Sarah Wright has gone through a lifetime of mess in a mere five months, but her most difficult challenge yet is making it through Thanksgiving without spilling blood.
It isn’t only her extended family tempting her to sprout claws. A vampire hunter has arrived in Seattle, his sights set on Professor Heath. Worse, the hunter seems like a relatively nice guy. Dedicating one’s entire life to destroying undead sounds like a perfectly reasonable response to witnessing a vampire kill your parents, right?
She doesn’t believe her mild professor used to be a bloodthirsty mass-murderer, nor does she want to straight-up kill a living man for merely existing. Her indecision and silence backfires. One of the local vampire elders, still fuming over Sarah’s decision to remain with her mortal family, seizes the chance to back her into a political corner:
If Sarah doesn’t kill the hunter, she’ll bear the responsibility for anyone he destroys.
Update time. The editor is done with Vampire Innocent 8, so I’m back into it. Things are going smoothly so I anticipate this one releasing before the end of the week. Sarah’s got her hands full dealing with two major issues… there’s a vampire hunter in Seattle – and she needs to survive Thanksgiving dinner with her extended family.
Book Fair – Holy crap it’s almost October already. The Collingswood Book Festival is two weeks out (10/5/19). Anyone close enough to drive to South Jersey should check this out: https://www.collingswoodbookfestival.com/ I’ll be there in spot 34.
Hardcover:Of Myth and Shadow is now available in hardcover! I know it looks a bit steep price wise, but it’s as low as I could put it without being charged money when stores buy it. Signed copies direct from me will be cheaper than retail (once I have them on hand… shipping takes a while).
Ubergirl book 2 (Aliens Ate my Homework) should be out soon as well. At the moment, it’s only waiting on the cover art.
And lastly, the outline for the fourth book in the Evergreen series is taking shape. I don’t have an exact time frame for this yet, but its release shouldn’t be too far in the future.
I am beyond thrilled to announce the release of Prophets Journey!
Readers who’ve finished the first book in The Awakened series have been asking me for years about a spin-off series with Althea as the main character. This is something I had wanted to do, but needed to wait until the original series had been released in full. (Frustrating as the books were done but the original publisher I signed with wanted to stagger the releases out over three years… argh.) Anyway, with all six books of the Awakened series in the wild, it became time for Althea to strike off on her own with the Prophet of the Badlands series.
The events of this book are set after the Awakened series (but not too far after). Reading this one first will have a few spoilers for those who have not yet finished the first series. Anyway, I am super excited to add more to Althea’s story!
Happy reading! -Matt
Althea struggles to adapt to an unexpected twist in her life—not being kidnapped in six whole months.
The strange police from the faraway city claim the abilities she thought of as magic are really ‘psionics,’ and say she is far stronger than anyone they have ever seen. Despite their curiosity, they let her remain in the Badlands to protect her from an evil they call corporations.
Of course, Althea knows all too well how powerful her healing gift is. For most of her life, she’d been a prize taken in raids. Tribes have killed to own her, and she let them.
But the Prophet is done being passive.
Having a family changes everything. No longer afraid to use her powers to protect herself, Althea refuses to be taken again… even when corporate mercenaries find her.