First, I want to extend my prayers to those in the path of that devastating tornado in Oklahoma. My thoughts are with you and my heart is heavy. Please stay safe.
Welcome back to the Tuesday tease~ Enter below to win e-copies of ELYSIAN the second I have it available! I’m gifting 5 copies to 5 different winners!!!
If feels like more than a week has drifted by since the last tease. I’ve been submersed in ELYSIAN and it’s finally at the very end stages of edits. I’ll be contacting my formatter today and making arrangements for next week. I have one more beta and the final portion of edits yet to get back to me but I expect both by Wednesday. There is only one more read-through I need to do. (Yes, just one!!!) Since the book is very long this is more time consuming than it sounds, but I love me some Paragon so it’s a total labor of love.
There are a few mysteries I open up at the end of ELYSIAN that will segue into Skyla’s new series. The storylines that are left open are for the NA series or have to do with the Countenance. I sifted through all of your questions (thank you for letting me know your thoughts!) and made sure to tackle those in the book. The revelations—the reveals of how and why are given in parts throughout the book. As the book draws to a close the answers become clearer. The answers do not appear on the last page nor are they in the final chapter. It’s more of a progressive reveal. There is one storyline that gets answered in the final book of the Countenance, and that is the ever-elusive question: Why do Wesley and Gage look exactly alike? Since that’s not pertinent to Celestra I don’t give the answer in this book but it will be revealed in Skyla’s new series as well.
Contests: Would you like to win a copy of ELYSIAN the second I have it available? Sign up below and hop over to Delphina’s blog where there are two additional copies up for grabs. Also there is an exclusive scene from ELYSIAN that has a few familiar cameos from The Countenance over at her blog and I hope you enjoy them!
In other news: Pre-Orders for the paperback and audio version of SOMEONE TO LOVE, are available on amazon!! YAY! Right??? I’m over the moon excited. Here’s the link to Amazon. My wonderful publisher, Skyscape, is putting out the new edition in late October. SOMEONE LIKE YOU, the follow up, will be available after the New Year. Exciting times!
And one more little bit of book news. THE SOLITUDE OF PASSION is coming along great. This is a book I wrote forever ago. It’s a contemporary romance and the story has gripped me and never let me go. I’ve got a ton of novels collecting dust, but this one, it ate my heart for breakfast and I wanted it to. I wanted to marry both Mitch and Max. This book lives in me and plays itself over and over in my heart like a love song I never tire of hearing. I hope you’ll enjoy it to. I’m hoping for a June release.
Enjoy the teasers!
THE SOLITUDE OF PASSION (Written in 3 POVS Lee, Mitch, and Max)
*Lee sits with her sister, Katrice, and watches as her husband Mitch plays an unfriendly game of tennis with his longtime nemesis Max Shepherd.
I slept with Max.
Just once in high school.
Katrice bows her lashes trying to hide a smile. She’s the only living soul that knows what happened that night. Not even Mitch knows about that explosive night I shared with his adversary. Of course back then they were anything but.
“You ever tell Mitch?” she whispers.
“I’d die before I told him.”
Those two were closer than brothers until Mitch’s father and Max’s mother flaunted their infidelity for the world to see. It was treason in both the bedroom and boardroom. Split two families in half, reduced their friendship to cinders.
“Lee,” Max shouts, waving his racket. His black hair gleams in the light. He’s so cuttingly handsome, but it’s Mitch who’s my golden Adonis. “You see that? Your husband cheats!”
I wasn’t paying attention, so I just shake my head and round my hand over the curve of my swollen belly. I’m hardly five months and already I’ve morphed into a beach ball.
“Leave him.” Max grins before serving the ball with bionic force. “I’ll help you raise the baby.”
“Leave him?” Kat’s face pricks with mockery. “I’ll help raise the baby? He is so still in love with you.”
“Shut up. He’s not in love with me. He’s in love with making Mitch miserable.”
ELYSIAN (Celestra Series Book 8) The Final book in the Young Adult series.
*(Skyla and Mia in the backyard during one of Mia's parties)
Mia races up to me in a short mini-dress and heels. My heart nearly stops as I take in her bare shoulders, her miles of long, thin legs.
“You’re practically naked!” I cry. “And what’s with the evil meet and greet?”
“Skyla”—Mia averts her gaze—“I can’t tell you. We’re diabolical enemies.” She giggles as Melissa crops up.
“We are not enemies. We are sisters,” I hiss. I spot Chloe and Pierce heading in this direction, and my heart starts in on a series of unnatural thumps. “Get inside and tell all your little friends to leave.” Good God. I thought Chloe was getting it on with Ethan. But, then again, that was probably a two-minute endeavor.
“We can’t tell these people to leave.” Melissa shoots daggers at me as if she’s ready and willing to take me on.
“Oh yes you can. Do it or I will.”
“Chloe was right,” Mia barks. “You Celestra think you’re the boss of everyone.”
*Skyla in Marshall’s class. (Repeat?)
I glare at him from over the top of my lab manual. I’m still not used to him as my chemistry teacher, not that I ever fully accepted him as my “math” teacher. He’s more of an inter-dimensional stalker who has conveniently landed a job as a person of authority just to be near me. Actually, now that I think of it that way, it sort of endears me to him.
*(Skyla with Logan and Gage)
Logan wraps his arms around me from behind, bowing a kiss into the nape of my neck, and I blush from head to toe while locking eyes with Gage. Sadly, I found the moment far more erotic than disturbing, and this unnerves me in more ways than one.
*Skyla talking to Brielle (My favorite tease!)
“I don’t know,” I sigh. “It’s just hard to believe senior year is over. Life just seems like its on fast-forward. One day we’re going to wake up and we’ll be old. The sad part is we probably won’t even notice. I mean, how the hell are we supposed to know we’re old?”
“We’ll know we’re old when we start adding the words better than sex to our favorite desserts.”
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