If you are a lurker here or at my FB page, you are already probably familiar with the drama revolving around the Trouble on Reserve short story, originally released pre-loaded in the Sony reading app, and intended for a wider release later on. This is an original short from Rachel’s point of view, but it’s of a never before seen run where she agreed to babysit Trent for Quen when he was indisposed. It did see the light of day again at the back of one of the mass markets, but I know not everyone has access to them, and I’ve been waiting for a way to give it the exposure that I originally wanted.
Well, that day has finally arrived, and through an exciting new platform called Wattpad, I’m doing just that. From what I’ve pieced together, Wattpad is a way for you to showcase your own writing, subscribing or “friending” stuff you like, and generally being connected to the literary scene. 🙂 I thought it a great way to not only increase the exposure of Wattpad, but get Trouble on Reserve out there as well.
But you know I’m a horrible tease . . . There’s no way I’m going to give it to you all at once. Therefore, I’ll be dividing it up between now and the release of The Undead Pool. You can sign up to read it as I post the excerpts, and together we’ll count down the last remaining weeks.
Just so you know, this short will read a little differently from my usual style. I wrote it for an audience that was unfamiliar with the Hollows, or maybe even urban fantasy altogether. (So please excuse any continuality error. I put them there, but they work for the goal I had at the time.) Chronologically, “Trouble on Reserve” really doesn’t fit anywhere specific in the timeline, but reading it right now, right before The Undead Pool, is probably the best time, spoiler-wise.