Category: Writing

Seasons of Soldark cover reveal

Seasons of Soldark cover reveal

It’s here! The cover for my upcoming collection in all its seasonal steampunk glory:

Designed by the talented people at Deranged Doctor Design, this gorgeous beauty will be launching on Kickstarter on September 5th! You’ll be able to get your hands on this book as a limited edition full-color interior hardcover, with character illustrations, chapter art, and more. The color edition will ONLY be available if you back the Kickstarter, so don’t miss out.

It contains all four of my Seasons of Soldark novellas, giving you four heartwarming seasonal stories to read whenever the mood strikes you. You can read them in any order, and they each standalone, making it a very stress-free read.

About the Kickstarter:

I chose Kickstarter for launching this book in order to make this launch extra-special! The platform allows me to essentially have a very fancy pre-order process, complete with limited edition swag–something I would never be able to do on normal retailers. These stories are very special to me, since realizing cozy fantasy was actually a genre people like, because I love it too. And I want to share these stories with as many people as I can.

Not familiar with Kickstarter? As I said, it’s basically a fancy way of pre-ordering. First, make sure you’re following the campaign on Kickstarter, and then Kickstarter will notify you the moment it launches (Sept 5). If you want to support the project, there are many different tiers of funding, all of which come with some kind of reward. For example, if you pledge $10, you’ll receive a copy of the ebook collection as a reward! Other tiers include paperback editions, and of course the Kickstarter exclusive: a hardcover with full-color interior. I can’t wait to show you the character illustrations, and art that will decorate every single page!

About the Novellas:

Spectacle of the Spring Queen

Mae Wright has always dreamed of opening her own seamstress shop, and when she inherits a premises in the illustrious city of Soldark, she thinks her dreams have come true. But misfortune strikes the moment she steps foot in the city, when she loses her money and her things after saving her dog from falling into the port. With the help of a local theater and its mysterious director, she’ll need to get back on her feet–but will her dreams of becoming a seamstress be the same after finding a new life in the theater? 

The Mechanical Masquerade

Verity Pennington has always wanted to attend the Midsummer Masquerade ball held by the elite society in Soldark. And when her best friend tells her she’s moving, and it’s their last chance to get in, Verity must tap into her creative side to pull off a mask that will allow her entrance. When a thief steals valuable clock plans from her father’s shop, and Verity knows he’s going to be at the ball, getting in isn’t just a fanciful idea anymore, but a daring escapade.

All Hallows Airship

After a childhood illness, Caz Coppersdown is finally heading out of Soldark on her own, though she doesn’t consider her great aunt’s estate anything exciting. She’s more interested in tracking down a big news story that’ll get her published in the Soldark Times, but her aunt’s All Hallows soiree doesn’t seem too newsworthy. That is, until a catastrophic blast in town points fingers at innocent people. She’ll need to dig for facts quickly, because the constables are calling..

The Clockwork Ice Dragon

Aurelia Sundon finally has a chance to get into the illustrious Inventor’s Guild. The only problem? The deadline for submitting her invention is Christmas Day. She thinks she’ll be able to swing it, until her ex-boyfriend shows her his competing invention, which has gone out of control and is covering the city in snow. As she decides whether to help him, the snow is getting deeper, and the clock is ticking…

Ok, one more time: Follow the campaign here!!

Announcing: Special Edition Soldark Kickstarter

Announcing: Special Edition Soldark Kickstarter

I am excited to announce I’m planning a Kickstarter for a special edition hardcover of the Soldark novellas–all in one gorgeous, color interior book!

Check it out on Kickstarter, and click “Notify me on Launch”!
(Cover sneak peek image for illustrative purposes only, not the real deal!)

Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform, where creators can launch a campaign centered around funding a particular project.

Backers, people who pledge money to back the campaign, will usually be rewarded with…well… rewards! Campaigns often have different tiers of support, such as- pledge $5, and you’ll be rewarded with a copy of an ebook. Pledge $100 and you’ll probably get tons of shiny rewards. Each amount will have it’s own list of goodies. (And if a campaign doesn’t meet its funding goal, none of the pledges are charged, and there are no rewards to be had–but if it does, you don’t pay anything until the campaign ends.)

Kickstarter has long funded creative projects, and I’ve backed campaigns on there since 2013! I never really thought I would run my own, until it really started blowing up as a place to fund/create SPECIAL EDITIONS of books.

The Seasons of Soldark Novellas are getting bundled up into one omnibus collection, with a gorgeous new cover by Deranged Doctor Design. There will be super special character art by an illustrator, and there is also a FANTASTIC reward item that I can’t talk about yet. More on that to be revealed soon. There will be hardcovers, and they will have color interiors! (There will also be color interior paperbacks!)

This is an edition that you will ONLY be able to get from backing the Kickstarter.

So what do you do?

I would love it if you checked out the page on Kickstarter, and followed the campaign! (click “Notify me on Launch”) The campaign will launch late summer/early fall, the exact date TBD.

The Starlight Dragon Cover Reveal

The Starlight Dragon Cover Reveal

It’s here! The Starlight Dragon is now available for Preorder, and you can finally see its beautiful cover:

Spoilers Ahead

If you haven’t read the other books in the Realm of Camellia series, and don’t want them spoiled, stop reading now!

After a year of hard training, Kira’s time at Gekko-ji is coming to an end. Her ceremony is cut short when Tigran and his army arrive with a powerful weapon and new laws prohibiting magic.

Now everyone in the Realm of Camellia is in danger.

When strange magic starts appearing across the realm, Kira must decide whether or not to continue playing the political game.

Or become a rebel.

As more anomalies appear, Kira and her friends set out to undo the evil wrought by the same man responsible for separating Kira’s family. In order to defeat Tigran, Kira must delve into a centuries-old mystery and seek out allies both old and new.

Can she unravel the secrets of the past and save the realm from total darkness?

The epic conclusion to the Realm of Camellia Series.

Kingdoms of Wrath and Ice is Live!

Kingdoms of Wrath and Ice is Live!

Kingdoms of Wrath and Ice is my first short story anthology, dedicated to icy villains. Each of the fifteen stories will leave you questioning who really is the villain, or just whose side you’re on.

As the editor and publisher of this anthology, I am so excited to share it with you!

A dangerous kelpie trying to protect her sacred lands.
An ancient queen, reawakened from a long ago death.
A Nordic assassin, bent on purging his court from corruption.

And many more stories of wrath and ice!

Kingdoms of Wrath and Ice Cover Reveal

Kingdoms of Wrath and Ice Cover Reveal

Edited by Liz Delton and Benjamin Thomas

Curl up by a warm fire as winter’s icy fingers claw their way down your back and sink into this collection tales of icy villains.

Tales of revenge. Of dubious heroes and well-meaning winter witches. Of noble assassins and the origins of evil. You might be left questioning who really is the villain, or just whose side you’re on.

But as the ice thaws, you might see some hope left, after all…

  • The Kelpie by Andrew LiVecchi
  • Ashen Queen by E. Seneca
  • The Third Son by Elise Berensen Meyer
  • Grandmother Oak by Benjamin Sperduto
  • A Forever Winter by Arwyn Sherman
  • How The Sea Witch Lost Her Heart by J. D. Trebmal
  • Elemental by Lily Manning
  • The Dark King of Time by Tina Capricorn
  • The Winter Queen by Jan Marie Reynoldson
  • Glace Noir by Kimberly Grymes
  • Immistar by Paul Williams
  • Don’t Feed the Beasts by William Rigsby
  • Cold Revenge by Maria Carvalho
  • Crown of Sweetgrass by Cherie Lynae Cabrera Suski
  • The Grusel Woods by Jessica Julien
All Hallows Airship Cover Reveal

All Hallows Airship Cover Reveal

A catastrophic blast. A haunting memory. And she only has one chance to prove her family’s innocence.

All Caz Coppersdown has ever wanted is to be a journalist for the Soldark Times. But the chances of her parents letting her pursue a breaking story are slim. Secluded after a childhood illness, Caz finally gets to leave Soldark for a trip to the country to her great aunt’s estate, but she quickly finds out there isn’t anything newsworthy there—unless you count her aunt’s upcoming All Hallows Eve soiree.

Until the local airshow clashes with her aunt’s party plans—causing more than just pumpkins to be destroyed. When Caz meets one of the airship pilots and discovers something about her family’s past, Caz might have just found her big story.

But she’ll need to dig for the facts quickly, because the constables are looking for a culprit, and old ghosts are making themselves known on this All Hallows Eve.

The 3rd book in Seasons of Soldark (which can be read in any order), is coming October 25th!

Merry Christmas from Soldark

Merry Christmas from Soldark

In the city of Soldark, the Inventor’s Guild is giving non-union inventors a chance to join their prestigious ranks. But the deadline to apply is on Christmas day, only 4 days away. That’s not going to stop Aurelia Sundon.

Unless of course her ex-love’s invention gets out of control and only she can help stop it from ruining the city, her own invention, and her chances at a better life.

The Clockwork Ice Dragon is only 99c now until Christmas!

An invention gone wrong. A city buried in snow. And she only has ‘til Christmas to make it right.

Aurelia Sundon has an idea for a brilliant invention that will ensure her family’s financial future. But the elite inventor’s guild has imposed a ridiculous deadline for invention applications: Christmas Day. With only four days until the deadline, Aurelia thinks she can finish it in time.

Until her old love Frederick Grandville steps back into her life when he enters the competition with his own invention. Frederick could be the downfall of Aurelia’s career. Again. But when his invention goes out of control, the wondrous snow it brings down on the ever-sunny city of Soldark turns into an outright blizzard.

With a broken promise between them, she’s not so sure she wants to help him. But the clock is ticking, the snow is getting deeper, and Aurelia must find a way to team up with her rival or risk losing her one chance at a better life.

The Gray Mage is now available!

The Gray Mage is now available!

It’s here! And the paperback JUST went live just in time despite a mysterious error I kept getting with Amazon’s system over the weekend.

The advance reviews of The Gray Mage have been too sweet, and several people have already said that this book is their favorite in the series so far!

With that said, no pressure when I write book #4 then, I guess, right?

I’m hosting a giveaway (US only, sorry) for signed paperbacks of The Starless Girl and The Storm King, and there’s only a few hours left. Two lucky people will win. Enter here: 

Realm of Camellia giveaway

Realm of Camellia giveaway

With The Gray Mage releasing on August 31, I wanted to do something new to help celebrate the release!

I’m giving away a set of The Starless Girl and The Storm King, along with a green tea candle, to two winners! All you have to do is enter below, and sign up for my emails. Bonus entry points for following on Facebook and Instagram.