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“Forsworn” a Quarter-Finalist in the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest!

Crazy great news! My post-apocalyptic novel, Forsworn, made it into the quarter-finals of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest, which is wildly competitive and one of the most high profile fiction contests out there. It is now in the top 500 of 10,000 amazing new stories, and if I can make it to the top 5, I win a publishing contract! Even better news…You can read it! The general public is allowed to review the excerpts of each contest entry and your reviews count toward my final score. So go enjoy the first chapter, and leave a review to let me know how you liked the start, and to help bump me just a little closer to the top for the next elimination round! Forsworn is set in a post-apocalyptic version of the American west, with a badass female assassin as...
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My New Book is Out!

What if vampires could taste your true nature in your blood? Would it bring you peace or sorrow, to know the truth? Could it help Elena to choose which Salvatore she loves without destroying them both? This short story starts with Damon and Elena sharing blood in the bathroom of the Grill in 04×02 Memorial. After that, everything changes as Elena tastes the blood of both Salvatores and faces some hard choices about herself and the boys she thought she knew so well. Sensual and bitter, this story will overtake you. Whew! I’m excited about this one! Not only is this my favorite book cover all of my books (Alfred DeVarona, you just keep outdoing yourself!) but this is hands-down my favorite vampire short story that I’ve ever written. Deep, tortured friendships, tumultuous romance and SEXY SEXY bloodshares? All in...
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I was featured in an article!

Below is a link to a very interesting article in the online magazine, Main Street, that deals with the recently opened Kindle Worlds program. The author interviewed several fanfiction writers that published through the program, including myself and my critique partner, CL Marlene. Check it out for a peek at what fanfiction authors think about publishing for free vs. for royalties!   http://www.mainstreet.com/article/small-business/making-money-writing-fan-fiction-really-really?page=10