There are significant differences between my new adult (NA) novels and my young adult (YA) reads. I've listed the four most noteworthy ones for quick reference:

(1) Origins: Unlike my YA stories, my NA series is not spun-off or based-on any classical novels or fairytales. The world/setting/characters/canon/origins are unique and completely my own.

(2) Sensuality level: My Haunted Hearts Legacy has more intimate scenes -- steamy with a side of emotional stakes -- than my YA books since the plots and characters are more mature. However, the scenes are not as explicit as some NA books because my storytelling process leans more toward literary than traditional romance or erotica.

(3) Pacing: Although it's still my signature visual/sensorial prose, this NA series is told in a literary style, meaning the plots are complex, haunting, and very character driven. This translates to a dark, introspective, and atmospheric read with a much slower build than the action-driven / faster-moving plots of my YA titles. In that respect, these stories are comparable to gothic classics such as Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights in their descriptive, slow-burn unraveling, but less heavy on the old world English. ;)

(4) Setting and genre: My NAs are historical with paranormal elements, set in the Victorian and Edwardian eras; whereas, to date, my YA books have been contemporary/ urban fantasy.


Quick FAQs:

Q: What is New Adult?

A: Here are two definitions:

"New Adult fiction bridges the gap between Young Adult and Adult genres. It typically features protagonists between the ages of 18 and 30."~Goodreads

"New Adult (NA) fiction is a developing genre of fiction with protagonists in the 18–25 age bracket. New Adult fiction tends to focus on issues such as leaving home, developing sexuality, and negotiating education and career choices."~Wikipedia

Q: Will there be print versions of these books available at my local bookstore?

A: Paperbacks will be available through Amazon starting on the official launch dates for each book. However, since this series is indie published, the brick and mortar stores most likely won't have it on their shelves or in their inventory. But, I have an account through IngramSpark, so most bookstores can order it for you through Ingrams and have it sent to your local store for you to pick up.

Q: Will the book(s) be available to foreign readers?

A: Yes, the English versions are available through BookDepository.com. Book Depository mails all over the world, and in most cases S&H is free. As for foreign versions, so far, book 1 is being translated to Spanish and French (I'll provide links once they're available). I do hope other countries might translate them one day, too. 

Q: Will The Architect of Song be available in audiobook format?

A:  Yes! In fact, Audible is working on it now. I'll be sure to post buy buttons on this site once it's available. If you'd like a peek at the narrator, her name is Gemma Dawson, and you can listen to a sample of her voice here.

Q: I saw somewhere that Architect is based on The Phantom of the Opera. Isn't that RoseBlood ... is this book/series related to the Splintered Series or RoseBlood?

A: No, The Architect of Song is not at all related to Leroux's Phantom (only RoseBlood is). Architect is also not related to any of my other previously published books. Although this book does have a musical element like RoseBlood, and it has the same cover artist (Nathalia Suellen) as both RoseBlood and Splintered Series, those are the only similarities.

Q: Is there a Haunted Hearts Legacy fan page?

A: Yes, there's a facebook page where you can talk to other fans/readers. Just follow this link to check it out.

Q: Why did you choose to indie-publish this series?

A: For the full story behind why I went indie with my new adult titlesfollow this link.

Q: How did you come up with the idea for The Architect of Song and a deaf, lip-reading protagonist?

A: I answer that question here.