Shh! I have a secret.

I’m really not supposed to tell, but I’m about to bust at the seams.  Okay…so here’s something you gotta learn about me.  Don’t go telling me your secrets if they’re really juicy and good.  I have a hard time keeping secrets.

But back to my secret that I’m dying to tell.  I just finished writing a short story, Turned At Dark.  It’s a story about Della, one of my secondary characters in the Shadow Falls Series. You’ll first meet Della in Born At Midnight on the bus ride to Shadow Falls when she pops up from one of the bus’s backseats.  Della, who is a vampire, ends up being Kylie’s roommate.  Believe me when I tell you that in the beginning, Kylie’s not too thrilled about the arrangement.  And what’s funny is that Della isn’t too thrilled about it, either, especially when she learns Kylie’s sort of a ghost whisperer.  I mean, she might suck blood, but at least she doesn’t have dead people hanging around her all the time.

In my short story Turned At Dark, you will see Della the night she was turned into a vampire.  You’ll get an inside peek at what makes Della tick.  Why she’s sometimes so hard on herself and on others.

So when is this story coming out?  I told you it was a secret!!!  Okay, fine, here’s what I know.   In Macmillan’s March 14 newsletter they are going to announce the Turned at Dark story; it will be on on the Born At Midnight page.   You can read the story there.  And here’s the best part, it’s going to be free!

But hey…there’s more:  On March 29, the same release day as Born at Midnight, the story will be released as an ePub file on all reseller sites, such as BN, Borders, Sony, Googlebooks, IBookstore. You will be able to download the story to your e-reader with the cover and the first three chapters of Born at Midnight.  All for free!  Can you see why I’m so excited?

But hey . . . there’s even more:  On February 15, WordsNStuff  newsletter,  a newsletter put out by my publisher, is hosting a giveaway of Born at Midnight and offering 25 ARCs, as well as releasing the first chapter of Born At Midnight.  To enter and receive the newsletter, all you have to do is go to and register.  It’s easy, I know, because I just did it.

But hey… there’s even more.  They are designing a cover for Turned At Dark.  With the fabulous job they’ve done with my other two covers, I can’t wait to see it.  Hopefully, I’ll have the cover to post on next week’s blog. So make sure you come by on Tuesday.  Better yet, join my mailing list, and I’ll send out an announcement of when the story is out.

But hey . . . there’s even more.  Nah, I’m joking.  There’s not anymore.  Have a great day.  And if you can leave a comment and let me know you dropped by, I’d be thrilled.


6 thoughts on “Shh! I have a secret.

  1. I am a horrible secret I try to do these surprises for my kids and I tell everyone and ask them not to tell then I am the one that always tells them before it happens. I just get excited about exciting news and I have to tell the

    I can not wait to see the cover, both your books covers are so pretty!! I love them. I am a little tired of the up close shots of modles on covers. I like to see more covers like yours. Oh and I can’t wait to read the story..haha.

    • Amber,

      I can totally relate. The secrets just spill from my lips when I’m not looking. LOL. I really love the feel of my covers and I hope the short story cover is similar in style.

      Thanks so much for stopping in.


  2. Ooh that is so cool, I like Della and I can’t wait to read more about her!
    I bet the cover will be awesome too because the other ones are gorgeous!

  3. Aydrea,
    When I was trying to brainstorm who I wanted to write about in the short story, Della was my first choice. I love her honesty and the way she always says what she feels. It was fun going into her past and learning more about her life.

    Thanks so much for stopping by.


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