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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Quick Update


  • Smoke & Summons's release date has moved to February 2nd, 2019. I promise for good reasons. ;) You can preorder the book here. Cover reveal coming soon!








  • I now have a tumblr account (run by my husband :D). Let me know if you have one, too, in the comments!

A huge thank you to everyone who had read and reviewed my novels, and to everyone who attended the Veins of Gold release party! (Which I obviously failed to mention on this blog.)





Friday, April 13, 2018

An Update on SMOKE AND SUMMONS, Book 1 of Upcoming NUMINA Trilogy

Hey guys!

I just turned in my copy edits for Smoke and Summons, the first book of my new trilogy! I'm so eager for this book to release. And we finally have a release date! January 22, 2019. With luck the entire trilogy will release that year, so fingers crossed. (This will also be my longest published book, complete at 96,000 words. For reference, The Paper Magician is 65,000.)

While there's no cover yet, you can add the book on Goodreads and even preorder it on Amazon.

What's it about?

As a human vessel for an ancient spirit, Sandis has never lived an ordinary life. At the command of her master, she can be transformed against her will into his weapon—a raging monster summoned to do his bidding. Unlike other vessels, Sandis can host extremely powerful spirits, but hosting such creatures can be fatal. To stay alive, she must run. And in a city fueled by smoke and corruption, she finds a surprising ally.

A cunning thief-for-hire, Rone owns a rare device that grants him immortality for one minute every day—a unique advantage that will come in handy in Sandis’s fight for freedom. But Sandis’s master knows how powerful she is. He’s determined to get her back, and he has the manpower to find her, wherever she runs.

Now, to outwit her pursuers, Sandis must put all her trust in Rone and his immortal device. For her master has summoned more than mere men to hunt her down . . .


In the meantime,

The Plastic Magician releases May 15! It will be available in hardcover, paperback, ebook, and preorder it on Amazon and save a big chunk of change (I believe the hardcover is $10 cheaper if you preorder it). Early copies will also be available at the LDStorymakers Conference, May 3-5. ARCs are available on Netgalley.
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There will be a release party at the Provo Library, May 15th, at 7:00 PM. You can RSVP on Facebook. There will also be a release part in Sugar Land, Texas, to which I am Skyping in. You can register for that event (for free) here.

Veins of Gold releases July 17! It will be available in paperback and ebook. You can preorder the book on Amazon. The date for the online release party is TBA. :)

Monday, March 12, 2018

VEINS OF GOLD ARC Giveaway!

Mirror Press is giving away FIVE ARCs of Veins of Gold, which releases July 17th, 2018! To enter, go to the Rafflecopter giveaway


Desperate to save her siblings from poverty, a young woman discovers magic fueled by gold . . . and a love for the man who wields it.

Abandoned by their father for the gold rush, Gentry and her siblings labor to survive alone in the inhospitable west. When bizarre natural disasters begin wreaking havoc on the land, Gentry discovers a world of magic. Desperate for help, she accepts aid from a mysterious stranger.

Winn not only sees the magic, but controls its hunger by feeding it gold—the very thing Gentry’s father left to acquire. But the earth’s unrest only grows worse, and Gentry’s fear leads her to a terrible choice: marry a wealthy man she does not love, or trust in Winn’s unpredictable power to save her family.

Pre-order Veins of Gold on Amazon.

Add Veins of Gold to your Goodreads list.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Cover Reveal for VEINS OF GOLD!

I'm thrilled to show off another cover! This one is for Veins of Gold, a historical romantic fantasy releasing via Mirror Press on July 17th. We got Michelle Argyle to do the cover, and guys, I'm so happy with it. It's stunning. (If you don't think so, you can lie to me. That's fine.)

First, what's the book about?

Desperate to save her siblings from poverty, a young woman discovers magic fueled by gold . . . and a love for the man who wields it.

Abandoned by their father for the gold rush, Gentry and her siblings labor to survive alone in the inhospitable west. When bizarre natural disasters begin wreaking havoc on the land, Gentry discovers a world of magic. Desperate for help, she accepts aid from a mysterious stranger.

Winn not only sees the magic, but controls its hunger by feeding it gold—the very thing Gentry’s father left to acquire. But the earth’s unrest only grows worse, and Gentry’s fear leads her to a terrible choice: marry a wealthy man she does not love, or trust in Winn’s unpredictable power to save her family.

This book is basically Studio Ghibli during the California Gold Rush, though the story takes place in Utah Territory. (There's also a hat tip to Little House on the Prairie and maybe a The Paper Magician Easter egg in there.)

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The cover.

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You can preorder this book in ebook and paperback here, if you are so inclined. :) You can also add it to your Goodreads here.





Thursday, January 11, 2018

Upcoming Books (Through 2020!)

I've got the next three years set! XD (This is what happens when you have no real hobbies so you just write all the time.) I'm excited about all of these, and I wanted to make sure you know about them, too. I just posted about one to my street team and it took them by surprise, so here's the road map. :)

The Plastic Magician. Releases May 15, 2018.

  • Add it to Goodreads here.
  • Preorder it here.
  • This book is the fourth installment of The Paper Magician series, but it can standalone as well.
  • The release party for this novel will be held at the Provo Library (UT) on May 15, 2018, at 7:00 PM. And yes, there will be a magic mirror for everyone to play with. ;)


Veins of Gold. Releases July 17, 2018.

  • Preorder it here.
  • Add it to Goodreads here.
  • The cover reveal will be on January 16th!


These Ethereal Chains (Working title). Releases 2018/2019.

  • Add it to Goodreads here.
  • This is the first book in my new Numina (Working title) trilogy.


This Fading Mortality (Working title). Releases 2019.

  • This is the second book in my new Numina trilogy.


Their Forgotten Names (Working title). Releases 2019.

  • This is the third book in my new Numina trilogy. I am currently drafting it.


The Will and the Wilds. Releases 2019/2020.

  • Add it to Goodreads here.
  • Standalone romantic fantasy.




Tuesday, December 5, 2017

COVER REVEAL for THE PLASTIC MAGICIAN

In case you haven't seen it elsewhere already. :)

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You can see the hardcover jacket and the cover beneath on my author Facebook page.


Alvie Brechenmacher has arrived in London to begin her training in Polymaking—the magical discipline of bespelling plastic. Polymaking is a new form of magic, and Alvie is determined to make as many discoveries—in as short a time frame—as she can. Luckily for her, she’s studying under the world-renowned magician and inventor Marion Praff.
Alvie brings a fresh perspective to her mentor’s work, and together they discover a breakthrough that could forever change Polymaking—and the world. But when an envious rival learns of their work, he hatches a sinister plan to steal their invention for himself.
To thwart the villain scheming against her, Alvie will need to think one step ahead. For in the competitive world of magical discovery, not everyone plays fair…
Preorder The Plastic Magician here, and add it to your Goodreads list here. :D


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Sold! VEINS OF GOLD to Mirror Press!

I'm very happy to announce my "black horse" book, Veins of Gold, will be releasing with Mirror Press, publisher of the Timeless Romance anthologies, next year! Release date TBA.


I started writing Veins of Gold in January of 2016. It's a historical romantic fantasy (there's a genre-cluster-cuss for you) set in my native home state... before it was a state. I drafted it, revised it, revised it again, revised it again . . . and sent it off to a new publisher, where it inevitably sat on a desk for nearly a year before being rejected (yes, bestsellers can be rejected. It sucks. But to be frank, I think everyone needs a reality check [aka humbling moments] every once in a while).

But this niche story was not meant to die. I'm thrilled to be trying my hand at something different with Mirror Press. It will be an adventure, and I very much hope you all will love Veins of Gold as much as I do.

So, what is it about? Let me tell you.

Gentry and her siblings might not survive. Abandoned by their father for the gold rush, they are left alone in the inhospitable west. Desert heat and swarms of locust kill Gentry's meager crops, and strange earthquakes open putrid geysers beneath burning dust.

An accidental enchantment opens Gentry's eyes to the horrifying world of magic that hides in the desert: shapeless shadows and bubbling souls. The mysterious Winn rescues her from the onslaught—a man who not only sees the magic, but controls it by feeding it the very thing her father left to acquire: gold.

Winn shows Gentry wonders she was once blind to and whisks her away on the wings of seagulls. But as the weeks pass and Gentry receives no word nor money from her father, she must consider what will feed her starving family—the whimsy of Winn's spirit, or an offer of marriage from a well-off man she does not love?

But even a new husband won’t settle the earth’s unrest. Greed-driven mining in California is causing unnatural phenomena back home, and even Winn might not have enough magic to stop it.


I have so much to look forward to in 2018! First, the release of The Plastic Magician, which has one of my favorite protagonists EVER. Then Veins of Gold, and the year will end gearing up for These Ethereal Chains (working title), the first book in my *new* trilogy, which I honestly think is the best story I've ever written.

GET PUMPED.