Kera Emory

Cognitive Dissident



Stealth Launch: In The Dark, A Novella of the Undying

Today I’m launching a 22k-word stand-alone novella, In The Dark. Here’s the blurb:

Chase Covington and Anne Sheffield are on the run, but Chase isn’t sure where they’re going.


She’s a centuries-old vampire, and he’s been a werewolf hybrid for about three weeks. They’ve left a trail of bodies and a shattered supernatural treaty in their wake, and they’re having major communication problems.


And when the full moon rises, things are going to get a whole lot worse.

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Tales From the Fridge: Dead Women in Genre TV, 2016


Spoilers for: The Walking Dead, The 100, Arrow, Sleepy Hollow

You’ve been warned!

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These Are Things That Are Happening

Launching an indie novel: is a great idea if you have an extremely stable temperament. Maybe I’ll get myself one of those one day!

Seriously though–it’s been way more ups than downs lately. Reviews for Your Name, In Fire finally started rolling in, people keep buying it, and today HUNDREDS (update: thousands and thousands) of people are downloading it during a brief promo I’m running. Get your free copy here:

Buy from Amazon US

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Review: Your Name, In Fire

I am extremely grateful and, okay, giddy about this. 🙂


Your Name, In Fire by Kera Emory

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Actual Rating: 4.5

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Upcoming Novella: The Weight, Plus News

I mentioned it in my Underworld post, but I’ve been working on a little urban fantasy novella. It’s something I started a long time ago, and in retrospect I think my subconscious was trying to figure out all the missing characterization from that movie. But then the story grew into its own world, and the characters, as they are wont to do, went off and did random stuff I didn’t expect, and more characters appeared on the page and insisted on inserting their own backstories.

Anne is a centuries-old vampire who has a lot on her mind, and Chase has been a werewolf/vampire hybrid for about three weeks. Needless to say, they have communication problems. And they’re on the run, having left a trail of chaos and bodies in their wake.

Things get worse from there.

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Launch Day Reflections

So, in case it’s not obvious by now, I’m officially an Indie Author; I have the books on Amazon and the mild sense of desperation to prove it.

My first novel, Your Name, In Fire, launched yesterday on a bunch of retail sites. It was very exciting and also intensely nerve-wracking. I sold about four times as many copies as I expected to, given that no one knows who the eff I am and I have a social media footprint the size of a gnat. So, win! Right?! I think!

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We’re Live! Everyone panic!


Your Name, In Fire is officially available for sale at the retailers below:

Buy from Amazon US   Buy from Amazon UK

Get it while it’s 99c!

(But wait, there’s more below.)

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Five Things That Were Awesome About Underworld

… and a few that weren’t so awesome.

I’ve been working on a little novella that is my homage to World of Darkness-style vampire v. werewolf urban fantasy. This weekend, I decided to re-watch Underworld for the first time in about five years, for research purposes.

Underworld, by critical accounts, was not a very good movie. But I’ve always believed it had the seeds of a good movie. And I always enjoy the first third of it. After that, I start yelling at the screen. But still, there is awesomeness to be mined here:

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What the Heck

A quick couple of words that are too many for Twitter–

So I spent about eighteen months QQing about how I didn’t want to get on social media to try to promote my first novel, because blah blah reasons and LiveJournal stole my lunch money when I was a kid.

But I want people to read my damned book, so I had to suck it up.

And just from making some fairly brief stabs at putting myself out there–

Jonathan Van Ness from Gay of Thrones retweeted me! And followed me! Is it uncouth to brag about this? I have no idea! Because I am a dork!

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