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A Pinch of Romance for Valentine’s Day

What would keep a time traveler from reliving the most romantic moment of her life? Nothing.

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I thought it fitting to share my favorite romantic snippet from the Midnight Guardian series. This comes from Shadows Rising, number 4 in the series, with our favorite red-headed time traveler, Ann Martin. Happy reading!

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Finding Mothman

Over the last couple of months, I’ve been busy wrapping my next book, Wrong Side of the Grave, which will be the first in a new series of standalone Mothman Mysteries. The series will be YA/teen and this time, kiddos, I’m delving into sci-fi. But you know me, this series has strong paranormal influences (think Doctor Who).

So what’s my YA Sci-fi Mystery about? Mothman.

In western West Virginia, Mothman is a creature of legend. In fact, there he is below with the big red eyes and gray wings nestled in the center between Nessie, Chupacabra, Bigfoot and the Yeti. He’s in good company.

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Mothman is a winged humanoid creature. He stands on two legs, but his skin is gray and he has big red eyes that rest near his shoulders. The moth part comes from his giant wings that are reported to hum and glide on the air rather than flap. He doesn’t need a running start, witnesses say these great wings can straight up into the air like a helicopter.

Mothman caused the biggest stir in 1966 and 67 when according to journalist John A. Keel more than a hundred people sighted him in the area surrounding Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Some even blame Mothman for the tragic collapse of the Silver Bridge in which took forty-six lives just days before Christmas in 1967.

He’s been mentioned on the X-Files, been the star of movies, chased by reality show hillbillies, and has his own museum. There’s even an annual festival where the Men in Black trot him out for festival goers to catch a quick selfie!

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Over the next few weeks we’ll explore the legend, the art, and the music behind this new series. Next week, I’ll share with you how I’m taking this legend and giving it a YA twist. Until then, check out the Mothman Mysteries page on my site for a description of the book and the official Spotify playlist. Only one legendary creature rocks out loud!

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YA Indie Carnival Giveaway

christmas book giveawayMerry Christmas!

It’s that time of year again, when the YA Author Sponsors host a giveaway meant to build a following. Anyone interested in participating will have from 12/14 to 12/21 to visit our blogs, read/respond to our questions, AND join any or all of our sites in order to be entered for the giveaway. The winner will receive seventeen wonderfully, exciting books (plus a few other prizes) by some amazing authors. The grand prize winner will be announced on December 24th right here on this blog. Don’t delay. Go to the YA Indie Carnival website at http://yaauthorclub.blogspot.com/ scroll down to the Rafflecopter, enter, and visit our blogs.

Giveaway Package Includes:
Transfer Student by Laura A.H. Elliott

Shadow Slayer (Shadow Series, #2) by Laura A.H. Elliott

Vampires Rule (The Rule #1) by K.C. Blake
Werewolves Rule by K.C. Blake
Raven (The Raven Saga, #1) by Suzy Turner
December Moon (The Raven Saga, #2) by Suzy Turner
The Lost Soul (The Raven Saga, #3) by Suzy Turner
The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw by Suzy Turner
Golden Blood (Time Spirit Trilogy, #1) by Melissa Pearl
Black Blood (Time Spirit Trilogy, #2) by Melissa Pearl
Pure Blood (Time Spirit Trilogy, #3) by Melissa Pearl
Of Sun & Moon (Midnight Guardian, #1) by Bryna Butler
Warriors of the Cross (Warrior, #1) by T.R. Graves
Guardians of the Cross (Warrior #2) by T.R. Graves

Enemies of the Cross (Warrior, #3) by T.R. Graves
Red Madrassa (Algardis #1) by Terah Edun
Pazuzu’s Girl by Rachel Cole

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Dec. 16 Tour Stop

Did you know that I am a “bad ace”. Wait a sec, I have to pick my husband off the floor because he’s laughing so hard. Anyway, I’m one of the “bad ace” authors hosting the Official Callum & Harper Blog Tour. The tour will stop here on December 16th. I’ll interview C&H Author Fisher Amelie, should be pretty awesome.

http://fisheramelie.com/blog/- and she called me Beautiful Bryna – check it out

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New Trailers for Books 1 and 2

Hot off the Press! The new trailers turned out so cool!! You can tell by the sheer number of exclamation points that I’m using!!!! Check’em out on YouTube or below…

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Working on Book 3

Bryna Butler, authorI’ve been working on Book 3 which I call Midnight Child. It’s coming along really nicely and I expect to have it in publication in early 2012. There’s alot going into it, so it will likely be larger than the first two books.

Midnight Child will have more action. Keira starts her search for the true “human gift” and the mogdocs learn that Drew Hayes is her charge. Plus, there’s all the drama of senior year. It picks up a few weeks after Whispering Evil ends (fall of junior year) and continues through most of senior year.

Better get back to writing now. Talk to you soon.

Bryna

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