Here you’ll find all sorts of extra Shadow World stuff I’ve written, including “deleted scenes” that are not in the books.
That doesn’t mean they were originally part of the book but got cut – most of the time I do these as writing exercises to get me into characters’ heads or to flesh out aspects of the world that are otherwise missed, and I figured if they’re not going to be included in the novels themselves, why not share them with you?
Obviously most of this material will include spoilers; I’ve indicated where they fall on the timeline and which books they spoil. Short pieces will load here on the site; longer stories will download as a .pdf.
The Space Between (downloads as a .pdf)
The immediate aftermath of the climactic battle of Queen of Shadows.
A Lovely Way to Burn (downloads as a .pdf)
David and Miranda’s first hunt together; would take place a day or two after “The Space Between.”
In Memoriam (downloads as a .pdf)
A quiet moment on an important anniversary.
The Mission (downloads as a .pdf)
A brief scene featuring Sophie – it falls during Queen of Shadows, but contains major spoilers for Shadowflame, so don’t read it if you haven’t finished both books.
The Job Interview (downloads as a .pdf)
Another short scene, this one from way back in the past – featuring David, Faith, and Deven. No major spoilers.
Strange Fire (downloads as a .pdf)
A companion piece to The Job Interview, featuring David and Deven – spoilers for Shadowflame.
Only You (downloads as pdf)
The same incident as in Strange Fire, but from David’s point of view. WARNING: adult content.
Blackbird (downloads as pdf)
A difficult conversation between Miranda and David that refers back to the events of Only You. Spoilers for Shadowflame.
Inbox (not a separate download)
A slice of life: Miranda’s Inbox on a typical night at the Haven. Takes place between Shadowflame and Shadow’s Fall.
The Big Bad Wolf (downloads as pdf)
A night on the job for Miranda, David, and Faith. Written in response to a blog challenge: retell a fairy tale using your own characters. Hence, it’s a little more explanation-heavy than extras that assume the reader is familiar with the Shadow World. Still, it’s a fun piece – it’s set two months after the end of Queen of Shadows.
A Bit Touched (downloads as .pdf)
How do other musicians feel about the oddness that is Miranda Grey?
One Night in Sacramento (downloads as .pdf)
A very important night in the history of our characters. Takes place ten years after “Strange Fire” and “Only You.”
A work-in-progress that gives some fun facts about our heroes (and eventually the villains when I get to them). I’m hoping to also have character art one of these days, but unfortunately I can’t draw worth a crap so I’ll have to find someone who can.
A dozen questions I’ve gotten since the publication of Shadow’s Fall. Spoilers for all three books.
All the basic vampire rules on one convenient page. Answers such burning questions as, “Do vampires pee?”
Strictly for fun. Only really spoils the basic events of Queen of Shadows; all other hinted-at spoilers are false. Does include some characters you won’t meet until Shadowflame, but they’re pretty self-explanatory (or their actual function in the story is irrelevant for this piece).
Map of the U.S. Signet Territories (as of Queen of Shadows)
A bit crude, but gets the point across. I don’t have a definitive map of the global Signet territories, but I’m working on it.
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