Thursday, September 12, 2013

House of Cards Book One: Taps: Sneak Peek




Sarah received a birthday present she didn't expect (or want):  the most frightening day of her life.
She doesn't remember who she is or how she came to be sitting on the steps of a homeless shelter.
She's running for her life from things that have no right to exist, called Lurkers.
A bizarre woman, that claims to be her Aunt Lacey, says she knows the way to safety, but Sarah isn't sure she wants to follow a woman that gets directions from a purse!

Being ten is a lot harder than being nine.

This picture is a rendering of the first scene in my first co-authored book, House of Cards Book One: Taps. This is not the front cover.  The child is a ten-year-old girl named Sarah and the ugly-flying-skeleton thing is called a Lurker.  This was going to be the cover of the first book, but my daughter (and co-author), who first envisioned the character Taps (more on her later) has come up with something we like even better.

The first draft of the book is finished as of yesterday (11 Sep 2013).   We are doing our best to have the book available by November 2014.

Update:  Things change - including covers.  This is no longer the cover for this first book.  Nor will we be offering this book in November.  We hope in December.  In the meantime,  here is a peek at the newest cover:



Tuesday, September 3, 2013

New Release: Fathoms Deep.

Fathoms Deep - my 15th book


Available on Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Fathoms-Prequel-Chest-Souls-ebook/dp/B00EXRAIBC/ref=pd_rhf_ee_p_tnr_1

This character on the front is Soline, a Macshara (Mac) - one of the 'gifted.' She is specifically a Water-Mac that has escaped from the Fortress in Brissa in the company of four others who are like her - dangerous. 

She is the most powerful Water-Mac ever held at the Fortress and was one of four people that brought the Fortress down and freed the Macshara forever - or did she? 

Now free of all restraints, she answers to no one but her heart, which is not easily touched. 
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On the back cover:

After millennias of being taught to hate, can the Five most powerful Macshara in the world find a way to reach the free land without killing each other?

Soline is the most feared of the Five.  The Sea Witch has her own agenda and mercy has never been part of the equation.

Jaydren is as stubborn as the mountains he can move.  He doesn't know how to give up.  Not even on Soline.

Vael's flames are unstable.  He's unwanted, but that doesn't stop him from making plans to become the most powerful of the Five.

Ammon's gut tells him that Vael will be the death of them.  He just wishes he could convince Veya before it's too late.

Revaya has a secret that may get her killed, but there's no way to keep i to herself, not on board a ship.  Sooner or later, it will get out.

Who knew being free would be so hard?


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The artist:  Daekazu.  He loves to do water - and, as you can see, he has a real affinity for it.  Find his gallery here:  http://daekazu.deviantart.com/  but be warned that he has 'adult' art on his site. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

New Release: Five: The Power Rising









Another milestone: Book #14  


For those of you that loved the Chest of Souls series, here is the first prequel

Available on Amazon for $3.99  Here's the link:
http://www.amazon.com/Five-Power-Rising-Prequel-ebook/dp/B00DB65U8W/ref=sr_1_6?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1370984473&sr=1-6&keywords=michelle+erickson

In the tatted lace of legend, there were Five Creators:



The Tree: Ammon of Rozan-Steading
The Pillar: Jaydren of Stones Fist
The Keeper: Soline the Water-witch
The Weaver: Revaya the would-be Queen
The Blaze: Vael, the Betrayer



Ammon of Rozan-Steading exists to bring change. 
While serving as a Guard at the Fortress, he met the other four Creators and freed them.


Jaydren of Stones Fist was forced to kill his family.
He has plans to escape, but can’t do it alone.


Soline doesn't remember where she came from.
When she was three, her world was colored by pain that never ended. Her goal: return to the sea, no matter the cost.

Revaya was told she would be Queen someday, 
but only after a journey she’d never take by herself.

Vael was carried to the Fortress by harpies, 
monstrous winged creatures that abduct those with ‘talent'. 
He plans to burn whatever stands in his way.



These Five are already legends.
Inside them, their power is rising.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Sweet Success!



So, here's how the promo on Amazon went for me:  SWEET SUCCESS:)

Several thousand people in 9 different countries downloaded Chest of Souls Book One 
and Pic Jump during the Free Amazon Kindle promo.  Wahoo!

Amidst stiff competition, Chest of Souls Book One rose to #8 in the Epic Fantasy charts, 
and #9 in Family Saga-Fiction.   Pic Jump reached #14 in the Romance/Inspirational category,
 #15 in Suspense, and #15 in Thrillers!

Soon to be released:  Five:  The Power Rising   

I know I've said it before, and if I had my artistic eye screwed in right, I would not have made the mistake I
did and the book would have been released earlier.  The fault lies with me, not the artist.

Daekazu didn't fail me - he did what I asked. However, when I saw the cover, which was what I asked for,
the feeling I had anticipated missed the target.  I want my covers to evoke emotion.  I want to keep pulling
the site up just to keep looking at them.  Yes, as a matter of fact, I continue to do that with my first two covers.

You will see the first cover because I'm going to use it for the back cover. In fact, I'm going to paste the blurb
over the top of it to cover MY faulty idea.  

Here is the blurb:

In the tatted lace of legend, there were Five Creators:
The Tree:  Ammon of Rozan-Steading
The Pillar:  Jaydren of Stones Fist
The Keeper:  Soline the Water-witch
The Weaver:  Revaya the would-be Queen
The Blaze:  Vael, the Betrayer

Ammon of Rozan-Steading exists to bring change. 
While serving as a Guard at the Fortress, he met the other four Creators and freed them.

Jaydren of Stones Fist was forced to kill his family.
His father’s last words were “Close your eyes son,” 
just before he’s forced to bury his parents and sister under a mountain he created. 
He has plans to escape, but can’t do it alone.

Soline doesn't remember where she came from.
When she was three, her world was colored by pain that never ended.  
Her goal: return to the sea, no matter the cost.

Revaya was told she would be Queen someday, 
but only after a journey she’d never take by herself.

Vael was carried to the Fortress by harpies, monstrous winged creatures 
that abduct those with ‘talent’ and take them to the Fortress.  
He plans to burn whatever stands in his way.

These Five are already legends.
Inside them, their power is rising.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Free ebooks today (9 May 2013) thru Monday (13 May 2013)

Offer:  2 FREE eBooks
Where: Amazon
When: 9 May - 13 May 2013
 
For anyone that loves Romantic Suspense and thrillers:
 
The Award-Winning
Pic Jump



Pictarine Nebbie Jump's happily-ever-after begins with a coma.
 
While in that coma, she must thwart the plot of terrorists, save a little girl, and somehow, find her way out of her coma and back to her husband, Mason.
 
She has one question: 
How can she do all of this when all she can do while in her coma is jump from one set of eyes to another?


For those who love to escape into another world:
 
The Award-Winning Epic Fantasy
Chest of Souls Book One



Talon and Brenna have been hunted their entire lives by the very evil they must destroy.
No one will tell them that when they finally meet the evil, they  may not win.
Brenna doesn't know that her mother is Hi-Sha of Eyes, or that her father was an assassin and he's supposed to be dead.  Brenna is safe because she's oblivious to all but Talon.
 
Talon Felt safe until he met Brenna.
Once he is ordered to protect her, he's had to fight monsters he never knew existed, run away from an assassin, and escape a forest full of carnivores.  His father burned down their cottage and left him with people he just met and he isn't sure who to trust. 
In the meantime, the Chest of Souls waits to be powered and neither child can guess the price.




Tuesday, February 12, 2013

New Cover: Lend Me Your Mind - art by Daekazu




 
Well, here she is, the Lady Soline, waiting to pull your memories so she can 'read' your mind by seeing everything you've ever done, thought, or said in your lifetime. 
The artist is once again Daekazu.  He took a while on this one.  It was difficult, but he managed to make Soline appear as I saw her in my mind.  With one exception:  her eyes.  Soline's irises are green and they bob around because...well, you'd have to read the book. 
 
Our artist is busy working on the first book of the FOUR book prequel to Chest of Souls right now and we hope to release Five: The Power Rising sometime in March.
 
 
Happy Reading!!!!