YA Summer Scavenger Hunt #3

YA Summer Scavenger Hunt #3

The Hunt has Begun!

Thank you so much for joining the YA Scavenger Hunt this year! I’m super excited to have you here and wanted to offer you a sneak peek of my bestselling YA shifter novel, Sanctuary. Find out why people are saying this is an “Amazing suspenseful paranormal tale full of action and drama.”

Download Sanctuary here!

Sanctuary - YA Dark Urban Fantasy Novel

***** Young-Adult Urban Fantasy Shifter Story with Good Characters and Worldbuilding “An excellent Young Adult (YA) Urban Fantasy shifter story, with layers of worldbuilding and unique characters leading to a unique story even with the comfortable tropes of YAUF like two love interests for the main female character (MC), who are also loyal to each other as well as interested in the same girl. Amazing characters, a cool backstory about the shifter war, and the comfortable tropes and tropes turned on end, make Sanctuary a must-read if you love YA Urban Fantasy of the shifter variety.” – Erin Penn, Amazon Review

Now, on With the Hunt!

We got lucky and you receive TWO KEYWORDS here. [Read more…]

Introducing Melle Amade, Co-Author of I Am Human

Introducing Melle Amade, Co-Author of I Am Human

Inspired by Star Trek, Star Wars, and Blade Runner, Melle Amade went to Chapman University to obtain her MFA in Film Writing and Directing, which is exactly how she met her co-author for I Am Human, Michael Trozzo. A fellow science fiction and film geek, Mike and Melle went every year to the scifi and fantasy blockbuster release of the December holiday season. Together they watched the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy, Avatar and most recently Star Wars: Rebel One, where they decided to write I Am Human.

With a career as a technology Marketing Director, Melle squeezed in world building and outlining conference calls, usually on the one hour commute home. Then carefully and systematically they pulled together a time travel story that spans the world between A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe and Terminator. As a warm up, they penned a short story, The Past Code, the serves as a prequel to I Am Human. You can download The Past Code for free here. [Read more…]

Myths and Magic: The Science Fiction and Fantasy Box Set of the Summer!

Myths and Magic: The Science Fiction and Fantasy Box Set of the Summer!

Writing Science Fiction with my BFF!

Michael Trozzo is an amazing writer/director who I met in film school when I was doing my MFA. He’s got mad chops and a wonderful tone. Seriously… you’re going to love this book.

Here’s how it happened: last December we’re fulfilling our annual tradition of watching the holiday scifi blockbuster, which falls on his birthday. In this case… Rebel One. I leaned over and said, “We gotta write a Space Opera!”

And Michael said, “Yeah!”

Those words might read a little ‘eh’ on your computer, but imagine them shouted in a darkened theatre while two Star Destroyers of the Imperial Fleet crash into each other.

Well, this is how “I Am Human” was born.

Turns out it’s not quite space opera. It’s more like “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” meets “Terminator.” [Read more…]

The Alliance of Young Adult Authors’ Scavenger Hunt

The Alliance of Young Adult Authors’ Scavenger Hunt

I’m thrilled to be part of the Alliance of Young Adult Authors! It’s given me a ton of opportunities to meet talented YA authors, read their work, and share the experience of publishing. They have a ton of great ideas. One of them is going on this summer! They are sponsoring a massive young adult scavenger hunt. I’m excited to share with you amazing new authors, great giveaways and other epic prizes!

Here are the official Rules… The Scavenger Hunt starts June 1st with the winner announced June 7th!


Each author will be given a special keyword, which will be bolded and all caps like this: BUTTERFLIES.

All you have to do is visit all the author’s sites in this order, write down the special keywords to discover the short story, then enter the giveaway with the completed short story. in the google form

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Other Books by the Gypsies After Dark Authors

Other Books by the Gypsies After Dark Authors

Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance Adventures by These talented Indie Authors

A group of super talented indie authors recently got together to deliver BRAND NEW and EXCLUSIVE novels to the Gypsies After Dark Box set, which is up for pre-order now and will release June 20th.

Want to get to know these authors better? Take a look at some of their already published work!


Deadly Alchemy

How do you choose who lives… and who dies?

Julie Morgan


Court of Vampires

Vampires and werewolves shouldn’t fall in love

Megan Linski


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Forever Fated: Domani Curse Book 1 – New Release Paranormal Romance

Forever Fated: Domani Curse Book 1 – New Release Paranormal Romance

Brand New Fantasy Series with Shifters, Soulmates and Time-traveling to Medieval Italy in Gypsies After Dark Box Set


Love didn’t break her heart… a curse shattered it.


For as long as she can remember Constance has had an aching heart. A gnawing pain that something precious was missing from her life; something irreplaceable and completely lost to her. Until she met Marcello, the quick-witted Italian with gypsy roots and a scientist’s mind, who binds her heart with a single look from his pale green eyes.
But after years of hits and misses she’s given up on him and all romance. An unexpected trip to his village in the Italian countryside, throws her back in his path. What’s left of her heart quickly unravels in the dark woven spells of the ancient Domani who ensnare Marcello in his beastly form and throw Constance into the medieval ages. Trapped a world away she relives their destructive past relationship and uncovers the curse that travels with them through time; a curse she must break if she is ever to find him and her own heart again.
Forever Fated
Dark Evermore
Torn Asunder
Heart’s Core

~Epitaph on a Domani tombstone

Set in the same world as the bestselling Shifter Chronicle series, the Domani Curse is a paranormal romance for fans of shifters, Italy and historical romance.



Releasing June 20th

Available Exclusively in the Gypsies After Dark box Set

Pre-Order now for 99c

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2o28hrc
Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/mobile/w/books/1126030227?ean=9781508070900
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/gypsies-after-dark/id1217957385?mt=11
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/gypsies-after-dark



Gypsies After Dark Media Hop

J.A. Culican

Over the next month the Gypsies After Dark authors and I will be sharing bits and pieces about our books to celebrate it’s upcoming launch.

I’m SUPER excited to introduce you to the amazing JA Culican, who is the USA Today Bestselling author of The Keeper of Dragons series.

She’ll be launching a brand new series in this box set also!

You can check her out on Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/jaculican 



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.

Gypsies After Dark

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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.
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.

Remnants, Shifter Chronicles Book 2 - YA Fantasy Book