The Photo Beyond the Cover

The photo behind the cover of Beyond the Next Star!! The expression on both their faces perfectly represents the mood I was trying to convey for this book – and it gives me the tingles every time! I can’t thank Covers By Robin enough for making this cover come to life!

Read The City Beneath in KU and KOBO Plus Until Aug. 14!

In case you forgot with all the alien excitement… The City Beneath (Night Blood Book 1) is available on Kindle Unlimited and Kobo Plus until Aug. 14! This paranormal romance novel has twisty murder investigations, a heroine who will stop at nothing to reveal the truth and a hero who will do everything to protect his secrets. Like vampires and crime novels? You’ll love this book!

From Hiking to Writing Beyond the Next Star

You think hot and humid when describing Georgia weather, but in the mountains of north Georgia in the dead of winter while lost on the Appalachian Trail for five hours – its a little bit freezing. This scene in Beyond the Next Star was inspired by that memorable hike with my husband…

Speaking Lori

I had so much fun world building in Beyond the Next Star. On the planet Lorien, the inhabitants speak the language Lori. Be sure to flip to the back of the book for a Lori dictionary – after you read the book, of course! Granted, we’re at the same disadvantage as Delaney in that our human vocal chords can’t growl at the correct depth to truly achieve a precise pronunciation…but we humans do our best.

Hardcover is in the House!

The hardcover edition of Beyond the Next Star and my FIRST hardcover edition EVER is officially in my hands!! #happydance … Delaney McCormick is not an animal, but after being abducted by aliens and witnessing the murder of her only friend, she pretends to be one. Must she continue the charade, acting like an animal to hide from the murderer waiting on her misstep? Or can she trust her new owner with her secrets… and her heart?

Finding Hidden Depths

I LOVE characters who reveal their hidden depths throughout a book. Torek is seven feet of battle-hardened muscle, and although he enjoys and is quite capable in his role as commander of the Onik guard, his caring concern and selfless pursuit of Delaney’s health, happiness and pleasure are depths that Delaney discovers at the risk of losing something far more precious than a bad first impression: her heart.

Author Proof Copy Arrived | Beyond the Next Star

It’s always exciting to get packages in the mail, but today is doubly exciting because I received my author proof copy of Beyond the Next Star, and it’s PERFECT! Watch through to the end for a blooper!! (Wouldn’t be me if the book didn’t attack me at least once.)