Friday, February 14, 2014

Cover Art, Blurb, and Release Date Announcement: Knight of Fire, Terra 2

Hello, ladies and gentlemen!

Wow! It's been a while since I posted some writing news. I promise you, that's not because I haven't had anything going on in my little writing world. I've been writing, writing, writing away. Now I'm thrilled to announce that one of those books I've been working on is in edits and will soon be making its way in the world! And that book is....Knight of Fire, Book 2 in the Terra series!

This book has been a long time coming. I worked on it for seven months before finally turning it over to my fantastically talented editor at MLR Press. With how long it's taken me to write this story, I'm super excited to share some more information about it.

Knight of Fire is the second book in my Terra series, the first being To The Other Side. As of right now, my plans for the Terra series is to make it four books and I've already started working on Book 3. I thought with how long Book 2 took me to write, I better get on the next one right away!

This story will bring back characters familiar to those who read To The Other Side and for those who haven't read the first one, I do recommend reading it first. You probably could get by without giving To The Other Side a read, but as is typical to me with my series, all the stories will follow a timeline and build off each other.

At this moment, Knight of Fire has a tentative release date of...April 25th! That's subject to change if editing takes a bit longer, but that's what we're shooting for.

And now, the cover! When I saw this cover, I almost screamed aloud, I was so thrilled with it. It fit so perfectly with what I was hoping for, all the way down to the royal blue color on Sir Karrick's regalia, his horse, Storm, and the archer on the back cover. I'm head over heels excited about it! And the may remember how I mentioned my editor at MLR Press being "fantastically talented." Along with the amazing work she does on making my books pretty on the inside, she did the same for this story on the outside. Yep, all the credit for this cover goes to the amazing Kris Jacen. My gratitude and appreciation go out to her for all her hard work.

Without further ado, I would like to present, Knight of Fire! I welcome everyone to return to Terra for more adventures with Torran, Karrick, and all their companions!

Once in the kingdom of Ocassus, humans and dragons shared the lands as allies. That time has passed into legend. But there's one who wants to see it return.

As a Dragon Speaker, Torran is gifted with the rare ability to understand dragons. He knows dragons aren't the vicious, mindless creatures many believe them to be and uses his gift to save them. It's a lonely task. He's never found a partner who understands him. He doesn't believe he ever will.

Sir Karrick Brenton is a Knight of the Crown and a man with in particular that draws him to Torran. They come from different positions in life, but never has he met anyone he feels more kindred to than Torran.

When Torran is requested to come to the capital city of Dragon's Landing, both he and Karrick realize their passion for each other. As he seeks to help the king, soon dangers to the crown shift to him, Karrick, and their friends.

February Reader Appreciation Day: The Prize List!

Ladies and gentlemen, Reader Appreciation Day will be held this Saturday, February 15th, at The Sweet Spot and here is the awesome prize list! This great collection of prizes has been donated by all of these talented authors as their way of saying "thank you" to the readers out there. There are links with each prize listed, so just click on those to learn more about each book or author!

Sloan, Jambrea, and I give our thank to all of these fantastic authors for their generosity. We appreciate you joining with us in showing appreciation to readers!

Any author who would still like to donate a prize is welcomed to. All you have to do is send out an email to:  Please state what you'd like to donate for the February giveaway, include a link to your work and a cover art pic. Reader Appreciation Day is also an Open Excerpt Day, so all M/M authors are invited to stop by the Yahoo group, share excerpts and your latest news!

Readers, be sure you swing by too and see what some of your favorite authors got going on! We put on this day all for you!

As usual, the prize list will be posted throughout the day at The Sweet Spot Yahoo group, starting at 8:00 am EST. Reader Appreciation Day wraps up about 8:00 pm EST, with the winners announced shortly thereafter. Authors who have donated a prize will be contacted after the giveaway closes with their winner's information so you can send your prize personally. To enter in the giveaway, just reply to any of the giveaway threads on the group.

Hope to see everyone tomorrow at The Sweet Spot!