Friday, March 16, 2018

#FreebieFriday: Shadows in the Water free this weekend

Shadows in the Water is free until Monday. See what over 90 customers have said so far here

Want a synopsis?

"Startling character turns (including a double cross or two)...psychological damage, and sufficient material to ignite a series." --Kirkus Reviews 

Louie Thorne was born with a dangerous gift and a reason to fear the darkness. But when her parents are murdered by the mafia, embracing her power is the only way to exact her revenge. She will destroy the men who destroyed her family--no matter the cost. 

Robert King is a retired agent, and knows trouble when he sees it. First, an old partner asks King to use his connections and skills to investigate a suspicious case. Then an old flame begs a favor. By the time, Louie enters the picture, King will be lucky to survive the night. 

Fast-paced action, suspenseful tension, and unforgettable characters--there's everything thriller fans could want in this first installment. 

Looking for a non-amazon link? Find a full list of retailers here. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Under the Bones Cover Reveal #Tuesdaybook blog

The sequel to Shadows in the Water now has a cover! Woot! I hope you're as pleased with it as I am. The talented Christian Bentulan was lovely to work with, yet again.

Curious about what happens in Under the Bones? (Synopsis below)

Louie Thorne is good at only one thing. Killing. She knows peace only when she kills and this relentless thirst drives her to hunt the worst crime lords in the world. But when her cancer-stricken aunt makes a dying wish, Louie is torn between her own dark nature and a promise made to the only family she has left.

Enter Konstantine, bastard son of the crime lord who killed Louie's family, and now the leader of the Ravengers—a ruthless crime faction ruling from Florence's underworld. He didn't rise to power without making enemies and now one of those enemies has made Konstantine the most hunted man alive. Konstantine's only hope of surviving the international chase is to trust the woman who almost killed him.

Will Louie embrace her thirst and protect her old enemy, Konstantine? Or are the bonds of blood stronger than revenge...

That's all for now! I'll post preorder links as soon as they're available. 

Friday, March 9, 2018

#Fridayreads: Blood Vice $0.99 this week only @AngelaRoquet

I loved this book - and it's my favorite series by awesome author Angela Roquet. If you enjoyed Chloe Neill's Chicagoland Vampires and Laurell K. Hamilton's Guilty Pleasures, I'm absolutely certain you'll enjoy this book --and will be as hooked on the series as I am.  


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

9th Annual Read an Ebook Week - Free and discounted books #Tuesdaybookblog

The special Smashwords Read an Ebook Week promotion catalog is now LIVE on the Smashwords home page.  Readers can browse the catalog and search by coupon code levels and categories. After midnight on March 10, the catalog disappears.

Get Dying for a Living Boxset Vol 1. (Books 1-3) for just $2.50 here with this coupon code

Get Dying for a Living Boxset Vol 2. (Books 4-7)  for just $5.00 here with this coupon codeBT24F

The coupon codes only work at Smashwords and will not affect prices at other retailers.

Already read and loved my books? Looking for other great reads? I've got you! 

Where to Find Books

Smashwords Read an Ebook Week Catalog - This is the hub of the action, where you find over 75,000 multi-format books regularly priced at free every day, and thousands more that are free or deep-discounted exclusively at Smashwords during Read an Ebook Week only.  Browse the catalog by discount categories of FREE, 75%-off, 50%-off and 25% off.
Apple iBooks - For iPhone, iPad, iTunes and Mac users.   CLICK HERE to bring up a selection of FREE ebooks organized by categories such as Featured Titles, Fiction & Literature, Non-Fiction, Children & Teens, Romance, Mysteries & Thrillers, Sci-fi & Fantasy, Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Entertainment and more.  iBooks features thousands of free and low-cost books every day in their iBooks app.
Barnes & Noble - CLICK HERE for access to hundreds of free ebook for the Barnes & Noble Nook.
Kobo - Smashwords supplies tens of thousands of free ebooks to Kobo.  Click here for a collection of the most popular free ebooks at Kobo drawn from multiple publishers and distributors. - This popular site offers readers access to hundreds of free ebooks. - Over 33,000 free ebooks from one of the early pioneers in free ebook sites.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Welcome to Castle Cove - Cover Reveal! #comingsoon

Welp. I just can't sit on this any longer. It's toooooo pretty. (Bonus points if you can spot the eyes.)

This cover is for my newest series about a special town, Castle Cove, and its special (read: dangerous) residents. It's dark and delicious and so complicated that I think I'll be coming back to play here often over the years. (Books and books worth of material here).

The first three novels in the chute will all hopefully hit the shelves this year: Welcome to Castle Cove, Night Tide, and The Wayward Woods.

More info soon! In the meantime, let's just appreciate the eerie silence of driving down a highway at night. Moon full. Headlights stretching into the darkness. And the sound of waves beckoning you closer...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

So Your Mother Disappoints You #WednesdayWisdom

So Your Mother Disappoints You

And it's hard not to take it personally.
She drinks a twelve pack and drives,
45 miles in the wrong direction, away
from the elementary school where
you sing a song about a heart
while yours is breaking. Alone
overlooking the sea of faces
you don't know. Or Thanksgiving
when most children gather around
the dinner table, say grace and thank you
for the mothers who spoon out greens
and cranberries onto white plates
while you walk into the jailhouse.
Hands up, pat down, and the plexiglass
remains between you. When she calls
to say she can't leave him because
she has nowhere to go. Yes, it's hard
not to take it personally in a world of
1000 choices--and not one of them is you.
But then I think of the valley, the forest
rich with life, though trapped in the canyon.
Lightning strikes there often, a brush fire
springs up, sweeps through the pines.
Animals are killed, a river polluted
the sky darkened with ash. One could say
terrible, tragic when considering
the burned paws, the lives lost.
Or one can see the wisdom in it. The burn
is needed. The burn brings growth.
The burn is the only reason the valley thrives.

-Kory M. Shrum, 28 February 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018

#Freebiefriday: Over 90 thriller novels to choose from

Come for the thrillers, stay for the action! Here is quite the haul for you thriller fans. This is your chance to download over 90 thriller titles available in this mega giveaway - including a copy of Shadows in the Water by yours truly! 

Check out the giveaway  here