Monday, April 13, 2015

Into the Dark Series Character Profile: Tobin Oshiro-Winters

Releasing in paperback 4/14/15
Name: Tobin Oshiro-Winters (a.k.a. Toby--but only his mother calls him that, and he hates it).

Hair color: Black

Eyes: Brown

Height: 5'6"

Build: Slim but toned and muscular from years of dance training.

Favorite food: The Oshiro family's infamous spider roll . . . or Swedish Fish.

Favorite drink: Mountain Dew Code Red

Special Skills: Singing, dance, sailing, amateur conspiracy theorist, occasional hacker and code breaker.

Releasing in hardcover 4/28/15
Weaknesses: Under the thumb of a controlling mother, overly obsessed with exposing conspiracies surrounding strange disappearances of teenaged girls from his town,  jumps to quick conclusions.

Life goal:  Become the next Bruno Mars--and find his missing sister, Abbie.

Character inspirations: Xander Harris from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Christian Reed from Dance Academy, and Sammy Lieberman from Dance Academy. 

Into the Dark Series Character Profile: Daphne Raines

Releasing in paperback 4/14/2015
Name: Daphne Raines (a.k.a. The Cypher)

Hair color: Golden blonde

Eye color: blue

Height: Just little over 6 feet

Build: Tall and curvy--often described as looking like an amazon.

Favorite food: BBQ bacon cheese burger with avocado and a single onion ring.
Releasing in hardcover 4/28/2015

Favorite drink: Rootbeer!

Special skills: singing, guitar, floral design, animal charming, can hear special tones and music put off by all living/organic things. Uses these tones and sounds to read people and situations. (May be able to do even more with this ability--like control the elements.)

Weaknesses: Abandonment issues from being raised without her father, has difficulty letting people in, overly focused on her goals, can't drive. 

Life goal: Become a world famous musician on her own merit--not because her father is a the Joe Vince "the God of Rock." 

Character inspirations: Taylor Swift meets Dean Winchester from Supernatural + Katara from Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Into the Dark Series Character Profile: Haden Lord

Releasing in paperback 4/14/2015!
Name: Haden Lord (a.k.a. Lord Haden, Prince of the Underrealm)

Hair color: Dark brown hair in daylight. Appears midnight black in the dark.

Eyes: Jade green with amber fire rings around his pupils. Sometimes, especially when vexed or otherwise emotional, it looks like he has actual flames dancing in his eyes.

Height: about 6'4"

Build: Big and muscular like a Spartan warrior.

Favorite food: Braised hydra in plum sauce and steamed griffin's milk  . . . or pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.

Favorite drink: Pomegranate nectar--definitely not soda like Daphne, it burns!

Special skills: tracking, hunting, sword fighting, hand-to-hand combat, languages, stealth--to the
Releasing in hardcover 4/28/2015
point of being almost invisible in the dark, playing the guitar and singing (he just doesn't know it yet!)

Weaknesses: Impulsive, sometimes selfish, occasionally compassionate of the less fortunate, sentimental about his deceased mother, too human.

Life Goal: To have his honor restored and to reclaim his standing as heir to the throne of the Underrealm. (Or so he thinks.)

Character inspirations: Prince Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender, Sam Winchester from Supernatural, Castiel from Supernatural, Thor and a little bit of Loki. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Eternity Key launch party info and YASH winners!

Announcement: The launch party for THE ETERNITY KEY will be Saturday, May 9th at 2pm at The King's English Bookshop. I would love to see you there! If you can't make it, you can pre-order a signed copy of the book from TKE online and they will ship it to you. You can even request a personalization. Just be sure to mention that you want the book signed/personalized in the comments of the order form.

Reminder: THE SHADOW PRINCE ebook is still on sale for $1.99 on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I imagine this deal will go away once the paperback edition of the book launches on April 14th. If you want an inexpensive ebook, grab it now!

YASH Winner:

The winner of my giveaway of a The Shadow Prince paperback and swag pack is: Isabella Plummer.

Winner, please email me at with your shipping address to claim your prize. If I do not hear from you within 30 days, your prize will be forfeit.