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April 20th, 2018

Reading Again

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It seems like it's been forever since I've had time or energy to get lost in a book. What with work and family and the seemingly constant migraines I've been having as winter shifts into spring here (which means lots and lots of dust storms), it's been hard to focus on much of anything. But this past week I've for some reason felt that old hunger again, and I've begun rereading the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice.

Oh, I'd forgotten how sweet it is to get lost in words. And Interview With the Vampire is such a lovely story, so sensual and erotic and full of dark beauty. It's put me into an exceptionally good mood. :)

As far as the migraines go, I am cautiously optimistic. I was reading an article online about a month ago that suggested magnesium supplements for weather and menstrual triggered migraines (which are my two biggest challenges), so I made an appointment to talk to my doctor about it. She did some blood tests and said yes, it would be safe for me to take them. She told me that while there's no objective evidence to support it, a lot of people have self-reported that it helps them. I figured I really have nothing to lose by trying, so I went out and bought a bottle of them at the store.

I've been taking the supplements for about two weeks now, and already I've seen a huge improvement. I'm hesitant to attribute it solely to the magnesium, because there are so many other factors at play (weather, hormone levels, who knows what else), but I'm definitely going to keep trying them. The real test will come over the summer, I think, when we get our annual monsoon storms and life generally turns into a horror show for me with all of the migraines I get during that time.

I'm really hoping the magnesium works, because my condition has been resistant to most of the prescription meds we've tried. And some of the side effects of those have been harrowing. So far, I haven't noticed any side effects from the magnesium, which is a relief. I was told that some people experience severe stomach upset while they take it, but so far at least that isn't something I've had to deal with.

So life is good! I don't have to work today, so I'm thinking that curling up with my book and a cup of hot vanilla tea sounds like just the thing. I hope you're all having a good day, too. :)

April 19th, 2018

Free Book Offer!

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As a promotion to celebrate the preorder release of The Soul Forge, I am offering the first book in the series, Through the Last Door for FREE on Amazon from Saturday, April 21, 2018, 12:00 AM PDT through Sunday, April 22, 2018, 11:59 PM PDT. I'll post reminders about the promotion as this weekend draws closer!

Sacred Guardian series: bit.ly/2IUlDg5



April 18th, 2018

Now Available for Preorder!

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The Soul Forge is now available for preorder! This is the third book in my Sacred Guardian m/m fantasy series:

The Soul Forge (Sacred Guardian book 3)
Sequel to Through the Last Door and Eater of Dreams
Novel (145,000 words)
Genre(s): Fantasy, Adventure, M/M Romance
Summary: The country of Kazure bows under the shadow of war as the Shindori lords from the east continue to wage their holy crusade. Kaori Sansa, the High Lord of Kazure, is desperately searching for a way to defend his people while he struggles to determine which of the lords in his own country can be trusted to see the war through. Meanwhile, Hunter confronts his inner demons as the horrors of his past come back to haunt him, and he comes face to face with the criminal organization that enslaved him as a child. Both men must fight to uphold their oaths—both to Kazure and to each other—while the forces gathering around them are doing everything in their power to bring them down.

Universal Amazon link: getbook.at/tsf

Find info about the previous books in the series here: Sacred Guardian series page




Now Available for Preorder!

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The Soul Forge is now available for preorder! This is the third book in my Sacred Guardian m/m fantasy series:

The Soul Forge (Sacred Guardian book 3)
Sequel to Through the Last Door and Eater of Dreams
Novel (145,000 words)
Genre(s): Fantasy, Adventure, M/M Romance
Summary: The country of Kazure bows under the shadow of war as the Shindori lords from the east continue to wage their holy crusade. Kaori Sansa, the High Lord of Kazure, is desperately searching for a way to defend his people while he struggles to determine which of the lords in his own country can be trusted to see the war through. Meanwhile, Hunter confronts his inner demons as the horrors of his past come back to haunt him, and he comes face to face with the criminal organization that enslaved him as a child. Both men must fight to uphold their oaths—both to Kazure and to each other—while the forces gathering around them are doing everything in their power to bring them down.

Universal Amazon link: getbook.at/tsf

Find info about the previous books in the series here: Sacred Guardian series page




April 8th, 2018

Updates

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Just a note that I will be pushing out updates to Through the Last Door and Eater of Dreams on Kindle soon, to prepare for the upcoming release of The Soul Forge. There have been minor editorial changes to each book to make the formatting more consistent across the series (for example, mage classifications were capitalized in one book and not in the next), and also the new title has been added to the series list at the beginning of each book. I also re-proofread them and corrected a couple of typos that I found.

So be sure to download the new updates if you don't have automatic updates turned on, to ensure that you'll have the fullest experience while reading these stories. You can expect to see the updates within the next couple of days.

The Soul Forge will be released on Monday, April 30th, although it will be available for preorder prior to that date. I'm also planning some promotions and giveaways throughout the month, so you'll have an opportunity to win some free books! I'll post more information here as it becomes available.

I'm really excited about this newest book in the series. I can't wait to share it! :)

Updates

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Just a note that I will be pushing out updates to Through the Last Door and Eater of Dreams on Kindle soon, to prepare for the upcoming release of The Soul Forge. There have been minor editorial changes to each book to make the formatting more consistent across the series (for example, mage classifications were capitalized in one book and not in the next), and also the new title has been added to the series list at the beginning of each book. I also re-proofread them and corrected a couple of typos that I found.

So be sure to download the new updates if you don't have automatic updates turned on, to ensure that you'll have the fullest experience while reading these stories. You can expect to see the updates by the end of the day today.

The Soul Forge will be released on Monday, April 30th, although it will be available for preorder prior to that date. I'm also planning some promotions and giveaways throughout the month, so you'll have an opportunity to win some free books! I'll post more information here as it becomes available.

I'm really excited about this newest book in the series. I can't wait to share it! :)

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