Category: Grimwood

Covers, covers, and more covers part 2

Posted March 16, 2017 by Kelly Apple in Grimwood / 0 Comments

As part of my cover making extravaganza recently, I put the finishing touches on the last two covers for the Grimwood series. (and promplty realized how much I wasn’t in love with the cover for book 1. WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF?!?!)

For the curious, the first draft of Cursed Lives (book 5) is completed and hanging out to aerate. Or something. Once I have a little time to let it breathe, I’ll go back for a reread and see what needs to be tweaked, added, deleted, etc. I started writing Cursed Heart (book 6), but had to put that on hold for a bit to take care of a certain mutant space rat problem. (That probably makes no sense to anyone but me and my writing group ladies, but there’s a sci-fi story that got stuck in my head. With mutant space rats. There. Now we ALL know about it.)

I’m aiming for a mid-year release on books 5 & 6 (either July and August or August and September–although that’s subject to change based on how quickly I get Cursed Heart written) and decided now would be an EXCELLENT time to share the final two covers and blurbs.

So…

Cursed Lives

Cursed Lives

(Grimwood #5)

Release Date: 2017

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Twisted Fairytale

Growing up wild in Grimwood, Gretchen Malloy knows her corner of the woods like the back of her hand. Stumbling over a previously undiscovered cabin to explore is the highlight of her lazy summer days.

Only, the cabin she found isn’t empty and the brooding, angry man who chases her away is almost too much excitement for her tastes. For all she might not be wanted, Gretchen’s terminal curiosity sends her back again and again until an unexpected friendship blossoms.

Fen Grimm knows exactly what he is—the crusty old loner who’s given up on the world outside his cabin and who wants nothing to do with Grimwood or any of its many inhabitants. He’s already loved and lost enough and he has no need to watch another mortal age and die before his eyes.

If only Grimwood didn’t need him, he’d be content to live out the rest of his long days alone. But when the magic in the wood calls, a Grimm must answer.

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Cursed Heart

Cursed Heart

(Grimwood #6)

Release Date: 2017

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Twisted Fairytale

Lorianne Grimm is a woman broken. Her children lost through thievery and curses, she retreated to the woods to grieve. Finally coming to terms with her loss, she emerged and was dealt one last blow… her husband had disappeared and she, herself, had been cursed to remain eternally young.

Unable to face her pain, Lorianne once again fled into the heart of the woods and tried for five hundred years to forget.

But lately there have been whispers on the wind that speak of great change within Grimwood. Magic is coming back to life and for it to properly take root Lorianne will have to take her place in the tale.

Hidden deep in Grimwood is a castle. The stories say only those with the purest heart will be able to find it and navigate the treacherous path inside. With all the hatred churning within her for what was done to her family, Lorianne hardly considers herself pure. But the whispers tell of one last thing, a Grimm who was cursed into an enchanted sleep nearly five hundred years ago after losing his family. A Grimm who only waits for his lady love to awaken him.

For the chance to be with her husband again, Lorianne will follow her heart and risk everything. Including her life.

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And, yes, I am working on updating the Cursed Blood cover now. Because it needs it.



Looking back on January…

Posted February 1, 2017 by Kelly Apple in Forgotten Monsters, Grimwood, Writing / 0 Comments
Looking back on January…

Yoooouuuuu guys. Where did January go? It felt both RIDICULOUSLY unending and like it blew by in the blink of an eye. As my little niece would say “NO LIKE!” Whatever, right? We made it through another month. More words. Another series started. It’s all good. Anyway. January saw the release of the first Forgotten […]



Cursed Touch is coming soon!

Posted December 22, 2016 by Kelly Apple in Grimwood / 0 Comments

Hello, everybody! After a whirlwind writing month in November, I’ve been taking it easy in December. Which isn’t to say I’m not writing, just not writing as much. Sometimes you need to slow down and recharge, amirite?!?! Just because I’m not scribbling fiendishly doesn’t mean I don’t have things happening. The fourth Grimwood book comes out […]


Looking back on November…

Posted November 30, 2016 by Kelly Apple in Grimwood, Writing / 0 Comments
Looking back on November…

November, man. November. I’m a little confused as to how we’ve reached the end of it already. I mean, wasn’t it just June or something? WHAT DID I DO IN NOVEMBER? you ask. Good question. I wrote. A lot. A lot lot. No releases this month, but I finished a series that will be coming […]


Looking back on September…

Posted October 1, 2016 by Kelly Apple in Grimwood, Writing / 0 Comments
Looking back on September…

Another month gone by and more words written. (Because I measure time by how many stories I get to tell, apparently.) September was interesting. I came down with the plague at the beginning of the month which seriously impacted my word count. It’s hard to focus on putting characters in sexy situations when you can […]


Cursed Bones is now LIVE!

Posted September 21, 2016 by Kelly Apple in Grimwood / 0 Comments

Heading back to Grimwood for the 3rd book in the series was certainly fun. Especially since I got to retell one of my favorite fairy tales, Beauty and the Beast. Isobel’s isolation in the lonely manor house in the heart of the woods was… interesting to write. When you’re so deeply involved in the telling […]