FREE fiction and a cover reveal for Imitation & Alchemy.

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000446_00068]I’ve been going back and forth on how I wanted to publish Imitation and Alchemy, the second prequel novella for Ben and Tenzin’s Elemental Legacy series. Last year, I published Shadows and Gold as a free serial on my website before I made it available for sale. And I loved doing that! I love being able to occasionally share work with you guys while I’m writing it. It’s very motivating, and I think it’s fun for readers, too.

But then there was some nasty business with bad people stealing an author’s work off her website and forcing Amazon to take it down and halting sales. It was finally resolved in the author’s favor, but I’ll admit, it spooked me.

BUT since I’m going to practice the optimism I was preaching last week on the blog, I’ve decided to go ahead and publish Imitation and Alchemy as a serial on my blog like I did with Shadows and Gold. And after the horrifying events in Beirut and Paris the past couple of days, I decided that I’d go ahead and post the prologue as a pick-me-up.

So Saturday will be your publishing day for I&A.

And I’m giving you the cover reveal right now! (Because I don’t feel like waiting.)

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000446_00068]HOW’S THAT FOR GORGEOUS???

For real, I squealed when I saw this cover. did an amazing job, and then they went and updated Shadows and Gold to match this cover because I feel like this really, really captures the feel and look of this series, which is going to be kind of dark and murky and maybe a little noir-ish with a paranormal bent (obviously.) And I love this image. Go to the FREE FICTION page to read the synopsis and find the link to the prologue for Imitation and Alchemy.

And I’ll see you next Saturday!

Except for you people on my VIP Reader list, who will get Chapter One of I&A tomorrow in the newsletter. Not on my VIP Reader list? You can sign up here!

All the best. Take care of each other and try to spread a little love and light in a world that needs it right now.

Live bravely,


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  1. Live bravely, my friend! Thank you, as always, for giving us glimpses of your upcoming work. Good Karma your way! #benzin #squee

  2. Oh I am so excited for the book!! Lobed the first those two always manage to stir up stuff!!
    Keep them coming!
    Anxiously awaiting!

  3. The cover looks fantastic. It reminds me a little of the Karen Marie Moning’s “Fever” series. I can’t wait to read what Tenzin and Ben get into in this book.

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  5. Exciting! Can’t wait to read more! Also, are we going to see more of Zeno and Serafina at some point? I quite liked them in that Christmas story.

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