How Did That Get In There?

I ordered a second proof copy of Blood Promise, and I’m noticing extra words here and there that mysteriously got inserted into the book that weren’t there before, words that mess up the sentence. I hate it when I’m reading a book and suddenly there’s a word either missing or a random word inserted that doesn’t make any sense, and now I’m finding it in my book! Grrr….

I have a feeling it’s my Word program. For some strange reason, sometimes the cursor jumps around the page, typing or deleting where I didn’t want it to, so I’m guessing that’s what happened here.

So now, I’m going through with a fine-tooth comb, making sure it’s perfect before I release the paperback and fix the corrections in the ebook.

What’s In Your Bookmark List?

One of the things in my list is from for “perturbed.” Seeing as how Tora is perturbed quite a bit, I guess I wanted different ways of expressing that.

What’s in your list?

Really, Kaige? Really?

Below is a little text exchange between Kaige and Tora. He’s just a little egotestical, don’t you think? #bloodpromise #tonyakerrigan


Words of Life By Thing 4

The other day me and Thing 4 were at the store because she was having a candy attack. She had a limited amount of money to spend and perused the candy aisle. After a bit, she became discouraged because, let’s face it, high-quality candy and chocolate is expensive. She threw her hands in the air in exasperation and said, “Why is candy so expensive? You’re basically paying to get cavities!”

How right you are, Thing 4. How right you are.

A Great Mix of Humor, Action, & Horror

If you like your urban fantasy dark, steamy, with a bit of mythology thrown in along with a strong (albeit snarky) protagonist,  then hopefully you’ll love Blood Promise. Keep reading for a little excerpt. Tora is that kick-ass type of girl whose Achille’s heel is empathy and compassion.

Wait, what? How does empathy and compassion make one weak? Well, in Tora’s case, she doesn’t really like killing people (which is good); but, considering what she is, she’s going to be expected to kill people (which is bad). Her empathy and compassion can also be used against her to make her do things she doesn’t really want to do (again, which is also bad).

You’ll just have to read it to find out who Tora is and what kinds of trials she’s up against…and the snarkiness…hopefully you love her snarkiness.

The Amazon Giveaway is still going strong! If you’d rather buy it than wait to see if you win, you can get it at all Amazon sites worldwide and at B&N, Apple, Kobo, Scribd, Inkterra, and 24 Symbols. And, you can also get a free short story, Katja’s Curse, by signing up for my newsletter at

And now, what you’ve been waiting for! The whole reason why you’ve read this far! -snerk.-  THE EXCERPT. Keep scrolling below the pics!


After a few seconds, I realized it wasn’t a person who attacked me, but something other. It wasn’t the ripped jeans, hi-tops, light jacket or even the veil which completely covered its face that tipped me off; it was the way it panted, ragged and inhuman, almost beastlike. It stalked to me, no doubt to deliver the killing blow.

Ooohhh…what happens next??? You’ll have to read the book to find out!

#AmazonGiveaway #TonyaKerrigan #KatjasCurse #BloodPromise



The Amazon Giveaway for a Kindle copy of Blood Promise is still going on! Enter for your chance to win! If you want the book NOW and don’t want to wait to see if you win, you can buy it at Amazon sites worldwide, B&N, Apple, Kobo, Scribd, 24 Symbols, and Inkterra. You can also read a sample at Goodreads! #AmazonGiveaway #KatjasCurse #Goodreads

Don’t forget if you sign up for my newsletter at, you’ll get a FREE short story (who doesn’t like free?), Katja’s Curse, about a witch who discovers what happens when one doesn’t heed the Witch’s Creed to harm none and ignores the Rule Of Three. Click on the link above for Katja’s Curse and read a teaser!

I think I got link happy in this post. What do you think?

Katja’s Curse

Katja’s Curse is a short story about a witch who discovers what happens when one doesn’t heed the Witch’s Creed to harm none and ignores the Rule of Three. To get this story, there is a catch (there’s always a catch, isn’t there??). You have to sign up for my newsletter  at This story is just in time for Halloween! Since I’m feeling generous, I’ll give you a teaser below:

#katjascurse #shortstory





Young or old, it matters not.

The witch’s creed must still be taught.

“Harm none,” the saying goes,

“For Karma will give you nothing but woe,

And you too shall suffer the same fate times three.”

Keep your heart pure, your mind alert,

For darkness, it seems, beckons from its perch.

“Come to me, let me in.

Allow me to slither along your skin.

I’ll give you what you so desire.

In return I ask for a favor that’s minimal to you,

You won’t even feel a pinch.

I’ll invade your mind and your very soul,

And give you what you desire most.

This arrangement is lasting,

As I decree,

That only death will free you from me.”

The rule of three must still be heeded.

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