Monday, April 13, 2015

Lords of Shifters Relaunch Announcement!

A date has been set! The time is near.

During the summer of 2008, I wrote my first novel. It was a young adult paranormal/fairy tale/urban fantasy type story. I had no idea at the time what genre to stick it under, so slashes became important. The title was The Dreaded Dawn.

Between the time of the first draft and 2011 it went under countless numbers of revisions and re-writes. It was critiqued and edited by some talented authors. It was pitched at writer's conferences and queried to hundreds of agents to no avail.

After much thought, the title was changed, I ran it through one more critique group, a cover was created, and I decided to self-publish it as a first book in a series. That book was Loramendi's Story, a Lords of Shifters Novel.

The following year the second book, Spider Wars, was born and then the third, Dark Horse, and then I got stuck. You waited and continued to buy and download the books, and for that, I'm thankful.

I had an idea of where I wanted it to go, but I didn't know how to get there. In fact, where I wanted it to go really made no sense from where it started. Because of my difficulties, I began to hate Loramendi's Story and cringed every time I thought about all of you wonderful readers waiting and counting on me to finish the series. It became a guilt that gnawed at me day and night until finally I pulled all three books from publication. (something a self-published author can do).

And now? It's time to give it back to you. I've combed and groomed and re-wrote some parts of Loramendi's Story so that Lords of Shifters may continue. If you've already read this book, you shouldn't have to re-read it to continue with the series. The story itself wasn't changed, just some events to move it along. I will recap those events in the fourth book for you, so you won't miss a thing.

I'm so happy to announce the re-release date of the Lords of Shifters series and the title of the fourth book.

The date is June 10, 2015 and the fourth book is titled: Death Touch, A Lords of Shifters Novel.

It's just around the corner and I'm ecstatic to share these books with you once again! Thank you so much for being loyal readers and for giving me the time needed to make this series worthy of your time!

If you'd like to receive an electronic advance reader copy of the new Loramendi's Story, please subscribe to my newsletter. You will get the information needed when the time comes.

Thank you!

Coming June 10, 2015:

Loramendi's Story, A Lords of Shifters Novel



Seventeen year old Lora has plans and knows how her future should pan out. But the future is a finicky thing and has an agenda of its own.

After high school graduation Lora wants to move far away from the ridiculous rules and restrictions of her godmother and live as a writer with her best friend in Seattle. She always felt uncomfortable in the small town she grew up in and knows that once she reaches Seattle, she’ll find her people. People who are like her, writers and artists who understand her plight. 

When Lora falls for a hot new windsurfer in town, she learns his life is like a fairytale story similar to the fiction she enjoys writing. At the time he tells her that she’s a long lost princess, a shapeshifter, and in danger from an evil lord wanting to kill her, her godmother abandons her, and she’s forced to go along with the tales he’s telling and leave all she knows behind. After all, she always wanted to live around people like her, she just assumed they’d be human.

Can she embrace the life of the leader she was born to be, battle an evil lord and end lives to save a land she knows nothing about or will this story she’s living end badly?





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Spider Wars, A Lords of Shifters Novel
 
Jess' life has never been ordinary. After all, life on the road with an immortal family of gypsies is hardly predictable. Living in the small town of White Salmon, Washington has brought some normality to her life. But when her cheating, sometimes boyfriend, Nicu, gets involved with a group of arachneshifters, life gets a little sticky. Will she be able to save him from the web he's spun? More importantly, how much is she willing to risk to get him back?

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Dark Horse, A Lords of Shifters Novella

Amethea thought she was the last of her kind, a creature from mythical stories, from light, peace, and magic. But, Amethea isn't a myth, and she doesn't hold any peace in her heart. She watched as her family was murdered for the magic of their horns. She'd give anything to avenge their deaths. She just hasn't figured out how yet.

When she meets another, Cerus, everything changes. Together, they harness more power than Amethea ever dreamed. But is it enough to take down the Lords of Shifters?

We all have demons hidden deep in the crevices of history. Johnnie's have busted out, exposed for all to see. But he doesn't care that everyone knows. Just Jess. She's got a front row seat to the Johnnie's demon show, and Johnnie's about to find out that he hasn't met all of them yet.

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Death Touch, A Lords of Shifters Novel
Cover Reveal and Blurb Reveal on June 10, 2015
Coming Fall, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

Lords of Shifters Relaunch Coming Soon!

Hello, dear readers!

You've been asking and I've been listening, but haven't had an answer for you ... until now! The time is almost near. Loramendi's Story, Spider Wars, and Dark Horse will be available again very soon, and once they are, the title and cover for the fourth book in the Lords of Shifters series will be revealed.

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Coming soon!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Updates



Dream Smasher is now on Google Play and Google Books. You can find your copy here --- Dream Smashers on Google.

As you know, the Lords of Shifters series is unavailable at the moment. But don't fret! The path is now clear and the next book is in production as I write this. Thank you for your patience with me and these stories. Please check back early 2015 for the re-release of the series and for the next book to become available to you in March!

A.C. Davis has moved out! You may find information on her psychological horror stories at their new home ---> ac-davis.blogspot.com. Watch for the upcoming release of the next Velvet Nights and Black Lace Stories novella, The Woman in Black Lace, and the short story, Mathilde, a Woman of Circumstance, by the end of December, 2014. The pre-sale of the entire compilation will be available at that time also, with a release date of January 24, 2015.

I wish you all a peaceful and wonderful holiday!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Woman in Black Lace - Available Soon!





Winnie's mad.

Her wealthy husband is cheating on her and she's about to put a stop to it. She spends her days and nights plotting a way to murder him, to finally put an end to his betrayals and lies. But when she does, she’s forced to face his lover as well. Winnie discovers that she may have made a grave mistake and there is no going back. Will this error in judgment so long ago be the end of her life too? What has this killing business gotten her into?

THE WOMAN IN BLACK LACE, a Velvet Nights and Black Lace Stories novella, will be available for pre-order next week and out in December, 2014.

Until then, be sure to check out the other Velvet Nights and Black Lace Stories available now for only 99 cents each until October 31st!

Covers by the talented Steven Novak.  


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Friday, October 3, 2014

WIP (Work in Progress) Challenge

My friend, who also happens to be a very talented author, challenged me to post the first sentences of the first three chapters from my current work in progress. I'm choosing to share from Woman in Black Lace, which is a novella by AC Davis due out this year. I don't write chapters in sequential order and this is an incomplete draft, so I have chosen to share the first two-ish sentences of the first three chapters that I have written. They most definitely will not be chapters one, two and three by the time this book is finished.

First Sampling:

I'm going to kill my husband.

The decision to make it a slow death, allowing him time to marinade in his sins toward me and our beautiful son, to suffer as I have, or to make it a quick and satisfying death, showing him mercy on my part, has yet to be determined.

Second Sampling:

"Tsk, tsk, tsk." She clicks her tongue from behind me. I jolt around, bright red blood dripping from my hands and soaking through my satin nightgown.

Third Sampling:

If life was truly like every photo ever taken, this world sure as hell would be a beautiful place, a happy place, a place of love and laughter and joy. Photos are a bunch of lies, so maybe they really are like my life -- at least like life before my husband died.

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I hope you've enjoyed the little peek into what I'm working on. It's a story of love and of betrayal. It's a story of longing and hope. And like the other Mathilde novellas, Jenny's Blue Velvet and Still Nights, it's haunting and entertaining. Watch for Woman in Black Lace by the end of 2014!

Thanks, Stacey Wallace Benefiel, for including me in your challenge!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October 99 cent sale!

In celebration of this fabulous month, my A.C. Davis stories, Haunting Tales of Mathilde, are on sale for 99 cents! A third novella, Woman in Black Lace is due out this year. I'll give you more details soon. For now, check out Jenny's Blue Velvet and Still Nights to get your haunts on this Halloween season.



Sunday, August 31, 2014

Following the Heart and Bravery

There's been something on my mind for a long time. Well, you know that there's always something constantly running through the neurons up in my noggin, haunting, but this one thing has been persistent and comes back frequently no matter how many times I try to clamp it shut. I feel you should know. In fact, I stopped this morning's run short to come home and write to you.

Back in 2008, I was inspired to start and finish my first full-length novel. My main inspiration? To write a book I thought would sell based on what was selling in the market then. One I thought you'd be interested in, instead of a story I could put my soul into. Okay, okay, you can stop laughing now. My point in telling you that dark secret is so you can understand why I'm pulling the Lords of Shifters series.

That first book I wrote is titled Loramendi's Story, A Lords of Shifters Novel--it had several titles as it was morphed into what it is now. It's actually my best selling novel, though not in any way a best seller as far as best sellers lists are concerned. After I wrote it and moved on toward the next books in the series, I wrote them to shift into what I felt were more important themes that also entertain. Originally though, my intention was to mimic what readers were buying at the time. Loramendi's Story wasn't about anything I'd ever be interested in reading then until I was able to shift the series a bit like I did.

The second and third books (Spider Wars and Dark Horse) head more toward what I would enjoy writing and, in fact, the rest of the books will end up exactly where I would want them to be, with a message and a story I'd be interested in sharing. I'm not sure if I intentionally knew they were going that way or if it was my conscious making its way out through my fingertips subconsciously.

Since 2008, I published three other stories outside of the Lords of Shifters series. I feel good about sharing these three, Dream Smashers, Jenny's Blue Velvet, and Still Nights, with you. They may not be about subjects I'm heading toward in my writing at present, but they have important messages and/or observations that will make some think and wonder and, perhaps, inspire.

The Lords of Shifters series will be unavailable after September 7th until further notice. While I contemplate on how I can turn the series into stories I believe contribute to the world instead of taking, I'm moving forward on some other projects that have that potential.

Thank you for your patience. Thank you for your support. I will do my best to get back to the Lords of Shifters as soon as it is right, and I hope the stories will then have the ability to move you and be worthy of your time as I put more of my heart into them.

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