Category: Eva Thorne

A free new Anthology

I'm giving all my subscribers this awesome new collection of stories...Including a new short story from the world of Eva Thorne! Click on the image to go to the Instafreebie page. xxLorel Description War Torn Seven international authors, reflecting diverse styles from across the fantasy genre, bring you seven short stories that explore the theme, War Torn. The Fortress by Lorel Clayton (Dark Epic Fantasy, Steampunk) No one is infallible, but some people cannot afford to be wrong, not when lives are at stake. In this story from the world of Eva Thorne, visit The Fortress, where a line in the sand has been drawn to keep the living safe from the god of death. Meet the man who guards that line. Other stories included… Ambushed by Angela Stevens (Contemporary Fantasy/ Dark Fantasy)...Read More

The Eva Thorne Series

Just a quick update that I've released Eva Book 3 on all formats, and the first two novels will be coming soon to formats besides Kindle. In fact, Book 1 is getting a slight bit of 'work done' to polish it up shiny and new for the re-release! Will tell you more when the time is nigh... Until then, here's a link to Pronoun (, where you can access all current formats in one place. P.S. The website is getting a bit of a re-model as well. It may be in flux as I try out different themes, and in fact I'd love to hear if people prefer my old black theme or the new white? I'm still not sure. Decisions suck.

We have a winner in $100 Eva Thorne series Giveaway!

Congrats to Jamie! Please share your success with your friends on Facebook or Twitter and tell them about the books. Be on the lookout for an email with more details. And to everyone else who entered, don't worry. If you've subscribed to my newsletter, you'll get a consolation prize! a Rafflecopter giveaway Newsletter Subscription Quicklink Book 3 "Blood & Thorne" out now  

Enigmatic Character Interview – Eva Thorne

Character Name: Eva Thorne Protagonist Age: twenty-something Nickname: I wouldn’t try to give me one if I were you Occupation: femme fatale turned detective Location: Highcrowne, capital of the Three Kingdoms, ruled by elves, dwarves and Avians, and where humans are either refugees or slaves Ethnic background: human, actually Solhan, but most people don't know the difference, and if they do know I’m Solhan they hate me more, so I don’t brag about it much Goal in life: to not turn into an evil necromancer, despite how tempting that is Family: Thorne dynasty of Solheim, former leaders of the Council of Nine ,turned refugees. Oh, and the ones who ended the world by summoning the Dead God Current conflict: the one and only good thing in my life, my big brother, Viktor, has been murdered...Read More

Yay the paperback!

I love the feel of paper (sorry trees, really really sorry), but I want to squee when I hold a printed book, especially mine, which is the most fantastic of all right? If you'd like to get a copy and jump for joy with me (I'm sure you'll jump) order links are below. ALSO I'M LOOKING FOR AMAZON REVIEWERS. Interested? I'm giving away a few review copies so message or email me if you'd like to do a written review for Eva Book 2. You can read it before reading book 1, but it does spoil the first book. Cheers! Paperback available from Book Depository, Amazon and other sites as well as your local bookseller!   The first real case femme fatale turned private eye, Eva Thorne, has had in months may be more than she...Read More

Book Expo Australia

It was an amazing experience yesterday at Book Expo Australia! I got to meet so many book lovers, and it was especially great to talk to people who bought my book, signed up for the giveaway or who just wanted to know more about publishing. A special shout out to those (like me) who love print books and bought copies at the stall, and congratulations to giveaway winners Kristy and Grace who were both so lovely and let me take their photos! [caption id="attachment_424" align="alignnone" width="225"] Lorel Clayton at Book Expo Australia[/caption] [caption id="attachment_422" align="alignnone" width="300"] Kristy with her copy of Tangle of Thornes[/caption] [caption id="attachment_423" align="alignnone" width="300"] Book winner Grace was so happy to get a signed copy[/caption] [fblike][tweet][pinit][gplus]

Writing Purgatory

  The first half of Eva Thorne Book 2 was a breeze, the pages and chapters flowing by. Now, 2/3 through and I keep getting distracted by playing Sims or baking bread. I still love the plot and know exactly what to do next, but I feel something is missing, a sub-plot that needs to be there. I've decided I need to fully flesh out book 3 and have that sub-plot feed into it. But now I have to back track. Plus a pivotal character isn't quite right yet. I need to do some character building exercises, even some combining I think. The honeymoon is over and I'm entering editing purgatory already!  

Blog Tour Roundup

Thanks to CLP Blog Tours I had a great tour in April, meeting some new bloggers worth following and getting some great reviews for Amazon and Goodreads. Thanks everyone!   5 Star Review from Terry's Book Addiction Terry's review of Tangle of Thornes: An Eva Thorne Novel I was sent a copy of this fantastic book (hard copy), my favorite! This book was seriously a treat to read! It is one that I picked up and just could not put down until I finished! Literally!Eva Thorne the main character is not only a likable character, but so very easy to relate too! She finds herself in so many unusual and precarious positions that you can't help but wonder if the girl was born for trouble. Not to mention she seems to have a...Read More

Genre-Blending: Is It Safe?

[featimage align="center"] I've sub-titled my website "Genre Blending Fun" because I'm not afraid to embrace my indecision. I mean my complexity as a person. I understand the marketing appeal of a genre. It's easy to know your target audience and their expectations--and meet them. But what if your audience is like me and wants the unexpected? I am a complex person whose interests range from sci-fi and fantasy to mystery, horror, thrillers, paranormal romance and more. I even like to read the classics. Dickens anyone? Plato? I know too much genre-blending would make anyone motion sick, but how much can you take before you need to get off the ride? Once upon a time the paranormal romance genre didn't exist. Harlequin format was the standard. That has changed in a big way. Who...Read More