Myrtle the Evil Muse is still evil

Earlier this week, I posted a quick snippet of something that hit me–thanks, Myrtle–while sitting in the waiting room. It is clear this will be a several book series. Yes, the Evil One has been poking at me enough this week to let me know that much. But we made a deal. Okay, I begged and pleaded with Myrtle to leave me alone if I pulled together a mock-up of the cover for the first book. So, here it is. You can read the snippet here.

It is still a work in progress. Now to hope Myrtle lives up to our agreement because, by my count, I have the following four books to publish and/or write as well as the final book in the Eerie Side of the Tracks series. All I can say is 2022 is going to be damned busy.


Fire Striker

Tearing the Veil 1

January 4, 2022

Some say monsters aren’t real. Others say the only monsters are those people who aren’t fully human: the witches and shapeshifters, elves and dwarves, and all the others who one day stepped out of the realm of fairy tales and into “real life”. Morgan Walsh knows the truth. Monsters come in all shapes and sizes, and some of the worst are human.

She didn’t start out life as Morgan Walsh. Once upon a time, her name was Adriana Grace Hensen. Everything, including her name, changed the day she turned thirteen. That day she learned several lessons she’d never forget. The first was that monsters were real. The second was that her parents were two of the worst “monsters” alive. The third was that those you trust the most can and will turn on you.

Morgan’s parents betrayed her because she wasn’t “human”. Now she’s back with one goal in mind: vengeance.

Never, ever conspire against a Fire Elemental, especially one with other “talents” as well. When you do, you’d best be prepared to get burned.


This is the final book (?) in the Sword of the Gods series.  It will be released March 8, 2022. As soon as I have the blurb written, it will go up for pre-order.


This is book 2 in the Nocturnal Awakenings series and will be the final–or next to the final–book before the new series begins. There are already a couple of shorts/novellas in this “series”. The cover, btw, is the first draft and will be updated/changed before publication. Release date is set for May 10, 2022. It will be available for pre-order shortly.


This will be the final book in the Honor & Duty series. There are several short stories/novellas also planned that will be coming out over the course of the next year or so. Publication date for this book is July 12, 2022. As with the others, it will be available for pre-order once I get the blurb written.

2 Comments

    1. Thanks. Hopefully, I’ll get that done this week. I’m trying to get blurbs written that don’t sound like I’ve turned into a blathering idiot. VBG

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