15 March 2014

Angels and Demons


The Eternal Beings: Book One
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 In a town called Nowhere Colorado, Angels and Demons battle for salvation. Who will win? And what will be the cost?
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Killing isn’t exactly on Rosalie Lockwood’s list of things to do when she runs away from home. But despite her search for peace; guns and motorcycles become her latest fashion accessories as Divine interference leads her to Steele, co-leader of the Fallen Paladins motorcycle club.
Leathered and tattooed, Steele’s presence scares off most people he comes in contact with—but not Rosalie. She’s immediately drawn into the dangers of his biker world—and into his heart.
But Steele guards a secret that if Rosalie knew, could shatter their new love—along with destroy the human race. And the truth comes at a price.
Will Rosalie risks her soul to prove her loyalty to Steele?
The Dark and Light Realms collide as Rosalie chooses between life, death, and the ever-after to become that which she is fated to destroy.




Excerpt: 

"Naked, they came together, giving in to each other’s passion, delighting in their own desires, satisfying their hunger for each other. Neither seemed to care anymore about the consequences that would surely follow. With every passing second of their love-making, Steele grew stronger, while Rosalie became weaker."



Coming 2014
The Demon's Wrath: Book Two
 

7 January 2014

New Release: Reviled

 It's here! Reviled: Book Two in The Serendipitous Curse Trilogy.



Being haunted in Savannah Georgia--one of America's most haunted cities--takes on an entirely new meaning when Solomon and Desiree find themselves caught in the ageless war between good and evil.

Chilling discoveries await the couple summoned to Bonaventure Cemetery. Three angels disguised as the ghosts of Hoodoo priestesses are responsible for Solomon's reawakening. They’re also the ones who murdered him more than a century ago. But this second chance at life comes at a high price.

While Solomon faces his past life's sins, Desiree discovers horrific secrets of her own. And the biggest secret could be the most damning of all.

Will Desiree succumb to wickedness? And will Solomon risk everything--his entire existence—to ignore the angel's warnings to tread carefully and deliver Desiree from evil before her soul is lost forever?

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21 September 2013

Celebrate the Equinox!





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A Young Adult Novel
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 Excerpt: The beginning:

       Beyond the village rooftops, they stared back at me. Cold, iron likenesses of ravens, strewn across the dormer peaks of the Ravenwyck Inn--a place straight from nightmares.
       I hated Deadwich. Dark nights terrified me.



  I hope you enjoy my take on witchcraft, reincarnation, horror, and love.

1 September 2013

New Release: Reborn



"The Serendipitous Curse: Reborn."
BOOK ONE

The Serendipitous Curse - Reborn
In the heart of Savannah Georgia, up an oak-lined drive, lies Solomon Brandt Plantation, a spanking piece of suburban sprawl with a sordid past.

When an amnesiac bearing this cursed name stumbles into town, he’s immediately drawn to the haunted antebellum, and also to a Hoodoo practitioner who converses with spirits, and her gorgeous green-eyed niece.

Desiree McClinton, a descendent of the Brandt slaves, sparks emotions in Solomon, the likes of which he's never known. But curses run deep, and Solomon's crippling nightmares, seeping into real life, soon threaten their budding love.

Will Solomon be able to save Desiree from the evil that has followed him through time? Can a tainted soul truly be redeemed?

 
"I had the privilege of writing a story set in Savannah Georgia. Now it's on the top of my list of places to visit, but not during humid seasons. My hair doesn't do well in humidity. While immersed in writing this story, I've discovered Savannah's charm and beauty, and also that it is the second most haunted city in America. I've also had the privilege of working with Best Selling Amazon Author - Aiden James." - Lisa Collicutt

18 May 2013

Great Opening Lines!

"Call me Ishmael" - Herman Melville - Moby Dick, undeniably one of the most well known first lines in literature. And how about, "It was the day my grandmother exploded" - Iain M. Banks - The Crow Road. Interesting, to say the least. Then there's the ever-famous, "Once Upon A Time." - We all know how that ends, or not.

Those are great first lines from the past, now how about some great first lines from Authors of the present?

With the Author's consent, I've compiled a list of opening lines in today's literature. I hope you'll have fun reading through these openings. Who knows, it may even spark a novel in you.

Posted in alphabetical order. (To the best of my ability.)


 "An explosion shook the ground . . . maybe the world."
The Serendipitous Curse: Reborn by Aiden James & Lisa Collicutt

"Are you there Smokey Bear?"
Dear Cassie by Lisa Burstein


"As she glanced around the room, Tarah Kiersey couldn't tell whether her body was shaking from fear or anticipation."
Fire by Mima
 

"As the sun sank lazily towards the horizon, I knew I was in trouble."

"Beyond the village rooftops, they stared back at me."

"Darkness descended over the freeway."

"Darkness had fallen, but the stars refused to shine."
Silent Orchids by Morgan Wylie


"Dusk fringed the Atlanta skyline in hues of deep blue and gray."
The Serendipitous Curse: Reviled by Lisa Collicutt & Aiden James


"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil, for they are with me."
Don't Fear the Reaper by Michelle Muto

"Everything of importance in my new world has disappeared."
Wilde's Army (Darkness Falls Series: Book Two) by Krystal Wade


"Gentle fingertips grazed the edge of her jaw, trailing down her neck to her collarbone."
Colour Weilders by Dawna Raver 

"Happy birthday to me,” fifteen-year-old Veronica “Ronnie” Lambert murmured as her eyes fell on the picture of a black triple spiral on the wall."
Into the Spiral (The Spiral Defenders Series: Book One) by Erin Danzer 

"I am a jolly fellow."
   
"I can’t remember how many missions I’ve been on now."
 

"I don't believe in love or happy endings but I do believe in lust."
 

"I felt my stomach lurch as the room spun and the night caught up to me."

"I had no idea what was chasing me, but I did not like the look of its tentacles."
 
   
"I looked into the sun visor mirror of the driver’s side of my car."
Shadow Shifter by Olivia K. Wilder


"I'm standing in the middle of a meadow, surrounded by tall wheat grasses."
Wilde's Fire (Darkness Falls Series: Book One) by Krystal Wade


"Inhaling in life is easy."
Exhale by Jennifer Snyder


“I plastered myself flat against the wall, straining to distinguish footsteps from heart palpitations.”

"I repositioned myself so I could see down the edge of the building and into the dark alley below." 
Bad Blood by Nicky Peacock

"I shoved the scattered books and papers from the table into my backpack as everyone stampeded for the exits. 
Better Nature by Elizabeth Sharp
 
 

 "I slid my feet into the hard leather boots, hating the feel of the rough material and what it stood for—I was a slave, or at least I felt like one."
Broken Forest by Eliza Tilton


"I sprinted through the dusty narrow streets. my two younger sisters hot on my trail."

"I tap my pen against my notebook impatiently, unable to stop staring, all but boring holes into the back of his head as we wait for class to start.
Buried by Gerilyn Marin


"I think I was nine the first time I saw a Wild Child."
Wild Children by Richard Roberts

"It's the middle of July and I'm looking out my patio door into my big beautiful backyard."
Words to Love By (A true story) by Karen L. Boncela


"It was one of those days that a tourist would find hot and hazy."
 Return of Night of the Scream Queen by Michael MacCarty, Linnea Quigley & Stan Swanson


"I woke up to the same cold, empty loneliness that I had been waking up to for years."
Never Let You Fall by Michele G Miller


"Jimmy Groome hoisted the heavy backpack over his shoulder yet again."
A Spark Before the Fire by Mima
 

"Karis, the council has reached an agreement."
Ageless Sea by M.R. Polish

 

"Late in the night, Megan Howell sat in her bed looking at the flowing patterns of light on her wall."

"Lead woke with the sun peeling his eyelids back like the tips of God's fingers." 
The Zona by Nathan L. Yocum 

"Like a bad detective novel, it started with a woman."
Bonus: The opening line to The Devil Dances (Nick Englebrecht #2):
"Like a good horror novel, it started with a victim."

"Mary, close the door."
Quite Contrary by  Richard Roberts

"Mr. Brown closed the door on the whimpers and walked up the stairs to take a shower."
Blow up the Roses by Randy Attwood


"My name is Fang, and I'm a nightmare."
Sweet Dreams are mad of Teeth by Richard Roberts


"No light penetrated in the depths of the dank, musty dungeon to shine upon the skulls, bones, pieces of stone and broken jars that called it home."
The Lady of Steinbrekka by Kristi Strong


"One glance at the calendar was all I needed."
Ever by Jessa Russo


"Somehow, Matheus expected the night he died to be fraught with weather straight out of the Old Testament: thunderstorms and hurricane winds and floods with arks."
Real Vampires Don't Sparkle by Amy Fecteau
 

 "The hot sun baked my back and sweat beaded on my forehead."
Second Nature by Elizabeth Sharp
 
  
"There was something cathartic about wielding a crowbar."
Nefertiti's Heart by A.W. Exley
 

"The ride to the hospital seemed to take forever."

"The wind howled around me, flinging cold rain this way and that."
Fade by A.K. Morgen
 

"Thomas Jones parked in the last spot within spitting distance of the Ruby Tuesday's, leaned back in the driver's seat of his rental truck, and closed his eyes."
Love Me by Diane Alberts


"We are orphans."
Ratgirl Song of the Viper by Gayle C. Krause


"When Warren arrived outside his mother's apartment, he saw Luke Skywalker's face plastered against the window."
The Charge by Sharon Bayliss
 

"Willing his feet to remain silent, Jason Hunt concentrated on the ground as he weaved between the outstretched claws of the tree branches."

"You let the greasy pig off too easily," Flanna mumbles, holding a sharp, wooden needle between her lips."


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