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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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Contest ENDS midnight September 6th.

Question: What do you like best about the Indigo Court Series or if you haven’t read it but want to, mention that and you’re still eligible.

NIGHT SHIVERS EXCERPT:

We reached the Barrow before nightfall, running at full speed over the snow. I was almost as fast as the others now—those born full Cambyra Fae. My initiation into the queenship had seen to that. We ran on top of the ice and snow, leaving no tracks, a silent, swift force gliding by as the afternoon lengthened into dusk.

Once I had taken the throne as Queen of the Snow and Ice, I became almost immune to the cold. And those who made their life with me in this realm also remained untouched by the deep chill. But that didn’t mean that a warm hearth wasn’t welcome, even though that warmth was a pale shadow of the fires that I had once known.

This entire first year had been a learning experience, and I was frankly surprised that I had made it through with my sanity. There had been so much to learn—and to unlearn.

Druise, my lady’s maid, was waiting for me, and she bundled me into a bath right away. We ate dinner late as a matter of course, so she had a snack of my favorite cake ready for me and brought the plate in to set on a side table as I gratefully sank into the steaming water.

Even though the cold didn’t bother me much, the heat from the water seeped into my muscles, easing the knots that had built up during the day. The scent of lilac rose to soothe my senses.

“Where are the new members of the Court, Your Majesty? Did they not come back with you?”

Druise scrubbed my back, careful to avoid wetting my hair so I wouldn’t have to dry it before eating. There were so many protocols and rules for decorum that I could barely remember them all. A number of them still grated on me, but I followed them, accepting their presence for what they were: long-standing traditions that I was expected to keep up.

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  • 09/11/2015 at 1:43 pm
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    What I love about the series is that you have a strong, fearless, sexy (among other things) heroine yet she still needs to use an epi-pen! It is amazing and puts Ciciley on a totally different relatable level to the readers than ever before.

    Jena
    I am well over 18 (29)
    Kentucky, USA

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  • 09/05/2015 at 2:46 pm
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    My name is Julie, I am 54 and live in the US. I like the interaction between the Fae and the Vampiries especially the struggle to balance the different types of energies living in one community.

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  • 09/04/2015 at 9:00 am
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    Good morning! I have not yet read the series ,I just finished reading Panther Prowling and LOVED IT. The Indigo Court series is next on my list. I just downloaded the first book to my Kindle last night. I am super excited to start it over the Holiday weekend.

    Kara
    USA
    Over 18

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  • 09/03/2015 at 9:20 pm
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    I love Cicely’s growth thru this series. Learning to shift and fly, taking over the family business, finding Grieve, losing her home and becoming queen. She is such a strong woman to learn from.

    My name is Jamie and I am a wee bit over 18. I live in Savannah, Ga.

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  • 09/03/2015 at 7:41 pm
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    I’m Michelle. I live in the US and I’m over the age of 18. I’ve only started this series, so everything is very, very new to me. I love the characters, the various Fae, and the intricate world building. I’m constantly amazed that you’re able to create such great worlds, complete with cultures, mores, and taboos.

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  • 09/03/2015 at 5:40 pm
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    Samantha
    In the USA
    26 years old
    I like how the series is full of twists and the most unlikely people will have your back.

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  • 09/02/2015 at 3:13 pm
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    I love the duplicity of the characters. There is no black and white but many, many shades of gray.

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  • 09/02/2015 at 1:17 pm
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    I am over 18, and live in Yakima, Wa. I love the way Cicely always comes out on top, she never gives up. When everything seems lost she fights her way back up and never gives in. I love that kind of attitude. Never give up, fight for what you want, what is right and what is yours!! Oh, and the men are smokin HOT!!

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  • 09/02/2015 at 11:48 am
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    I love the Indigo Court. I found it after becoming a fan of the Sisters. I love everything I’ve read that you have written. My favorite parts of the series include. Cicely learning to shift and fly and the relationship between Cicely and Rhiannon. My name is Jean I live in the U.S. and I am 53 years young.

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  • 09/02/2015 at 7:14 am
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    Hi I’m Darlene from Saranac NY well over 18…I love the Indigo series all of it, love the exploration of all the Fae. I read the witch sisters series and had to find more of your stories. I am an avid reader of all series that I can get my hands on, both books and on my ipad.

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  • 09/02/2015 at 6:09 am
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    I am new to this series and can’t wait to read it. I am over 18, significantly over. Bummer

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  • 09/01/2015 at 8:13 pm
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    I am Lorie, I live in the U.S., I am over the age of 18 and I liked that Cicely is far from perfect, but the she was still the person needed to win the war.

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  • 09/01/2015 at 7:18 pm
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    I am over 18 and in the US. I love the battle between our young heroes and Myst – she is a piece of work.

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  • 09/01/2015 at 5:03 pm
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    Hola! Well over 18, I am an avid fan of The Indigo Court Series. I love that although Fantasy, the characters and their angst are believable. The reader can identify with them. Maybe not personally but due to a local bed one.

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  • 09/01/2015 at 3:48 pm
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    I’m well over 18, and have read all of the Indigo books (so far!). I’m looking forward to the Novella to catch up with the queens and their courts. My favorite part is that you include reality into the fantasy. Cicely doesn’t show up knowing everything. She has a learning curve, just like the rest of us. She screws up. She fails. But she doesn’t give up – ever. That’s a lesson to us all. It’s ok to fail, to fall; what’s important is that you get back up and try again. That’s a common thread in all of your your novels.

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  • 09/01/2015 at 1:54 pm
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    I am over 18 and live in the USA.

    My favorite thing about the Indigo Court series was how much the characters grew with each story and learning about new fae as well as how dark the series was vs the otherworld series.

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  • 09/01/2015 at 1:49 pm
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    I’m over 18, and live in the U.S. I haven’t read the Indigo Court series, but I would like to get to know the characters! I may try to find the series either in my bookstore, used bookstore, or the Library. That excerpt looked interesting!

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  • 09/01/2015 at 12:33 pm
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    Hi, It’s Ginny, over 18 and in the US.
    Funny you should ask because I was so sure I wouldn’t like the series because I am such a D’Artigo sisters fan. I love the Indigo Court series and have read them all! What I love best is the fact that Cicely and Rhiannon are close cousins. The series has allowed me to watch them grow, including finding their loves, their weddings and becoming queens. Their closeness has always come into play in their decisions and they are still close even though they reign over opposite kingdoms. They work at keeping traditions while making subtle changes and there is so much action!

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  • 09/01/2015 at 12:25 pm
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    I think what I like best about them is that you see the hardships and sacrifices behind the thrones. Yes, many little girls grow up wanting to be a princess or queen, but that is the fairy tale view. These books so the losses, the sacrifices and the realism of wearing the mantle of leadership entails. The sad truth of being at the top is the buck stops with you. Good or bad. We see the relationships grow and wither. We see the celebrations and the mourning. Despite the fantasy aspect, reality is there. Life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. Its real. Lynn G. Florida, USA. Past age 18 decades ago.

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  • 09/01/2015 at 12:04 pm
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    I’m Miriam, I live IN the USA, and I’m over 18.
    I’m thrilled that I’m caught up w/the Other World series … and I have a whole new series to start. And it’s complete! I just ordered Night Myst. Wuhoo!

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  • 09/01/2015 at 11:52 am
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    I live in the fantastic U.S.A., am 64+ years of age.
    I have never read any of the Indigo series, but after reading the excerpt, have a feeling that I’ll be exploring a
    new series. I read and think I have all of the OW books and e-books. Just thank you for a great series.

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  • 09/01/2015 at 10:39 am
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    My name is DeAnza and I live IN the good ole U.S. of A. I am certainly over the age of 18. I actually have not had a chance to read any of the Indigo Court series ( gasp! I know!!). I would love the chance to read them, the excerpt for Night Shivers as certainly caught my interest

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  • 09/01/2015 at 8:56 am
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    I’m Christi. I’m in the USA, over 18 and the Indigo Court had me from the first sentence. I especially love Grieve and the history with Cicely. The whole storyline is unique and pulls me in. I also love the owl shifting.

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  • 09/01/2015 at 7:59 am
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    My name is Jami, I hope I’m over 18 as my youngest child is 30! I live in the U.S. I think I like best that good triumphs over evil, it doesn’t always in real life. The women are strong as are the men. No weaklings of character or body in your world.
    Love of long ago is re found and thrives through adversity as I feel has been mine and my hubby’s past/preset/future.

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  • 09/01/2015 at 7:26 am
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    I’m Charlie, over 18 and live in the US. I like the way so many different kinds of races can work together and individuals of great differences can put those differences aside enough to do what needs to be done. I also like that you do not skirt the difficult aspects of your character’s lives.

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  • 09/01/2015 at 7:01 am
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    Over 18, in the US. I just like getting lost in another world. This is a world I think about even when I am not reading. If I want to be Menolly, I can be Menolly. But if I feel particularly witchy, I can choose to be Camille. Or any other variation.

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  • 09/01/2015 at 6:58 am
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    Sheila, I’m over 18,live in the US. I love the stories of each person and how their lives open up and I can’t wait to see what happens next.

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  • 09/01/2015 at 6:04 am
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    I am over 18, live in US. My favorite thing are the descriptions that you give for the location and characters that really bring the books to life.

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  • 09/01/2015 at 5:12 am
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    I am over 18 and live in the US. The Indigo Court series is a great series that I believe promotes women power. It is a story of destiny and strong women who survive a lot to thrive in unexpected ways. It shows women with insecurities and vulnerabilities and how they overcome them to become women of power and how true friends stand by them and help them to find their true selves. It includes a story of true love that survives and endures but continues. They are great stories that are written well.

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  • 09/01/2015 at 5:05 am
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    Hello! What I like most about the Indigo Court series are the women. They are strong & fierce, they won’t take any guff from anyone. I do also like learning about the Fae in the novels. They’re really good stories.

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  • 09/01/2015 at 3:47 am
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    Hello. Mine name is Jill, I live in the U.S. and I am over 18.
    What I like about the indigo court is good over evil. Knowing that love conquers and stands through the ages. I love how the female characters are strong but still have faults that the average person has.

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  • 09/01/2015 at 3:37 am
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    My first name is Alicia but I prefer my middle name Levia. I’m over 18. I am in the US.
    I loved the Indigo Court series for many reasons. You developed the characters beautifully. It was very fun learning about the different kinds of magic available to each person. I loved the idea that a reincarnated couple could fix their previous mistakes or even just try again to obtain their happy life. I was sad when it ended and am quite excited that you are releasing this short and hope that you do continue to write in this world. If you do I will definitely enjoy revisiting.

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  • 09/01/2015 at 3:13 am
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    Oops… hit submit before saying – My name is Linda, I have a US mailing address, and yes, I’m over 18… to restate my comment: I love that your primary characters are all female, kickass, and stand up for what they believe in – and that their men support them!

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  • 09/01/2015 at 3:12 am
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    My name is Cindy and I am over 18, I live in Utah. There are many things I like about the Indigo Court series. The series was so well written I was able to lose myself in the story and was able to watch things happening in my minds eye!!! It showed that a woman can do anything they set their minds to and with the love of a good man and overcome any obstacle.

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  • 09/01/2015 at 3:10 am
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    I love that your primary characters are all female, kickass, and stand up for what they believe in – and that their men support them!

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  • 09/01/2015 at 2:14 am
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    The thing I love about this series just like your other series is the strong female characters. All of the females know what they want and go for it. This along with the love story and action make this series along with all of the attention to detail makes the story seem real. I am 36 and inside the US.

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  • 08/31/2015 at 3:46 pm
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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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  • 08/31/2015 at 12:04 pm
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    Greetings! I’m Lori, live in the USA, and am over 18. What do I like best? To be honest it’s the same thing that I love about your other series, and that is your attention to detail. You are so very precise and in depth with your details that you create worlds that are absolutely believable. I get so lost when reading that I don’t stop for hours, and I look up and can’t believe it’s sunny out because I was just in night! You make me cold in winter. That, to me, says you are a truly talented author.

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  • 08/31/2015 at 9:37 am
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    I am over 18 and live in US. My favorite thing is how dark this series was. I loved that feeling a cold snowy night. Im a winter person myself. Cicely personality was so strong and her connection to “her” wolf, Grieve was so magical.

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  • 08/31/2015 at 8:21 am
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    Hi there! I’m Melissa, I’m in the US and I’m 46. There’s so much to like about the Indigo Court series! I like learning about the new Fae ( Cambyra, Wilding, Vampiric), love watching both Queens grow in their power and confidence, watching them finally be with their true loves (love conquers all). The story is excellent especially since they still continue their friendships on the outside and they remember those they lost.

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