Happy Holidays, everybody! Wowâ€¦ what a CRAZY Year, huh?
SHADOW WALKER IS HERE!(Book 1 in the YA Trilogy)
Well, despite the madness, I decided to venture out into the world of self-publishing and epublishing. I wanted my â€œbabies,â€ the children of the famed Neterus in The Vampire Huntress Legend seriesâ€¦ and all the kids of the Guardians, to be set in a universe that I had envisioned. Seemed like nobody was gonna let that happen but me – yeah… they ‘took me there’ this year!
Therefore, with great trepidation, I stuck my toe in the water and ya know whatâ€¦? WOW! Not only wasnâ€™t it as hard as I expected, it wasnâ€™t as scary. What a way to celebrate my birthday (12/11) I was up into the wee hours and got the file out on 12/12â€¦ it felt like giving birth, LOL!
So armed with Joe Konrathâ€™s able crew (Rob, Cheryl, and Carl), we set out and pulled together a cover, interior layout, and got the files convertedâ€¦ then uploaded and Voila! But I canâ€™t forget the savvy editors, Leslie Wainger and Chandra Sparks Taylor â€“ plus Lissa Woodsonâ€™s hand-holding and expert graphics for marketing materials.
Now weâ€™re ready to go â€“ just in time for the holidays! Hereâ€™s the links to get it on Kindle, PDF, TEXT, Sony Reader, and iPad.
But I DIDNâ€™T FORGET ABOUT PRINT FOLKS, nooosiree!
In about a week you should see it on Amazon.
The Vampire Huntress Legends series is aliveâ€¦ yepâ€¦ it lives on in many modes. Weâ€™ve also got the comics out… issues #1 & #2 are out now, issue #3 will be out in late January, issue #4 in late March, and the graphic novel/trade will be out in April 2011.
So, we have the parentâ€™s entire saga (12 books), now the next generation (appropriate for Young Adults) â€“ Shadow Walker, in both ebook and print (soon)â€¦ plus the comics!
If Vampires are getting old for you, though… look for Surrender the Dark (April 2011) and Conquer the Dark (October 2011) — a brand new angels vs demons series from Pocket Books/Simon and Schuster – Yaaay! These are definitely angels with dirty wings though, LOL! (muy caliente, these angels are Hawt)
Then, of course, if you just want hot-action… Sizzle & Burn (July 2011, St. Martin’s Press — writing as Alexis Grant); this is Men of Delta Force non-stop action. What can I say… doesn’t the cover say it all about this series, LOL?! (OMG!)
May your Holidays be HAPPY!
Much Love and Stay in the Light!
Hereâ€™s the Back Cover Blurb from Shadow Walker:
Sarah Rivera has a lot going on in her life. Itâ€™s bad enough that sheâ€™s being shipped off to Temt Tchaas Academy also known as Neteru Academy, a high school for future Guardians of the Light who have special powers, but she has to go there with her cocky twin brother and the rest of her compound brothers and sisters. To make matters worse, everyone has ridiculous expectations of her all because her parents are like supernatural rock stars for saving the planet sixteen years ago. But what nobodyâ€”not even her best girlfriend Tamiâ€”seems to be getting is the fact that Sarah doesnâ€™t think sheâ€™s special, doesnâ€™t want to be a demon-hunting hero and is even afraid of the dark!
So what that her mother was a Warrior Angel and her dad used to be a Hell Council-level Vampire? Opposites attract. Go figure. As far as Sarah is concerned, all she got from the combination was a pair of fangs that lengthen at inappropriate times to embarrass her in front of her secret crush; whereas her brother, Alejandro, got the good looks and cool wings. However, what her parentsâ€™ status has created is drama in her life by ensuring that the mean girls at school will make her life a living nightmare. Sarah knows her familyâ€™s renowned slayer reputation will also ensure that everyone at school will assume she had it easy and should be able to do everything her famous rebel parents can do, when the heartbreaking truth is, she canâ€™t. Not by a long shot.
Once at the hidden boarding school in the Appalachian Mountains, things go from bad to worse as Sarah tries to fit in. Her nightmares increase, and it isnâ€™t just anxiety; her second sight is suddenly developing at a record pace. Layers of secrets are held in the building, held by her parents, and nothing is as it seems. There is something really bad going on at the school, worse than badâ€”deadly. Only, faculty and administrators donâ€™t know where to begin to look for the cause as students start to disappear. Sarah must then make a choice to stand on the sidelines or to help use her gifts to save someone dear. But to do that means facing all of her greatest fearsâ€”along with a demon or two.