A-a-a-and we have a new cover! Isn’t is beautiful? I love that she’s running to something, not away from. Running with purpose! Come April 19th, the mass market will be available in the U.S., so if you’ve been waiting for that ebook price drop, it’s almost here. Me, I was always a mass market girl when I was growing up, so I’m excited to see The Drafter coming out in this format.
As a bonus–because you know I like to put extra things in my releases when I can–the novelette “Sideswiped” will be included. It will be the first time this prequel to The Drafter will be in print, and I’m very pleased it will be available to my readers who don’t use ebooks. The second full book in the series, The Operator, is scheduled for release November of this year, and after that comes, The Turn, which is what I’m actually writing right now. (You may have been getting hints of Al, and Quen, and Alice, and maybe Takata on FB,)
Sideswiped: Amazon / Barnes and Noble
But you know I can’t stop there, and to help mark the Peri Reed Chronicles moving forward and the new Hollows novel in 2017, I let myself have some fun and wrote a novella that combine the two worlds. Waylaid will be out April 4th, and I should have a cover to show you next week.
Waylaid/Leylined: Amazon / Barnes and Noble
Stringing these releases together will be Tim’s and my “I’M BROKEN, DON’T FIX ME” campaign. I”m still working on the logistics, but there will be shirts, and give-aways, and the chance to get personalized some of my backlist titles that have the broken heros I love so much.
To kick off the backlist personalization’s, I’m going to go way back and offer from now to March 31, FIRST TRUTH and HIDDEN TRUTH through Nicola’s books.
Don’t let the pure fantasy covers put you off if you’re a diehard urban fantasy reader. I won’t kid you and try to tell you they aren’t fantasy, they are, but there’s no purple prose here, the language and attitudes comfortable.
These were not only the first books I got published, but the very first book(s) I had ever written, and if you want to watch an author learn her craft, this is a great place to see it. (laugh) But the characters still ring true to me after all these years. The books were marketed for the adult market, but I am totally comfortable with recommending them to younger readers. They are also a great vehicle to open up a safe discussion about prejudice if you care to read these at the same time as your kids.
But broken heros. There are here. Alyssa is broken in her family woes, Strell fights a lifetime of perceptions, and though it takes me to the second book to wrap it up, Useless battles his past. Don’t get me started about Lodish, my first book boyfriend. (He’s as mischievous as Al, but the good twin.) And yep, there be dragons, here, which is probably why I knit them. They still haunt me.
To order a persolalized copy from Nicola’s, just click the books. Please make a note as to who you want it personalized to in the note section when you order. Any questions, just email firstname.lastname@example.org International is okay. The site says they might not be available, but they are. If you order both, I’ll slip in a signed cover flat for The Drafter. 😉