Hello, peoples! It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update blog! As you can probably tell, I’ve been prolific in the last few months.
One of my biggest announcements is that Silver Screen will finally be available on Audio! The files were officially submitted last week and we’re just waiting on it to hit the retail market! I’m so freakin’ excited because I’ve really fallen in love with this story all over again, thanks to the talented voice of John Fehskens, who went above and beyond my expectations. This audio book will certainly be a treat to listen to and you don’t want to miss it! I’ll be posting the link to Audible as soon as I get the word that it’s live, but here’s a quick sample of what you can expect of this lovely, sweet shifter romance featuring a werewolf movie star and his jaded makeup artist.
And as promised, I have another Legacy novella for you! This one is a bit shorter than usual, but it fills in some information about a few things that are briefly discussed in my Loup-Garou series. You were introduced to Michael Gennari in The Guide, and Darren Dubose in The Frenchman where his father, Hugo, was mentioned. Well, it’s a small world, and these characters are about to team up for a spell. No, not Darren and Michael. Hugo and Michael, along with Geoffrey and Anton. Yes! Anton’s origins will be revealed in The Prophecy.
The Prophecy (Legacy Series #4)
Geoffrey and Hugo Swenson scour the globe, searching out and cataloguing stories about their kind. About werewolves. They find themselves in Russia, hunting down a specific legend about a mythic white wolf that is said to embody the spirit of peace. As their world is consumed by war, violence, and destruction, they want to find the White Wolf to beseech it to expel the evil from the hearts of men.
They meet an unlikely ally in a pair of vampires, Michael Gennari and Anton Wiatrowsk, who are in search of the White Wolf for the same reason. The two races who are supposed to be at war with one another, must set aside their differences and join forces to trek across the rugged landscape of Siberia, through a country torn by riots and rebellions, in hopes to find peace for the world. But, can they find peace in themselves first?
Releasing November 21st, you have some time to preorder and have it delivered directly to your e-reader!
This fourth installation of The Legacy Series concludes the first volume, which takes place between 1555 and 1649. The next volume picks up in the next century, 1720s and we’re hoping over the big water to the New World! I’m super excited for volume two, but I’ll be compiling the first volume of the Legacy Series into a print AND audio format! The audio won’t be ready until sometime in March, but the print volume will be ready before the end of the year. Keep your eye out for the link!
Now, I’ve got other things going on this holiday season, so December’s novella, The Pirate (yes, werewolf pirates, I’m totally going there), will be postponed to January. However, you’ll still get your Bitikofer Book fix because I’ve got two anthology contributions in the works. The first one has a special holiday ring that falls in with my Loup-Garou Series. In this 25 Days of Christmas Anthology, I’ll be telling a sweet little story about two teenagers who find themselves in a precarious situation between two alphas.
Wolves in Wintertime
Amber is the daughter of an alpha werewolf, and has recently lost her mother to cancer. When the holidays come around, it’s a difficult time for everyone in her pack. On top of that, her father is expected to attend the annual gathering of werewolves in Alaska and unfortunately he has to bring Amber along with him. Being an unclaimed female, it’s especially dangerous but he has little choice but to bring along the high school senior. Amber’s not too happy about the trip either until a young werewolf from a rival pack catches her eye. Immediately smitten with one another, they have to hide their winter fling from their alphas, or else they’ll have an all-out werewolf war on their hands.
I’ve got another Anthology that I just recently finished my story for, but I’ll have more details and a preorder link when it gets closer to the time. It won’t be releasing until February of 2018. I’ll tell you this much, it’s a little out of the norm for me.
By The Book
“When Tara Christiano slid the pretty romance novel down from the shelf at the local bookstore-slash-coffee shop, she never suspected that her life would be turned upside down. It isn’t just any ordinary book. It can predict the future. Specifically, Tara’s. And when her future becomes intertwined with a handsome new face in town, she anxiously awaits each new page that is revealed, hoping Beau will become her love interest. Beau Bremor came to Mercy, Texas to help his brother get back on his feet after the loss of his wife. Helping on Devin’s ranch is one thing, but the well-being of his little niece, Dixie, is in the forefront of his mind. She needs a mother and Devin needs a wife. When Beau meets a young, attractive woman at the bookstore, a scheme formulates. But, can he keep his objective in mind while he’s falling head-over-heels for the beautiful and witty Tara, whom he is trying to set up with his brother?”
Yeah, definitely different genre for me. No wolves! How strange!
I’ll also be adding my story, Beauty and the Blaze, to Paige Tyler’s Dallas Fire Rescue Kindle World! Releasing in January, you’ll get to read a little story that I’ve been eager to write for quite a while!
Beauty and the Blaze
Brandy was just eight years old when the urban legend, The Beast, saved her from drowning in the creek outside her hometown. It was the last time anyone had heard of the mythic, altruistic monster that some likened to a really big dog or wolf-like creature. It had a record of savings countless lives over the generations. As an adult, Brandy never forgot the kind deeds of the Beast. It had been fifteen years since the last sighting and she’s become quite the local expert on everything involving The Beast. Her little obsession has made her somewhat of an outcast in some social circles, so when a new face in town starts to pay her a little special attention, she latches onto it with both fists. Handsome and charming, she hopes that Hugh isn’t too good to be true.
Hugh never expected to come back to Morrisville, but the hectic city life of Dallas had proved too taxing on him and his inner wolf. He’s returned to his hometown, hoping to find the easy living he missed. But, how easy of a living can a firefighting werewolf really have? Thinking the worst of his problems will be cats getting stuck up in trees or the occasional car accident, Hugh’s looking forward to relaxing for a change. When he meets the feisty, red-haired librarian, though, the past decides to rear its ugly head and remind him why he left Morrisville in the first place. With a compassionate heart, can he leave well enough alone, or has the urban legend returned to take up his yoke again?
Isn’t that a gorgeous cover? When it gets closer to release time, I’ll be sure to share the link.
You know what else is coming in January? Yep, the fourth book in The Loup-Garou Series, Precedents! It’s going through the last rounds of edits and the couple of months leading up to its release will be epic! Cover Reveal, Release Party, Giveaways, and tons of sneak peeks are in store. It’s a bitter sweet moment that the final chapter in Katey and Logan’s story is going to be finally be revealed. However, I can say that it isn’t the end for them. Once the Legacy Series is complete, there will be more books to come that take place in the same universe. John’s four sons will be getting a series of their own, and a few more books are on deck that will include the characters you know and love.
I am so blessed to be where I am in my journey as an author and I sincerely hope that you enjoy the world I’ve created. It’s been a long time in the making.
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Until next time, Happy Reading!