True Nature is finally available!

true-natureMy latest novel, True Nature, has finally been published today!

And when I say finally, I mean FINALLY. I first started working on True Nature in December 2010 and finished the first draft in April 2011. Then I planned on putting the manuscript aside for a few weeks while I waited for my beta readers to catch up. In the meantime, I wanted to write a short story. A short story which ended up as a 100,000-word novel titled Something in the Wine.

Then I switched publishers and started to republish my “old” novels.

So in the end, two years went by before I started working on True Nature again.

And I found that taking such a long break between the first and the second draft was a really good thing. I could look at the story more objectively, see where scenes needed to be cut or tightened, point of views needed to be changed, or subplots weren’t resolved or didn’t add to the story.

The result is a fast-paced paranormal romance that, at 141,000 words, still offers enough space for character development. My beta readers told me that they fell in love with the characters, and I hope the same will happen to everyone who reads the novel.

True Nature is not really a sequel to my first paranormal romance, Second Nature. While it takes place in the same world of shape-shifters and Jorie and Griffin make an appearance, True Nature has different main characters and it can stand on its own.

Here’s a short description:

When wolf-shifter Kelsey Yates discovers that fourteen-year-old shape-shifter Danny Harding is living with a human adoptive mother, she is sent on a secret mission to protect the pup and get him away from the human.

Successful CEO Rue Harding has no idea that the private teacher she hires for her deaf son isn’t really there to teach him history and algebra—or that Danny and Kelsey are not what they seem to be.

But when Danny runs away from home and gets lost in New York City, Kelsey and Rue have to work together to find him before his first transformation sets in and reveals the shape-shifter’s secret existence to the world.

For the moment, True Nature is available as a DRM-free e-book on Amazon, but it will soon also be available as a paperback and as an e-book via Bella, Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes & Nobles, and many other online bookstores.

I hope you enjoy True Nature!


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7 thoughts on “True Nature is finally available!”

  1. I can’t wait to read it. I don’t know if you know but it is not free on amazon, I just looked and they have it down for $9.99. Just wanted to let you know because you have it listed as a free e-book. I’m really excited and congrats are in order :)

    • Hi Sarah. I think you’re confusing “DRM-free”, the lack of a controversial technology for digital content, for the term “free”, something without monetary cost.
      Personally I think that $9.99 is a great value for this wonderful novel :-)

      • It is a good price and I have bought it and am currently reading it and enjoying it. I saw the free and assumed she meant the book was free, I really was just letting her know if that was the case that it wasn’t free on amazon. I meant no accusation nor did I mean to make anyone mad.

        • No problem at all ;-) I just thought in giving a little bit of a clarification for anybody else reading this too, and wondering the same as you. It’s a little detail that could be easily pass out, and confuse some people


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