I meant to post this earlier in the week, but I am so close to finishing Up From The Grave, I kept putting it off, thinking one more day would be THE day. It’s not yet (three more scenes to write!) and now it’s Saturday, so here goes and pretend you read this last Monday.
Two of my friends (who are also regular critique partners, so if you like my books, they help make them better ) have books that just came out. I was lucky enough to get early looks at both of these and I highly recommend them.
For many of you, all I need to say is that this is the next Kate and Curran book. For others who aren’t familiar, here is the back cover description:
Atlanta is a city plagued by magical problems. Kate Daniels will fight to solve them—no matter the cost.
Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, the Beast Lord, are struggling to solve a heartbreaking crisis. Unable to control their beasts, many of the Pack’s shapeshifting children fail to survive to adulthood. While there is a medicine that can help, the secret to its making is closely guarded by the European packs, and there’s little available in Atlanta.
Kate can’t bear to watch innocents suffer, but the solution she and Curran have found threatens to be even more painful. The European shapeshifters who once outmaneuvered the Beast Lord have asked him to arbitrate a dispute—and they’ll pay him in medicine. With the young people’s survival and the Pack’s future at stake, Kate and Curran know they must accept the offer—but they have little doubt that they’re heading straight into a trap…
In the description below, its likened to a blend of The Matrix and The Wizard of Oz. I’d also throw in Cowboys and Aliens to that mixture, with a dash of Wicked Lovely for the romantic elements.
Back cover description:
The Wasteland is a world beyond our own. It is a rough and ragged landscape under a two-moon sky, inhabited by monsters and creatures that could almost pass for human. Into this alternate world unwitting people are brought, from both past and present, for reasons none of them know.
Chloe Mattison goes to sleep, drunk and heartbroken, in Washington, D.C., and wakes up in the Wasteland. Chloe is welcomed by Jack and Kitty, brother and sister from a Wild West frontier town. “You’re one of us,” they tell her, yet neither Jack nor Kitty, nor any of their companions, know why they were chosen.
Two questions loom large in all of their minds: Why are we here? Is there a way out of this corrupt, demon-filled world? Equal parts The Matrix and The Wizard of Oz, The Arrivals is a page-turning adventure set in a world you will not soon forget.
That’s it from me until my own book is done! I will be celebrating with a giveaway, so check back soon for that .