AWAKEN update…

For those who are waiting on AWAKEN (Brightest Kind of Darkness, Book 5 – the final book) news…I’d hoped for an August** release, but September is more realistic. Each time I have moved, it has thrown me off my writing schedule, but this move from France back to the US has taken FAR, FAR more of my time away from writing than I anticipated. I thought the US part would be so much easier, but too many moving parts, a new town, new house, and life changes are all happening at once. :/

The good news is I am writing every day and I have no plans to move ever again (if I can help it! PLEASE, NO MORE MOVES!). I want to give you all the best book I can, and AWAKEN is the only story I’m working on until it’s finished. I will update as I get closer.

Yes, this means that BLACK PLATINUM will get pushed back a little bit. I’ll be updating the preorder for it on iBooks soon once I see where I am with timing on AWAKEN.

I apologize to you all for my scheduling adjustment, but I am human and if I push to write at lightning speed, the stories won’t be as good as they can be. I love my readers and am doing my best to make you happy while also not stressing myself to the point of sheer exhaustion. I’m so appreciative that you all are excited about AWAKEN’s release and are passionate about Ethan and Nara. AWAKEN is coming and BLACK PLATINUM with Sebastian and Talia will be right behind it. 🙂

** FYI to authors…if you just put the month and leave the “day” blank in the in the date field on Goodreads with the intention to fill it in later, people will assume the release date is the first of the month. Argh! Lesson learned.


GOLD SHIMMER & STEEL RUSH are now available in AUDIO on Audible & Amazon! Grab up both books to listen to Cass and Calder’s epic love story as a treat for your vacation read. You won’t be disappointed with Lance Greenfield and Kirsten Leigh’s fabulous narration. They add a whole new layer of awesomeness to their story! 🙂 If you want to hear a sample of Lance and Kirsten narrating, you can click the images below for the sound cloud samples.

Buy links for both audios are below! 🙂
(GOLD SHIMMER is whispersynced, so if you already own the Kindle eBook, you can get the audio for just $1.99!)

Gold Shimmer Audio SampleClick the image to hear a sample with Kirsten Leigh narrating as Cass!
iBooks |AmazonAudible
GOLD SHIMMER is Whispersync ready

Steel Rush Audio Sample
Click the image to hear a sample with Lance Greenfield narrating Calder’s sexy, deep voice!
iBooks |AmazonAudible

AWAKEN’s cover reveal & and whole new look for the BKoD series!

Awaken.Ebook 400x600For those who’ve been waiting and missed this announcement on my Facebook page. Here’s AWAKEN‘s cover!

Add AWAKEN to your Goodreads To-Read shelf! 🙂

Also, if you’re not signed up for my release newsletter, please sign up HERE so you’ll receive a “new release” email straight to your inbox the day AWAKEN releases.

☆҉☆ MORE BKoD NEWS! ☆҉☆

I know you all have been waiting so here’s my announcement post about AWAKEN, the last book in the BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS series that I posted in my readers’ group last night.

I have good news and bad news. First, the bad news, AWAKEN’s release is being pushed back until mid August. I could possibly get it done earlier, but for now…that’s the date I’m going to set. I’m sure some of you will be frustrated and disappointed with the delay and I’m sorry for that, but I hope you’ll appreciate the effort behind it. I need more time to finish the book, since I had to take far more time away from my writing to prepare for this International move back to the US than I anticipated (I’m moving in 2 weeks, EEP!), but also because I put some major time and effort into researching images and back and forth edits to get things just right for the GOOD NEWS you see below.


Yes, I’ve redone all the BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS covers. If that’s isn’t commitment to the series, and Ethan and Nara, I don’t know what is…’cause redoing six covers isn’t cheap, lemme tell ya! 🙂 I hope you all LOVE this redo of Ethan and Nara’s covers and that they make you even more excited for AWAKEN’s release later this summer. It’ll take a bit of time to get all the new covers switched out on the retailers in both eBook and the print versions, but you’ll start seeing them pop up in the next week.

I’m SO excited about these new covers!

PREORDERS for AWAKEN: I will be posting a preorder at iBooks, but that’s the only retailer who will get an early preorder date this far out. If you want to be informed of any other retailer’s preorder links as they go live OR just to be informed the day AWAKEN releases, then, please sign up for my newsletter if you’re not already on it. The link to my newsletter is listed at the top of this post.

Thank you all for your patience and dedication to Ethan and Nara’s story. I really, really appreciate it and you all so much!

** Major props go out to Najla Qamber Designs and her talented ninja cover making skills, and as ever to super skilled artist Keith Draws Cover Art for creating many of the symbols you see in these book covers, including the Corvus symbol, Ethan’s sword and his dragon tattoo.