Wow, what a year this has been deadlinewise! I turned in the polished version of MASTER OF TORMENT at 5 a.m. this morning! It’s already half revised, as my editor and I have been working very closely on this one. I expect the balance of revisions to be light.
It’s befitting that the cover flats for TORMENT arrived this afternoon. And, ladies and gents? I am in love! I can honestly say, I have never seen a sexier cover. The colors, the model, the dark foreboding ramparts in the background, the sword! The silver raised embossing, it all sets the mood so perfectly for this story. I love the art department at Pocket and love my editor for being so in tuned to this series. She really has made all the difference.
I really love my hero, Wulfson of Trevelyn, he truly is a man of all men, and my heroine, Tarian Godwinson, is extraordinary. Of all of the heroines I have written, she truly is a warrior in every sense of the word. She not only is a fighter and a survivor but she is not afraid to take control of her destiny as opposed to allowing the winds of destiny to control her. In the violent chaotic time she lived, it was truly survival of the fittest. It’s what I love so much about the conquest period.
While TORMENT, book two of the Blood Sword Legacy, is due in to release the last week of November this year, book three will release in June of next year. At this time, I have no idea whose story it will be or a title (Methinks we have more title fun in our future here!). Readers have asked me repeatedly when Thorin will get his book. I cannot answer that, as I have not found a woman worthy of him yet. 🙂
Anyhoo, I just wanted to pop in and say the deadline did not kill me. I love my book, and life for at least until the beginning of August will be deadline free. Not so sure how I’ll manage, but I’ll find a way.
So, what is everyone working on?
Oh, and PS, I still have more prizes to get out this week, so if you have something coming, stand by!