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I've got a shameful secret to share

My Secret ShameIT’S GETTING HARD TO HOLD MY HEAD UP …

This is like peeking inside someone’s messy bedroom and unmade bed. This is the shame I hide close to my chest. The books I should have read by now but haven’t. In most cases the books I WANT to read, and somehow the time has just slipped away. Mostly, to be fair, because I am writing my own stories. But also to be fair, reading is how authors continue to grow and learn. So, it’s important to my craft that I don’t neglect reading. Yet I have … and now you’ll know why I’ve been keeping it a secret.

 
My list of shame

The Hobbit

1. THE HOBBIT

Oh, I can hear the groaning now. Just watch the movie, right? Well I’ve read The Lord of the Rings, and yet I’ve never tackled The Hobbit. And I felt silly reading it right before the movie came out. So this book is actually on my desk, staring at me. I’ve started it, and I am hoping that I will finish it in not too much time.

2. THE PRINCESS BRIDE

Another one where the movie is great, wonderful, a cult classic . . . but I have heard the book is so much better. I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about Goldman and The Princess Bride. So there it is. On the list. I have it staring at me. With narrowed eyes as if to tell me to hurry the hell up. As….you….wiiiiiish….

3. THE GAME OF THRONES SERIES

I will be COMPLETELY honest. After being a lover of the Wheel of Time series (that is a monstrous series, 14 books) there is a part of me that cringes at the thought of a big ass ole book/series. I have so little time and I like to feel accomplished. Yes, it’s still on my list . .. but maybe I will wait until Mr. Martin completes the series. Which should allow me a couple more years to procrastinate at least. 

  His Majesty's Dragon

4. TERRY PRATCHETT

Pretty much anything by him is on my TBR list. He’s a master of the fantasy genre and up until now, I haven’t read a thing by him. Shame. Shame on me. Bad author.  

5. NEIL GAIMAN

(Don’t hit me!) I’ve actually bought one of his books, a physical book that stares at me. Mocking me. Damn it, I’m not superwoman, I can’t read for hours every day and still get my own work done. The thing is, I know Gaiman’s good, and he’s not going anywhere. I hope. So I have time, right?

6. THE FINAL TWO BOOKS IN THE DIVERGENT SERIES

Yes, I read the first one. Yes I loved it. But damn it I haven’t gotten to the final two. And no, I’m not going to see the movies until I do!

7. HIS MAJESTY’S DRAGON by NAOMI NOVIK 

I actually just downloaded this one to my kindle. Its been on my list for YEARS and every time I see it I think . .. I should grab that, it looks awesome. Now its there, waiting for me a little easier to grab.

There it is, my List of Shame. Honestly, there is more but I can only handle so much confession at once. One step at a time, my friends, one step at a time.

Hey ... Denise and I wrote a book together!

RECOMBINANT

(THE BLOOD BORNE SERIES, BOOK 1)

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!

So, for the past six months or so, I’ve been keeping something from you. Denise Grover Swank (NY Times author of The Rose Gardner Series) and I teamed up to write a vampire trilogy together! The Blood Borne Series is just the right mix of gritty dark fantasy and horror with vampires and mystery to get your blood boiling! Grab Book 1 TODAY!

GENRE:  DARK FANTASY HORROR MYSTERY
RELEASE DATE:  OCTOBER 27, 2015

From NYT and USAT bestselling authors Denise Grover Swank and Shannon Mayer comes a Dark Urban Fantasy Mystery Trilogy…. (75k Word Novel)

In the city that never sleeps, nightmares live in the darkness . . .

A series of grisly murders begin to pile up in New York City, murders that have no rhyme or reason and no leads. Unless one chooses to believe that the supernatural is possible.

The crimes have caught the attention of two very different women. A journalist fresh off the plane from covering the war in Iraq and a vampire who has chosen to hunt her own kind. Together they will form a reluctant yet unrelenting team.

As they slowly begin to crack the fissures behind a government cover up and bioterrorism, they find a truth that neither of them could ever have suspected. And now it’s too late for either of them to turn away.

Even if it means their lives as they know them will never be the same.

COMING SOON

Replica (The Blood Borne Series Book 2)

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RAISING INNOCENCE

(THE RYLEE ADAMSON NOVELS, BOOK 3)

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GENRE:  URBAN FANTASY PARANORMAL ROMANCE
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“My name is Rylee, and I am a Tracker.”

When children go missing, and the Humans have no leads, I’m the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot.

The FBI wants me on their team. Bad enough that they are dangling bait they KNOW I can’t resist.

The catch? It’s on the other side of the ocean.

And if I want what they’re offering, I have to help them with a salvage gone terribly, terribly wrong.

But this time, I have no back up. I have no Plan B.

And I have no O’Shea.

 

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Pre-order Lark #3 now!

FIRESTORM

(THE ELEMENTAL SERIES, BOOK 3)

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!

Come and see what happens in Lark’s tale from The Pit.

GENRE:  URBAN FANTASY PARANORMAL
RELEASE DATE:  SEPTEMBER 29, 2015

My name is Larkspur, and I am an Elemental.

My people use the power of the earth to sustain life and defy our enemies. I should be at my father’s side as a royal princess. But as a half-breed, bastard child, that isn’t going to happen.

In a world of lava and fire, I am about to face my hardest trial yet. Not one of strength, or power, but intrigue and manipulation. However, my tolerance level for anyone outside of my family is at an all-time low, and the queen who rules the Pit expects complete obedience.

As Ash’s life is held in the balance, I have just three days to prove his innocence and mine. This place holds more than a scorching heat; new foes, traitors, and creatures from the depths of the lava are all trying to keep us from surviving.

The only question left. . . Can I get us all out without being burned alive?

Welcome to the Pit.

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Signing with Podium Publishing

I’ve been lucky enough to have some pretty amazing people on my publishing team and journey so far. My editors, cover artists, assistant and beta readers have been the perfect mixture of support, laughter, and ass kicking that I’ve needed.

And now I’m excited to say that I’m adding Podium Publishing to that team.

Podium is a company focusing on quality productions, aiming to showcase not only the books they produce but the talent of their handpicked narrators. One of the things that impressed me and convinced me to sign on the dotted line was their commitment to working together to produce the highest quality product they, and I, are capable of. That’s what I’ve always wanted for my books and I’m pleased to say now they have it.

Podium is going to produce the audio books for the Rylee Adamson series, starting with the first three books in an Omnibus edition available both at Audible.com and Amazon.com. (July 28th is the release date) I’ll keep you posted as the additional books come up for pre-sale.

I’m on pins and needles waiting to hear Rylee’s voice done by the talented and award winning Emma Galvin (who also narrated the Divergent series along with a host of other fabulous books).

So what are you waiting for? Don’t you want to hear Rylee whisper in your ear? Or have Liam try to boss you around?

Or maybe even hear a “Yuppy doody” or two?

Rylee Adamson Omnibus_2400

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Audible

Visit my new Audio Books Page to see what’s available, when and where.

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