Sunday, March 16, 2014

Cover Art: Black Rook









She never saw this coming…

Brynn Atwood is a low-level Magus whose unpredictable precognitive powers have made her an outcast among her people—and an embarrassment to her highly-regarded father.  After a frightening vision in which her father is murdered by a loup garou man, Brynn decides to prove herself by finding the killer, and stopping them at any cost.

Her target is Rook McQueen, the son of a small-town loup garou Alpha. Despite being the youngest of three, Rook is first in line to inherit the role of Alpha, a duty he isn't sure he's capable of fulfilling. When Brynn finally meets Rook, she doesn't expect the attraction that draws her to him—and him to her. 

No longer believing him a murderer, Brynn and Rook strike an alliance to find her father's real killer. But when his older brother is targeted by an unknown enemy, Rook will have to choose between his growing feelings for Brynn and his duty as the future Alpha of his community.

Coming July 15 from Berkley Intermix.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Farpoint Schedule

Tomorrow, I'm heading out to the Baltimore area for Farpoint despite the snow. It should be plowed out by the time I hit the road. I hope. Anywho, here's my schedule for the weekend, for anyone who's out and about and wants to say hello.

Building A Series                       Fri 2/14/14     1600     Chesapeake 1
Farpoint Book Fair                     Fri 2/14/14     2300     Dulaney Valley 1
Beating Writer's Block                Sat 2/15/14     1000     Chesapeake 1
How to Kill A Character               Sat 2/15/14     1100     Chesapeake 1
I'm Walkin' Here! The Walking 
Dead - 'nuff said                         Sat 2/15/14     1300     Dulaney Valley 2
All Kinds of Writing Workshop      Sat 2/15/14     1400     Parlor Room 308
Writing Convincing Lead 
Characters                                 Sat 2/15/14     1400     Chesapeake 1
Marvel's Agents of Shield            Sun 2/16/14     1100     Dulaney Valley 2
 
I'm pretty excited by all the panels. And "How to Kill a Character"? Does that have me stamped all over it or what?

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Cornerstone Run Release Dates and Blurb

Thanks to a savvy reader who spotted these books up for pre-order on Amazon, I now have release dates for the three books in my paranormal romance trilogy, written as Kelly Meade.

Black Rook - July 15, 2014
Gray Bishop - October 21, 2014
White Knight - January 1, 2015

You're probably curious what the heck Cornerstone Run means. Cornerstone is the name of the small Pennsylvania town where about eight hundred loup garou live and work and basically try to keep humans from knowing they exist in the world. Twelve other sanctuary towns like it are spread out throughout the country, each led by an Alpha. And a run is their word for "pack."

And since it's up on Amazon, here's the blurb for book #1, BLACK ROOK:



She never saw this coming…

Brynn Atwood is a low-level Magus whose unpredictable precognitive powers have made her an outcast among her people—and an embarrassment to her highly-regarded father.  After a frightening vision in which her father is murdered by a loup garou man, Brynn decides to prove herself by finding the killer, and stopping them at any cost.

Her target is Rook McQueen, the son of a small-town loup garou Alpha. Despite being the youngest of three, Rook is first in line to inherit the role of Alpha, a duty he isn't sure he's capable of fulfilling. When Brynn finally meets Rook, she doesn't expect the attraction that draws her to him—and him to her. 

No longer believing him a murderer, Brynn and Rook strike an alliance to find her father's real killer. But when his older brother is targeted by an unknown enemy, Rook will have to choose between his growing feelings for Brynn and his duty as the future Alpha of his community.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

$1.99 Superpower Special!

For a limited time, both TEMPEST and CHIMERA (MetaWars 3 & 4) are discounted to $1.99 for Kindle! So if you haven't picked them, it's a great time to do so. Just click on the cover for a link.

http://www.amazon.com/Tempest-ebook/dp/B0092PY5WS/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1346115480&sr=1-9
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BW4UMA6?ie=UTF8&camp=213733&creative=393177&creativeASIN=B00BW4UMA6&linkCode=shr&tag=tesa06-20

My apologies for my fellow die-hard Nook users (and Kobo users), but the discount is only on Kindle.

PS--because Blogger is weird, you have to toggle your mouse over the bottom portion of the Tempest cover to find the link. Don't ask....

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

RIP 2013

And good riddance.

Here's hoping 2014 brings an upward trajectory.

Happy New Year!


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Free Read!

Right now, TRANCE is a free read at XOXO After Dark until December 16. It's the first book in my MetaWars series of original superheroes living in a post-almost-apocalypse world that fears anyone with powers.

So if you haven't jumped on board with MetaWars yet, now's a good time to try it out!


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Announcement: New Series/Trilogy!!!!



Since the deal has been announced in Publisher's Marketplace and shown up on Romantic Times, I guess it's okay to make it all official-like and tell you the good news. Remember the Sekrit Project I've been tweeting about since last year?

It finally sold.

The PM blurb:


Kelly Meding writing as Kelly Meade's new paranormal romance series, CORNERSTONE RUN, beginning with BLACK ROOK, featuring a magus whose lackluster precognitive powers have made her an outcast among her people and three werewolf brothers fighting to keep their pack alive against attacks by supernatural hybrids, to Leis Pederson at Intermix, in a three-book deal, by Jonathan Lyons at Curtis Brown.


Cornerstone Run is a paranormal romance trilogy, set in a world of hidden loup garou, their mystical Magi enemies, and the occasional vampire. The small, reclusive town of Cornerstone, Pennsylvania, houses an almost entirely loup garou population—one of only thirteen towns around the country that serve as a sanctuary for their nonhuman inhabitants, where the loup garou are free to be themselves.  When a neighboring sanctuary town is attacked by a vicious, unknown enemy, the three sons of Cornerstone's Alpha must stand together to protect their people—and the women who steal their hearts.

Trilogy titles are BLACK ROOK, GRAY BISHOP, and WHITE KNIGHT.

You may have noticed the whole "Kelly Meade" thing and are scratching your head. I chose to publish under a pseudonym to distinguish this paranormal romance trilogy from my urban fantasy series work, but the name will remain linked in terms of my blog and website. The first book , BLACK ROOK, has a tentative release of Fall 2014.

For folks who aren't aware, Intermix is a digital-first imprint of Berkeley. Yep. Digital first again. But Intermix has produced some pretty awesome books since their formation, and I'm very excited to work with Leis on these novels.

To give you a better idea of what the first book is about, I've included the original query I worked up for submissions. I hope you're looking forward to the future shenanigans of three badass brothers named Bishop, Knight and Rook McQueen.

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One mistake cost Brynn Atwood everything: her sense of worth, the respect of her Magus father, and her beloved job as a private tutor for the Congress of Magi, the most powerful organization of magic users in the world.  When Brynn has a vision of her father being murdered by a loup garou, she hopes to redeem herself in the eyes of her people by taking matters into her own hands.  She leaves the safety of her family home to confront her father's would-be killer and stop the vision from coming true.  Rook McQueen is the youngest of the local loup garou Alpha's three sons and, through a twist of fate, the first in line to inherit the position—if Rook can get his life together and act like Alpha material.  A failed musician and an acknowledged screw-up, Rook isn't sure he can ever live up to the expectations set by his father and two older brothers.

As if his life wasn't complicated enough, the last thing Rook expects is to be accused by a beautiful young Magus of the future murder of a man he's never met—on the same night another town of loup garou is slaughtered.  A new, lethal enemy is targeting loup garou and no one is quite sure what they are: loup, vampire, or something new altogether.  With his family in danger, Brynn not allowed to leave town, and hundreds of lives at stake, Rook can't afford to be the family screw-up anymore—or to allow the distraction of falling for the daughter of the Magus he's accused of killing.

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So yeah.  YAY!