Monday, July 31, 2017

BOOK REVIEW for "The Traitor (Hunter Circles, #2)" by Jessica Gunn

****(4) out of 5 stars!


I’m Krystin Blackwood, and one week ago my father’s murderer courted me with dark magik.

I’m still dealing with the effects of Giyano’s power and no amount of demon hunting seems to get rid of it. Never mind that I’ve been tasked with training Shawn, the newest member of our team of Hunters and the other half to the Alzan prophecy.

But Boston has bigger problems. After an attack at Hunter’s Guild, a place of neutrality and peace in this war, leaves countless dead on both sides, no place in the city is safe. And the only clue to the perpetrator points directly at the Fire Circle’s most-wanted and most powerful criminal.

If my team can’t track them down, the demon might destroy the Fire Circle… and the entirety of Boston with it.


This book picks up right where the last one in the series left off, and proceeds pretty much immediately to jump into demon fighting and other such pursuits.  Once again, the Hunter Team made up of Ben, Krystin, Nate, Rachel, and now Shawn, find themselves in the midst of situations way above their pay grade, and party to plans that they don't fully comprehend or even know anything at all about.  These five relative new-comers are pitted against some of the most notorious bad guys in any realm.  It's only their extreme raw magick power and dedication to one another that keeps them alive in many instances.

Once more, although the promo blurb makes you believe the voice of the story comes just from Krystin, it is actually a dual-perspective novel, shifting focus between her and Ben.  I don't especially like this style as a writing tactic, but it works pretty good here.  At least each switch is noted; you don't have to guess who is talking.  And the plot continues to advance proprely, not rehashing the same scene over again from a different angle. 

There is still a lot of political intrigue swirling around them, that no one seems willing to make them privy to.  This leaves things somewhat confusing for the readers as well.  Not to mention that I am stilling have a hard time figuring out all the different players and factions and what are their intentions.  But as more and more information is revealed, things are becoming a bit clearer, and I hope that will continue as the story progreses through the remaining volumes of the series.  

The characters are really developing themselves as individuals, as well as working to increase their individual talents throughout the narrative.  There's not much down time for them to grow personally, because they are so busy fighting demons all the time, fending off one attack after another from various dark outside forces.  But this book does include a bit of interaction between Krystin and Ben that proves quite enticing, although it is kind of blown out of the water by later events.  

The author has done a fine job of drawing me into the story and making me want to continue on with it.  Her writing style somehow remains true to the original atmosphere of the prequel, and yet has definitely improved with each volume.  I can hardly wait to read the next installment.  Even though I found the ending extremely depressing and disheartening, and I'm kind of worried about where things will go from here.

I received a free eBook copy of this novel from the author, 
and have willingly provided an honest review.  

Book #3 in The Hunter Circles series, The Changed, releases Monday, July 31st, 2017!
It is available during it's release week for just $2.99 on Amazon Kindle!

And Book #1 in the series, "The Hunted," is currently just 99¢ on Amazon Kindle!
Read my review of the prequel novella,
"(The Hunter Circles, #0.5) The Hunter"
and "(The Hunter Circles #1) The Hunted"
here on the So Few Books blog!

COVER REVEAL for "Princesses of the Night (Royal Blood, #1)" by Teresa Fuentez & Tich Brewster

Princesses of the Night
(Royal Blood, #1)
by Teresa Fuentez & Tich Brewster
Publication date:
          September 22nd, 2017
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal
Tanya is a hardworking college student but her whole world is turned upside down when she meets a mysterious man on Halloween. All that she thought was fiction is now her reality. A night life filled with fangs and blood—and an evil vampire that wants her dead. 
She and her friends are the chosen ones, destined long ago, to save this world from destruction. That’s not easy when your enemy is your sire’s son.

Author Bio:
Tich is an Oklahoma resident and the mother of five. Her passion for reading started at an early age when her Aunt Vicky gave her the novel Heidi for Christmas. She didn’t start writing until middle school, after being inspired by her best friend’s short stories. “Genny’s stories weren’t just great but they inspired me to put my pen and paper to good use.” 
Born and raised in Oklahoma. I have a passion for writing, reading, basically anything book related. 
I completed my first novel in 2010, Princesses of the Night, which happens to be the first in a series titled Royal Blood
My novels fall under the genre Paranormal/Fantasy/NA. 

COVER REVEAL for "Moonburner (Moonburner, #1)" by Claire Luana

(Moonburner, #1)
by Claire Luana
Published by: Soul Fire Press
Publication date: June 14th, 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Kai is a Moonburner—a female sorceress reviled by her people and normally killed at birth. Except Kai’s parents saved her by disguising her as boy—a ruse they’ve kept up for almost seventeen years. But when her village is attacked, Kai’s secret is revealed and she’s sentenced to death. 
Thankfully, the gods aren’t done with Kai. Despite the odds stacked against her, she escapes her fate, undertaking a harrowing journey to a land where Moonburners are revered and trained as warriors. 
But her new home has dangers of its own—the ancient war against the male Sunburners has led the Moonburners down a dark path that could destroy all magic. And Kai, armed only with a secret from her past and a handsome but dangerous ally, may be the only one who can prevent the destruction of her people…

Author Bio:
Claire Luana grew up reading everything she could get her hands on and writing every chance she could. Eventually, adulthood won out, and she turned her writing talents to more scholarly pursuits, going to work as a commercial litigation attorney at a mid-sized law firm. While continuing to practice law, Claire decided to return to her roots and try her hand once again at creative writing. She has written and published the Moonburner Cycle and is currently working on a new trilogy about magical food. She lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband and two dogs. In her (little) remaining spare time, she loves to hike, travel, binge-watch CW shows, and of course, fall into a good book. 

Sunday, July 30, 2017

BOOK BLITZ for "Not His Werewolf (Not This series, #2)" by Annie Nicholas

Not His Werewolf
(Not This series, #2)
by Annie Nicholas
Publication date: July 24th, 2017
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
After being disowned and labelled human because she can’t shift, Betty Newman rescues unwanted dogs to fulfill her need for pack. Being rejected by her birth pack was enough pain for a lifetime and she’ll do anything to avoid subjecting herself to their prejudices. 
Things change when Ken Birch wakes in her kennel still in wolf form and declares she’s his soul mate. His presence wakes her feral heart and makes her long for a life she can’t have. Old wounds are opened and she refuses to listen to instinct. 
But only a shifter can be a soul mate and now her life is in danger by New Port’s pack. Either Betty learns to shift or she dies. Problem is the only one willing to help is Ken, the last person she wants.

Author Bio:
Annie Nicholas writes paranormal romance with a twist. She has courted vampires, hunted with shifters, and slain a dragon's ego all with the might of her pen. Riding the wind of her imagination, she travels beyond the restraints of reality and shares them with anyone wanting to read her stories.  
Annie writes for Samhain Publishing, Carina Press, and Lyrical Press. 
Mother, daughter, and wife are some of the other hats she wears while hiking through the hills and dales of her adopted state of Vermont. 

COVER REVEAL for "Black Dawn (The Eurynome Code, #1)" by K. Gorman

Black Dawn 
(The Eurynome Code, #1)
by K. Gorman
Publication date: September 1st, 2017
Genres: Adult, Science Fiction
Humanity is under attack and she is the only one who can stop it. 
For Karin Makos, the chance to pilot a small-time scrounging vessel to remote corners of space is the dream. After years on the run with her sister and enduring the constant paranoia of living planetside, going off-radar gives her exactly what she wants: freedom. 
But, after what seems like a routine mission, that dream is shattered. 
A system-wide attack decimates humanity and leaves the survivors scraping for clues. And Karin might know where to look. 
Digging into her past comes with a whole new set of secrets and consequences, none of which she wants to face. Plagued by strange dreams of her sister and a sense of growing danger, Karin and the crew of the Nemina race desperately across space to find their loved ones—and answers.

Author Bio:
Originally from the west coast of Canada, K. Gorman has switched to the west coast of Taiwan, where she broadcasts a steady stream of Science Fiction and Fantasy stories. When not writing, she enjoys long rides through Taichung on U-Bikes, marathons Twin Peaks and Battlestar Galactica, and is slowly turning Final Fantasy VIII’s Squall into a card-playing god before she runs through the rest of the game. 
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Saturday, July 29, 2017

BOOK BLITZ for "Sins of the Heart (Sins series, #1)" by Eve Silver

Sins of the Heart 
(Sins series, #1)
by Eve Silver
Publication date: March 4th, 2017
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Library Journal raves the Sins Series is “…dark, seductive, and sexy as sin.” For readers who love paranormal romance and urban fantasy. 
Dagan Krayl, the Underworld’s most powerful soul reaper, is the demigod son of the evil god Sutekh. He’s on a mission to find his murdered brother’s remains and resurrect him, but resurrection means that the secrets carried into death would be released and, with them, a war that could end gods and mankind alike.
Roxy Tam is searching for the same thing, but for completely different reasons. She means to make certain that the remains don’t fall into Sutekh’s hands, and that the soul reapers do not reanimate their fallen comrade. As a Daughter of Aset, Roxy is tasked with the protection of the human race, and if that means thwarting an all powerful soul reaper and making certain his dead brother stays dead, so be it. But when Roxy sees Dagan face-to-face, she realizes that she has met him once before—a meeting that changed her life forever. 
Neither Dagan nor Roxy expects to join forces for the sake of mankind. Or to have their loyalties tested as they struggle against treachery, betrayal and the potent desire that threatens to consume them both. 
Sins of the Heart

Sin’s Daughter (Novella that can be read at any point in the series)

Sins of the Soul

Sins of the Flesh

Body of Sin

Author Bio:
National bestselling author Eve Silver has been praised for her "edgy, steamy, action-packed" books, darkly sexy heroes and take-charge heroines. Her work won the OLA Forest of Reading White Pine Award 2015, was shortlisted for the Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy 2014, was listed as a 2013 American Bookseller's Association Best Book for Children and a Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens. She has garnered starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Quill and Quire, two RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Awards, Library Journal's Best Genre Fiction Award, and she was nominated for the Romance Writers of America® RITA® Award. Eve lives with her husband, two sons, an energetic Airedale terrier and an exuberant border collie/shepherd. And a snake called Ragnar. 

BOOK BLITZ for "Hunter Moon (The Huntress/FBI Thrillers, #5)" by Alexandra Sokoloff

Hunger Moon
(The Huntress/FBI Thrillers, #5)
by Alexandra Sokoloff
Publication date: October 24th, 2017
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Thriller
Revenge has no limits. 
Special Agent Matthew Roarke has abandoned his rogue search for serial killer Cara Lindstrom. He’s returned to the FBI to head a task force with one mission: to rid society of its worst predators. But as the skeletal symbols of Santa Muerte, “Lady Death,” mysteriously appear at universities nationwide, threatening death to rapists, Roarke’s team is pressured to investigate. When a frat boy goes missing in Santa Barbara, Roarke realizes a bloodbath is coming—desperate teenagers are about to mete out personal, cold-blooded justice. 
Hiding from the law, avenging angel Cara Lindstrom is on her own ruthless quest. She plans to stay as far away from Roarke as possible—until an old enemy comes after both her and the FBI, forcing her back into Roarke’s orbit. This time, the huntress has become the hunted...
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PLUS: Books 1-4 are on SALE for $1.99 each for a limited time only!
Previous books in the Huntress/FBI Thrillers Series:


A bleak sky, streaked with white, stretches over the desolate South Rim of the canyon. There will be snow tonight.
The grinding of a pickup truck grates through the silence.
A four-door Tundra. Tonneau cover over the bed. Two men dressed in camouflage inside. Fast-food and jerky wrappers litter the wells at their feet. In the back seat, a cooler packed full of beer.
And three rifles, three-inch twelve-gauge magnums, strapped to the padded back-seat gun rest.
Hunters, driving the rim.
The front-seat passenger sets his sights on something moving ahead of them, leans forward greedily. “There we go, there we go.”
The driver follows his gaze, fixes on what he is tracking. Not a deer, but a young girl, shining black hair underneath the hood of her parka. Schoolgirl’s backpack on her shoulder.
On the men’s faces, something crude and capering.
“That’s some tasty-looking pussy.”
“Oh, yeah, that’ll do.”
“Let’s go.”
“Get her.”
The driver swerves the truck over to the side of the road, squealing brakes.
The girl hears the sound, stiffens, is starting to run before she even completes the glance back.
The truck skids to a stop in the snow. The doors fly open; the men are out of the car, grabbing for their rifles.
The girl runs for the rocks, but her pursuers are bigger, faster. Two of them, grown men, against a teenage girl.
They move forward into the strong wind, a military-style formation, heavy boots crunching in the sandy snow.
They pause at the rock outcropping, looking out over the boulders. The girl seems to have disappeared. Then a scrabble on the rocks betrays her. Hearing it, the men grin at each other.
The driver rounds the rock first, his mouth watering. He is already hard in anticipation . . .
The tire iron bashes him across the face, breaking his jaw. He staggers back, howling inarticulate pain.
The girl kicks him viciously in the knee, crumpling him, then swivels as the second hunter rounds the edge of the rock. She slams the tire iron against the side of his head.
Now both men are collapsed on the ground, moaning and cursing.
She steps forward, no longer feigning that youthful, hesitant gait.
She lifts her arm and uses the tire iron on their skulls. Two, three, four blows, and there is no more moaning. Thick crimson drops spatter the snow. Her breath is harsh. Her face is ice.
There is only the wind, swallowing the sound of her breathing.
Cara stands at the edge of the canyon, looking out at the spires of Spider Rock, the vast open gorge.
Below her is an icy crevasse. The canyon has any number of them, deep splits in the rock wall where whole sheets of the cliff have broken away. Behind her is the hunters’ pickup truck.
Their bodies lie at her feet.
She drags one, then the other, to shove them over the cliff’s edge, stepping back to watch each body hurtle down into the crevasse, tumbling into oblivion.
The snowfall tonight will cover all trace of them. Later, birds and animals will pick the bones clean.
Another offering to the canyon, and the gods and ghosts that haunt it.

Author Bio:
"Some of the most original and freshly unnerving work in the genre." - The New York Times
ALEXANDRA SOKOLOFF is the Thriller Award-winning and Bram Stoker, Anthony, and Black Quill Award-nominated author of the Amazon bestselling Huntress/FBI series (HUNTRESS MOON, BLOOD MOON, COLD MOON, BITTER MOON, HUNGER MOON - now in active development as a TV series), and the supernatural HAUNTED thrillers (THE HARROWING, THE PRICE, THE UNSEEN, BOOK OF SHADOWS, THE SHIFTERS, THE SPACE BETWEEN). The New York Times Book Review called her a "daughter of Mary Shelley," and her books "Some of the most original and freshly unnerving work in the genre." 
As a screenwriter she has sold original horror and thriller scripts and adapted novels for numerous Hollywood studios. She has also written three non-fiction workbooks: SCREENWRITING TRICKS FOR AUTHORS, STEALING HOLLYWOOD, and WRITING LOVE, based on her internationally acclaimed workshops and blog (, and has served on the Board of Directors of the WGA West and the Board of the Mystery Writers of America. 
Alex is a California native and a graduate of U.C. Berkeley, where she majored in theater and minored in everything Berkeley has a reputation for. In her spare time (!) she performs with The Slice Girls and Heather Graham's all-author Slush Pile Players, and dances like a fiend. She is also very active on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. But not an addict. Seriously, it's under control. 

Friday, July 28, 2017

BLOG TOUR & AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Kathryn Berla for "Dream Me"

Dream Me
by Kathryn Berla
Published by: Amberjack Publishing
Publication date: July 11th, 2017
Genres: Romance, Time-Travel, Young Adult
Zat is a dreamer from the distant future—a time when humans no longer dream and Earth is a desolate wasteland. He dreams of the beautiful Earth of the past, and a fiery-haired beauty named Babe. Against the wisdom of his peers, Zat decides to risk everything to travel back in time and live in Babe’s dreams… 
Babe is the perpetual new girl in town. Her father’s job frequently moves the family around the country, and Babe just longs for a place to call home. As she settles into the sleepy town of Sugar Dunes, Florida, Babe begins to have strange dreams of a green-eyed boy named Zat. Night after night, Babe shows Zat her world. But the dreams come at the cost of nearly crippling migraines every morning. Babe’s life outside of her dreams pales in comparison to her growing love for Zat and their time spent together. 
But the more time Babe and Zat spend together in her dreams, the more Babe’s pain increases, and Zat begins to question the reality of his existence. How can he live a life with Babe, when all they have is her dreams? 
Can a dream become a reality?

~AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Kathryn Berla~

1)    What gave you the inspiration for the storyline?  

The inspiration for DREAM ME literally came to me in a dream which is why it may have a bit of a surreal feel to it. I have very interesting dreams. Some of them are not worth remembering but the good ones get recorded onto my cell phone before I forget them. Zat’s name also came to me in that same dream.

As for the contemporary storyline, that was inspired by my experience of moving from California to the Florida panhandle and falling in love with the area and its people.

2)    Are there any hidden themes in the book that you hope readers will discover?

I’m not sure they would be called hidden themes but there are quite a few themes that are very important to me that I hope the reader will discover and appreciate. The main one is the idea of a refugee, a stranger in a strange land who must count on the hospitality of their host. Zat is a refugee and I tried to tie his experience in with Mai’s parents. There’s also the idea of preserving our beautiful planet. Sugar Dunes, Florida is a microcosm of the beauty of Earth and how we are all stewards with the duty of protecting it for future generations. Being a strong woman and taking control of your life is an important theme which I hope comes through in Babe’s character. There are issues she’s forced to handle in the form of a misogynistic predator but she faces him head-on. I named her after Babe Didrikson Zaharias who was an athlete in the early part of the 20th century who excelled in golf, basketball, baseball, and track and field. That’s not to say you have to be an athlete to be a strong woman but Babe Didrikson Zaharias broke so many barriers. Reaching out to others. Making friends with people who are different from you. Digging deep and not judging people based on the superficial. And last but not least, without revealing any spoilers, the theme of being true to who you are. Always. The truth will set you free, as they say.

3)    Are any of the characters based on real people you know?

Yes. But only in essence.

4)    Who has influenced you most as a writer?

That is a difficult question to answer because every writer I’ve ever read has influenced me in some way, even if I didn’t like their book. Writers who write just because they must, without regard for fame or fortune, are my biggest inspiration.

5)    If you could have any three literary characters over to your place for game night, who would you invite, what would you play, what would you serve, and why?  

This is such a hard question. I suppose I’d invite Pi Patel (Life of Pi), Karl Ove Knausgaard (My Struggle) and Grace Marks (Alias Grace) because they seem like they’d be interesting people to hang out with for a night. Because I don’t cook I’d probably order in pizza. And I’d make them play the original Nintendo Dragon Warriors with me just because I love that game 😉

Author Bio:
Kathryn Berla graduated from the University of California at Berkeley as an English major. She has lived in many different countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.  


Thursday, July 27, 2017

BOOK BLITZ for "The Union (#1)" by T.H. Hernandez

The Union
(The Union, #1)
by T.H. Hernandez
Publication date: November 18th, 2014
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
After global warming and a second civil war devastated the former United States, two different societies rose from the ashes – the Union, a towering high-tech utopia, hugging the perimeter of the continent, and the devastated, untamed midsection known as the Ruins. 
Seventeen-year-old Evan Taylor has an easy, privileged life in the Union. What she doesn’t have is any idea what to do with the rest of her life. She only knows she wants to do something meaningful, to make a difference in the lives of others. 
When she’s kidnapped and taken into the Ruins as a pawn in a dispute involving her boyfriend, Bryce, her ideal world is turned upside down. What she learns while in the Ruins shakes her faith in everything she’s ever known, from Bryce, to her family, and even the Union itself. 
Now Evan must choose whether to stay with Cyrus, the sexy, resourceful survivor who believes she’s in the Ruins for a reason, or return to the only life she’s ever known. But when she stumbles upon a dangerous plot that threatens both worlds, her decision could tear her apart. 
The Union is a futuristic young adult romantic adventure. 
The complete series:

The Union – Book #1 – is only 99¢ for a limited time!

My eyes flutter open to complete darkness, my brain cloudy. My shoulders ache and my arms are numb from sleeping on them. When I try to sit up, the moments before I blacked out come rushing back, filling me with dread.
My hands are tied behind my back, so the best I can do is roll to my side. I strain into the darkness to make sense of my surroundings. I’m inside something that’s moving. It’s too dark to make out anything, so I rely on my ears. A train. But not the L-Train, nor a commuter train. Maybe a cargo. My pulse throbs behind my eyelids and I fight the urge to vomit.
Shit, shit, shit. Tears fill my eyes, but I can’t afford to cry. I need to figure a way out of this mess. Lisa and Colin must have looked for me when I didn’t come back. That only provides small comfort though, since I have no idea where I am or how they’d find me.
None of this makes any sense. The only kidnappings in the Union are due to custody disputes. Maybe Eddie had me kidnapped. Except that’s completely crazy. If he was going to do that, why wait until I’m almost an adult and already on my way to see him?
This must be about money. A ransom or something. That seems so fantastic though, like straight out of a movie. There was that one kid who disappeared a couple of years ago, but it turned out he’d just run away.
Maybe it’s got something to do with my Uncle David. As one of only seven governors, he has an incredible amount of power. Only the Prime Minister has more. Unfortunately, it’s the only thing that makes sense. If I have any hope of surviving, he might have to give them what they want.

Author Bio:
T.H. Hernandez is the author of young adult books. The Union, a futuristic dystopian adventure, was a finalist in the 2015 San Diego book awards in the Young Adult Fiction category. 
She loves pumpkin spice lattes, Game of Thrones, Comic-Con, Star Wars, Doctor Who marathons, Bad Lip Reading videos, and all things young adult, especially the three young adults who share her home. 
When not visiting the imaginary worlds inside her head, T.H. Hernandez lives in usually sunny San Diego, California with her husband and three children, a couple of cats, and a dog who thinks he’s a cat, affectionately referred to as “the puppycat.” 
You can find her online at 

BOOK BLITZ for "Northwoods Magic (Northwoods Fairy Tales, #1)" by Desiree Lafawn

Northwoods Magic
by Desiree Lafawn
Publication date: July 24th, 2017
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Quinn Reynolds is desperate for answers. After a near fatal accident, Quinn’s life changes and she is suddenly plagued by dreams of ravens, magic, and a boy with copper-ringed eyes. Told by her doctors that she is delusional, Quinn travels to the Northwoods of Minnesota to find out the truth. But Quinn has another problem that she hasn’t shared. Not only does she dream of magic, she also possesses her own power as well and it scares the hell out of her. 
Corbin Olsen has been battling his own demons for the last ten years. After sacrificing everything to save Quinn’s life, she forgot about him completely. He’s thought of her constantly in the years she’s been gone, but nothing prepared him for the woman she has become. Although angry at her for leaving him, Corbin isn’t able to dismiss his need for her. 
But Corbin and Quinn are running out of time for a meaningful reunion, the real evil is back and hunting the prey that escaped them all those years ago.

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Quinn had a special book, a book that had been with her since she was a teenager. This was the notebook that she kept all of her dream drawings in. Sometimes she would add words to the sketches and sometimes she wouldn’t. There were hundreds of drawings in this book, some the size of a quarter, and some – after a particular bad night of dreaming – took up an entire page of hard angry charcoal strokes.

That book was private, and Quinn kept it to herself. That was just for her. For so long she hadn’t been able to tell what was real and what was fantasy, thinking maybe she herself was just a figment of someone else’s imagination. Her sketchbook was Quinn’s way of knowing she was real. Maybe she had imagined seeing the things she saw, or knowing the things that she had forgotten, but she hadn’t fabricated drawing the pictures or writing the words. The pictures and words would always be there, permanently tattooed into the book. If she opened the pages and saw those things then she would know that in that very moment, she was present. She existed. She was.

Author Bio:
Desiree lives in Northwest Ohio with her husband, two children, and two rowdy cats. She is a craft addicted, roller derby skating amateur foody who loves to enjoy a glass of chardonnay with a side of whatever snack the kids left untouched in the pantry, most likely goldfish crackers.
She writes contemporary and fantasy/paranormal romance because fairy tales are where it's at. She loves the pull of magic, the light and the dark of it, as well as the effort the characters must go through to reach their happily ever after.