I'm going to let you in on a little secret here. I'm nervous. When I get nervous I tend toward being really quiet and holding very still. But sometimes being nervous can be because of a great thing. It can be because I'm very excited about something. This is one of those exciting times. I'm e-publishing a new Shame and Terric book. BACK LASH is the third book with these two characters at the helm and it comes out on November 12th. If you haven't read the first two books: HELL BENT and STONE COLD--no worries. This book takes place a year after Stone Cold, and I wrote it to stand on its own two feet. This book also marks my first step into ebook-first publishing and that's been a fun new experience. Here is the summary from the back of the cover: Magic isn’t a blessing with drawbacks, it’s a curse with upsides. Shame Flynn and Terric Conley hadn't meant to become the living, breathing vessels for Death and Life magic. But they hadn't meant to die, be reborn, break magic, save the world, and kill a few psychopaths along the way, either. The one thing they had meant to do was to seal magic away so it could never be used to kill again. When a string of dead bodies–people killed by magic–appear throughout Portland, Oregon, Shame and Terric must scramble to uncover who broke the locks on magic and how. Before Terric’s sister becomes the next target. Before the Russian mob locks them in their sights. Before the question of who can control magic is decided by bullets and blood. I'm so excited to share this story with you all. If you are a reviewer, and would like to read and review BACK LASH, please contact me. (email button here on my web page works best). Oh, and stay tuned! On Monday, November 9th, I'll do the official cover reveal.
Last week when I checked in, I mentioned I'd be plowing through copy edits for HOUSE IMMORTAL all week. Well, I was right. About an hour ago, I finished going through the entire book. Since copy edits aren't due until tomorrow, I've printed the book and am going to give it a quick read to see if the changes I made make sense. Remember, this is my last chance to really change anything on a large scale, so I want it to be as good as it can be. Then I'll write up the Acknowledgement and Dedication and send it all back to my editor. What will I be up to next? Book #3 in the House Immortal series is due in September, and I'm just beginning to put notes together for the structure of the story. While I'm waiting for the revision notes for Book #2 (INFINITY BELL) I'll outline book #3, leaving enough wiggle room for the inevitable changes that will take place during Book #2's revisions. That's one of the things about writing a series with installments released every six months--you end up plucking a lot of strings that set off echoes in future books. Heck, I changed some things in the copy edits of HOUSE IMMORTAL (book #1) because of how INFINITY BELL (book#2) came together. In other news, I want to thank all you awesome readers who picked up STONE COLD! Thank you for hanging out with Shame and Terric, as they tried to get their messy lives (and deaths) together. 😉 Oh, and another big thank you goes out to readers who left a review for the book, mentioned it online or encouraged a friend to give it a try. You all rock. Until next Tuesday*: read well, be well! *Remember: If you have any questions, or something you'd like me to blog about, just leave a comment.
STONE COLD is officially out today! This is book #2 in the Broken Magic series, and I am so excited to share it with you all! *cue the confetti!* If you'd like read some reviews of STONE COLD and interviews with me, check out these blogs that are giving away copies of STONE COLD: here, here, here, and here. My Newsletter is chock full of good stuff this month! I am giving away a signed copy of HELL BENT and STONE COLD to one lucky subscriber. You can sign up right here on the sidebar of my blog if you'd like to receive the newsletter. The newsletter is a quarterly thing, and I keep it fun, share some behind-the-scenes goodies, and offer up a free treat or two. Which brings me to this. There's one more thing I'll be giving away to a lucky newsletter subscriber. This guy: Yes! That is a teeny-tiny Stone the Gargoyle I designed and knit. I'll be picking a winner for him out of my newsletter subscriber list on Friday the 4th, so if you'd like to get in the running to own him, there's still time to sign up!
This is going to be another one of those quick catch up posts, which means I've been pretty busy lately. But in case you're curious about what's been happening in Devon land, I shall sum up: