Friday, October 31, 2014

Special Artemis Lupine Snippet for Halloween!

Hope you like it! Have a safe and fun Halloween!

Artemis Lupine Halloween Snippet

“What are you doing?” I asked Koda who stood in front of the open window in warrior form.

“Trying to scare some little kids,” he responded honestly.

“You can’t let humans see you like that,” I said angrily. His head was a wolf's and he was at least seven feet tall with furry arms and clawed hands.

“It’s Halloween. They’ll just think it’s a really good costume,” he said, “We’ve been doing this for a hundred years.”

“Ares, are you going to let…” I stopped talking because Ares had walked into the room with jeans, a jersey, and a high school letterman jacket on, in his warrior pose. “Teen wolf, really?” I asked him with a sigh.

He smiled at me, or tried with his wolf head.

“What are you going to be?” Matt asked me.

“I’m not dressing up,” I said.

“We’re going to a party. You have to dress up,” Ares told me.

“We’re going to a party? A human party?” I asked. All three nodded their heads. What was wrong with these men?

“Just take a warrior form,” Ares suggested.

“I don’t want people trying to touch my head,” I said.

“They won’t while I am standing next to you,” he said with a jealous gleam in his eye.

“Maybe some pirate will sweep me off my feet and steal me away to his boat,” I teased, placing the back of my right hand against my forehead and fanning my face with the left hand.

“He won’t get very far without his head,” Ares growled.

“We’re in Wisconsin, there are no pirates here,” Koda pointed out.

“I might have to go find some,” I said with a wink at Ares.

He shifted back to his man form and wrapped his arms around me, “You’re mine and I’ll fight off any pirate who tries to steal my treasure.”

“Remember when we stole Blackbeard’s ship?” Matt asked with a wicked smile.

“Blackbeard was so furious, but we had already sailed out too far so they couldn’t catch us,” Koda added.

“That and they were too drunk,” Ares said.

“Only because someone gave them two barrels of whiskey,” Koda said, pointing at Ares.

“You stole Blackbeard’s ship? Blackbeard?” I asked in shock.

“We were bored,” Ares said with a shrug, “And the whiskey was awful. I was glad to get rid of it. Plus, we returned the ship to Blackbeard.”

Someone knocked on the door of the house we were staying in and Koda opened it. Three kids in varying ages stared at Koda a minute, processing his appearance and then they smiled and gave him high fives. He gave them candy from a bucket I hadn’t seen a minute ago. The kids waved at Koda, who waved back and then shut the door. “See, the kids like it,” Koda said.

“Pick a form,” Ares said, “And let’s go.”

“Who’s going to give out candy?” I asked.

“We leave the bowl on the step with a note,” Matt said, “Most kids around here know us and they’ll only take a couple pieces of candy.”

“That’s because Matt stayed home one time, but set the bowl outside with the note and hid in the bushes so when a kid tried to take too much he jumped out and scared them,” Ares said.

“You three are terrible,” I said with a shake of my head.

We walked out of the house and Matt said, “Everyone likes to be scared on Halloween.”

“I don’t,” I said honestly, “I hate being scared.”

A man dressed up like Dracula leapt out in front of me and hissed. I punched him in the face before I could scream. His fake teeth fell out and he clutched his face. “What the hell?” he said.

“Sorry,” I said, wincing. Ares, Koda, and Matt laughed hysterically. “I’m so glad I could amuse you.”

“We better remember to duck and weave when we try to scare her tonight,” Koda said.

Ares had shifted into warrior form and growled at me. I glared at him and shook my head. I was walking down the street with three werewolves in warrior form. Everyone looked at us and yet no one freaked out. We walked into a large warehouse which had been converted to a club with tons of Halloween d├ęcor. Ares took my hand and spun me out onto the dance floor. The crowd parted for him and we found a spot on the crowded dance floor. People complimented Ares on his costume. Ares danced with me until I was too thirsty to ignore it anymore. At the bar I ordered two waters and then whispered into Ares’ ear, “It’s too bad you’re in that form because now I can’t kiss you.”

He grabbed my hand and towed me to the back of the room, outside and into a deserted alley. His body returned to normal and he kissed me. “Better?” he asked.

I smiled and said, “Everything is better if you’re here.”

He smiled, pleased with my comment and asked, “Want to howl at the moon?”

I placed my hand on my heart and pretended to hold back tears as I said, “I thought you would never ask.”

We shifted into warrior form, tilted our heads up to the moon, and howled. Koda and Matt howled inside the warehouse, but we could still hear them where we were.

“Want to go back and dance?” I asked.

He nodded his head and we went back inside to dance the night away as werewolves, the humans none the wiser.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Song of The Moon (Artemis Lupine #1) FREE until Oct. 15!

That's right, get the first book in the Artemis Lupine Series for free by going to and use coupon code: DB55X to download Song of the Moon in any ebook format for absolutely free! This offer expires October 15, 2014 so don't wait!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENT: Taming Darkness (Artemis Lupine #4) Release Date Set!


That's right! I'm finally giving you all a release date!!!! I'm finally at the point where I can confidently give you this. I know it's probably not as soon as you want, but try to be patient just a little bit longer. If I can publish sooner than I will adjust the date accordingly, but I promise it will not be later.

Title: Taming Darkness (Artemis Lupine #4) 

Scheduled Publication Date: August 1, 2014

Things aren't going like anyone planned and life keeps throwing one curve ball after another at Artemis and Ares. Can she live up to the prophecy or have they been wrong this entire time? Join them as they try to right the balance of light and dark in the final installment of Artemis Lupine's life.

Thank you all for being my fans! I can't wait to publish this book for you all and hear your reviews!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Update! Finally, I know!

Hello! I am so sorry I have not been on here in such a long time! 

I just finished the first draft of both the second book in the Little Death Bringer Series and Taming Darkness (Artemis Lupine Series #4). 

If all goes according to plan, which I will ensure it does, these will be released later this year! I am already working with my graphic artist to discuss cover ideas and I am getting feedback and edits for the books. Taming Darkness will need more edits than Little Death Bringer #2, but I promise I will release these books this year!

The reason it is taking so long is because I want to ensure that the last book of the Artemis Lupine Series is done exactly how I want and that it is a good book that you, my fans, will enjoy. If I rushed through it I know we would all be disappointed and I do not want that! So please, bear with me as I finish these book/series. For more updated information please like my Facebook page at  

Thank you so much for being my fan and for reading my books! You guys are awesome!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

NaNoWriMo is only 16 days away!

That's right it's that time of year again! NaNoWriMo! I am really looking forward to participating this year. If you have ever thought about writing a novel you should join this event. The point of this event is for you to just get your story down on paper. No editing, just straight writing! If you join please feel free to add me as a friend, my username is: cbanks

Monday, February 4, 2013

Still in progress....sorry

Sorry Artemis Lupine fans, but Taming Darkness (Artemis Lupine Series #4) is still in progress. I am working hard to make it the best final book it can be and I do not want to rush it. I will continue to keep you updated as I work on the novel. Thank you for your continued support and patience.

If you need a book to read while waiting please check out my other YA novel, Mercenary (Little Death Bringer #1), which is available at the following links:

All ebook formats: Smashwords $4.99

B&N Nook Book: B&N Nook Book $4.99

Amazon Kindle US: Kindle Edition $4.99

Amazon Kindle UK: Kindle Edition £3.36

Amazon Kindle DE: Kindle Edition EUR 4,06

Amazon Kindle ES: Kindle Edition EUR 4,06

Amazon Kindle IT: Kindle Edition EUR 4,06

Paperback: Paperback Edition on Amazon
Paperback Edition on Barnes & Noble