It’s been a wild thirteen months leading up to the final book in this series! But I’m happy to share that The Wolves of Kanta series is now complete. Mercy’s tale has come to one of the most dangerous moments in her life and I’m so excited to share it with you!
The Howl of Kanta
Mercy must bring justice to Kanta.
After months of being held captive in her childhood home, Mercy returns to Farrell Mill, expecting a warm welcome from her friends. But there is none. Farrell Mill has been raided and left to rot. Everyone she knows and loves is missing and even her research is gone.
Thomas and Andrei have been arrested, accused of reselling werewolves, a crime they did not commit. But if they declare their innocence and reveal their true purpose at the mill of curing and freeing werewolves, they could put many lives in danger.
Mercy will need to face her most terrifying opponent yet: the people of Kanta. She will need to rally the goodwill of the werewolves she has helped and hope it will be enough to turn the tide in her favor. This time without masks, without lies, and without a disguise.
Can Mercy find her allies and free her friends without losing everything? The clock is ticking. An execution date looms closer and Mercy is scrambling to keep from losing the only family she has left.
I’m so pleased to share the cover for the final book in The Wolves of Kanta series!
Writing and releasing this series over the past year in a rapid-release format has been an incredible experience. At times it was so inspiring to have such a regular release schedule, and at other times it was terrifying. When I first started this journey, the only full-length book I had indie published was The Impostor and Other Dark Tales. It was definitely a bumpy road to start, but I slowly got into a pattern and a routine. I started with republishing The She-Wolf of Kanta with additional scenes and, over the past year, added an additional four books under my belt.
Next week, The Howl of Kanta will release, making the full number of full-length books I’ve written ten.
I won’t lie, since I finished reviewing the edits and uploaded all the files for Howl of Kanta, I’ve been antsy. It’s weird to not have an already planned book to be working on, a plot laid out before me to write, or an already decided character journey to explore. It’s strange to think about creating a new world with new characters, but it’s something I’ve also wanted to do for a few months now. For now, I’m giving myself the time and space to think and reflect before I dive into my next project. I’ve already got an idea of what that will be, but I want to make sure my palette is fully cleansed before I tackle a very different world.
Moving forward, I’ll probably slow down to a two books a year release schedule. It was very difficult balancing this while also working full-time and trying to maintain any kind of a social life. I have a huge amount of respect for people who can manage this at this pace for years at a time, or who even manage to publish a book a month. I’m in absolute awe. But I’ve tried it now and learned it’s a little too fast-paced for me. I like having a little more downtime, at least at this stage of my life.
Overall I’m extremely proud of this series and this world. I can’t wait to find out what people think of the final book and I look forward to the surprise at the end and where that might lead next.
If you haven’t already, pre-order your copy of The Howl of Kanta below, or begin with the book that started it all: The She-Wolf of Kanta. Enter a world filled with mad scientists, vicious hunters, and werewolves.
I’m so excited to share that my story, “The Great Burning”, has been published for the brand new anthology The Librarian Reshelved released by The Air and Nothingness Press! This anthology comes as a sequel to the wildly successful Kickstarter backed anthology The Librarian.
This anthology is only available in print and with a limited number of copies, printed in perfect bound paperback with French flaps. It will be limited to a 250 copy run. You can grab your copy here while it’s available.
The Librarian Reshelved
A collection of speculative fiction stories about the Librarian’s adventures roving through the multiverse getting in and out of trouble and paying people’s library fines.
The Librarian Reshelved is a continuing collection of speculative fiction stories about one Librarian’s adventures roving through the multiverse.
The fourth book in The Wolves of Kanta series is now available!
This book was difficult to write on so many levels. Not only does Mercy find herself in a very bad situation dealing with someone who is extremely dangerous, but she must also avoid werewolves as well. She finds herself in a familiar location which breaks her heart again and again. This turned into an intimate character exploration, which is both a detour from the other books in this series but also makes perfect sense when you see the path this story has taken.
One of the things I’ve enjoyed the most in writing this series has been exploring Mercy’s character. There is a clear difference between where she started in The She-Wolf of Kanta and this newest addition. She grows so much even in this one book. But she also has to go through so much to get there.
I hope you enjoy this latest book, and look forward to the final book releasing in April!
The Fury of Kanta
It didn’t matter that Mercy found a cure for lycanthropy or fended off bloodthirsty werewolves in Crowsmirth. Oscar the hunter still found her. Finding herself in a place she never wanted to return to again, her captor insists she play a twisted game.
Oscar wants to be the father she never had, and Mercy his doting daughter. Refusal is not an option. Plotting to escape while playing along is dangerous, but Mercy is determined to get home.
She must unravel the mystery of her parents’ past and conceal her growing fury if she hopes to see her friends again.
October sure got away from me! After having some sort of event or show every weekend and followed up with a manuscript deadline, I’m just now getting back online again and doing more besides lurking! I’ve got several announcements and sales to share.
First up, it’s the start of a big 99cent sale for Emporium of Superstition! We were fortunate to nab a Bookbub promo for this beast of an anthology, and now readers get the benefit! This anthology of all-women horror authors was a big hit at Multiverse Con last month, I was only two copies away from selling out. Every story is based around a superstition, some more well known than others. This almost 600-page book is going to be on sale for a limited time, so grab it while you can.
Emporium of Superstition
Heed the warnings, or you could be next.
A society of Old Wives’ comes together in this collection of suspenseful stories. In between these pages, twelve authors draw on ancient tales your grandmothers warned you about. From demons living amongst humans, to ghosts lurking in the shadows, and even gods looming above, these recountings will surely inspire a fright.
Open the book, turn the page, for it may be the last thing you do.
Next up, Catstruck! I’m thrilled to share that Catstruck is now out in the world. Every story features cats from fantasy to horror to mystery. So there really is a story for everyone! The proceeds from this anthology are all donated to Tenth Life Cat Rescue. They provide veterinary care, foster homes, and adoptive placement to stray cats and kittens, prioritizing those with special needs. My short story, “Protector of Dreams”, features Mawr from the Stolen series and features a very unusual cat. The editor, Debbie Manber Kupfer, enjoyed my story so much that she chose it to read it at an event recently. And my goodness she did such a good job! Go give it a listen, it’s the first story on the episode.
“Perhaps one reason we are fascinated by cats is because such a small animal can contain so much independence, dignity, and freedom of spirit.” Lloyd Alexander
Delve into the world of all things feline in this anthology of tales of whimsy, courage and wonder.
Finally, I have a new standalone short story coming out this month! I always try to release one as a standalone because I personally love reading short fiction like that. As an author, gives me the space to be super experimental, weird, and explore some dark themes. This one is a sexy weird horror scifi. See what I meant about experimental?
A Beautiful Specimen
On one of the upper floors of an apartment complex downtown, Alice keeps a secret. It isn’t hidden in a closet or in a dresser drawer, but in a spacious bathtub. As she comes home from a long day of work and hangs up her keys, she hears it thumping against the porcelain in anticipation of her return.
Alice isn’t at all what she seems. Worse yet, she’s ready to move to the next stage.