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,
CJ



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15 comments:

  1. OH Yes I would so love this, can add to my other Autographed!!:) heheheheheheheh

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  2. Thanks for the chance :) love this story

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  3. I love that you are doing this for true fans!! YES YES YES!!

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  4. CJ I loved your books, I have a question , have you thought of writing the story on Agent Reeds and Dr Sloan?

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  5. I treasure my autograph set and can't wait to read the novella!

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  6. So excited!!! Good luck everyone

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  7. Give me...Give me...Give me...Give me...Give me...Give me... I neeeeeeed Caleb. <3

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  8. I did it!Love this series!I want pleaseeeee!

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  9. I'm so happy that there is another book! I can't wait to read it! Love the series! Keep writing!

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  10. Of course it's for your fans! Count me in!

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  11. Thank you for being so cool to your fans and smothering your book characters in awesome sauce! lol

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  12. Thank you all for all the love and support! The winner of the Autographed Captive in the Dark Giveaway giveaway is Susan C. Congrats!

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