Hi everyone. I’m not sure where this month has gone. I was going to post again much sooner, but things kind of got away from me. Sorry about that.
I hope you all had a good Christmas yesterday, if you celebrate, and a good day if you don’t.
I’ve got a few things I’d like to share today, good things too.
First, about a week ago, I had a short story go up on The Midnight Type as part of a story series. This one was kind of different, as all the writers involved were asked to write a Christmas-themed story but were assigned a genre to write it in outside those they usually write in. A real challenge for many of us. I was set the Apocalyptic fiction genre, something I’ve never even attempted. There are some really good stories there, so I suggest reading the series. My story is available here. I’d love it if you took a moment to read, and maybe even comment.
Next up, news about The Nine, the final book in the Mirrors of Bershan trilogy. I know some of you have been waiting to hear something beyond just the release date, January 13, 2014, so here’s an update. I’ve finished the final copy edits and formatted the book. Also, the cover is done and it’s absolutely wonderful.
I suppose I should share it, rather than just tease, shouldn’t I? Oh all right, you twisted my rubber arm. Because it was so hard to do.
Civil unrest is being stirred by unseen hands in the Rianzire Empire. The Prince’s secret has been revealed; laws have been changed. Worse, a second Mirror of Bershan has gone missing. When the Emperor involves himself directly in this mystery, the results are disastrous.
After defeating the demon Aviatrez, Faylanna and Tavis return to Rianza, hoping their troubles are over. Faylanna is uneasy about the recently revealed truths of her childhood. Tavis is worried for his father, Crown Prince Keari. They find all is not well and nothing is as expected on their arrival.
Unable to ignore her problems performing magic any longer, Faylanna insists on leaving Rianza in search of a solution. Tavis’s inability to come with her is no deterrent, nor is the unborn child she carries. Faylanna leaves his side as Tavis is duty-bound to remain in the capital with his father. For the first time since meeting, they’re parted and neither expect the reaction of the magical bond they created between them.
Can Tavis fulfill his duties and survive unexpected challenges, even as he fights the constant demand from their bond to find her? Is there a solution for Faylanna to find and what will be the price if she finds one?
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So, what do you think? It’s up in a few places now, such as GoodReads, for your TBR list. You can also pre-order if from Smashwords. It’ll be available for pre-order on Kobo as well, as soon as it gets through their review process. If only Amazon allowed pre-orders for self-pub, then life would be grand.
And finally, it’s time for me to turn my attention to my next project, the rewrite of Second Thoughts as a full-length novel. I should warn you, it may get a title change too in the process, but that’s okay. Wouldn’t be a first for me. I hope to be into drafting this one by February, but we’ll see how it goes on that front. I think I’m done driving myself crazy with self-imposed deadlines. Maybe I’ll make that a resolution while I’m at it.