Well, it’s official. I have a release date!
March 30,2010 will be the eBook release of Everlong. I am so excited to have this book out in the world. It’s not your typical romance. It’s a complicated story, full of pain and survival. Most of all, it’s about love. The deep, once-in-a-lifetime kind we all search for and so rarely ever find.
I took a few step closer to publication last night by writing what I think is the hardest part of any book -the blurb. Since this was a Samhain sale, it also meant having a tag line and writing a warning (which is almost the first thing I check out on their site)
So, after freaking out a little (or a lot) as I always do when faced with a deadline and expectations, I buckled down and got it written.
I’ll even share the rough draft. The final is with the blurb editor, getting all polished up and looking pretty.
Exiled since birth, Princess Madelyn DeGray bides her time in the city of Rihos, waiting until the day her queen mother will leave her no choice but to ascend, securing her position as second in line for the throne of Askara.
On the eve of her ascendancy, amid the turmoil fueled by her debut into Askaran society, she is exposed to gruesome truths and heinous acts committed in the name of tradition.
Rather than condone her mother’s machinations, Madelyn accepts an unexpected offer extended by her Evanti guardian. To spare her from a life of brutality, he helps her escape from Askara and flee to the earthen realm.
The new world is unlike anything she’s ever known. Tossed into a colony of slaves brave enough to escape service to their queen, the Evanti lead simple lives where mates are cherished and families are united in their mutual quest for happiness.
The colonists teach Madelyn there’s more to life than survival and that some risks are worth taking, even with her heart.
Her newfound independence forces her to choose between the male who’s loved her for a lifetime and the demon willing to lend her his wings.
For a tag line, I settled on this: True love is waiting in the wings.
The first half of my warning is courtesy of my critique partner:
Warning: This book contains virginal angst, a hero who’s too nice for his own good, wings, claws, and convenient use of glamour. It contains heartbreaking loss, conversation with a woodland creature, and sweet, sweet demon loving.
Once these are cleaned up and finalized, I’ll post them on the “Bookshelf” page. The excerpt is also coming soon(ish).