The Harvest Series… What’s NEWS!!!

Let me first begin by apologizing (as usual) for not being more active these past few months. With the dual release of Winter Solstice and Angela, plus my first book signing, you’d think I would have been racing back here to shout it out from the roof tops…unfortunately life got in the way as it usually does. The release of Winter Solstice and Angela went wonderfully and the few reviews that have trickled in so far have been wonderful. Keep your eyes posted for a few of them here in the next few days.

Second, I can’t wait to share some photos from the New England Writer’s Signing (NEWS) that was held in Worcester, Ma in October. It was so fulfilling to experience this kind of thing with so many great authors, to meet an abundance of dedicated readers, and make some new friends. I am so grateful I was given the opportunity to be apart of it and I look forward to many more in the future and I hope to see some of you along the way.

As for news for the series, you will be happy to hear I have started working on Full Moon (The Harvest Series, Book 3) as well as Dark Matter (A Harvest Series Novella).  I have decided to finish Dark Matter first only because it sets a much needed foundation for Full Moon. Dark Matter, will be told from Claire Stone’s (aka: Claire McIntire- Lexie’s non-existent mother) perspective during the summer she gets pregnant with Angela!!!  You will finally get to see where her darkness comes from and why she is such a cold, unloving woman… but, be patient… you won’t get this installment UNTIL AFTER Full Moon, otherwise all the secrets would be out in the open with no real suspense left.  I promise you though, the anticipation and secrets you’ve been waiting to uncover since you began reading Harvest Moon, are sure not to disappoint. Some really dark and twisted things are in store for Lexie to uncover as she navigates through the hell she called a life for seventeen years.  She’s already overcome so much…but she has no idea what she’s about to stumble onto or how drastically everything is about to change!!!

Okay so now lets share some great photos!!!

The bookshelf in my house dedicated to the Harvest Series!!

The bookshelf in my house dedicated to the Harvest Series!!

My author table at NEWS 10/4/14

My author table at NEWS 10/4/14

Me at my table.

Me at my table.

The hubby (aka Dean Winters) and I

The hubby (aka Dean Winters) and I

The lucky winner of the Harvest Series Giveaway at the event. She won all 3 books and a ton of swag!! Congrats Charlene!!!

The lucky winner of the Harvest Series Giveaway at the event. She won all 3 books and a ton of swag!! Congrats Charlene!!!

Me with a devoted reader, Caitlin (aka Caitlin Preston)

Me with a devoted reader, Caitlin (aka Caitlin Preston)

Me and Caitlin again! Love this girl... true character inspiration is the BEST!

Me and Caitlin again! Love this girl… true character inspiration is the BEST!

The first 3 books in The Harvest Series. Thanks Judy Davison for your incredible cover art, which was the talk at my table... so many compliments and people coming over just to look at them!!

The first 3 books in The Harvest Series. Thanks Judy Davison for your incredible cover art, which was the talk at my table… so many compliments and people coming over just to look at them!!

 

Angela (A Harvest Series Prequel)

The time is quickly approaching for the dual release of Winter Solstice (THS, #2) and Angela (THS, prequel). Soon you’ll be seeing links for pre-ordering both books and I can hardly wait to share then with you.  So we all know Winter Solstice picks up where Harvest Moon leaves off—literally… but Angela, is a special little book. She’s only around 70 pages, so a quick read. But she is a very emotional book and won’t be for everyone… and it’s not because it’s not a great story, but more so because it’s hard to read.

We already know so much about Angela through Lexie, but in this short prequel, we get to know her from a more personal side. The story is told from Angela’s POV and brings the reader back to 2006, the year before she dies—and follows her through to the night 2007, when she is murdered. After having several ARC copies go out, I can say there were some very heavy emotions in the responses. Most understood the need for this prequel—it’s integral to the third book, Full Moon. But I can also say that there is nothing easy about writing a murder scene like this one. (Those of you who have already read HM, will understand). I cried a lot. I got sick to my stomach and I was basically a walking heap of torment for days. There are a few people I have asked not to read it, people I know who would have a difficult time with it, but for the rest of you, I hope you will give it a chance. It will be a difficult 70 pages, that hopefully you’ll think was well worth it once you get to the last book.

Angela is to come AFTER Winter Solstice in the order of the books.

Harvest Moon (THS, #1) > Winter Solstice (THS, #2) > Angela (THS, prequel) > Full Moon (THS, #3) >

Dark Matter (THS, a Novella)

 I wanted to share some great teasers for Angela and maybe even one for Winter Solstice too!!

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And a Winter Solstice teaser, just because I can…

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Happy Birthday Melissa

Me and You

Stories manifest themselves in the most incredible ways, and mine are no different. While the majority of The Harvest Series came about in a dream, there are facets, which have touched me personally. What writer doesn’t spill personal experiences onto the pages of their work ? People who know me, often wonder if the story is my own. […]

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Let The Signing Begin…

After months of trying to get back on track, I FINALLY have some exciting news to share with all of you… I am registered to attend three (3) book signings (so far) over the next year and a half and I couldn’t be more excited. I will provide all the information I have as of […]

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When Life Gets in the Way!!

Hey everyone! So it’s been a while since I posted anything and I apologize for that. As some of you may know, I have been going through some medical stuff once again and we are in the process of trying to get it under control. However, it’s affecting my ability to type, which means my […]

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More Winter Solstice Teasers…

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These first two I posted a while back, but I’ve redone them and wanted to share the updated versions. The last one I think sets the stage for the mood of Winter Solstice. We are getting so close to the release now and I hope you’re getting just as excited as I am. Thank you […]

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Winter Solstice, The Harvest Series, # 2

I PROMISE-WS

Is Coming Soon… The release of Winter Solstice is on the horizon now (hopefully first week of July) and I plan to start releasing some fun stuff to get things started. I’m also hoping to find some bloggers to do pre-release reviews, maybe get a blog tour set up and start taking orders for pre-release […]

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Three Days of Rain

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Author: Christine Hughes  Title: Three Days of Rain Genre: Contemporary>Romance> My Review: 5 out of 5 Stars. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!! I should have posted a review on here back when I read this book. What a great story of love and loss. Truly captivated me and drew me in. I was saddened by all that […]

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ReMoved: The Life of an Abused Child.

As part of my Issues Posts, I wanted to share this moving story about child abuse. You can see through Zoe’s eyes, the torment and anguish a child goes through when they live in a home where they are abused. They carry this pain around with them for years, and many children like Zoe and Lexie […]

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Lifehouse…

I’m a huge fan of Lifehouse. I love music in general and I find it hard not to incorporate it into my writing, just like my background in criminal justice. Today I sent a message to a band member of Lifehouse asking for permission to use these lyrics in Winter Solstice (The Harvest Series, #2). […]

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