My Book is FREE on Amazon :)

You can pick up a copy of my newest book, Emissary of the Devil: Testimony of the Damned, for FREE today! Today is the last day to snatch it up. It will never be free again on Amazon!

US: http://amzn.to/2uDgOBa

 

You can also read a sample of Testimony by clicking the US link!

Happy Reading!

The Blurb:

Centuries ago, Brax committed unforgivable sins, killing his lover and himself, and to escape eternal damnation, he made a bargain with the Devil. Now a demon, he roams the earth, corrupting and collecting souls for Hell’s infernal legions in anticipation of the coming apocalypse. And he is very, very good at what he does.

When he is given the special assignment of corrupting Maggie Westbrook, a seemingly timid high school senior who also happens to be one of the Nephilim. Brax believes his goal of commanding his own legion in Hell’s army is finally within his reach. Maggie isn’t just any Nephilim; she’s the lamb who will break the seals that will usher in Armageddon, and her corruption will tip the scales of that final battle towards Hell.

But he quickly finds that the job will be more difficult than he first anticipated. For one thing, he has competition in the form of the demon Corbin Black, whose powers of corruption rival his own. And Maggie is not unguarded, as the Nephilim and host of Heaven will do everything they can to stop him. Most disconcerting, though, is Maggie herself. From the moment Brax first sees her, he is drawn to her purity and innocence, and as he comes to know her, long-forgotten emotions begin to rise within him, emotions he hasn’t felt for centuries…

While Testimony is an epic story of good and evil battling for control of an innocent soul, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance, it’s also the more personal story of a deeply flawed man trying as hard as he can to overcome the devastating sins of his past and find true love and redemption.

This book contains mature themes, violence, drug use, drinking, and sexual situations. Reader discretion is advised.

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An Update! Books, Contests, Cover Reveal, Thing-a-ma-bobs–All the Going-ons and Happenings in my World!

It’s been a spell–again. Sorry about that. I seriously get sidetracked.

I’ll be brief! I’m up for best fantasy author for the Reality Bites Book Awards. Here’s the link to vote for me, K.G. Reuss

https://www.facebook.com/events/134797490353019/permalink/134801600352608/

My book, Emissary of the Devil, is up for best Paranormal Romance. Here’s the link to vote for it:

https://www.facebook.com/events/134797490353019/permalink/134815340351234/

In other news, I’m about 61,000 words into For Ever! I’ve also finished the first draft of Gunny Perkins: Nerd! Woo! I should be finishing the first draft for For Ever by tomorrow night (situations permitting, of course!).

Emissary of the Devil: Gospel of the Divine is on hold while I finish up For Ever. I have been writing scenes here and there and have roughly 1/4 of the book written.

I started a newsletter! It goes out once a month. I promise I won’t spam you. Seriously, I forget to post here. Trust me when I say you have nothing to fear in subscribing to my newsletter! Here’s the link:

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Emissary of the Devil: Testimony of the Damned is available on Amazon/Kindle Unlimited!

The Chronicles of Winterset: Oracle is also available on Amazon for 99 cents. Yay, right?

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Oh, since I’m here. . .

Here’s the cover reveal for Among the Dead: For Ever. It has a tentative release date of Friday, October 13th, 2017!

EVER FINAL COVERThat’s the news! Thanks for reading!

Another Unedited Excerpt!

This excerpt comes from For Ever, the first book in my new series. I haven’t edited it. I’m going to be adding/subtracting from this particular scene later on in the writing process. For now, this will do 😀
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“Why aren’t you putting your two cents in?” Eric asked, looking over to me. The table grew quiet, and I looked at them nervously. Raiden was studying me with his green eyes. He hadn’t said anything either. Why weren’t they pestering him about it?
“I don’t have anything to say,” I cringed, biting my bottom lip. The closest I’d gotten to the deed was with Dylan, but that hadn’t ended well.
“Yeah, right! A girl as hot as you definitely has something to say about sex!” Aiden scoffed. I felt my cheeks redden. Everyone continued to stare at me.
“Well,” I cleared my throat and pulled myself together. “I think it’s weird.”
“Weird? Sex?” Owen looked at me like I was nuts. I glanced at Raiden to see him still studying me, a look of curiosity on his face.
“Well, yeah. I mean, isn’t it, like, necrophilia to have sex with you guys? You’re dead and all,” I answered. “Why would anyone want to have sex with a dead person.”
Crickets.
The table was quiet. Finally, Eric snorted loudly, laughing so hard that he shook. Everyone joined in. I looked to see Raiden smirking—actually smirking—at me, his always serious face alight with humor. It was a different look for him and made him seem younger, happier.

Everyone started talking about other things again, leaving me alone. I sat there staring down at my hands, aware of how very much I didn’t really fit in with these people. Shades. Whatever they were. They all seemed so happy and carefree, and there I was, all withdrawn and terrified. I missed my old life. I missed hanging out with Nina. I missed my mom. I even missed my stupid stuffed rabbit, Mr. Boggles.

“We aren’t really dead,” Raiden’s accented voice pulled me out of my reverie.
“Huh?” I asked, swallowing thickly and looking up at him. He’d moved from his seat and was sitting beside me now—no, towering over me—and staring down at me.
“Us,” he nodded in the direction of his laughing group who were now engrossed in more sex talk with each other. “We aren’t really dead. It can’t be necrophilia if we aren’t really dead.”
“Oh.” I breathed out nervously. “Um, then what are you?”
“Somewhere between the two,” he replied softly. His eyes flicked to mine, making me drag in a shaky breath. They were so intense—he was intense. “You can’t be dead if you’ve never lived.”
“I don’t understand,” I frowned.
“I was not born in the mortal world. I was born in the Veil. Eric and Jasmine were, too. The others, they were born like you. They’ve all been dead at some point, but were returned to life by modern procedures.”
“Like me,” I finished.
“No, not like you,” he shook his head slightly, a lock of dark hair falling across his forehead. “You are not like them.”
“But I’m not like you either,” I pointed out, searching his face for an answer.
“You, Ever, are somewhere between all of it,” he gave me a small, sad smile. This was one of our first real conversations. I didn’t want it to end. He seemed like he knew a lot more than he projected. He was always quiet, cold, withdrawn—but commanding—people running when he spoke. Now, there was a calmness to him. It was odd to see him this way.
“Raiden,” I said his name softly, nervously. His eyes wavered a bit as he stared at me, a softness to them that I’d never seen before. “I died, too. I was dead for three days in a hospital bed with a machine breathing for me. I had no brain activity. My mom-she was going to let me go,” the words tumbled out of my mouth, my eyes burning with unshed tears. I’d never really talked about my days in the hospital to anyone. It had always been something I’d joke about, pushing the feelings away.
“Then I suppose we should be grateful that she didn’t,” he gave me another small smile, his eyes showing sympathy.
“Should we?” I asked, looking down at my hands. If she’d have let me, I’d not have had to endure it all. I’d have been somewhere else, hopefully, oblivious to all of this. A tear slipped out of my eye, and I growled in anger. I hated crying and now I was doing it in front of a group of people, their hot, scary leader staring down at me.
I felt a set of warm fingers slide beneath my chin. Raiden made me look at him, the small smile now gone, the look in his eyes making my heart hammer like a drum in my chest.
“Yes,” he said softly, his green eyes sweeping my face quickly. His fingers moved from my chin and he brushed my tears away. “Don’t cry, Evie. You’re where you’re supposed to be. Trust me.” He’d never called me Evie before. I wanted to question it, but I was too frustrated.
“Where is that?” I sighed. Here? At Dementon? Alive? Half-dead? I didn’t even know what I was anymore!
“Right here,” he said evenly. “At this table. At my side. This is your place. You belong nowhere else but here, Ever.” He rose to his feet and stared down at me, any semblance of emotion in his voice or on his face now gone. He was back to scary, brooding Raiden.
“You should finish your dinner. Tonight will be hard on you. You’ll need your strength.”
“Wait. What? What’s tonight?” I asked fretfully.
“Your first hunt,” he answered, backing away from me, leaving me speechless.
My first hunt? Oh, God.

My Book is Releasing in a Few Hours!

Emissary of the Devil: Testimony of the Damned releases tomorrow! I worked on writing this book for about two weeks straight. I started the story about two years ago, but I never really got around to finishing it. I had started working on other stories and Emissary just took a backseat for a while. I released The Chronicles of Winterset: Oracle then proceeded to write The Chronicles of Winterset: Wildfire (which I haven’t released yet). Between all this, I dabbled in other stories. One day, I was going through books on my laptop and saw Emissary so I read through it. . . and absolutely hated it. Angry that Brax wasn’t getting the attention he deserved, I buckled down and rewrote the book. . . multiple times.

I’m one of those folks who is never satisfied. A book could be PERFECTION, but in my mind, there’s always something I could make better (so how is that perfection? And thus, the struggle). I really am my own worst enemy when it comes to writing and revisions.

Anyway, all that aside, Emissary is coming out tomorrow and can be purchased on Amazon.com! The Chronicles of Winterset: Oracle is also available there as well! I’d repost the blurb and link on Emissary, but it’s already posted on the previous blog I wrote yesterday. I think it was yesterday. . . my days sort of swirl into one big cluster sometimes.

Now that Emissary is releasing, I’m moving on to write a story called Gunny Perkins: /nerd. I’m pretty excited to write it since it’s out of my genre. I tend to stick with fantasy novels. Gunny is a YA comedy about a nerd just trying to get it right, whatever “it” is. In addition to working on /nerd, I’m also working on For Ever (yes, two words), a story about ghosts and totally scary stuff (which is more my speed!).

I do plan on releasing the sequel to Emissary of the Devil: Testimony of the Damned. It’s called Emissary of the Devil: Gospel of the Divine. I started it, but Gunny is taking over my head right now. Plus, I want Testimony to get some alone time for a bit!

This entire post feels a bit incoherent and scattered. I’m just getting over a wicked little flu bug that left my throat feeling like I was swallowing razor blades. I’m so exhausted! I’m having this internal struggle of wanting to work on Gunny or For Ever, but there’s this nagging little voice in my head that is screaming for me to rest since I’m exhausted and have to work a twenty-four-hour shift tomorrow (yuck, right?).

The early reviews for Emissary are great (so far!). That makes me super excited to know that there are folks out there who enjoyed reading the story as much as I enjoyed writing it!

I must be going. The nagging voice is winning! I must sleep!

Emissary of the Devil: Testimony of the Damned

Emissary of the Devil: Testimony of the Damned, my newest book, is coming out on May 19, 2017!

You can order your digital copy here on Amazon:

Preview won’t be available until May 19, 2017. Sorry! Check out the blurb for it below for more information on the book!

Want a physical copy? You can request it through Barnes & Noble or any retailer! You can also get a signed copy directly from me by messaging me on my fan page!

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About Emissary of the Devil:

Centuries ago, Brax committed unforgivable sins, killing his lover and himself, and to escape eternal damnation, he made a bargain with the Devil. Now immortal, he roams the earth, corrupting and collecting souls for Hell’s infernal legions in anticipation of the coming apocalypse. And he is very, very good at what he does.

When he is given the special assignment of corrupting Maggie Westbrook, a seemingly timid high school senior who also happens to be one of the Nephilim, children of angels with the purest of mortal souls, Brax believes his goal of commanding his own legion in Hell’s army is finally within his reach. Maggie isn’t just any Nephilim; she’s the lamb who will break the seals that will usher in Armageddon, and her corruption will tip the scales of that final battle towards Hell.

But he quickly finds that the job will be more difficult than he first anticipated. For one thing, he has competition in the form of the demon Corbin Black, whose powers of corruption rival his own. And Maggie is not unguarded, as the Nephilim and host of Heaven will do everything they can to stop him. Most disconcerting, though, is Maggie herself. From the moment Brax first sees her, he is drawn to her purity and innocence, and as he comes to know her, long-forgotten emotions begin to rise within him, emotions he hasn’t felt for centuries…

While Testimony is an epic story of good and evil battling for control of an innocent soul, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance, it’s also the more personal story of a deeply flawed man trying as hard as he can to overcome the devastating sins of his past and find true love and redemption.

This book contains mature themes, violence, drug use, drinking, and sexual situations. Reader discretion is advised.

 

 

Greetings From the Other Side. . . Of the Room!

So. . .

I keep saying I’ll update this blog. I keep saying I will work my hump off to keep writing on it. And yet, I have done nothing of the sort. To be honest, I don’t ever really have anything to say. Today, I will try. A little. Here we go!

News. News. News.

Er, I finished writing Emissary of the Devil: Testimony of the Damned. I’ll probably release it on Kindle and all those digital do-dads sometime in June. I finished writing Wildfire, the sequel to The Chronicles of Winterset: Oracle (which you can purchase on Amazon right now!). I don’t have a release date set for that. It needs to be edited. I’m a writer, not an editor! I just scribble down words and hope to Hades I have them in a somewhat coherent… manner? Sentence? Straight line? I don’t know. I have a massive migraine right now. My words are sort of stuck in my head.

Here’s the cover for Emissary. Fancy, eh?

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I’m currently working on For Ever (yes, it’s two words!) and The Oddworld Files. When my brain starts to hurt from those two, I work a bit on The Coyote Council, a vampire series (yeah, yeah, yeah, vampires. Mine are way cool, though).

For Ever is a book/series about a girl who can see the dead. You know, ghosts ‘n stuff. This is not the cover. It’s just a teaser. I am aiming for an October 2017 release.

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Oddworld is about a green-eyed dragon shifter prince on the run from the Brigade, a dark army intent on capturing him and using his powers for shady stuff. I’m aiming for a late fall/early winter 2017 release.

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I’d tell you more, but I’ve been tasked with being a super secret keeper of my own words. Plus, I’m still working on both stories.

The Chronicles of Winterset: Wildfire is sitting on my laptop being cool. Taking up space. Just chillin’. While I haven’t set a firm release date on it, I’m going to attempt a summer 2017 release. This is the cover. Yay!

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I tend to just write without a clear goal in mind. I don’t plan out my stories. They just sort of happen. I write what I’ve seen in my dreams, what I’ve thought, what I wish. Meh. You know how it is–if you can’t live in that world, then create it so you can!

That’s the news! And, as always, I will try to update more often. Or, you could simply follow me on Facebook. Maybe I should do instagram. . . I take pictures. Sometimes.

Also, I super suck at Twitter.

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And no, my house doesn’t look like a crypt inside (surprisingly).  A lot of folks ask me that. However, plants can’t survive within the walls of my home. I have a black thumb. They die within the week. We all have skills–mine just include killing plants.

Here I am being vanilla AF. In a cemetery. Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery in Illinois to be exact.

Seriously, I’m done. Peace!

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Rattled. You Can Quote Me.

I’m going to make this short and sweet.

I’m pitching Emissary of the Devil this weekend to some agents. Obviously, I have my fingers, toes, and eyes crossed. On the flip side of that, I’m a mess. I’ve never pitched anything but a fit before so I’m treading in new, dangerous waters. . . and I don’t know how to swim (seriously, I don’t).

I’ve decided if this doesn’t go well, I’m going to simply release Emissary of the Devil on my own, just like I did with The Chronicles of Winterset, Oracle.

In other news, Wildfire, the sequel to Oracle, has been written and is currently awaiting editing. I’ve started on a new series called Oddworld. I’m pretty excited to be working on it! The Secret Life of Death was put on hold, although I do plan on finishing that up in the near future.

To be honest, there are nine (NINE!) books on my laptop that I’ve started. I’m halfway done with book one in a series called The Coyote Council. I’m halfway done with a book called For Ever (yes, two words). There are so many documents saved on my laptop. Sometimes I’ll open one and get excited to work on it and then another one will catch my eye and off I go!

I don’t update as often as I should. My apologies. You can always follow me on Facebook at facebook.com/kgreuss

I post more there than here!