Born Of Fire, my channeler short is FREE on Amazon and B&N! Dragon Seer, my Dragon Empire short is FREE on B&N and here is the Kindle version.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Giving Thanks For You


I have so very much to be thankful for this year. It has been an amazing, and at times trying, year. As always I am thankful for my family and friends, and my readers whose interest and willingness to buy books keeps me able to pursue my passion. This year I am especially thankful for the RT Booklover's Convention that changed the course of my career and deepened my passion for writing all over again. Saving the best part of this year for last, I am thankful for my agents Nicole Resciniti and Louise Fury who have inspired me to become a better writer and to expand my horizons. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Amarok's Bite Strikes Out on Its Own

Today I'm celebrating the re-release of my good friend Yelena's paranormal story, Amarok's Bite. It was formerly a part of the Winter Wonders anthology but is now available on its own! Congrats Yelena!

Amarok's Bite

 Urban Fantasy Short Story (previously published in the Winter Wonders Anthology)


Title: Amarok's Bite
Author: Yelena Casale
Genre: Urban Fantasy - short story (4500 words)
Release Date: December 3rd, 2014 
Cover Design: Tina Moss


Amarok's Bite

Lilly and her sexy beast of a werewolf partner Shayne make a great team working for the Peace Control Department. But when she tries to take on a rogue amarok on her own, things go terribly wrong, and she is left with an agonizing choice between dying and becoming a despised amarok herself. When Shayne makes the choice for her, she has to come to terms with what she is, and her feelings for Shayne, before facing off against the creature that changed her life forever.

About the Author

Yelena Casale is an award-winning author of urban fantasy and paranormal romance. Being very curious and inquisitive, she has been a devoted reader and writer since childhood. As a 2nd degree black belt and instructor in Shotokan karate, an avid traveler and history and art enthusiast, she weaves universal themes with martial arts philosophies into her stories. She lives with her amazing, super supportive husband. In her spare time, she reads, paints, watches cool shows on TV and tries to get more sleep. Like the samurai of the old, as well as the ultimate Renaissance man and Yelena's favorite historical figure, Leonardo da Vinci, she believes that nothing is greater than mastery of oneself.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Why I Am a Nook Girl Instead of a Kindle Girl

A lot of my friends~especially my indie author friends~wonder why I'm a Nook girl instead of a Kindle girl. And nope, this is not a slam post on either. Sorry to disappoint.

But Heather, Amazon is so much better to indie authors than B&N is, they say. They have Kindle Select that helps indie's promote, bestselling lists for free books, and they have publishing lines.

True, but they also have confusing algorithms that authors can't seem to break now days, and their Select locks authors into a contract that alienates readers with other brands of eReaders (which just seems really wrong in so many ways). I'm not saying Amazon is the devil, or that I'm against them, I'm not. I'm Switzerland on the subject since I believe they do good things for authors as well.

If so, then why did I choose a Nook over a Kindle? Easy, as a lifetime reader and an author, I love physical book stores. The smell of books will always sooth me, even though I read eBooks almost exclusively now. I still buy physical books to collect, and I buy them as gifts for others. So, a place that has a physical book store will always win out over one that doesn't.

The second reason, and it's a BIG one, I hate spam. Every time I order something from Amazon they spam the living crap out of me, that includes eBooks. Not only do I get Amazon spam, but I get spam from other retailers that sell items on Amazon's site, which means they give them my information. B&N doesn't spam me, ever, and I love that about them.

The channeler series trailer: