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Hi everyone –

I have exciting news to share…

I published my story, Across the Veil!!! This is the newly revised version of the story that won the Paranormal Fight Club contest on Romance in the Backseat’s Book Blog. It’s available as a .99 story on Amazon for your Kindle, and should turn up for all the other eReaders by next week.

Even if you don’t have an eReader yet, you can download Kindle’s PC app for free and read it just like a real book on your computer! J

I’ve also got a paperback version available on if you really want to hold it in your hand.

So here are the links…


Lulu – Paperback

Smashwords – Other eBook Formats

 And the Blurb:

Princess Talia from Summerland has been hiding across the veil in the human world for the past five years.

Starring in a hit television show as human actress, Natalie Thurmont, her charmed new life is shattered when the past comes knocking on her door.

Across the Veil” won Romance in the Backseat book review’s Paranormal Fight Club short story contest. Short Fiction (6K Words)

I hope you enjoy the story! Putting this together was a labor of love and I learned SO much about self-publishing! Yow!


If you do enjoy the read, please leave some positive feedback on Amazon…  Those reader reviews definitely help to get the word out about indie stories!


I’m still busy editing the Forgotten Treasures anthology, and I’m hoping to have it available in April!


Thanks for all your support!!!  And feel free to spread the word and tell your friends… 🙂


  • Congratulations, Lisa! I hope your experience is everything you hope for. Best of luck.

    • Thanks Lisa!!! 🙂 It’s been a huge learning experience so far, but it feels great to know it’s out there and being a short story, eBooks seem to be a perfect fit…

      At least I hope so! LOL

      Thanks so much for stopping by!!! See you at RT!!!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Marne

    Very exciting, Lisa! And that is a nice cover. Now I have to ask, is that your real hair or a wig? It’s very Cruella deVille-ish and very cool!

    • I’m so glad you like the cover!!! 🙂 I stressed about doing that myself big-time!

      And sadly, it’s a wig… It’s all part of my glorious “Power-Suit”… LOL No one messes with Cruella, right? 😀

      Thanks so much for stopping by to comment!!! Hope you enjoy the story!


  • Congrats Lisa! So awesome. I can’t wait to grab a copy!

    • Thank you Rachel!!! 🙂

      I hope you enjoy the story!!! Thanks so much for your support…

      Lisa 🙂

  • Love the cover, Lisa! Best of luck to you but I know you’re not going to need it – this looks like an awesome read. 🙂

    • Thanks Maeve!!! I was SO nervous about making the cover myself, and then I found this picture that happened to look just like my main characters!!! 😀

      I’m glad to have it out in the world and I learned a BUNCH!!! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Sue

    Congratulations !! just back from class – last one thank goodness – where he talked about publishing – so you are proof of the pudding !!

    • Oh yay!!! I’m glad you’re done with that class… LOL

      Thanks for all your support Sue!!! I hope you enjoy the story…

      Lisa 🙂

  • YAY Lisa. I got a kindle for Christmas, so I’ll rush over and gt it downloaded. Can’t wait to read it. Good going with getting it up on these sites.


    • Hee! I’m over here geeking out that I’ll be in your Kindle!!! LOL

      Thanks for all your encouragement Linda!!! You rock!!!

      Still waiting on that book deal, but baby steps are still progress, right? 🙂



  • Kim Bowman

    Congrats! It sounds awesome!

    • Thanks Kim!!! 🙂 I had a lot of fun writing this one and lots of help making it a published reality! I hope everyone will have a fun adventure with Talia and Keth! 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Hope you enjoy the story…

      Lisa 🙂

  • Congrats!

  • Congratulations! Now, I know who to ask all my publishing questions to. LOL I’m so very happy for you*happy dancing* You are an inspiration!

    • Ha! I’m not sure if I’ll have answers for you, but I’ll try! LOL

      But you know how I love to happy dance!!! *shimmie*

      Thanks for all your support and encouragement Peggy!!! I feel like I’m moving closer to my goal… Baby steps! 🙂

      Hope you enjoy the story!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Lisa!!! Who is that gorgeous man on your cover? I think I’m in…..lust, lol.

    Congratulations. I am quite impressed that you’ve done it all yourself. I’m still in the Dark Ages when it comes to computer stuff. ***grin***

    Love the premise of your story. I wish you lots and lots of sales. And even more than that.

    • Isn’t he a hottie??? His name is Jimmy Thomas! He’ll be at RT! 🙂 He has a wonderful site where you can pay for licensing to use his photos…

      Thanks for your support and encouragement Jannine!!! I hope you enjoy the story…

      Lisa 🙂

  • Lee

    Congratulations, Lisa!!

  • Kendall Grey

    Huge congratulations, Lisa! I’d love to hear about your road to self-publication – a guest blog on my web site maybe? Email if you’re interested. Best of luck with Across the Veil!

    • Thanks Kendall!!! I’d love to guest blog on your site!!!

      I really appreciate your support! Thanks for commenting…

      Lisa 🙂

  • Wahoo! Congrats, Sis!!!

    • Thanks Sis!!!

      We’ll have to celebrate at RT!!! (Any excuse, right? 🙂

      Thanks for commenting!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Congrats! I will download my copy this evening. I’m so excited for you. Once my novella is done, I might want to chat with you about your self-pub experience. 🙂

    • YAY!!! I hope you enjoy the story Ciara!!! 🙂

      I’m happy to chat anytime! Maybe when I guest blog next month?

      Thanks for all the support and commenting…

      Lisa 🙂

  • Congratulations, Lisa! I knew it was just a matter of time.

    • Oh thank you Mary!!!

      I really appreciate your support!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Congratulations, Lisa. Good luck with your sells.

    • Thank you Sandy!!! 🙂

      Hopefully it’ll be huge! LOL

      Lisa 🙂

  • Got the invitation to check out your book through Goodreads and thought I’d pop over here for a minute to check it out. Sounds intriguing – I’ll grab a copy after I’m done here. That cover image is fabulously hot! 🙂

    Congrats on your first self-pub story…I hope it does really well for you!

    • Hi Jamie! *waving*

      I’m so glad you stopped by!!! I love goodreads!!! 🙂

      I hope you enjoy the story!!!

      Thanks for your support!!! it’s tough doing it myself, but it feels good to get the story out into the world… 🙂

      I was nervous about making the cover myself, but when I found the picture and it looked excatly like Keth in my story I was saved! 🙂 Glad you liked it!

      Thanks for commenting!


  • Congrats, Lisa!!! I wish you all the best. 🙂

    • Thanks so much Rebecca!!! 🙂 Feels great to get the story out into the world… 🙂

      I really appreciate your support! Thanks for commenting!


      Lisa 🙂

  • Lisa,

    I’m thrilled to see that I can download your work without having an eReader. I happed across “Night Walker” in Book Country (reviewed it), and ZOMG … *THIS* is the kind of fiction I want to see on the shelves! Awesome. Simply awesome. I HAVE to read the rest of the story. I am Uber-picky about what I read, because as a writer myself, I don’t have too much free time. It’s rare that I come across an author that I get excited about.

    Anyways, just wanted to let you know that you have a new fan!

    (P.S. Graduated with a piano performance degree … love the references to music in your work.)

    • Oh I’m so glad you enjoyed Night Walker so far!!! I’m hoping it’ll find a publisher soon… *fingers crossed* And I’m a musician too so the musical aspect of the book was very important to me and I’m SO glad it carried through! 🙂

      I hope you enjoy Across the Veil!!! Thanks for all your support and taking the time to come by and comment!!! You rock!

      Lisa 🙂

      • You rock more, LOL!

        Seriously, you should charge WELL more than what you do for your book, Lisa. And I do mean that. *I* would have paid more. (Just something to consider in the future …)

        I downloaded “Across the Veil” in PDF today. Can hardly wait to read it. Hope you don’t mind if I (eventually) link your blog to mine, once I get it officially up and running. 🙂

        • I only charged .99 for this one because it’s only 6,500 words… My Short story anthology will be a full-length book so I’ll charge 2.99 for that one…

          Hopefully my novels will find a publisher and I’m sure those will have a higher selling price. I’m hoping with keeping the costs down more readers will find me so that when the books come out some people might grab copies… I hope? LOL

          Thanks so much for buying Across the Veil!!! I hope you enjoy it!!!

          And definitely let me know your blog link when you get it up and running and I’ll add you to my links too! Fun!

          Talk to you soon…

          Lisa 🙂

  • Natalie Hillier

    Hi Lisa,
    congrats, I wish you every success with your new book, i cant wait to read it, i have marked it to be read on goodreads. It looks yummy 🙂 congrats again.

    • Hi Natalie –

      Thanks for stopping by my blog to comment! You rock! 🙂

      I hope you enjoy the story!!! Thanks for adding it on Goodreads too!!! Every little bit helps spread the word about the book…

      I really appreciate your support!


  • Ken

    What terrific news! Congrats, Lisa!!!


    • Thanks Ken!!!

      And thanks for helping me edit it and encouraging me to put it out into the world…


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