The Warrior’s Seal Releases!

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This day has been a very long time coming!! Eighteen months ago, I signed my first contract with Bethany House Publishers (a division of Baker Publishing Group), and TODAY launches The Tox Files with a digital-only prequel novella, The Warrior’s Seal. This 33k-word introduction to Tox and his team is just enough to satisfy as a solid story, but also a little too little in order to whet your appetite for the upcoming Conspiracy of Silence (December 6, 2016). GET YOUR COPY NOW!!! 

Dead Reckoning is BACK!

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HOOAH!! It’s been a long journey, but I’m DELIGHTED to announce that DEAD RECKONING is, once again, for sale! BUY NOW!!!  Two years ago, the rights officially reverted to me from the previous publisher. Last year, I contacted the inimitable Kirk DouPonce of DogEared Design  to create a new cover for my debut title, and he truly outside himself!! I begged–asked Kirk to do this cover because he has done my last six covers and has really helped to refine/define my Rapid-Fire Fiction brand. Though the covers to my fantasy novels, Embers & Accelerant, are not on his site, he was the designer–as well for the Quiet Pros series and The Tox Files. Head over and check out his crazy-genius skills. …

Accelerant Cover Reveal + Pre-Order Special

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I’m sooooo excited to share with you the cover for Accelerant!!! HERE IT IS!!       BACK-COVER COPY: He’ll destroy the world. But first he has to save it. The Nine Kingdoms bleed. Leaderless, ravaged, the land awaits deliverance from Poired Dyrth’s devastating campaign. But what if one blight can only be cleansed by another? The promised Fierian is known by many names. Judge. Destroyer. Scourge. And now one other: Haegan, Prince of Seultrie. Once a cripple, now a gifted Accelerant, Haegan can no longer run from the truth. But neither can he be reconciled to it. He knows only one thing for certain: as the only able-bodied heir to the Fire Throne, he must return to the Nine …

Influencer Call!

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Well, Rapid-Fire Readers – You might remember that Operation Zulu: Redemption came out in digital format two years ago, and y’all told me you LOVED it!! And then we were all discouraged because there wasn’t going to be a print edition. BUT THEN!!! Then in January, I got the email that Zulu was finally going to print!!! What I didn’t expect was to get author copies for influencers. SO! That’s awesome for you!! Curiouser & Curiouser? Here’s the blurb for OZ:R – They never should’ve existed. Now they don’t.     Zulu, the first all-female special ops team, was set up to take a devastating fall. Fearing for their lives, Zulu members vanished with new identities. Isolated and haunted by their past, …

Printing Process – Trip to Bethany

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On May 17th, I had the extreme pleasure and honor of visiting my new publishing home, Bethany House Publishers, in Minneapolis. Putting faces to names and voices proved invaluable and wonderful. I knew from my experiences with BHP that there were a solid team, but after sales, marketing, and editorial meetings over the course of two days, I came away more convinced than ever that I made the right move. In fact, I wrote my agent, Steve Laube, while standing in the BHP foyer: “I love love love my Bethany family!” Bethany Press International, independently owned and just around the corner from BHP, is where the book printing is done–but not only for Bethany/Baker Publishing. Many of the publishers use BPI, …

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #30

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  Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all 33 stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 3 grand prizes! The hunt BEGINS with Stop #1 at Lisa Bergren’s site. The hunt is BEST VIEWED using Chrome or Firefox as your browser (not Explorer) It is open to INTERNATIONAL entrants. PRIZES include 3 sets of all 32 books, $500 in Amazon gift cards and many authors are offering additional prizes! There is NO RUSH to complete this hunt—you have ALL WEEKEND. So take your time, reading the unique posts along the way; our hope is that …

FALCON 2015 Reviewers’ Choice Award Nominee!

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OORAH!!! Got blown away a few moments ago when I learned FALCON is a 2015 RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award Nominee in the Inspirational Mystery/Suspense/Thriller category!! WOW! What an honor!! FALCON: Special Forces operator Salvatore “Falcon” Russo vowed to never again speak to or trust Lieutenant Cassandra Walker after a tragedy four years ago. But as Raptor closes in on the cyber terrorists responsible for killing two of their own, Sal must put his life—and the lives of his teammates—in her hands. Despite his anger, Cassie is ill-prepared for his resistance and the fallout when she must protect the one asset who can end the attacks. As allies become enemies and hostiles become unlikely partners, Raptor fights for its …

October New Releases

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More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance Her Christmas Hero by Lorraine Beatty — Gemma Butler has a grand vision to transform Dover, Mississippi’s fledgling Christmas celebrations and bring visitors to the town. It’s also the single mom’s last chance to provide for her son and revive her event planning business. But Gemma’s not the only one with something to prove. Linc Montgomery has the weight of the family business on his shoulders. And he’ll go down swinging before he’ll let anyone disrupt the traditions he holds dear. Yet when a storm threatens to destroy the holiday, he’ll join forces with the beautiful planner and discover she just might be …

Creative Days

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Well, thanks to my friend, Kristy Cambron, I’ve taken up verse-mapping, and thanks to many many creativists, I’ve started Bible Journaling. Here’s my newest picture from this Sunday’s message at Cornerstone Chapel.   Do you do Bible Journaling? I admit, it takes me a while to make these, but that’s a good thing–it helps me slow down, think about what our pastor or the Word is speaking to me. Our word is rush-rush-rush, so slowing down and contemplating is a good thing. 😀      

New Suspense Contract!!

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After doing the cover reveal for EMBERS, I’ve been asked a lot lately if I’ll be shifting my focus entirely to speculative novels. Hopefully with my website redesign you can tell that’s not the case. In fact, I can finally share some great news with you! In January, I signed a 3-book, 1-novella contract with Bethany House Publishers. I cannot express my gratitude enough to Dave Long, who championed this series through all the boards and believed in me and this series. It’s an honor to become a BHP author (total geek-out moment here). WOW! THE TOX FILES This new series, THE TOX FILES, is a paramilitary adventure with  lead hero, Cole “Tox” Russell. It’s sort of Indiana Jones meets Jason Bourne …