Wednesday, February 27, 2013

WIP Wednesday

If you don't like me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter, you're missing out on some juicy stuff! Earlier today I posted a teaser from my Work In Progress, Epilogue: The Dark Duet.

‎#Epilogue update and #Teaser : Well, I'm up to 30K words and still writing. I'm truly very sorry I told you about it before it was done because I know you're all going to want to kill me if it isn't out next month. However, I'm sure you'll let me live long enough to finish the story :D I'm going to post a teaser below. Not because I want to torture you, but because I like making you a part of the process. If you don't want to read STOP NOW!

CHAPTER 8: Okay, before I even go on, please let me say I am not proud of what I did next. I was bored and insatiably curious. Also, in case you haven’t noticed, I’m not your typical boyfriend material.

It was the first time I’d ever been in Livvie’s apartment alone. She had classes during the day but didn’t have to work in the evening. She asked if I’d be there when she came home and I said yes because it beat being in my hotel room.

The sun flooded Livvie’s apartment despite the fact it was December and the day promised to be slightly overcast. I lay in her bed, smothered in throw pillows of various colors and shapes. I felt especially dirty jerking off in her frilly bed. I was sure to wipe up my come with a fuzzy pink pillow. I hoped it would prompt Livvie to throw the damn thing away.

Afterward, I took a shower, made myself a bowl of Cocoa Puffs, and perused the stack of movies Livvie had rented and left on the coffee table. I’d never been the type of man who liked to eat cereal, let alone kid cereal, but Livvie loved the stuff and it was often the only thing I could find in her kitchen. I knew she could cook when she wanted to, but it seemed the mood rarely struck her. Some nights we ate cereal for dinner.

I decided not to watch the movies without Livvie since she seemed to enjoy regaling me with random movie factoids as we watched. I made the mistake of asking why we were watching “Episode IV” instead of starting from the beginning and what followed was a diatribe about George Lucas and how he ruined Star Wars when he released three prequels. I didn’t much care, but I enjoyed watching Livvie rant about things that weren’t me. What I didn’t much enjoy was the way she stared at me the entire time I watched the movie to gauge my response during ‘awesome’ scenes.

As I sat on the couch eating my cereal, my eyes landed on Livvie’s laptop. It was just sitting on the coffee table – daring me! Livvie was on the thing whenever she had time. I knew she was writing something, Claudia had confirmed my suspicions during Thanksgiving. I remembered the way Livvie had snapped at her to be quiet. It only made me more curious. I wondered what she would find worth keeping from me and determined fairly quickly it had to be about me, or us, or better – her.

I shoveled the remainder of my cereal into my mouth and set the bowl on the table. I scooped up the laptop without a moment’s thought and opened it. A smile curved my lips when I saw her screensaver. It was a picture of me asleep on her couch on Thanksgiving. I was wearing pants, but the photograph focused on my face and naked chest. What a little pervert, taking pictures of me while I’m helpless.

I was prompted for a password. Why did she have to have a password? Didn’t she trust me? I hope you’re smiling because I know I am.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Cover Revealed!

Epilogue: The Dark Duet
Coming in 2013

Well, here's the cover! I think it's beautiful and a great addition to the series. A huge THANK YOU to Pixel Mischief for designing another amazing cover. 

I am still in the process of writing this novella. I planned to do 25K words (about 100 pages), but I'm still writing and the words aren't stopping yet. I hope to have it out sometime in March, but I don't want to rush it. This story deserves my attention and great care. I would be doing a disservice to the fans of the series if I rushed a single word. So please be patient and consider following me on Twitter or Facebook to stay up to date with my progress. 

It's going to be an amazing year.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Cover Reveal and Giveaway for Epilogue: The Dark Duet

So, in case you missed it. I released some news on February 4th. I have been working on a novella to accompany The Dark Duet, called Epilogue: The Dark Duet. The story is told from Caleb's POV and is quite a departure from my previous two books in that it's pretty much from Caleb to the reader.

Since Seduced in the Dark came out I've been flooded with emails, tweets, and Facebook posts asking me for more about Caleb and Livvie. I tried to resist. I PROMISE, I did, but the truth is I really missed these characters too! There won't be any new revelations. The ending in Seduced in the Dark remains intact. This is simply a more fleshed out version, full of intimate moments and struggles I kept 'off screen'.

My original plan was to write a book for Agent Reed, my spin-off character from The Dark Duet. Rest assured I still plan to write the delicious Agent Reed his own tale. However, my first love is always going to be Caleb and if I'm really honest with myself, there was still some story to tell at the end of book two. Not much, but enough to revisit these two.

So why didn't I write it?

Well, the book was already over 500 pages. I didn't have enough for a third book, but my second was already full to bursting. Caleb and Livvie had already been to hell and back, what more could I do to these poor souls? The action was over, the plot was revealed, so I wrote the ending and tried to make it the best I could without dragging it out any longer than I needed. Brevity has never been one of my virtues.

But a novella isn't a novel. It's only 100 pages and I definitely have 100 pages worth of Caleb and Livvie to write. This epilogue is really for the fans of the series. People who didn't like it, or read it for the sole purpose of tearing it down are going to hate it, but they aren't my audience. For the fans of this series, I suspect they will feel much like I do as I write it (and you bet your ass I'm still writing!), it's like visiting with old friends.

That said, I have the final cover for Epilogue: The Dark Duet and it is amazing! I'm so grateful to Pixel Mischief for designing yet another stunning cover for this series. I will post the cover when I get up to 3500 'Likes' on My Facebook Page. I'm close (I didn't want to set the bar too high, I'm desperate to share this cover with you!). In addition, I've decided to giveaway for an AUTOGRAPHED copy of Captive in the Dark. You can enter below. I'll draw a winner on the day of the cover reveal.

The autographed copy is open to U.S. Residence only, but for my international readers, I'll offer both ebooks.

Thank you all for your amazing support. You are the best!

My Love,

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