THE ALIGNMENT Free on Kindle (Thank You for the Downloads!)

THE ALIGNMENT is free on Kindle right now and has rocketed to #1 in several categories and into the Top 100 Free. Thanks so much to everyone who downloaded the book. I couldn’t be more thrilled.

It’s free through tomorrow, so tell your friends! And if you read it and like it, please consider posting a quick review on Amazon or Goodreads (or both!). Indie writers rely on reviews from readers and are very grateful for each and every one.

And if you happen to like it enough to continue through the series, thank you! Your support powers my writing. I’ll post a quick update about book 5 very soon.

Here are links to all my books in case you’re on a review writing spree. Books 2-4 are hurting for some new reviews too. :)

THE ALIGNMENT: Amazon | Goodreads
THE TWO: Amazon | Goodreads
THE OAK AND THE MOON: Amazon | Goodreads
THE CATALYST: Amazon | Goodreads

I just got a shipment of bookmarks for THE CATALYST. If you’d like a bookmark for any book or for all four, contact me and I’ll mail you one (or more).

THE TWO is an eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards Nominee!

Yep, read that title again so you can join me in freaking out.
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Go to the eFestival of Words website for the full list. You’ll find THE TWO under “Best Contemporary/Urban Fantasy” along with some other great books that are very worth checking out.

Thanks so much to the person who nominated THE TWO. Since ballots are kept anonymous I’ll probably never know who you are, but you rock. It’s such an honor to be recognized from inside the indie community.

How To Avoid Cracking the Spine

Because all my books are this thick, and TOATM is looking to be even thicker, I found this short little instructional and thought it might be useful to those of you who own paperbacks and don’t want to crack the spine.

I’ve never done this myself, so do so at your own risk. :)

In other news, I have another nasty virus. Temperature is 101.7 and I’m freezing my knee-high fuzzy socks off. I just sat down to write, though, because DEDICATION.

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Translations: THE TWO

For anyone curious about the translations of the Irish dialogue in THE TWO, keep reading. If THE TWO (or THE ALIGNMENT) is on your TBR, you might want to stop here to avoid spoilers.

Here’s a photo of autumn in Missouri as a protective buffer.

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Translation of Irish dialogue from THE TWO

Imeacht gan teacht ort.
Go and never return. (This is an insult though, so it’s more like a “fuck off.”)

Tá mé i ngrá leat.
I am in love with you.

Cén t-am é?
What time is it?

Tá sé deich nóiméad tar éis a seacht.
It is ten minutes after seven.

Ceangailte go brách
Eternally bound

Bailigh as
Fuck off

Mo ghrá thú.
I love you. (Literal translation: You are my love.)

Bréagadóir
Liar

Diúl mo bhod.
Suck my cock. (This is used as an insult in the book. I’m not sure if it’s always an insult when said this way, so be careful. LOL)

Tá tú go hálainn.
You are beautiful.

Is mian liom thú.
I want you.

Tá mé ag iarraidh craiceann a bhualadh leat.
I want to have sex with you. (A very impolite way to say it. The literal translation is something like “I want to bang skin with you.”)

Tá grá agam duit.
I love you.

Beidh muid in ann a dhul amú oraibh go héasca ar an mbóthar.
We can easily lose them on the road.

Níl spraoi ar bith ansin.
There is no fun there (in that).

Feicfidh mé ar an mbóthar thú, a dheartháir.
I’ll see you on the road, brother.

A Fhearghuis, a leanbh na páirte,
Bí láidir; ná tarraing céim siar.
Is treascairt na tragóide é an crann greamaithe.
Tá grá agam duit,

Fearghus, my dear child,
Be strong; do not retreat.
A destiny embraced is a tragedy overcome.
I love you,
(His name changes from Fearghus to Fhearghuis when someone is addressing him in Irish. Weird, I know. And awesome.)

A chroí
My dear

Mo bheannacht ar do leanbh.
My blessing on your child.