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Let’s Take a Look at the New and Improved Death’s Car!

So, things are getting upgraded around here. This is the first in a series. This is the main serial that will get attention under LJ Bushman. I will be putting 2 more out in quick succession in February. If these go over well, will do three more shortly after that. Free in KU and only .99 cents!


I’m walking to work when this car hits a bus—except I’m the only one who can see it and the bus and passengers are fine. After I get to work, people start talking about this bus load of people who are dead or dying.
A little freaked over the incident, I go to the where they have the bus cordoned off. There, the driver of the car finds me, only it isn’t any human. It’s Death’s assistant. Turns out, I’m more than I knew, and now that I’ve been discovered, there’s a lot of people out to hurt me. However, all is not lost as Death puts me under his protection.
Lucky me.
This is the first in a series of the chronicles of The Death Caller.

Want a special sneak peak at the covers for the next two books in the series? Well here you are!

Aren’t they gorgeous! I can’t wait to release these into the world! More info soon!

Time to Get Into the Christmas Spirit!

December is here and I can’t help but think about Christmas and just how quickly it is approaching! It is a busy time of year for all of us and I am trying to make sure that my kids have a great holiday experience. As an artist and crafter, in addition to being an author and editor, this is the time of year when I have tons of projects to work on and complete for gifts. How are all of you getting ready for this season?

And as an author, of course I have a few holiday themed reads that you might be interested in!

Christmas Eve, Captain Faraway and her crew are ordered to a desolate planet to rescue a crashed cruise ship. However, all is not as it seems. With the commander of the pleasure ship not being forthcoming, most of the surviving passengers didn’t know they’d been shot down. Faraway is put in the position of revealing some unpleasant truths to attractive medical officer Ethan Roarke. Can Captain Faraway and the sexy doctor ferret out those whom don’t belong before they’ve killed her crew and taken over her vessel, or will they pirate Christmas along with their ships?


Join New York TimesUSA Today, bestselling and award-winning speculative fiction authors as they celebrate the holidays this December in steampunk style. Tinsel and trains, tinkers and time-machines, garlands and gaslamps grace the stories in this limited-time anthology.

Corseted ladies and cloaked lords fill your holidays with Christmas cheer—and a touch of Yuletide magic, too—in this collection full of tales of wonder set in alternate landscapes of Victorian style and steam-powered technology.

So deck the skies with dirigibles, gather ’round the clockwork tree, and settle in with your eggnog and goggles for a steampunk celebration like never before!


And please don’t forget about my soon to be released book, Highland Magic! Out December 20, but available for preorder now for only .99 cents!

An evil darkness forces Mykel Campbell to reveal his magical powers.

Mykel leaves his beloved Highlands in search of a wife. He has two requirements: loyalty and comeliness. Lyall has plenty of both and more. She possesses a spirit of adventure he found appealing. His attraction to her could nae be denied. Verily, his good fortune is complete. Until the darkness strikes Lyall’s village. An evil which takes magic to defeat.

Lyall resolves never to marry. She could nae imagine finding anyone who would accept her magical abilities, much less her strong skills for reading and numbers. Then Mykel Campbell visits their village, and her heart is no longer hers, her body like a foreign land. He came in search of a wife. Could she dare hope?

Then an evil shadow full of creatures of her nightmares encompasses the land, and her family is in peril. Mykel swears his sword and magic to protecting them. Would the two of them survive to have the love of a lifetime? Or would evil triumph?


Keep an eye out here on my blog for more books that would make great gifts! Happy Holidays everyone!

Wishing you Steampunk’s Greetings and a Happy New Gear!

The holiday season is upon us, why not take a moment to treat yourself to a relaxing steampunk anthology perfect for this time of year!
Join New York TimesUSA Today, bestselling and award-winning speculative fiction authors as they celebrate the holidays this December in steampunk style. Tinsel and trains, tinkers and time-machines, garlands and gaslamps grace the stories in this limited-time anthology.

Corseted ladies and cloaked lords fill your holidays with Christmas cheer—and a touch of Yuletide magic, too—in this collection full of tales of wonder set in alternate landscapes of Victorian style and steam-powered technology.

So deck the skies with dirigibles, gather ’round the clockwork tree, and settle in with your eggnog and goggles for a steampunk celebration like never before!

Available now for only 2.99!

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Check Out My New Release: A Hunter, A Witch, And A Shrew

I am happy to share with you my latest release, out today! This book is part of the Enduring Legacies series that I am honored to be a part of with several other talented authors! Head over and pick up your copy today!

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Lachlann flees to Scotland to escape witch hunters, only to have one target him.

Lachlann has made a good life for himself in Scotland, learning to fight with a sword to back up and better hide his magical powers. But something or someone must have given him away because a hunter and his daughter have come asking pointed questions.

He adroitly sidesteps most of their questions, while preparing to run. He’d done it before, so this time should be easy, right? He might have thought so, but the hunter’s daughter, Isla, has claimed his heart despite him warding off love. Why his magic fails him now, he couldn’t begin to explain. But, can he risk death at the hands of her father just for a chance at her love?

Isla has spent years with her father tracking down dark witches…and not so dark witches…and rumors thereof. She has also spent those years trying to protect them from people like her father. She has a dark secret which could get her killed, one she wants to entrust to Lachlann, despite everything. Love hits her between the eyes the first time they touched, and now, she is stuck between her father and the man who stole her heart.

How can she choose between safety and her heart’s desire?

More, could she trust Lachlann with her secret?

Because, if she trusted wrong, the penalty was death at her own father’s hands.

Cover Reveal: Hollywood King by Monica Corwin

Heath was never my brother.
Nor my step brother, or any other relation our family tried to impose on us.
He was always just Heath, and at the end he was my Heath.
Ten years ago he disappeared, and within three years of his absence he’d taken over Hollywood.
The world my father built.
The world he wasn’t good enough for.
The world he’d been denied when he was told he couldn’t have me.
Now he’s back, and he only wants one thing…to take it all.
Even me.
Hollywood King is Wuthering Heights crashed into the glitz and glam of Hollywood Royalty. A stand alone book with the happily ever after you always wanted for Cathy and Heathcliff.
Read the first three chapters for free on Radish!
Out October 16th!

New Release: Zombie Infestation!

Want a thrilling new look at zombies? Try my new release Zombie Infestation, out now as a solo release.

As seen in the USA TODAY Bestselling box set, Empires of Shadow and Ash, comes Zombie Infestation.

Serena Rouge lives a double life. Writer, according to IRS. Trouble, according to the FBI.

Kick ass, rough, and yet, she can’t hide her vulnerable side when it comes to her kids. When the enemy threatens her kids if she doesn’t do exactly as they want, things go from bad to worse in a hurry.

A secret branch hiding behind the military is about to release the zombie virus as a a vaccination to the whole world. it’s up to Serena to shut down the operation with the help of FBI agent, Joseph…preferably without him becoming a zombie. But others in the FBI don’t want their mission to succeed. Without knowing whom they can trust, Serena and Joseph have to shut down the factory, without becomeing zombie fodder.

But how can they when the zombies take orders from a psychopath with an agenda?

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Read My Epic Fantasy Cerisa’s Quest!

In my continuation of update you all on my various releases, today I am sharing my epic fantasy novel Cerisa’s Quest. This is one of my favorite novels to write and one that I am pretty proud of.

Cerisa, trained as both mage and warrior, lives in exile with her family and best friend – a dragon named Lucian. Her peaceful life is ripped apart when her father is murdered by Lord Kyle, the man who has claimed the throne of Riverhand in the name of the missing queen through bloodshed and terror.

Cerisa’s plans for revenge, however, are stalled when her mother reveals two secrets that change the foundation of her life. One, her mother is the missing queen, and two, Lord Kyle is her blood father. Stunned and shaken, Cerisa vows revenge, even though her strong emotions wreak havoc on her already chaotic magic. She sets out with Lucian to kill Lord Kyle, despite – or because of – the revelations of her mother. After an attack that leaves her magically vulnerable, she meets Aron, her Drachecroi – a mate whose bonds strengthens the magical powers of their partners. When a simple broken wrist turns out to be infused with a dark curse, they realize that a powerful mage is helping Lord Kyle, defending him with a berserker to ensure the death of any who dare defy him. A berserker that has its sights set on Cerisa.

Lucian and Aron help her see that in order to save herself and the rest of Riverhand, she has to turn her back on her own need for revenge as well as convince her mother to do her duty and claim the throne. Preferably before being killed by a berserker. The journey to Dublinum is full of deadly creatures and bandits. Can Cerisa get her mother there in time to save Riverhand from endless civil war.

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Darkest Valentine Available Now!

This has been a very busy year for me when it comes to my writing. I have had several releases that I have not had an opportunity to share with you, but that is changing. Each week I will be sharing some of my new or recent books. Let’s start with my dark and thrilling romance, Darkest Valentine!

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The Dark Duke is bent on revenge for his father’s death. He was never convinced it was a suicide, despite the note he’d found. Something hit him as off. While working undercover to get his revenge, he stumbles across Lady Lillian—niece of the man responsible for it all.
He saves her from being shanghaied and finds himself enamored with her, despite who her family is. In a rash moment, he asks for a fake engagement as a way in to her family. However, he wants more than a false pretense. She is everything he has wanted and more. But will she stay with him when she learns his secrets?
Lady Lillian has no desire to marry. She’s seen quite enough of male domineering and shenanigans with, thank you. Then her brother arranges for her kidnapping, and the man saving her is none other than The Dark Duke. Though put off marriage, he convinces her to agree to a fake engagement as a way to help him in return for his heroics.
She is surprised at her feelings for him, but still wants more than a traditional life of a wife of a Duke. When she is confined to the house by her father, she is tempted to move out to her friend’s house. However, with financial security still years away, she can’t afford to do that, or her reputation would be torn to shreds. The Duke’s proposal gets her father off her back and buys her time to stay off the marriage mart.
She hadn’t counted on being kidnapped yet again despite measures taken for her safety. All fingers point to the Duke’s involvement, but she knows better. But will she leave alive in time to prove his innocence?

While keeping an eye out for Robert, she noticed an attractive red-headed man dressed in black save for his blue cravat. His broad shoulders particularly caught her attention until she gazed upon his face. His blue eyes gleamed as he watched her intensely, the sadness there striking a chord in her even from where she stood. Something about him had her wanting a closer look. Though he stood with a group of men on the sidelines of the dance floor, he lifted his glass to her as they passed, and she blushed at being caught staring and quickly looked away. His gaze stirred a restless excitement in her, and the flushed warmth would not leave her.
“Who is that red-headed man,” she whispered to Sarah.
Sarah peered over her shoulder, and Lillian pulled her forward. “Don’t look, you ninny. He’ll catch you. There are but few red heads in the ton.”
“Too late, he did. And that is the Duke of Canterbury, but he is better known as The Dark Duke. How do you not know him? I am sure I have mentioned him.”
“Well, I don’t remember, so give.”
“He is said to have gone mad with grief after his father’s death. Servants disappearing, even the men of the ton refuse to cross him in business.” Sarah shook her head as if above it all. “Whispers and rumors is all. Though that has not stopped every eligible female—save us—from flinging themselves at him. He also has two sisters. One made her debut to the queen this past year and is being launched this season. That is probably why he is here.”
His father’s death explained the sadness she sensed earlier. Lillian tried a discreet peek back at him, only to find him still watching her. He again lifted his glass, and she sucked in an embarrassed breath and hid behind indignation and fanned herself. How cheeky of him!
She was about to ask her friend about the man’s rather alarming nickname when Sarah grabbed her hand. “There’s Eufemia. Get ready.”

I’m Back!

I know, I know, it has been a long time since I have posted or blogged here on this site but that is going to change. I am in the process of revamping this website and that means posting regular blogs at least once a month. Not only will I be talking about my new releases, and there are a lot of books on the way, but I will also update you on my creative process, art, and more. So hello again. I will be posting again soon!

What a Year and It’s Just Begun

Hello hello!

It’s been quite the year. I’ve been painting and writing up a storm. I have two books up for preorder, Pirating Christmas and Magic and Weres. A conglomoration of new and newly edited of previously published works. Pirating Christmas is sci-fi romance, and Magic and Weres is Paranormal romance. I still need to work on better blurbs. :S My nemesis as always. Today, I have Sheri Velarde visiting on my blog over here.

She’s been really helping me a lot on blogs and appreciate her time and efforts. She also happens to be a great writer, so if you love romance, check her out!

I have plans. Big plans. I aim to put out five books this year. I already have two on pre-order. I have loads to do, but I will get it done. I actually aim to put out a MINIMUM of five books this year because some of them are reboots, which still takes time and money for reedits and new covers. However, not as much time and money as new ones for self publishing. Also, want to get an agent for non romance books. I love science fiction and fantasy and plan to expand my writing in that area.

I’m also painting a lot more. I started at the end of last year and I’m continuing it through. Once I’ve signed them, I will post more pictures. I feel reborn. I wrote 60K for nano, all while making homemade meals, quilting three quilt tops, painting/sketching, taking care of kids, teaching sewing class, edited around 300k words as an editor, and cleaning. I can do this. I will do this.

I thank all those whom have hung on with me through the ages and can’t wait for the next bit to happen! Come along with me for the ride, and let’s make this a fabulous year together!


You can pre-order Pirating Christmas, which includes a peak into the sequel tentatively called, Pirates of the Empire. Looking forward to a fantastic new year with all of my readers and fans!