Chasing Sunrise: Come See The Light


It’s been a story over 20 years in the making, but Chasing Sunrise is finally here! Come join me for the Chasing Sunrise Blog Tour as I leave it all on the dance floor.

Set in the lush world of vampires and shifters, at the core of the series, it’s one about surviving domestic violence and coming out stronger on the other side. It’s a tale of trust that had been shattered, and trust that gets slowly put back together. It’s a story that tackles the heartbreak of cruelty and manipulation, and the healing of what love truly means.

Chasing Sunrise teaches us all that peace and love cannot be held by force but by compassion and understanding. It’s about recovery, awakening, and learning it is absolutely okay not to say “I love you.” until one is absolutely ready to say so.

It is also a story of hard decisions, consequences, and learning to live with the choices we make.

It is also a story full of fun! As anyone knows me from my superhero dramadey series, Checkmate, there is no such thing as too many explosions. It’s never a party until something explodes into a magnificent fireball.

In Chasing Sunrise readers meet the exciting inhabitants of the vampiric aisa and the shifter windigo and a veritable cavalcade of others. From the elegant King Sevon Maraté of Darkmore, a curiously beautiful man with a fondness for women’s clothing, to Jack a rough and tumble shifter with a noble heart and warrior soul. Readers get a first look at the Armigers, the royal sisterhood determined to keep Sevon safe from harm. From Bianca, their punk captain and sentimental fool, to Chaney, the Butcher Knight and ancient soul.

Join me as we go behind the scenes, get the true story behind the story of an epic that spans a time before time had been measured. It is a story of fate, destiny, and triumph. It is a story of finding the courage to stand up for what is right despite the absolute terror of the repercussions.

Chasing Sunrise teaches readers to never stop reaching for something better. Learn they deserve better. Learn to never stop fighting. Never stop yelling until the whole world hears. Let those that tried to hold us down, beat us back, or even try to break our souls, we know who they are. And they cannot hurt us anymore.

They cannot break our spirit as we not only chase the sunrise, but find it’s been burning bright within us all this time.

Let your light burn down to your bones and ignite the sky.

Chasing Sunrise Tour Stops:

7/13 – Chris T. Kat – The Power of Androgyny

7/17 – Michael Rupured – Whispering for Help: Chasing Sunrise Goes Viral

7/19 – Lily Velden – Don’t Lose Your Way

7/20 – Jaime Samms – Screw Sparklepires! Meet the Aisa

7/22 – Aidee Ladnier – Were…what? Meet the Shifters!

7/24 – Grace Duncan – Walking the Runway with Sevon

7/26 – Shira Anthony – When Disaster Strikes: Natural Disasters in Fiction

7/25 – Chasing Sunrise Release Day!

7/29 – Dreamspinner Twitter Takeover with Charlie Cochet

7/30 – Live Your Life, Buy The Book – “I loved you before Nazareth.” Meet Bianca and Chaney

8/2 – Chat at the Dreamspinner Press Facebook Page

8/8 – Charlie Cochet – The Catharsis of Lovers Shirts

8/13 – Gay List Book Reviews – The Necessity of Brutality

8/16 – Tali Spencer – The Shape of Things to Come: Glass Moon


Buy Chasing Sunrise:

100% of the presale royalties of this book will go to Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center’s Domestic Violence Service. Good until July 25th!

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Genre: Vampires, Werewolves/Shapeshifters, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Fantasy
Series: The Darkmore Saga: Book One
Length: Novel
Published: July 25, 2014
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 978-1-62798-776-9
Pre-order: Paperback or eBook

Chasing Sunrise
The Darkmore Saga: Book One

On the Coastal Bend of Texas, a hidden kingdom called Darkmore lies in ruins, and King Sevon Maraté is trapped. Using Sevon as a mouthpiece and a scapegoat, Lord Dominic rules from the shadows. Sevon copes with the unrelenting abuse by dressing in women’s finery and casting an image of graceful nobility. Born of royal verkolai blood and as beautiful as he is lethal, he possesses the ability to part the Veil separating his world from hundreds of others. His gift is his chance to escape, but Dominic refuses to relinquish his tool for power. Dominic forges an ambitious plan to invade the prosperous land of Priagust. Only a select few know the mythic kingdom of shifters exists. Sevon is out of options for his people’s survival, and cooperating with Dominic is his only chance.

On their foray into Priagust, Dominic’s men kidnap and interrogate a shifter named Jack. Even under torture, Jack’s loyalty to his kind never wavers. But as Jack’s knowledge about Darkmore’s king and its history unsettles Sevon, a curious bond begins to form. Despite Sevon’s mistrust, Jack is determined to tame Sevon’s wild heart and perhaps earn his freedom. As invasion looms, Sevon wonders if trusting Jack will lead him into another trap or if he should forget about chasing the sunrise and remain Dominic’s compliant prisoner.

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