Cover Reveal: SHADOWS AND GOLD (And the final full chapter.)

It’s that time! The last chapter of SHADOWS AND GOLD is posted on the Elemental Mysteries site today, so I thought it would be a great time to share the cover for this story with you:

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Do you love it? I love it. I don’t think I’ve ever done a red cover before. So I think this is pretty darn cool. Damonza put up with me being a bit of a diva on this one, so all the love to them. (As always, if you’re looking for a great cover, I will always recommend them.)

Publication info! 

The novella will be officially out on December 15th. It will be available everywhere in e-book and in paperback through Createspace and Amazon only. (Usually, I publish my paperbacks everywhere with expanded distribution. But to do that, I have to set the price higher to account for distribution costs and I just don’t want to do that for a novella. It’s shorter. I don’t want you guys having to pay ten bucks to get the paperback.)

I am NOT doing a preorder for this book, but you can add it to Goodreads here and of course, you can always sign up for my New Release Mailing List, and I’ll send you an email anytime I have a new book out.

I’ll be leaving the novella up the rest of this week, then I’ll be pulling it from the website. (I love posting free fiction for you guys, but hey, a girl has to make a living, too.) The final chapter is posted today, so the story is really complete. There will be a short epilogue you’ll get if you decide to buy the ebook or paperback on December 15th, but all the major action in the story is resolved.

I’m hoping you like it and don’t come after me with pitchforks. It could go either way, really. Just remember, this is Ben and Tenzin. They’re kind of… unpredictable.

Here’s a quick teaser of the chapter to whet your appetite. You can find the full chapter HERE.


At the human’s scream, dockworkers and security officers came running. A small crowd gathered in moments. Tenzin landed on the ground near him. His hand was already drawing the second blade.

“Stop,” she said, putting a hand on his. “Cheng wants to make an example of him.”

Ben glanced around at the crowd. Mostly humans, but with a number of vampires thrown in to spread the word. All had their eyes trained on the two vampires circling each other, one with his hands in the pockets of an eight thousand dollar suit, the other holding his eye as blood dripped down his face.

“So, Kesan, you thought you would betray my friend?”

“She has no loyalty to you,” Kesan hissed.

“And you do?”

Kesan said nothing, and Ben knew the vampire had underestimated the old pirate.

“I faced a mutiny once,” Cheng said, stepping close to Kesan. “Do you know who won?”

“You,” the other vampire muttered.

“No, actually. My crew did. I learned a valuable lesson that day.” He grabbed Kesan around the throat. “Mercy is forgotten. Only cruelty is remembered.”

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  1. Really love the cover – great job! And what a wonderful treat for fans of Tenzin and Ben, and the Elemental gang. 😉 Can’t wait for more stories.

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