Whew! Another three day weekend has arrived! And good lord do I need it. I pride myself in being diligent when it comes to deadlines and email replies, but I’ve been running out of time for them lately. More on that later. Right now, it’s time for Weekend Writing Warriors, the weekly blog hop for authors to share 8-10 sentences of their current or upcoming works in progress. I’m soldiering on with Midnight Sky until the end of the month, carrying on from last week when Claire accurately guessed the reasons for Sawyer’s angst. But he’s on a rant, and she learns that there could be more to his anxiety…
Sawyer must have seen something in my eyes, because he suddenly looked down. When he spoke again, his voice was on the edge of control. “I’m trying to sort out my priorities. Keep my crew alive, find your parents’ ship so we can close the Breach, and watch out for my brother. But you’re at the center of it all, risking your life when you’re the one I need most.”
My hand wavered on his elbow. He couldn’t mean it the way I thought he did. Sawyer made it clear months ago that he didn’t care about me the way I cared about him. I was trying to make peace with it, painful as it was. But then he said things like this, and that peace began to shatter.
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…
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Some of you may also have noticed another new cover floating around my website and social media lately. If not, well, here you are!
Press-ganged into servitude by a ruthless band of marauders who survived the devastating Storm, Nash has grown tired of his career– the young, undefeated champion of the Stray Dog fighting pits. All he longs for is a place to live where his family is not his enemy.
When his captain gives him an assignment to embed him deeper into the crew, Nash attempts to refuse, until the life of his friend is threatened. Determined to save her, Nash embarks on the mission to subjugate and control a supplier. But the supplier has other clients, one of which could be the son of the most feared pirate captain in all of Westraven.
And if Nash plays his cards right, the key to his deeply desired freedom, if he can live with the consequences of his choice…
Set two years before the events of CRIMSON SKY, this prequel novella tells the story of how Nash and Sawyer crossed paths– and fists. While best enjoyed before reading CRIMSON SKY, this bonus story can be read at any time or enjoyed as a standalone.
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I’m working to start up my own blog tour, which has gotten some really good responses so far. Some Weekend Writing Warriors have signed up (you know who you are, and know how much I’m thanking you!), but there are still lots of open spots. Sign up by clinking the banner below!
While I’m very excited about this tour and the last of the promos for Midnight Sky, I do have to look ahead to other projects. Next week I’m going to feature author Sarai Henderson for a blog swap and will be reviewing her new urban fantasy thriller Hunter, will be finishing up my author interviews for the Amber Sky tour so I won’t be delayed in sending them back, will be putting the final touches on the novel I want to send to publishers (one of those last minute edits that I thought about since I’m maybe panicking a little about sending these emails out), and will be working on the second draft of another novel. So you know, more of the usual chaos.
Be sure to stop by the other Weekend Writing Warriors blogs and websites to meet the other fantastic authors. Cheers!