the evil right hand man to the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
-the sinister explorer in 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
-the evil minion to the Cardinal in  The Three Musketeers (1993)
-the head villain Top Dollar in The Crow (1994)
-Juliette Lewis's vile new boyfriend in Strange Days (1995)
-the less-than-nice guy in Alien Resurrection (1997)
-the kidnapper in Along Came a Spider (2001)
-the villain of some kind in The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
-the evilly spidery alien in Treasure Planet (2002) (voice)


Okay. I just looked up that whole list. He's never, ever played a nice guy, and I so dig that about him. Also, he's Canadian, and I'm into Canadia.

And in full disclosure, from 1991-1995, both Robin Hood: Prince of Theives and The Three Muskateers were my favorite movies. From 1996-2004, The Crow was my favorite movie, and to this day, I still count both The Crow and Strange Days in my top 50 movies.

Maybe Michael Wincott isn't the best actor out of any actor ever. But he is the all-time best villain,and he's so underrated, and he hasn't worked in awhile, and he'd be really, really, really good as Oren.

But here's to anybody who knows anybody in Hollywood - I'd sell the film rights for the entire Trylle Trilogy for next to nothing if you can secure Michael Wincott. I'm not even kidding about this.

I know that nobody wants to buy my book and turn into a movie. I'm not naive. But I am just saying, that if you do, I'm down for it.

If you're still not sure who Michael Wincott is, or just enjoying looking at him/listening to him, here's a fantastic clip from The Crow where Michael Wincott gives an monologue. (He comes in about 16 seconds). (Also - I'd rate the clip TV MA)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Switched Is Out Today!

Amazon, in its infinite wisdom and tricky trickiness, has Switched  for sale today. It's currently only available for the Kindle, but the paperbacks should be up soon. The site that sells my book says the page is up, but when I click on it, I get an error message. 

But as soon as the paperback is ready, I'll have the link for it. And the good news is I was able to keep paperback prices much lower than I was for the My Blood Approves series by switching publishing companies. Paperback copies of Switched will only be $7.99, and the Kindle version is only $2.99!!!!! 

The winner of the cover challenge was the brighter purple one (thanks to everyone who voted):



For those of you that buy paperback, the cover will still be the paler image - at least for a little while. I will get it updated with the new, brighter image ASAP. 

If you have read Switched and would like to review it, it's open for reviews on Amazon and Goodreads, and I'd love to hear your feedback - even if its negative. 

Thanks everyone who offered to review it, and I can't wait to hear what you all think :)

And be sure to check out Switched at Amazon!!!!!  And review it at Goodreads!


Thanks!

Thanks to everybody who requested copies of Switched! The response was more than I expected, and I mean that in a very good way ;) I think I've replied to everyone that commented, so if you haven't heard from me, let me know.

Also, please check out the possible covers for Switched. I'm currently having an internal struggle trying to decide which one I like better. Or maybe I should start over? Idk... but maybe you do!

So check out the covers: here.

Thanks everybody! :)