I’m eyeball deep in revisions to Cruel Enchantment at the moment. I’m trying to get this book pretty much finalized so I can work with a clear head on Jeweled, a different book. Working on two books at once makes me nuts, so I try really hard not to do that. I guess I can only keep one world in my head at a time.
I did take part of Sunday off to go swimming, though. Man, it is H-O-T here. Whew. And it’s that sticky, humid kind of hot that suffocates you right when you step out the door. I’m not a huge fan of the heat, unless the heat happens to be in Mexico and my butt is on the beach. This is the kind of hot that makes you want to stay inside, the kind of hot that makes me look forward to autumn…which is rolling in surprisingly fast. I blinked and the summer went *poof*.
Next month Hot for the Holidays will release (September 29th). This anthology features stories from Lora Leigh, Angela Knight, Allyson James and myself. My novella, Sweet Enchantment, will be your first taste of the Dark Magick series. I posted an excerpt of Sweet Enchantment on my site, if you care to check it out.
January 5, 2010 is the release date for Wicked Enchantment, the first full-length novel of the Dark Magick series. I’ve posted the first chapter on my site, if you want a sneak peek. I had to trim this excerpt up a bit, though, because I realized belatedly there was a whole bunch of spoilers for Sweet Enchantment in it. That’s the pitfall of writing stand-alone novels, I guess.
I can’t wait to introduce you all to Piefferburg. Essentially it’s a resettlement area for the fae, in a reality in which the fae are real and the human population knows about their existence. In this world humans both fear and are fascinated by the fae. With the help of the Phaendir, a order of druids, the fae have been captured and are being held in a large, warded territory of the United States. Of course, the fae want OUT of Piefferburg. That’s their overall struggle in this series–how do the fae break out of Piefferburg, how do they defeat the Phaendir, and how do they deal with the humans who so fear them? As an added complication, there’s internal strife between the Summer Queen of the Seelie and the Shadow Royal of the Unseelie.
The Dark Magick series is action-packed paranormal romance. If you enjoyed the Elemental Witches series, you’ll like this one too.