Just made it in! This week has been crazy for me, and is only going to get crazier, but I would never forget to write my 8Sunday/Weekend Writing Warrior post! With Midnight Sky gaining ground on its release date, I thought it would be suiting to carry on from last week. In the snippet below, main character Claire is trying to help her insufferably stubborn captain to joining a bar fight…
He dropped the unconscious man and whirled on me again, still furious. “I told you to wait outside!”
“Seems like you could use help,” I barked.
Sawyer narrowed his eyes to slits. If I weren’t part of his crew, I would be afraid of him. Sawyer was the son of one of the most dangerous pirate Clans ever to exist. He wasn’t the kind of person to be crossed.
But after being on his crew for three months, I knew he would never hurt me, and that his pride– and arrogance– often got in the way of his safety.
“We can handle it,” he snapped.
There are secrets, there are betrayals, and there are sacrifices…
The Behemoth has been destroyed, and the bloodthirsty Hellions seem to have left Westraven. But Claire Abernathy’s mind is not at ease. A terrible disease plagues her sister, appearing to have been brought on the Vesper, the leader of the Hellions beyond the tear between worlds– the Breach.
To save Abby and stop the Hellions for good, Claire must find the machine her parents built before the attacks, and fix it before the monsters return. To do so, she needs the help of her crew, and must ignore the secrets and rivalries between her captain and the man she saved.
Because the Hellions are not the only dangers following Claire. Twisted humans and old enemies surface to stop her and destroy all she loves. While she is determined to endure the trials, a single betrayal could shatter the hope of a better world, and force Claire to make a choice that will cost her dearly…
I’m super excited about this release and definitely can’t wait to hear feedback. I’ve still got tons of open spots for the blog tours, which are listed below…
In other news, I’ve gotten the Beta edits back for Amber Sky, the first of two Dark Sky prequel novellas due for release in October. There’s a fair amount of work, but I’m getting ready to crack down and push myself to prep it for my editor. The cover is due next month, and I’m very excited to see how it turns out.
I’m also in the editing stages of another novel, which is turning out to be an interesting challenge. Don’t get me wrong– I’m leaning from it, but I also kind of cringe when I realize how many times I have to re-read, and re-read, and re-read, and re-read x 50. That said, the sooner I have it done, the sooner it can move onto its next stage, which is what I want.
As far as the website, there are some minor changes, but basically everything is up and running. I’ve *supposedly* set up a newsletter and haven’t really tested it out (don’t think anyone has signed up), but I’ll be offering free copies of Amber Sky to subscribers, potentially doing the same for Smoke Sky when it comes out in the winter. What do you guys think– is that good incentive? And if you use Mailchimp and Jetpack… what’s a good method of learning how your newsletter works?
Also, news for YA/Elise Kova fans. I’m going to be featuring Crystal Crowned on Monday as part of the blog tour, and am super excited to do so. The whole media kit is great, and the post will be jam-packed with goodies. Be sure to check it out!
That’s all I’ve got for now! I’m staying up past my bedtime (again), so I’m clocking out for the night. Be sure to check out the other fantasticWeekend Writing Warriors and leave them some love on their fabulous blogs. Cheers!