Release week for King’s Killer, and More Writing Goodness

So, what’s been happening with me lately? Well, I just released a new book with Meg, who is writing dark romance as M.D. Gregory, called King’s Killer. Surprise for anyone who didn’t realize I was working on that!


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Dark Gay Romance

Kings of Men MC Club

✨Available in Kindle Unlimited✨

Walking the Line Between Good and Evil
Physician’s assistant by day, doctor to the Kings of Men MC by night. Grant Arthur’s life is tough to balance, but he does what he can to help his brother, Aaron “King” Arthur, the president of the motorcycle club. Trapped as an outsider to the club by his brother for safety, Grant prefers the quiet life, until the Kings visit him in the middle of the night with an injured member. With them is Kai Woodrow, rugged and dangerous, who Grant can’t tear his gaze from.

A Killer Who Gave Away His Heart
Reaper kills for a living. He’s the man King calls when he needs to send a gruesome message. Unfortunately, Reaper’s also human, and has all the needs of a man. He’s been in love with Grant since they shared a foster home as teens, but he knows how protective King is. Reaper could never betray his president and friend, even if Grant’s the only one who sees him as Kai. He settles with quietly stalking Grant, until one night they bring him an injured club member.

One Wild Night
When Grant is nearly hurt, Kai can’t resist living in the moment, even if it’s bound to get him killed by King—or someone worse. The world doesn’t stop turning because he finally kissed Grant, but with any illegal motorcycle club, trouble comes along for the ride. When Grant is kidnapped, Kai would move heaven and hell to find him, and destroy the people who took him.

 

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07X55XZJX

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07X55XZJX

Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07X55XZJX


Right now I’m also working on the next book in the Kings of Men MC series, King’s Undertaker.

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I’m also working on a little gem with Meg that we’re tentatively calling King’s Stalker. I’m really excited about that one because I love writing “twisted bad guys.” It’s always a brain teaser to figure out how to write a morally ambiguous character and have them still be likable enough that as readers, we’re left rooting for them to get their happily ever after. We’re up to the task, though.

Last but not least, I’m still working on Jack’s Independent Omega in the Cherry Hollow series. At the moment, it looks like Meg will be releasing her next Cherry Hollow book before mine, Grayson’s Double Trouble. I worked on the first half of that book with her, but due to life, we decided she would finish it out on her own, and then we would focus on doing solo books in that series. It seems like things are going well, though, so even though we didn’t release a Cherry Hollow book in August, we’ll be back on track for September, October, and beyond.

On a personal note, we’ve had a hectic end of summer here at my place. Sugarplum’s fingers are almost completely healed from smashing them at work, though he’s still in therapy. The kids are back to school, but they’re out for Labor Day weekend at the moment, which means they’ll be home on Monday as well. Tomorrow we’re going to a local amusement park. We’re trying to get all the outside activities in that we can here in Erie because the long winter will be here before we know it. It’s not unusual for us to see the first snowfall of the year by the end of October and the last one mid May. We like snow, but it can be brutal, so… yeah. We make hay while the sun’s shining. I might be getting a few more books out this winter once it gets cold, though, so keep an eye out. I have a few small releases I’m working on at the moment that I’m excited about.

I hope all of my American friends have a happy Labor Day weekend, and everyone else has a good one as well! Happy reading!

 

 

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The Paranaturalist is Now in Kindle Unlimited

The Paranaturalist is now available in ✨Kindle Unlimited! ✨

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As a kid, Joseph Appleyard saw things hidden from others. Now he is The Paranaturalist, an investigator and cohost of a television show that seeks to prove the existence of the paranormal. Some think Joe is crazy, but they don’t realize he knows firsthand there’s more to the world than what most perceive. The trouble is, somewhere along the way, Joe lost his vision and it left his world flat and dull. One night an investigation goes horribly wrong, and a powerful ghostly manifestation sends Joe tumbling into a river. Spirit worker Owen Watson saves Joe’s life, and once they are back on dry land, whatever has been blocking Joe’s vision has been washed away.

When a haunting goes from annoying to dangerous, people turn to Owen Watson. He hates those infuriating hacks from TV, but when he pulls Joe from the river, his mind begins to change. Joe is scared and confused, and Owen realizes he might just be the real thing. Together, they work to understand the part of Joe that has been shut away for so long. But just as Joe is reacclimating to his abilities, his career as a paranormal investigator is in danger of being ripped away. Owen would gladly battle a bloodthirsty spirit for Joe, but he’s out of his element in the world of reality television.

*The Paranaturalist is a 172,000-word novel that was previously with a publishing house, but has never before been in Kindle Unlimited. Enjoy!

 

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07WFQNBR9

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07WFQNBR9

Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07WFQNBR9

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August Update from Ki-Land

So, what’s Ki Brightly working on in August?

That’s a great question. I feel a little all over the place this month, for a few reasons. One, Sugarplum is finally back to work after being off for almost a month because he smashed two fingers. His fingers still hurt, though they’re getting sensation back, so yay! Two, my kids are still out of school, but I’m getting them ready to go back at the end of the month, all while making a Herculean attempt to cram all the “fun summer activities” that we haven’t done yet into the next few weeks. Three, I’ve taken on a few editing jobs and I’m making my way through those while writing and doing all the other stuff.

It’s a life right now, for sure.

Here are some big shifts in the Ki-Land.


Cherry Valley series - JackFirst change: Meg and I have decided that we’re going to finish out the Cherry Hollow series as single author books due to writing schedule conflicts. It makes me sad, but we’re still going to be writing other books together. My next book in the Cherry Hollow series will be Jack’s Independent Omega, featuring Jack Ross, the local prosecutor, and Bradley Sinnot, a bubbly nurse, who used to work at the hospital in Hawthorne, but now works in Doctor Tanner’s office. We’ve met Brad a few times in the Cherry Hollow series, and he’s finally getting his own time to shine.

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Cherry Hollow will continue to grow in audio this month as well, with the release of Riley’s Forbidden Omega, so all you audiophiles stay tuned.

I have also contracted King’s Loved Omega for audio, and it should be finished sometime in September and be for sale in early October.

For anyone who is patiently waiting for Luke’s Stubborn Omega in audio, I’m afraid you’ll have to wait a while longer. Due to the fact that Luke has an Australian accent, I’m having a terrible time locating a narrator who is willing and able to do both an American and Australian accent, as needed by the book, since Scott Tanner is American. I’m sure we’ll figure it out soon, though.

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My other major projects this week revolve around a new motorcycle club series that Meg and I will be working on together, as well as planning out my holiday book for this year. I’m starting to finalize my plot and characterization for a book called The Undertaker, and it should be fantastic, if I do have to say so myself. Meet Mortimer Wilson, goes by Tim, or simply The Undertaker in the Kings of Men MC club.

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No hints about the story, yet, but here’s the cover for my book that will be dropping, most likely sometime in November. It will be an MPREG, full-length Christmas novel. I even bought some holiday scented candles so that I could get into the spirit while I write. Haha.

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Also on the nearby horizon, I’m planning to get The Paranaturalist back onto Amazon and into Kindle Unlimited. I thought about rewriting the second half of that book, but I didn’t. I may tinker a little with the very end because I always had slightly different plans for Scott, but we’ll see what I do about that. I know one thing, Scott (another Scott yes, but not Scott Tanner. This one was written before I ever started working with Meg.) is an asshole, and he needs to grow up. I think he’s finally going to get his book, but I’m not sure about that yet.


Last but not least, I’m considering working on dark romance series as Ki Brightly. Well, that’s a lie. I’m not considering it, I am going to do it. I have my first cover in the series, and it’s glorious. I’ll share the covers as I get farther along with them.

Shhhh…. this one isn’t finalized yet. When it is, I’ll probably be sharing book world construction ideas on here. This will be so pretty when it’s done and shined up.

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Things I haven’t forgotten about, but I’m not actively working on at the moment: The Incubus series, my promise to turn Comfort and Joy into a full-length novel for this holiday season (may become next holiday season at this point), and the Gem City Grit universe. I also have plans to participate in the Rainbow Advent again this year.

 


If you haven’t started your Cherry Hollow journey yet, get started with Law’s Stubborn Omega, book one in the Cherry Hollow series, which is now five books strong and growing.

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Law’s Stubborn Omega

Available in Kindle Unlimited.

Sheriff Trent Miller was happy with his perfect little life. Being a thirty-six-year-old omega with no partner or family suited him just fine, until it all changed. When he ran out of his heat-suppressant pills and his doctor refused to prescribe more, he had his first heat in years. Around the same time, a young alpha who drives him crazy started working as his partner.

Lawson Fisher hated Cherry Hollow. He only returned to his small hometown to help his papa when his dad was diagnosed with cancer. Working alongside Sheriff Miller was frustrating at the best of times, but when Trent went into heat, Lawson felt it was his duty to help him through it, like any good alpha. Besides, he couldn’t seem to keep his hands off Trent.

The more time Lawson spends with Trent, the more he realizes the omega isn’t as bad as he first thought. When they find out Trent’s pregnant, both their lives change. They need to decide the best thing to do for themselves and their baby, especially since not everyone in town is rooting for them to have a happily ever after.

 

 

 

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Happy Midsummer!

When I originally started writing this blog, I decided I didn’t want to get “too personal” on it for the fear that I would put people off my writing (aka HURT SALES), but I decided that about six years ago, back when I was young and naïve and didn’t really think about the fact that writing by its very nature invites people deep within your psyche.

So, there’s that. I thought I could write and write and pour things out from my heart and no one would ever connect those stories with “the real me” in quite the same way as a blog where I actually talk about my life in real terms.

I don’t always have a smart.

Anyway, I was raised by a staunch Protestant woman, a Methodist to be exact, to the age of twelve (which is significant to me in a lot of ways), and then basically turned out into the world. Around that same time that the woman who raised me deemed me to be an adult, I became Pagan and dedicated myself on a learning path. Alone, one dark gray morning, shivering in my underwear on a country hillside, surrounded by candles I donned the ferocious seriousness only the very young are capable of and made wild promises to myself and the universe to find something mysterious and strange in the lost frontiers of mysticism.

I had some very unformed and vague ideas about what that might mean then. After twenty-two years on the pagan path, I’m still not always quite sure what I’m doing, but I’m very happy here.

This is the long way around for me to say that I’m Pagan, and it’s Midsummer (the Summer Solstice), and this is a holiday for me. Pagans have a lot of holidays, though we don’t come anywhere near the mind boggling amount of holy days that institutions like, say, the Roman Catholic Church technically celebrate. And the number of holidays one celebrates depends on what brand of Pagan you are as well, but nearly all pagans agree that the Summer and Winter Solstices are holy days. For me personally, I celebrate the Wheel of the Year (4 high holidays and 4 lesser holidays), as well as the Esbats (full moons) and the new moons, which don’t have a special name, as far as I know. I just like the new moon as a “reset” time for my mental energy.

Today, I’m planning to celebrate the Summer Solstice, or Midsummer, by writing an astronomical amount of words, (I’m shooting for over 10k.) and then I’m going to go to the beach. After the sun sets, I’m planning to head downtown and see the fountain illuminated in rainbow lights for Pride. Our city has been surprisingly supportive given the general conservativeness of the area that surrounds it.

So, in summary, I’m your local friendly pagan/witchywoo writer, I’m LGBTQ and I love weaving wonderful stories for you to read.

 

What am I up to writing wise?

Right now, Meg and I are working on the next Cherry Hollow books and will be plotting another big project this weekend that I am out of my mind excited for.

 

Midsummer/The Summer Solstice is for Abundance and making Wishes that will be fulfilled through hard work, hopefully by Mabon (the Autumnal Equinox). So, start wishing and working, and we’ll get there together.

 

Happy reading, friends, and happy holidays, whichever ones you choose to celebrate! Life is about the choices we make, so pick wisely and cheerfully.

 

Ki


 

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Welcome to Cherry Hollow…. Home of the Cherry Festival!

 

Book 1 (1)

Book #1 in the Cherry Hollow Series

Sheriff Trent Miller was happy with his perfect little life. Being a thirty-six-year-old omega with no partner or family suited him just fine, until it all changed. When he ran out of his heat-suppressant pills and his doctor refused to prescribe more, he had his first heat in years. Around the same time, a young alpha who drives him crazy started working as his partner.

Lawson Fisher hated Cherry Hollow. He only returned to his small hometown to help his papa when his dad was diagnosed with cancer. Working alongside Sheriff Miller was frustrating at the best of times, but when Trent went into heat, Lawson felt it was his duty to help him through it, like any good alpha. Besides, he couldn’t seem to keep his hands off Trent.

The more time Lawson spends with Trent, the more he realizes the omega isn’t as bad as he first thought. When they find out Trent’s pregnant, both their lives change. They need to decide the best thing to do for themselves and their baby, especially since not everyone in town is rooting for them to have a happily ever after.

Purchase Linksblack and white cherry

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NL89YN2

 

Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07NL89YN2

 

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07NL89YN2

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What’s Ki Working On? 6/11/19

Hello readers and lurkers and all folks in between. Welcome!

I’m not up to anything especially new this week in my work. I’m continuing on with two previously started books (I’ve mentioned them, I think: Jack’s Independent Omega, which will be a heretofore determined number Cherry Hollow book that ties much more loosely into the others, but does exist firmly in Cherry Hollow with many familiar faces in the back and foreground. Also, I’m writing with my wonderful, marvelous co-writer Meg, King’s Loved Omega.)

I’m also doing some content editing for a client.

(The writer’s life is so glamorous. Haha.)

HOWEVER, Meg and I are getting ready to release Luke’s Omega Roommate, which is exciting! Hopefully, by the end of the weekend, we will be dropping the next book in the Cherry Hollow series.

Surprise!

We don’t have buy links yet, but the blurb is done, the cover is done, and the book itself is due back from the editor with final tweaks and then it’s off to formatting!


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Scott Tanner doesn’t panic about problems—he plans solutions—but when he finds himself knocked up with his alpha roommate’s baby, his life begins to spiral out of control. Scott decides all his efforts must go into maintaining the grades for his scholarship, rather than risk his future. He can’t keep the baby; adoption would be more responsible. He refuses to allow his emotions, or his omega instincts, to keep him from the successful life he envisions for himself.

Australian Luke Loughty takes a happy-go-lucky approach to life, and he always lands on top, which is exactly where he likes to be when it comes to Scott Tanner. When their friends with benefits arrangement results in an unexpected pregnancy, Luke is prepared to roll with the surprise and take on the new responsibility of being a parent, alongside a job, football practice, and school.

When the time comes, Scott forces himself to hand over his newborn baby to Luke and signs away his parental rights. He worries he isn’t doing the right thing for either one of them.

Scott might plot and outline every second of his life, but Luke has a plan of his own—a family plan.

This 53,000-word story is the fourth book in the Cherry Hollow series.

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The Adventures of Ki, the Intrepid Writer

(Thought that was more attention grabbing than yet another “What’s Ki Working on This Week?”)

Well, this week Luke’s Omega Rommate is with our editor! (*cheering in the background*) So, I’m waiting for that book to happen. Meg is diligently working on a book that sort of folds into the universe she created in Sinner’s Ransom (from what I understand) and hopefully I will be editing that book by the end of the weekend.

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Shhhh… This is a sneak peek at the cover. 

So, there’s a lot of editing going on. 

I’ve also started working on a book we’re calling Jack’s Independent Omega. Haha. I’m doing this one alone. I hope you’re all ready for it. The story line is slightly darker than what we usually have in Cherry Hollow, but I’m trying to stick to the overall tone established in the series so far. I guess I’m just nervous. I feel like it’s going to be good. 

So as far as Love Me Real goes… I haven’t touched it this week, but I’m telling myself that means when I go back to it that the story will all come together for me. I’m not sure why I’m struggling so much with it, except maybe that it’s bringing up some unpleasant things from my own past. “Bunny” and I share some early life history, though he admittedly had it worse than I did, as is the way of fictional characters everywhere.

I guess that’s about that. Memorial Day (U.S based here.) was a day off for me, so I got less done than usual, and I’m gearing up for figuring out how to deal with the summer school break. I’m the “parent at home” with the kids when that’s necessary, and I’m going to have eight glorious weeks of trying to fit my forty hours of work per week around their schedule. Should be interesting, if nothing else.

Any tips on how to survive this would be appreciated. I wasn’t working more than fifteen hours a week last summer. (That’s just how things shook out, not what I wanted, but I can’t let it happen again.)

I hope everyone is doing well! Happy reading!


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Welcome to Cherry Hollow…. Home of the Cherry Festival!

 

Book 1 (1)

Book #1 in the Cherry Hollow Series

Sheriff Trent Miller was happy with his perfect little life. Being a thirty-six-year-old omega with no partner or family suited him just fine, until it all changed. When he ran out of his heat-suppressant pills and his doctor refused to prescribe more, he had his first heat in years. Around the same time, a young alpha who drives him crazy started working as his partner.

Lawson Fisher hated Cherry Hollow. He only returned to his small hometown to help his papa when his dad was diagnosed with cancer. Working alongside Sheriff Miller was frustrating at the best of times, but when Trent went into heat, Lawson felt it was his duty to help him through it, like any good alpha. Besides, he couldn’t seem to keep his hands off Trent.

The more time Lawson spends with Trent, the more he realizes the omega isn’t as bad as he first thought. When they find out Trent’s pregnant, both their lives change. They need to decide the best thing to do for themselves and their baby, especially since not everyone in town is rooting for them to have a happily ever after.

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Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NL89YN2

 

Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07NL89YN2

 

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07NL89YN2

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What is Ki Working on This Week?

Hi all you readerly folks!

This week I’m working on a book for the Cherry Hollow Series that Meg and I are tentatively calling, Luke’s Omega Roomate. We’re at roughly 50 thousand words on the story, and if you’re not familiar with what that means, most romance genre novels are somewhere between 60-75 thousand words, so we’re almost done! We were hoping to get two books out in May for Cherry Hollow because we love writing the series so much, but, alas, it may not happen. Editing does take a little time. We’ll see. I’m also working on a short “missing scene” for Cherry Hollow that should be out on the Cherry Hollow website either this weekend or early next week. In the meantime, if you haven’t read the short stories there, here’s a link to the blog to catch up. They are primarily between the books snippets so far.

In other news, the audio for Brodie’s Million Dollar Omega should be going live sometime this week!

 

 

For those of you OH SO VERY PATIENTLY waiting for the next installment of the Love Me MMF mini-series: I have it mostly completed, but I’m waffling because it will mean releasing a story that is more or less a cliffhanger, and I’m thinking maybe I should wait until I have the next section done before I toss it out there. I’m not sure. I may just go for it and let people hate me. If even one person responds to just put it up, I may send it out to my editor early next week. So, YOU HAVE THE POWER, MY DEAR READERS. I’m just tired of staring at it and trying to decipher if it’s at the right spot to cut it up for this section of the story.

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I have other books in the planning stages, but these are the ones that I’m mostly working on this week. I hope everyone has a great weekend, eats lots of good food, does something they love, and takes care of themselves. (I am channeling my inner Bob Ross today.)

As always, thank you, and happy reading!

 

 

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