Silver Universe song

To celebrate the completion of the Silver series, I have something amazingly cool to share with you all: a custom song from the world of the novels! I wrote the lyrics and local composer Mitchell Fund wrote the music. It’s meant to be a folk song the Were characters might sing, coming out of a their oral tradition and worship of the Lady.

I get chills every single time I listen to it, so I hope you all enjoy it just as much!

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Death-Touched out now!

DEATH-TOUCHED, the fifth and final book in the SILVER series is out now in both print and ebook! SILVER came out in 2012, so it’s been an amazing six-year ride with these characters and of course with all of my readers! I can only hope you all have enjoyed the time spent with Silver and Andrew, and even Death, as much as I have.

If you are interested in the print book, I urge you to order it from your local bookstore.

Order print or ebook from:
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Amazon

Or ebook from:
Apple
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Add it on GoodReads

And once you’re finished reading, if you’d be so kind as to leave a review, I would be eternally grateful!

Faced with the looming threat of the Russian pack, Silver and Andrew Dare plan to host an envoy at their wedding. The Russian alpha rejects diplomacy, however, and instead sends Mikhail, an elite assassin. Mikhail begins to ritually murder sub-alphas, leaving them to bleed to death from a thousand shallow cuts.

The Roanokes’ only leverage is Mikhail’s reverence for the Lady: he thinks She is reborn in Silver. Playing the Lady goes against all of Silver’s beliefs, but she yields to Mikhail’s invitation for her to join him in Russia. There, she hopes to wield the pretense of religious authority to depose the Russian alpha. Staying behind while Silver risks herself alone is more than Andrew can bear, but he must tread carefully to avoid triggering a pack war.

Still, if Silver can play the Lady, perhaps Andrew has a role as Death.

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Silver Series Sale

In honor of counting down one week until the release of DEATH-TOUCHED, the ebooks of WOLFSBANE, Book 4 of the Silver series, and MISTAKEN CAPTIVES, the companion novella to Book 5, are now on sale for $1.99 and $0.99!

One week only!


WOLFSBANE
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MISTAKEN CAPTIVES
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Death-Touched Print Copies and Norwescon

DEATH-TOUCHED print copies have landed! (Maeve and Dolores are helping me out by providing the Pop-scale for the photo)

These copies will be available for purchase at Norwescon!

Speaking of Norwescon, I’m also going to be speakin’ on some panels and signin’ some autographs, so if you’re planning to be at the convention, come and say hello!

Friday

Visiting the Weird West
10:00am – 11:00am @ Cascade 11
Mark Teppo (M), Rhiannon Held, K.G. Anderson, Alexandra Renwick

Using Real Places in Fantasy Settings
12:00pm – 1:00pm @ Cascade 10
Django Wexler (M), Kat Richardson, Rhiannon Held, Randy Henderson

Writer Talk: Rejection is a Harsh Mistress
4:00pm – 5:00pm @ Cascade 10
Rhiannon Held (M), Jack Skillingstead, Andy Dudak, E. Lily Yu

Saturday

Autograph Session 2
3:00pm – 4:00pm @ Grand 2

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Mirror Bound Preorders and eARCs

Interested in my urban fantasy, but not looking to catch up on a series? Tired of the same old monster-fighting tropes? I have just the thing for you! My stand-alone urban fantasy in an entirely new world of shapeshifters and mirror magic is available as both a preorder and an eARC now!

Why would a monster want to help a monster-fighting team?
…She doesn’t.

eARCs available through Booksprout

Pre-order the ebook at
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If you are interested in the print edition, please sign up for my mailing list at the upper right, and you’ll receive a notice when that’s live!

Verity is a phantom, a being of the mirror realm who can change her face—or she could before she was bound by a mage of the grounded realm. Now she’s trapped in a human form, forced to tell the truth and obey the one who holds her binding: Dakota, a hunter who, with her team of other mages, keeps the world safe from the more monstrous creatures of the mirror realm. But Verity’s binding is weakening. Every time she teleports the team to safety, she gets a little closer to freedom.

Except the number of monsters coming from the mirror realm is increasing and the mages’ governing body, the Quorum, can’t figure out why. With monsters killing humans and all eyes on Verity, she’s fast running out of time to free herself—especially when she discovers that unless she can stop them from gaining access to the mirror realm, the Quorum’s plans for her realm and her people are far more dangerous than anything they might do to her.

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Short Fiction in BCS

I have a new short story out, under my R. Z. Held pen name, in amazing science fantasy company in Beneath Ceaseless Skies!

It’s also been reviewed by Quick Sip Reviews, which if you haven’t read any of his other thoughtful and articulate reviews, you definitely should.

Red Dreams
Shiny metal bloomed out and out from her touch and the red rust disappeared. Her heart sped and it felt good. Not from fear, but… satisfaction? Tarnish sought the right word like in a prayer and it came to her. Euphoria. She jerked her hand back, but the next instant she wanted more. She needed more, that little bit hadn’t been enough.

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Death-Touched eARCs


The eARCs for Death-Touched are ready to go! I’m testing out a new service, Booksprout, so if you have that app or are interested in getting it, the ARC is available here.

Space permitting, it will also be going up on NetGalley next month through SFWA, but if you’re a reviewer, you can also contact me directly before then.

Are you behind? I am happy to provide copies of Wolfsbane (Book 4), for anyone who wants to catch up before reading the final book of the series.

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Death-Touched Companion Novella

The new Silver Universe novella is now available for purchase! While you’re waiting for DEATH-TOUCHED, I recommend you give Mistaken Captives a look, as it offers a peek at the initial events of the novel from the perspective of a couple of secondary characters (one of whom is an archaeologist!).

Buy it at:
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When Faith showed up to work a gig as a server at a wedding dinner, she never expected to be kidnapped, much less to be faced with proof that werewolves are real. A mistaken identity has landed her squarely in the middle of a Were feud, the Russians against the Roanoke pack. Unless she uses all her diplomacy to rein in Laurence, the Were captured with her, the pair may be the first casualties…

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Death-Touched Pre-orders and Bonus Novella

Two exciting pieces of news!

Pre-orders for the DEATH-TOUCHED ebook are now live! The novel will be out March 27, 2018. See how the SILVER series ends…

Faced with the looming threat of the Russian pack, Silver and Andrew Dare plan to host an envoy at their wedding. The Russian alpha rejects diplomacy, however, and instead sends Mikhail, an elite assassin. Mikhail begins to ritually murder sub-alphas, leaving them to bleed to death from a thousand shallow cuts.

The Roanokes’ only leverage is Mikhail’s reverence for the Lady: he thinks She is reborn in Silver. Playing the Lady goes against all of Silver’s beliefs, but she yields to Mikhail’s invitation for her to join him in Russia. There, she hopes to wield the pretense of religious authority to depose the Russian alpha. Staying behind while Silver risks herself alone is more than Andrew can bear, but he must tread carefully to avoid triggering a pack war.

Still, if Silver can play the Lady, perhaps Andrew has a role as Death.

Add on Goodreads

Pre-order the ebook at
Barnes & Noble
Apple
Amazon
Kobo

If you are interested in the print edition, please sign up for my mailing list at the upper right, and you’ll receive a notice when that’s live!

Speaking of the mailing list: next month, I’ll be releasing a companion novella to DEATH-TOUCHED, which follows the beginning events of the novel from the perspective of some secondary characters. Newsletter subscribers will get a free copy! If you’d like yours, be sure to sign up!

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A Year of Writing 2017

As a scientist, I am deeply fond of data. I haven’t found word counts particularly represent my effort in any meaningful way, however (especially given the difficulties of calculating a word count to represent revised material), so this year I tried out a visual representation of what I worked on:

These are based on ranges, not a log of each day, so often within a section there will have been several days on which no writing happened due to the day job, choir rehearsals, etc., etc. The remaining holes are due to 1. wisdom tooth extraction, 2. who knows, I don’t recall, and 3. my vacation in Japan (and associated prep and recovery).

I also have more granular data than these (outlining was folded into revision or drafting depending on what it preceded, for example) as well as details of which projects each section was, but for now, I like the simple form. Maybe in 2018 I’ll branch into many colors!

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