Now Available! BEYOND EVENTIDE: BOUND (Book 2.5)


BEYOND EVENTIDE: BOUND is Now Available! Book 2.5, and the sixth overall release in the highly rated House of Crimson & Clover series, is now available across most major retailers.


Ana, Finn, and Aidrik are forever bound. By love, promises, and the undeniable threads of fate.

Itunes: Coming Soon!
Diesel: Coming soon!

Day one reviews are already rolling in….

“This series just keeps getting better and better, and I just can’t seem to get enough!”

 “I read it in one sitting and want MORE! I love this series more than I ever thought possible and absolutely can’t wait for the next installment.”

“I really enjoyed this paronormal/fantasy, the originality of the story line and learning more of each.”

“It was hard to give this five stars…not because it wasn’t good, but because I wanted more.”

“You definitely need to read this story…” Continue reading

House of Crimson and Clover Cover Redesign

The House of Crimson and Clover series is going through a redesign of covers. The new covers for St. Charles at Dusk and The Storm and the Darkness are both available wherever the books are sold, and I’ll be revealing the cover for my upcoming novel, The Illusions of Eventide, on November 16th (book releases December 14).

Why the redesign? Several reasons, really.

Cost– While I loved my designer, and his work was both polished and professional, it was not fiscally reasonable for me to continue paying that much for covers at the rate I am trying to publish. I won’t give exacts, but it is sufficient to say I was spending the equivalent of a small car payment each time. For an indie who is not yet making significant income from my books, I eventually came to terms with the fact that this was not sustainable.

Theme– Though my existing covers were beautiful, the more I worked through the themes of the series, the more I realized the covers did not reflect the tone. This is a Paranormal Southern Fiction series. It is often dark. I want covers the evoke a sense of mystery, and foreboding.

Creative Flexibility– I’m still learning a lot about what it means to visualize your intent. But it remains true that I am the only one who can realize the design swimming around in my head. I’m able to create exactly the cover I want, when I want, and use it however I want. I can build my marketing around it. And I can do so in a way that is highly agile.

So, without further ado, I introduce you to the new covers for St. Charles at Dusk and The Storm and the Darkness!




Come back on the 16th to see the cover for my upcoming release, The Illusions of Eventide.


House of Crimson and Clover Updates

Do you ever have one of those weeks where it feels like you’ve conquered the world, and yet accomplished nothing remarkably tangible? That was me this week.

I was in a bit of writing limbo to begin with. The Storm and the Darkness (book 2) is in the hands of my betas, so I’m waiting patiently for their feedback. I won’t have my cover until next week, so I can’t get a jump on some of the early marketing. Continue reading

WIP Update

The lovely Danielle Taylor tagged me in this WIP Update post. Check out Danielle’s blog, because, well, she is awesome and you should surround yourself with awesome people at all times 🙂


1. What is the name of your current WIP?

The Illusions of Eventide (Book 3 of The House of Crimson and Clover series)

2. Ready to do a cover reveal?

Hah! No, I’m just wrapping up the cover for my current novel, and I probably won’t be ready with this one until December.

3. How many words are you into it?

Just over 50,000. It was a NaNoWriMo assignment so it’s been sitting at 50k for over a year,  patiently waiting for its turn to be edited.

4. Goal word count by the end of the week?

Oh boy…does it sound terrible if I say that I’m not doing any writing this week on it? Or next week? I’m wrapping up my last novel for publishing through June, and then July is another NaNo session (where I will be working on book 6)…so it might be August before I really buckle down and start writing full time on it again.

5. Goal word count for the entire manuscript?

No official goal, but 80k on the low end, and 100k on the high end.

6. What genre does your work in progress fall within?

I officially market it as Southern Fiction, but it could also be Literary Fiction with a touch of Mystery, Suspense, Paranormal, and Romance.

7. When would you *like* to publish this project?

I am aiming for December 2013, but I won’t consider myself a failure if it gets pushed to January.

8. Go to page 5 of your manuscript and pick a sentence at random to share with us!

“Nicolas was surrounded by relatives, friends, and even strangers who were devastated for him- whose hearts ached for him- and his heart ached far more for what he should have lost than what he actually had.”

9. Will this WIP turn into a series book? 

It’s the third book in my House of Crimson and Clover series (which, so far, is planned at 7 or more novels)

10. What has been the hardest challenge in working on this WIP?

NaNo drafts are often a pain to come back to, as it requires some extra scrutiny on what/where you need to add and take away to move forward. I’m not looking forward to outlining it, but its going to be the first step toward organizing it.

11. What has been your favorite part of working on this WIP?

Nicolas is, hands down, the most fun character I’ve ever written. His voice has always come so natural to me. He was a secondary character in the first two books, and I’m happy to be able to give him a starring role in this one. He’s usually a fan favorite as well, so I’m hoping they like this one.

12. Any special treat planned for when you finish the final draft of your WIP?

I haven’t thought that far ahead! But I’m always looking for an excuse to buy something, so I’m sure I will have no trouble figuring it out when the time comes 🙂

13. Tag three people to complete this WIP meme!

Amanda Richardson

Ionia Martin

Christa Simpson