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Errand Girl of the Undead, Open for Business!


Happy book birthday to The Trouble with Werewolves! For a short story, it certainly took me a long time to get this one out into the world.  I think a lot of the reasoning was because I wasn’t completely done with the series and wanted to hold off. I’m still not done (the 3rd book is nearing completion but has a ways to go yet) but I figured if I published then it would push me to get it done.

I really enjoyed writing this story, I think because Ellie’s a tough chick but with a definitely vulnerable side to her. She’s had an interesting upbringing but still wanted to be “normal”. Like most teens, she is trying to find herself, love, and a great pair of jeans to highlight her ass…ets.

I hope you enjoy her antics as much as I enjoyed writing about them!


Ellie Weston may look like a blonde Barbie wanna-be, but call by her full name of Elvira and you’ll find she can take you down with nothing more than a paperclip and a hair tie. Having been raised by an ancient vampire, a faerie and a demon hardly makes her a normal teen. She’s trained in self-defense, with a bit of magic thrown in, but those talents are going to waste as she picks up dry cleaning, walks three-headed dogs and collects grave dust by the light of the full moon.

Her job as an errand girl to the undead–and other paranormal creatures–has kept her busy and relatively safe, until she receives a job to hunt down a rogue werewolf who is brutally butchering norms in her father’s territory. As she tries to track down the bloodthirsty beast, she finds the clues aren’t quite adding up. Will her wiles be enough to keep her safe and solve the mystery, or will she become the next victim of these ghastly crimes?


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Nook: pending (check back!)


Life Imitates Art


My kind friend and fellow author, Bobby Mathews, recently linked me to an article stating “life imitates (your) art”.  I was surprised to see it was a story of a New Jersey high school senior, wrestling champ, that recently came out during his college scouting tour.

While the article doesn’t give me a whole lot of insight into Alec Donovan’s inner thoughts and struggles to compare to Ian, it does state that he was suicidal at a time, showing me that they may have had a lot of the same concerns and fears. Thankfully, Alec was helped past his dark times by a good, non-judgmental friend.

His story and Ian’s may have a lot more in common than the surface items. I hope he didn’t abuse his body with binge and purge or starvation. I hope his family was accepting and supportive of his life choices and decisions.  I hope he wasn’t given a hard time by teammates or school peers.

I’m always impressed with the courage it takes for someone to come out, especially when it’s an athlete in a sport where they have had to hide themselves for years. I wish the best for Alec and his future and I’m going to try to get a copy of Heavyweight to him, not only because he may find some solace in the fact that there is someone to relate to, even if that someone is fictional, but because we’re practically neighbors! Maybe he’s even seen the book in the local libraries.

Check out Alec’s story

Path of Angels – Book 2 – Zadekiel Interview


ZadekielPoACoverIt’s here, the second story in the Path of Angels series by Patricia Josephine! I enjoyed the character interview with Michael from book one so  I decided to have another with the star of book two, Zadekiel.  Enjoy and keep reading for a blurb, buy links and info on the awesome author!


Q: Let’s start with the basics. Tell us a bit about yourself and what makes you tick.

Zade: I am a reincarnated archangel. I’m also a middle child with sisters. My oldest sister and I hardly ever got along and our mother was always separating us.

Q: Do you have any hobbies, favorite TV shows, books? Anything you fangirl/boy over?

Zade: I enjoyed school and worked hard at it. Any good book is appreciated, but I do love it when they make them into movies. I like seeing the images before me that were once only in my head. Sometimes they are the same, sometimes not.

Q: What is one thing from your past you’re most proud of?

Zade: My grades in school. Given that our town is so small and my father, people always expected me to fail. I worked hard to earn all As and prove them that I wasn’t going to end up a thug.

Q: Let’s play favorites:

Pepsi or Coke?

Zade: Neither. I like water. It’s refreshing.

Pie or Cake?

Zade: It depends on the pie. Apple, hell yes. Pecan? Give me the cake.

White or dark chocolate?

Zade: Have you seen my skin? Dark chocolate is the best. *winks*

Playstation 4 or Xbox 1or WiiU?

Zade: Xbox1 all the way.

Paperback book or ebook?

Zade: Ebooks are nice because I can bring a hundred of them in one small device. Although, hunting fallen angels means there’s not much time for reading.

Summer or winter?

Zade: Summer. I find the sun to be invigorating and you don’t get that as much in the wintertime.

Puppies or kittens?

Zade: Kittens. They’re so tiny and fuzzy and then they grow up to be complete nightmares that think they own you.

Vampires or werewolves?

Zade: Zombies. They are far easier to battle. One shot to the head.



The path is lost.

With Michael gone, the mantle of leadership falls to Zadekiel. In this time of darkness, with tempers running short, Zade struggles to guide his brothers. Hope comes in the form of a green haired woman with a unique gift. She represents a way back to the path they lost when Michael disappeared.

Zephyr fills books with cryptic poetry, a powerful compulsion, which is more a curse than a blessing. With no control over her ability, she struggles to live a normal life. When she meets Zade, he insists her ability is a gift from God. Reluctantly, she agrees to join the cause–it’s hard to dispute a man with wings.

Now the path is found, but one question remains. Will it lead to further darkness?


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PatriciaLynneAuthorPic2About the Author:

Patricia Josephine never set out to become a writer. In fact, she never considered it an option during high school and college. She was all about art. On a whim, she wrote down a story bouncing in her head. That was the start of it and she hasn’t regretted a moment. She writes young adult under the name Patricia Lynne.


Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble a small petting zoo, has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow, and an obsession with Doctor Who.












Step Out of the Comfort Zone


As I mentioned last week, I recently participated in Round 1 of the NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge. Going in, I was ComfortZoneconcerned because you don’t know in advance what your parameters will be and there is not a whole lot of time to plot, if that’s your thing.

I got dealt the hand of a ghost story and thought okay, I’ve written paranormal, that’s not a big stretch. Then the subject of agoraphobia. I had to do some research but figured I could handle it.  Then the character was a divorce attorney. Well…I don’t typically write adult stories.  That’s not to say I didn’t think I could, but it was definitely out of my “teen love and awkward phases of self discovery” kind of realm.

The time limit, 8 days for the first round, was a little daunting as well. I don’t typically do a lot of plotting but I knew I couldn’t totally wing it because I’d never make it to the end of the story without knowing where it was going. Add in the 2,500 word word count meant that I couldn’t over develop ideas or themes because it could slow down the pace.

Writing it was definitely a challenge for me, but one that I thoroughly enjoyed.  It’s good to flex your under used muscles and branch out of the comfort zone. You might be surprised at what you create.  It could tell you that you can write outside of your genre or typical age group. It could tell you that perhaps where you are is best for your talents, but if you don’t try to spread your wings, you’ll never know if you can fly beyond your home “town”.

Find a writing contest and give it a try. Join and pick up some of their daily writing prompts to try. We should be constantly growing as writers whether it’s polishing what we already do or by learning new techniques, forming new ideas or dipping a toe into different genres. As a writer most, if not all, of us are avid readers as well and a good story can prompt us to make changes in our own styles as well. We should be constantly evolving and becoming masters of our craft otherwise the writing could get stale and predictable. Step outside your comfort zone and take the chance. It certainly can’t hurt.

What do you do to push yourself outside of your writing comfort zone?

Authors Beware: Book Tour Disappointment


I really didn’t want to have to write this post, but I think it’s important to let other authors know about my experience with Orangeberry Book Tours.

Firstly, I didn’t spend a whole lot of money on the tour (it was less than $100 bucks) and it would run from March until August. I was due ten reviews along with the book blog posts that I had prepared for them.

The owner who runs everything was always great about answering questions and getting back to me in a very timely manner. It seemed very professional and another author who has been quite successful was affiliated with them, so I thought they were a great choice for a tour.

Things started out great. Posts were up on time and while I can’t swear it helped sales (since my publisher was also promoting and getting reviews at that time) it seemed as if it was helping to generate buzz and traffic.  After the first couple of months, HeartBleed happened. Posts weren’t going up on time and some never got up at all. I understand that was out of Orangeberry’s control and I certainly didn’t blame them for it.  They graciously offered additional posts or reviews to make up for it. I opted to take ten more reviews because I know how important reviews are for things like Amazon algorithms.

I started to notice that the sites my articles, interviews and teasers were being posted to didn’t seem…legit. They seemed like sites set up exclusively for Orangeberry to post to.  There was nothing but tour related posts. No actual interaction type posts from whoever was supposed to be running the sites. They were full of ads and articles that had no comments. It seemed…sketchy to me.

By that time, sales had slowed down a bit and there were still no reviews. According to the tour schedule, most (if not all) reviews would be coming from a UK book club and they wouldn’t post until the tour was over because everyone had to read the book and discuss it with their groups first.  That’s fine, but it’s been ten months now and no reviews.

I contacted the owner who quickly got back to me and asked me to give her a couple weeks and that the reviews would be up. I agreed.  The blog didn’t end in August like it was supposed to and carried on into September, I’m guessing to make up for the missed posts due to HeartBleed.  That was cool so I figured waiting a couple of weeks until everything was official done would be okay.

Last post came and went and still no reviews. I finally contacted the owner again and she responded that she had just gotten a medical diagnosis that she was trying to deal with.  She apologized and we left it at that. I like to think the best of people, which may be a little naive of me, but I didn’t want to think she would lie about such a thing.  I was sorry to hear what she was going through but a business is a business and if she couldn’t uphold her end of the bargain, what I had paid for, then there should have been a statement issued, monies returned or something like that.

I won’t pursue it any further and I can’t positively say I got no sales due to the tour, but I definitely didn’t get what I paid for and what was promised to me. I hope others have had a good experience with them but I definitely wouldn’t recommend them to any other author looking to do their own blog tour.