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The Missing Mallard (Or, “Duck, Macalley! Duck!”) – out now!

The time is here to unravel the mystery, as the feathers fly and the villains gather! “The Missing Mallard (Or, ‘Duck, Macalley! Duck!’)”, the new Peavley Manor novelette, is now available at Amazon and other e-book stores! Just 99 cents US/CA/AU! Check for links below the cut, or search your favorite store for “Missing Mallard”!

One would think that an auction of duck paraphernalia would not create that much excitement. Unfortunately for Alice Peavley and her valet Macalley, one of the items in the auction, a golden duck figurine, is attracting far too much attention…especially from a number of villains and scoundrels. Food fights, pixie sorceresses, mad scientists, adorable yet destructive automatons – can Alice and Macalley prevail, or has doom come to Darbyfield?

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Copper Cove: Coming September 26! Preorder now on Amazon!

My apologies for missing Sunday catchup this past weekend, but I think this should make up for it. Copper Cove is coming Tuesday, September 26…and preorders are now open at Amazon! Steampunk fantasy with romance, adventure and tea!

Copper Cove, city of marvels powered by magic and steam, is abuzz over the coming of the new rail line. Crafter Tabitha Miles would love to be on the first trip of the Velessan Express, but there’s work to be done. Staying awake past midnight to make ends meet, difficult clients, runaway automatons, guild enforcers…just another typical day for her.

Tabitha’s latest commission seems like another job at first…but then she meets newspaper reporter Sophie Haverford and falls into a web of conspiracy and murder. Can Tabitha unravel the mystery, prevent a disaster, and win Sophie’s heart in time for tea?

Copper Cove will also be available through Kobo, Barnes and Noble, iTunes and other places where ebooks are sold, and there will be a paperback edition! Keep checking back for updates, or follow me on Twitter or Facebook!
And after the cut, you can read an extended preview of Copper Cove! I hope you enjoy it!

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Skyblade’s Claim – out today!

It’s time to take to the skies again! Skyblade’s Claim, the second book in the Skyblade Saga series, is out today! Head to Amazon now to get your copy!

 (As a part of the Plundered Chronicles Kindle Worlds setting, Skyblade’s Claim (and Skyblade’s Gambit, the first book in the series) is only available at Amazon.com. If you’re not able to get a copy there, let me know; there is a workaround to get one to you. Also, note that this book is not recommended for younger readers, due to language and (ahem) adult situations.)

After the cut: Read Chapter One in its entirety! (Spoilers ahoy for Skyblade’s Gambit!)

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Skyblade’s Gambit: Sneak Preview!

Time to take to the skies to seek treasure, adventure and romance! Be among the first to read the opening scenes of Skyblade’s Gambit after the cut! And check back tomorrow for the official release! Continue reading

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The Crown Of Kylthena: Sneak Preview!

It’s been a long wait, but the sixth Monkey Queen book, The Crown Of Kylthena, is just days away from being published! To get you ready, here’s a sneak preview – Chapters One and Two of Michiko and Beth’s latest adventure! I hope you enjoy! Feel free to let me know what you think in the comments.

(Warning: As with all the Monkey Queen books, this preview contains spoilers for the previous books and for the series as a whole. If you haven’t read the earlier books, proceed at your own risk…)

(Or head to the “Where To Buy” page to find out where to get the earlier books and catch up first! When you’re ready, the preview is after the cut!) Continue reading

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Willow Wednesdays: Meet Alasdair Sterling! (post #400)

Welcome to Willow Wednesdays! Featuring art by Willow, the cover artist for the Monkey Queen series, with her kind permission! Read on after the cut for a special, do not miss installment! Continue reading

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Redblade: Chapters One and Two!

I’m skipping the Sunday catchup post this week; look for it next week when the Force will hopefully be with us. Instead, since Redblade, the fifth Monkey Queen book, should be going on sale sometime this week, I’m pleased to present the official preview, with Chapters One and Two, after the cut! Be advised that this is a long preview, over 10,000 words, and that it spoils the ending of A Tiding Of Magpies. I hope you enjoy this, and feel free to let me know what you think in the comments! Continue reading

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Redblade: An advance peek!

Happy Anniversary, Michiko and Beth! We’re wrapping up our Anniversary Week, our look back at the first year of the Monkey Queen, but we’re going to look forward today instead. After the cut, you’ll get to be among the first to read an excerpt of the upcoming fifth Monkey Queen book, Redblade! I still can’t give a firm publication date, but I think “Fall 2015” will work for now.

I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has done anything to inspire or support the Monkey Queen series so far. It’s a list that would be longer than this excerpt if I typed it all out! I am grateful to all of you, I am overjoyed that I get to share Michiko and Beth’s adventures with you, and I thank you all.

After the cut: The first part of Chapter Three of Redblade! Enjoy! Continue reading

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