Safety Is An Illusion – CHILD’S PLAY – Release Day!

It’s here!   Today is release day! I’d stand on my rooftop and scream the news, but my neighbors already think I’m crazy. They’d probably call the cops, and then I’d have to spend release day locked in a padded cell. So, instead I will yell here on my blog. Ready? Child’s Play is now out in the world for all to read! Ahhh!!   A little girl is stolen from her yard and police Read More …

Flaunting That Bad Reputation – CHILD’S PLAY Excerpt

One week from today, Child’s Play will be released to the world! I am thrumming with excitement!   Today I’m sharing an excerpt from the book. Many of you know I have a slight music addiction. Consequently, I tend to connect music – particularly lyrics – to random situations, conversations, etc. Sean, the badass (lovable?) killer from my Michael Sykora Novels has a similar music connection. When I wrote the scene I’m sharing today, the music Read More …

#FridayReads – Excerpt from CHILD’S PLAY – A Michael Sykora Novel

Two more weeks until Child’s Play is released! The anticipation is killing me!   Today I’m offering a glimpse into the story. This is the opening scene: Child’s Play Chapter One If cleanliness was next to godliness, then this place was the devil’s lair. Grime crawled across the walls, stealing nourishment from the paint and the plaster. Her red Doc Martens stuck to the threadbare carpet, as if it was trying to suck her down Read More …

Knives and Romance – Character Interview – Maria Milan from Michael Sykora Novels

Last week, I posted an interview with Sean Riley, one of the lead characters in my Michael Sykora Novels. Today my guest is Maria Milan, Sean’s girlfriend and partner in the Lost and Found business. These interviews are a four-part series with the lead characters, as we prepare for the release of Child’s Play, their next pursuit into the dark criminal world. Here is Maria Milan – bodyguard, bounty hunter, and all around rebel badass. Read More …

What Scares A Killer? Character Interview – Sean Riley from Michael Sykora Novels

As many of you know, Child’s Play, the fourth Michael Sykora novel, is set for release on June 9th. I’m so excited to share it with you all! In the weeks leading up to the release, I thought I’d do some interviews with each of the four leading characters. Today’s guest is Michael’s partner Sean Riley, who is, by his own admission, a sociopath. Sean is my guilty pleasure. In No Justice, book 1, Sean Read More …

Safety Is An Illusion – CHILD’S PLAY – Cover Reveal and Pre-Order

I’m excited to finally share the cover design and details for my new book! The title is Child’s Play, and it’s the fourth Michael Sykora Novel. This story features the entire team – Michael, Nicki, Sean, and Maria. If you haven’t read the others, no worries. Each book in the series can be read as a stand-alone. The official release date for Child’s Play is Friday, June 9. It’s now available for discounted pre-order price Read More …

#MondayBlogs – Finding Inspiration Within The Dirt and Grime

The fourth Michael Sykora Novel is coming your way soon! The title is Child’s Play. I’ll have it up for a discounted pre-order in about a week, with a scheduled June release. When I release a new book, readers inevitably ask me what inspired the story. That can be a difficult question to answer, mainly because I’m not always completely sure myself. I rarely begin a book with intention. I simply listen, and I go Read More …

Michael Sykora Novels On Sale Through The Weekend

I’m celebrating the new cover designs! You can get all three Michael Sykora Novels, plus the associated short story, for just $1.98. Book 4 is coming soon, and might just be Michael Sykora’s most chilling case to date!   No Justice is permanently free. Driven by grief, Michael Sykora started his life of killing in a blind rage. But then it became something he was good at. Even something he…liked. To most who know him, Read More …

#MondayBlogs: New Cover Designs for Michael Sykora Novels

I am so excited! Today is the day I get to show off the new covers for my Michael Sykora Novels! I have been working with the incredibly talented Jason McIntyre on new designs and new descriptions for the first three books in the series – No Justice, Beyond Salvation, and Killing Instinct – and the free short story, First Kill. Going into this, all I knew was that I wanted designs that were new, Read More …

#FridayReads – Excerpt from KILLING INSTINCT: A Michael Sykora Novel

Happy Mystery Thriller Week! I hope you’ve been enjoying the events, and have found some new authors and fabulous books to keep you reading. I’ve had some fun guests this week, but today I’m being selfish and sharing an excerpt from one of my own books. Ready? This is the opening scene from Killing Instinct, book 3 in my Michael Sykora Series. While I’d love you to read them all, they each can be read Read More …