Monday, February 13, 2017

Did I Mention the 4th PAPER MAGICIAN Book?

So, being the bright canary that I am, I realized I announced this everywhere except my actual blog. XD



Dinky graphic I made for Instagram

The deal is so fancy it even got to be in Publisher's Weekly. :D

I'm about 47,000 words into the first draft of the book, which you can add to your Goodreads list here.

So, what's it about?

Alvie Brechenmacher is eager to start her apprenticeship as a plastics magician, but competition in the new field of magic makes her a target for her mentor's most malicious rival.

And yes, there will be cameos galore. ;) Those who have read the trilogy will already know the love interest when he's (re)introduced.


In other news, The Fifth Doll's publication date has been moved to July 25, 2017! You can add it to your Goodreads list or preorder it on Amazon. Soon I'll have a cover to show off and information about the release party!


Friday, January 13, 2017

Cover Reveal! THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN by Emily R. King

The Hundredth Queen

Emily R. King

Published by: Skyscape
Publication date: June 1st 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

As an orphan ward of the Sisterhood, eighteen-year-old Kalinda is destined for nothing more than a life of seclusion and prayer. Plagued by fevers, she’s an unlikely candidate for even a servant’s position, let alone a courtesan or wife. Her sole dream is to continue living in peace in the Sisterhood’s mountain temple.

But a visit from the tyrant Rajah Tarek disrupts Kalinda’s life. Within hours, she is ripped from the comfort of her home, set on a desert trek, and ordered to fight for her place among the rajah’s ninety-nine wives and numerous courtesans. Her only solace comes in the company of her guard, the stoic but kind Captain Deven Naik.

Faced with the danger of a tournament to the death—and her growing affection for Deven—Kalinda’s only hope for escape lies in an arcane, forbidden power that’s buried within her.

In Emily R. King’s thrilling fantasy debut, an orphan girl blossoms into a warrior, summoning courage and confidence in her fearless quest to upend tradition, overthrow an empire, and reclaim her life as her own.

Author Bio:
Emily R. King is a reader of everything and a writer of fantasy. Born in Canada and raised in the USA, she has perfected the use of “eh” and “y’all” and uses both interchangeably. Shark advocate, consumer of gummy bears, and islander at heart, Emily’s greatest interests are her four children. She’s a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and an active participant in her local writers’ community. She lives in Northern Utah with her family and their cantankerous cat.


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

THE FIFTH DOLL Has a Release Date!

Remember this thing?

I'm excited to announce that The Fifth Doll, previously known as "Keeper of the Dolls," will release in audio, paperback, and ebook format on August 15, 2017! Please stay tuned for the official back cover copy, cover reveal, and, of course, the ARCs. :)

In the meantime, you can pre-order The Fifth Doll here.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Christmas Gifts for the Writers in Your Life (GIVEAWAY)

Fabulous editor and personal friend Kristy G. Stewart is offering special snail-mailed cards with every 50-page critique purchased from her in the month of December. You can use the critiques any time—buying now reserves some of her time for you next year. And in the spirit of Christmas, she’s giving away a critique and a card for freesies!


Are you struggling to find a perfect holiday gift for the writer(s) in your life? Or, as the writer in your life, do you need some extra Christmas cheer? A professional critique of the first 50 pages of a novel is a seriously supportive gift, whether for yourself or someone you care about. Comment on this post before December 9 at 11:55 PM MST to be entered into a drawing to win one! You can keep it for yourself or gift it to someone you care about, and you get your choice of the gray or green card to accompany it.

And if you don’t win, you can always buy one at Looseleaf Editorial & Production’s online store.

Monday, November 7, 2016

RUINED IN RETRIBUTION by Valia Lind Cover Reveal (Titanium Series, Book Three)

Releases December 7th!

Gone. Gone. Gone.
For the past two months, it has taken all of Logan’s determination to just keep going. Losing Tasia to Kallos Enterprises shattered his world, but he is not about to give up on what she had started.
Together with her family, Logan works to destroy the company that ruined their lives. The corporation is growing bigger and stronger by the minute, weaponizing the drug and selling it to the highest bidder. But that’s not the only hurdle to overcome. Logan’s past is catching up to him, and the time has come to pay. His family’s secrets are unraveling everything he has built for himself and now, Logan is fighting on multiple fronts.
Save Tasia. Destroy Kallos Enterprises. Stay alive.
Such a simple list, such an impossible mission.
Time is running out and Logan is left with one question: can he save them all?

You can preorder Ruined in Retribution by Valia Lind here.

Add it to your Goodreads list here.


Book one in the Titanium series, Pieces of Revenge, is currently FREE! Pick it up on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Smashwords.


Author. Photographer. Artist. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, Valia Lind has always had a love for the written word. She wrote her first full book on the bathroom floor of her dormitory, while procrastinating to study for her college classes. Upon graduation, she has moved her writing to more respectable places, and have found her voice in Young Adult fiction. You can visit her online at or follow her on twitter, where she spends way too much time, @ValiaLind.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Short Story in Deep Magic Ezine (October 2016)

The next issue of Deep Magic comes out in a week, and yours truly has a short story in it!

The story, "Salt and Water," is the same that was in the My Bloody Valentine anthology, which is no longer available. The new an improved version will be released in the above issue. There will also be an interview with the best literary agent in the world--Marlene Stringer.

Check it out!


Special note: I'm much better at posting updates about books, appearances, and fun tidbits on my Facebook page, so if you're looking for those, head over there!

Monday, October 10, 2016

New Book for LDS Families by Benjamin Hyrum White and Jay Pontano

Special note: I'm much better at posting updates about books, appearances, and fun tidbits on my Facebook page, so if you're looking for those, head over there!


So remember that time I reviewed a book for one of my seminary teachers? Well, he's at it again with another LDS children's book called Defenders of the Family.

It's a simple and cute book aimed at kids around four to ten years old, and it's basically a colorful and simplified version of The Family: A Proclamation to the World. The artist has a unique style and did a great job including diversity among the book's pages. All in all, a nice little read for conservative Christian families.

You can find the book on Amazon or at select Utah/Idaho/Arizona Costco stores.