Buy Reborn Get a Free Book!

SFBeginningIn less than a month, Reborn will be released. Now, you can wait and buy it in your local bookstore. And that’s great. But did you know you can actually preorder Reborn from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or any other book seller and get a copy of Shadow Falls: The Beginning for FREE?  Shadow Falls: The Beginning is one book, but it contains both Born at Midnight and Awake at Dawn, the first two books in my Shadow Falls series.  St Martin’s Press, my publisher, will give you a copy of Shadow Falls: The Beginning and all you have to do is show your receipt for preordering Reborn. Now I know a lot of you guys already have that book—or the first books.  But what about a friend’s birthday? Or get it and save for someone’s Christmas present.  Anyway, I love that they are giving it away for free.  Even better, it’s not only available to US residents, but this deal is also available to Canadian residents (except residents of Quebec). For more information, go to St. Martin’s Press or follow this link:

Saved_at_Sunrise_ebook_FINALAnd don’t forget every Friday I am posting another chapter of Saved at Sunrise, my novella about Della and Steve’s FRU mission, on Don’t worry if you didn’t start reading it when I first posted chapter one because chapters 1-4 are still available. So you can start at the beginning and read through chapter 4 and be all caught up. Then next week, I’ll post chapter 5. So follow this link and get started on Della’s adventure:



If you follow me on Facebook, you’ll know that I was just in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for Barbara Vey’s Reader Appreciation Luncheon. Barbara Vey organized the event for the third year in a row as  a chance for readers to have lunch with their favorite authors. Over fifty authors participated in the sold out luncheon featuring Debbie Macomber as the Keynote Speaker. I had my own table where I was joined by some of my hard core fans. It was really great to meet them and swap stories over lunch. So, I wanted to share some of the photos with you.




The center piece on my table.



Diane Kelly, Barbara Vey & Me




Me and some of my fans.












More pics!














Me, Michelle Callahan & Deeanne Gist



Me with Diane Kelly and Darynda Jones: Three St. Martins girls!






Now, I want to know what you are looking forward to most in Reborn. Holiday and Burnett having their baby? Or maybe you’re expecting to learn about something else?

More Answers

Della answered your questions about me last week, and I have to say, she did a pretty good job. I guess she’s been in my head for so long that she knows me pretty well. So, I thought I’d give her another chance to answer a few more.

Okaaaaay, I guess CC liked my answers last week. So, I took another crack at your questions, and I’ve got to say, I think I’m really getting the hang of this now.

Kayla asked, “What inspired you to write something like the Shadow Falls series? And was it that same inspiration that encouraged you to write the Della spin off series?”

Oh, I’ve got this one! I’ve heard CC get asked this question a lot. Actually, the idea for Shadow Falls Camp came from her editor. CC was writing romance and her editor asked if she’d be willing to try writing young adult novels. She also told CC she had an idea for a book—a paranormal camp. CC, being CC, went home and started thinking about this idea and let her imagination take over. Before she knew it, she had Kylie and me and the rest of the Shadow Falls campers running around in her head. So, now that I think about it, I guess in a way I have CC’s editor to thank for my existence. But CC’s the one that’s always all up in my business. So maybe that’s where my series came from. CC is nosey, so once she started focusing on me and Steve, well, she couldn’t help herself, could she?

Lucy asked, “If she had to write a different series, 1) what genre? and 2) what it would be about?”

Actually, I heard her talking to a friend the other day about another young adult series she has planned. It sounds pretty scary. You all know I don’t like ghosts, they scare the beejeezzus out of me. But this series is even worse. She said it was about the descendants of Grim Reapers.I hope she won’t expect me to be part of it and hang out with them or something.

Yvonne asked, “How do you get paid as a writer and where do most authors work (home, office)? I really want to know because I’m thinking about becoming a writer.”

From what I’ve seen, CC gets checks from her publisher in the mail. I’ve seen them on her desk in her office—which is where she usually writes. But since she bought her new house with the big wrap-around front porch with the cool porch swing, she sometimes writes out there. I wish we had a swing like that on our cabin’s porch at Shadow Falls. I could see sitting out there with a certain guy—if he behaved himself!

Thanks, Della! I could have answered these myself, but I think it was interesting to hear your take on me. I actually get asked that last question a lot. So tell me, how many of you have considered a career in writing? If you have, what sort of books would you write?

Della Dishes on CC

A few weeks ago, I asked you to send in any questions you had for me and I would let Della answer them. I’ll tell you, I must have been crazy. After all, Della is permanently pissed at me for some of the things I did to her in Reborn.  But I promised, so I’ll turn it over to Della.

Thanks, CC! When CC told me about this I was not happy. I’mway too busy with the FRU, not to mention juggling two guys. But once I had a chance to think about it, I changed my mind.  After all, this  might just give me the opportunity to dish out some of what CC is so quick to dump on me. Give her some of her own medicine Yup, I intent to make the most of it. So, here goes

Jen asked, “Do you ever have one guy in mind for a character and as the story goes, decide you know what I think this guy fits better?”

Actually, this did happen to CC when she was writing Kylie’s series. You see when she started Born at Midnight, she’d sort of decided that Kylie was going to end up with Derek. Then Lucas happened. Yes, he was always meant to be the other guy that challenges Derek for Kylie’s affection, but Kylie just seemed to fall so hard for Lucas. Now as Kylie’s friend, I wasn’t that keen on the wolf early on, and when he got engaged the other wolf skank, I was ready to suck him dry and skin the pelt off his ass. But CC really thought he was the best guy for Kylie, and Kylie certainly agreed. So, I guess I had to give the guy a chance, and I’ve got to say, he not so bad—and he seems to make Kylie happy.

Alicia asked, “Do you enjoy writing more from Della’s prospective than you did from Kylie’s prospective of things?”

I’ve heard CC tell people she most identifies with Kylie, so she said Kylie was most like her and the easiest to write.  But I’ve been in her head, too. I have got to say, she really gets into writing from my point of view. She loves letting her sassy side out, and writing through me gives her an excuse. I’ve even heard her sound like me when she wasn’t even working on my books. Her husband doesn’t like it.

Kellie M. asked,” When writing Shadow Falls, did you have the series planned out, or did ideas come to you when you were writing?”

CC is what’s called a pantser not a plotter. It means she writes by the seat of her pants and doesn’t plot out every little thing. Oh, yeah, I know I told you originally she was going to have Kylie fall for Derek, so she does have a vague idea of what’s going to happen. But switching gears to Lucas, is part of being a pantser. She realized Kylie was heading in another direction, so she changed things. So while she might have an idea of some things that will happen in her books, she doesn’t sit down and plot everything out. Since that’s the case, maybe there’s hope for me. Perhaps I can get her to change a few things she has in store for me in Eternal.


The lucky winner of the ARC of Reborn is Morgan Gonsoski. Please email your mailing address to Congratulations!

Reborn Giveaway

Hey guys here’s a video that my friend, R. M. Brand, made, and didn’t she do an awesome job? St. Martins is actually filming a video, too, and I even got to pick out the actors. How cool is that?? Keep checking back because the St. Martins video should be posted soon.

I’m also going to share the official book blurb for Reborn with you.

RebornEnter Shadow Falls: After Dark and meet a vampire named Della, who’s about to discover what her own story is meant to be. . . .

Della had the perfect life—the family, a boyfriend, and a bright future—until she was turned, and abandoned by everyone she loves. She takes refuge at Shadow Falls, a camp for teens with paranormal powers. It’s where she and her best friends, Kylie and Miranda, heal their heartbreak with laughter, and where Della is training to be a paranormal investigator—and she refuses to be distracted. That means there’s no time for romance with Steve, a gorgeous shapeshifter whose kisses melt her heart.  When a new vampire named Chase shows up at camp, Della’s world is thrown into even more chaos. Arrogant and annoyingly sexy, Chase is a mystery . . . and the only mystery Della likes is one she can solve. She can’t solve Chase, at least not while she’s dealing with ghostly hauntings, vampire gangs and a web of family secrets. Can she prove herself as an investigator and keep her life—and her heart—intact?

Gosh if I hadn’t written this book, I’d be buying it myself. 🙂

Saved at Sunrise

Have you read Saved at Sunrise, yet? It’s the novella about Della and Steve’s FRU mission. Now you can read Chapter One on Wattpad for FREE: I’ll post a new chapter every Friday. I recommend you read it before you read Reborn. You’ll understand the tension between Della and Steve much better.

Saved_at_Sunrise_ebook_FINALNestled deep in the woods, Shadow Falls is a secret camp where teens with supernatural powers learn to harness their abilities and live in the normal world.  But Shadow Falls is facing a problem that could finally expose them to the rest of the world.  Humans are showing up dead, and rogue vampires may be to blame. 

Camp resident Della Tsang, who’s still coming into her own vampire powers, is assigned to help find those responsible. If she succeeds, maybe she’ll even land her dream job: working for the F.R.U., the enforcers of the supernatural world.  But when she sees that her new partner is a hunky shapeshifter, things get complicated.  Steve, too gorgeous to be trusted and capable of seeing through her tough-as-nails exterior, knows just how to get under her skin.  And only hours into the mission, Della realizes rogue vampires aren’t the only threat she’s facing. If she’s ever going to complete her assignment, she’ll need his help…but learning to trust him will be her hardest challenge yet.


Now, want to win an ARC (Advanced Reading Copy) of Reborn? Just leave a comment on this post. Tell me how you like the video or how much you are looking forward to May 20th.Or maybe you can share with me what you are doing to get ready for Reborn. (Sorry, but because of mailing costs, I have to limit this giveaway to U.S. residents only.)



I’m so excited. Do you know what a widget is? No? It’s on my home page and it counts down the days, hours, minutes and even seconds to Reborn’s release. Did you notice I have a brand new widget for Reborn?  It’s even better than before because it not only counts down the time to Reborn’s release, but it has excerpts, character descriptions, links to the free stories, and more!

For you bloggers, it’s easy to snag my widget for your home page. Just select the “Share” button under the image and follow the directions.

Remember to continue spreading the word about Reborn’s release!

Next week, I’ll answer a few of those questions Della asked you to send in.  Have a great week guys and leave a comment telling me your favorite scene in all the Shadow Falls books. Was it when Perry mooned everyone, or was it that first kiss Lucas gave Kylie at the creek?  Was it when Derek told Kylie he loved her the first time?  One person, (sorry, U.S. mailing address only) will win a free Shadow Falls: After Dark poster.


Boy you guys came up with some great questions, and Della is going to have fun answering them. The winners of the Shadow Falls: After Dark posters are Teresa Zimmer from Germany and Samantha Wallace from the U.S. Please email your mailing addresses to Congratulations!