Hello, Internet! It’s here! Chasing Sunrise Release Day! Celebrate! I feel like I’ve been waiting on this book forever. Oh man. The wait on the DSP Publications Coming Soon page is like eternity.
Today, I have a triple play! I’m over at The Novel Approach for a new edition of Genre Talk! Carole Cummings has me in the hot seat, and she poses some great questions.
I’m over at the DSP Publications blog too with “Why Cannibals?” Why would I write about cannibals who are the good guys? Read on and see!
And then I’m hanging out at Divine Magazine talking more about the aisa, said race of cannibals, and the world building behind them. Divine also includes a lovely and fair review! While Elaine didn’t care for it, I appreciate she took the time. This definitely is a series that divides readers!
But kicking off the celebration is we had an early start to the tour over at MM Good Book Reviews discussing writing about forces of nature, and writing about it beyond “It was a dark and stormy night…” How man is convinced they can control the wind, but we are guilty of our own hubris.
And then yesterday I was at Charlie Cochet’s Purple Rose Tea House House setting the mood with a Chasing Sunrise themed playlist. I love playlists. If you’ve enjoyed my previous ones for Bayou Fairy Tale and Some Assembly Required, you can’t miss this one. Definitely sets the tone for such a dark tale.
Series: The Darkmore Saga: Book One
Published: April 5, 2016
Publisher: DSP Publications
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The once glorious aisa kingdom of Darkmore lies in ruins, and King Sevon Maraté is trapped. Sevon endures unrelenting abuse and is used as a scapegoat by Lord Dominic Ravensgrove, who rules Darkmore from the shadows. Coping by dressing in gowns and jewels, the effeminate king relishes the scraps of freedom he is given to be himself.
As a verkolai, Sevon possesses the ability to part the Veil separating his world from hundreds of others. His gift provides a chance for escape, but Dominic refuses to relinquish his tool for power. When Dominic forges an ambitious plan to invade the prosperous shifter land of Priagust, he manipulates Sevon’s desperation for his people’s survival. Out of options, Sevon has no choice but to cooperate.
On their foray into Priagust, Dominic’s men abduct a shifter named Jack. Despite being tortured for information, Jack’s loyalty to his kind never wavers. But Jack’s knowledge about Darkmore’s history unsettles Sevon, and a curious bond begins to form. Despite Sevon’s mistrust, Jack is determined to tame the beautiful king’s wild heart and perhaps earn his freedom.
As war looms, Sevon fears Jack’s kindness is another trap. Conflicted, Sevon wonders if he should risk chasing the sunrise or remain Dominic’s compliant prisoner.
1st Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, 2014.