We don’t update this very often, but we are making progress! After reaching a certain point in this book, we decided to go through a few working titles and finally selected Dustwalker. Short, simple, and works perfectly. Each night we’ve been working diligently, and all that hard work is paying off as we’re currently sitting around 55,000 words. That puts us about halfway through the book! Every little bit of time we get counts. At the moment, we’re hoping to make this a Fall release, so we’ll see as that draws closer. If we can get at least two releases a year minimum, that would be an amazing feat for us.
We also contacted Isis Sousa to start the commission for the cover! It was a promise to ourselves for when we hit our goal mark. Excited doesn’t even describe what we’re feeling with that. We adore her and she does amazing work, so we can’t wait to see what she comes up with the material we sent her.
Make Me Burn is currently in our editors hands, so no other updates on that until we see how much might need changed for revisions/edits. We’re still crossing our fingers for that March release!
When I have more time for reading, I’d love to have a list of books to recommend to you all, but for now, I haven’t been able to do much of that. So I am just going to throw one book I’ve already read, what I’m currently reading, and what I am looking forward to the most!
What I’ve read and enjoyed:
TRUEHEART by Mel Sterling
Loyalty. Desperation. Grief.
Eight months ago a mysterious drug killed Tess Gordon’s brother, and now it’s spreading through her rehab counseling clients. They all claim they’re not addicted, the drug leaves no trace except its drained victims, and the cops aren’t interested. Aching with loss, Tess vows to find the source. What she finds instead is Thomas.
Slavery. Duty. Enchantment.
Thomas, the half-fae guardian of the goblin market, has plenty of problems–and just got another one. Pressed into the service of the Unseelie Queen, all he wants is his freedom. But Tess won’t go away, and the human girl is in way over her head.
One perilous late-autumn night, the fae and human worlds collide. Tess’s and Thomas’s separate tasks are inextricably tangled. Now, a half-fae and a human rehab counselor must walk the knife-edge of obligation, love, death and transformation–with the entire Unseelie Court, including the malevolent Wild Hunt, out for their blood.
Welcome to Portland, After Dark…
If you enjoy modern day settings with a mix of magic and fae (dark fae in particular), you’ll love this! This is the beginning of her new Portland After Dark series, with IRONBOUND already in the works. Mel’s writing is lush and descriptive, and she brings her characters Tom and Tess to life in this enthralling tale.
What I’m currently reading:
A Simple Man by Lydia Michaels
What I can’t wait to read:
Eidolon by Grace Draven (Coming out this spring!)
What books have you read that you’d recommend? Or what are you currently reading?