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Mortal Heart Cover!

Sunday, March 16

For those of you who didn’t catch the Mortal Heart cover reveal a couple of weeks ago, here it is!

Mortal Heart Cover


Annith has watched her gifted sisters at the convent come and go, carrying out their dark dealings in the name of St. Mortain, patiently awaiting her own turn to serve Death. But her worst fears are realized when she discovers she is being groomed by the abbess as a Seeress, to be forever sequestered in the rock and stone womb of the convent. Feeling sorely betrayed, Annith decides to strike out on her own.

But across Brittany, the tides of war are drawing ever nearer, with France pressuring the beleaguered duchess from all sides. Annith’s search for answers threatens to rip open an intricate web of lies and deceit that sit at the heart of the convent she serves. Yet to expose them threatens the very fabric of her existence and risks an unforeseen chance at love, one that she can no longer deny. Annith must carefully pick a path and, gods willing, effect a miracle that will see her country—and her heart—to safety.

For those of you who are super eager, you can pre-order Mortal Heart HERE:


Mortal Heart Update

Sunday, February 9

So first of all, so sorry to have disappeared for so very long. Writing Mortal Heart in thirteen months is probably the single hardest writing thing I have ever done. Sadly, it required me to withdraw from just about every other thing in my life, including socializing (whether through social media or in real life) and sleeping.

The truth is, it was a big book, not just in word count (although it is that—clocking in at nearly 144,000 words!) but in terms of concept. Ever since I first imagined the trilogy, it was the most ambitious of the three His Fair Assassin books. Not only does it return to the political backdrop of Grave Mercy, but it delves more deeply into the mythology of the world I created and thus involved far more world building.

Far, FAR more world building.

In other words, it pretty much kicked my ass on a daily basis.

So the good news is that it is DONE! And it is BIG! And early reader reactions have surpassed my wildest hopes!

The bad news is, it won’t be out until November 4.

I know, I’m sorry. But I reeeeally needed those extra months writing time.

But! In more good news, there WILL be ARCs! I will let you know when I have a date for those.

In the coming months, I will be posting snippets and possible teasers and revealing the cover and playlists and hidden Pinterest boards to whet your appetites.

And now that the book isn’t demanding every single word that my brain produces, I will be posting on my blog (once I get it up and running again) and on Tumblr more often!

Thanks for your patience!