Showing posts from February, 2012

Mysticon is this weekend! (and a plea for suggestions)

This weekend I will be Roanoke, VA for MystiCon. Here is a quick look at my schedule for the event:


8:00 PM

Boardroom 1

How To Be a Dark Hunter

Determined to vanquish evil in the night. Join Sherrilyn and our other panelists as they discuss how you too can be a dark hunter and protect humanity from things that go bump in the night.


10:00 AM

Dogwood 2

Sympathy for The Devil - Liking the Bad Guy

We all love to hate the bad guy. The best villains keep fans yearning for more. What makes them so intriguing and how do you write the villain without him/her becoming a caricature.


1:00 PM

Signing Table

Kalanya Price Signing


6:00 PM


Koffee Klatch

Readings by several of our authors.


8:00 PM

Boardroom 1

Where's the Line? Handling Potentially Offensive Topics in Your Work

How do you decide how far to go with humor, language, violence, sex and other situations? Do creators have a responsibility to police themselves, or does anything go?


9:00 PM

Boardroom 1
When True Crime Meets…

Reminder about Event Tonight!

Just a reminder that tonight NYT bestselling author Faith Hunter and I will be at Barnes and Noble on Forest Dr tonight from six until eight pm tonight. We'll have a short talk and Q&A session followed by a signing. I hope that you'll join us. We'd love to see you!

Grave Memory cover copy and other news

Today I'm very happy to share with you the back cover copy for GRAVE MEMORY. So now all of those who have been asking me what the book is about, I can now tell you!

When the dead need to talk, Alex Craft is always ready to listen…
As a Grave Witch, Alex solves murders by raising the dead—an ability that comes at a cost, and after her last few cases, that cost is compounding. But her magic isn’t the only thing causing havoc in her life. While she’s always been on friendly terms with Death himself, things have recently become a whole lot more close and personal. Then there’s her sometime partner, agent Falin Andrews, who is under the glamour of the Winter Queen. To top everything off, her best friend has been forever changed by her time spent captive in Faerie. But the personal takes a backseat to the professional when a mysterious suicide occurs in Nekros City and Alex is hired to investigate. The shade she raises has no memory of the days leading up to his brutal ending, s…


Thank you everyone who helped me get the word out about the UK release of GRAVE DANCE! The random number generator has spoken, and we have winners.

Congratulations to: Melliane and jbon! If you will write me with your shipping information and who you'd like your book signed to at Contests (AT) Kalayna (DOT) com I will send you your book and handmade bookmark.

To those who didn't win, I'd still love to thank you for helping me get the word out by sending you something. How does bookmarks (sorry, not handmade) and a signed bookplate sound? If you're interested, send me an email at Kalayna (at) Kalayna (dot) com with the subject line Get the word out! Be sure to include your shipping information and who you'd like the bookplate made out to and I'll get them in the mail.

Thank you again everyone who helped get the word out!
Have a great Monday.

GRAVE DANCE goes overseas! And a contest!

Hello United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand! Did  you know that GRAVE DANCE hits your shores (and e-readers) today? It's true! 

In Alex's second adventure, something foul is afoot in Nekros City, but as Alex begins investigating the murder case, it quickly becomes apparent that the only thing someone wants her to find is a dead end--her own. 
To read an excerpt click HERE.  (Note, excerpt contains spoilers from book one. If you haven't checked out GRAVE WITCH yet, you can read and excerpt HERE)

As the official release day for the UK version of GRAVE DANCE, the second Alex Craft novel,  I think it's a good time to do a "get the word out" contest: UK version.

Entering is easy. Simply tweet, blog, google+, facebook--whatever social media you like--the news about the release and include a link back to this blog post, to the excerpt (HERE) or a site selling the book (Amazon UK HERE, iBooks HERE, Book Depository HERE,  or anywhere else books are sold) Once you s…