Book 5 of the Funeral Singer Series is available now!

As of midnight tonight, A Song of Redemption is available for Kindle and paperback. This is the final book of the Funeral Singer series, so to celebrate I am putting all five e-book versions on sale for 99-cents each. That all five books for $4.95 U.S. Canada and overseas are a little higher, but also discounted.  They will be on sale for the next three days, until midnight on October 24.

If you have been waiting for the series to be finished, then now is the time to grab your copies. Come follow the Funeral Singer, Gillian Foster, as she encounters spirits, ghosts, and demons thanks to her unexpected gift.

You can find all the books in the Funeral Singer series at Amazon.

The new book, A Song of Redemption,  is not yet available on non-Amazon outlets, but the rest of the series is on iBooks, Nook, Kobo, and others. They should be going to the same lower prices on those outlets as well.

New Release on October 22, 2018


I am so excited to announce that the 5th, and final, book in the Funeral Singer series, A Song of Redemption will be released on Monday, October 22nd. I’ve loved working on this series, and I think the final book is an explosive and exciting wrap-up to Gillian Foster’s story.

A Song of Redemption

At a loss and depressed following her team’s failure to contain Belphegor, Gillian Foster begins to pull herself together to plan her next moves and build a network of other spirit escorts to help her. The threat of the soul thieves grows daily and thrusts the need to stop them solely on her.

When a horrifying attack on her friend brings the problem home leaving Gillian’s life in turmoil, she struggles to control the damage. Working with Orielle, the anthropologist, who is an expert on supernatural creatures, they soon find support from an unexpected source—the Vatican.

The path ahead is clear; the tasks to be done defined. Now all Gillian has to do is execute them and stay alive.

The Kindle book is now listed for pre-order at 99-cents on Amazon.

To celebrate the release, I am putting all five of the Funeral Singer books, including this new one, on sale for 99-cents each. It’s a great time to pick up the set for a total of $4.95. The books will be at this price from October 22 to October 24.

Next Project

Once this novel is out, I will be prepping for this year’s NaNoWriMo and getting my plot lined up for a new book. I have two ideas that I am trying to narrow down for this project, and I am excited about both. More on that after I get into the writing.

In the Works

I have two books that are in the editing process right now. One is a related book to O’Ceagan’s Legacy, which is to say it’s in the same universe but features one of the supporting characters in the book. That book is In Strange Waters, and I plan to release it in January 2019. Look for more information in December. It’s a little different from O’Ceagan’s Legacy, but it is a fun read with a different viewpoint.

The other book is Time Walker, a fantasy novel that combines time travel with a touch of Steampunk. The planned release date for it is in May 2019 to coincide with the Book Lovers’ Convention in New Orleans. The story combines adventure and a bit of romance… But look for more about that in March 2019.

Book Progress and Promo

Wow! I can’t believe I haven’t posted anything since April when I released “A Song of Forgiveness”. I have been busy these past few months though and I am in the final stages of the fifth book of the “Funeral Singer” series, “A Song of Redemption”, which is now planned for release on October 22, 2018. This will wrap up that series so I hope you’re ready for it to end. I’ve loved writing Gillian’s adventures, but I have other projects I am eager to work on also.

One of them is a new book that I wrote this summer that involves time travel and a touch of steampunk. It’s a fun story and I had a great time with it. In May, I went to a master plotting workshop with Cherry Adair and came out with lots of tips, ideas, and a novel almost ready to be written. In July, I made it my summer Camp NaNoWriMo project and completed the first draft. I’m ready to begin the first round of edits now. At this time, I am anticipating a late Spring release.

Another book that needs to be edited is set in the same universe as “O’Ceagan’s Legacy” and explores the Erinnua home world through they eyes of a new arrival. The story is written and ready to edit. I just need many more hours in my days.

More on both of these projects later.

For now, I’d like to tell you about an exciting book promotion that starts today – September 6th – to coincide with National Read a Book Day. Several of our Nevada authors have gone in together to  promote our books. If you’re looking for a new read, check out these books.To learn more and find links to the individual books, click here.

Until next time, enjoy the fall weather coming soon.  Or if you’re south of the equator, spring is on its way. Either way. there should be lovely days ahead.

I update this again soon with more information on the new novels.

 

Release Day is here for my eBook!

Photo Teaser for "A Song of Forgiveness"

“Almost to my house, I could see the upper story from the street and I glimpsed a dark patch on my roof. I halted and peered at it. Was it a shadow from a tree? No, I couldn’t see any tree that would cast that shadow and the sun was behind me to the west. Then the shadow seemed to flow over the roof, a blob of black covering the area like a moving oil slick…  A shade looking for a way in.

From A Song of Forgiveness:

I am really excited about today’s release of Book Four of the Funeral Singer series. A Song of Forgiveness picks up after A Song of Betrayal as Gillian Foster, the Funeral Singer, realizes her gift has pulled her into a brewing battle between light and dark. The Shades she’s  encountered are increasing in numbers and threatening the souls on the interim plane. Not only that, they are seeking her on the Earth plane as well. Feeling overwhelmed, she’s looking for help and answers.

Can she stop the flow of the soul-devouring creatures or turn them back? What will it take to defeat them?

Join Gillian as she struggles to battle the encroaching evil and ensure her transitioning souls make it safely to the next plane.

A Song of Forgiveness is a thrill ride from start to finish.  Check out my launch page for more information and links to the Amazon store.

Categories: Paranormal, urban fantasy, mystery, thriller

 

Reflections on 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, I’m taking a little time to reflect on the positive aspects of a somewhat disturbing year.

First and foremost, thank you to everyone who has read my books, posted comments or reviews, and given me encouragement over the past few years. A pall settled on the creative energy early on and at times, writing proved to be a struggle rather than the exciting, energizing activity it usually is. Your encouragement kept me going. So, once again, my deepest gratitude.

My goals were loftier than my accomplishments, but I am proud of what I did manage to achieve. While I had hoped to release three books, I only managed to edit and publish one of them, Funeral Singer: A Song of Betrayal.

My YA book, Dew Dropping Hour, an urban fantasy novel,  is still in rewrite phase as I am not happy with the pacing of the book and putting it through my critique group is a slow process. But I’ll rework it until I’m happy with it rather than release something that isn’t the best it can be.

The third book I’d hoped to release is in the O’Ceagan Saga universe. I wrote the draft in November 2016, but haven’t touched it since. That’s now on my list for the current year. It’s actually an interim novel that features the puca rather than the O’Ceagan characters, but they are in the story.

Also on the schedule for this year is the fourth book of the Funeral Singer series, which is written and awaiting editing. I plan to have that released in the spring and if all goes well, the last book in that series will be out in the fall. Of course, my schedule is always subject to the whims of life.

To top it off, I just purchased a new cover that caught my eye. So many talented artists are making gorgeous covers that I need to restrain myself. But this one called out to me and I couldn’t resist. All I can say is that it appears I will be writing a time travel and/or  steampunk novel in the near future.  Not the first time I’ve been inspired by a cover.

Along with author Margaret McGaffey Fisk, I did an Earth Day Fair in the spring and a small Comic-Con in Reno, Nevada to meet people and peddle books. Margaret, her husband Colin, and I comprised a panel on Immortality as seen by Hollywood. That was fun and drew a few more people to our table.

On the personal side of life, I did a little traveling and relaxing. In February, I met my brother and his wife in Cancun, Mexico to celebrate his birthday. Great fun, warm, and so beautiful.

Cancun to NYC theater to LA Highlander Convention – great memories…

In April, I enjoyed a trip to New York City, met with a couple of friends, and  saw three Broadway musicals. We took in “Come From Away”, “Natasha and Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812” with the amazing Josh Groban, and “The Bandstand”, a new American musical set just after World War II and featuring swing music. Awesome theater!

In October, I had a great time in LA at a Highlander the Series Convention with many of the actors, directors and other creatives from the series. Wonderful to catch up with everyone, old friends and new.

When you reflect on 2017, I trust your year has many special memories also. I hope the coming year will bring good times, memorable moments, and more happiness than trouble. Happy 2018 to everyone!

Lily