To my readers…

Hello friends.

Once again I must apologize for my absence. As we all know, life happens and time gets away from us. I wish I had good news to bring to you, but unfortunately I come with the opposite.

The sequel to my debut novel, SUCCESSOR, will be put on hold for the foreseeable future.

This is not a decision I make lightly, as I know some have shown interest in seeing what’s next for Evan and the Laraek clan. While the next step in their story is something I’m excited to share with readers, it isn’t a journey I feel capable of capturing the true essence of at this time. I truly envy writers who can produce a novel or more every year, as that level of commitment is one I will never manage to reach.

So while the sequel is being put to rest for the time being, I do promise it will greet the world one day. And when it does, I hope it will not disappoint those who enjoyed the first book. I truly love Evan and Ren, and I will miss them dearly.

Now it’s time to forge ahead with the stories beckoning my attention.

Stay tuned.

*Secret* Project Excerpt

Hello Lovelies!

As an apology for my absence here, I’ve decided to post an excerpt from a project I’ve been working on for some time now. Currently I have three works-in-progress (WIPs) that I jump between, primarily so I can avoid writer’s block. As I work 65 hours/week between multiple jobs, my free time is limited, so I don’t have as much time to work on writing as I used to. But don’t worry, I’m still plugging away!

And now, onto the excerpt!



The man tosses his shirt aside and splashes more water over his head and shoulders. Rivulets snake down his back, dipping and rising over the ridges of muscle until they disappear beneath the waist of his pants.

“Are you going to spy on me all day?” The unexpected sound of his voice startles my attention back to his face. His focus is on his hands in the water. “Or do you plan to come down at some point?”

My pulse jumps, and without thinking, I ask, “How did you know?”

“Saw you earlier, swinging around up in the trees. Thought if I built a fire, you might stop by. Spotted you on my way back from getting wood.”

I frown. “You saw me? How?”

He has yet to look at me. Standing, he snags his shirt from the ground and uses it to wipe water from his face and neck. “Night vision goggles. Couldn’t sleep, so I came out to keep an eye on the woods. Saw you go by a couple of times. Figured you might do a third lap.”

An unsettled feeling falls over me, and not because I have no idea what night vision goggles are. I’d thought him oblivious before, but it seems I hold that title today.

It’s the first day of the Delving, and already I’ve had a blatant lapse of judgment. Father would be disappointed. As usual.

Remembering who this man and I are to each other, I shift my weight on the branch, ready to move. “You shouldn’t have come here.”

His gaze finally lifts to mine. It’s just as intense as when he stared me down during the ceremony. I swear there’s a hint of amusement in his expression now, but it could be a trick of the morning light.

“There are a lot of things I shouldn’t do.” He finishes wiping the water from himself, then wraps the shirt around the back of his neck, holding onto an end with each hand. “Have yet to let it stop me from doing them.”

Sounds familiar, Micah would no doubt say while giving me a pointed look. I push the thought aside. I don’t want to have anything in common with this man.

“Even when they could cost your life?”

“Especially then.” He roughs his hair with one hand, spattering water across his shoulders and the ground. “A little danger keeps life interesting.”

My free arm comes to rest across my knee. “If danger is what you seek, then you have found more than enough here.”

He tilts his head a fraction. “Are you insinuating you are dangerous?”

A scoff bubbles up my throat, but I swallow it down. Physically I’m no match for him–that much is clear from his build. I’m not sure how he would fare against Micah, who probably has half a foot on this man. Then again, I’ve seen prey defeat predators more than twice their size through will and ingenuity. The confidence this man exudes leads me to believe he would be a difficult match for anyone who challenges him.

“To you? Yes.”

He takes a few steps toward me. The branch I’m perched on is out of his reach, but a nervous twinge pinches my stomach as he draws closer. I force myself to stay still as he comes to a stop, not quite below me, but near enough I could fall on him. Firelight illuminates parts of his face, and there’s definite amusement in his expression.

He takes a moment, assessing me, though his gaze doesn’t leave mine. The corner of his mouth twitches. “I’ll take my chances.”

We stare at each other for a minute, neither of us willing to be the first to look away.

I’ve joined Wattpad!

Writing is tough. It’s a long, tedious process that requires patience and often ends in frustration. There’s writer’s block, plot issues, continuity aspects, and characters who often don’t behave like we want them to. All of this can lead to the writing process taking longer for some than most. And I, dear friends, happen to be one of them.

As you may or may not know, I’ve been working on Successor‘s sequel, along with another project that *isn’t* related to that universe. I hesitate here because I find myself very tempted to do what the MCU does with its various stories. They’re separate but still connected in certain ways. Whether or not I take that road, it’s almost impossible to say at this point.

With that being said…I’ve hit a wall. Not a brick wall or one I can’t scale, but more like a wall of legos that, if I topple it, I’ll have to walk across the tiny plastic blocks of torment. For me, I know what needs to happen in both stories I’m working on, but right now there are certain points missing. To get from A to C, you need B. And right now, my brain isn’t sure where B is. It’s frustrating, as I really, really want to finish these stories, even though they both have a long way to go.

So all of this rambling brings me to the point of this post.

The very first story I wrote was about vampires. I blame the movie Interview with the Vampire. That’s really the only inspiration I can think of for having an interest in writing about vampires at the tender age of 12. Twilight came out long after I’d started working on my story, so it definitely was not what piqued my interest in vampires. It was, however, what got me back into writing. My own story had only 60 typed pages done when I read Twilight for the first time. The story sucked me in, and it really got me thinking that I’d like to write stories that could do the same to others. So I focused on my vampire story after several years away from it.

To make a long story even longer, I managed to finish the first draft of my first novel within 4 months. Looking back, I’m amazed I managed to pull it off that fast. But I’d done a lot of prep work, so it really was quite easy to get the story down once I made myself focus. After countless rounds of editing, I submitted the story to agents and publishers, eventually snagging an offer from Aspen Mountain Press. Contract signed, a few months passed before I was informed the publisher would be shutting down due to internal issues. Disappointed isn’t a strong enough word to convey how I felt at having the opportunity taken away.

Discouraged, I decided to put my vampire story on the back burner and focus on another story I’d been turning over in my mind. That story eventually became my debut novel, Successor. Getting my debut published was a long, rocky process. As tough as it was at times, I wasn’t going to give up on trying to find the story the right home. I’d been offered a publishing contract before, so I knew it could happen again. Thankfully, a pitch contest put The Wild Rose Press on my query radar, and the rest is history.

But now, feeling a bit deflated about my two current WIPs, I’ve been finding myself thinking back on my beloved vampire story. I’ve missed it over the past several years and would love to get back into it to do a rewrite.

So that’s exactly what I’m doing. Only this time, I’m taking a different route to get my story out into the world.


I love the freedom of posting chapters as I work on them and introduce readers to a world I’ve spent so long thinking about and getting lost in. I don’t know exactly where the story will take me this time around, but I’m excited to find out!

If you’d like to check out my vampire story as it unfolds, Beneath Blood & Stone can be found on Wattpad. I’ll be sure to post updates here whenever a new chapter goes up.

Happy Reading!

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New Audiobook Narration!

Hello Friends!

I’m excited to share the news that an erotic short story I narrated is now available!

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Next Day’s Lover by Evelyn White

This story was both fun and challenging to do. I’ve never narrated something quite this steamy, and I found it to be an enjoyable endeavor! I hope to do more in the future by other amazing authors, whether they be short stories or full-length novels.

In the meantime, I’m currently in the process of finishing up another narration project that I’m woefully behind on due to some recent health issues. But as soon as it’s available, I’ll post it!

On the writing front for myself, I’m still chugging away at my current works-in-progress (WIPs). Both works are a little over 1/4 drafted, which equates to about 90 typed pages (each) in Word. I truly wish I were further along, but as I’ve mentioned before, I’m a notoriously slow writer, mostly because I’m a perfectionist, but also because I can’t help but making things as complicated as possible! So as always, I appreciate your patience. If anyone would like to see some snippets/excerpts of what I have so far, let me know!

Despite all the chaos going on in the world right now, I hope you’re having a relaxing and safe summer. Isabeau, Zaeza, and Achilles all say hello!

Until next time!