Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Final Wave Has Landed! BACKRUSH is Here!

Now Available on Amazon

The Mer-Nor Gang's final adventure has finally arrived! It's the conclusion I've been waiting to write for, oh, over a decade, now, I reckon. Writing BACKRUSH was probably the most emotionally exhausting, yet gratifying journey of the series. So much has happened over the course of ten years--I'm not sure what I would've done without The Merworld Water Wars. This world has been my home and the characters have always been, and will always be, my family.

The Mer-Nor Gang and I hope you will love its conclusion. 

Ride the Final Wave on Kindle (paperback coming soon): 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Cover Reveal for BACKRUSH, The Final Wave

A long time in the making, the cover of BACKRUSH is very special to me. From the sheer beauty of Marina, the sea, and the sky to the hidden fin and aged, battle-worn typography, I could not have asked for more to close the series. I hope you love it as much as I do. 

From the Mer-Nor Gang, here is the blurb for their final adventure: 

One Final, Crazy Wave

The stakes have never been greater for the Mer-Nor Gang, and for Marina Valentine, a single decision could destroy the Merworld or cost her the life of her soul mate.

With time running dangerously low, Marina and her friends must find a way to defeat Riparian, save Troy, dethrone King and Queen Zale…and take down Zale’s mysterious, powerful ally—an ally whose identity will not only stun the Siren Savior, but will expose one enormous secret she never saw coming.

With twists and turns abound, only friendship, hope, and love will give Marina and her friends a fighting chance against the vicious King and Queen Zale. It will take every ounce of faith and trust to forge ahead, for not everything—or everyone—is what it seems.

There is only one certainty for the Mer-Nor Gang as they prepare to go head-to-head with King Zarius Zale:  the final wave brings the biggest surprises yet.

Coming this December.

Stay tuned for teasers and release details...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

There's A Wave Coming...

In one week, the Mer-Nor Gang and I will reveal the cover and blurb for the Final Wave of the Merworld Water Wars series. 

After over a decade with my family of characters and living in their world, it's almost surreal that the last chapter in this series is complete. The characters and I have had some rather intense reactions: Polly's eyes went black, Meikle stirred the contents of her bag, Airi rocked back and forth on the edge of the couch, Jex flexed his wings, Ophelia went into cleaning mode, Camille baked, and Marina and I gagged. Good times. 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Final Wave Is Crashing Soon!

*waves* Hiya! Been a while, huh? I know, I know, it’s unforgivable...but maybe this will help: Wave Five, the final wave in The Merworld Water Wars series, is complete! And it is one long novel, let me tell you! Phew! 

Over a decade in the making, the final installment in this series had me on a seriously possessed emotional roller coaster—I cried and laughed…and cried and laughed some more.  Honestly, I was such a mess writing Wave Five, you’d think I’d lost the few marbles I have left. I know I’ve said it before, but these characters have been my family and there for me during some not so sunshine-y times; they’ve meant a great deal to my mom over the years with all she has had to deal with. They’re more than paper and ink, silly as that may sound.  

Anyway, I just wanted to give a quick update and let you know the Mer-Nor Gang will be returning very soon now! Details to follow about Wave Five, along with the cover reveal and blurb. 

Oh! And I haven't forgotten about introducing you to some wonderful fellow Indie authors! From the computer situation to the cruddy winter & spring, I just haven't been able to devote the kind of time these authors and their wonderful books deserve. But I'm getting there, slowly but surely! 

Lots of Love to You <3

Friday, December 4, 2015

The Christmas Season is Here & Long Overdue Anthology News!

It's Christmas! With the world the way it is today, it just feels like we need the magic of Christmas and miracles and joy more than ever. 'Tis the season of tree-trimming (which was done before Thanksgiving...yeah, I know. I can't help it), decorating (yep, also done before Turkey Day), Christmas carols (been singing them since Halloween), Christmas movies (bet you can guess how long I've been watching these), present hunting (in total elf mode), present wrapping (starting soon), cookie eating (on it), and just an endless amount of wonder, whimsy, family, friends, love, and jolliness. Even though I've tried in the past to temper the Obsessive Christmas Disorder, it's pretty much impossible to hide my elf self. Mom says I should work for Santa. Maybe someday...

Computer: Well, I'm still relying on borrowing a computer  (although, hopefully, I will soon be able to borrow one a bit more often). Mine is still acting ridiculous. I just have to kind of tiptoe through my computer's drama until I can get a new computer.

Anthology News: I'm embarrassingly behind on blogging about another amazing anthology I was fortunate enough to be a part of with a truly wonderful group of authors.

Spectral Tales: A Ghost Story Anthology. From Amazon: Whether they are spirits of the departed or figments of an overactive imagination, ghosts are a staple in fiction. Storytellers have portrayed ghosts as scary, friendly, or annoying across many genres. Now, eight authors offer their own interpretations of ghosts through a collection of short stories that will appeal to fans of horror, fantasy, or young adult fiction.

Here are the stories and storytellers featured in this year's anthology:

“Deathwatch” by Katie French

“Tides” by Sarah Dalton

“Shadowspirit” by M.A. George

“The Little Girl” by Jamie Campbell

“The Ghost Below” by Ariele Sieling

“Slave Runner” by H.S. Stone

“Farewell Ohana (A Ghostly Mini-Wave)” by Sutton Shields

“Ghost Girl” by Susan Fodor

For my part, I decided to reveal a little backstory on Maile, Gus, and Gully from The Merworld Water series. Here's the blurb for my crazy little short story: Farewell Ohana (A Ghostly Mini-Wave): Maile Lahela is under attack by someone in the Kauai Camp for the Curiously Creepy. When she awakens one morning unable to see, her peculiar, yet loyal friends decide it’s time to escape the institution—something that’s never been done. But before they can leave, Maile has a mission of her own…one that could cost them their lives. 

Farewell Ohana is a short, fun-filled, emotional prequel to the events occurring in Overfalls, Wave Two of The Merworld Water Wars series by Sutton Shields.

You can pick up a copy of fun, scary, & emotional goodness here (Psst: It's FREE!)

I should have some Wave Five updates & spin-off updates very soon! In the meantime, maybe put on a Santa hat and get your jolly on! :) Happy Holidays!!! 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Roping the Roundup: Merworld Men, Wave Five, & Computer Woes

Computer Woes. Well, my computer has turned into a massive drama queen. Her ‘attitude’ started over the summer. Initially, I wrote it off as computer PMS, but, alas, her bitchiness just raged on. Thanks to the saga-coaster my computer strapped me into, I’m limited with my time online. Fortunately, I’m able to borrow a computer on weekends, just in time for game day—I need to vent my LSU crazy on Twitter…it’s therapeutic. ;)

With all my claims of technology idiocy, you probably know by now that my brain doesn’t exactly skew to the techie side (oh, how I wish it did). Frankly, it makes me uncomfortable. As a result, I haven’t brought myself to try the whole phone-to-tweet or phone-to-email thing. To me, that’s beyond my scope of comprehension. Maybe I’ll try eventually…one day…possibly.

The whole thing kinda sucks because I love my little drama-happy computer! You get to know your computer, and it gets to know you, you know? The one I’m borrowing is an uber-sensitive jerk and clearly doesn’t ‘get’ me. So, there’s that. 

Wave Five, the final book. Is the computer drama affecting Wave Five? To some extent, yes. I’m doing a lot of handwriting, which is a bit slower. BUT I’m still on schedule for a summer 2016 release. I will definitely keep you updated.

Wave Five hints. I can tell you that the final wave in The Merworld Water Wars series is shaping up to be one wild, emotional ride. Huge secrets will finally be revealed. Think I’ll leave it at that for now. ;)

Spin-off series: The first book in the spin-off series featuring the plane full of characters you met in DOWNDRIFT begins the editing process next week! The new series will consist of 3 books full of wacky, crazy fun. 

Men of The Merworld Water Wars. Speaking of merps and an impending water war, the men of the Merworld recently dropped by Bookish to answer a few fun questions for Tiffany! Some replies were sweet, some sexy, some severe, and some were downright saucy.

Due to my computer issues, I’m behind in posting this, but if you have a minute for some hot supernatural men, stop on over for the naughty Q &A session with Troy, Jex, Trey, Kyle, and Doctor Tenly! 

Lots more updates to come! Many Mer-Hugs~

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Somewhere South of Sane Anthology is HERE!

Okay, really quick update before we get to new anthology news: I'm in the middle of all sorts of computer drama (more to come on this, along with an update on Wave Five). Please forgive any delays in e-mails, messages, and/or comments on here, FB, and/or Twitter. I don't use my phone for things like that... I know, I know, I'm pathetic.  

***** Now for the exciting news...just in time for Halloween...

The island of False Key is back with a whole new set of stories featuring more magic, grittiness, danger, fun, sexiness, and all things, well, not-quite-normal.

I’m so incredibly excited for you to read this one! The stories are epic, and we have an extra treat for you this time: Illustrations! One of our authors, Corina Pelloni, brought elements of each of our stories to life through illustration, and the results are stunning. They add so much magic to an already magical island.

As for my typically wacky contribution… Over It follows the events of my equally crazy short stories, Oversplash and Overbite-Me, from the first volume of False Key happenings, Somewhere South of Normal. In one final showdown, Jex, Ash, Moraine, and Cole race against the clock to resurrect an island landmark before a group of sketchy False Key politicos make them pay…with their lives. Did I mention Jex and Ash share a moment? Things are about to get complicated…

Somewhere South of Sane, More Stories from False Key is now available on Amazon:  

And if you haven’t yet visited False Key, plan your trip by grabbing a copy of the first volume, Somewhere South of Normal