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Vines and Vices is now available

Been a while again, eh?

I know. I neglect this blog. I spend too much time on TikTok with its one minute videos and on Instagram where pretty much everything is said in a photo.

The long wordy things are… well, they’re books. I don’t often think to spend more words here.

But just in case anyone is still getting updates and still reading here, here’s the new release news:

I wrote another book.

TA-DA!

Details? You got ’em.

“Are you a wolf, Jesamyn? Or are you a lamb I should have slaughtered the moment you drew your first breath?”

Jes has spent nearly two decades with those words in her ear as her mother, Mav, taught her how to lie, steal, and con her way through life. She’s ready to claim her independence, but Mav won’t give up control of her greatest asset without a fight.

When Mav demands the unthinkable, Jes is at a loss as to how to beat the queen of criminals at her own game—that is, until a magical beanstalk, a charming prince, and an impossible land lost in the clouds come together to offer Jes the opportunity she’s been dreaming of.

With her future, her heart, and her freedom on the line, Jes will need to do the impossible, risking her life to pull off a scam of gigantic proportions. The danger will be enormous, but so will the payoff…

If she can make it back alive.


Vines and Vices (All the Queen’s Knaves book one) is available now through most ebook retailers, in paperback and gorgeous hardcover, and by request through libraries.

Perfect gift for any lover of Fantasy and fairy tales. Just saying.

Links here!


COVER REVEAL: Beast & Beauty by Kate Sparkes

Hey! That’s me! 😀

Here’s the story. I mean, not the story… that’s coming February 23. But the story ABOUT the story.

I’ve been hard at work on my vampires since October (and before that, but that’s another story). I love them. They’re wonderful. They’re dark and delicious and bloody and sexy and fast-paced and they’re TOTALLY my front-burner project right now.

But isn’t it fun to play in another sandbox sometimes, just to get a break?

Back in December, I was asked whether I’d be interested in participating in a fairy tale romance short story anthology. Word count under 8,000 words, due in January.

WOULD I? I love fairy tales! I love romance! And the kicker was that I could do whatever I wanted, including setting it in one of my worlds.

It would have been perfect had I been able to come up with a story I thought I could do justice to in that small word count, but I couldn’t. I mean, I could have told the story, sure. But the one I wanted to tell would have felt really sparse and rushed at that length.*

But once those ideas start bouncing around, it’s hard to set them aside. Especially when it’s Christmas, you’re supposed to be “off work,” and you’re itching to write something a little different from that Urban Fantasy you’re working on.

Or maybe that’s just me.

In any case, Beast & Beauty was born. It looks nothing like the original concept I came up with for a twist on Beauty and the Beast, but I’m totally in love with it. It’s set in Elurien several years before Into Elurien, in the midst of the monster revolution. Queen Verelle is very much alive and showing her true colours, and a timid cervid named Nava is about to get way more adventure than her heart ever desired.

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Can’t wait for a bit of sweet fairy tale romance, big adventure, and another visit to Elurien?

Well, I’ve got good news. This gorgeous little novella is coming on February 23, 2017… and it’s going to be absolutely FREE.

Yep, this one is a newsletter exclusive, and I’ll be sending the links out on my birthday (because hey, I like giving gifts as much as I like getting them).

Not signed up yet? Visit my website and click the newsletter tab at the top. Once you’ve confirmed your subscription (check your spam and promo folders), the gears at Mailchimp will start turning, and you’ll get two free Bound trilogy prequel stories in about 24 hours.

…and this story on the 23rd.

See you then!

*truth be told, there were two I wanted to tell. The other, a revised and expanded version of my flash fiction story “Cinder Ella” will be next, and will likely go out to my pen name’s newsletter list… when she has one.


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