This project started as a young adult thriller two years ago, after a vivid nightmare stayed with me for months. So I drafted the story but realized something was missing: ghosts! Then, genres switched until it felt just right in my author’s heart, so here I present Whispered Echoes, the first book of an urban fantasy series coming out April 24th, 2015!!
After years of being haunted by her sister’s ghost, Alyx must choose between saving her friends or keeping the only family she loves.
Alyx lost everything in the fire, her family, her home, her freedom, but she discovered something, too: something lurking in the darkness. To protect her from harm, the ghost of her dead sister haunts the walls of the mental institution holding Alyx captive for the last 9 years. But even she can’t help when patients suddenly act possessed and turn against Alyx, who must find the strength and knowledge to rid them of evil and save their lives.
After a narrow escape from the institution, Transcend welcomes Alyx in with opened arms since she’s the daughter of a former star agent; her mother. They hope to teach her ghost seer abilities to help them keep the leaders of the world in check and give her a normal life. With her friends and newly acquired knowledge, Alyx prepares to battle against evil, but when facing her greatest enemy yet, everything she knows might not be enough to save the people she loves. No matter what her choices, the consequences will be paid in blood – maybe her own.
We all have some bucket list written somewhere of things we’d like to accomplish before we die. Mine isn’t that long, which makes each entry even more meaningful. Like this one…
Sirens Call publishes a monthly eZine, and their February issue exclusively promotes the work of women in horror. For years I’ve been trying to get my stories in that particular anthology and this year it finally happened. Yes, KILL THE GIRL is among an amazing array of incredible work by some known and lesser known authors and I am thrilled!
Funny how I got to write this flash fiction: this was the beginning chapter of my next series coming out, Whispered Echoes. Back then, the genre was YA thriller and the inspiration came from a dream – actually, it’s a word for word capture of this nightmare I had, maybe 3 years ago. And now, it’s published in Sirens Call!!
So here is a FREE COPY of the anthology! It’s worth checking out, awesomeness oozes from the pages:)
Stay spooked, peeps.
There’s almost nothing like the rush of pressing PUBLISH on a new title – it comes this close to THE END, for me. Especially when a story turns out exactly like I want, with the voice it needs, and the message it has to share. My stories are never easy, and this one is not different.
This is Melancholy of Souls, the second in the Girls & Ghosts novella collection. It’s about fighting for what’s right, how to keep love and the memories alive, and what to do once you reach the end of the road.
I wish it was different, but this is how I see the future: people will find a way to use ghosts even more than they are now (you know those shows? yeah, I’m talking about them: all evidence and no help) and that at some point, someone will be able to trap the essence of someone into a jar to test on it (all in the name of science, right? ugh).
So Melancholy of Souls is about what happens when the dead cannot rest in peace, and only a girl and her father do everything they can to save the soul of a loved one.
You know what they say, right? Leave a review, save an indie author!!
Stay spooked, peeps:)
Since my last call for honest reviews in exchange of free ARCs was such a success for Cursing at the Sky, I thought maybe Lady Luck would hit the second Girls & Ghosts novella!! So here is the official form for those of you who have time to read and review Melancholy of Souls on Amazon and/or Goodreads.
The ebook comes out February 3rd, it reads about 35-ish pages and could be classified as YA paranormal. Thank you for everyone who fills this form, your help is much appreciated:)
Well, 2015 is sure starting with a bang: I’ve begun writing a 10-book series called Whispered Echoes and another Girls & Ghosts novella is *almost* ready to come out! Second story from the collection, Melancholy of Souls will be available on February 3rd, but for those of you who can’t wait…
Dad says we have to do everything to save Mom’s soul, but I’m scared the price will be too high.
Soul Catchers scour the land looking for ghosts to sell on the black market. Amusement parks, mediums, haunted houses and religious cults will pay good money for them, especially when fresh and new. I never really cared about what they did until Mom died and one of those assholes snapped her up. Just this bright light shooting at her soul…
Now Dad’s mind is set on finding her on the lost souls trafficking circuit, but with each step we take death is only getting closer.
Interested in participating to the COVER REVEAL BLOGTOUR?? Here’s where to sign up:)
Stay spooked, peeps.
Here we go, people – the first novella of the Girls & Ghosts series, Cursing at the Sky, is now available on Amazon only. It’s been called dark and haunting by some, creepy and sad by others, but all in all, I’m really pleased with it. This is a story that needed to be told.
Before the accident and the wheelchair, there were the echoes.
Drug abuse and alcohol are part of Ina’s life; just like the ghosts that haunt her nights. She draws their faces on her bedroom wall, hope this will quiet the echoes of their whispers.
Until the night a car accident changes her life forever.
Now sober and confined to a wheelchair for the rest of her life, Ina’s nights are still filled with haunting whispers as the ghosts beg her for help. Desperate for peace, she contemplates returning to the only way she knows to silence them, but her family take their own desperate measures and have her locked away.
Ina must learn what the spirits truly want, or be haunted by their echoes for the rest of her life.
Well, another Halloween passed and spooked. I don’t even want to hear about the next holiday coming up, because I’m still neck deep in ghostly chills and teenage angst. That’s right, november is the most perfect month for writing, which means Whispered Echoes’ last draft should be ready before the end of the year.
This year’s #CoffinHop winner of my paperbacks and Skellies package is Marianne Su. Congrats!!
But first things first: ARCs are ready for those of you interested in reading a free novella in exchange of a review posted on Amazon and/or Goodreads. Launching on November 18th, Cursing at the Sky is the first of my girls & ghosts series – not for the faint of heart, fair warning. If interested to leave a review, please fill in the form, mentioning preferred format in the comment section, and you shall receive the ecopy of my book.
Have a good one, folks. Stay spooked♥
Ah, Halloween, how I love you so. Ghosts and ghouls free to roam the dark streets for a night, to remind us how it feels to be alive. The brisk windgusts and fallen leaves twirling at our capes as we hunt. There’s candy, of course. And other traditions as well: Nightmare before Christmas playing in loop, pumpkin everything, reading spooky stories by candlelight… and the COFFIN HOP!!
Axel Howerton’s brainchild to unite horror writers for a week has grown over the years, and the prizes get even more awesome! Here’s the link to all the amazing participants – there’s giveaways, books and gore at every stop!!
My rules are very simple: fill the form below to win paperbacks of Girls & Monsters and Hunter’s Trap, and a Skellie (either be a vampire, a zombie or a spider), but you have to either follow this blog, follow me on twitter or follow my facebook page – your name or alias will suffice, as proof. And if you want to tell me your best Halloween secret, it’ll make me a happy girl♥ The contest ends on Halloween night, at midnight, and the lucky winner’s name will be drawn in a hat the next morning.
Good luck, and don’t forget that Hunter’s Trap is on sale at 0.99$ for a very limited time!!