Purgatory the Third


The third book in the Purgatory, Inc. series is out! Keep in mind all four books in this series are Paranormal Erotic Romances.

Writing Your Own Ransom Note by Sam Schooler features a multiracial, bisexual hero and a love interest hellhound who likes McDonald’s and skinny jeans. I’m not sure what else I could tell you that would make you want to read more than that.

A little bit about Sam:

Sam Schooler is an Ohioan university student studying journalism with a minor in American Sign Language and a specialization in African American studies. She is both queer and genderqueer, and she has found a home in writing trope-themed New Adult stories about people of all genders and orientations. She has a wicked and extremely noticeable soft spot for werewolves. After graduation, she intends to flee to Canada to join her fiancée Alex and escape the customs regulations that keep her separated from her truest love: Kinder Eggs. Jeremy Renner played her in a movie once.

Here’s the blurb:

Jazz Chaillet is your average college student: caffeinating his way through his tough chemistry program, working as many hours as he can at his bakery job to offset crushing student loans…and being hunted by a hellhound.

According to the hellhound, Pyxis, tampering with dark magic has Jazz’s soul in a state of swift decay. The only problem? Jazz’s studying regimen doesn’t include witchcraft. In order to sniff out the real witch, Pyxis and Jazz will have to intimately connect to one another—in soul and body.

Find Writing Your Own Ransom Note at these retailers:

All Romance

Evernight Publishing


Purgatory Collection

Other books in the Purgatory, Inc. series:

Saving Sam by Nikka Michaels

Inspiration for Hire by Me

Heart of Atlantis by Deidra Meyrick comes out out January 30th.

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Inspiration for Hire

I’m thrilled to announce that Book 2 in the Purgatory Inc collection releases today! All four of these books are Paranormal Erotic Romances.

Inspiration for Hire is my story around the purgatory theme and features a musician, a jinni, and a muse in a strange triangle of desire.

Here’s the blurb:IFH Small Cover

Ramón Santos is a musician who hasn’t written a decent song in years. He owes one more album on his contract and if he misses his date his career might as well be over. Luckily, he knows someone who can help, or rather something.

Zuhal is a magical being who sells inspiration, and has helped Ramón find his groove in the past, but there’s always a price to be paid. Ramón might just get the music he needs, if he can survive the encounter.

Buy Inspiration for Hire at these locations:

All Romance

Amazon (UK)

Amazon (US)


Evernight Publishing


Details on the rest of the Purgatory Inc collection:

Saving Sam by Nikka Michaels is already out.

Writing Your Own Ransom Note by Sam Schooler comes outs on January 23rd.

Heart of Atlantis by Deidre Meyrick comes out on January 30th.


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Month of Letters

LetterMo2014squareHello friends!

I’m doing a challenge in the month of February to mail an item every day the mail goes out. This made me realize I do not have nearly enough people whose addresses I know to fulfill this solemn responsibility. If you have a mailbox and you would like me to send some sort of paper product to you: please fill out this form.

I promise not to use these addresses for anything more nefarious than sending mail which hopefully will make you smile. And who knows, you might even get mail from some exotic location (like Wisconsin!) along my route as I drive across the country at the end of the month.

Edited to add my month of letters profile: http://lettermo.com/members/coral/

Hearts and puppies,



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Welcome to Purgatory!

Hello my friends, and welcome to purgatory! I’ll be your guide, if you’ll just follow me…

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I’d sold a story as part of a Paranormal series called Purgatory, Inc, and I’m super excited to announce that the first of those books is out today! These are Paranormal Erotic Romances, so if you’re not into that please duck out now with my fondest wishes.

Still here? Okay, here we go!

The Purgatory, Inc stories are a collection of paranormal tales featuring heroes that don’t fit the traditional mold and an assortment of paranormal creatures.  (more…)

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2014 Round Up

First, a few numbers!

Short Story submission statistics:

Submissions: 39

Acceptances: 2 (both coming in January)

Personal Rejections: 6

Form Rejections: 27

Pending: 4

Publications: 1 + 1 Honorable Mention


Novel query statistics:

Submissions: 4

Form Rejections: 3

Pending: 1


I’m ridiculously pleased with my writing progress in 2014.  I submitted things! I published things! I experienced the horror that is rejection! All in all it was a great year for me and the first where I actually felt like a real writer. I learned so much about writing from my peers and instructors, and I wrote some pretty great stories.

I can’t wait for you all to read “The Sorceress Who Had No Heart” in Vitality Magazine in January. For me, it’s the perfect example of how much I’ve grown as a writer and how much I’ve learned this year.

I don’t really do the resolution thing, but I will renew my dedication to writing diverse characters in powerful stories. I even made the–perhaps a bit reckless–solemn vow to never write another straight white dude protagonist during 2014 and I intend to stick with it. Here’s what I’ve got in the works as of today: a novella(?) about a swordswoman who has sworn her life to protecting a down-on-his-luck gambler and magician, a heart-rending (no, really, it’s made me cry twice already) short story about a widow and the veteran she tries to save, and a lesbian jaguar shapeshifter novel.

I wish you joy and health in the coming year and I look forward to experiencing it with you!

Hearts and puppies,


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