It’s launch day!
The Rifters is my newest series, an urban fantasy with lots of twists, set in Settler, Oregon.
The town could be considered a character. It’s quirky. The people are quirky.
I based it on some real places in Oregon, but took a few creative licenses to create the town I wanted in the location I wanted with the geological attributes I wanted. Much thanks to Fossil, Newberry Volcanic National Monument, Ashwood, Antelope, and Shaniko for the fodder and inspiration.
So devoted to my art am I, a few weeks ago the Husband Unit and I arose at 3:30 in the morning to go out to Paulina Peak at the Newberry Volcanic Monument to take photos at sunrise. That’s some serious dedication, huh?
For a limited time, The Rifters is a FREE download and book 2, The Initiate, is available on preorder for 99 cents. That’s two novels for a dollar. You can’t beat that bargain.
If you write a story about your visit to Settler, Oregon, before October 31, 2014, and post it on your blog and/or FB, you’ll be put in a drawing for one of two $25 gift cards to either B&N or Amazon, or a signed paperback set of The Rifters and The Initiate with a steampunk bookmark. Plus, a commenter to your post will win an ebook set of The Rifters and The Initiate. More Info
If you leave a review for The Rifters prior to October 31, 2014, you’ll be put in a drawing for a steampunk flash drive (handcrafted by the Husband Unit) and two sets of signed paperbacks with steampunk bookmarks. More info
Stay tuned for other giveaways and events!
The Rifters Book 1
A junction between the worlds erupts.
Cover by: EDHGRAPHICS
Edited by: Kelly Schaub
The Gold Rush trickles to a fool’s quest and a string of stagecoach heists. In 1888, Earl Blacke decides to make a new start and become a better man. He escapes into the mountains, heading north. In the wilds of Oregon, a rift inside an ancient volcano opens and sends him into the future, into the present day. It also shaves forty years off his age, forty years to live over again and atone for what he’s done.
Starting over is hard to do. In current day New York, Daelin Long’s dream job at a publishing house goes the way of the dinosaurs her sister chases. With no money and nowhere else to go, Daelin accepts the librarian position in her sister’s dinky town in the middle of Oregon. Nestled inside ancient volcanic peaks, the town of Settler holds onto many secrets. Residents roam the streets with weirdly fashioned devices, and odd lights pulse in the night skies. People whisper of a phantom outlaw and start dying, murdered and missing their heads. On top of it all, Daelin’s sister is missing, and Daelin doesn’t know who to trust.
Earl knows more than he’s saying. He shares a notorious history with the phantom, one he’ll see remains buried. Keeping Daelin’s sister’s secrets is his only chance at redemption, and the only way to keep this world safe.
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The Rifters Book 2
You’re never a hero until you are.
Coming October 20, 2014
Available for preorder for a special price of 99 cents through October 20th from these fine etailers:
Cover by: EDHGRAPHICS
Edited by: Kelly Schaub
A junction erupts between the worlds in Settler, Oregon, a rift from which horrors attack our world. The Rifters defend us.
To trust unquestioningly is the first lesson Daelin Long must learn as the newest Initiate of the Rifters.
Her first day is a disaster. She stands on a deserted street in a town smaller than a city district, courting killer rocks from another world with her ancestor from the Revolutionary War. Normal no longer exists.
While she struggles, Earl Blacke grapples with atoning for his past ill deeds, running far and fast from Settler, Oregon. The Shaman of the Desert promises him redemption, and an old mine puts the possibility of a gold strike in his grasp. His luck has changed for the better, but he can’t have both.
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