Just a little over a month before Shattered Veil hits the virtual (and some physical) shelves! Hooray! Right now I'm in the middle of finalizing the last little details of the manuscript and getting it set up so it'll be available for purchase come February 28th. These final details include a couple small changes to the cover...Regina of Mae I Design updated the plane in the top left corner with a more futuristic model, and added a VERY awesome blurb from Jennifer Walkup, author of Second Verse!
Pretty, right? In case you're interested, the blurb says, "Shattered Veil is a heart-crushing, edge-of-your-seat, wild ride of love and war. A must read for fans of science fiction, romance, or just plain good books." ~ Jennifer Walkup, author of Second Verse
So incredible. Seriously.
Also, I just finished up the first draft of my YA fantasy, LADY LOST, which I am planning to release this summer. Yay!! I'm so, so excited about this one. I started it a couple years ago when I was in a really good place with my writing...and then went to a bad writing place (unrelated to this project) for a while and had to put the book on hold. It's been a struggle moving forward with it, but I really believed in the story and could just *feel* that the writing was special, so I kept with it, pushed forward...and voila! A shiny new draft to hide in a drawer for a few weeks before I dive into revisions. It's amazing how much my ability to write is affected by my perceived success or failure in this industry...and how much it's affected by having a baby and not sleeping more than four hours at a time for, oh you know, A YEAR. ;-) Honestly, I'm feeling really proud that I made it to "the end"... and am SUPER pumped to dive into writing Shattered Veil's sequel, TANGLED PROMISE. Hooray!! :-D
Aaaanyway, moving on! Originally this blog post was supposed to be about whether I think Shattered Veil is a new adult or young adult book (hint: I think it's kinda both!) but I made this fun excerpt teaser for you and I just can't wait to share! So we'll talk more about Shattered Veil's genre leanings next time. For now, I hope you enjoy this sneak peak at Shattered Veil!
Happy Friday! :-)
February 28th, 2014
For one young, talented wingjet pilot, war means sacrificing everything: her home, her name, her face...and the one promise she swore she'd never break.