Young Adult

There’s something about that eye…


Is there something funky about Brooke’s eye on the cover of Forever the Night?



Did we make you jump? If not, maybe the books themselves will. They’re pretty spooky! They’re available in ebook format at Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Google Play and Smashwords, and in print at Amazon, B&N and Book Depository.

To make it easier to try the series, Comes the Night (Book 1) is free in ebook form on all platforms.



Casters Series Box Set … and a giveaway for reviewers


It’s been a while since we’ve posted, clearly, since Enter the Night has been up for some time, and the third book in the series, Embrace the Night, is also available. In fact, we’ve just published a 3-book Casters Series box set containing those first three books (Comes the Night, Enter the Night and Embrace the Night). The fourth and final book, Forever the Night, will be available later this summer.

Isn’t our box set pretty? Here’s the cover in 3D:



And here’s the 2D version which some vendors require (Apple iBooks):


I like them both, but I’m sort of partial to the flat look cover. What about you?

But to the purpose of this post. We are planning to reduce the price of the box set and buy advertising in some of the newsletters that will help us reach more readers. But before we can do that, we need to rack up some reviews so that folks will know this is a good product when we go knocking on their doors to buy advertising space. Which is where you come in. If you’ve already read the series, we would love it if you could review the box set on As an incentive, if you review it and send me a link to the review, I will add your name to a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. The odds of winning this giveaway are very good!

Blog Tour for Comes the Night!


Next week (May 13-18), we will be throwing ourselves into an awesome week-long blog tour arranged by AToMR in support of our newest Young Adult title, “Comes the Night“.  CTR is the first book in our Casters series, and has racked up some nice reviews already. I hope you’ll find us on one of the blog tour stops and leave us a comment. There will be author interviews, guest blogs, reviews, and most importantly, giveaways! Woot! Click on the image below to see the schedule.


YA Rocks! Young Adult Giveaway Hop


Welcome to our stop on the Young Adult Giveaway Tour! Heather Doherty and I write fast-paced YA paranormal/horror. While we each have our own solo writing careers (I write romantic suspense and adult paranormal romance and Heather writes literary and child lit), we do love love our YA. So here it is – 10 things we love about well-written Young Adult/New Adult literature:


  1. It’s wide open! (Almost) anything goes.
  2. It appeals to a wide range of readers, not just teens. I think that’s because our teenage years are seared into our psyches. We read a coming of age novel and we’re teens again.
  3. Well-written YA lit is engrossing, compelling and above all honest!
  4. It’s written expressly about the challenges experienced by teens/young adults.
  5. It’s wide open!!!
  6. All fiction gives us life lessons, but we think YA fiction helps the young reader mature. They have a chance to “live” multiple scenarios, watch the characters make choices, suffer the consequences of bad ones. They see the character get knocked down and get back up again. They struggle and triumph. Or at least come to a kind of clarity.
  7. It provides escape (not to be underestimated in this troubled world).
  8. It can confirm the legitimacy of your own experiences to see characters undergo the same kinds of experiences/feel the same emotions.
  9. YA lit has always pushed the boundaries of what is acceptable, sometimes dealing with very difficult or taboo subjects. Adults don’t always like that, but the fact remains that lots of young adults live with domestic violence, incest, etc., and why shouldn’t young adult literature reflect that? If not in literature, then where can we bare our souls, shred our screams and claw our way through?
  10. Did we mention that it’s wide open?




Three girls from completely different walks of life come together when their parents send them to a last chance boarding school. The only thing they have in common is the soul-deep pain each of them holds inside, from very different wounds. Each wants to find a way to escape the pain. A way out. And they do.

In the attic of the old Victorian house that serves as their residence, they’ve found an old diary that gives them the key to escape their pain, escape their very bodies. But that kind of reprieve always carries a price…

Coming soon: 



What do YOU love best about YA? Tell us in a comment below to qualify to win one of our two prizes:


–        A signed copy of our latest YA Comes the Night (Book 1 in the Casters series)

–        A $10 Gift Certificate from your choice of Amazon, B&N or iTunes.


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Oh, and if you’re so inclined, take a look at this cool video we commissioned from Jeffrey Somers. He’s doing some awesome book trailers.