Last night, I received an exciting email from Rebecca Winder, the narrator of the audiobook version of Greenwood Cove, the first book in the Sunshine Walkingstick Series. She’s finished with the hard part (narrating) and now it’s my turn to proof the finished version.
I chose Rebecca after receiving auditions from several narrators. In spite of being from the Midwest (bless her!), she does an excellent job of portraying Sunny. I’m really looking forward to listening to the finished audiobook and getting it to readers.
Once I finish proofing, ACX (the arm of Amazon dealing with audiobook creation) will do a final quality check, which usually takes a week to ten days, after which it will be available for sale on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. I’ll let y’all know as soon as it’s live.
In the meantime, I’m working on two projects for lovers of all things Sunshine: Cemetery Hill, the third book in the series, and a surprise I’m not quite ready to talk about yet. Never fear, it’s something you’ll enjoy.
I’m hoping to have the surprise finished prior to the end of the month, as I’m attending the RT Booklovers Convention in Atlanta, held this year during the first week in May. I’m speaking on one of the panels (Horror in Romance), so I’ll be hard to miss for at least that period of time. Be sure to holler at me if you’re at the Con, too!
The Deep Wood (Sunshine Walkingstick, Book 2) is now available at Amazon for just $2.99.
The print edition will be available within 7-10 days.
Cemetery Hill, the third book, will likely be available by early April 2017. The first scene is online here. To receive a notice of its release, sign up for my newsletter.
Here’s the blurb for The Deep Wood:
When my boy Henry was killed, I tracked a pooka through the deep wood for three days with no food in my gut and only my daddy’s hunting knife for comfort. Was what got me into the monster killing business, that pooka, and I ain’t regretted a single day of it since.
The day I stumbled on a four-legged critter with human eyes, the rightness of my revenge begun to unravel, leading me to a clan of two-natured shifters what’d been living under my nose the whole time. And when the two-natured started showing up in odd places, stalking humans in a very unnatural way, weren’t nothing I could do but dig to the bottom of it.
And what I found turned my world and ever thing I knowed upside down.
Available at Amazon.
The digital editions of Greenwood Cove and The Deep Wood, the first two books in the Sunshine Walkingstick Series, are available for preorder on Amazon.
Greenwood Cove will be available for the introductory price of $.99 through its release on 3 February 2017 until some time on 5 February 2017, when the price will revert to its regular retail price of $2.99.
The Deep Wood will be released on 17 February 2017. Its preorder and regular retail price are $2.99.
The individual chapters of Greenwood Cove (Sunshine Walkingstick, Book 1) have been taken offline for a final polishing. I’ll have news on how you can get it in its entirety soon. In the meantime, here’s the official blurb.
I had three loves in my life: my daddy, him what my mama killed in cold blood; my son Henry, God rest him; and tall as an oak Riley Treadwell.
I lost all of ’em, one way or t’other, ’til Riley showed up on my stoop with a monster problem and tried to wiggle his way back into my life.
Only, weren’t no monster bothering him; was the one bothering his ex-girlfriend what’d stirred up a hornet’s nest out on Lake Burton amongst the muckity mucks. Weren’t no never mind to me, see? I was fine letting well enough alone, ‘cept curiosity got the best of me, and Riley, well. He weren’t above using that silver tongue of his to persuade me ’round to his way of doing things. If I’da listened to my gut, maybe I woulda avoided stepping knee deep into somebody else’s trouble.
Then again, I ain’t never been one to heed a warning when monsters come a-calling.
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Tomorrow, the very first chapter of Greenwood Cove, the first novel in the Sunshine Walkingstick Series, will go live right here. A new chapter will be published about every other day until the entire novel is online. Eventually, Greenwood Cove will be available for purchase or download at select online retail stores, but that’s a bit down the road.
Releasing this first novel on my blog is a small thank you to Urban Fantasy fans for the support you’ve given the genre over the years. Without you, I never would’ve been able to write and publish Greenwood Cove.
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See you tomorrow!
A couple of years ago, a character walked into my life and captured my imagination, and now I’d like to share her story with you.
Sunshine Walkingstick is a no nonsense young woman on the downside of a tragic life. Her son Henry died a few years ago at the age of six, prompting Sunny to begin cleaning house on the monsters in her local area. She’s taken down more than a few in her time using her daddy’s hunting knife, one of the few mementos she has of him.
Sunny’s charm lies in her blunt appraisal of the world around her, and that forthright honesty extends to herself as well. In her mind, she’s a “no account half-breed,” the daughter of a man who ran off to be with another man and the woman who killed them both in cold blood. Henry was her saving grace, and when Sunny lost him, she blamed herself.
But that’s a story for another time.
In a couple of days, you’ll have a chance to begin reading Sunny’s story as it’s told in Greenwood Cove, the first book in a new Urban Fantasy series set in rural Appalachia and narrated by Sunny in her native dialect. Check back soon for more details. In the meantime, welcome to Sunny’s world.