For many authors, your books are a little like children–you work hard to get them ready for the world, and then when you send them off, you hope they do well, that they find friends, and that they establish their place in the community.
Book 7 of the Immortal Vegas series, Wilde Child, feels a little like that for me today. This book has some family overtones, especially considering that Sara must work with a young boy in order to find the source of a terrible drug that’s plaguing the Connected community–and she also comes face to face with her biological mother for the first time. It’s not exactly a tea party, but Sara does her best to stay on track.
But how does a book like Wilde Child come together? For me, it starts with the opening chapter–which I enjoy setting in a creative part of the world with each new tale. There are so many cool places that I never knew much about until I started this series! Reykjavik, Iceland is one of those places (and now I’m dying to visit there!) My apologies to any residents of Reykjavik for all the gunfire. 😉
The next important piece of research is where the war on magic is boiling over in this particular story. In Wilde Child, Sara races across the world, visiting Barcelona, Tokyo, Vegas (of course!) and Mexico City. Each of these cities holds a wonder all its own, and I was even lucky enough recently to visit Las Vegas, where I took Getting Wilde on a tour of the Strip! Readers who know the city will note the research I did there, as well. 🙂
Once I know the where of a story, the fun begins–getting to visit again with all the characters of the series, from Sara and Nikki and Brody, to the Magician and Devil and other members of the Arcana Council, to Sara’s new friends in the House of Swords (I’m looking at you, Ma-Singh!). The adventure is set, the players are all reporting for duty, so it’s time to get to work–crafting a story for you, the readers! I hope you enjoy the results, that you’ll leave a review if you have a moment on the retail site of your choice, and that you’ll return later this summer to find out what happens next, in Call of the Wilde!
While it’s true I love all my covers, this newest one makes me even more excited to share WILDE CHILD when it launches in May. Sara finds herself in a race against time that takes her once more around the world–to Iceland, Spain, Japan, Las Vegas (of course!) and central Mexico. It’s setting up to be an explosive adventure… I hope you’ll agree!
Here’s the cover, designed by Gene Mollica. What do you think?
Special thanks to One Book Two for hosting me with a cover reveal for FOREVER WILDE! I’m delighted to share it with the world! It will be added to retail sites over the next few days, but the book is now available for preorder at Nook, Kobo, iBooks and Amazon.
Welcome to the family, FOREVER WILDE! Happy to have you on board. 🙂
I’m so excited to share my cover for ACES WILDE. I’ll be adding it to all the retailers over the next few days but I had to reveal it here first because I simply can’t wait!
Isn’t it beautiful?? I feel like such a proud parent of awesome. 🙂 Special thanks to designer Gene Mollica for bringing my vision to life in such a spectacular way!!
**Note, no longer on sale but THANK YOU for making it a success!**
Woohoo! It’s my first ever sale, and I’m delighted to share it with you. 🙂 GETTING WILDE will be on sale for a limited time – only $.99! I hope it gives you a great introduction to the Immortal Vegas series!
I’m thrilled to be hosted at USA Today’s HEA Blog today with the cover reveal for BORN TO BE WILDE! It will be available for pre-order at most sites today…and launches Feb. 23, 2016!
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I’m thrilled to announce that GETTING WILDE is now *launched*!!
“Hilarious, sexy, and thrillingly high action. GET THIS BOOK!”- NYT Bestselling Author Darynda Jones
Enter Sara’s most mysterious client and occasional lover, the wickedly sexy Magician, with a job that could yield the ultimate payday. All she’ll have to do is get behind Vatican walls… and steal the Devil himself.
But play with the Devil and you’re bound to get burned.
Pressure mounts for Sara to join the Magician’s ancient and mysterious Arcana Council, as militant forces unleashed by even darker powers seek to destroy all magic–including the young psychics Sara is desperate to keep safe. The Council may be their only hope. . . but it could also expose Sara’s own dark past.
From the twisting catacombs of Rome to the neon streets of Vegas, Sara confronts ancient enemies, powerful demigods, a roiling magical underworld about to explode… and immortal passions that might require the ultimate sacrifice. But oh, what a way to go.
No matter how the cards play out, things are about to get Wilde.
You can get it at Amazon here: http://amzn.to/1MYeJ5x and paperbacks will be available later this week (which is a milestone all of its own in the making!)
I am astounded at how much goes into getting a book “live” and could not have done this without the help and grace (and endless patience) of my friends and fellow authors. That’s a whole ‘nother blog. But thank you.
One Wilde Night is live and free on Amazon, Kobo and iBooks! ~confetti!~
I’m so excited to be able to share more of Sara’s adventures with Tarot, magic, artifact hunting – and Immortal Vegas.
So, what does it take to have a solid Author Brand? Read on!
The books aren’t… quite… live yet (I need Amazon to turn the novella free before I can really beat the drum and dance in the street!) but I’m blogging today at Romance University and they were kind enough to let me feature my pretty covers! If you’re curious about what you need to consider when it comes to your Author Brand, stop by and say hello! There’s a giveaway!