A love letter to Berlin, the process, the series…and a whole lot of gratitude!

I’m back from Berlin and Long Gone Witch is out in the world, so I wanted to take the time to share some of the things I’ve experienced, not just during this trip, but the entire ICRA Files: Berlin process.

I legit got the Long Gone Witch manuscript back HOURS before Boris and I left for our trip. Which meant I had to go through the proofreads, format the ebook, and upload everything on Amazon within the three hours (three hours that shared space with taking care of the dogs and getting myself ready to leave, too). Wild, wild shit, I tell you.

I swear, it feels as if the entire ICRA Files: Berlin series had some sort of delay curse on it!

When I was gearing up to publish Rock This Wolf back in January, there was a moment when I was terrified my whole release plan would crumble because my then editor delayed for over two months past the deadline before returning the manuscript. But somehow, I managed to actually squeeze in proofreads, ARCs, and all the other numerous tiny steps that are necessary before a book is ready to see the light of day, even though I’m still not entirely sure how it was possible to get everything done with so little time to spare.

Down With Vamps had a somewhat better track record, but because of all the earlier delays (it wasn’t just RTW that had suffered that fate, but Shadow Reign as well), I had to work like a damn DB train to reach all the stations on time.

And then came Long Gone Witch. The ONE book I actually believed would have a super smooth release. I had everything ready waaaay in advance. Plus, I was so thrilled when I realized Boris and I would be in Germany at the time, because it felt so fitting to really celebrate the end of the series there, just relax and take it easy…

Honestly, I still have no idea what happened with my proofreads that were supposed to come to me a whole lot sooner than the day of our departure, but I figure that, maybe, I was meant to wrap up the whole Gina journey with one last โ€œoh, shitโ€ party ๐Ÿ˜‰

Because one thing’s for certain: not only have I practiced a hell of a lot of patience and refused to let stress get to me, but flying to Germany after that morning, knowing I, in some way, did get everything done on time…

It made spending time in Hamburg and Berlin all the more special.

I got to visit the exact spots where scenes in my books take place (which is something I’ve never done post publication). Got to celebrate the release in motherfucking Berlin! Yaaaaas! I even went live on Instagram for the first time ever (which you can check out here) for some Berlin + LGW talk ๐Ÿ™‚

Overall, for all the chaos the past two years, especially the last year and a half, have brought in regards to ICRA Files: Berlin, the ending was absolutely MAGICAL!

I’m grateful for all the experiences. So, so fucking grateful for this trip. And I’m grateful for Berlin’s absolutely chill vibe that truly was the cherry on the top of this whole journey.

Want to read my heart’s baby?

ICRA: Files Berlin is now complete, and you can get all three books by clicking this link or on the graphic below!

New release: ROCK THIS WOLF

Iโ€™m beyond thrilled to share that my latest baby, ROCK THIS WOLF, is out now!

Vampires and werewolves, blues and rockabilly, music and murder, everything comes together in this explosive mashup of urban fantasy and rockstar romance!

So…

Are you ready for some front row action?

Then grab your copy of ROCK THIS WOLF today!

New release: BURNING MOON

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This is it! The end of an era!

It’s been three years since I first started plotting a series about a bisexual werewolf tennis player, and now Lotte’s story reaches its explosive conclusion in BURNING MOON! I hope you’ll enjoy one last ride with our badass wolf!

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Stalling tactics were old news in any kind of battle, and the ones wagered on the tennis court were no different. Of course, when one was losing as blatantly and hopelessly as Ostwald Kleinfield, calling for a break under the pretenses of getting a nasty leg cramp was just crass.

Especially when the game in question was the godsdamned final of the Munich Games and the werewolfโ€™s opponent was none other than Richard Ackmann, the uncontested winner of the last four supernatural grand slams.

It was a sad sightโ€”one made even more pathetic as two medics with bags in their hands hurried onto the court and made a beeline for Kleinfieldโ€™s shaded bench. I snorted. Yes, a tennis match most definitely came with the peril of cramps, which were lethal to werewolves.

BURNING MOON is the page-turning finale to the suspenseful urban fantasy series where supernatural forces clash in a cloak-and-dagger war!

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Freebie: DESTINY RECLAIMED

What doesn’t kill you leaves a demon fighting by your side

Boran has always hated demons with a passion. Now, he just might have to save one of the fuckerโ€™s lives. 

Because in a world of unstable magic, a human can to do little to fight the supernatural forces. Especially when those damn forces are bent on controlling the ley lines and wreck havoc upon Boranโ€™s town.

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Destiny Reclamed is one of the stories set at the very beginning of the โ€œFutureโ€ portion of the Kolovrat Universe, filled with action, demons, and magic!

I wrote this novella for an urban fantasy anthology a while ago, and itโ€™s been sitting on my computer for an embarrassingly long time, waiting for me to send it out into the world again. Iโ€™m happy to say that elusive time finally came!

You can now read Destiny Reclaimed for free (no newsletter sign-up or anything like that required) by downloading it from one of the following links:

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Birthday sale!

Itโ€™s my birthday today, yay! I really wanted to celebrate it with you by doing something special, and I thoughtโ€ฆwhat better way to do that than by spreading some bookish love, right? ๐Ÿ’–

Which is why, until June 29th, you can get FOUR of my books for FREE, plus the Lotte Freundenberger boxed set (that includes the first three titles) for just 99c!

๐‹๐จ๐ญ๐ญ๐ž ๐…๐ซ๐ž๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ž๐ง๐›๐ž๐ซ๐ ๐ž๐ซ ๐๐จ๐ฑ ๐’๐ž๐ญ (๐ฎ๐ซ๐›๐š๐ง ๐Ÿ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ฌ๐ฒ ๐ฐ/๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž) – ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ—๐œ

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๐“๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ซ๐ฒ (๐ฌ๐œ๐ข-๐Ÿ๐ข ๐ฐ/๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ฆ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž) – ๐…๐‘๐„๐„

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US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07LB6P1KM

INTL: mybook.to/ShadowWorld

๐’๐ฎ๐œ๐œ (๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐๐š๐ฅ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐จ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง ๐ซ๐ž๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ฉ ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐š๐ง๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ฅ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž) – ๐…๐‘๐„๐„

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R3X7BG2

INTL: mybook.to/succ

๐–๐ข๐ง๐๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ (๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐๐š๐ฅ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ฆ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐š๐ง๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ฅ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž) – ๐…๐‘๐„๐„

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071D5K7BR

INTL: mybook.to/Windstorm

Kolovrat Universe reading order

Although all of my series and standalones can be read independently, some of you have reached out, asking about the reading order to follow the actual timeline of the Kolovrat Universe.

The โ€œPresentโ€ section refers to the time before the War, the โ€œFutureโ€ takes place afterwards.

If you want to see this list typed out (with attached buy links) or simply check for any updates/added titles, please click here.

New release: SHADOW HEART

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Chilly autumn air bit into my fingers as I huddled in the shadow-doused alley, scrolling through the numerous pockets of the dark web.

Maybe not the best way to spend my time given who Lena was meeting. The Interspecies Crimes and Relations Agency would throw my ass in a warded cell if they knew what I was up to. But thanks to Simonโ€™s literal magic fingers, my activities were basically untraceable. Tapping in a quick command, I opened a different branch of correspondences, then sorted them from latest to oldest. All the shady dealings there for the taking.

Yeah, having a genius warlock on the retainer definitely gave a person a leg up in lifeโ€”and a hole in their bank account. Though the latter was mostly my fault since I refused to let Simon undersell himself just because we were friends.

Not very demonic of me, true, but seeing as I wasnโ€™t entirely a demonโ€ฆ

I huffed, my breath condensing in the frigid alley. Damn, September had laid it on thick with the end-of-summer stint. Something my rapidly draining cell phone battery confirmed. Lovely.

SHADOW HEART is the third novel in the suspenseful urban fantasy series with kickass assassins, sinfully hot demons, eye-candy vampires, and a steamy polyamorous romance you wonโ€™t want to miss!

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New release: PHANTOM MOON

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My mind strained to separate illusion from reality.

Wildfire curved around me and danced beneath what little of the false night sky I could see beyond the smoke. I cast a look over my shoulder. The woods gave way to pastures, unrecognizable figures shuffling in the distance. False, false, false.

The thunderous echo of footsteps crashing against my right ear, too.

I flexed my fingers by my sides and ignored the dizziness that had ratcheted up again as I pushed my focus to its limits. Even the feel of hard groundโ€”not soilโ€”beneath my feet did little to steady me. Shit. The entire damn situation was almost like experiencing some sort of odd double visionโ€”if you could even call it that when it was only the scents that didnโ€™t align with the imagery or sound and painted a different landscape.

Though I probably should have been grateful I at least had that tiny bit of advantage given the sheer strength of the Leshy who kept evading me with infuriating ease.

PHANTOM MOON is the fourth book in the suspenseful urban fantasy series set in the Kolovrat Universe where myth meets reality!

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Pre-order alert: PHANTOM MOON

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When a hunt becomes a nightmare

Lotte barely settled into her new life as an ICRA agent when an executive order sends her on a mission to Berlinโ€”the latest location of a vamp serial killer no one seems to be able to catch.

As if the murders involving torn throats and ancient dark magic arenโ€™t troublesome enough on their own, Lotte learns the person responsible is someone she knows. Someone she never believed could go dark.

The evidence laid before her is irrefutable.

Only it doesnโ€™t make hunting a loved one any easier.

Can Lotte go through with her job? Or will her bias allow a killer to walk free?ย 

Donโ€™t miss out on the fourth title in the Lotte Freundenberger series!ย 

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New release: SHADOW LIES

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My fingers itched to wrap around the handle of my trusty blade. Much like every damn nerve inside me screamed to burst from my perch among the thick shadows and dart across the terrain; give the assholes one last surprise in their lives.

But desires and commands rarely aligned.

Thanks to the latter, all I could do was lurk on the ledge like a stalker and watch the fuckers syphon power from the vulnerable energy point.

Frustration twisted my face into something between a grimace and a sneer. All the previous times had been bad enough, but getting cockblockedโ€”well, bladeblocked was probably the better termโ€”nowโ€ฆ

The dickheads encircling the valve werenโ€™t even Rayaโ€™s demons, but individuals belonging to various courts, all of them believing they could have a nice, fat slice of cake at this illegal party they had going on. 

Apparently, they truly could.

I wound my own shadows tighter around meโ€”a self-imposed straitjacket to counter the anger simmering in my blood and threatening to spill over. Spending more time in the Shadow World after years of rapid drive-bys came with an unexpected side effect. 

Iโ€™d grown protective of my native realm.

Though it seemed I wasnโ€™t the only one whoโ€™d changed my tune.

A stray wisp of energy rubbed against me. The nine demons pounced on the leak, gobbling it up immediately. Team-fucking-work. 

I suppressed a bitter snort. 

Yeah, definitely not the only one whoโ€™d changed my damn tune.