Enjoy the Flight with a Peregrine Falcon Shapeshifter

In Tethered, my heroine is a peregrine falcon shapeshifter. The Fae gifted her bloodline with the ability to transform centuries ago. While werewolves will always be my favorite type of shifter, I am drawn to avian creatures as well. I’ve always wanted to fly and in my stories I can make that happen.

Peregrine falcons can reach speeds up to 200mph and are commonly used as Falconry birds.

Releases Feb. 14

To celebrate, I am hosting a giveaway of a stuffed falcon and a $10 Amazon Gift Card.

Stuffed Peregrine Falcon(Your falcon will be in its original packaging)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

What is your favorite type of bird?

Book Ideas for the Weekend

Books on Nook Giveaway

Books on Nook Giveaway

After Glows Publishing along with Tmonique Stephens, Demelza Carlton, Vella Day, Abbie Zanders, Christa Ann, Kristen Strassel, Kate Rudolph, and Lia Davis have teamed up for an awesome giveaway for NOOK readers.

Get introduced to authors and books available on NOOK that you may not know about.
Plus enter for a chance to win one of FOUR Barnes & Noble gift cards.


TWO winners will be receive a $100 B&N gift each
TWO winners will receive a $50 B&N gift card each

Click here to find out more: https://authorliadavis.com/after-glows-giveaways/


Wolf Pack Freebie Fest

Jan. 25 – Jan. 27

Tracking Word Count – Oh So Many Ways

A new year means it’s time to refresh the way I’m keeping track of my word count.  My goal is to keep increasing my output from year to year.  Since I’m a turtle-like writer, I have tons of room to improve.

For anyone who likes crossing stuff off, there is the Don’t Break the Chain calendar.  Basically you set a goal for each day and cross off the date when you meet it.  Any calendar will do, but if you like colors or want to use something already put together, check out the designs here:


If you want a task tracker or fun To-Do list design, check out David Seah’s site.  I love the Destruct-o-Matic version.


Art and colors make anything better.  This is true of my favorite word tracking spreadsheet.  Created by Svenja Gosen, fandom art and color inspire you to write more and more words.  Updated yearly and a special NaNo monthly version is available as well.


Last year I tried this writing and revision spreadsheet by Jamie Raintree.  I liked it because of being able to track word counts associated with revisions and multiple projects.  I actually use both Svenja Gosen’s spreadsheet and Jamie’s.  Twice the cheering on those words written.


A new tracker I discovered thanks one of my favorite Facebook groups is by author Sidney Bristol. Her spreadsheet tracks words and pages for several projects.  You can check it out on her blog:


What methods do you use for tracking your word count or other habits across the year?

Bonus – 2017 Read and Watch Challenge

Looking for a reason to read a book or watch a movie?  Follow along each month with a new word to stimulate your book and movie choices.