Tuesday, June 3, 2014

American Smile is going free for D-Day
It's the seventieth anniversary of D-Day and the Normandy landings, so this wartime romance will go free for kindle readers - available for five days from the 4th to the 8th of June.
Check it out.
Here's the link for UK readers
And for readers in America

Friday, May 23, 2014

Giveaway book

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Johnny Doesn't Drink Champagne by Cody Young

Johnny Doesn't Drink Champagne

by Cody Young

Giveaway ends May 30, 2014.

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

The Unfinished Song series by Tara Maya

Here's a new fantasy series I've just heard about

The Unfinished Song (Book 1): Initiate by Tara Maya

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Dindi can't do anything right, maybe because she spends more time dancing with pixies than

doing her chores. Her clan hopes to marry her off and settle her down, but she dreams of

becoming a Tavaedi, one of the powerful warrior-dancers whose secret magics are revealed

only to those who pass a mysterious Test during the Initiation ceremony. The problem? No-one

in Dindi's clan has ever passed the Test. Her grandmother died trying. But Dindi has a plan.


Kavio is the most powerful warrior-dancer in Faearth, but when he is exiled from the tribehold

for a crime he didn't commit, he decides to shed his old life. If roving cannibals and hexers don't

kill him first, this is his chance to escape the shadow of his father's wars and his mother's curse.

But when he rescues a young Initiate girl, he finds himself drawn into as deadly a plot as any he

left behind. He must decide whether to walk away or fight for her... assuming she would even

accept the help of an exile.


Blue-skinned rusalki grappled Dindi under the churning surface of the river. She could feel their

claws dig into her arms. Their riverweed-like hair entangled her legs when she tried to kick

back to the surface. She only managed to gulp a few breaths of air before they pulled her under


She hadn't appreciated how fast and deep the river was. On her second gasp for air, she saw

that the current was already dragging her out of sight of the screaming girls on the bank. A

whirlpool of froth and fae roiled between two large rocks in the middle of the river. The rusalka

and her sisters tugged Dindi toward it. Other water fae joined the rusalki. Long snouted pookas,

turtle-like kappas and hairy-armed gwyllions all swam around her, leading her to the whirlpool,

where even more fae swirled in the whitewater.

"Join our circle, Dindi!" the fae voices gurgled under the water. "Dance with us forever!"

"No!" She kicked and swam and stole another gasp for air before they snagged her again.

There were so many of them now, all pulling her down, all singing to the tune of the rushing

river. She tried to shout, "Dispel!" but swallowed water instead. Her head hit a rock, disorienting

her. She sank, this time sure she wouldn't be coming up again.

"Dispel!" It was a man's voice.

Strong arms encircled her and lifted her until her arms and head broke the surface. Her rescuer

swam with her toward the shore. He overpowered the current, he shrugged aside the hands of

the water faeries stroking his hair and arms. When he reached the shallows, he scooped Dindi

into his arms and carried her the rest of the way to the grassy bank. He set her down gently.

She coughed out some water while he supported her back.

"Better?" he asked.

She nodded. He was young--only a few years older than she. The aura of confidence and

competence he radiated made him seem older. Without knowing quite why, she was certain he

was a Tavaedi.

"Good." He had a gorgeous smile. A wisp of his dark bangs dangled over one eye. He brushed

his dripping hair back over his head.

Dindi's hand touched skin--he was not wearing any shirt. Both of them were sopping wet. On

him, that meant trickles of water coursed over a bedrock of muscle. As for her, the thin white

wrap clung transparently to her body like a wet leaf. She blushed.

"It might have been easier to swim if you had let go of that," he teased. He touched her hand,

which was closed around something. "What were you holding onto so tightly that it mattered

more than drowning?"


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Initiate is free everywhere except on Barnes and Noble (where it’s $0.99). You can download a

free .epub version via Smashwords.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Time travel romance

Johnny and the Vampires of Versailles will be going free for a few days, so if you've been thinking you'd like to dive in to a time travel adventure - it's yours free for kindle from April 2 (Wednesday) through to April 6 (Sunday) 
Here's the Amazon link for the USA.

And for readers in the UK you'll find it here

These books are on Amazon only. For readers who have been waiting for book three - it's not too far away now. I wanted to get it right before releasing it, and I've had some unexpected delays. I like the ending though - I hope you do!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

At last, the cover!

This is what we're going for on the cover of BOOK THREE of the Vampires of the Tower series - affectionately known by my readers as the "Johnny Series". Book Three is the FINAL book in this series, although there will be a stand alone book set in the same world but featuring a different couple. I'm not ruling out the idea of writing more books in the future, either. But the love story will reach its climax (I promise) in this book and there will be NO cliffhanger at the end - for those people who hate cliffhangers. I am working furiously to finish the book now, sitting in my hotel room in Sydney where my husband is on a business trip. I am drinking lots of coffee and I am FINISHING THIS BOOK. 
I hope to post the release date soon. Huge thanks to everyone who has encouraged me to get this book written.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Katie's Hero Giveaway on Goodreads

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Katie's Hero by Cody Young

Katie's Hero

by Cody Young

Giveaway ends August 30, 2013.

See the giveaway details
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Sunday, June 16, 2013


My house is flooded - Johnny's okay - but writing has slowed down a bit. Five rooms in our house flooded during a storm last Saturday, and I've spent a whole week dealing with soggy books and wet carpets. So no writing got done this week. Sigh. But the good news is that since Johnny and the Vampires of Versailles was released I have written a seventy thousand words and the story is shaping up well (I hope). In the meantime, checkout the Goodreads Giveaways currently running for print copies of Katie's Hero and Johnny Doesn't Drink Champagne

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Katie's Hero by Cody Young

Katie's Hero

by Cody Young

Giveaway ends July 11, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Goodreads Book Giveaway

Johnny Doesn't Drink Champagne by Cody Young

Johnny Doesn't Drink Champagne

by Cody Young

Giveaway ends July 11, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win