Want to be part of THE BROKEN ONES blog tour?

Hello!! If you are a blogger interested in participating in THE BROKEN ONES blog tour, you’ve come to the right place!

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I’ll be doing guest blog posts, interviews, and a super secret guest post for a select number of bloggers with significant Instagram followings. Tour stops do take up a significant amount of time, so I’ll be limiting the number of them that I do. While the size of your following is a factor in whether I choose you, your enthusiasm for my books, whether we’ve worked together before, and your engagement on social media are JUST as important. Enthusiasm > # of followers.

If you are interested in me writing a guest post, I do expect you to provide a topic that you feel will be interesting to your followers and relevant to The Broken Ones. If you are interested in doing an interview, PLEASE PLEASE be original with your questions. I’ve been asked questions like “What inspired you to write a book about trolls” more times than I can count. Original questions get better answers from me!

There will be giveaways!

There will not be paper ARCs, but The Broken Ones will be up on NetGalley (approvals are made by my publisher, not by me)

The tour will take place in April & May.

Thanks so much to everyone who is interested in helping this little novel make a big splash. It’s near and dear to my heart, so I appreciate your enthusiasm more than words can say!


Guest Post: Cécile’s relationship with her mother

I wrote a guest post for The Speculative Herald about Cécile’s relationship with her mother. This is an extremely important post to me, and one I’ve been wanting to write for a long time, primarily because it addresses certain of Cécile’s behaviours that might not have made much sense to some readers. So if you’ve read/reviewed HIDDEN HUNTRESS, I’d love it if you took the time to read this.


Rerun Monday: Love Letter from Marc to Pénélope

So, I’ve heard it going around that there are quite a few Marc fans floating around – some who think he might have been a BETTER love interest than poor Tristan! He’s also one of my favourite characters, so when Bewitched Bookworms asked me to be a part of THE BIG LOVE LETTER EVENT last year, I knew this was my chance to write something for everyone’s favourite troll.

For those of you who haven’t read the novel yet, Marc is Tristan’s best friend and cousin, and he lost the love of his life a couple years prior to when the novel begins. The poor guy is only 19, and he’s suffered a world of hurt already.


Dearest Pénélope,

It has been two years to the day since I lost you, and there are still moments when I swear I hear your laughter filling the corridors of our home. Mornings where I wake and turn my head, certain you will be beside me. Times when I half-imagine I can still feel the whisper of your emotions running through my mind.

But the house is silent.

Your side of the bed is cold.

And my heart and mind are empty of anything but my own hurt, the enduring pain of your loss written across my fingers in a black far darker and more permanent than any ink. I never intended to live a moment past the one in which your heart stopped beating – was sure that the bond linking our souls would mercifully pull me from this world so that I’d never have to know a life without you. Was I a coward to want that? Perhaps. I was certainly a fool to believe that would be how it would transpire, because when has life, or fate, or friend ever been kind to you and me? They call us the broken ones – those marked by isolation, darkness, and iron, but I never saw you that way. And you were the only one who never saw me that way. So if my desire to be where you are makes me a coward, then so be it. It was what I wanted. But the choice was taken away from me, and there have been times over these past years when I hated Tristan for forcing me to live a life I did not want. And then there are times…times when I do not know what I feel.

Especially now.

Change has come to our unchanging city – a wind whipping through streets that have not seen the elements in five hundred years. The Duchesse has spoken a prophesy promising a route to freedom, and it has come with the face of a flame-haired human girl named Cécile. She’s been bonded to Tristan, and in her, he’s more than met his match. I know you and he rarely saw eye-to-eye, but she’s changed him, and I think you’d better like the man he has become. The King we need him to be. And because of her, I think he better understands why you and I made the choices we did. For that, Cécile will always have my goodwill, for she has reconciled the two people I care for most. I wish you could meet her. I wish you could be here to see the change, experience the energy, and feel echoes of hope thrumming through the hearts of those who have never before known it.

But instead you are two years in the grave, and I can blame no one for your loss other than my own self.  I can’t count the number of times I’ve cursed myself for acting on my feelings for you, because if only I’d limited myself to the bounds of friendship, you would still be alive. By loving you, I killed you, and that guilt weights heavily upon me. Yet when Cécile asked me today if I would bond you again, knowing what I do now, I said I would. In a heartbeat. The words came out as only the truth can, because in my heart I know those short months I spent bonded to you were worth a thousand lifetimes of hurt. And I let myself remember when you told me that you’d rather risk a short life in love than an eternity alone.

If it is as the humans say, and there is a life beyond, I’m sorry that I’m not there with you.  But I find there is  a spark within me that must see this revolution through. I cannot say if we will succeed, or how long it will take, but know that even if it takes a lifetime, my love for you will not diminish. And when my time comes, never doubt that if there is a way for us to be together again, I will find it.

That is my promise.



Originally posted on Betwitched Bookwords – The Big Love Letter Event