This year, I decided to try something new—audio books. The first of my novels coming soon to Audible will be October Breezes. I have a wonderfully talented narrator lined up who is already hard at work to bring this story to life in a whole new way. Once the release gets closer, I will definitely provide more information. Until then, here is another secret worth sharing—Skye and Devin’s journey may not be over. It’s no secret that Devin is my favorite character, and I would definitely love to spend more time with him. How about you?
After a bit of a break, I’m back in the writing world. Last December, I released the electronic versions of Soujourner Soulseeker: Conduit. I am currently working on the print version, and I hope to have it out as well in the next few weeks. In case you haven’t seen the gorgeous cover by the amazingly talented Phatpuppy Art, I have placed it below.
I’ve also been editing the very last of the Dreamwalker novels—Dreamwalker: Abattoir. I am hoping to finish the edits and get it out very soon, as well. This is the book that ties it all together. While Misha did ban Elijah from his own world, she forgot to keep her world out of his reach, and bad things are happening that just might cost Misha all she holds dear.
As far as new writing, my imagination has been everywhere—from swimming with mermaids in the new series Ocean Song that I’ve been creating to battling vampires with Angels in another series. I’m guessing 2016 is going to be one paranormal year, and I hope it is a very good one for you!
Although it seems like it has taken me forever, I have finally released Sojourner Soulseeker: Conduit. As I get confirmation from the different retailers that the book is up, I will post links, so please check back on the novels page for the links. I'm adding the blurb below so you can read about the story line of Lev and Elizabeth's current adventure.
Sojourner Soulseeker: Conduit
After all the trials Elizabeth Moon and Lev have endured, they feel sure they can finally leave behind the supernatural forces that transformed him from a sojourner into a human and very nearly killed her in the process, but to have been marked by the supernatural is no small thing, and it’s certainly not a temporary one. Elizabeth is now a target for creatures not meant to walk this earth.
Always before, Lev’s powers have saved her, but this time he’s facing an army of darkness which has come to use Elizabeth as a conduit for their dark purposes.
Lev has struggled against his newfound mortality from the beginning. He’s a human ill-equipped to deal with that humanity, and when Elizabeth is taken once again, he must find a way to rise against the darkness and be as strong as the angel he was in order to get her back.
Recently, I was interviewed by Kimberly Kasper, a reader who has become a dear friend. You can check it out at _http://kimsbeautifulchaos.blogspot.com/2014/07/author-spot-light-maria-rachel-hooley.html, and while you are there, don't forget to comment and let Kimberly know what you think!
I'm guest blogging over at The Clutter Princess about tips for writing. If you'd like to have a peek, follow me over there at http://theclutterprincess.com/2014/01/19/guest-post-becoming-a-productive-writer/.
Although I've written a non-fiction book about autism, a lot of people don't realize I have a daughter on the spectrum. As such, autism is a cause that is very close to my heart. I'd like to share with you a song my best friend, Laura Moyers, and I co-wrote. And if you would like to find out more about Laura, check out her website here.
I decided amid all the chaos in my life to add pieces of my work on Wattpad. You can find my page at http://www.wattpad.com/user/MariaHooley.
You will find first chapters of all of my novels, eventually. I'm putting them up as I get time, starting with the YA titles. Eventually, I hope to share some of my shorter fiction and poetry there, too. Have a peek, and let me know what you think!
Just a little heads up for those of you who wish to read my short story Strands of Mermaid Hair because although the story is currently available free for download through various outlets, at the end of this year, I will be taking the story down as I've started working on the novel. If you are interested in this story, you can get it here at Smashwords for free. After I take it down from all channels, the story will still be in my short story collection, Life In Debris, which can be purchased at several distributors.
Here's a peek at the cover of the future novel, one of my absolute favorites by Phatpuppy Art.
Although I wanted to get through edits on the first chapter of the new Sojourner book before now, it's been a little crazy with the holidays. Still, here's a belated Christmas present--the first chapter of Conduit. I hope you enjoy it!
After the confrontation with the triune, both Elizabeth and Lev are forever altered. Elizabeth no longer possesses the ability to kill angels. Lev is now human. Yet no action is without consequence. The void left in Elizabeth from that power has marked her and attracted much attention from dybbuks, rogue spirits left behind from sojourns gone wrong. They see Elizabeth as a conduit to return to the world of the living, no matter that such an act might destroy her.
Lev, on the other hand, has become completely mortal and is overrun by all the emotions he's not experienced before. While his love for Elizabeth is very powerful, it is just one emotion among many, and when Elizabeth is taken by the dybbuks, he is at the mercy of other volatile feelings like anger and vengeance, putting lives at stake.
Griffin, Celia, and Even must not only track down Elizabeth, they must also stop Lev from becoming a human time bomb.
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As I mentioned earlier, I'm hoping to release The Whispers soon, so here's a little sneak peek at the first chapter. I will say that this is still very much a work in progress because it is in the editing stage, so please keep that in mind as you read.
The only thing worse than an abusive husband is a dead abusive husband bent on revenge.
That's what Kate Thibeaux is facing, considering last year she killed her own husband, Kevin Garrison, when he'd left her no choice. She's changed her name, her looks, and everything else about her, as if that would stop Kevin. Kevin haunts her every step, and she wonders if she's going crazy when she moves back to her hometown in a last-ditch effort to leave the past behind.
Kevin, however, won't be forgotten even as Kate reunites with her best friend, Melody Kriss, who introduces her to her brother, Adam Kriss. Neither Melody nor Adam knows about Kevin, but some people refuse to stay buried. When their lives collide, Kate isn't looking for love, and Adam isn't looking to save anyone, but sometimes people find what they need in the last places they expect.
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