VISIT Israel with Elizabeth Olmedo and Tox…

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TOMORROW – THIRST OF STEEL RELEASES!!! But today I have a special feature for you. . . YOU GUYS! Have I got something amazing to share with you!! A Rapid-Fire Fiction Task Force Member, Elizabeth Olmedo is LIVING in Israel right now. And she managed to get to the Old City and take a video of Mamilla Mall featured in CROWN OF SOULS where Haven and Tox have an encounter. Seriously–you have to check out her video. Hop on over to her blog, because she’s also hosting a GIVEAWAY of–GET THIS–the ENTIRE TOX FILES SERIES!! https://elisnovelreviews.wordpress.com/2018/07/30/character-spotlight-giveaway-ronie-kendigs-ram-khalon/

Officially Official – The Droseran Saga

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So. Ever have one of those books (series) that it’s the HEART of your HEART?! The one story that if you never published anything EVER again, you’d be perfectly content? Well, that is what The Droseran Saga is to me. And I’m thrilled-over-the-moon-squealing-Snoopy-dancing excited to announce–IT’S OFFICIAL!!! I have signed a 3-book contract with Enclave Publishing (A Gilead Imprint) for my science fiction (space opera) series, The Droseran Saga. Fall 2019 will bring the release of Brand of Light (Book 1). Originally, I wrote the first book in 2005–more than 90,000 words in 28 days. By and large, the story was intact, though I have learned a thing or two (or a hundred) about character arcs, storyworld building, etc., in …

Happy July 4th!!

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  I share this version of our national anthem (below) every 4th. Typically, I don’t like covers of our national anthem, but this one . . . well, it just RAWKS! To me, Madison Rising NAILED the spirit of the anthem and our country with this driving rendition. As a writer of military fiction, I think it mirrors the rawness of the fight for independence and freedom. Their addition of “It’s our future to save…” seems especially relevant today. Do you have a favorite version?    

INSPY Mystery/Thriller Shortlist Giveaway!

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What do you get when you put the INSPY Shortlist Mystery and Thriller authors together? A great giveaway! We’re all writers, but we’re also friends. That means we want to share our joy at being shortlisted with you. My friends and I have banded together to give away a grand prize of one of each of our books, and five runner up prizes. You guessed it–each runner-up will receive ONE copy of the shortlist titles. (Sorry – U.S. Entries only — we truly wish international shipping was cheaper!) You don’t have to buy anything to win. Instead, simply use the form below to enter. Good luck! And if you’re looking for a book to read, I highly recommend these! a …

Wolfsbane is Back!

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Hooah!! Thrilled to share with you that Wolfsbane has survived the intense and expansive editing and updating to get this story up to speed with my more recent novels. Admittedly, I was a little shocked–I  found several mistakes, plot holes, logic jumps, too-quick transitions, etc., so I worked some finesse on them and sent them off to the amazing Rel Mollet. When the novel came back from the formatter, we were stunned to discover it was 100 pages longer than the 2012 edition, which won the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction. A Rapid-Fire Rewrite of the 2012 Christy Award Winner–Expanded & Updated with 100 new pages! Army demolitions expert Danielle Roark narrowly escaped a brutal guerrilla general. Months …

Crown of Souls WINS RT Reviewers’ Choice Award

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HOOAH!! TOX DOES IT AGAIN!! CROWN OF SOULS 2017 RT Reviewers’ Choice Award WINNER Best Inspirational Thriller!   I’m so thankful to RT Book Reviews and their hardworking, dedicated reviewers!! What an amazing organization of volunteers. You can see the full list here: https://www.rtbookreviews.com/blog/140898/announcing-2017-rt-reviewers-choice-and-career-achievement-awards-winners    

What’s Next for Rapid-Fire Fiction? A Leif in the wind…

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Whoa. *cough*sneeze* It sure is dusty up in here. I am officially mortified that I haven’t made a post since . . . forever. Granted, we moved from a 4,000SF home in Northern Virginia to a nearly 90-year-old 1700 SF home in New Jersey in the last month, so I’ve been a little busy (okay, crazy-busy). For those following me on Facebook and Instagram, you will remember that last summer, I signed another contract with Bethany House Publishers for a new series . . . and I cruelly withheld the details. But guess what? The wait is over (well, mostly . . . somewhat). I can promise one thing: no more wandering despair because the Tox Files only has one …

Join the Legacies of the Crown Hunt!

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Hello, Rapid-Fire Reader/Hunters! You have officially entered the dangerous territory of the hunt for the legacies of the crown. Be sure to move swiftly through the clues and sites (there are three others) and avoid Alec and his team. At each site, note WHOSE SITE you’re at and WHAT LEGACY (gem) they’re protecting. Retrieve the clues and RTB (return to base), then comment below with the appropriate information. AT STAKE: Lapis Lazuli bronze cuff Jasper Ring Onyx keychain Carnelian amulet   FOUR WINNERS will be randomly chosen to receive a legacy and a signed copy of CROWN OF SOULS. (U.S. Addresses Only) YOU MUST comment to enter the legacy giveaway, but you can earn extra entries by completing the Rafflecopter …

THIRST OF STEEL cover!!

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I am beyond thrilled to share with you loyal Rapid-Fire Fiction Readers this amazing cover for the THIRST OF STEEL, book 3 in The Tox Files! And don’t forget the giveaway widget below the image!! What’s that you say? Most of the image below is blacked out? Well, Wraith would never expose their location before the time was right. So stay tuned…this block will fill over the day as the cover is revealed on INSTAGRAM. And guess what? You can PRE-ORDER THIRST OF STEEL right now, so you don’t  miss this explosive conclusion to The Tox Files! THIRST OF STEEL BLURB: Dismantled centuries ago, the sword of Goliath is still rumored to thirst for its enemies’ blood. Cole “Tox” Russell …

Hooah!! More to come…

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Hooah, Rapid-Fire Readers! I’m thrilled to announce that I have signed a multi-book contract with Bethany House Publishers for a new series. I’ll share more details later, but wanted to promise that you haven’t heard the last of me yet! 😀 (and yes…I was very tired in this picture–hadn’t slept well in days, then traveled . . .)