In celebration of the impending publication of Titan Magic: Body and Soul, the price of Titan Magic (the ebook) will be dropped to 99¢ at Amazon and Kobo for the rest of December. So if you’ve been on the fence about whether or not to get it, now’s the time. And if you enjoy the story, rest assured its sequel will be available soon!
Titan Magic: Body and Soul is throwing an informal cover reveal for its happy-looming-publication party. If you’d like to attend, check out any of the participating blogs on Friday, November 15th. Hope to see you there!
Smoldering because it went down in flames. Successfully. We made it, but not in one piece. We lost a lot of money, a transmission, six tires, and one beloved pet. This is the primary reason I’ve been taking my time about getting back online. I think we’ve just about pulled ourselves back together, and I’m so glad to be close to the ocean again. The ocean feels like home to me. It’s funny. No matter where I go in the world, the ocean is home.
It’s good to be home again.
So I’ve made goals, at last! Here’s what you can expect to see from me in the coming months:
1) Chemistry will be coming out in paperback.
2) Titan Magic: Body and Soul will be published in both ebook and paperback.
And here’s what you can expect to not see, but will be done anyway:
3) Titan Magic: Chaotic World will be outlined! YAY!
4) The Watcher, the Thief, and the Sacrifice will enter revisions. I’m really excited to share this story with you. It’s a stand alone frame story, and I hope you’ll enjoy reading it when it’s ready.
That should keep me properly busy for a while. Thank you all so much for your patience while I recovered from the catastrophe that was my escape from the desert.
Edit: I forgot to warn. The excerpt in this post contains mild spoilers for Titan Magic (book one). Read at your own risk.
I’ve been tagged by the awesome MR Graham. Who knew that would happen? And it’s a fun one, giving me the opportunity to post a teaser from Titan Magic: Body and Soul.
Here are the rules of The “Look” Challenge: “Take your current manuscript and find the first instance of the word “look”. Then post the surrounding paragraphs as an excerpt of the book on your blog. Lastly, tag five more blogging authors who you think would be a good choice for the game.”
And if you’re reading this and you’re currently working on a novel, I tag you! Because that’s how I roll.
Okay. Here’s my excerpt:
Marcus planted his hands on his hips and stood over Kaspar like a menacing specter. “Last question,” he said. “How many of these books have you read?”
Kaspar couldn’t answer, not because he didn’t want to, but because he didn’t know. He hadn’t kept count. The truth was, at any given time, Kaspar was connected by invisible threads of paper to hundreds of books in The Lost Library. And he read them all at once, usually more than once. The truth was Kaspar had come very close to memorizing more than he could count. He took a deep breath and prepared to answer with a gesture—one that both Marcus and William would be able to understand, one that would bring Kaspar another step closer to meeting the Titan and to his own annihilation.
With a tug, he pulled every book in sight from its place on the shelves. The sudden music of a million fluttering pages, of hundreds of spines hitting the ground punctuated the gesture beautifully. William’s mouth fell open in silent horror, but Marcus only gazed down at Kaspar with a look of deep resignation.
Kaspar allowed silence to penetrate his labyrinthine home. Then he replaced every book at once. And it was leaves in a forest, the sound that second gesture produced. It was a whirling storm of information.
“It seems our little wooden prince is a prodigy,” Marcus said. “But I think the most telling part of this story is that he felt the need to keep it from us until now. He’s exerting his independence; he has been since the very beginning.” Marcus pushed the stacks of William’s books aside and leaned over, palms to the desk, until he was looking his master right in the eye. “And you’ve been helping him.”
From April fifteenth to the thirtieth, The Book Rat is holding an event called “Fairy Tale Fortnight”, and Titan Magic gets to be part of it! It’s going to be a fantastic couple of weeks filled with reviews, guest posts, excerpts, and giveaways. So if you have an addiction to fairy tales and folklore like I do, be sure to check it out! I expect to find an abundance of new books to add to my must-read list.