Thursday, May 28, 2015

Falling in Deep Collection Starts NOW!

Woot woot! This week marks the start of the Falling in Deep Collection releases.  The very first author to take the plunge is Pauline Creeden with her novella, Scales.  Pauline is an accomplished author with a list of books from horror to steampunk under her belt.  Scales is the first in a series that you'll want to keep reading!


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Scales by Pauline Creeden

TO KEEP FROM SCREAMING, I bite hard on my lip. The copper mixture of blood and saltwater mingles on my tongue. Mer claws rake against my back. The barnacles on the post to which I’m tied stab me in the chest. Pain sets my body on fire. Everything burns. I squeeze my eyes shut tight and keep my silence.

“Ugly.”

“Repugnant.”

“Unsightly.”

“Ignorant.”

“Bottom Feeder.”

Each word cuts as deep in my flesh as the physical wounds my clan inflicts. It can’t last long. I can endure this. As soon as the sharks catch scent of my blood they will come, and the Mer will scatter.

The world spins around me like a whirlpool. My breaths come quick and shallow, my heart pounds faster in my ears. Each second is an eternity, until I realize fresh wounds are not adding to the burning in my skin.

The elder’s sharp tongue whispers in my ear. “Now you will be measured.”

My wrists fall free of the post as he cuts the ties.

Exile. My Reckoning has begun.

 


 


About the Author:

Pauline Creeden is an award-winning author, horse trainer, and overall book ninja. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long. Her debut novel, Sanctuary, won 1st Place Christian YA Title 2013 Dante Rosetti Award and 2014 Gold Award for First Place YA Horror Novel.

 



 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Make a Splash and WIN $75 in Amazon Cash


 
I am set to make a splash this summer!  Immersed is probably the most insane thing I've ever written.  But it has been insanely fun.  What was intended to be a serious attempt at contemporary romance ended up turning into a dark steampunk fantasy tongue-in-cheek romantic romp! (Whew!)


What's it about?  Well, there's a nod to the myth of Melusine and her turbulent past. (FYI: She's the siren on the Starbucks logo -- a water creature with two tails.) And there's a bit of Chicago history from when the city was raising itself up out of the mud.  But mostly there's monsters and machines and lots of dialogue that is meant to make you snicker.  Here's the general idea:

Melusine DorĂ© slays monsters for a living. The grim and gruesome don’t frighten her; she can take on a cyclops or a three-tailed dragon without even breaking a sweat. But falling in love? Falling in love terrifies her. Because love has the power to reveal a secret dark and dangerous enough to completely shatter her world.

Release date: August 18, 2015.


 
Immersed didn't come about on its own.  I wrote it to take part in a project with the Blazing Indie Collective.  All summer, the BIC will be releasing mermaid novellas from serious to silly, from exotic to erotic.  There is something for everyone! 

 
Love mermaids? Looking for a great beach read? The Falling in Deep Collection, a collection of 15 unique tales of creatures of the deep, is rolling out the first novella in their collection at the end of May.
 
From mermaids to sirens, Miami to Athens, dark paranormal romance to contemporary stories with steam, the fifteen award-winning and best-selling authors of the Falling in Deep Collection are bringing you mermaid tales like you've never seen before.
 
Every week beginning May 26th, 2015, we'll be releasing one unique, never-before-published novella! Each novella will feature our favorite creature of the deep: mermaids.
 



The Falling in Deep Collection (May – September Releases)


Ink: A Mermaid Romance by Melanie Karsak

Of Ocean and Ash by A. R. Draeger

Deep Breath by J. M. Miller

At the Heart of the Deep by Carrie Wells

The Mermaid’s Den by Ella Malone

The Water is Sweeter by Eli constant

The Glass Mermaid by Poppy Lawless

An Officer & a Mermaid by Blaire Edens

How to be a Mermaid by Erin Hayes

Cold Water Bridegroom by B. Brumley

A Beyond the Sea Prequel by Emily Goodwin

Immersed by Katie Hayoz

Siren's Kiss by Margo Bond Collins

To Each His Own by Anna Albergucci

 
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