The Wisdom of Blood paperbacks are here!

At long last, the #paperback version of #TheWisdomofBlood is now available for purchase (thanks to everyone for your patience)! For buying options, go here.

Also, the English version of the paperback will be available for international purchase at soon. I’ll update my ordering options page once it is.

SIDE NOTE: I’ll be having a giveaway in a few weeks to celebrate, and will make it a foreign affair this time so anyone can enter. Keep an eye out for that!

Until then, the due date for my Goblin Market/Labyrinth inspired ya-lit urban fantasy is nipping at my heels, so I’ll be laying low online to pound out the last part of the book. Happy reading to everyone, and I’ll see you soon!

Announcing the giveaway winners!

Thanks to everyone who took part in the My Bloody Valentine Giveaway! Check out the image to see the winner names and prizes won. NOTE: I’ll be sending out emails to everyone lsited. If you see your name but don’t receive an email from me by tomorrow, check in your spam folder; if nothing’s there, contact me via the email provided on the contact page of my website.🦇💟

REMINDER: The Wisdom of Blood is available now in ebook version (for buying options, visit my books page), but within the next couple of weeks, the paperback will launch! I’m planning a smaller giveaway for that one, and I’ll be sure to make it foreign so everyone has a chance to win. Stay tuned for that announcement soon!🧛🏻💝

My Bloody Valentine Giveaway

Welcome to My Bloody Valentine Giveaway, in celebration of Valentine’s Day and The Wisdom of Blood’s ebook birthday! 🎂🧛🏻💝🦇💟

Check out the prizes up for grabs below, then be sure to enter the rafflecopter for a chance to win one!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

PLEASE NOTE: This is a domestic giveaway only. I can’t afford the foreign S&H right now, but I will have a smaller foreign giveaway soon when money’s not so tight, so all my readers will have a chance to win something then!

Good luck to all who enter, and don’t forget to purchase my ebook today, if you’re up for a darkly romantic read. 💋 You can find a free excerpt and buying options on the book’s landing page here. And if you’re waiting for the paperback version, it will be launching in a couple of weeks. I’ll let everyone know here when it’s ready for ordering.

A peek into the worlds of Nocturnus:

Today I’m revealing the #aesthetic and #auditory#inspirations that helped me write and revise #TheWisdomofBlood, my #adultlit#vampirefantasy / #gothicromance that is debuting on Sunday, February 14th.

The #worldbuilding in this book was HUGE, which explains why it’s close to 500 pages. There are three distinct worlds I had to build from the ground up (one of them, literally, because the #vampire realm is located deep beneath the earth’s substratum).

First is Mordecai’s world—#Nocturnus, a labyrinth of subterranean tunnels and canals. Within lives a kindredship of wealthy, ingenious, and beautiful vampires who are ruled by blood, passion and immortality. There’s other beauty in this realm, such as glowing flowers, gondolas, pomegranates, and music. Then, the foil to all this beauty: bloodthirst, savagery, and mutant underlings known as gargoyles.

Next is Gwyndolaire—Lynora’s world: a pristine castle where a sisterhood of vampire halflings hide from the darkness tainting their blood by embracing the sunlight. These sisters are well versed in self-defense, along with the lore of vampires—how they originated from #EgyptianMythology, and the role bats play not only in history but in their daily life. Unlike the kindredship, the sisterhood feeds peacefully, by throwing galas. Wearing gold makeup, they entertain unwitting donors, using hypnosis to drain their blood, then send the attendees safely away … none the wiser.

And lastly is The Cummings’ Asylum for Orphaned Children—young Father Lucien’s world: a townhouse and its occupants being haunted by either a perplexing miracle, or a hellish plague. But Lucien is not your typical priest, and he has his own demons chasing him.

Throughout the story, these very different worlds collide, brought together by the plight of the orphaned children. This final image offers a peek at some of the music that inspired the atmosphere and moods of all three worlds.

Follow this link to the Nocturnus landing page, where you’ll find preordering options, as well as links to my #pinterest board and spotify where you can listen to the #playlist.