Wednesday, May 26, 2021



Summer's going to be so sweet. SUNCATCHERS AND SHERBET is now available for pre-order! Click the link to get your copy, or hurry and read the ARC for FREE while supplies last!


The biggest risk is love.

Free-spirited Gemma Stone likes a risk. She bought her house on a whim and built a stained glass business from scratch. But loving again after last year’s romantic nosedive? That might be one risk too many.

Lee Thatcher used to take chances until a motorcycle accident convinced him to play it safe. His perfect life is all wrapped up...except for the girl he had to let go. He can’t stop thinking about Gemma even though his family business needs him to stay on solid ground.

When Lee uncovers details about Gemma’s new client, his gut warns him the guy is bad news. The man is charming his way into Gemma’s life, and it looks like her finances are next. After the way Lee and Gemma broke up, he’s sure she’ll never believe him. To bring her the proof, he’ll need to take the biggest risk of all: his heart.



Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Going, Going ... (ARC for SUNCATCHERS AND SHERBET now available!)



I hope you love summer books and free reads, because SUNCATCHERS AND SHERBET is available as a FREE Advanced Reader Copy! All you need to do is review the book on Amazon and at least one other outlet when reviews are possible. (Goodreads reviewers can review it now!)

 Download your free copy of SUNCATCHERS AND SHERBET here:

 Hurry, quantities are limited. Happy Reading!

Thursday, April 01, 2021

Cover Reveal: FREAK FRAT!

Cover Reveal!

Cover reveal day is the best day for an author. It's the day when you have visual proof that your hard work is going to be made into a real, honest-to-goodness book, and today is extra special. Today is the cover reveal of FREAK FRAT, my first full-length indie novel! FREAK FRAT is a forthcoming new adult urban fantasy. It's not only a new genre for me, but a whole new publishing format, straight from me to you. If you like quirky, funny, fish-out-of-water stories featuring an ensemble cast and a big dose of supernatural shenanigans, FREAK FRAT will be your new favorite read.


It’s hard getting a life when you’re dead.

Freshman Year Checklist:

  • Find the bit-and-run girl who turned me into a vampire
  • Join supernatural beings support group
  • Call Dad
  • Cram for midterms
  • Find out who’s trying to kill me

Joe Dietrich has a lot on his plate: college classes, a lonely divorced dad, and a weirdo gamer roommate. Oh, yeah, and that vampire thing. If only he didn’t have a supernatural hit squad after him...or a frenemy who’d rather take his head off than teach him to be a Supernat. If Joe can survive all that, final exams ought to be a piece of cake.

Good thing he hasn’t tried asking that Grim Reaper girl out on a date.

Want to Know More?

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Friday, March 26, 2021

Happy Earth Day! Celebrate with a month-long sale on EARTH!

Earth Day is coming up fast (April 22nd), and it's one of my favorite days of the year. It's the day we all try to be a little nicer to our planet. To celebrate, I'm giving you a gift: the eBook of EARTH is on sale starting today, March 26th, and running all through April! Now until April 30th, you can get the eBook of EARTH at the bargain price of .99 cents! Meet the Elementals, and get a dose of adventure on your eReader!


How do you save a man's ranch when he won't tell you he's the reason it's failing?

Once a powerful Earth Elemental with the gift of making anything grow, Kincade Murphy is about to lose his failing ranch. If he can't recall his shattered power and restore his land, he and his foster siblings will be forced to leave their cherished sanctuary. He needs help, but getting it means risking discovery of his powers.

A fledgling plant biologist, Allyson Hamilton is determined to prove herself at her high-stakes university job. But when she takes on a research project at Kincade's ranch, she finds its secretive owner too captivating to ignore.

Cade has little reason to believe Ally can help him, but then she triggers tantalizing flashes of his sleeping gift. It's a balancing act between guilty deceit and heady desire, until they uncover a plot to force him off his land. Now he must risk it all to protect matter how hard she is to resist.

Learn more about EARTH here:

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Thursday, March 11, 2021


Book Contract News!

The contract is signed, sealed and delivered, so I can now share the exciting news: my next book, SUNCATCHERS AND SHERBET, will be coming soon! SUNCATCHERS AND SHERBET is a companion novella to THE FUDGE RIPPLE EFFECT, featuring a hero and heroine who were supporting characters in that book.


Free-spirited Gemma Stone likes a dare. She bought her house on a whim and built a stained glass business from scratch. But love? After last year’s romantic nosedive, that might be one dare too much.

Lee Thatcher used to take chances, but a motorcycle accident convinced him to play it safe. He has the perfect life all wrapped up...except for the girl he had to let go. He can’t stop thinking about Gemma, even if his family business needs him to stay on solid ground.

When Lee learns of Gemma’s new account, his gut warns him the owner is bad news. The man is charming his way into Gemma’s life, and it looks like her finances are next. After their breakup, Lee’s sure Gemma will never believe him. To bring her the proof, he’ll need to take the biggest risk of all: his heart.

Stay Tuned!

Can't wait for SUNCATCHERS AND SHERBET? Get to know Jax and Sawyer in its companion novella, THE FUDGE RIPPLE EFFECT, available right now in eBook and print!

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Friday, February 26, 2021

Back in the Saddle

After the upheaval of 2020, even a little bit of "normal" is a very welcome thing. I was watching a TV show just this morning where two of the characters were simply having coffee at a diner. I didn't even realize how much I miss that: the simple act of going out for a meal. It's something I simply took for granted, pre-COVID. Now, it's one of many things "on hold" in this new dynamic.

Fortunately, life and time do not stop even for a pandemic. One of the blessings of living in this new era is that things must change. We will find an end to this worldwide quarantine, and life will continue. We will get back to having dinner out with friends and family.  Flowers still grow.  Gardens can still be planted.  The beach is still there, waiting for us.

One surprising thing that has carried me through this enforced "quiet" is writing.  The first quarter of the pandemic was financially my best ever as far as my writing was concerned.  It helped enormously when we experienced the emergency of my son going into the hospital, and I can never be grateful enough to the readers who helped me support my family in that way.

Since things closed down, I've also had much more time to write.  For a while, I didn't want to.  It was hard to get into the groove when the entire world was scared and suffering, but eventually, my muse convinced me I needed that therapeutic release from the world's woes.  Art is good for the soul.  In fact, it's necessary.

And it worked.

I submitted a new novella to my publisher.  I'm back to writing in a book that had been frustrating me for ages.  I'm getting new ideas.  Maybe, just maybe, my muse knew what she was doing, and that I had needed this enforced rest to refill the well.  It's good to be getting back to normal, with the promise of more normalcy to come.

In the meantime, I can still get a coffee.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Guest Blogger: J.C. McKenzie!


Happy New Year, readers! Today, I welcome international bestselling author J.C. McKenzie, who joins us to talk about her new urban fantasy novel, CONSPIRACY OF RAVENS. Let's dive right in!
1) How did you get started writing?
I've been interested in writing stories from a young age. My mom (also an author) encouraged me to write. The first "book" I wrote was in grade 7 and it detailed what happened *after* the happily ever after in Snow White's story. I used to imagine fantasy worlds and designed maps in high school, but it would take awhile for me to complete my first novel. This happened when I returned to Canada from living abroad for a few years and found myself in that awkward “I’m broke and have no job” stage of life. Like any other time I faced anxiety-inducing events, I turned to reading for an affordable escape from reality and stress relief. After binging on several fantasy series, I started having strange dreams and the urge to write them down. I hadn’t had this feeling since high school, which I ignored at the time, because I was too busy withering in self-doubt like pretty much every other teenager on the face of this Earth. This time, the push was more forceful. I wanted to write a story of a fictitious woman who wasn’t me, nor meant to be a fantastical version of me in any way. I viewed the characters like a spectator and the dreams of the woman’s life and journey were so vivid and real, I HAD to write them down. And since I had no job, I had the time! This woman’s story ended up being the first manuscript I ever completed. I called it “Earthen.” The manuscript was 80,000 words, 300 pages, and a hot, hot mess. It collected proverbial dust on my hard drive but I went on to write other stories.
2) What interests or excites you most about your genre(s)?
I love escapism, especially right now. I think that's what makes fantasy and all its subgenres appeal to me so much--the ability to escape in a fictitious world.
3) Who or what is your favorite inspiration when writing?
My mom, Jo-Ann Carson, is one of my biggest inspirations, along with Patricia Briggs, Ilona Andrews and Faith Hunter to name a few. When writing, I actually try to *not* think about other writers. I have a bad case of imposter syndrome, and if I thought of all the authors I admire and how well they craft stories, I wouldn't get a single word down!

4) Tell me about your latest book or work in progress.
Conspiracy of Ravens is best described as a dystopic urban romantasy, which is an urban fantasy with strong romantic and dystopic elements. Set in Vancouver after a "faepocalypse", the main character, Raven, is faced with tough decisions to save her brother.

Here's the blurb:

Raven Crawford knows better than to venture into the seductive world of the dark fae or agree to any of their salacious promises. She plans to pay off her debts so she can get on with her life and stay far away from the denizens of the Underworld.
Unfortunately, her numbskull twin steals from the most tempting and lethal fae of them all. Now, Raven must help the Lord of Shadows get back what her idiot brother stole. Her only weapons? Just a little ingenuity and a whole lot of snark. It’s suicide for sure, but she’ll do anything to protect her twin. 

5) Please share with us the first paragraph of your latest work.
The bell above the entrance door chimed and Raven’s impending doom walked into Dan’s Diner. She froze with a coffee carafe in one hand and an empty mug in the other.

Buy CONSPIRACY OF RAVENS for a limited-time price of $0.99, now through February 5th, at:
About J.C. McKenzie:


J. C. McKenzie is a book-loving, gumboot-wearing, unapologetic science geek. She predominantly writes urban fantasy and post-apocalyptic dystopian fantasy with strong romantic elements. When she’s not spinning tales, she’s in the classroom sharing her passion for science and mathematics while secretly warping the young impressionable minds of our future to carry out her evil plans for world domination. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family.