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Shiloh Walker

Night Blade and a bribe

So I’ve been trying to get my facebook friends to vote for the Lakota Children’s Enrichment Program in the Chase Community Giving project.  I promised them if we could help get the Lakota Children to 300 votes, I’d post the cover for Night Blade this week.

Which happened, so I posted the cover there… now I’ll here.

Now it’s time for the bribe.

The Lakota Children’s Enrichment Program works to do things like provide coats and boots for kids on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.  I’ve been aware of this group for a while and I’m very much in awe of it.  I’d like more people to be aware, and I’d love for you to vote for the group, if you’re on Facebook.  You can also vote if you’re a Chase Card member.

If you vote and help get this group onto the leaderboard, I’ll post a nice fat excerpt from one of my upcoming books (majority rules)…those books are

  • Night Blade
  • Beautiful Scars (contemporary erotic romance with some minor BDSM/kink elements) (a Shiloh Walker book)
  • The Protected (a Shiloh Walker book)
  • The Reunited (a Shiloh Walker book)
  • Wrecked (a Shiloh Walker book)

I’ve been talking about this a lot on my Facebook page and probably driving people nuts, but I’m a sucker for kids, and these kids are…well, ignored by many.  It’s not intentional, but the plight of many Native kids is just something a lot of people aren’t aware of.

From the Lakota Kids Blog:

The Bison in the Living Room: Why Isn’t The UN’s Report Front Page News?

an excerpt from a letter written by a student

“Life here is very hand to mouth. Out here, we don’t have the finer things. You get what you get and you don’t throw a fit. And I’m going to be honest with you, sometimes I don’t eat. I’ve never told anyone this before, not even my mom, but I don’t eat sometimes because I feel bad about making my mom buy food that I know is expensive. And you know what? Life is hard enough for my mom, so I will probably never tell her. My parents have enough to worry about. I do not know what you can do, but try your very best to help us. Please help us. We can do this. Yes we can!”

Times are rough for a lot of people, but for those who live on reservations, it’s even more so. I know a lot of people are strapped for cash, strapped for a lot of things…but this is one simple way to make a difference.  A vote on Facebook takes a few minutes.  Yes, it’s allowing an app to work, but you can always revoke access once the thing is done.  It’s easy way to help.

for more ways to help out the kids on the Pine Ridge reservation, you can visit the Lakota Kids blog.

Stuff…final day for sale on BLADE SONG

BLIND DESTINY is finally showing up for pre-orders. So far, it’s just  at a few, but the rest will follow.  If you liked BLADE SONG, you might wanna maybe try my Grimm books…it’s more romance heavy, definitely, but it’s still a mix of UF/weird stuff and usually smart mouth heroines.  They come from fairy tales, though.  Sometimes you can recognize them.  Sometimes you can’t.  But I have mad fun writing them.

Anyway, the next one is due out next month…up for preorder now.

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The first one, if you’re curious, is Candy Houses.  You can read more about it here

Starting tomorrow, BLADE SONG will be back at it’s regular price $4.99, so if you want the sale price, you need to grab it now.

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I was pretty sick for close to ten days, then dealing with baby bratlet being sick. I think she’s on the mend now-missed a week a school, but hopefully the worst is over. Which means I’ve got serious time to make up for.

I may not be online as much while I’m making up for that lost time.  When I’m not sick, I’m trying to spend less time online on the weekends, in the evenings anyway so I can spend more time with my family and while I’m making up for lost time, I may be scarce.

But sometime soon, I shall have the cover for NIGHT BLADE.   I have seen it. It’s awesome.

Stuff…edits on Night Blade, sale stuff, more

I got my edits back on NIGHT BLADE…that doesn’t mean it’s close to coming out.  This is just the first step.  After this, it’s got to go through another set of edits and I plan on getting at least one additional line edit this time around.

Plus, I’m still waiting on my cover.

Here’s a snippet…

“Baby girl.”

It was stupid that just the sound of it made me smile.  It should.  But something about the way he said it, that endearment–one that should have been sexist as all get-out–made my toes curl inside the solid, sturdy boots I had on.  “Hey, Damon.”

Over the phone, I heard a grunt.  Then something that sounded like a hiss and a whine.

“You’re busy,” I said.

“Cleaning house,” he said.

His version of cleaning house usually involved bloody fights and sometimes death. Scratch that… it often included death. He’d killed the previous Alpha, a pretty, plastic-looking piece by the name of Annette.  She had looked like a Barbie doll, all big blue eyes, big round boobs and blonde hair and she had been one of the most brutal bitches I’d ever encountered in my life.  And I’ve encountered more than my share.

Annette had ruled over the cat clan in East Orlando and the entire southern region with a tiny, iron fist for more than a century, well before the non-human population had been forced to come out of the proverbial closet.  She’d also been certifiably insane.

Cleaning up was required, according to Damon.  She’d been crazy and cruel and like attracted like, so he was going through and making sure the crazy and cruel that had been left behind were handled.

He wouldn’t kill them unless he had to, but they would still need to be ousted from any positions of power in the clan, which tended to require thorough beatings to accomplish.  Weres didn’t back down willingly.  It took physical force.

Sometimes he came to me so battered, I barely recognized him.  It only lasted for a few hours, thanks to the amazing biology of a were.  The virus in his genes healed wounds that would kill humans, or a half-human like me, in hours or days and minor things like cuts or scratches disappeared in seconds.

I heard another grunt come across the line.  “This is a bad time. I’ll be quick.”

“Nah.  Chang and Doyle are with me.  We’re mostly done.  This is the last of it and I’m letting Doyle handle a lot of it.  Needs to get the shine off him.”  There was another grunt, followed by a roar that hurt my ears even through the phone.  “We’re just about done here.  Only a few hours away.  Have dinner with me tonight?”

“Can’t.”  As I passed around the desk, I grabbed my sword and nudged the cooler with my foot.  “I’m going to be out of town for a few days–courier thing to the Smokies.  MacDonald with the wolves is paying me to deliver some heads.”

“Ah, gimme a second.”

I heard a roar–I recognized that one, a deep, barking sort of roar, unlike anything a lion or tiger would make.  Damon’s creature was a leopard, a rare one, although very few realized just how rare he was.  I knew.  I had no idea if anybody else did.  Chang might.  But for all I knew, that was it.

A few seconds and one scream later, and he was back on the phone. “Did you just say you were delivering some heads?”

BLADE SONG is still one sale for a few more days…  please note, I removed BN from the list because for some reason, the price went back up before it was supposed to, but you can get epub format from ARe.  I’ve emailed my contact to see if they can get BN to readjust the price again but I don’t know if that will happen.  I’m sorry… it’s been my week (season) for weird, crazy things to happen.

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