Miss Dawn Pendleton came up with a cool Q&A for authors. She posts them once a week on her blog and I’m taking part on it. I’ll be posting the Q&A here every Saturday.
Today is D.L. Kane’s turn!
D.L. completed her first novel in 2007 but didn’t have the first clue what to do with it. “I was scared. I was terrified that nobody would like it. So I just sat on it and did some research. This was at a time when Indie publishing was still a relatively new concept so I was either going to need an agent or a whole lot of money if I wanted to get published.” While the manuscript sat untouched, D.L. began work on the second installment. Major life changes forced both books to the back burner until 2011 when D.L. finally sent the first manuscript out for Beta reading. “It was the longest week of my life waiting to hear from my Beta reader. A rave review and firm push to complete the next book was all it took for me to get serious about finishing this series.”
“Broken” is a three book N.A. series that follows the lives of four friends as they navigate a world of lies and deceit to find love, honesty and forgiveness. All three books have undergone a major overhaul, including new titles. The first, “Shattered Dream” is expected to be released in September 2013.
To me, almost as bad as writing blurbs for books is to choose titles for them–that when I don’t know the title before start writing, which was the case of Everlast #2.
Destiny Gift was called Everlast at first, but after I had written half of it, I knew Destiny Gift was a better title. Then, I was having a lot of trouble choosing the title for Everlast #2.
Until I started writing it and thinking about the keys things that happen during the book, and talking to my friend Lauren (hi Lauren!) and it came to me.
So, I give you the title of Everlast #2: SOUL OATH.
And here is the blurb (careful: the blurb contains spoilers from book #1):
It’s been three months since Nadine last heard from Victor, Micah or Ceris, allowing her to concentrate on her own life. But until Victor and Micah find the scepters that will restore them as true gods, their human bodies will require her healing touch and it’s only a matter of time until they wreak havoc on her life again.
As if to prove that, Victor shows up at the hospital dragging along with him a swarm of demons. Nadine is forced to flee to safety. Despite her attempts to keep her loved ones protected, the demons find her, and they bring her to Imha, the goddess of Chaos.
Now, confronted by her greatest fear, Nadine finds a new motivation. Vengeance. And when seeking revenge, no risk is too great, including her own life.
You can add it on goodreads clicking here.
There’s one more piece of news here.
If you follow me on Facebook, you may have seen my post about a novella.
So, my dear editor suggested I wrote Soul Oath from Nadine’s, Victor’s and Micah’s POV. However, I wasn’t so sure about that. So I thought, I could skip the multiple POVs, but write an epilogue from Micah’ POV … then it struck me. I could skip the epilogue too and write an entire novella from Micah’s POV.
And this novella is called CUP OF LIFE.
Here’s the blurb:
He couldn’t bear living for eternity if she couldn’t.
I know the blurb is short and simple, but I think it creates the impact it should. And the readers following the series will get it.
You can add it on goodreads clicking here.
Both covers are on the works by the awesome Sarah Hansen from Okay Creations, and once they are ready, we’ll do a cover reveal!
To connect with the author, visit Rachel Morgan’s blog.
Desperate to break free…
I’ve spent my entire life under my father’s thumb, but now I’m finally free to make my own choices. When my roommate dragged me to my first college party, I met Finn Coram and my life turned inside out. He knows how to break the rules and is everything I never knew I wanted. A Marine by day and surfer by night, he pushes me away even as our attraction brings us closer. Now I am finally free to do whatever I want. I know what I want. I choose Finn.
Trying to play by the rules…
I always follow orders. My job, my life, depends on it. I thought this job would be easy, all the rules were made crystal clear, but when I met Carrie Wallington, everything got muddy. She’s a rule I know I shouldn’t break, but damn if I don’t inch closer to the breaking point each time I see her. I’m ready to step out of line. And even worse? I’m living a lie. They say the truth will set you free, but in my case…
The truth will cost me everything.
About the author:
Jen McLaughlin writes steamy New Adult books for the young and young at heart. Her first release, Out of Line, is due out September 2013. She also writes Contemporary Romance under the pen name Diane Alberts. She is a multi-published, bestselling author and is represented by Louise Fury from the L. Perkins Agency. Since receiving her first contract offer under the pen name Diane Alberts, she has yet to stop writing.
Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, a cat, and a Senegal parrot. In the rare moments when she’s not writing, she can usually be found hunched over one knitting project or another. Her goal is too write so many well-crafted romance books that even a non-romance reader will know her name.
Jen McLaughlin (aka Diane Alberts) is also offering up a special contest. For every 100 adds she gets on goodreads for OUT OF LINE before the release (September 10th), she will reveal 5 pages of the book early!
If the book hits 600 adds before the release, she will release a bonus scene from Finn’s POV! She will also choose random people who use the tag #OUTOFLINE on twitter and facebook, or adds the book to their TBR list, to receive swag!
Goodreads link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/
Jen is offering a signed/personalized copy of OUT OF LINE to one lucky reader! The rafflecopter is below.