Exclusive Seraphina's Vengeance Excerpt

Excited for the Seraphina Series book three release? Here's a little sneak peek to hold you over: 


Vengeance Excerpt:

Amanda

The road winds once more and she allows her mind to bend as well. Sera. God how long has it been since she’s seen her? For as long as she can remember she has seen her every single day and now it’s been an entire year since she’s set eyes on her. Ever since that day she showed up in her house in the middle of the night she’s been afraid for her best friend. Things are worse than she led her to believe. She can always tell when Sera is lying to her. She always has some bogus story about backpacking through Europe or some crap her parents may believe, but not her. Suddenly, she gasps. A black cat dashes across the road in front of her before disappearing into the woods on the other side.

Keep an eye out for omens.

The words echo through her as she feels a bead of sweat drip down her spine. She shivers and shakes her head to recover from it. No, she is not going to allow herself to think about that, not now. Not when she’s finally going to see her best friend again. She wants to confront her. She plans to get Sera to spill her guts to her. She’s finally going to talk about the day in the mall when she looked like she saw a ghost and then drove back to the psychic. She went back there and spoke to that ‘Amazing Anna.’ Even though she refused to tell her anything about Sera. The psychic did choose to tell her some things. She said Amanda would be safer staying away. Apparently, she’s not that good of a psychic otherwise she would’ve known that would never happen. Anna did tell her that her life would have great meaning, what ever that means. Her life would be a turning point, but the way she said it made her believe it wouldn’t be for her. She never touched on her future like most. That was all she said before she ushered her out telling her to stay away from Seraphina. That my best friend has to overcome some things before and to not get involved, she can still hear her soft voice to warn her. That was over a year ago. She hoped that was enough time because she can’t stand it any longer.

“Oh crap,” Amanda mutters to herself before she veers the car around sharply, almost missing the turn down the gravel road. “This place is in the middle of nowhere,” she scoffs tossing the invitation into the back seat of her little black sedan. A sigh escapes her as she tries to calm the butterflies in her stomach. Just follow the road. The back of the card said. Her mind wanders then, what if she’s changed? What if she has other Angel friends now? No, this is Sera we are talking about. Her Sera. Her best friend in the entire planet… or is she? Ever since she’s met this Nate character she hasn’t exactly been her Sera anymore. She’s been his.

The trees finally break and the picture before her makes her suck in a breath. It looks like something out of Lumber Jack Times. Holy Crap! The log cabin of all log cabins stands before her. So, while she’s been stuck working at the office alone working over time to nab some extra cash, Sera has been cooped up with some smoking hot Angel in this gorgeous cabin. Life just isn’t fair.

She slips out of the car and slams the door behind her. Definitely not fair, Amanda thinks as her eyes scan the vast lawn and forest before her. The only thing that echoes in her mind:

Keep an eye out for omens.

The black cat flashes through her mind again. It came out of nowhere and just ran straight across the road like it didn’t even care about the car. The last sentence the Amazing Anna ever said to her kept her up for days. It haunts her dreams and she didn’t have the heart to tell Sera with all that has been going on. She likes to keep their phone conversations to an upbeat level because sometimes she can hear the worry and self doubt in her voice sometimes. It’s a sentence that doesn’t make any sense to her. There is no way it’s humanly possible, but as she’s recently learned sometimes things go beyond what is humanly possible. The last sentence the psychic said to her was:

Beware of the black eyes. 


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Seraphina's Initiation Release:

Seraphina's Initiation (Book Two in the Seraphina Series) is set to release Monday Feb 20th, 2017.

It's currently on Pre-order sale for only $0.99 until Release day! 

Find out what happens when her dreams are no longer a gift... 

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In case you missed it Seraphina's Awakening (Book One)  is also only $0.99 on all platforms! 

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Frequently Asked Questions:

I get asked a few questions frequently so I thought I'd address them here: 

1.) Why write a paranormal and contemporary stories that over lap? 

Why, because it's awesome! I love the way everything connects. I also wanted to show that life still goes on normally outside paranormal stories. People still think strange things are going on they just don't have all the facts to connect the dots like Seraphina. On the other hand, I wanted to show that Seraphina's actions causes consequences 

2.) Why does Nate call her "Sarah" in Awakening's Epilogue? 

Because that's what he thinks her name is. Remember in the coffee shop, she has to correct him. Sera and Sarah kind of sound the same when it's not written out. 

3.) What takes you so long to write books? 

I'm never just working on one book at a time. Sometimes I lose my mojo for a story I have to start working on another to get the creative juices flowing again. Eventually, I find my way back it just takes a little longer than usual. 

4.) What are you currently working on? 

Oh, this question. I am ALWAYS working on something. I have more in the Seraphina Series. I have a spin off paranormal series. I have the last book in the Discovering Trilogy and I have two Dystopia novels that are always on the back of my mind. One day I will get all of them published... one day. 

 

Series Announcement!

Because of the great response I've had from readers. I have decided to make Discovering April into a series of sorts.

It will be a total of three books.

ALL three books can be read as stand-alones with each having their own separate stories.
BUT -- each have an overlapping cast of characters. 

The Discovering Series: 
Discovering April (Currently on Amazon) 
Uncovering Officer Smith (Coming Spring of 2016) 
Recovering ____ (To be written)

Okay, now back to the writing cave. 

Synopsis Reveal For Uncovering Officer Smith

Who is (Im)patiently waiting for Uncovering Officer Smith? 

While it's not quite finished yet ... here's a sneak at the synopsis: 

John Smith has been hurt before by a mysterious blonde that tumbles out of his cop car. Since she stomped on his heart, he's made sure he'll never feel that way again. He has developed two rules: Never more than one night and never a blonde. 

The nerdy and conservative Becca Swanson has a plan for her life: College, law school, and rule the world. Nothing and no one will get in her way. That is, until she wakes up in a stranger's bedroom with no recollection of the night before. 

This one tumultuous night caused these two to cross paths. Becca is everything John told himself he didn't need. Smart, sexy, and -- blonde. When she becomes the victim of one of his cases he finally can't deny the connection anymore. Worst of all, he's beginning to fall harder than ever before.

It throws his rules and her plans out the window. Could it have been fate? Or will it become the biggest mistake either of them has ever made? 

 

 

 

Title Reveal

I have some exciting news to announce! I'm finishing up my first draft of my new project. I've gotten so many emails and great feedback about Discovering April that I came up with this new story: 
It centers around the mysterious Officer Smith, two years in the future from the epilogue of Discovering April.  

Although, Jared & April do make an appearance they are secondary characters in this novel. 

I have also decided that I might make this a trilogy of sorts. All can be read as standalones, but the characters and town are still the same throughout the three books. 

Official Title will be::: Uncovering Officer Smith 

The book will be told in alternating point of views, this is a snippet of Officer John Smith through someone else's eyes:

NaNoWriMo2015 Participant

Its National Write A Novel Month! Last year, I attempted this ludicrous idea of trying to write 50k words in 30 days. Somehow through the blood, sweat, and tears -- I did it! The story of April was born! 

This year I will be attempting it again! I am currently working on a spin off of the April story. I've gotten quite a few emails and read some reviews where people are asking for more about Jared & April. Unfortunately, this story is not about them. BUTTTT-- They both make a surprise appearance in this tale. 

This story is about that mysterious Officer John Smith! Even writing his character, I knew there was more to him. There was a reason he was drawn to April, a reason he couldn't let her go. So, this is his love story. You find out just how much Ms. April Landau affected him. 

The book will be a dual point of view between him and another character ;) It will encompass college issues, of alcoholism, obnoxious fraternity boys, a promiscuous roommate, failing classes and of course heart break. I'll bring you back on campus to North Commons University a few years in the future and introduce some fun quirky new characters. 

Back into the writing cave I go! Wish me Luck! 

Why I re-enrolled in Kindle Unlimited

There's much controversy and opinions over the new Kindle Unlimited and updates. Here's my experience:  

Since I self published my first book back in December 2013, I have seen that most (if not all) of my monthly sales were on Amazon. So, I made the much debated decision to pull out of Barnes & Noble and Smashwords and enroll in the KDP Select Program for the three month period. 

From that point on, I saw more borrows that sales. I allowed it to continue to renew. But, when they announced the new changes as of 7/1/15 -- ( Changes such as Pay-by-page and not per sale and the fact that I wouldn't have  an accurate count of sales) I became skeptical like the rest of the authorship. So, I performed my own experiment. 

I didn't renew my KDP Select contract as of 7/28 and even lowered my prices. Here's what happened: 

  1. I re-published on B&N & Smashwords -- Sales were a whopping -- zero 
  2. Even with the same amount of social media presence and email blast on my part AND a lowered price, I sold FOUR books. FOUR frieken books! An all time low for me. 

Needless to say, I barely made it to the 15th before re-enrolling in KDP Select.

Yes, KDP Select has it's disadvantages like exclusivity to only Amazon. But, honestly that's where I have the most of my sales anyway. Every month, I have triple the amount of borrows than sales. Additionally, when I received my monthly statement for July I surprisingly found that I earned more on the per-page changes than I did the previous month when it was based on actual sales. (my book is about 90k words) 

That is just my experience with KDP Select. I have personally found it to be very beneficial. Kindle deal days have helped put me in the bestsellers category on multiple occasions. And, I find that readers are more likely to read a book by a new author if its at little to no cost to them. Kindle Unlimited has been a win/win for me. My only regret is losing potential royalties for those 15 days I wasn't enrolled. 

Feel free to tell me how KDP is working for you. 

The Seraphina Series - Temporarily Unavailable

** Special Announcement ** 
I have been mulling over some changes for a while now and I'm officially ready to announce that as of August 1st, 2015, The Seraphina Series will temporarily be taken down from Amazon. frown emoticon

The entire Seraphina Series will be undergoing a face lift. The series has become my baby and as I re-read what I have written almost two years ago, I cringe. My writing has grown and my creativity as well, so I am currently in the process of re-writing, re-editing, and re-covering my books. 

For those that are familiar with the series, THE STORY LINE WILL NOT CHANGE. You can continue on with the series and not even notice a difference, but for my own piece of mind I will be making them more descriptive and include more convincing dialogue. 
They will be re-released under the same ASIN/ISBN #, so if you have the automatic update on your Kindle the changes will automatically be applied when re-released.
(If you do not, you can update manually via Amazon.com

The re-release is planned for December 2015 (My two year publishing anniversary) 

** Also being released is a third book **
it will either be a Seraphina prequel or Book Three in the series.

As always, thank you so much for all your love & support while my perfectionism takes me on this detour but ultimately I think it will make the Seraphina Series the best it can be. 

Love, 
Sheena

Discovering April's Release

It's official! Discovering April is being released 4.27.2015! 

It's currently on Pre-Sale for $0.99! 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00V46MYJ4

*Discovering April*

will be on tour! From 4/27-5/1 ! Join me for a week of online fun 

(Schedule to follow) 

In honor of the Discovering April's release! The Seraphina Series will also be on sale! 

New Release!

I'm super excited to announce that I'll be releasing a new novel super soon! 

** Discovering April ** 


(Formally known as NEIGHBORS) 
My final draft has just gone out to my beta-readers and I'm trying to lock down an awesome cover! 
 
I'm pretty excited because its my first contemporary romance with out any paranormal aspect! But, don't worry theres still tons of traditional drama. 
I'm classifying it as New Adult (College age) Romance because there's some graphic scenes for my mature audiences and it deals with depression, heart break, death and of course sex. 

I'm hoping for a March/April Release date! 


((Not part of the Seraphina Series, but I takes place in the same setting so there are some crossover scenes!)) 
 

Seraphina: The Angel--- Novelette Released!!

Can't get enough of Seraphina?! Did I leave you with a little cliffhanger after Initiation?! 

Well, don't be disappointed... I have a little novelette to hold you over until I can finish book 3 :) 

It's currently LIVE on Amazon! 

US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QZ9YAAQ 


In Awakening-- we are introduced to Sera's dreams and they seem to guide her

In Initiation-- those dreams aren't such a gift anymore

So in Angel-- what happens when those dreams stop ? What is it supposed to mean?