2016 Plans

Kenna

After taking the month of December mostly off, I still thought about my upcoming books, I’m ready to tackle the 3 full length novels I’m writing this year.

For the Arcane Court fans, FANGED DECEPTION will be out in October (as is normal for Cim & Wretch), CONTESSA”s second novel will be out late this summer, and Kenna – the elf in the attached character graphic [by the amazing Syneca​] is getting her first novel completed.

I’ve sketched plots for Cim & Wretch through 2020 and Kenna’s first 3 novels.

In the true spirit of never resting on my laurels, Kenna will be submitted to a couple of traditional publishers this coming fall. The other two are published through Dark Fantasy Press​ – which I own.

Contessa Goodreads Giveaway

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Contessa by Graylin Fox

Contessa

by Graylin Fox

Giveaway ends September 16, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

**AUTOGRAPHED PAPERBACK**

My cabin sits near a portal to the Otherworld. The Dark Fae are sending ogres to kill any humans who survived the plague they unleashed a year ago. First a baby dragon, then a goblin, show up looking for me. That’s when the fairy I’d known for a year decides to tell me I’m an elf and my high school boyfriend runs the Dark Fae. I went from human with a bad breakup to a fairy tale creature that was still in love with a killer in three days. A trip through the Otherworld portal shows me my birthplace and dangles the promise of a happy ending I thought was gone. Confronted with true evil, I have to learn my ice magic while fighting for my life. With rekindled love and a new family to protect, I’ll have to battle a psychotic elf with lightning power. One bolt and I’ll disintegrate. One of us won’t survive.

Two Releases coming 9/15

This month both Apple Cinnamon Swirl: A Candy Man Delivery Story and Contessa: Princess of the Summer Fae release on the 15th.

Contessa is already up for pre-order:

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My cabin sits near a portal to the Otherworld. The Dark Fae are sending ogres to kill any humans who survived the plague they unleashed a year ago.  First a baby dragon, then a goblin, show up looking for me. That’s when the fairy I’d known for a year decides to tell me I’m an elf and my high school boyfriend runs the Dark Fae. I went from human with a bad breakup to a fairy tale creature that was still in love with a killer in three days.

A trip through the Otherworld portal shows me my birthplace and dangles the promise of a happy ending I thought was gone. Confronted with true evil, I have to learn my ice magic while fighting for my life. With rekindled love and a new family to protect, I’ll have to battle a psychotic elf with lightning power. One bolt and I’ll disintegrate. One of us won’t survive.

Apple Cinnamon Swirl will be appearing in your favorite eBook store next week.

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Abby grew up in a military family, her father and grandfather served, so when the time came she enlisted without reservation. Then, her back was broken in an IED attack. Her Humvee was thrown sideways, killing her friends and leaving her to learn to walk again.

Repairing her body took months, her limbs regained their flexibility through yoga. What did she have to offer, now?  Abby gave everything to her job, being sent home at the end of the day to an empty house reminded her of lost friends. Trixie wagged her tail making her laugh, but it wasn’t the same. Then Viviana showed up at her house to tell her she’d been chosen. Her sister put in the request to help her ease the loneliness.

Galen watched Abby before he inhabited the body of the statue to learn about the woman he will love throughout her life. He sees a tough warrior in need of unquestioning devotion who will resist him. His admiration for her sacrifices opens a doorway to her pain making her push him away. Galen didn’t take this assignment lightly, he’ll wait until she offers her heart to him, no matter how long it takes.

I hope you love these stories as much as I do. 🙂 Buy Links for Contessa are available on the book page (Link above on the bar) – I’ll add the Apple Cinnamon Swirl links as they go live next week.

Graylin

2013 Wrap Up

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Thank you to all the wonderful readers, authors, and bloggers I’ve met and worked with this year. It’s an amazing journey.

This year SMOLDER came out in May.  It’s a Romantic Suspense Novel. There’s just as much suspense as romance, so if you like a good scary ride.. it’s in there. The week before it’s release, I was in St. Louis Missouri for the Romantic Times Booklovers convention while my Uncle was dying of heart failure, with my father by his side, in Chicago.

I released DEATH DEALER in October under a new pen name – Rane Sjodin. It’s a Paranormal Urban Fantasy Action/Adventure book that starts a new series for me. There will be offshoot books set in the same world, as well.

Due to moving to a different state and having to restart all of my business, I wasn’t able to accomplish as much as I wanted. For starters, Tessa’s (Summer Fae) book is not coming out this year. However, I am working with an editor at one of my publishers to polish the entire series into a single book that will release next year.

1417532_10152111149777154_572216081_oAlso, I have a short story coming out soon as part of a group, it’s a HOT erotic romance and will be the first of six such stories I’ll release next year.

 

 

 

There’s another book, one with Gina, my bounty hunting werewolf, who likes sex as much as killing, in process to be released next year as well. This is also with an editor at a publishing house.

So, the count is up to 6 short stories in a themed series, and three novels, including the second Arcane Court (Rane Sjodin) book, for 2015.

I think that fills all my spare moments up for the year.

Graylin Rane

 

Fall 2013 Book Updates

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This website has required do-overs on two occasions. This time there was something wrong in a database. A problem the hosting company had to fix and it prevented the wordpress from working well. This is, hopefully, the last incarnation.

Death_Dealer_facebook_rev1I have a new pen name, Rane Sjodin. You can find the website HERE. The first book in the Arcane Court series will be released on Tuesday, October 29, 2013. The second book has 30k wordswritten. It will be released next fall. Next summer, there will be a book set in that world released as well. The Rane Sjodin site, FB, and Twitter accounts will announce those releases.

SUMMER FAE

For those of you waiting to see what happens to Tessa, I’m revising the entire series into one large novel. The story will remain the same, I’m not changing plot lines. I am adding details to Tessa’s life that were skimmed over the first time. I’ve already started the revising process and this book will be released in December.

I have ideas for a series of books based on statues coming to life. Funny, romantic, with a little paranormal. Those will be written as soon as Tessa’s book is completed.

Thanks,

Graylin / Rane

Summer Fae: Contagion and Bloodlines pulled for special project

Contagion and Bloodlines rights have been returned to me, at my request. First, thank you to Decadent Publishing for being accommodating.

I’m revising the series into a single full length novel, adding The Legacy to the end.

I’ll post updates as they happen, please be patient as I get a rare chance to up the storytelling and quality of already published characters.

Thanks,

Graylin

A 9 out of 10 for Coming Home

I caught this on my Google Alert very late. Scary late. Like Nayuleska posted this in June and I catch it now.

 

 

So I am saying thank you for the review and I apologize for missing it before.

 You can read it here. 

Graylin

Dragons, Goblins, Elves, and the Apocalypse.

Check out my GUEST BLOG POST over at Lisa Fox’ place.

 

I posted the ENTIRE first chapter of CONTAGION – Yep, all free to read. And I added a small taste of the next book in the series. This will be the second title in the Summer Fae Series and it’s currently in the editing stage.

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I am giving away a SIGNED copy of Contagion. It’s an e-book so you can load it onto any reader you like.

Good Luck!

Graylin

Halloween Blog Hop 2011

Welcome to my stop on the Just Romance Me Halloween Blog tour. Comment below to qualify for a FREE copy of my novella Contagion. This scene is a standalone. Follow this hop to the end and fill out the form to win a kindle.

A Haunted Cabin in the Woods

The screams from the backyard grew louder and Tessa blinked as the sound pulled her from her memories. Halloween had been one of her family’s happiest times. Living in the Appalachian mountains, it was hard to scare the people who lived there. But one year, her father dressed up as a black bear and scared everyone. The evening started at sunset when her father put on his bear costume and wandered, on all fours, to the lake a hundred yards from the back porch. He made sure he was seen by the neighbor children. He recorded the sound of a frightened bear that had been caught in a trap over the summer. Her mother sewed a small music player and portable speakers into the costume. The sound echoed across the lake. Her brothers covered themselves in blood and intestines and ran screaming down the longest dock and dove into the lake. Halloween almost got cancelled that year. Until her dad took the bear outfit off and her brothers walked out of the lake laughing. He retold that story every year. He was a twisted man and I miss him.  

The screams in the backyard changed to yelling. Tessa pulled on the hat for her witch costume and walked outside to see what was going on. Jasper was a young dragon, fifty years old, fluorescent green, and currently had a neighbor child trapped on the back porch. As soon as the door closed behind Tessa, he wrapped both arms around her legs.

“Save me Miss Tessa. That animal is going to burn and eat me!”

She recognized Corey from the other side of the lake. He was a hefty boy of 10 or 11 and dressed as an ogre. Jasper hated ogres and the only thing that kept him from killing as many as possible in the Otherworld was his ogre allergy. He sneezed fire every time they got close so they won’t come near him.

“This is a child, Jasper.” Her smile let Jasper know she was okay with the boy being so scared his pants were wet. “You can let him go. He is not a real ogre.”

“I AM a real ogre,” Corey insisted. He stuck his lips out but didn’t dare turn his face away from hers.

“Dragons burn ogres with their breath, Corey. Do you want Jasper to burn you to death?” She asked.

“No ma’am.” He wiped tears from his face with his sleeves improving the makeup.

“Where are your parents, Corey?” She pulled the child off her leg.

“My brother brought me but when your dragon scared me, he took off.”

Teenage laughter came from the edge of the woods. “I’m right here you blubbering idiot.” A lanky teenage boy, yet to grow into his height approached the porch.

“Jasper, what do we do to bullies who abandon family in the woods?” Tessa asked Jasper.

The teenager’s face paled and he stopped a few feet from the porch.

Rusty, a goblin with a desire to be the worlds best chef, answered. “Jasper burns their clothes off and I barbecue them over the fire.”

Rusty pointed to his chef’s apron, “Cooking Raw” was written across his small chest in crimson red letters.

The teenager lunged for his brother, grabbed the boys small pudgy hands and took off. “I’m sorry to bother you Miss Tessa. And you have the best haunted house on the lake this year.” He yelled as they ran across the yard.

“Haunted house?” Rusty asked.

“They think you are wearing a costume Rusty.” Tessa answered laughing.

“But this is my favorite apron,” he replied with a hurt look on his face.

Tessa knew the boys would tell everyone in the neighborhood so she moved the candy dishes from the front to the back yard.
Dad would be proud.

 

Leave a comment, I’m giving away a copy of CONTAGION and a signed book card. 

Graylin

Halloween is Coming

It’s my favorite time of the year. Ghouls and goblins take over with crisp air and fires in fireplaces.

Here are some posts that fit with the season.

Demon names and meanings

Banshee Lore

Fae Changelings: History

Dragons: Legend or based on real creatures?

Goblins

And one of my favorite poems about Death:

DEATH FOR BREAKFAST

Traffic paused today

4 vultures hopped in a line across the road for breakfast

stilted legs bouncing in anticipation

angered drivers cursing their joyous romp

The vultures ignored the blaring horns

fists pumping outside of windows

curses flying from mouths

hurled in anger

Curses are not important

to those who feast on death for breakfast.

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