Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Valentine's Day winners plus new contest


We've come to the end of February. Leap Year, too, for those not in the know. And I have two winners for the Valentine's Day giveaway. Trust me, scrolling through over SIX HUNDRED entries was a feat in itself, but I want to thank each and every one who entered. You are what makes being an author the most fabulous job in the world. So, thank you.

So, anyway...onto the main event.

As chosen by

Kendra (, you are the winner of the bottle of Winter glamour.

Riley (, you win the hardback edition of THE IRON KING and a bottle of Summer glamour.

Congratulations! I have sent you both emails, so please respond soon so I can send you your prizes. :)

And, for the rest of you, despair not. Tomorrow is March 1st, which means I will be holding another giveaway here on the blog, this time for a signed arc of THE IMMORTAL RULES. So be sure to check back for that.

Thanks again, everyone. Congrats to the winners, and good luck to all tomorrow.


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Immortal Rules Theme songs

With The Immortal Rules less then three months away now, I thought I would share a couple of songs from the playlist. Also, I've recently discovered that I love Skillet, and their songs are absolutely perfect for The Immortal Rules, so enjoy. :)

"Monster" by Skillet. Allie's song.

"Awake and Alive" by Skillet. Allie and Zeke's song.

More songs will be revealed later, but what are your thoughts on these two? Lemme know! :)

Friday, February 24, 2012

FaeryCon West 2012

So, as some of you may know, a couple weeks ago I went up to Seattle to participate in FaeryCon West. What is FaeryCon West you ask? Think BEA with faeries instead of books. Think ComicCon with fey instead of Superheroes. Basically it is a convention celebrating every and all things Faery. Dragons, pixies, satyrs, magic, glamour, wings, glitter, goblins, music, dancing, and everything in between. It was everything my little faery-loving heart could've asked for. I only hope I can go to FaeryWorlds this summer and do it all again.

And now, the pictures.

The Green Man.

The Lion and the Unicorn

An awesome satyr.

Someone came dressed as Meghan *Squee!* This awesome awesome person got a signed Iron Knight.

The terrible Wutan Feysmasher. (And helper.) This fearsome Viking terrorized all the faeries he saw, chased them around and tried smashing them with his giant (cloth) mallet. Needless to say, he was a huge hit with the kids.

One of the many lovable goblins lurking around the con.

The stunning Faery Godmother.

A fellow kitsune. (I say "fellow" because...well, you'll see in a second.)

Me and the fabulous Charles De Lint. He was super cool and nice and chatted with me even though I might've fangirled on him a little bit. Just a little. :D

And finally, me in my kitsune outfit.

As you can see, I had a wonderful, stupendous time. I can't wait for FaeryWorlds, and I know it will be just as fun.

Even though I ran into Queen Mab and barely escaped with my life!


Monday, February 13, 2012

An Iron Fey Valentine (plus contest)

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

Soooooooooo, if you're here, you're probably looking for the special Valentine's Day short story about Ash and Meghan's first date, yes?

Well, I do have the link that will take you to it, but I also wanted to point out there is also a contest at the end of this post.

But you probably want the story first, right? Okay, clickie the linkie, read the story, and then come back here for the contest. Sounds like a plan. Or, you can scroll down and check out the giveaway beforehand; really, the choice is yours. :)

So, onto the actual event.

(Quick warning: this takes place after the events of The Iron Knight, so if you haven't read it yet, there could be spoilers. With that in mind, read on.)

AN IRON FEY VALENTINE can be found at Its a story of pure, unfiltered fluff that I wrote just for fun, but also a thank you to my readers and fans for all their support and encouragement over the years. So check out the short snippet here, and then head over to to read it in it's entirety.

And now, I give you: An Iron Fey Valentine:


“A-ha! There you are.”

Ash glanced up from where he was leaning against a library shelf, an open book in his hands. One leg was drawn up, resting against the edge of the shelf, and his silver eyes glimmered in the shadows. For a moment, he was perfectly still, and I took advantage of that moment to admire him. Even at rest, he looked like a coiled jungle cat, lithe and graceful, his long black coat falling elegantly around him. I’d tracked him to the library after failing to find him in the courtyard where he usually was, sparring with Glitch or training the new recruits. I guessed he’d let them off easy today; most of the guard was terrified of him.

Smiling faintly, Ash replaced the book on the shelf and beckoned me forward. Unable to resist, I stepped into him, and he drew me close, long fingers resting against the small of my back. “Here I am,” he agreed, sounding slightly amused as he brushed a strand of hair from my eyes. ‘Though if you needed me, all you had to do was call.”

“I know.” I laced my arms around his neck and smiled up at him. “But I wanted to talk to you alone, without gremlins peering over my shoulder or spying from the ceiling.”

“Ah, well, it’s a good thing I came here, then.” Gremlins rarely ventured into the library; there was nothing electrical for them to destroy or short circuit. I knew that was another reason Ash liked to come here; the gremlins often annoyed him, with their high-pitched laughter and general love of chaos. He pulled me closer, his gaze affectionate. "What did you need, Meghan?"

"Do you know what today is?"

Continue the story at


Are you back? Are you here for the giveaway? Cool, very cool. Well, while I was at FaerieCon this week, I managed to snag this:

That is a special, library hardback edition of THE IRON KING. The bookstore had only two of them floating around and I managed to grab one. But what are those two funny little bottles below it, you ask? That, my friends, is authentic bottled faery glamour. Winter glamour for Ash, and Summer glamour for Puck. (Funny that they were selling them at FaerieCon, right?)

Rules and stuff:

There will be two winners, one for Team Puck and one for Team Ash. Second place will get the bottle of their choice, while the first place winner will get a bottle and a signed hardback edition of The Iron King. To enter, just leave me a comment and say if you're Team Ash or Team Puck. Easy peasy, right? The giveaway will run to the end of the month. And yes, it is international.

Everyone got that?

Okay, then you know what to do. Just please no bashing or flaming the other Team. Its Valentine's Day, the day of love, after all. ;)


Monday, February 6, 2012

Ash, Meghan, and Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is coming!

The holiday of loooooooooooooooove, in all its sappy glory. Lol, I happen to love Valentine's Day, and as a special treat for all my fans who've been so good to me, I was inspired to write a short story with Meghan and Ash, and how they spend their first Valentine's Day.

It is nearly five thousand words of shameless FLUFF, so be warned.

The short story, AN IRON FEY VALENTINE, will be posted here on February 14th, and also at, so be sure to check back, and spread the word.

See you on February 14th. Until then, please enjoy these teasers. :)


"Relax, Ash. Humans do this all the time. It's called a date."

"So, you're implying that this...Valentine's ritural involves courtship. Dinner, flowers, that sort of thing?"

"Also, that means no swords, knives, or ice-daggers, Ash. Leave all sharp pointy weapons at home."

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Immortal Rules: back cover copy

I get to reveal the back cover copy for The Immortal Rules today!

So, without further ado, here it is! Hope you like!

I think it gives a good feel to the overall book, which is darker and more grim then the Iron Fey series, in my opinion, anyway. What do you all think?