Monday, June 15, 2015

THE LIGHT WHO BINDS: Release Date and Parties! Cover Reveal!

My Dear Readers and Friends,

It's finally time. That's such a simple statement, but if it weren't for the stern words of my editors and proofer, that simple statement would have about 300 exclamation marks after it. So, let's have a moment of silence while we thank them.

Oh, what the heck. It's finally time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That feels soooooo much better as it's closer to how I actually feel inside. Okay, onto the news because I have so much to share.

Release Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Kindle ebook version will be released first and the print copy will follow as soon as possible after. There is some slim chance I can get it ready in time for the release of the Kindle version, but I can't promise.

Limited Time Reduced Price!

As a thank you to all of my loyal readers who've been waiting for Book Two, The Light Who Binds, I'm offering a reduced price of $3.99 for the first weekend. The price will also be reduced in other countries, but I'm not sure what it will be as Amazon handles the conversion automatically. So be sure to mark your calendar.

After that weekend I'll increase it to Amazon's recommended price, which should be $5.99 - $6.99 based on their current recommendations for Book One, The Light Who Shines.

Cover Reveal

Before going into details, I need to take a moment to thank Federico Musetti who created the awesome cover art. Federico is so amazing I want to share his work with you. If you love fantasy art the way I do, you will definitely check out his portfolio.

I'd also like to thank the beautiful Kristin Sallee, the model who provides the face of Blue and who humored me when I asked Federico to show some cleavage so people would stop thinking my novels are young adult! Not only is the heroine too old to be technically considered young adult, there's graphic violence and a few steamy scenes, though the stories are definitely plot heavy. Plus, the underlying theme is about the very adult topic of prejudice and hate.

Okay, back to the cleavage . . . I assure you that Kristin's photo were all modest, so I can only assume Federico has seen boobs in his time. (wink)

Drum roll please . . .

I know, there's so much action in that photo. But that isn't it! Federico also did a full cover spread so I can properly attire the print version.

We finally have Jack! And he has a mustache. Who knew! Okay, I'm desperate to know what you think is happening in this cover. Please do comment with your guesses. How will I know what people see if you don't? (If you hover over the image and right click 'Open link in new tab.' you'll see a larger version.)

Online Release Parties! 

Schedule and RSVP: click ======> here

Creating this book took much more work than birthing a baby, so I hope you will come celebrate with me. This is an open invite and everyone is welcome! I'm having four online parties; two on Facebook, one on Twitter, and one on Goodreads. Each party will have different games and entertainment and all of them will offer a Kindle copy of The Light Who Binds as the prize. Plus, as a door prize, all attendees will get a free copy of a new short story called The Binding of the Wolf. It's Varg's backstory and you can read details here.

The Twitter and Goodreads parties are my first of their kind. The Twitter party is bound to be noisy and who knows, we might even trend. The Goodreads party will be more of an intimate affair. I'm holding it in a group where I'll be able to have great discussions with all of you who attend.

International Wolf Center

In honor all of my fans who love the wolf Varg in the series, I'm donating 100% of my royalties earned during that weekend from the sale of Book One, The Light Who Shines, to the International Wolf Center. It's a great charity that receives four out of four stars from the Charity Navigator.

If you are feeling charitable, you can also donate directly here.

So, I hope you'll come to one of the parties and help me make some noise about this new release.



  1. Wow!! Exciting times indeed....and what a FANTASTIC cover!!....Yep...this Gargoyle will manicure her talons, polish her granite and be there at your party to celebrate with you! Congratulations!...It's gonna be amazing!!....:) x

    1. Thank you so much Lynn for leaving a comment and breaking the ice.I LOVE Federico's work and I can't believe I managed to find him. What a talent. I'll look forward to seeing you at the party. :)

  2. Congrats! Exciting times indeed! Hoping to catch at least one of the parties :-)

    1. Thanks Stephanie! I'll look for you on Party day.

  3. Thanks for the Twitter party invite. I've put a reminder in my diary!

  4. Congrats, Lilo on your new book and cover!

    1. Thanks so much Elle. :) I appreciate you stopping by.

  5. I really like that cover and I'm looking forward to the paty!

  6. Thanks for the Twitter party invite. I will not be able to participate. I've already scaled back my computer time due to my son and his wife staying with us, while they get ready to close on a house and move back here. He is getting out of the military after many years of service. My efforts will be channeled to helping them get settled here. Best wishes.

    1. Michelle, Thanks for stopping in. No worries. Congrats on your son's return and I hope everyone gets settled as soon as possible. :) Maybe I'll see you for the next release. Best wishes for your family!

  7. Beautiful and awesome cover! :) Congratulations on your soon to release. You must be so proud. The big day is soon here. Wishing you best of luck and great success!
    Cheers! S.J. Francis

  8. Congrats, Lilo! It makes me proud to see all the rave. It's all a bit confusing right now, but rest assured that the slightest notification I receive, I'll be right with you. That said though, I can't wait for Saturday to come!

  9. Congrats ! All the best to you.. Now I have to read book 1 ;)

  10. Cover looks great! Reread finished last night so (impatiently) awaiting tomorrow's release!

  11. just got book 2 kickass cover so excited to read it,thanks


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