Oh, hey there. Not much new around here, just a few super boring announcements I wanted to share. Nothing exciting, so don’t go getting your knickers in a bunch.
- I’ve got a new cover for Stuck (Stitch Trilogy, Book 3) – if you own an e-book copy of Shudder and can update it to the latest version (most readers can do that at www.amazon.com/mycd), you can find a sneak peek right before the Epilogue.
- If you can’t see the new cover in your copy, no worries – I’m planning to do an official Cover Reveal soon. Any book bloggers out there want to help me?
- Oh yeah, almost forgot: Stuck is ~65% done, and I have plans to finish the first draft in the next 24 days. No big deal.
- You’re still here? Wow, you must really have nothing better to do… Well, as a reward for sticking around, here’s a quick excerpt from Book 3:
Isaac reclined back on the shore absentmindedly digging his fingers through the grass, enjoying the scent of fresh pine needles, the unseasonably warm spring sun stroking his face, and – especially – the view.
Alessa stood with her back to him, her tall, curvaceous form poised on the edge of a large boulder, the afternoon sun reflecting off the water of the lake onto her long, bare limbs, her skin glowing luminous against the forest. Isaac groaned hungrily to himself, and she paused to toss one coy, teasing glance over her shoulder at him before leaping off and slipping into the water.
Surfacing with a yelp, she swam hastily towards the shore, visibly shivering under the gentle waves.
The spell broken, Isaac chuckled and called out, “I don’t know what else you were expecting in March.”
Her teeth chattering, she waded in the neck-deep water until she could find her footing. “It’ll be April n-n-n-next week,” she argued, hissing through clenched lips.
“And April is swimming weather since when exactly?” Isaac laughed and shook his head. “Come here and let me warm you up.” He narrowed his sapphire eyes at her enticingly.
Alessa grinned. She worked her way towards him, the water slinking over her limbs as her smooth, porcelain skin broke the surface with each stroke. Isaac’s stomach clenched with desire.
Dipping her face under, she came up standing and tossed her dripping hair back. The lake now at her shoulders, she treaded slowly forward, Isaac’s heart rollicking in anticipation as the water inched down, down, down over her chest.
And then, just before it reached the promised land, she went rigid, her features twisted in concern.
Isaac shot up. “What is it?”
Alessa’s eyes darted across the shoreline, searching. “I’m not sure. I felt something.”
Isaac grimaced. “I told you there were snakes in there.”
“No, not snakes.” Alessa waved him off. “I think it might be… them.”
Understanding, alarm prickled down his back. “The creatures.”
Guys, guys… in case you fell for my Jedi mind trick (did you? did you??), to be clear, I am SUPER EXCITED about all of the above!!! I’ve been trying to play it cool, but man, cool is NOT my thing, you know? Ahhhh!!! Stuck is almost done! I’m planning to release it later this year!! THE WAIT IS ALMOST OVER! Official release date will come with the Cover Reveal in a couple months – I don’t want to commit to anything yet until I’m 100% sure I can deliver, and, oh, I’m expecting a baby in a few weeks (another girl!!! Kiran is SO excited to be a big brother!), so yeah things are a little hectic around here – but IT’S REALLY HAPPENING. Consider my knickers bunched! Hope yours are too!!!
In all seriousness, I know it’s been a long wait; thank you for sticking with me through thick and thin. I can’t tell you how much all of your support means to me, and I absolutely can’t wait to share Book 3 with you!
PS – In case you follow my grief writing, I had a guest post last week over at Glow in the Woods (my favorite ever babyloss blog, I’m SO HONORED to be published there!) about Postpartum Anxiety, as inspired by the AWESOME recent sci-fi horror film A Quiet Place. Check it out! (And if you haven’t seen the movie, definitely do!)