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NIGHT SHIVERS
An Indigo Court Novella
Release Date: September 8, 2015
E-book format Only (Nook, Kindle, iBooks, Kobo)

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Question: What do you like best about the Indigo Court Series? 

 

As we hurried along, racing over the snows, I flashed back to before my initiation, before my body had changed as the heartstone emerged from me. I had been weaker then, and much more vulnerable, but one thing this stint had taught me: nobody was immortal, without chance of dying. And as the saying went: no one here gets out alive. While I felt myself still transforming, changes came slowly, and probably with good reason. Become a different person in the blink of an eye and it’s easy to lose the person you were. Slowly shift, and you keep the best of both worlds. At least, that was how I hoped it would play out in the end.

We jogged through the forests. The trees here towered into the sky, dark conifers who could survive in the realm of Winter. They were brooding, and alive, and while I had yet to hear them speak, at times I felt them watching me—as if they were contemplating my place in their world. As we passed a clearing, a group of Ice Elementals wandered by, slowing as I drew near. They were bipedal, shaped like very tall humans formed of the bluish-clear ice. No features marred their faces. Their arms and legs were angular, like icicles. As soon as I stepped forward, the pack stopped. There were five of them, and they turned toward me, pausing.

They are unbound, Cicely. You should tie them to you. Ulean’s gentle voice tickled at my ear.

They are unaligned? Very well.

I closed my eyes, raising my hand as I let myself slip into the slipstream. As the astral wind buffeted me, I reached out to them. I am your queen. Guard this place and bind yourselves to my service. Should any one counter to my will enter this area, destroy them.

A moment later and I felt the connection take and hold. It was as if I had reached off of a web—held out my hand and offered them the chance to join my world. A moment passed, then another, and finally, one by one they moved onto my path, into my journey, binding themselves to my power. I opened my eyes. The Elementals gazed at me, unspeaking, but then nodded and spread out, moving at a steady pace, sparkling under the sky that forever shadowed the realm of Snow and Ice.

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  • 09/15/2015 at 11:57 am
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    I love this different spin on vampires! Linda over 18. Columbus, Ohio. USA.

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  • 09/15/2015 at 11:39 am
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    I love the Indigo Court series because it is so fast paced and fun to read. This is a great series with many twists and turns. All of your series are interesting and I watch for each new book as it comes out.
    Holly
    Glasgow, Kentucky, USA
    51 years young

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  • 09/11/2015 at 3:40 pm
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    I love the world you create in your writings. Vampires, Fae and the Vampiric Fae! Whoop whoop! I have always been a big fan of PNR!
    My name is Sony, I live in the USA and I am waaaay over 18! LOL

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  • 09/09/2015 at 11:27 pm
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    Hello, I’m Lori, in United States and over 18. I thought I’d entered this but I can’t find my entry-lupus brain strikes again!

    As to Indigo Court, it’s the same answer as with all of your books that I have read. Your ability to create a world, and people, that are so incredibly alive and real that I get lost in them, and they become my reality until I am yanked out by my unfortunate life. Your true gift? While lost in your worlds I tend to forget about my constant pain-now THAT is a gift.

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  • 09/09/2015 at 10:52 pm
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    I have always been a fan of sci-fi and fantasy, where better to get fae, vampires and fae vampires!

    Sheila, over 18 and live in the US.

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  • 09/08/2015 at 4:51 pm
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    Dallas
    New Zealand
    well over 18
    I have only read the first one and loved it, especially the Owl, in fact rereading the other day, Have bought the new e book but haven’t read it. The rest of the series is on my wish list to be bought in the near future (so many books, not enough money or time, work & chores get in the way. I have 3 other series on the go at the moment as well).

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  • 09/08/2015 at 4:16 pm
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    My name is Barb Over 18 Live in USA I love Cicely but probably unlike most Chatter is my Fav guy in the series!

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  • 09/08/2015 at 2:07 pm
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    Anne, 18+, Living in the USA.

    I can feel the forest and creatures around me the way you describe them. See the mist rising from the snow, the puff of smoke from my mouth as if I were out in the weather myself.

    I love all of your seres.

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  • 09/08/2015 at 1:18 pm
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    I haven’t read it yet, Dear Heart. I haven’t gotten it yet, and I’m reading another series right now!
    I’m over 18 and live in the USA.

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  • 09/08/2015 at 9:19 am
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    I like that many different factions are able to put aside their differences and work together for a common goal, at least temporariy. Charlie, over 18 and live in the USA

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  • 09/08/2015 at 9:16 am
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    I am over 18 and live in Wa State 🙂 I love the bond between Cicely and Grieve, I think it’s what everyone in life strives for, what we long for. I would love to find that in life, that one person who completes me like Grieve does for Cicely and her for him.

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  • 09/08/2015 at 9:10 am
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    My name is Michelle. I am over 18 and from the U.S.. In first got hooked on your Other world series and while I was waiting for the next book to come out happened to check out the Indigo court series. I liked Cecily right away. My favorite part of the series is the love between her and Grieve. But I also liked the close friendship she had with her cousin Rhiannon. I liked how they are going to continue to be as close as they can even though they are opposites.

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  • 09/08/2015 at 8:39 am
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    I’m Christi, over 18, in the USA. Like others have said, the big attraction with Indigo Court is that you become part of the story & feel & see what the characters do.

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  • 09/08/2015 at 8:21 am
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    – I love that I’m in the middle of the first book and have 4 more to go! 🙂
    – I love the intensity, feeling like I’m there, the notion that she has a sort of guardian element.
    – I love best that everything is alive – the elements, the trees, everything.
    Miriam
    I live in the USA, and I’m over 18.

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  • 09/08/2015 at 8:00 am
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    I love the snow imagery and motifs. Winter is my favorite season, and I always feel like I’m right there in the cold with the characters when I read your writing.
    My name is Jennifer, I live IN the USA, and I am over 18 years old.
    Thanks!

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  • 09/08/2015 at 7:01 am
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    I have enjoyed how you mix all. vampire, fae and others.
    Way over 18
    USA
    Joanna

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  • 09/08/2015 at 6:55 am
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    Cindy, way over 18! Utah USA, I love the characters in the stories and the way the way the first sentence drew me in and kept me captivated until the very end!!!

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  • 09/08/2015 at 6:38 am
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    My name is Jean I am over 18 and live in the U.S.A. Cicely is my favorite character in the series. I think what I like best is how they all stick together and love support one another.

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  • 09/08/2015 at 6:21 am
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    The thing I love most is the themes of love and family written throughout the series. Cicely and Grieve remind me of what true love can do even in the darkest of times. The relationship between Rhiannon and Cicely also reminds me of how your best friend can be your closest family member like my mom is to me. I am 27 living in the U.S.

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  • 09/08/2015 at 6:11 am
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    The feeling that comes through in your work that gives the woods the feeling of an ancient, primal forest. You just know that you might encounter one of the fae when walking there.

    My name is Dave.
    I am in the USA (south GA).
    I am over 18 years of age (wayyy over).

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  • 09/08/2015 at 4:58 am
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    I love the way I feel part of the book. When I read I am there.
    Debby
    over 18
    USA

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  • 09/08/2015 at 4:52 am
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    Hello! Im Jen
    I’m over 18
    I live in the US.
    The Indigo Court series is different with great explaination of the character’s, and the setting.

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  • 09/08/2015 at 3:04 am
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    Hi, my name is Jennifer, I’m 32 and from Scotland, OUTSIDE the U.S.

    The thing I love most about the Indigo Court series is simply the woods!

    I love the the ancient trees and the mystery behind the woods. It makes me believe anything can happen in there and there could be anything in there x

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  • 09/08/2015 at 2:24 am
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    I live in the US and I’m over 18. I love the characters and story. So love the differ in the vamps and the magic born.

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  • 09/08/2015 at 2:15 am
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    I like how that you have a new twist on vampires and magic. Also the use of vivid description to make the characters real. Live in the US and I am over 18

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  • 09/08/2015 at 2:00 am
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    I really enjoy the relationship between Cicely and Ulean. It caught my imagination the first book and continues to improve.
    Amy Dunaway, over 18, Florida USA

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  • 09/07/2015 at 5:47 pm
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    I keep trying and it keeps aying errors

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  • 09/07/2015 at 5:46 pm
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    How even though the stories end the characters you never forget and you can keep on reading. Love cicely!!
    Linda
    Lmacrael@hotmail.com

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  • 09/07/2015 at 3:37 pm
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    I enjoy a good book, that when you read it you feel your there, living the life of the characters. This series, and really all the series, are so vividly described, I could fell the cold, the warmth, the fear,sorrow, all of it. And felt happiness, and bereft when Cicely finally defeats Myst, because I knew the story was ending. Such wonderful writing. And always waiting for the next.

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  • 09/07/2015 at 3:23 pm
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    Jennifer
    USA
    way over 18
    story ,characters

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  • 09/07/2015 at 1:56 pm
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    I love the characters and of course the story! I love Cicely! Love her! This is my favorite series by you and it’s so good! I love the different types of characters you introduce us to! These books were the first I heard of the Shadow Hunters, Vampiric Fae!

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    • 09/07/2015 at 1:57 pm
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      I forgot to put the rest of the info!
      Angie
      In the US
      36

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  • 09/07/2015 at 11:51 am
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    I like that no matter what they go through the love that is family always holds strong. I really liked the part of the magic born because though like all the others that make up the storyline they too can give as good as they get and work with all the others without a doubt that they have something to contribute and help with the fight.

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  • 09/07/2015 at 10:16 am
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    i like the more modern spin on the classic vampire tale
    steven
    tennessee usa
    over 18

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