Preorder The Gathering Storm (Daughters of the People, Book 6)

I'm a little late making this announcement (the holidays were so busy!), but The Gathering Storm, the next Daughters of the People novel, is finally available for preorder over at Amazon.

This one has been a long time coming. It's been over two years since Sanctuary, the last novel of the People, was published, and I know readers are anxious to see what happens with the continuing story.

 

If you haven't already, you may want to sign up for my Fantasy/Paranormal mailing list, as I'm releasing the first three chapters there to my most loyal readers. The first one went out this past week, but if you missed it, no worries. I'm including a link to previous chapters in subsequent emails.

Here's the blurb:

Born a Viking and an immortal warrior of the People, Sigrid Glyvynsdatter has spent her entire life chasing wars and men, not necessarily in that order. Now one of the People's leading geneticists, she longs for the thrill of battle and the spoils of war. Even her work on the recently discovered Bones of the Just isn't enough to break the routine boredom she's fallen into.

Until Will Corbin snags her attention with a stolen kiss.

Will has been watching Sigrid from behind the bar of his parents' pub since she walked through its doors two years ago. In a fit of exasperation, he dares to kiss the woman he's wanted for so long, risking her wrath and his life. 

But will that one kiss lead to something more, or will the forces aligned against them destroy the fragile attraction stretching between Will and Sigrid before they can fall in love?

The first scene is up on the book's page, but again, you can get the entire first three chapters by signing up for my newsletter. And, of course, you can preorder The Gathering Storm on Amazon.

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Now Available: Dreaming of a Dark Christmas

If you’ve been following my personal blog over at DreamingIf, you’ve already heard about the surprise I’ve had cooking for a while: a collection of dark Christmas short stories written under each of my pen names. I’ve been planning this since August, and am so happy to present these stories to you now.

Dreaming of a Dark Christmas was designed around the dark holiday concept. The stories are, in this order:

“Christmas Eve Gift” by C.D. Watson. Old Bill sets out on her annual Christmas Eve journey to her niece’s house, and encounters an unexpected darkness along the way.

“A Dark Christmas” by V.R. Cumming. (A World of the Vampyr short story.) Alice, a dark daughter of the vampire Elizabet, turns the table on a family of hunters, with unexpected consequences.

“On the 7th Day of Christmas” by Celia Roman. (A Sunshine Walkingstick short story.) Sunny finally gets to throw a party with her friend David Eckstrom, only a monster shows up and twists a small kink into her New Year’s Eve festivities.

“Twelfth Night” by Lucy Varna. (A Daughters of the People short story.) A thirteen-year-old Lukas Alexiou encounters the Woman with No Face for the first time, and must decide between seizing his destiny, or allowing his father to control him forever.

For a limited time, the digital edition of Dreaming of a Dark Christmas is available for just $.99 at Amazon. Print and audio editions are forthcoming.

Happy holiday reading!

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Cover Reveals: Three 2018 Releases

I had the pleasure of revealing the covers of three 2018 releases to my mailing list a few days ago, and was literally in the middle of adding the covers to the website so I could do a cover reveal here when Hurricane Irma's winds took down a power line near my house. Thankfully, that was the only damage on my property, other than a lot of small tree limbs being knocked down.

Others were not so fortunate. If you have a little time and money, please consider donating to hurricane relief efforts like the mini-competition between the Knoxville, TN police department and the Gainesville, FL police department, then come back here for the cover reveals.

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Reader Question: Will there be more Sons of the People Novels?

In response to a recent newsletter, a reader asked the following question:

I was just wondering if you plan on writing any more Sons of the People books? I like Say Yes very much. -- Melissa

The short answer is, "Yes, I'm planning on it," but there's a little more to it than that.

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GoodReads Giveaway: Alien Mine

A GoodReads giveaway is under way for Alien Mine, the third novel in the Pruxnae Series. The giveaway is open to US residents and ends 30 August 2017. To enter, click on the link below. Good luck!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Alien Mine by Lucy Varna

Alien Mine

by Lucy Varna

Giveaway ends August 30, 2017.

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GoodReads Giveaway: Say Yes

A GoodReads giveaway for Say Yes (A Sons of the People Novel) is going on through 28 February 2017. Three copies are available to US residents. Click below or here to enter. Good luck!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Say Yes by Lucy Varna

Say Yes

by Lucy Varna

Giveaway ends February 28, 2017.

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Mega SciFi and Fantasy Sale: All Books Just $.99!

Science Fiction and Fantasy Sale

Fantasy author Patty Jansen is hosting a mega $.99 sale on over 100 books in the genres of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Paranormal, Dystopian, and Post-apocalyptic fiction, plus SciFi and Fantasy Romance. Hop on over and check out the excellent selection! Hurry, though. The sale ends tomorrow, February 5.

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A Warrior’s Touch: Audiobook Edition and GoodReads Giveaway

The audiobook edition of A Warrior's Touch was released just before Christmas. It's available for $14.95 from Audible and iTunes, and possibly for a couple dollars less through Amazon

To celebrate the release of that edition, this month's GoodReads giveaway is three paperback copies of A Warrior's Touch. The giveaway ends January 20, 2017 and is open to US residents. To enter, click here or on the link below. Good luck!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

A Warrior's Touch by Lucy Varna

A Warrior's Touch

by Lucy Varna

Giveaway ends January 20, 2017.

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GoodReads Giveaway: Light’s Bane

Three copies of the paperback edition of Light’s Bane (Daughters of the People, Book 2) are available in a GoodReads giveaway ending December 15th. The giveaway is open to US residents only.

Light’s Bane was a fun story to write. The kernels of the story can be found in the first Daughters of the People novel, The Prophecy, but it was Dani Nehring herself who inspired the events portrayed in Light’s Bane. I loved working with her and Dave Winstead so much, in fact, that I later wrote a bonus short story about them, “The Christmas Surprise,” which is available exclusively to newsletter subscribers.

Good luck to you all!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Light's Bane by Lucy Varna

Light’s Bane

by Lucy Varna

Giveaway ends December 15, 2016.

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Alien Mine Is Live, Plus a Sale on the Pruxnae Series

Alien Mine, the third installment in the Pruxnae Series, is now available for just $.99 exclusively at Amazon. To celebrate its release, get Thief of Hearts (Book 1) for free and The Choosing (Book 2). Also get A Warrior's Touch (Book 4) for just $.99 in the holiday collection, Alien Kisses and Holiday Wishes along with five other out-of-this-world short stories.

That's a savings of $10.99 over the regular retail prices if you buy the entire series!

The sale prices are good today and tomorrow only. At some point tomorrow, October 23 EDT, Alien Mine and The Choosing will return to their regular retail prices of $3.99 each. 

I hope you enjoy Alien Mine as much as I enjoyed writing it. Happy reading!

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