Recent Goings On

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Good Morning,

I got up this morning to see the UK decided to leave the EU and Donald Trump’s first interview from Scotland included a promo spot for his new golf course.

The world is freaking pear shaped right now. It blows my mind. It shouldn’t… but it does.

Over here in Graylin land, I’m working on the second Contessa story. It’s tentatively titled I Do, But First… It will release this November. If I finish it earlier, I’ll change the date during the pre-order process.

Arcane Court – For those of you waiting for the fourth book Fanged Deception, it will release this December. Each full length novel of this series comes out a week or two before Halloween.

If you missed it earlier this year, I am now an official member of the Horror Writer’s Association. I’m still giddy about that. It’s the first, and only, professional association I’ve joined. I’m hoping to make it to the convention next year (StokerCon).

This fall, I’ll be appearing at the Indie Book Fest in Orlando October 7-9th. It’s a lovely convention, smaller with a lot more interaction. I hope to see you there!

That’s about it for this week. I’ve been swamped at my day job. Which is fabulous and I’m grateful there are people who trust me with their fragile pain so they can heal.

Off to write more fights!

Graylin

 

2016 Plans

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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.

Coming Home & Your Biggest Fan – Rights Returned

As of December 1, 2015, I got the rights back for COMING HOME and YOUR BIGGEST FAN.

I’m working on giving both stories a look through then I’ll re-release them.

The new covers are amazing. They should be ready for upload in the next week.

 

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Animate Miami

This was a fun weekend. Here are the photos from my real camera. They are much clearer than any iPhone picture I’ve ever taken.

 

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The lovely Chelle Olson with my table set up.

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Brandon Timothy posing with the Dark Chocolate Peppermint book cover. He kept forgetting which arm goes over his head. 😉

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Chelle Olson set up the table.

Left side.

Other side of the table top.

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Chelle Olson and Brandon Timothy with the newly hung banner.

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Chelle Olson and Brandon Timothy. Day one, before the con exhaustion kicked in.

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Deadpool has seen better days.

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I love the Yoda backpack.

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Dark Chocolate Peppermint man with Pikachu.

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I played dress up on Saturday.

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The ladies of Hazzard Ink, right across the hall from us.

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A couple of my favorite costumes.

Smolder to KDP

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Good morning,

In order to keep testing the sales avenues that work best for my titles, I’ve pulled SMOLDER’s eBook so that I can put it into the Kindle Direct Program and make the title available in Kindle Unlimited by Thanksgiving.

The paperback will remain available throughout.

Graylin

Cleansing and Organizing

You can't beat this morning view.

You can’t beat this morning view.

This month I’ve been simplifying my life. Actually, it started a couple years ago, but I’ve kicked it into gear.

I’m moving at the beginning of next year, and I’m downsizing. I don’t need the excess furniture, or rooms that are rarely used. I had much less stress in my life when I live comfortably in a one bedroom place with a great view. I’ll be going from a 3/2 to a 2/2 (I need one room for bookshelves *koff*) with a beach view (all hail Florida – yes, I love the odd).

I used ThredUP to donate some of the better handbags, totes, clothes, and shoes that only took up space. I can’t walk in heels anymore. I wear size 5 – it’s a challenge on my best days.

Today, it has taken a turn toward my writing life. I’m donating blank/empty journals and notebooks. I have clients who love to write (they don’t know what I do on the side) – one is 10 yrs old.

I feel lighter already. 🙂

Shadowed Vengeance Release Day!

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As a Dragon Lord of the Arcane Court, it’s my job to hunt down demons who toy with or kill humans. My bonus is the magic I absorb sucking down their putrid squirming souls. 

The new local demon lord, Kragen, is the oldest living drug dealer and we blew up his primary warehouse in Vegas last year. I’m sure he’s planning ways to pick my scales off one by one. 

ARCANE COURT SERIES description

Cimmerian is a dragon shifter who hatched in the Yucatan Peninsula 750+ years ago. He’s traveled the world including spending 400 years in Europe. During that trip, he met Wretched “Wretch” Spawn, a half-demon half-dragon who’s demon family wants him dead. He’s considered an abomination, they’re disgusted by him. Cim saves Wretch from Nitha (demon badass bitch) and the result is the Arcane Court. Ruling body for the paranormal world; no killing humans, no taking over human bodies, demons, even for a moment since your souls will begin the decaying process. 

Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/1M3zQkW

Amazon paperback: http://amzn.to/1WA5Kge  

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1MUmSeQ

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Google Play: http://bit.ly/1JFRt8p 

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1P1qICB

Goodreads Giveaway Swag

The books and swag are ready to hit the mail! The winners of Candy Man Delivery Anthology – Your items hit the post office in the morning (9/14) – The Contessa winners (contest still on as of this post) – Yours will be mailed out 9/21.

Congratulations and THANKS!

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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.

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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.

Candy Man Goodreads Giveaway

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Candy Man Delivery Series Anthology by Graylin Rane

Candy Man Delivery Series Anthology

by Graylin Rane

Giveaway ends September 10, 2015.

See the giveaway details
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Enter Giveaway

Starting today, you can enter to win one of two signed copies. It is open to International entries. It runs Aug 18th – Sept 10th.

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This anthology includes all six Candy Man Delivery Stories.

I have six flavors of chocolate man for you. Each short story has a happy ending and a happily every after!

The Greek god Eros picks a god to inhabit the stunning carved statue for the heroine’s lifetime so she can have her happy ending. These are women in their 30’s and 40’s who’ve loved, lost, and survived life.

Overall Blurb:

Master sculptor Viviana is pleasantly surprised to find a tall block of milk chocolate in her shops cooler with simple instructions. She’s to carve the perfect male figure, think of what she wants in a dream man, and then sprinkle the enclosed magic dust over the chocolate man. Adonis shimmers to light bringing passion, devotion, and love. They opened the Candy Man Delivery Service to share their joy and bring chocolate men to women who need complete devotion and lifelong passion.

TASTES LIKE CHOCOLATE: Viviana’s heartbreak and betrayal by her ex-fiance’ is poured into her sculpting. While working on a statue of pure milk chocolate, she finds herself talking to the man emerging about her hopes, dreams, and desires. Sprinkling gold dust over his stunning finished form makes his body glitter as he comes to life taking her into his arms. Their passion ignites a side of her she’d given up on, can they survive the jealousy of her former flame to find love?

IRISH CREAM DREAMS: Mary Elizabeth owns an irish pub on the beach in South Florida. Picked by Eros to receive a chocolate man of her own, she struggles with doubts and insecurity. Joshua is carved perfection smelling of Irish Liqueur and Chocolate, can his sweetness get her to open up to everlasting love?

WHITE CHOCOLATE CHERRY: Julia is getting ready for work, her camerawoman and best friend Amy by her side, when a notice is left at her door. She’s been chosen to receive a sculpted chocolate man picked personally by Eros to fulfill her romantic and sexual needs. While other women would jump at the offer, Julia is torn. It’s been three years since she lost her beloved Jorge after twenty-five years of wedded bliss. How would she explain a chocolate man to her six kids? Anteros is carved perfection, luscious, and gorgeous with a surprise for her. He loves books and discussing history, he backs away when she feels a loyalty pull to her lost husband, respects her devotion to family. Time and patience pay off as Julia slowly opens her home, her body, and her heart.

APPLE CINNAMON SWIRL: 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.

HOT CARAMEL PASSION: Ava’s skills as a chef took her from private celebrity chef to owner of Miami’s hottest new restaurant. Shy since kindergarten, she expressed her passions in the kitchen. Loneliness lowered her shoulders as the accolades faded at closing each night. At thirty-three, she was still single, preferring a crowded kitchen to a man across a small table. Her brother signed her up with Viviana, owner of The Candy Man Delivery Service. She’d been appalled until he showed her the picture of Viviana’s man, Adonis. Her anxiety quelled each day by a furious work schedule then ran rampant over her mind as she tried to sleep. Exhausted and shaking, she opens her condo door to find Marcus with caramel colored skin, dark hair, and intense brown eyes. He helps her bloom as she experiences complete devotion for the first time in her life.

DARK CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT: Alicia ended a lucrative modeling career to get her MBA. Trying to find work in a crowded job market discouraged her as the men she interviewed with wanted a stripper instead of an employee. Fellow model and friend, Susie, watches the light fade from Alicia’s light brown complexion and puts her name into contention for a Candy Man.Refusing to be discouraged, she decides to start her own modeling agency. Susie’s pregnancy announcement gives her an idea. An agency for models who are pregnant. Clothing lines need faces for maternity wear and the fashion industry hasn’t exploited that niche, yet. Her family, in town for Christmas, is fully supportive.There’s just one complication, she’s been chosen for a Candy Man. She’s not sure her dreams can come true with a statue. Would her family accept a man who started off as chocolate? Can Vangelis tempt her to stay home with him or will she pull her Dark Chocolate Peppermint man into the chaotic modeling world?

 

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