Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Blood Wars #3 -- Coming 9/29


Release Date: September 29th, 2014


Phil was right. Mr. Cruor and company’s motives weren’t honorable. And to top it off, Julia’s most trusted ally was the ring leader. He gave Julia her wish, but not in the form she was hoping for. Now she’s stuck.
Then again, maybe working with Mr. Cruor isn't all that horrible. They finally have a chance to right the wrongs of the world and create peace. Only trouble is that Julia’s emotions are all over the board. She just needs to calm down and think clearly.
Except odd things keep happening and Julia begins to think once again she’s being kept from the truth. Only after people she cares about are captured, does she discover the true plan. And in order to get the upper hand, she must keep her friends close, and her enemies closer.
Yeah, well, that’s a heck of a lot easier said than done.

All I can say is that you asked for it, and now you've got it. For my faithful fans and followers, I'm offering BLOOD WARS #3 for .99 on release day! It's available for pre-order as well. Enjoy!



Thursday, August 21, 2014

Happy Release Day -- Blood Wars 2 is LIVE!

Happy Release Day to Blood Wars 2!

Talisman Series lovers, the wait is over. The next segment in the Talisman saga is live! Curious what happened to Julia after her secret was discovered? Or maybe you're wondering why the vampires of the past keep popping up out of nowhere.

Of course, Nicholas and Phil keep arguing over what Julia should do. All she wants is for everything to stay the same. No such luck. Her life has forever changed and not for the better. She could run away from it all. Then again, one should be careful what they wish for... (dun dun dunnnnn) 

Of course I can't forget that ever charming Phil.


And because you're my faithful fans and followers, Blood Wars 2 be offered today for a special price of $0.99! So get on it and remember, reviews help me write the next segment faster! And I promise (since my kids are in school now) the next segment will be coming in a few weeks, so don't send out the lynch mob on me! 

Amazon UK:

And tomorrow at 1pm PST, don't miss my first Google Hangout. I'll be answering your questions from twitter with the #bloodwars2 (include the hashtag), or ones you send via email at Otherwise it'll be pretty boring. *cue crickets*
I'll post the link on my Facebook tomorrow (once I figure it out) so you can see my pretty face.

If you'd like to read chapter 1, you can find it HERE

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Blood Wars 2 - Coming August 21st

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Release Date: August 21st

After it’s discovered that Julia’s blood carries a rare gene that cures cancer, her life turns upside down. Fear that the wrong people could abduct her and sell her blood on the black market, she’s forced to be chaperoned by a bodyguard. Of course, Mr. Cruor offers sanctuary at his luxurious mansion with promises of everything she could ever want in life. But all Julia really wants is to keep things the way they are—until she’s threatened.

Faces from the past keep popping up at the strangest times and the motives of their actions become questionable. Who’s really behind the threat? Do they remember the past, too? Phil believes it’s Mr. Cruor while Nicholas doesn’t. If things get really bad, Julia knows she could run away with Nicholas and her new stash of cash and start a new life far from the drama.

Then again, one should be very careful of what they wish for, or they might indeed get it.

Find out in the next riveting installment of the Talisman serials.

  Preorder Kobo   

Thursday, July 31, 2014


Coming August 15, 2014

For Chance, there's always only been Dakota. He's been in love with the girl since the day they met. He's tried everything to get her to notice him and nothing has worked. So when things suddenly start moving in the right direction, Chance can't believe his luck. Until Kyle comes along. Kyle is like a new shiny toy and Dakota loves new and shiny. She falls for the tall, blonde and gorgeous fast and without looking back. Dating the summer before college wasn't in the plans, but come on, Kyle is perfect. So why does Chance and his snarky grin keeps popping up in her mind now that Dakota has found her happiness?

When Chance's world comes crashing down, Dakota proves the strength of their friendship, surprising herself and everyone around her, by helping him pick up the pieces. In return, Chance is finally able to crack her hard shell, discovering that not everything is sunny in Dakota-land. Her world is not what it seems on the outside, and together, they're able to pull each other to the brink of safety and sanity.

Dakota likes that things are simple with Kyle, so why does she feel more like herself around Chance?

As graduation grows closer, both Chance and Dakota learn that the plans you make for your life don't always play out the way you expect them and sometimes, everything starts to make sense when you find yourself on the edge of falling.

I've read Falling by Design, which was a touching love story of love, loss and forgiveness. I can't wait to devour Edge of Falling with Dakota and Chance. It's a must read on your summer TBR!



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VALIA LIND: Author. Photographer. Artist. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, Valia Lind always had a love for the written word. She wrote her first full book on the bathroom floor of her dormitory, while procrastinating to study for her college classes. Upon graduation, she has moved her writing to more respectable places, and have found her voice in Young Adult fiction. 

You can visit her online at or follow her on twitter, where she spends way too much time, @ValiaLind.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

UtopYA pre-order deadline is 6/5

It's June? Wait, what? Having just returned from BEA (Book Expo American) in NY, I feel cross-eyed. And UtopYA is now 16 days away!

BOOK ORDERS-- STAT! Since I have 7 titles, it's not feasible to bring a stack of each, so YOU NEED TO PRE-ORDER if you'd like to purchase a signed copy from me! PRE-ORDER: HERE

To tempt you even further, I have a gift with purchase. Check out the swanky awesome water bottle below! Anyone who prepays will receive one as a gift. Pre-ordered books will also be at a discounted price of $9.99 each! 

I know you want one..... 


Friday, April 11, 2014

Blood Wars is LIVE!

Blood Wars.... is LIVE

Talisman Series lovers, the wait is over. The next segment in the Talisman saga is live. 


WAIT! I have a disclaimer, well, a confession really. I'm an ADD writer (no duh!). I bounce from series to series with each new pretty idea that pops in my head. That leaves many of you in the wake, waiting for the next installment to whichever series you love. While this works for me, I hate that you are waiting. In turn, I end put extra pressure to write faster, which makes unproductive writing sessions. And unlike other writers who never sleep and produce books like bunnies, I can't write a million words in a sitting. Two books a year is my max. So... to solve this problem, I've come up with a solution.


What's a serial you ask? It's a novella sized book packed with a full-action story in a chewy morsel. It's a quick and dirty read to satisfy your appetite with a promise of the next installment in a few weeks, instead of a few months. Now I know for some of you, you want and crave a long novel. So, I've got a solution for you as well. After I release 3-4 serials in a series, I'll bundle into a omnibus and you'll have your full book at the normal price. I know I might get some "I'm bummed" emails, but hear me out. I will still give you want you want, just sooner if you wish to read it sooner. That's all that's changing.

So, BLOOD WARS, is part one of the TALISMAN SERIALS (this makes me a little hungry when I say it out loud)
After just having died while saving all of humanity, Julia wakes up to a world where no vampires exist. Unexplainably, she and Nicholas are the only ones who remember the past. Julia’s wish to be a normal teen has come to pass, and like a gift, they can start their happily ever after. 

That was until a new teacher showed up. To everyone else, Mr. Cruor is just a good looking guy with a voice that makes everything sound exciting, including stories of a bunch of dead guys. However, Julia knows Mr. Cruor. Stuck in his class, Julia is afraid that he’s not here to teach her history. He’s here for something else and there’s nothing she can do about it.

Following THE ONYX TALISMAN, BLOOD WARS is volume 1 of a spin-off of serials, each approx 20,000 words. Jump in here, or immerse yourself with the drama in THE TALISMAN TRILOGY.

Amazon UK:
(iBooks and Kobo coming soon)

If you haven't read the Talisman Trilogy, have no fear. You can jump in with Blood Wars, or enjoy The Emerald Talisman for FREE.

Also, OUT FOR BLOOD IS FREE on AMAZON until 4/15! This companion book to BLOOD WARS is told in Phil's perceptive. Want to know how he really feels about Julia? Then you'll want to get this book. Don't have a Kindle? Never fear!

Amazon has a FREE Kindle app HERE

It works on just about any computer.
- Smartphone (Android/Windows/Blackberry/Iphone/Ipod)
- Tablet (iPad/Android/Windows)
- Computer (PC or MAC)
Once you've downloaded the FREE app, you can click to purchase the ebook for FREE and it will automatically be sent to your app!