It’s coming! I’ve got just a few chapters left to tighten up, then Book Four: Breathe Into Existence will be nearly complete! I am planing for an early May release. As a tease, I’m going to post the full Prologue today.
As you may have noticed, the Prologues in each book have belonged to Orynn while the Epilogues in each book have belonged to Jarren. The Prologue for Breathe Into Existence carries this theme, but in a slightly different approach.
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Prologue : Waiting
What do you see, Ethan?
A distant whisper echoed across Ethan’s mechatronic synapses, syncopated in electrical pulses of awareness. Following its direction, he opened his sapphire blue eyes, their calibration sensors adjusting to the strange landscape in which he found himself standing. A white fog caressed every surface, enveloping his tall figure and masking the world beyond. It swirled around him with subtle waving movements, embracing his outstretched hand then backing away with a hint of sentience.
Howdy folks! Just a few updates to share.
First, the month of April is almost here. For thousands of bloggers, myself included, that means the A to Z Challenge! I’ll be doing 26 blog posts from A to Z on the theme of Science Fiction books over at Tracing The Stars. Click here to check it out.
Second, I’ve been working on Terms For Surrender - the side story for Ogrridannes. Og is the female Orellian you meet briefly in book 3: Tracing The Stars.
Ogrridannes is leading her Central Strike Team on the hunt for the fugitive Lucas Ardos. Ardos is wanted for betraying his Central Agent partner and the murder of twenty-eight civilians. She must track him deep into dangerous T’jaros territory, but she isn’t the only one who’s after Ardos.
Cassien is not what he appears at first glance. He’s on a desperate mission to preserve the research done by his adoptive parents and save the future of his people. Ardos has stolen their research and Cassien is willing to do whatever it takes to get it back, even learn to trust a woman who could either open his heart or break every bone in his body.
Ogrridannes isn’t looking for love. She’s been burned before, and she gets that to most, her bulging muscles, mohawk and orange, scaled skin is nothing more than a curiosity. Being just one of the guys, however, is starting to get depressing. When Cassien shows up, needing her help, she has to decide if she’s going to let him in or keep him away to save her mission and her heart.
I hope to have Terms For Surrender ready for release sometime in April.
Preconceptions is a sweet and geeky contemporary romance that will ask you to test your own perceptions and preconceptions as two strangers meet in total darkness. Subtle clues and conversation will be your only hints at the two main characters’ true identities. When the lights come on and all is revealed, will your preconceptions prove true, or will the truth be an unexpected surprise?
It’s Dee’s thirtieth birthday, and her two best friends have quite the surprise in store for her. She’s been kidnapped via taxi, blindfolded and shoved into a strange room with a strange man who has the idea that this is all a planned blind date.
Another blind-date hadn’t been in Chris’ plans, but when the The Dark Room club’s owner called him up and said he finally had the perfect match, Chris decided one more try couldn’t hurt. When his date arrives in the pitch-black room confused and completely unaware it’s a date, Chris has to wonder if he’s in for yet another disappointing night.
Sometimes, my muse can play tricks on me. I’m right in the middle of working on Corwint book 4 (Breathe Into Existence) and WHAM! my muse switches directions. So, taking a little break from Space Opera to work on a new Contemporary Romance novella. I’m already 8k words into it, it has a title and a cover! More details to come soon. For now, here is the cover:
Is it March already? Sure wouldn’t know it by all the snow on the ground outside and the 11 degrees F temperature! I guess the groundhog was right this year. Another great reason to curl up on the couch with a good book or my laptop to get some writing done. What are you doing to beat the “arctic blast” ?
What I’m Reading:
By Michelle P. Browne
Review to come soon on Tracing The Stars
What I’m listening to:
It’s a parody on Wolf of Wallstreet movie trailer. Really well done and hilarious. Can’t stop replaying it.
What I’m working on:
- Corwint Central Agent Files book 4: Breathe Into Existence. I’m now at 85k words. Much revision work ahead, but I’ve figured out where I want to take the series next after book 4, and book 4 now has a conclusion.
- Updating Corwint.com
What I’m Celebrating:
Getting over this darn head-cold. Still not back to 100%, but at least I can breathe!