News and updates will be posted here when time allows.
April 25 2023
Once again, I am behind on getting an update on here. I have been playing catch up on a lot of admin tasks that have eaten up much of my free time in the last few weeks. (and doing taxes - yuck)
Torment is out! It is available in digital format and paperback. It will be up on the Readict app in the next few weeks, and I'm working on getting it on the Bravo novel/Joy read apps.
Today I received word that Readict wants to sign Concealed and the first book in the Mystic Gifts Trilogy, Mystic Perceptions. It will be at least a month before those are up on the app, but they are already up on Bravo novel / Joy read apps.
I don't have any more releases until June 24th. I need a month to get caught up on formats and edits and stop to breathe. On June 24th, the second book in the Ancestor's Enchantment Trilogy - Magic Descends, will be out. Pre-order links and the first chapter to check out are up.
I am writing the 11th book in the Animal Senses series, Honor. This one is a doozy, and it's been a challenge to keep up with the things (I didn't plan) that are happening in it. I can't wait to see where it goes. The first chapter and pre-order links are set up.
When I'm finished writing this, I'll put it aside and do the final rewrites to Unveiled in the Solrelm series. (also, pre-order is set up, and first chapters are available)
I just have to say thank you to all the readers, on and off the app ❤️ I'm shocked and humbled that so many are on their 3rd or 4th read of the Alterealm and Animal Senses books. Thank you, so much. On Readict Animals is at over 1.6 million reads now! The Alterealm Series is over half a million and I have no doubt it will catch up to the animals numbers. Thank you for all the comments and support, it means everything to me. ❤️❤️
March 23 2023
I haven't had time to update this in a month. It's been a busy, odd month for me.
Concealed is out today. The first book in the Solrelm Series and 10th of the Realms books. Its hard to believe what started as a single book (Huntress) turned out to be so much more!
Workwise, I've been working on rewrites for two different series, which is always time-consuming. Torment is ready now and will be out next month. I've posted two chapters of it on here. Unveiled rewrites are almost done, I had to go back in and make some changes with parts that didn't sit well in the first draft.
During all of this, I found out that my editor and friend of 11 years had passed away due to complications from a car accident. I was numb and very lost for a few days. It's going to be a huge adjustment without her. I tossed everything from plot ideas, blurbs, and promotional ads at her, and she always performed her magic, even when her life was in chaos. Without her, I would have given up writing years ago. I'm going to miss her more than I can express. 😥
Feb 24 2023
Pride it out today! I can't believe we're on book 9 in the Animal Senses series.
The response has been amazing and I'm super excited to continue this journey with the readers.
The print version will be available in the next few days.
If you haven't entered the draw on my reader's group, make sure you do it before Match 1st.
I will be finished the first draft of Unveiled in the Solrelm series this week and then it's onto the 3rd book.
After that I'm back in Animal Senses - I can't wait to see where we go there.
I'm going to go bundle up and do some writing. -21 here today and I'm almost done with winter. 🤣
Feb 14 2023
My week started with a migraine and I feel like I'm still fighting through the fog of that.
I've been working on formats this past week. Pride's print has been proofed and will go live when the digital version is released.
Concealed print has been formatted and I'm waiting on the proof to go through, but it will be available when the digital has been released.
If you're a reader on the Readict app, I have good news. They have reopened submissions for certain genres and the next three Animal Senses have been submitted ( Spirit, Fury, and Pride). I'm so excited to get the books on there so everyone can get caught up in the series.
Pride is out in ten days! I can't believe it and hope everyone likes Amari's story. It's a different kind of ride then the other books. 🙂
I've been working on the second book in the Solrelm series and have been finding out some interesting things as I'm writing. If you've read Alterealm, you know that anything can happen when it comes to the realms characters. It's an adventure!
If you haven't joined the readers group, I encourage you to do so. March 1st is the day of my first draw, for 8 different prizes, ranging from free ebooks to signed print copies. There will also be a draw when Concealed releases for a signed copy and Nova's necklace. I'll get some pictures up in the next week or so.
Back to work for me.
Happy Valentine's day! ( I bought myself a new bluetooth keyboard) 🤣
Feb 2 2023
For the month of February the Animal Senses Books 1-3 Bundle will be on sale. 3 Books for the price of 1!
Find it HERE
Virtual tour from tomorrow until the 24th:
Follow and enter for $10 Amazon gc
kickoff at Silver Dagger Book Tours
Word Processor, Romance, Cats, Kids and Creed
Book Reviews by the Reluctant Retiree
Books all things paranormal and romance
Feb 13Momma Says: To Read or Not to Read
Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin'
Tina Donahue - Heat with Heart
#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog
Jan 27 2023
Inner Reflections is out today. That completes the Mystic Gifts Trilogy. I was able to get the print ready for release and should be live by tomorrow.
The next release is Pride in 28 days. I'm anxious about this one, like all the other Animal Senses books. 😬
By the end of the month I'll be finished writing the last book in the Ancestor's Enchantment Trilogy and then I can focus on the second and third books in the Solrelm Series. Writing any of the Realms Books is like a race, when I think I'm in the lead, the characters change the track and then I'm lagging behind trying to catch up to them. It's exhilarating and exhausting at the same time. I can't wait!
The release list I put out at the end of last year had to be adjusted a bit. I had hoped to put out a J. Risk Book and Jacqueline Paige book in both June and August-- but that isn't going to happen now. It's too hard to get the rewrites, proofreads, formats, and promotion going for two books in one month. I've adjusted the list on my coming soon page.
Now, I'm going to get back to writing and ignore the never-ending snowfall we've had the last few days. ❄️
Jan 11 2023
I know last week I said some books were available in print - but then didn't get the links added to the site. It will be done this week. I'm having a 'Monday' that seems to have dragged into Wednesday 🤣
Pre-orders are now set up for Torment (book 10 Animal Senses) and Magic Descends (book 2 Ancestor's Enchantment Trilogy). The links should be active later in the week for these as it takes the vendors a few days to process.
This past week has been filled with finishing up little things that carried over from my 2022 list on top of plotting the logistics of releasing so many books in one year. Figuring out when rewrites, edits, proofs, and uploads have to be done was a little confusing when I sat down to do them. With different series/trilogies on the go, I try not to be doing rewrites on a different one than I'm writing the first draft for. Experience has taught me that it's too easy to bring one of the characters along from a different series unintentionally. 🤦
Time to get back to work. Interesting things are happening in the third book of the Ancestor's Enchantment Trilogy.
Jan 5 2023
I've had to switch from a winter jacket to a rain jacket for the past five days. I'm not complaining, just wondering when winter is going to get angry and return with a vengeance.😬
Fury and Witch Within are now available in print format. I will be able to have the print proofs set up for new releases now that I'm caught up.
In the next few weeks, I'll be posting information for a virtual book tour taking place in February. There will be more prizes for that. I'll put information here as well as my social media.
For those that haven't joined the reader's group, I encourage you to do so. I've posted a picture of the prizes for the draw on March 1st.
The Animal Senses series (book 1-6) have reached over 1.1 million reads on the Readict app - I'm stunned and thrilled by this. I can't thank the wonderful readers enough for the comments and follows. ❤️❤️
I'll be busy with final proofs and all the little things that go with a new release...Inner Reflections is out in 22 days - Pride in 50 days and the much-awaited Concealed in 80 days. Busy times.
Dec 27 2022
I survived the whole family together! There were a few loud and chaotic moments, but I got through them unscathed 🤣
Despite all the busyness I managed to get some things off my to-do list finished.
The print versions of Mystic Perceptions, Dream Visions, Courage, Solace, Faith, and Spirit are now available. I'm going to be working on the print format for Fury, The Witch Within, and Pride (to hopefully get ahead of my list) in the next few days.
The response to Fury has been amazing and I can't even begin to express how happy I am that everyone is loving Noah's story. ❤️
I'll be finished writing Magic Descends (book 2 in Ancestor's Enchantment Trilogy) this week and then I'll dive into the last book in the trilogy, Final Circle.
My release schedule is on target so far, let's hope it stays that way.
Jan 27 ‘23- Inner Reflections Book 3 in Mystic Gifts Trilogy
Feb 24- Pride Book 9 in Animal Senses Series
Mar 23 - Concealed Book 1 in Solrelm Series
April 21– Torment Book 10 Animal Senses Series
Dec 12 2022
This has been another busy week. Fury is out today! I'm so excited that it's finally out. So much in this book changes the entire series- and we finally get to know Noah. Thank you so much to everyone that pre-ordered the book, it's a nice way to wake up on release days. Don't forget #9 in the series, Pride is a special pre-release price of 99cents USD, so grab it before the price goes up.
Two books were finally formatted for print copies this week, Courage and Solace. I'm waiting on the proofs for these now. During the pandemic, I stopped focusing on print versions because there was limited shipping in most places because of restrictions. I can't wait to get more into print.
In the readers group, I've posted some pictures of the prizes that I'm giving away March 1st. So if you haven't joined, please do, so you can be entered in the draw.
As far as writing goes, I'm just about finished with Magic Descends (1st draft, rewrites come later) and I hope to be done the trilogy just after the new year. 🤞
Okay, back to work for me, I have some magic and witchy things to write. 🤣
Dec 6 2022
I'm replacing my blog with this, because I never have time to blog anymore, but I have to update this site often. 🤷♀️
In the last few weeks, I have been extremely busy with scheduling and planning out the books to come. I committed myself to an intense release schedule in September and so far I'm on track.
This past week I've added books to the list to be written, which will expand the Realms books by several. Alterealm was so loved that in addition to the Solrelm spinoff series, there will be Gemini League and FaTerra books. In total (including the 9 Alterealm Series books) there will be 19 Realms books. Needless to say I'm so very excited to get back with the Alterealm gang and see where we end up this time. I've added banners for these series on the J. Risk Books page and the mockup covers for the books I do know.
Currently, I'm finishing up writing the remainder of the Ancestor's Enchantment Trilogy (Magic Descends and Final Circle), and then I will be back in Solrelm with Bastian to see what trouble everyone can get into. I'm three books ahead of releases on the Animal Senses Series, so I'm going to work on some J Risk books until March and then I have some tough Animal Senses stories to write.
I'm also going to TRY to update this page at least once a week, but please follow me on facebook, my author page, or reader group (this is new this week and I will be using it for discussions, questions, and giveaways), and signup for my newsletter so you're up to date on where things are at.