Thursday, January 24, 2019

A New Year...

Happy 2019 everyone! As this new year rolls around, and my final work-for-hire novel, HALO: RENEGADES is finally done and set to release next month (Feb 19), I'll be able to turn some of my attention back to some work-in-waiting. I always say every year that I hope to turn back to self-publishing, but seems every time I do, I get offered new work contracts which pulls me away again. I realize it's not perhaps a positive thing for those who enjoy my self-published works as the wait time has become embarrassingly & extraordinarily long, however, it is the right path for me to put traditional publishing as the priority.

For those who might not understand: The Gods & Monsters series is no longer supported by a publisher. The last book (4th) and any future books are firmly in the self publishing realm. As well as the Fire & Frost books. I work on them when time allows -- which is very little but some nonetheless. Life throws us lots of curve balls and shoves us off track, and I'm no exception.

I also realize another message like this from me is not something people want to hear (I have read your messages and I know the wait sucks--I'm really sorry about that!) I love Ari and Deira as much as you do. I love Violet and Sebastian and the Fire Breathers... Just know that I haven't forgotten these stories and one day they'll be books and it'll be a nice surprise for those still interested in seeing what happens next. Thanks for loving these stories so much and hanging in there.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Release Day is here for the 4th Gods & Monsters novel! This one was a true labor of love in every sense of the word, and I hope you enjoy revisiting Ari and the gang as much as I did.






Set in New 2, a dangerous and lush alternate New Orleans, the fourth book in Keaton’s Gods & Monsters series, finds the God-killer Ari and Mistborn Sebastian on the hunt for Archer, infant son of Athena, a child fated to bring about the Blood Wars, the ultimate showdown between the gods and the monsters they created, a war that will trap mankind in the middle of a destructive conflict thousands of years in the making.

As Ari and Sebastian attempt to rescue the child, forces pull them apart, sending Sebastian on a perilous journey to the desert sands of Egypt and into the lair of a dark, enthralling entity, and Ari to the Halls of Olympus and, darker still, the very heart of the Underworld where Death awaits with a bargain that brings Ari’s worst nightmares into sharp and heart wrenching focus.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Feb 17th on Sale Date

Hey Guys,

Just a few things. HEART OF STONE is not available for pre-order. However, it will be available for purchase on Feb. 17th. Just four days away!

E-book versions for Kindle, Nook, iTunes, etc. will be offered at all the major online retailers.

Paperback copies will be ready to purchase directly from Createspace (Amazon) on Feb 17th, and will be made available to purchase from most major online bookstores when the files feed to these stores. You might find the paperback listing the same day as release, or it might take a day or two to feed out. This is something that's out of my hands, but hopefully it'll feed quickly and the paperback will be available same day everywhere!



Wednesday, January 7, 2015

New Cover is here!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. Mine was hectic, fun, and filled with family and friends. After a very busy (and personally crazy) few months, I'm so glad to share some progress with you all. The cover, title, and description for the fourth Gods & Monsters novel. I hope you love it as much as I do! Mae I Designs, the designer of the cover, did an amazing job of capturing the mood and feel of the book while keeping in tune with the brand of the other 3 covers. The release date for the book is February 17th. I know this is beyond what I anticipated. My daughter is having hip surgery between now and then, and I've had to readjust the timing in order to care for her. I could rush it, but the goal is to put out the best book possible, and this time (with Indie publishing it myself), I want to make sure you get the same great quality of book that you're used to. So lots of editing, copy editing, and proofreading!

The book is not yet available for pre-order. However, it is now listed on Goodreads for those who wish to add to their book list.

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Still kickin'

Apologies... It's been so long since I've updated here! FB and Twitter seem to get the attention these days. Anyway, a couple things. THE WICKED WITHIN is now out trade paperback. And Simon & Schuster has released me from my option and I'm free and clear to write more in the Gods & Monsters series in the Indie arena! I'm so excited about this. I am done with the rough draft of Ari 4. Yup, that's right. There will be a fourth book! I'm not yet able to give an exact date yet as I'm still rewriting, then must go through copy-editing, proofing, cover design, finalizing title, etc... But, it's progress! :D

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

THE WICKED WITHIN is now available!

It's been a long time coming. About 19 months. Thank you, Dear Readers, for sticking with Ari and Company and waiting so long to see what happens next in the series. I hope you dig the outcome.

Set in a richly reimagined, near-future New Orleans, ancient lore leads to present danger in the final book in the dark urban fantasy YA trilogy about a cursed, battle-weary teen on the hunt for a powerful relic called the Hands of Zeus, a relic the goddess Athena will stop at nothing to possess.

Amazon   *  B&N   *  Apple  *   IndieBound   *   Powells   *  Books-A-Million

I humbly ask if you read THE WICKED WITHIN (and/or have read DARKNESS BECOMES HER and A BEAUTIFUL EVIL), that you consider leaving a review somewhere where readers shop(Amazon, B&N, Apple, etc...) as feedback really helps other potential readers browsing books to consider the series. The books and I thank you. :)

To read an Excerpt of the book, please go HERE or chose at the tab at the top of the page.

Okay. Whew. Release Day is always nerve-wracking. Hope you all enjoy the book!! 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


All right folks, here it is. Enter to win a signed copy of THE WICKED WITHIN. This is a final hardcover copy, (and is gorgeous, btw!). It releases officially on Sept 17th. I created lots of options for entry. Pick one or chose several. It's up to you. Good luck!

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