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This blog and my Twitter both hit 100 followers last weekend (Facebook is still lagging behind, lazy Facebook), my new book is being released on Monday and I’m generally feeling good, so as a token of my gratitude, enjoy a copy of my first novel (novella?), Soldier, on me.

While you’re on Amazon, don’t forget that The Boy in the Field is already available for pre-order. Today is also the last day for the Boy in the Field giveaway, so don’t miss your chance to win!

So, I just finished NaNoWriMo and those lovely people have given me some goodies for winning. Yay! The less great bit is that I don’t really need all the prizes – which is good news for you, dear reader. Instead of letting these codes go to waste, I’m going to share them with you and if you’re fast enough, maybe you can use them instead! If they don’t work, then someone else beat you to it, sorry!

  • Free printed copy of your novel from FastPencil:

    FreePrint15 [Expiration: January 31, 2016]

  • 70% off wide distribution from FastPencil:

    70_Off_NaNo15 [Expiration: June 30, 2016]

  • 50% off Storyist for Mac:

    IROCKEDNANOIN15 [Expiration: January 15, 2016]

  • 40% off Aeon Timeline:

    NANOMASTER [Expiration: December 15, 2015]

  • 50% off Scrivener Writing Software:

    CAMPWINNER15-F5SV2JAL [Expiration: December 31, 2015]

  • 1 year free at Upliterate:

    NANOWRIMO2015 [Expiration: January 1, 2016]

Good luck and enjoy!

Here’s last week’s winner!

Merry Moon

In response to Jo’s Monday Motivation writing challenge: “Smoke”

Tendrils of serpent-like smoke rising.

Thick and opaque as it fills my head with


of relaxing times

painting the blues with my psychological brush.

*The first thing I thought of when I saw “smoke” was Nag Champa. It’s one of my favorite scents of incense. 🙂

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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Helpless”

“I’ll come back for you,” he said. “As soon as we find a cure.”

Anna opened her eyes in time to see Topi leave. She didn’t move. Didn’t make a sound. He would stop if he knew she was awake. She smiled as the door closed, leaving her in near darkness.

Beside her ear, a chain clinked and groaned. A pain in her wrist turned her head. A metal cuff anchored her to a heating pipe and the muscles in her arm were pulling against it. She forced herself to relax but knew she couldn’t stop it forever.

Shifting to make herself more comfortable, Anna closed her eyes. She had to keep calm, but the others had left her there to die. Even Topi. He had said he always be with her. He lied. She gritted her teeth and sucked in air. When she got out of there, she’d show him what happened to liars. It made her so…

Her eyes snapped open again. She had both feet against the pipe, pulling with all her strength on the chain. Tears blurred her vision and she shook her head. Every thought filled her with anger. No. Not anger. Rage. Her veins were filled with poison and the Rage would use her to kill her own friends. Continue reading