Webcast | ReadOn Live


Tomorrow (Saturday 2/28/15) at 4pm EST, I will be on the ReadOn webcast answering questions about Division Zero: Lex De Mortuis (and probably part one as well). I’m a little fuzzy on the particulars of the giveaway – but I know there is some manner of giveaway for paperbacks involved.)

Hope to see you [and your questions] there 🙂

WATCH THE SHOW: https://plus.google.com/events/c31oa47a0sdor0th1g45udjcqm4

Cover Reveal | Thrall


Here’s the cover to Division Zero: Thrall, part three, due out March 31.

Kirsten continues her battle with creatures from the Abyss, complicated by a series of seemingly unrelated murders soon before prominent figures act out of character, making decisions which imperil the security of West City. Worried some trace of Charazu – or the person who summoned it – lingers, she can’t shake the feeling the murders are connected. Her friendship with the priest Carlos Villera grows, as does her devotion to Evan. When the boy takes a dislike to the first man not to run away from her, Kirsten may be forced to give up what she’s wanted for so long.


If you’ve read Division Zero 1, but haven’t read Lex De Mortuis yet – it’s available HERE.

If you haven’t read Division Zero 1 yet, and are willing to leave a review, I’m currently accepting requests for free e-copies in exchange for reviews.

Reviewers Wanted | Division Zero #1


With Division Zero: Thrall right around the corner (March 31), I’m hoping to find a few more people willing to read & review the first book in the series. Reviews are an incredible help to authors without the massive advertising force of a major publisher behind them (and not even every author of a huge house has that benefit.)

If you have already read Division Zero, I am truly thankful for being able to provide you with a little escape from the doldrums of the real world. I would be honored if you could take a few minutes out of your busy day and post a review (even if it’s only a few short lines) on Amazon.

For anyone who has not already read Division Zero 1 and is interested in posting a review in exchange for a free e-copy, please send me an email (mcox2112@gmail.com) with the email address you use with Amazon, or post in the comments below.

More information on the book HERE

Thanks, and happy reading !


Cover Reveal | Emma and the Banderwigh


I’m thrilled to be able to reveal the cover for my upcoming middle-grade fantasy novel, Emma and the Banderwigh! Artist Chris Malidore did an amazing job capturing the mood of the story.

Awhile back, my publisher put out a call for submissions seeking short stories for the Chronology anthology. I had a lot of ideas and machine-gunned them with about 8. While coming up with ideas for short stories, I decided to try my hand at writing middle grade and came up with a smaller version of this story. Someone I had shared it with (whose daughter still checks under her bed for ’emery creepies’) told me the biggest problem was that the story was too short. After hearing that, I decided to novelize it.

It’s going to be a long eight months until this one comes out 🙂

(Probably around September, I may be looking for people willing to read pre-release ARCs and post reviews on Amazon.)

Ten-year-old Emma doesn’t believe in faerie tales or monsters that secret children away in the night–until she meets one.

She lives in a quiet village at the edge of Widowswood with her parents, her Nan, and her little brother, Tam. Ready to abandon the whimsy of childhood, she finds the boredom of chores comforting and Nan’s fanciful bedtime stories silly.

One morning, a wan and weary older girl staggers out of the woods and sets the entire town aflutter with whispers of a child-stealing monster lurking in the forest. Nan tells her of the Banderwigh: a dark soul who feeds on sorrow and drains the life from children’s tears.

Darkness comes calling on Emma’s happy home, threatening the reality to which she desperately clings. The impossible becomes more and more real, forcing Emma to reach inside herself for the ability to believe. Her family depends on it.

Add it on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22005757-emma-and-the-banderwigh


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Caller 107 on sale


Curiosity Quills has marked down Caller 107 to $2.99 on Amazon for a couple of days (ends 2/6/15).

I went wide out of my comfort zone (Sci Fi) for this one, but I couldn’t help it. Some years ago – before I took writing seriously – the story that would become Caller 107 came to me as a dream. At the time, I didn’t write often; but when I woke up, I had to write down everything I had dreamed before I lost it.

For awhile I wasn’t confident enough to show it to anyone, as some of the story elements felt ‘weird’ to me, but after CQ signed Division Zero, I decided to polish it up and show them to see what they thought. What I had written was too short for a book and too long for a short story. They asked if I could make it a little longer, so I sat down and got to work.

The thing I like most about being a writer is having people who have read something I created and tell me that it reached them on a deep, emotional level. I’ve gotten some great feedback from people who have read Caller 107, especially mothers, and when one person told me they’d gotten into a discussion with their daughter about my book, I was on cloud nine for a month.

Anyway, if someone who reads this post decides to check this one out, I’d love to hear what you think 🙂