Pulse check! Yep, I’m still here. Theoretically.

I have not been posting much to my blog, which I apologize for. I have been meaning to, but the more I try to make myself post, the more I find reasons to avoid it. What can I say? It’s the adolescent in me that does it. (I have a whole host of mindsets running around in my head. My inner toddler pops up when there are new toys about. My inner adolescent is great for stalling tactics when it comes to “chores” and other tasks. My inner adult likes to be a killjoy. Hate the inner adult. A lot.)

Also, I’m an introvert. Not sure if I’d always been one or just had it ingrained after years of being talked over and ignored to the point the only company I’d have is if I sat listening to someone else talking and nodding now and then. So, I have no idea what to talk about that wouldn’t bore people to tears. I usually clam up the moment I see the glassy look in the eye or the second or third time I get interrupted and I just give up talking altogether.

So, here I am. Still alive. Still fighting writers block, which is growing slightly distressing, given I’ve promised to have two new books out next year. Trying to figure out if I can successfully fund a crowd funding campaign to get more of my books made into audio books and not quite sure where to begin. And just difficulties with life in general.

Back to your regularly scheduled net cruising.

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5 Stupid, Unfair and Sexist Things Expected of Men | Alternet

This is a good article about the effects of sexism on men. I totally agree with it.

5 Stupid, Unfair and Sexist Things Expected of Men | Alternet.

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Designing An Epic Fantasy Series—Divinity Impaired by Lexy Wolfe


A long time dream finally made reality with the help of Blue Harvest Creative. I have no words to describe how happy I am today.

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We’re very pleased to present our cover and interior design for Divinity Impaired by BHC Author Lexy Wolfe—the first book in the epic fantasy series Doom and the Warrior.


Stolen by the evil magic user Alimar the Black as children, Doom and Tiwaz grew up in slavery, forced to learn skills not typical to their races. When Tiwaz is nearly killed in an act of defiance to their cruel master, Doom risks everything to escape so his dear friend would know freedom. With Tiwaz miraculously surviving, can the two former slaves learn how to survive in freedom long enough so they can return to repay their former master for his cruelty?

Available now on Amazon in both eBook and trade softcover—click HERE to purchase.


Front Cover For Print And eBook


Full Print Wrap Design


Desert Dragon Publishing Imprint Logo Design for the Author


Interior Design For Print and eBook…

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Creating A Creepy Collection—Get Ready For “In Creeps The Night”


If you’re in to the spooky thing for Halloween, here’s your ticket for some great reading.

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We are beyond excited to present our cover and interior design for the horror anthology In Creeps The Night. We partnered with J.A.Mes Pressto create this deliciously creepy collection of 50 flash fiction tales from 50 authors. All royalties for the sales of In Creeps The Night are being donated to Mothers Without Borders. Blue Harvest Creative also donated all of its time on this project (cover design, interior formatting, creation of a matching eBook, and helping with editing) as its contribution to this project and charity.


50 talented authors… 50 spine-tingling tales… 50 reasons to leave the lights on tonight…

Ghosts, goblins, and ghouls creep through pages of spooky flash fiction. Discover critically acclaimed authors that will make your skin shiver and have you flinching at bumps in the night. Whenever the mood strikes for something creepy, this collection will leave you looking over your shoulder.

Available now on Amazon…

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Get The Raging One ebook + audiobook for less than $7 at Amazon.com

The Raging One on Audible.com

The Raging One on Audible.com

So, the audiobook for The Raging One is now available through Audible.com, Amazon.com and iTunes. Yay!

I also discovered that Amazon has a special right now. If you purchase the ebook, you can get the audiobook for a significant discount. (Not sure if this goes for purchases that happened a while ago, sorry!) So, if you are curious about audiobooks but not enough to get an Audible membership, you can get both for less than $7 at Amazon.com. Or, you can get it completely free if you get the free Audible.com trial membership.

Either way you go, it’s a great deal for an excellent book.

(Might help if I actually put the link here, huh? www.amazon.com/dp/B00NNZKTDM/ )

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That Special Joy in your Book as an Audiobook

The Raging One on Audible.com

The Raging One on Audible.com

Soon, I will be joining the ranks of those authors with books on Audible.com as my narrator puts the final touches on the files for my first book. I can’t wait to share it with everyone! Jimmie Moreland is an amazing artist and I am honored and humbled to have him be the voice for my work.

Now, I have not always been a fan of audiobooks. When they first started coming out, they were books I was wholly uninterested in, which made their prices less attractive. Also, I hadn’t a clue how I’d bookmark. There’s a nice feel to being able to flip forward pages to see how far until a chapter break to nudge that cute bookmark where I intended to break for real life. (Gasp! Real life?! Oh, say it ain’t so, Lexy!) The ebook annoys me a bit for the not being able to flip back and forth easily, but there is a bookmark function. Not as cute as the bookmarks I’d buy, but I make do.

No, see, I tend to lose myself in stories, whether I am watching them, listening to them, or reading them (a bit of a challenge when there are those who enjoy discussing these things and prevent me from reaching total immersion.) And if I am doing something else like, oh, driving, getting lost in a book would be literally dangerous. (Literally literally, not figuratively literally. But that’s a rant for another day.)

However, Jimmie doesn’t just read the words. He breathes life into my characters. While I work on the fifth book in The Sundered Lands Saga, my characters now have clearer voices in my mind, more vibrant personalities. I can even visualize them better, which is a pretty damned good trick, since as a rule, I think in text, not images. (This and my lack of repeatable drawing talent effects is precisely why I don’t do graphic novels or the like. Stick figures challenge me.)

But just like getting the right actor for a part, getting the right voice for telling a story is very important. And I got extremely lucky. I will post when it will be available as soon as I know that myself. But soon. Soon! The Raging One will have a voice, and it will be glorious!

For now, back to work on The Unforeseen One.

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Cover Reveal—Sanctuary by Rebecka Vigus

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We are thrilled to reveal our cover for the newest novel, Sanctuary, by BHC author Rebecka Vigus. Sanctuary is the new mystery thriller in the Macy McVannel series.


Front cover for print and eBook—Available in trade paperback and eBook August 23, 2014


Macy Mcvannel is back in her most dangerous adventure yet!

Danielle Montgomery has moved to the Willows, the home she grew up in. A woman on a mission, she enlists the aid of her college roommate, Macy McVannel, as she helps to free abused women from their tormenters. She also hopes to rekindle her relationship with builder Brad Stevens.

Is what she doing legal, and can she protect those she hopes to save? They want to provide sanctuary for those in need. But can they protect the women from the pasts they’ve left behind?

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