2016 is the fifth anniversary of Of Sun & Moon and the start of the Midnight Guardian series. I couldn’t let it just slip by.
Well, I guess I could. But I didn’t want to. After all, no one likes a forgotten anniversary.
To celebrate, I’ve put together a box set of the complete series as a single ebook. The Complete Midnight Guardian Series includes all six novels and the Siren’s Call short story (from Wattpad and included in the print versions of Shadows Rising). I’ve also included a never before published short called Red Feather Girl. It’s a romantic adventure that takes place after House of Gammen. Also included is my own character artwork at the beginning of each novel and short.
To make this anniversary super extra special, I commissioned a song from Beth Crowley. I met Beth briefly a couple of years ago when she introduced me to her music. You’ll find her on YouTube and iTunes where she belts out her original, book-inspired tunes with the passion of a true fangirl.
Being a drooling fangirl myself, I found an instant connection. I contacted Beth and she began work on The Dark. Inspired by the Midnight Guardian series, it delves into Keira’s conflicting feelings for Brun.
The tune is haunting. The lyrics are beautiful. The vocals break my heart and make me cry for more. Seriously. I can’t wait for you to hear it. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait long. The song will be available on iTunes on Dec. 12.Some free codes are burning a hole in my inbox so join me at Britt Cole’s Searching Release Party on Dec. 15th during the hour of 7 pm eastern/ 6 central and you might just get one. Party goers will also get a look at the lyric video.
Thanks everyone for your support of Keira and Colby’s story. Without you, this series wouldn’t be. Happy 5th Anniversary to all of you!
This week the YA Indie Carnival is dishing up Thanksgiving stories. Since both sides of the family are headed over the river and through the woods to my house for the holiday, I have a full plate (pun totally intended). Therefore, I decided to post early and to share this “deleted scene” from Midnight Child which will be available in February 2012. It’s a sweet exchange between Keira Ryan and her father, August. It takes place on the Thanksgiving holiday between the end of Whispering Evil and the start of Midnight Child. I really hated cutting it, but had to sacrifice it for the overall pacing of the book. Oh well, at least you can enjoy it as an appetizer. Have a Happy Turkey Day and don’t forget to count your Blessings!
“So let me see if I’ve got this right.”
“Okay,” Keira said.
She was grinning a bit. Thanksgiving seemed like a perfectly simple concept, until she had to explain it to a guardian. Unfortunately for her, her father spent most of his life on the other side of the barrier that separated the human world from the mogdoc threat. He was having some trouble understanding human traditions. Then again, for those like August Ryan, all human traditions were odd.
“The holiday consists an extravagant meal consisting of whole turkey with stale bread shoved inside and orange squash dessert topped with a white icy fluffing,” he grimaced. “That doesn’t sound appetizing.”
“Icy fluffing? You can’t be serious.”
“Right, you called it something else. I believe it was cold fluffing…no, cold whipping!”
“Cool Whip…close enough.” Keira smiled and jumped down from the kitchen countertop on which she was perched. “And, it’s totally awesome. There’s also sweet potatoes with marshmallows and pecans, real mashed potatoes, and this sugary cranberry stuff that’s yum-delicious. Before we dig in, we go around the table and talk about the things that we’re thankful for.”
“Like family?” August asked.
“Like family,” his daughter agreed.
Need a second course? Follow these links to Thanksgiving stories…
Kimberly Kinrade, author of Forbidden Mind, is hosting an epic Paranormal Turkey Tour this Friday through Sunday! 3 days. 4 YA paranormal novels. 5 chances to win up to $200! Just go to http://KimberlyKinrade.com for details! Forbidden Mind was just awarded the 2011 Forward National Literature Award! Learn more about this YA paranormal thriller/romance here.
Melissa Pearl, YA author of Golden Blood has just started a new blog called YAlicious. It’s a blog to celebrate YA fiction and aimed at teens and readers of YA. Swing on by and check it out!
Books I and II in The Raven Saga (Raven & December Moon) by Suzy Turner, are now available in paperback! Get your copy from Amazon now.The Valkyrie Novels, a series of 3 novels- Dead Radiance, Dead Embers and Dead Chaos, by T.G. Ayer will be published in 2012 by the amazing team at Evolved Publishing. See T.G. Ayer’s announcement here!