Monday, October 1, 2012

Orneriness Abounds and Official Release Date

Mix flour, sugar, eggs, shortening, leavening, and chocolate chips and you get cookies.

Whole-wheat flour, yeast, salt, butter makes into some dang fine bread.

Get tagged by the First Look Challenge and receive an official date for a book release and you get:

Talia has a secret, one that will save her world and yet rip it apart. Only she can decide if the price is worth it.

Scientist Talia Zaryn has always had visions of an alien invasion and of her own death. She’s kept it a secret, hoping they are nothing more than childish nightmares. But when her face in the mirror matches that of her dreams, she fears the dreams are prophetic. Talia must prove that life exists beyond their planet, Sendek; perhaps then people will prepare to fight.

Talia's work at the Space Exploration Foundation leaves no time for personal relationships, but Major Landry Sutton isn’t looking for a friend. He is looking for a traitor. His ability to sense emotions convinces him Talia is that traitor until a touch sizzles between them. In an instant their minds are connected and they can communicate telepathically. Just as the two begin to trust each other, the invading force arrives.

Talia and Landry must uncover the secrets of Sendek’s past if they hope to defeat these terrifying creatures. And Talia is the key—if only she can learn to trust the magic coursing through her veins.

The Magic Wakes is due out on February 19, 2013 from WiDo Publishing

Tagged! First Look Challenge

This is how it works; I searched my WIP for the word “look” and posted the scene that surrounds the first occurrence of “look”.

Since ‘look’ appears on the first page of Diamond Black, my wip, and I've posted the first page several times, I went for another pop-up of the word.

Even as I had moved, the figures of Marv and Rachael had turned hazy. By my reckoning, they had some catching up to do and why stick around with mortals if better company was available.
“So, is it there?” I said, gesturing to Thorne's cellphone. I didn't need his nod to tell me that it would be. Specters can be a pain but they give in with the right carrot.
“Yep.” Thorne shoved his cell into his back pocket and glanced up at the sky. “Hey. Looks like it could rain anytime.” He left me standing alone by the bench and started down the sidewalk to his car in the parking lot. People joined him running to their cars from the flashy red and yellow hamburger dive. Fat drops splattered the pavement just as Thorne opened the door of his dusty SUV. At least a good downpour would wash it off.
“Hey,” he said. “See you later then?”
“Yep. Good job today.”
“You got that right.”
A couple did a double take as they ran to their car beyond Thorne. They looked at him then at the bench where I was standing.
“Who the hell was he talking to?” the older man said.
Just then, the skies opened up and all the rain ever created fell. But none of it touched me.
“Beats me,” his companion said. “There’s no one there.”


  1. I love your writing!! Hope you've had more time for it and that your home makeover is coming along well.

    A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Charity!! Very exciting news, and I agree with Alex, that cover does rock!! :)

  2. Thanks Alex and Jenn!

    *hugs* Huntress you're the best. How come I haven't got to read this book yet? And do you watch Psych? If not, you'll have to check it out. There was a line of dialogue that made me miss that show. ;)

  3. Yay for Charity and what a gorgeous cover! And yay for your new WIP - do I sense a ghostly presence?

  4. go charity!
    and this is new! i like it!


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