I did it! I finally read through EVANESCENT for the
thousandth final time. *breathes*
I swear, it was an OCD effort on my part. I read it fast, I read it slow, I read it with a finger over each and every word, I read it out loud—twice. In fact, a neighbor knocked on the door and said she came by earlier but I didn’t answer and she didn’t want to bother me because she could hear I was “on the phone.” She then proceeded to gawk at me in horror, crazy eyes and all. I have a serious disdain for talking on the phone for longer than a minute. What she heard was me reading my book. Probably something steamy, or incriminating in a felony suit—both if she was lucky. Anyway, such is life, right?
So EVANESCENT is off to the formatter. I’ll update on FB and let you know what the status is. In the meantime, I’ll set up the blurb and get it one hundred percent ready to roll as soon as I get it back. Which brings me to the newsletter! As soon as the book goes live I’m going to push my newsletter out to let you know. See? Totally not spamming your inbox! Plus, I’m throwing in a bunch of book extra’s and a letter from Gage to Skyla, so if you haven’t signed up, please do!
Now that EVANESCENT is out of my hands I’m one thousand percent all over ELYSIAN. Yay! ELYSIAN is exactly twice as long as EVANESCENT *cries a little* but like all my books I let my characters do the grunt work and I sit back and watch the show. The edits are on Skyla’s shoulders. I’ll be there cheering her on with coffee and chocolate. #Truestory
Off to the teasers!
EVANESCENT (The Countenance Trilogy 2)
(Wes and Laken at Charity Lake. Wes wants an explanation as to why she’s been acting strange.)
*Wesley’s point of view
“Are you ready to hear this?” She shoots the words out like daggers, and a ball of acid rips through my insides. The last thing I expected was Laken to be pissed at me.
“Yes,” I say it low, trying to defuse the situation.
“You never believe a damn thing I say,” she snaps. Her head ticks to the side as if she were readying for a showdown. If a shouting match is what she’s hoping for, she’ll be sorely disappointed. Not one part of me feels like fighting with Laken tonight or ever.
“What do you want me to believe?” I say it calm, sedate, and it only seems to piss her off more.
She takes a breath and holds it before bouncing to her left and gaping at me incredulously.
“Are we in Kansas again?” I shake my head. “Is that what this is about?” I can feel my blood pressure spike out of nowhere. I try to deny myself the right to an argument, but my emotions want to duke it out all the way back to her fictitious town.
ELYSIAN (Celestra Series Book 8) The Final book in the young adult series.
*(Skyla and Marshall, Halloween night.)
Marshall tweaks his brows, amused. “I believe the words you used as you entered my home this evening were trick or treat.”
“Oh, so you decide to go for the trick just as Gage and I were about to indulge in a treat.”
“It seems the entire exercise was lost upon you. I, my love, am the treat.”
“Ha!” I yelp in his face a little louder than anticipated. “How was your party?” I pause to take him in. He looks no worse for wear. There’s no sign of external trauma, no bedhead, no claw marks at least anywhere I can see—not one hickey to sexually incriminate him.
“You think I slept with her.” His cheek rides up the side as if he were relishing this.
“Did you?” I stop breathing in the event he paints a picture that I’ll need to grate out of my mind with a razor.
“No, Skyla. I’m perfectly chaste. The only place these lips have been this evening is on your person. And you Ms. Messenger? Can you say the same?” He tips into me ready to roll his eyes if I deny it. “I thought so.”
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