Exciting title, no? It’s been kind of a crazy week, I’m a little off-kilter, and that’s actually the best I can do.
- Torn is off for copy edits and proofreading, which means I have a few weeks to
freak outget back into revisions on book three, which needs some adjustments after Torn‘s big edits (and just because I’ve come up with a few ways to give the story a more satisfying conclusion).
- We had the cover reveal for Torn on Monday. Big thanks again to everyone who helped out by sharing or posting the reveal on your blogs! It made it a great party.
- Pre-orders are up, too. It feels like this is really the point of no return, but I… *looks over shoulder, whispers* I feel good about the timing on this. Still releasing in March (31st), but leaving time in case things go wrong.
- And Bound is on sale for 99 cents this week, in case anyone missed THAT on Monday, as well.
I guess we only have a few weeks left when I can call Torn a work in progress.
As always, potential spoilers ahead. I’m trying not to give away twists or surprises (or the main plot), but if you’ve read Bound, you might guess who’s being described here.
And be happy. I can’t be held responsible for that.
2 paragraphs from chapter 25 for 2/25, from the mysterious 3rd character’s POV. She’s just met some strangers, and isn’t feeling particularly warm toward them.
I guess you’ll meet her when we do the prologue reveal in a few weeks… 😀
One look at him told me I had better not let my guard down. It would be far too easy to be overcome by his obvious charm. Skin the same color as the woman’s, eyes like the depths of a lake on a summer day, black hair that he brushed back from his face in a gesture that was somehow bashful and self-confident at the same time. His smile revealed the hint of a shallow dimple at the corner of his mouth. I glanced lower, taking in the challenge. Broad shoulders, a muscular body obvious even under layers of clothing. Big hands with long fingers gripped the reins in an awkward hold.
I’d always had a weakness for beauty. We saw so little of it in Cressia.
For more WIPpet Wednesday, click here. The WIPpeteers (including our host, KL Schwengel) post snippets of works in progress every Wednesday, and it’s always fun to see what they’re up to. The only rule is that the snippet has to relate in some way to the calendar date. If you think that sounds like a good time, jump in on your own blog! We don’t bite.
February 25th, 2015 at 11:32 am
Ooo! Yes! But I won’t say who it is either. 🙂 I’ll just say, ooo la la on that description. 😀
February 25th, 2015 at 6:28 pm
February 25th, 2015 at 12:13 pm
I am SO excited for Torn. Like…ridiculously excited! I’m going to devour it!
Nice WIPpet as well! I’m very excited about the ‘mystery’ third character, but I won’t say anything!
February 25th, 2015 at 6:29 pm
I like third character. Third character is… I won’t say nice. Interesting. 🙂
February 25th, 2015 at 1:23 pm
Great WIPpet as usual 🙂 Congrats on the cover reveal, it looks absolutely gorgeous!
February 25th, 2015 at 6:30 pm
February 25th, 2015 at 3:30 pm
I’m repeating myself but that cover is gorgeous! The WIPpet is lovely too! The guy sounds like quite a looker!
February 25th, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Mmmmm… I mean, yeah. He’s lovely.
February 25th, 2015 at 5:44 pm
The cover is great. 🙂
That bashful/self-confident thing puts me on my guard. I don’t trust you, Mister! Nope. Not at all. At the very least, you know you’re pretty, and that’s dangerous. But I suppose that as long as you’re just sitting there looking pretty, I can’t be too critical. The POV seems to be starving for pretty anyway.
February 25th, 2015 at 6:04 pm
Just… so pretty. *sips tea, stares*
February 25th, 2015 at 6:23 pm
I love how you describe so much in a small space! I hope the edits go well for you. Though, you have a lot of awesome there to work with. 🙂
Keep up the great work. Always rooting for your success!
February 25th, 2015 at 6:31 pm
February 25th, 2015 at 6:44 pm
February 25th, 2015 at 10:57 pm
I think I mentioned this before but I love the cover! And I get that whole longing for beauty thing. Breakup season does that to me
February 26th, 2015 at 12:29 am
Ooh, there’s a mystery third character? Intriguing! And I really like that last line.
February 26th, 2015 at 3:08 am
*SIGH* Ah. Thank you for that visual.
I picked up a copy of Bound, thanks for the sale! Hopefully I’ll be able to read it sometime in my lifetime. 😉 Also, lovely cover for Torn. Have you ever done a blog post on writing for a trilogy? I would love to know how you manage!
February 26th, 2015 at 9:55 am
That’s a great idea for a post, thanks! Maybe after editing on #3…
Sounds like your TBR list looks a lot like mine. I grab books when they’re on sale, but now I have about a hundred on my Kindle that I haven’t read. Some day I’ll take a reading vacation and at least get through all of the WIPpeteers’ stuff.
February 26th, 2015 at 9:13 am
What does it say about me that those good looking blokes always make me distrustful? You’ve managed to say a lot more about him in this snippet than just how he looks. Like with these lines:
“..black hair that he brushed back from his face in a gesture that was somehow bashful and self-confident at the same time…” and ” Big hands with long fingers gripped the reins in an awkward hold.”
February 26th, 2015 at 6:49 pm
Nice description! *drool* 😀
Agree with Emily about the last line. Very intriguing.
Good luck with the book launch!
February 27th, 2015 at 8:49 am
Where’s my drool bib? Nicely done. Everything here today is sooooo gorgeous. Don’t mind me while I scroll back up to stare at that cover.
February 27th, 2015 at 10:51 am
I still love that cover. I’ll admit to sneaking back now and again just to look at it.
Beautiful snippet too–both the person described and your writing. Now I might have to sneak back a couple of times just to reread it and imagine him again…
March 2nd, 2015 at 11:22 am
Niiiice description, getting a great visual. Can’t wait for Torn!