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

 

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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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.

Florida Supercon 2015 Pictures

Here are many of the pictures I took at Florida Supercon. It was held at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Many thanks to Chelle Olson (Literal Addiction to Detail – Owner), Erika Hayden, and Brandon Timothy for the entertaining days, including the 1.5 – 2 hour commutes each way every day. We were very sleep deprived and giddy on Sunday nights drive home.

 

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Fans of Contagion and Bloodlines…Update

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Tessa is returning! I’ve spent a lot of time over the last year revising the entire series. Instead of three novellas, her story will be told in one full sized novel.

Decadent Publishing has been amazingly supportive throughout this process. See, I’m a different author now than I was 4 years ago when I wrote CONTAGION.  I got better *face palm* and wanted to polish the previous stories. Lisa Omstead was on board from the beginning, giving me back the rights to the books so I could make any changes/updates I wanted. Love. Her.

I’ve made some changes to emphasize Tessa and Matthew’s love story while they struggle to survive Greer and Leandra. I can’t write in third person point of view anymore. So instead of, “She turned around smelling ogres before they arrived” you now get “I caught the nauseating stench of ogre before any of them could be seen.”

I am working with another publisher on this. I won’t announce until a contract is signed. If they decline, I’ll self publish the book. Either way, Tessa’s story will be told, in full, this year.

Thank you so much for your patience on this. I had a rough 2013, delaying these revisions by 8 months. I moved to another state, back in South Florida, and reopened my psychology practice. It took a lot out of me, and still demands half my brain every day. But only half, my characters dance in the rest!

Graylin

Update

Things have been unsettled in my day job circumstances. This made my writing job more chaotic. Fun, even if less productive.

I’m releasing Death Dealer on tuesday under the pen name Rane Sjodin (it’s Swedish, a family name).

I’m still revising the Summer Fae series with an eye to publishing in December.

Then I have more ideas for funny romantic stories than my head can hold. I’ll start typing those up in January and will announce contracts and publication dates as they happen.

I’m now located in South Florida, again. I LOVE it here. I’m a beach baby at heart.

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So I’ll leave you with a picture. A friend I were at the beach earlier this week and this guy stood at the edge of the water posing for AN HOUR. Really. Then he went into the ocean swimming to keep his hair dry. I’d like to thank him for the afternoon of laughter.

 

Graylin

 

Tessa’s Story Tease

Since I announced the changes to the SUMMER FAE series, I’ve made some additions to the first book. I am combining all three separate novellas into one long novel, adding a lot of detail.

CONTAGION is about Tessa, a small pale woman raised in the Appalachian mountains. She survived an apocalyptic plague that killed millions, including her family. This snippet is about her trying to survive post-apocalypse alone in her Atlanta apartment.

Three days after I identified my family, I managed to turn on the news. Having stocked up the apartment with food from a huge box store two weeks ago, checking and rechecking the CDC website for the list of contaminated foods. Paranoia had removed reason.

My stash from the box stores allowed me to forgo the grocery chain stores. They were raided as survivors took all of the non-perishables. The firelight dancing across the sky signaled when they moved on.

My front door looked like a lock company’s test subject. I got everything I could attach with a power drill. The danger came a couple of weeks later. A group of thugs found my apartment complex on January 14th. Terrified screams echoed through the walls as my neighbors fought to live. My heart pounded in my ears as I crawled into my closet. Under blankets that smelled of family camping trips, I waited for them to get me.

Tears of fear and lost memories covering my face, I fought the scream of terror trying to expand my lungs.
Rattling of locks followed by cursing forced me deeper into the closet. I waited. No one came to get me. I couldn’t believe it. Either my locks held or my food supply was gone. Swallowing my fear as I wiped my face dry, I opened the door. I wasn’t going out there uncovered. I’d been raised by a southern mountain man. Loading the handgun took moments. Training took over, slithering out of the closet, still sure they could hear my heart beat. Every hunting lesson I’d been given helped. My father’s voice comforting as he guided me. An apartment ambush wasn’t all that different from chasing deer. I hoped.

Peering around the corner, I could see the front door. My living room looked intact. Even my sisters things were where she left them weeks ago. All of the locks held. Not one broke. I felt as trapped in as I was, but safer.

Pulling myself to my feet I saw movement in the kitchen. Something dark flashed, panicking I shot ahead of it, as I’d been taught. Six shots traced up the wall as I followed the movement. Without any more ammunition on me, I dropped behind the couch to wait. Taking a moment to catch my breath, I waited again. Angry that someone could get into my apartment, steal my food, and then wait for me to come out, I stayed still. I’m small and quick, not big enough to fight. My slight form and ultra pale skin got me teased in school but no matter how hard I tried to bulk up, gain muscles, it didn’t work.

This time I’d jump up and frighten them. Deep breathing to keep from screaming, I jumped up and saw my victim pinned to the wall. Dead. I’d killed a roach.

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

Join me for the RT Convention eBook Expo!

RT Convention Expo – 4-6 pm Thursday May 2, 2013. 

You CAN participate right where you are. This year, in conjunction with All Romance eBooks, you can purchase any of the books being sold with a QR Code. Here is mine. Scan it and pick one of my titles! It’s that easy.

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You can also PREORDER SMOLDER which comes out in ONE week. 20130324-112758.jpg

Clinical psychologist Ellie Quinn is starting a brand new job at a hospital in Savannah. She doesn’t expect the amorous attentions of quick-tempered ex-cop Owen Mata and handsome Russian surgeon Dmitri Komarnitskaia. But choosing between the two is soon the least of her worries. When she persuades a battered woman to leave her husband, Ellie finds herself the target of a sinister serial killer, and something about the case is making Owen increasingly unstable. Only with Dmitri does she feel safe, but if she can’t bring her psychological skills to bear to catch the killer, she won’t be the only one in danger.

Pre-Order at Amazon

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Pre-Order at Ellora’s Cave

Thank you!

Graylin

 

 

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