Awesome Book Deals by Fellow Young Adult Authors

Awesome Book Deals by Fellow Young Adult Authors

I’m working with a wonderful group of other YA authors and we will be coming out with a box set in October! They’re such a great and talented bunch, I wanted to introduce you to them now by showcasing some of their work here.

Here are my amazing friends and fellow authors!

Free Books


Roman Adrift
Sarah K. L. Wilson

Roman’s parents would do anything to give him a future.


Saven Deception (The Saven Series #1)
Siobhan Davis

The Truth Doesn’t Always Set You Free.

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Gypsies After Dark Box Set Available for Pre-Order

Gypsies After Dark Box Set Available for Pre-Order

I’m super excited to announce my contribution to my very first box set, the very alluring Gypsies After Dark. I was so inspired when I saw Rebecca Hamilton’s announcement about this set, that I had to throw my hat in the ring. I dusted off one of my other manuscripts (there are a ton in my computer!) and did some heavy and exciting editing on it and was thrilled to be accepted to place it next to these other author’s exclusive, brand new books!

I’ll be providing a more detailed look at this new series over the coming months, but rest assured it’s set in the Shifter Chronicles world, but focuses on a whole different part of the universe… in Italy! =)

Gypsies After Dark is due to release June 20th and was made available for pre-order last week.

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Giveaway – Be a Character in a YA Fantasy Book

Giveaway – Be a Character in a YA Fantasy Book

Ever imagined yourself as a character in a book? With this giveaway you can be!

Now you can be by entering this giveaway! The last winner of this competition has become a panther shifter in my latest book that will be releasing on March 21st. The character’s name is Lady Heather and I fell so in love with her, she’s going to figure prominently in a few other stories set in this world also!

This giveaway was so much fun and so popular and I’m writing so much, I thought I’d run it again to celebrate the release of Remnants, on March 21st.

There are multiple ways to gain multiple entries in the competition.
1 entry – Click the link below, answer the question, and enter your email address.
3 entries per referral – After entering for yourself, you will be shown a page where you can share this giveaway across multiple platforms. You will get 3 more entries for every friend you refer.
>>CLICK HERE TO ENTER<<
I can’t wait to see who wins this giveaway and who my new character will be!
Thank you so much for being part of the Shifter Chronicles story.

REMNANTS, Shifter Chronicles Book 2 Cover Reveal and Release Date!

REMNANTS, Shifter Chronicles Book 2 Cover Reveal and Release Date!

These last five weeks I have developed, delivered and started a ton of new writing projects. They include book 1 of a new series that will release in June. It’s in the same shifter world as the Shifter Chronicles, but SET IN ITALY (yes!) with all new characters and problems. I’m also writing a few novellas so I can give everyone stories a little faster than the months it takes me to write 75,000 words. I’m a bit slow like that. There are a couple of secret projects I can’t reveal yet, but 2017 is shaping up to be a VERY EXCITING year!

The most important project I’ve been working on these last couple of months is developing, writing and editing REMNANTS, the sequel to Sanctuary. I’m excited to say it will release March 21st.

And… here is the beautiful cover, delivered by Derek Murphy of CreativIndie. I’m so in love with it. I feel like it speaks to the Shae’s story as she really learns to take off as a shifter.

In case you’re wondering, though, that is NOT Shae on the cover. That is a whole new character you haven’t met who shows up in Topanga to disrupt Shae and her friends.

Remnants is already up for pre-order and will be on sale for 99c through the release.

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The Ending, Shifter Chronicles Prelude – Ever In The After Lift For Anthology Fundraiser

The Ending, Shifter Chronicles Prelude – Ever In The After Lift For Anthology Fundraiser

 Last Friday I completed The Ending and submitted it to the publisher! It’s the first short story attached to the bestselling Shifter Chronicles series and is a prelude to Sanctuary.

Last year, around the time I published Sanctuary, I was approached to be part of a charity anthology. When I heard that it was for Lift 4 Autism, Authors in Action for Autism, I jumped at the chance. My 20-year-old nephew, Nic, has autism and though he’s high-functioning, there are so many challenges faced by my sister. Nic is amazing. His favorite things are My Little Pony and PAW Patrol, which means he gets along great with my 5-year-old daughter. He’s fantastic at playing with children, well most kids. He and my six-year-old son don’t always get along. I think they might have a little too much in common, like wanting everything their way. lol

Having an autistic member of our family means our family gatherings have to be sensitive to loud noises, surprising people, and even sleeping arrangements. We often moderate environment to make things a little easier for Nic. He is such a blessing to our family and such a sweet young man. Even though he will always remain a child in many ways and will always live with my sister, he is such an important member of our family teaching us to be considerate of others and warming our hearts with his warm smile.

2017 Writing and Publishing Goals

2017 Writing and Publishing Goals

My Awesomest Author Year Yet!

I love January. After November, my birthday month, it’s my favorite month of the year. The excitement and slow days of December – the quiet time with family – are gone and we get one long month to set ourselves up for success in the new year. In my case, this means: prepare and deliver on my publishing goals. [Read more…]

My Pioneering, Glass Ceiling Breaking, World Record Holding, Person of Color, Immigrant, Pilot, Military Officer, Veteran Mom

My Pioneering, Glass Ceiling Breaking, World Record Holding, Person of Color, Immigrant, Pilot, Military Officer, Veteran Mom

hette-amade2Every Veterans Day I give a shout out to my mom, Hette Amade, who is 82-years-old and a huge fan of YA Fantasy books. In fact, I JUST mailed her a printed copy of Sanctuary, Shifter Chronicles Book One, and I’m nervous as all get out about how she’s going to respond. (I told her to be kind. )

My mom served as a First Lieutenant from 1953-1962 in the Royal Netherlands Air Force.  She had immigrated to the Netherlands from Indonesia, where she was born in Surakarta on the island of Java in 1934. When she joined the Royal Netherlands Air Force, she was 19-years-old – an amazing teenager! She had always known she wanted to be a pilot, so it was an obvious choice for her. [Read more…]

November Free YA Books

November Free YA Books

I have had such a warm reception to giving away part of Sanctuary both on Instafreebie and on Amazon, that I wanted to make sure readers still have the opportunity to receive free books and get to know new-to-them authors.

Amazon Free Books

Shearwater: A Mermaid Romance by D.S. Murphy

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November YA Urban Fantasy Book and Writing Giveaways

November YA Urban Fantasy Book and Writing Giveaways

A bunch of my author friends are offering readers the chance to win a ton of awesome prizes. I’ve collected a few of my favorite ones here for you to enter and (crosses fingers for you), hopefully win!

20 Free Urban Fantasy | PNR | Dystopian Books and a $1,000 Amazon card!

Who doesn’t need $1,000 to spend at Amazon? And, on top of the opportunity to win $1,000, everyone who enters gets 20 books for free!

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Write your next book in a castle

This is my personal favorite. Set up by CreativIndie, it makes a BIG STATEMENT about the future Derek Murphy and so many other authors are working towards… Living in castles and writing novels. Spectacular vision. Even if you don’t write, yet. Consider this your invitation to start writing!

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Be Immortalized as a Shifter in my Next Book!

Be Immortalized as a Shifter in my Next Book!

Picture yourself as a character in a YA Dark Urban Fantasy!

We love to read and escape into a fantasy world… fall into characters lives and emotions; live out their trials and passions with them. But, what if you actually could be one of those characters? What if you could be in a book? Well, now you can be!

There are multiple ways to gain multiple entries in the competition.

  • 1 entry – Download Sanctuary Part 1 (free on Instafreebie) (If you have done this and have not unsubscribed, you automatically have one entry.)
  • 1 entry – Click the link below, answer the question, and enter your email address.
  • 3 entries per referral – After entering for yourself, you will be shown a page where you can share this giveaway across multiple platforms. You will get 3 more entries for every friend you refer.

>>CLICK HERE TO ENTER<<

I can’t wait to see who wins this giveaway and who my new character will be!
 Thank you so much for being part of the Shifter Chronicles story.