Let’s talk about the star of the show, Back Track.
Back Track is the 3rd book in the 80s Metal Murder series. I can’t believe my first novel turned into a trilogy!
It’s 1989. The moon is full. Rock is Gothic.
The exsanguinated remains of a young girl are found in a park in big-city Toronto. Her eyes are circled with blood-red makeup. Her lips are painted black. She’s a duplicate demon doll from a case gone cold sixteen years ago.
A case that has haunted Det. Mahoney ever since.
Thrust into an investigation festering with ulterior motives, Det. Mahoney must confront the corpse faces of dead girls whispering of his failure to save them.
The moon is waxing toward full. The killer leaves a trail of bloodless bodies tainted with bite marks and animal hair.
Det. Mahoney goes off the rails into his own investigation. Will he catch a human monster before another victim is bled out? Or will the glam night creature descend into hibernation until the next cycle of kills?
Today we will have a DOUBLE treat day! I missed posting this yesterday. This means that I will be posting TWO treats for you today as part of Book Launch Week.
First treat. Check out this killer sale. As part of Book Launch Week, I am running a promo. The promo includes a group of authors. Each author is offering up 1 or 2 of their psychological thrillers ON SALE!
The sale is still on all day today and all day tomorrow. Get your claws in some great nail-biting reads!
Some of us had time off during the festive season. For those of you who didn’t, I hope you can find time and space to rest and recharge. This year, I took a full week between Christmas and New Year’s. I didn’t allow myself to work on anything book or writing related. I love to write. But being an indie author brings many other things that have to be done, other than writing books. I realized that I quite dedicated to my little book business, and thus I don’t tend to take conscious breaks. Especially at a time when travel and adventure has been off the table.
So, I consciously took a full festive week. It was great. I read a lot. I went on nature hikes with my hubby in the winter cold. I cozied by the fire with festive Christmas beer (brewed by my favorite brewery). I had a tonne of fun in the kitchen! I have a passion for learning how to make French pastry. I have a French pastry idol, and have taken his master class, and bought his book. That poor book sat on my shelf, alone. Over holidays, I opened it up and dove right in. I was quite proud of my execution of the homemade jam-jam style cookie, the ever so sweet chocolate chip cookie, and tiramisu. I love how this type of baking requires a slow, focused pace. I love the art of it, and creating something so divine to the sight and the taste buds!
The festive break was also a time to connect with people that I love. And to spend some real quality time with my hubby. It felt good to be completely away from the computer and the office.
Yesterday, Monday, January 3, marked the intended day of my return to the office. It didn’t happen. I was quite run down from my festive and fun week. I recognized that, and I took a full rest day. This morning, I feel quite different. I feel good, relaxed, and in a full state of flow. I have some hefty and exciting goals for this year to realize some visions. I am overly excited about them. I wanted to fling myself right back in. But, if there is one thing I have recognizedd this past year, it’s that I don’t want to be in a state of force. I want to push myself when I know I need it, want it, and it is right. But, when I know my being needs a break, I want to back off. This is something I have not always been good at. Sometimes, I have been terrible at this.
This year, I seek flow.
I will achieve my goals, bringing my visions to reality. I want to do it in a healthy state of creativity, passion, and oneness with my physical, mental and spiritual beings.
This week I will translate my visions for my projects into concrete actions. I have decided to start with the first four months of the year, as I have some big targets for May. Instead of madly jotting down all the things that need to get done, I will start by reflecting on what these visions truly look like to be in a state of success. What success means to you is the most important thing in defining a goal. I will then identify those tasks for each month and week that will take me to my idea of of success for each of those projects. The whole time, I will seek to be in a state of positive energy, passion fueled creativity, and trust in my talent and comittment.
Sound good? Do you want on this train? Stay tuned here. I’ll share my journey, the steps I am taking, and tips along the way.
One of the best parts of Halloween is the candy, right? What better pairing for your bowl of sugary treats than a horror inspired, dark and delicious cocktail?
I have come across a few good ones lately, but this one takes the cake. I have added it to the official cocktail menu for the Virtual Halloween Party that will be in full motion tomorrow night to welcome a new book into the world! This cocktail idea was so kindly donated by The Haunted Walk.
Do check out their cool page. And do share your horror inspired cocktails here. There is always room for more on the menu…
It’s official. The Omens Call has successfully launched. And to say that I am excited is an understatement.
The project has been very special to me. It was my first collaboration with another author, and the first anthology that I helped to put together and bring into the world. I loved the entire process. I loved working with another author. When you find the right person to work with, one who is aligned with your work ethic, and who’s creativity you admire, then ‘working’ together doesn’t feel so much like work. I am thrilled to now have collaboration and anthology experience under my belt, and am super charged to continue on in my author path.
Being able to foster the brining to life of fantastic stories by talented authors was such a reward! I love good stories. I love good books. I love sharing stories by other authors. Thus, everything about this project was hugely positive for me.
And, of course, being able to push my limits and write my own horror story was also a challenging and exciting part of this as well.
I am very proud of how this book turned out.
You can grab your copy here, and go here for more details.
I am THRILLED that my story, Hallowed Killer, is going to be in print, published by Blood Rites Horror! Yes!
Help me celebrate! One week from today, join me for a lunchtime special live stream.
I promise you readings (that will prickle your spine), time to ask your questions (whatever you want, little demons), and a toast to celebrate my horror writing success (it’s always five ‘o clock somewhere, right?).