Sunday, 13 July 2014

Grab a piece of the tale for just 99 cents :)

The Unicorn's Tail is here!

Amy Hamilton is a good girl. She always did exactly as society demanded, kept her eyes downcast, never spoke out of turn, and hid the myriad of questions swirling in her brain. In return for shutting off her intellect she landed an abusive fiancé and was cast aside by the ton.
Disgraced, she seeks refuge at the Lyons' country estate. There she is given a bracelet made from a unicorn's tail and told it contains enough magic to grant one wish. She knows what she wants, someone to love the true her, and not the shallow image that smiles back from the mirror. She never expected the unicorn to send her two men…

Lachlan Hawke - dashing airship pirate and notorious rogue.
Jackson Jackson - the scarred henchman and enforcer for the Lyons Empire.


The two men have a bet, who will be first to win a kiss from the delicate rose? The loser to be tarred and feathered. Loki is sure of a quick victory and that Jackson will be impersonating a chicken by the end of the week. Jackson doesn't even know why he agreed to the stupid bet, the girl shudders whenever he enters a room. But the men are about to learn you should be careful making bets when a unicorn is involved….

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Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Are you ready for Storms of Lazarus?


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Today we're bringing you the cover reveal for Storms of Lazarus by Karen Kincy.  This is the second book in the Shadows of Asphodel series.  This is a new adult dieselpunk romance and releases in July.  Check out this stunning cover and then enter the giveaway!
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Storms of Lazarus (Shadows of Asphodel #2)
Sometimes escape is impossible. Sometimes love isn't enough.
1913. Christmas Eve. Ardis hardly expects a quiet holiday with Wendel, between fleeing Constantinople and hiding from an ancient society of assassins. And they owe a debt to a certain archmage.

In Königsberg, Prussia, they work with Konstantin on the next evolution of Project Lazarus. Wendel once called Königsberg home, the city now besieged by the Russians and their clockwork engines of war. This may be Wendel’s last chance to save his family and find redemption, but he's tormented by nightmares and tempted by laudanum. Ardis fears her love isn’t enough to save Wendel. Her hands are full piloting the automatons, and she's terrified to tell him a secret of her own. Will they—and their love—survive the storms of war?

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Shadows of Asphodel (Shadows of Asphodel #1)
She never asked for the undying loyalty of a necromancer.
1913. Austria-Hungary. Ardis knows better than to save a man on the battlefield. Even if he manages to be a charming bastard while bleeding out in the snow. She hasn’t survived this long as a mercenary without some common sense.
When she rescues Wendel, it isn’t because he's devilishly handsome, but because he's a necromancer. His touch can revive the dead, and Ardis worries he will return from the grave to hunt her down. Besides, a necromancer can be useful in this world on the brink of war.
A gentleman of questionable morals, Wendel drops to one knee and pledges his undying loyalty to Ardis. She resists falling for him, no matter how hot the tension smolders between them. Especially when she discovers Wendel's scars run much deeper than his skin, and it might be too late to truly save him from himself.

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About the Author: 
Karen Kincy (Kirkland, Washington) can be found lurking in her writing cave, though sunshine will lure her outside. When not writing, she stays busy gardening, tinkering with aquariums, or running just one more mile. Karen has a BA in Linguistics and Literature from The Evergreen State College.

Find the author: Website | Twitter | Facebook 
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Giveaway:
Prize one:  signed paperbacks of Shadows of Asphodel and Storms of Lazarus. US only
Prize two: ebooks of Shadows of Asphodel and Storms of Lazarus. Open worldwide
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Friday, 6 June 2014

Upcoming release dates

Here's the news everyone has been waiting to hear :) All going according to plan, The Unicorn's Tail is going to be released July 31. You can mark it TBR at Goodreads now. It may be out earlier for newsletter subscribers and I will be giving away 5 early copies, so remember to sign up over on the right if you want to be in to win :)

In other news, Nero's Fiddle (which has taken longer to gestate than either of my children! lol) now has a release date....



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Monday, 26 May 2014

The Unicorn's Tail tale is coming soon :)

Baby 2.5 is not far away. I've done the first draft, should have the read through done in the next fortnight then I need to throw it at an editor. My goal is to have the novella in your hands some time in July.

I'm biting my nails on this as it's much more of a straight up romance, and I'm not good at those and I'm normally like a high body count! lol

Here's a sneak peak of the divine cover Ricky (aka The Genius) has drawn. I'll do a full cover reveal in another week or two.


I've loaded the novella on to Goodreads, if you want to mark it TBR click here.

Don't forget you can sign up for my newsletter. Subscribers will be notified when the novella is live and I will be giving away 5 free copies when it is ready via the newsletter.







Wednesday, 14 May 2014

An addition to the Artifact Hunters family... novella 2.5!

A funny thing happened while making NERO'S FIDDLE ready for the production process... it spawned a novella. To explain, there are events that occur in the background of Nero's Fiddle that beta readers didn't like, because they are never fully explained. I always intended to tell that story afterwards.

Change of plan.

I'm going to push Nero's Fiddle back (cue screams of outrage) so the novella can come out first. These events run at the same time. I know people are a bit indifferent about Amy, but not every noble girl has Cara's spunk. I hope you'll give her story a chance. Fingers crossed it should be out by the end of July.

The Artifact Hunters book 2.5: THE UNICORN'S TAIL

Amy Hamilton is a good girl. She always did exactly as society demanded, kept her eyes downcast, never spoke out of turn, and hid the myriad of questions swirling in her brain. In return for shutting off her intellect she received an abusive fiancé and was then cast aside by the ton.

Disgraced, she seeks refuge at the Lyons' country estate. There she is given an artifact, a bracelet made from a unicorn's tail and told it contains enough magic to grant one wish. She knows what she wants, someone to love the true her, and not the shallow image that smiles back from the mirror.

She never expected the unicorn to send her two men.

Lachlan Hawke - dashing airship pirate and notorious rogue.
Jackson Jackson - the scarred henchman and enforcer for the Lyons Empire.

The two men have a bet, who will be first to win a kiss from the delicate rose? The loser to be tarred and feathered. Loki is sure of a quick victory and that Jackson will be impersonating a chicken by the end of the week. Jackson doesn't even know why he agreed to the stupid bet, the girl shudders whenever he enters a room.


Both men are about to learn you should be careful making bets when a unicorn is involved….

Thursday, 8 May 2014

FAQs about my #steampunk books and something steamier...

Every now and then I get an inquiry from a reader about what I am up to, so thought I would put all those questions in one place.

Q: What is happening with Nero's Fiddle (The Artifact Hunters book 3)?
It is written! Nero's Fiddle has been submitted to my publisher, we have some plot issues to tighten then it goes to production. That's kind of like the events that happen between getting engaged and being married. There is a flurry of "behind the scenes" stuff that needs to be sorted. Developmental edits (those pesky plot lines I need to wrangle), line edits, cover art, proof reading, formatting etc. It's on the road to landing on your kindle but it's not quite there yet...

Q: Will there be a book 4?
Yes, called Moseh's Staff. It should be out next year and it will be THE END for Nate and Cara. You guys are gonna hate me but  I have to go where the story take me...

Q: What about Loki and Jackson, will they get their own stories?
Yes. That is the plan. I intend to write novellas for Inspector Fraser, Jackson and Loki, but they are all in the "to do" pile with no firm date as yet.

Q: What happened to The Quarry?
I wrote the Quarry as a short story for the CQ After Dark anthology and never expected anyone to like it! Yes it will be a full length novel (and possible series if it takes off). The plan is to have it written this year and out next year. It will have some changes from the short story, but it will happen.

Q: Is there a sequel to Obsidian Eyes?
Yes, it was always planned as a duet, so a part 1 & part 2. Funny story, I wrote Obsidian Eyes and about 30% of it's sequel before I shelved it and wrote Nefertiti's Heart. So Allie and Jared have been waiting years for their story to be told. So Part 2 will happen, but not until book 3 & 4 in the Artifact Hunters are out, and after The Quarry... sorry :(

Q: Are you working on anything else?
Yes. A sci-fi/dieselpunk thing inspired by this photo...


Do you want to have your say?
I have quite a "to do" list and I am a very slow writer. If you could push something to the top of my list, what would it be? If you could pick one project that I work on NOW! What would you pick? :)

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

It's the time of year to OD on Cadburys!

Oh Cadburys... why, WHY must you do this to me? 

Someone please tell me I'm not the only one with a problem with Cadbury creme eggs? 

Especially the peppermint ones. 

Has anyone seen the recipes doing the rounds on Facebook? There's one for freezing them, dipping them in batter and then deep fat frying.....