A Circle of Shadows – I started my final readthrough today. By Sunday, A Circle of Shadows will be passed to some early readers to give me feedback on a narrative level. My stomach is in knots over it. It always is. Months of plotting, scripting, drafting and edits have all led to this moment so fingers crossed I didn’t completely blow it!
Sticking the landing has become my mantra during this edit. This book, while not the end of the series, closes out a number of plotlines that have been building since Signs of Portents. The story behind Beth’s demise is revealed. The secret organization hidden in the shadows of Portents comes to light. Threats return from the past and a new one rises bringing war with her.
Lots of action in this one with some great character moments for the entire cast. Everyone gets their moment, which has been the real treat with this novel.
Conclusions are absolutely a blast to write but the pressure of getting them right? STRESSFUL!
Pathways in the Dark – The paperback is available now on Amazon! Everywhere else will be on the 20th as well as the ebook version. Be sure to pre-order your copy for the launch price of only $0.99 if you’re going digital!
Paperback readers – Don’t forget to claim your free ebook copy through the Kindle Matchbook Program!
The Black Book by Ian Rankin – The fifth novel in the Inspector Rebus series is even better than the last. Rankin manages to weave dozens of threads together seamlessly. I was a third of the way in before I realized what the main mystery was, there were so many different things going on and all centered around our charming, curmudgeon lead, John Rebus. Loved every second of it.
There will be lots more reading updates next time around. I’ve been binging on books lately while I gear up for a HUGE project coming your way next year!