Rein stopped this time, fairly certain he’d actually heard his name called—that he wasn’t just imagining it.


There it was again. He turned and saw a lone figure running toward him from the direction of the Door. This Doorway had an ancient and dry feel to it—stone pillars seemingly on the verge of collapse, leaning precariously on each other. Rein had dared to touch them, half-expecting them to topple over from the pressure of his hand. But they were solid—much more solid that sight would have given them credit for.

The man shouted again. It can’t be. Rein prayed it wasn’t. But he could see now, as the man approached him, shouting, that it was. His voice was loud enough to raise the gods.

Rein sprinted to him, inwardly willing the man to hush, but to no avail. The shouting continued.

“Rein! Rein!”

•••   •••   •••

I hope your day is fantastic and lovely!


p.s. Hush.


COVER REVEAL: The Darkening

The Darkening releases on February 28! I’m so, so, so, so, so, so, SO excited. This book was a beast to finish, and I’m so happy to be so close to finally sharing it with you!

Below is a blurb and the cover. Enjoy!


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The Darkening (Book Two of the Shrilugh Saga)

As Aydan Fulbert settles into her new life in a new world, she realizes a few things. She’s healing from losing her best friend. She’s coming to terms with her new home. And she’s lonely.

Rein Torvald’s return from his long absence helps alleviate her loneliness, but a darkness comes with him. Unsettling news about her father and the Sovereign has the potential to make her a fugitive all over again – from his world and hers.

Will Aydan allow her heart to be taken places she’s never been brave enough to go? Or will the threat of danger – of the Sovereign’s rage, and her father’s vengeful grudge, send her running?


If you’re chomping at the bit to have a sneak-peek of The Darkening, check out this post – it’s a little snippet of what’s coming. And I thought I’d share another excerpt next week, but I want your input on what you’d like to read. Would you like something from Rein’s point of view, or Aydan’s? Vote below!

And, like always, if you’re looking for some visuals on The Darkening, my Pinterest boards are there to feed your appetite! Click here.

Thanks for popping in today! Big love,


Countdown to SHRILUGH: 2


Two Days Until SHRILUGH!

Like yesterday’s post, I’m giving you another little snippet from the book. This one’s from Part Two and – you guessed it – has the word ‘two’ in it. It’s told from the perspective of Rein Torvald, a Stranger in our world.


She stood in the doorway, face aghast as she clutched a shirt around her so tightly her knuckles were white; dark hair hung loosely around her shoulders; porcelain legs contrasted with the darkness of the hall behind her.  But what took the Stranger most by surprise, what stopped his breathing, and made the pain disappear for one miracle of a second, were her eyes.  Her eyes pierced his, sending a jolt of electricity through him, not unlike Isaac’s blows, but without the pain.

In that moment, the Stranger’s world shifted.  Those two eyes – one green, one silver – brought back out of the recesses of his memory the words of his mother, uttered years and years ago.  In that moment, Rein Torvald, the Stranger tied to the chair, knew two things that just a few moments ago he would have scoffed at as impossible, were absolutely certain.

Æydan Csitrali, this woman who was barely more than a child, had unknowingly robbed him of his heart.  And she would, he felt in the depths of his soul, be the death of him.


Holy cow, you guys. TWO DAYS. It’s coming, fast.

Feel free to do any of the following (because I’m doing all of them):

Do a little happy jig. Clutch your stomach because your butterflies are seriously out of control. Text your bestie (in my case, it’s the Hubster) and tell him he needs to stop what he’s doing and hold your hand because you’re too excited to breathe.

Or, you can choose more productive activities, and:

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