Easter Eggs: Shadows Rising

eggsAs promised, here are those “easter eggs” that you might have overlooked in Shadows Rising (Midnight Guardian #4). Proceed with caution, this post does include spoilers… Read More


Shadows Rising Update


shadows rising, midnight guardian series book 4 by bryna butler

Official release date is Jan. 18 

Already available in select stores:

Will be available in: B&N Nook & Paperback, Kobo, Google Play, Books-a-Million (aka BAM!), Sony eReader Store, and Apple iBooks.

Go HERE for an excerpt.


YA Indie Carnival: Current Work in Progress

This week at the YA Indie Carnival the indies are revealing their works in progress. I’m so excited to see what everyone is working on. Probably not a surprise to anyone here that my time lately is completely dedicated to finishing Shadows Rising, book 4 in the Midnight Guardian series. 

Here’s your first look at the full cover. We start SR in the days just after Midnight Child ended. Keira’s charge, Drew, has been kidnapped and she will do anything to get him back, even if that means marching right through the Empress’s front door.

Beta readers are calling it the most exciting installment in the series yet. Here’s a sneak peek. Read More


Sneak Peek: Shadows Rising

Here’s the scoop…

I’m currently wrapping up Shadows Rising (Book 4, Midnight Guardian series) with a tentative Halloween release. The fourth installment begins with the kidnapping of Keira’s charge, toddler Drew Hayes.

Keira Ryan is pretty much like any midwestern teen girl. Pretty much, except for the fact that she’s a guardian, an ancient species dedicated to nurturing those in the human race whom are destined change the world for the better.

Problem is, just a heartbeat away, behind a magical barrier, thrives a race of gremlin-like creatures that want nothing more than to destroy the human race. Led by the Gammen royal family, the mogdocs, are doing their best to tear their way into our world.

The thing about this series is, about the time you have it all figured out, you look up and see that you’re back to square one. One moment, you’re falling for the nice guy; the next you’re rooting for the bad boy. Even the class clown can bring you to tears. Dip your toes in book 1, Of Sun & Moon. Let the overall feeling of wrongness envelope you in book 2, Whispering Evil. Take a wild ride in book 3, Midnight Child. When the villians’ special talent is manipulation–nothing is EVER as it seems.

Here’s a sneak peek at Book 4. Read More



Getting asked about Book 4 in the Midnight Guardian series is a daily occurrence now, so I thought I would give everyone a quick update.

The title’s going to be Shadows Rising. I haven’t set a tentative release date except for “Fall 2012” because I’m sort of a freak about deadlines (comes from my journalism days). I absolutely refuse to miss a deadline. So here’s my crazy logic—if I don’t have a deadline set, there’s not one to miss and you benefit from a story that’s properly “baked”.

At this point, I had hoped to be in final edits with a release Read More


YA Indie Carnival: Chemistry Contest

Congrats to Emma Michaels, winner of last week’s big YA Indie Carnival Anniversary Giveaway. Emma receives 13 indie novels including books 1-3 of the Midnight Guardian series. Nice!

The giveaway was so much fun that Read More

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