Thursday, October 24, 2013

It is done

Sorry about the long pause in blogging, but I’ve been busy.  I’ve got a few interesting announcements that you might enjoy.
First, the rough draft of Asylum Tales Book 3 is DONE! Yep, I finished it last night and tried very hard not to cry.  It has turned out to be a very dark book, but I think it is also a very good book.  I’m sure when I go through for editing I’ll completely change my mind.  But then writer-me and editor-me have very different ideas of what is good.  The book is extremely rough and need a lot of work.  Luckily, I’ve taken a lot of notes and will be able to pull this bad boy into good shape. 
I’m taking a break from Gage in November to work on some other projects, but I am aiming to jump back into edits in December or January.  It will give me enough time to get some distance from the manuscript and allow me to approach it with fresh eyes.
In case you missed my posts on Twitter and Facebook, I have a guest blog over at Paranormal Haven.  It’s a short short story told by Gage about a recent shopping trip he took with Bronx and Trixie for Halloween costumes.  I thought it turned out to be quite amusing.  If you’re in need of your Gage fix, stop by and check it out.  Also, I am giving away a signed copy of ANGEL’S INK (US only).   Hurry and enter!
I think I will have another contest here to celebrate finishing the rough draft, so come back on Friday to hear about my newest giveaway.
And finally: do you need something new to read?  A friend and fabulous author Rinda Elliott’s new book, Blood of an Ancient is now available.  This is the second book in the series.  So here is some details on the books:
Dweller on the Threshold

On a hunt to save her sister, the last thing Beri O’Dell needs is love. Aren’t demons bad enough?
Beri O’Dell, Book 1

Beri O’Dell is investigating paranormal creatures because she wants to know what she is. Taller and stronger than most men, she astral projects and can peel through dimensional layers to see the creatures and spirits beyond.

She once helped her foster sister, Detective Elsa Remington, track down killers in Jacksonville, Florida, but stopped when a nasty fire elemental turned her strength against her. Now, she finds herself pulled back when something steals Elsa’s soul and puts her into a coma.
With little time to spare, Beri searches for the reason behind her sister’s coma. She has help in her spirit guides Fred and Phro, but others come along for the ride, including a pyro-nervous witch, and an androgynous necromancer.

The last thing Beri needs is to fall in love with a mysterious stranger. But the handsome Minoan warrior Nikolos knows what creature she’s after because he’s battled it before.

It’s bad.

Really, really bad.

He calls it the Dweller on the Threshold.

Warning: Contains a worried heroine with no time, a witch with fire problems, a pissed-off necromancer, a trapped goddess, and a damned sexy, but scary, warrior. Throw in bloody battles, mass-murderer history lessons and a bit of sexy time and you get the start of Beri’s new life.

Blood of an Ancient
Saving the love of her life could mean letting her inner darkness out to play.

Beri O’Dell, Book 2

Beri O’Dell is on a mission. She has to rip back into a hell dimension fast, but needs two things first—the blood of an ancient and a fix for her friend Blythe’s magic, which careened out of control after the battle with the Dweller.

Finding ancient blood isn’t easy when the old ones are rare and unwilling to donate. She needs to find Blythe’s former mentor…except the woman has lost her mind and joined a traveling band of singing witches.
That’s not the only magical monkey on her back. Nikolos is imprisoned, and after a screwed-up spell lets her witness the horror that has become his life, her fear for him grows by the day. Now there’s another problem—a powerful being unleashed during the battle with the Dweller likes her gluttonous new existence, and will kill anyone who threatens it.

But Beri has a few tricks up her costumed sleeve, even if it means mining the darkness of her soul to set everything right…and get Nikolos back in her arms.

Warning: Sleazy ancients. Random fires. Nosy teenage hackers. Hints of off-screen torture. Battles with...Beri doesn't know what. And one scary boyfriend who keeps inching toward insanity.
Sounds awesome, doesn’t it?   Go check them out!


Jessica@a GREAT read said...

Yay! Congrats on finishing draft 1!! Cannot wait to read the final book!!

Jocelynn Drake said...

Thanks! It feels good to have it done.

dawn wigand said...

This won't be the end of the series though, right? Tell me there will be more, please.

Jocelynn Drake said...

I'm not sure. I'm certainly leaving the door open. :)

Serena DeNardo said...

Congrats! And thanks for the new book to read.... I've been looking for a new series!!