Yes! I finished the latest draft of EARTHSINGER and I am going to cautiously say this will be out by Easter! Finally!! And then I’ve got to find time to carve out Firesinger around my next YA project, but that should go faster since it’s the culmination of the series. I hope.
Thanks so much for being patient, you guys. Seriously. Juggling all this writing, two kids, and a full time job is crazy making a lot of the time, and the YA stuff is going to have to take priority since it’s being “Big 5” published.
I really do appreciate the way you’ve all stuck with me. My readers are the best! Watch for an announcement next week about EARTHSINGER!
“We just break in different ways.”
The latest round of rewrites on my second YA book are in the editor’s hands, things at the day job have finally stopped spinning out of control, a certain court-related matter having to do with fighting a traffic citation that blossomed into mammoth proportions finally got dismissed completely (yay!) and life is leveling out (I say this with a good deal of trepidation because ya never know . . .).
I’m in the breathe time, and oh, how I needed it. I feel really crappy that I’ve let Earthsinger go for so long – like I’ve really let my readers down. I’ve also let myself down – and Earthsinger was a story I was so jazzed about telling! Matt and Manni are so electric in their chemistry and so much fun to write. I’ve delved back in non-stop again and it’s coming together at last. Look for this one soon, and then the one after that (Firesinger). Continue reading
“So…what? I’m supposed to be thankful you and your kind haven’t killed me yet? Is that it? ‘Cause I’m not feelin’ the love.”
Somehow, her laughter carried to him over the noise of the storm. He watched in wide-eyed fascination as she ran her hand through her hair, shaking it out and lifting it to let the wind take it.
Topic: Witchy Woman
In book three of my Elemental Destinies series, Earthsinger, we meet Matt – a long haul trucker who finds himself caught up in a mystery that’s been millenia in the making. All of his new friends are talking circles around him, and Manni – the girl he was sent to fetch on a top-secret run – is bewitching him with her body every time he tries to get a solid answer about any of the strange happenings around him.
In this scene, he’s finally had enough… Continue reading
She narrowed her eyes. “You want it lower?”
1 Line Wednesday
It’s almost here…Earthsinger breaks on Friday the 26th! And for all of you who’ve been waiting for Manni and Matt to collide, you’ll get your money’s worth, I assure you. In this scene, Manni and Matt share a quiet moment after a tumultuos day…
“Sorry I woke you up,” Matt said roughly. “I get nightmares sometimes. Wash is used to me.”
“It’s okay,” Manni said. “You didn’t bother me.” She rolled back toward him. “I get nightmares, too.”
He looked over Wash’s head at her. “You’re not just sayin’ that to make me feel better, are you?”
“I mean it. Even though you shrieked like a little girl and should be really embarrassed.”
He let out a reluctant chuckle. “Nice.” He rubbed Wash’s ears. “Still bustin’ on me.”
She had the grace to look chagrined. “Sorry. People do odd things in stress situations, I know that. I guess it was just…unexpected.”
“Because I used to be a fighter?”
“Yeah. And you’ve been so salty with me I guess I figured you for a tough guy.”
He raised up on one elbow so he could see her better. “You haven’t been sunshine and daisies either, y’know.”
“I know.” She said it without a trace of apology. “If you wanted kum-bay-yah sing-alongs, you should have invited Cecy along for the ride.”
“I doubt that would have gone over with Brad,” Matt said. “And I didn’t invite nobody. You’re a job, remember?”
She arched a brow. “How could I forget?”
Matt laid back down and stared up at the ceiling. His hand remained on Wash’s back, stroking slowly through his fur. Wash’s eyes were drooping as his owner lulled him back to sleep.
“It hasn’t been all that bad,” Matt said. “With you, I mean.”
“Thanks.” Manni laid back as well.
The silence stretched between them, and for a moment, Manni thought he’d fallen asleep, until Matt’s voice carried across from the other bed.
“So…what does a hot woman like you have nightmares about, anyway?”
Manni made a huffing sound. “Where to begin…”
It turns out they both have good reason for their bad dreams, and together they find a way to team up against the things that haunt them…all while trying to save the world. Catch the whole story with Earthsinger!
I was all set last week for this to be a countdown post to the launch of Earthsinger – which is set for Monday.
It’s already a month behind schedule due to some mad scrambling on book two of my YA series (under my alternate moniker). I feel really crappy about that, but the YA books are a major big deal since they’re being traditionally published, so they get priority. Continue reading
In the beginning of Earthsinger, we take the volatile Matt and our ballsy girl Manni, and we stuff them into a truck for a long road trip. By the end of the first day, Matt is ready to throw in the towel, that is, until Manni makes her move… Continue reading