This is the one I've been waiting to show off--we finally came up with the perfect cover for Wolf Tales 12 Exposed, the final book in my Wolf Tales series, and the story that led to my Spirit Wild series.
This one should be up for pre-order (for those of you who haven't already read the book--this is a re-release of the original) for $2.99 on Saturday, January 13, and comes out January 23. At that time, the price will go up to $3.99.
This is really the story of the entire pack, a time when all of their tales sort of come together as they are faced with the greatest threat to the Chanku since they first discovered their shape shifting abilities.
I've just gotten the rights back to more of my Kensington titles, which is sort of a mixed blessing. They're mine to sell at whatever price, which is good for readers since I keep them as affordable as I can afford to have them, but it takes time to get them back up for sale. I'm still working on Dark Captive, mainly because I took the entire month of December off. My husband had surgery and still can't walk (he had part of his foot fused, and it's going to take a long time to heal) plus the grandkids were all in town for the holidays. Sad husband and busy grandkids will always win out over anything else, even my fantasy world!
I've done some reading the past week or so, which has been a real treat. One beautiful story was a YA title by CC Hunter, aka my dear friend Christie Craig. Last year she told me about a story she wanted to write, about a young woman who has a heart transplant and then starts having strange dreams that she is convinced come from the donor of her new heart, who was a student at her school. The story is that Eric committed suicide, but his twin brother Matt and now Leah, as well, are beginning to think that maybe Eric was murdered. At least that's what the dreams are beginning to tell them.
Honestly? It's amazing. I've got it out to read it again, but take a look at the excerpt and tell me you're not interested in this book!
Or maybe it was just that I am such a huge fan of this author's work.
I don’t want to give away any plot points, but I will say this one also includes a sexy Hollywood leading man, a burned out, moderately disabled ex-magician, a higher than average number of dead bodies, and the aforementioned young woman on the run. And it's wonderfully romantic and left me smiling, but then that's what a truly good romance--and even romantic suspense--is supposed to do. I've got another of Jayne's books sitting here, taunting me, and I think this one just released. It's called PROMISE NOT TO TELL, and I haven't even allowed myself to read the jacket blurb because I am so far behind on my work.
Okay...it's officially tomorrow, and my "prize" is really for those of you who have read my romantic comedy, COWBOY IN MY POCKET. I wrote a sequel to that book that appeared in an anthology with Lori Foster called The Promise of Love. My story, DIME STORE COWBOY, is a stand alone story with characters from Cowboy in My Pocket. It's a short read, and not even available right now, but I will send a .pdf file to those selected as winners. I'm seriously considering going back to my romantic comedy roots for a bit, though I still want to do more Spirit Wild stories. Will see what you think of my Dime Store Cowboy... Just fill in the entry form (the one that says CONTEST ENTRY FORM!) and you'll be entered. Remember, I married a cowboy almost 46 years ago, so those guys in blue jeans, ten gallon hats and beat up boots will always be my hot button!
That's about it for now. I'm back into Dark Captive--started back at the beginning to refresh my memory and clean up some things I thought of while I was busy with holiday stuff--and the more I reread, the more I like my characters, especially Asha, the Berserker snow leopard learning to be human. She's definitely keeping Leo on his toes--and if you'll recall, Leo's character is one I misnamed in Dark Refuge, where I called him Aaron. That was a stupid mistake, but comes of having so many characters. When I was writing him into the book, I referred back to some of my old notes from the original Wolf Tales series where I had first named him Aaron. I should have looked at my own notes right here on my website! It's been corrected in the ebook version, but sadly the print is forever incorrect. You can see the full list of characters in my Chanku section of this site.
That's it for now. Remember, you can pre-order Wolf Tales 12 Exposure beginning Saturday for $2.99. If you've read some of my Wolf Tales books but not the final one, I'd suggest that you read 12. It's the one where so many of the things that happened in earlier stories are fully explained, and it sets up the world of the Chanku for the Spirit Wild stories I'm writing now. Enjoy!
I hope your holidays were happy and "flu free!" So many people out here in California have been sick this year, but they're saying that the flu shot makes it less dangerous even if the shot doesn't completely protect you from getting it. I want all of you healthy for the new year, and I do hope you can steal away for some time to read a good book.
Obviously, I've been stealing more time than I should! Need to get back to work, now.
All the best,