FAQ

GENERAL FAQ

Are your supernatural creatures original?
Some are, yes. I've done what many authors do in putting my own spin on certain paranormals. However, I have basically rewritten what a Mage is, and it makes sense once you read the books. I have also created wholly new supernaturals that are unique to my world, such as Chitahs, Gravewalkers, Potentials, Geminis, and Relics. I've heard the term "Sensors" used in other books, but I don't know how those gifts compare to the ones I've written in my world. My Vampires and Shifters have their own unique gifts and history, but they in themselves are obviously known paranormals. There are a lot of terms I made up, such as the Mageri, stunners, liquid fire, and the term "Ghuardian" to describe a Mage who mentors another. Gravewalkers are another original concept/name I created. I think it's fun to have the familiar in an urban fantasy setting, but readers have been intrigued by my unique paranormals. They offer something refreshingly new, and I hope to uncover even more as I continue to write more books in the same universe.

Do you sell signed paperbacks or other merchandise direct?
Selling signed paperbacks (or other merch) direct is not something I do at this time. This also includes shipping me your books with postage. I have giveaways on Facebook and Goodreads as time permits, so always check there for a chance to win. Some authors offer signed copies, so check their websites. Others don't for the same reasons or they don't want to deal with all the shipping nonsense and sales/state tax. Please always check author websites prior to making a request. You are more then welcome to check out my Zazzle store (search "Mageri") or request a digital autograph on authorgraph.com. I'm a one-woman show and spend upwards of 16 hours a day managing the business, so every slice of time away from the actual writing matters.If my house becomes a shipping zone, you're going to see less books. And I get a lot of requests.

Will you read my manuscript?
I do not accept manuscripts to review or critique. Any sent to me will not be opened.

Can you give me advice on writing/publishing?
If you send me a message with this question, I'm sorry, but I cannot reply. My advice is to
1.) Read a lot of craft books
2.) Write a lot. Some may discover that this is more of a hobby than a profession they want to pursue, and there are great sites like Wattpad where people can share each other's stories.
3.) If you are a published author, form a small group of authors on your writing level in your genre that you can bounce ideas and marketing advice off of. You will learn from each other and grow
4.) Utilize the Internet for research. There is a wealth of information at your fingertips, and there is no magic formula anyone can give you to write a good story or be a success. It requires hours of hard work, an ability to acclimate to change, and sacrifice.

What are your thoughts on fanfiction?
I'm opposed to fanfiction written in my world. Every author is going to have a different view on this, so you should research the authors to find out their stance and also familiarize yourself with copyright laws. But see, I have invested hours of labor and love into these books. Writing about my characters is like kidnapping my children and raising them as your own. Writing about unique words and concepts, such as the Mageri, Chitahs, or what I've done with the Mage is the equivalent of stealing personal property from my house.  Please respect the intellectual property rights of authors. Fanfiction deals with legally protected works, so writers are taking a risk. Let our books inspire you to create your own worlds and stories.  True fans will appreciate the purity of the stories as they were meant be told by the author.

What are some books you recommend?
Tons! There are so many in trad and indie publishing that it's impossible to even create a list since I read in various genres. I do have a Goodreads account where I've put some books on my shelves, although they are not my full list. It's hard to recommend books without knowing what the reader's personal preferences is in not only genre, but the level of magic, violence, or romance they like. I began reading paranormal books such as Jeaniene Frost, Chloe Neill, Lara Adrian, Gena Showalter, and now read lots of books from my friends or bestsellers. I wish I had more time to read as many books as I used to, but my commitment to my readers to create more stories is more important.

Will you attend a conference?
Mayhap. I'm a private person, and I don't have any signings in the near future. You can go to authorgraph.com and request a virtual autograph from me - just as cool and delivered to your ereader! I'm also easy to follow on Facebook. I also don't sell autographed books direct. It takes too much time to handle those orders where I could be writing.

I love your books! How can I support you?
Write reviews, recommend to your friends, and follow my newsletter so you always know what's coming next! :)






23 comments:

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  2. Will there be an extension of the 7 series like another series with some of characters form 7? In Winter Moon I got the impression that Lakota was interested in Melody.

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    1. Anything is possible. I hope you have a chance to also read the Mageri series. You can sign up for my newsletter or keep checking back for announcements on upcoming titles and series. :)

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  3. Just finished the first 3 books of the 7 series and was totally captivated. I like this world you've created and can't wait to read the rest of the series. It was refreshing to read something with not too many typos, misspelled words,etc. These are like commercials at a good part of a movie, too many and you end up changing channels. Thank you for not leaving cliffhangers. It just shows you have confidence in your story and don't need to lure readers back. If it's a good story we'll be back. Thank you again for such a good read.

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    1. Thank you, Avidreader. I hope you are curious about the other books I write within the same universe as I think you'll enjoy the slight overlap. Enjoy your adventures with the Weston pack! Happy reading.

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  4. I have read all your books, and I am getting ready to read Keystone. So just curious when we can expect the next one? By the way I absolutely LOVED your books. Captivating and kept you coming back. I have recommended you so many times and nobody has been disappointed. I can't wait to read Christian. He was one of those that through the books that he was in I wanted to throttle him. Then the next thing you know you were in love with him and felt bad for him. �� Then the ending when he left i literally cried. Crazy right? Lol. Well anyway. Just wanted to say thank you from an avid reader that you have done an amazing job. And I am ready for the next one������.

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  5. Hope you enjoy it, and Ravenheart should be out sometime late Spring. Once I have a firm release date I'll announce here as well as my newsletter. I'm so glad you've enjoyed my other stories, and I appreciate your recommending them to others! Yes, Christian was definitely a character who was unabashedly himself, and as the Crossbreed series continues, we'll get more opportunities to learn what makes him tick. Happy reading!

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  6. Your books are fantastic, I read all of them in one week!!!!!! Your characters and the world you write about are so real. Loved Raven and Christians story, can't wait for the next one! Thank you and well done!

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  7. Hi, Do you have signed book plates (a shipping or address label with your logo & signature on it) that can be purchased and put inside of a book of yours already purchased?

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    1. I don't sell anything directly, but if you follow me on Facebook or Goodreads, you're likely to see a giveaway every now and again. :)

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  8. Hi! Love, love, love your work! I've just binge read all your books in the last month and I'm hooked! Sadly I've just finished Ravenheart and was wondering how many books will be in the Crossbreed series and when will the next one be released?!?!

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    1. I'm so glad you're enjoying the Crossbreed series, as well as all my other series (it's fun to see those crossovers). I don't have a planned number in the series. I'll see where the story leads :) Happy reading!

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  9. Hi, I've been reading and enjoying all you're books and have noticed a few common threads. I was curious about the recurrence of heterochromia in each series. As someone who has it, I get really excited when I see it mentioned elsewhere!
    Thank you!

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  10. Thanks so much for reading! I enjoy writing about all kinds of people, and unusual eye colors appears in most of my series with at least one character (not always heterochromia, but sometimes just an unusual shade or "supernatural" ability). I'm so glad to be able to give you characters who share this trait, especially Raven - our leading lady in the Crossbreed books. :) Happy reading ~

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  11. Hi. I enjoyed all of your books. But for some reason Crossbreed series is the one that wouldn't let me sleep at night) I just keep thinking about characters and where the story will lead them.Thank you for an emotional experience! Will we learn more about Christian's past in book 3? And who/what inspired you to create Raven's character? How did she "come to life"?

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    1. That means a lot, so thank you. It's nice to know that Crossbreed is earning a special place in the hearts of readers. I think as the series progresses, we'll begin to learn more about all the characters, as that is something I like to explore with all my books. I wrote Keystone back in 2011 right after I finished the Mageri books. With Silver, we got to see her introduction into the Breed world and what that experience was like as a human, but I was drawn to the idea of writing a street-smart woman who has been living in the Breed world for a few years. Someone who is still searching for her place but is innately strong. It also gave me a chance to explore the new chapter in Christian's immortal life. Thanks for reading!

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  12. Are you going to do a Spin off story or series around Rose La Croix?

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  13. Hi love your work. I have laughed cried and gotten chills during both mageri and crossbreed series! Can't wait to read the new story on Raven and Christian and hope you don't make us wait to long to see them come together.

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  14. I have read all of your books, and I have loved them all. Every time I read one of your books, I think you couldn't possibly outdo it. You prove me wrong every time. It took me a while to get into the Crossbreed series, but now after having read them all I am in love with them. Your books mean so much to me, and I want you to know that. This world you have created and the people who live in it are simply amazing. You are one of the most amazing writers I have had the pleasure of discovering, and I look forward to reading all of the books you release. Thank you so much for doing what you do.

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  15. Quick question is John from the keystone series, the father of the twins from the mage series.... I'm trying to word this carefully as to not spoil anything from either series lol

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  16. I loved the crossbreed series. Is there any chance we would get to see some favorite characters adapted to television at some point in the future?

    "reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are."

    Thank you for creating such a fantastic world

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  17. Let me start off by saying I love all of your books you are an amazingly talented author!! The 7 series is by far my favorite, I can’t count how many times I have read the series, and it’s definitely one of those story lines where you try to figure out what characters reflect your or your friends. I’m so hopeful for more books. :)

    I am oh so curious about the Gemini species though. They are brought up several times in I think all of your series but I feel like there is so much more to know about them. Are you going to create a series based on the Gemini or at least have them play a bigger part in one of the existing ones?

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