Thursday, February 27, 2014

Quick Updates

I know I've been neglecting my poor little blog lately, but you'd rather have books to read that blog entries, right? :)

So here it is, Hook's Pan is currently FREE everywhere. Not joking. This is a very temporary sale. But because of Huntsman's release I went ahead and did a very short promotion for you guys. So if you've not picked up the book yet, make sure you do it now.

Also, Rumpel's Prize is DONE!

Yes, you read that right. The sequel to Huntsman is done, however, it's knee deep in the editing process and will not be available for release until April 1. No, that is not an April Fool's Day joke. LOL

And finally, to all you Moments Series fans… I promise I'm working on Jaime and Tor/Tor and Jaime (still not sure which order it will go in) In fact, the book is slated for a May, 2014 release! Exciting, right???

Finally, if you're on pins and needles waiting to read the sequel to Crimson Night, the wait is very nearly over. The official release date for that book is March 15!

Below is the cover and blurb…

Happy reading,

Secrets and truths, lies and red herrings… which is which? That’s what Pandora’s trying to figure out. Ever since the death of her best, and probably only friend by her own hands, she’s not sure who to trust anymore. The Priest is dead. The Gray Man is… she’s not even sure what. Luc, well, Luc is Luc.

The Order has sent her deep into the heart of Mexico to investigate a potential zombie uprising. She arrives at the start of the Dia de los Muertos festival—a celebration for the dead and immediately things don’t feel right to her. For one, bodies (the living kind) keep disappearing. They’re not being kidnapped, no, if only things were that simple. Literally there one second, gone the next, she’s not sure what to make of it. On top of that mum’s are floating all over the place. Is that merely symbolism associated with the festival, or is it a clue of something far more sinister?

In this explosive sequel to the USA Today Bestselling, Crimson Night, an old ally returns and a shocking truth is revealed. One that will turn her investigation into The Order’s duplicity on its head and make Pandora question everything she ever thought she knew… 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Huntsman's Prey NOW AVAILABLE!

Well, that was really, really quick. But the book went live not to long ago, so I figure rather than just sit on this, I'll share it here with y'all. Here are the links to Amazon, BN, and Smashwords. Unfortunately it takes many days for things to go live on iTunes, I wish it moved much quicker than that, but it doesn't. However, you can read a compatible format on smash words, so I'm providing all links below:
Happy reading,

Monday, February 10, 2014

Final Huntsman sneak Peek

Well the book drops in just 2 days!!! Are you guys ready? :) Here is the final sneak peek for the book…

“Hatter was a little mad. What this… creature has become, it’s more than a little mad. There is no reason, no soul, it’s slipped into darkness. I know what Jericho has said, to believe and hope that she can be saved, but each year I’ve lost my tenuous grip on it until now there is nothing but a wisp of it left. So you tell me, cat, you say there can be another way, Jericho says the same, show me then. Prove me wrong.” She closed her eyes as her words trembled thanks to the lump building in her throat. Clearing it quickly, she pinned him with a hard stare. “I saw her, gazed into soulless eyes, how can you save something like that? Tell me.”

Cheshire simply stared as his features began to grow fuzzy and distorted, looking like a figure within a fun house mirror. “Not to beat a dead horse, godmother, but aren’t we all a little mad? Deal with it as you deal with me, become mad yourself.”

The cat vanished in a puff of white fog.

Become mad yourself. That was his best advice? No wonder she never asked the cat for anything. To the right of a her a bush suddenly shook, heavy breathing echoed through the sudden stillness.

Yanking her wand from the pocket of her vest, Danika tore open a rift in time and flew quickly into it, leaving whatever that was behind. She needed to talk to Alice and Hatter, needed to tell them the truth, and she needed to find the Huntsman.

But how could you tell someone you loved that in order to save Wonderland they’d have to kill the one thing in the world they loved most?

Happy reading!


Saturday, February 8, 2014

Huntsman's Prey, sneak peek #2

And to continue on with the sneak peeks leading up to release day, here is the next bit…

It was never easy trying to decipher Cheshire when he decided to be willfully obtuse.

“Where is she? It?” She shook her head, realizing her slip of the tongue.

Cheshire’s smile grew wider. “You should not do what you want to do. There can be another way.”

Her nostrils flared. “How can you say that to me?” She snapped, anger whipped through her veins, slipped off her tongue. “Do you not think I’ve thought of a million different ideas, a million different ways to change this outcome? All of them… all of them end like this. You’ve seen the carcasses, it will only get worse. I feared this outcome when it was first born, feared her birthday might trigger the darkness.” She threw up her hands with a defeated hitch in her voice. “I can’t save it. It… she’s gone mad.”

The cat floated into the air, the lower half of its body beginning to slowly fade from sight. “Are we not all a little mad?”

Remember, Huntsman drops on the 13th and for that day only will be 2.99!

Happy reading,

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Huntsman's Prey cover reveal! (Release for All Hallows Night update)

It's HERE!!!! The long awaited continuation of Kingdom is finally here. Well the cover at least anyway. ;) So… quick update, there it is… it's beautiful and you may pet your screen very gently if you'd like. (I'll wait)


you done?


Okay then, here's another bit of fabulous news for ya, the book drops on the 13th. Well, you might be thinking to yourself, I already know that Marie, duh. But did you know that this book is actually novel length? Yes, you read that right. Novel length Kingdom book, the day has finally arrived. ;) Because of that I will be pricing the book at 4.99 everywhere, HOWEVER (and you knew there was a but because I love you guys) the book will be priced at 2.99 for the first day ONLY. After that it will go up to 4.99, for all you iTunes customers, you can find an Ibook capable upload at :)

Also, as to All Hallows Night, book 2 of the Pandora's continuing saga… I know now the book will release in March. The date is still yet to be determined because I'm not sure when I'll get it back from the editor. So stay tuned to either my blog or my newsletter for further updates on that! :D

Happy reading,

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Huntsman Prey Sneak Peek!

12 more days until it's release!!!

So in honor of it, here is a sneak peek of Huntsman, I'll be posting a few of these leading up to release day :D

Happy reading,

The rustling of leaves sounded like the rattling of dry bones. Trees—their trunks twisted and distorted from the magic imbued within the very soil of Wonderland—reached long, gnarly branches out toward Danika.
The stars shone a brilliant silver, winking from within the navy blue sky. A sickle shaped smile of sharp teeth gleamed from inside shadow and somewhere a voice howled. The haunting sound raised goose bumps on her arms and the fine hairs on the back of her neck.
She flew within the shelter of a hollow, staring at the ground below littered with the twisted, distorted bodies of sightless carcasses. Hundreds of dead animals, with limbs torn off and throats ripped open. A brutal slaughter that brought tears to her eyes.
It’d been eighteen years since she’d married off the last of her Bad Five, eighteen years of peace and quiet, eighteen years of being lulled into a false sense that all was well within her world.
But all was not well. She’d suspected this time was coming, had seen a glimpse of the future first time she’d laid eyes on the child. Danika had tried to deny it, tried to wish it away, to hope that desire could stop reality.
Her heart bled to hear the sounds of the lonely, constant cries shuddering through the woods. The teeth returned, floating right in front of her face.
“Cheshire?” Dragonfly wings buzzed softly behind her back.
A face materialized around the teeth, a ghostly distortion of fur and stripes. Then a body followed suit, until finally, a fluffy tabby stared back at her with eyes the color of an inkwell.
“Godmother?” His lazy drawl echoed with laughter. “What are you doing in my woods?”
She scoffed. “Your woods. You wish you fat alley cat. These woods belong to the Hatter.”
Cheshire did a strange rolling shoulder lift while he licked his paw. Danika shook her head, much as she loved Hatter, his woods were one she rarely visited and dreaded staying inside of for too long. The sensuous curl of white fog wrapped itself around the cat’s body, as if he were readying to vanish into the ether once again.
She may not like the cat, but she preferred his company to being alone in this warped portion of Kingdom.
“Have you seen the creature?” she asked quietly, heart thumping loudly as she strained to hear every creak, groan, and whistle surrounding them.
“Mmmm. I have,” he purred, long and loud and low, the rumbling vibrations of it causing his fur to stir and fluff. “Beautiful madness.”
“Where is it?” She hugged her arms to her chest, the howls had stopped, which meant it could now be anywhere. She wanted to leave, wanted to leave now.
“It? You mean she. Do you not?”
She closed her eyes. To think of it as anything other than an it would make this task impossible. Oh goddess, this wasn’t supposed to happen. Not to Alice and Hatter, they’d gone through so much, this shouldn’t have happened. How she wished she had Miriam’s wise guidance once again, her truest and best friend would have known what to do, how to fix this.
“I meant exactly what I said. Where did you see it last?” She lifted her chin, voice stern, refusing to allow an ounce of sympathy to leak into her words.
His smile stretched from ear to ear, full of nothing but sharp, little teeth that made him look frighteningly macabre. An impossibly long tongue licked at the fur around his eyes.
“Silver girds her loins, fire ripples at her feet.”