Welcome back to the Tuesday Tease! TOXIC Part One is FINISHED. Finally! Right? The official launch date is… ~**Thursday October 11th!**~
I’ll be loading the book to Amazon and Barnes and Noble days ahead of time, because it takes days and days for them to aggregate it into their system and I’m trying to avoid the loading issues I’ve encountered in the past. Smashwords and itunes takes a little longer so it won’t be available there on the 11th.
Just a refresher, TOXIC as a whole was far too long for just one book (it mostly has to do with paper books of which I do plan on creating in the near future ;). My editor informed me (once she finished laughing) that I had two books on my hands so we chopped it in half. Well, mostly in half. I ended TOXIC Part One where I thought it was best. Anyway, it’s on its way!
TOXIC Part Two has already been through the ringer as far as edits go it needs just a little more work before I can push it out and I’m hoping *crosses fingers* before Halloween but don’t hold me to it. It might be way sooner if Skyla and friends don’t make things difficult for me.
Both TOXIC Part One and TOXIC Part Two are book 7. They are not the end of the Celestra series. Once I push Part Two out the door I’ll start penning the end. And, if I end with another monster on my hands I’m giving them separate titles and numbers because quite frankly the idea of having another part one and two fries my brain. But anyway, after Celestra concludes I’m moving Skyla to another series. More on that next year. ;)
On to the teasers…
(*Skyla and Ellis)
“So now I guess I’m screwed.” I give a hard sigh, bringing my hands to my ears because I can’t take much more of this.
“There is a way.” Ellis comes over and drapes his arm over my shoulder. “I’ve got an idea.”
“What’s that?” I look up at him with an intense measure of hope. The fact the prospect of my future lies in the hands of Paragon’s most notorious stoner makes me sway slightly on my heels.
(Skyla thinking about Gage)
Gage swoops in. His cologne reduces me to cinders without even trying. Every fiber of my being cries foul. This is mutiny on a cellular level. I forbid my body to act so viscerally toward someone who I willfully despise on a cerebral level.
Back off hormones, I reprimand. I will go Celestra all over your estrogen ass if you even think of surging with excitement.
I’ve just threatened to kick my own ass and yet somehow this doesn’t alarm me. With the scope of insanity that’s gripped my life as of late, providing myself with a substantial beating seems both mandatory and necessary at this point.
*(Skyla and Lizbeth (mom)
“What’s cooking?” I ask, peering over Mom’s shoulder at a bubbling brew in what honest to God could double as a witch’s cauldron. Witchcraft, poison cuisine, her insatiable lust for Demetri the Celestra hunter—all clear evidence that my mother ditched her sanity once my father died. Her union with Tad should have tipped me off that permanent placement in a psychiatric facility was completely necessary.
*(Skyla and Marshall)
I needed to kiss him. I was going to explode if I didn’t kiss Gage, splatter over all four corners of the island if I didn’t jam my tongue down his throat just to satisfy my parched affections for him.
It’s me, Skyla, do try to focus on the suitor at hand, Marshall suggests while pleasuring me with a kiss I wont soon forget.
*(Skyla and Logan)
Logan cradles my face in his hands and pulls me in. I can feel his ache to kiss me deeply. His entire being draws me in and I give. There’s not one cell in my body that suggests otherwise, just the sweet anticipation of his precious lips as I wait for them to fall over mine.
Hope you enjoyed!
Also, thank you for all of your wonderful support and awesome reviews for EPHEMERAL (The Countenance). I can’t wait to dive back into Laken’s world.
If you haven’t read it and you’re interested it’s available at: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords and also on itunes.