Sunday, 16 October 2016
Daughter of the Night Release!
Daughter of the great Alpha Ulric, young Adel is both blessed and cursed with a will every bit as strong as her father's. She does not understand why he must send their pack's warriors to fight and die against their greatest rival, Alpha Kotal, but as a youngster and a woman there is little she can do to intervene. As blood and sorrow paint the path of her clan's destiny, Adel's future seems a hopeless one. The young seer longs for power, and the strength to create a better future for herself, but all her dreams of greatness may be less than her heart truly desires, for a chance meeting with a boy from a foreign pack reveals to Adel a different path. Perhaps, somewhere within the headstrong young woman's soul, there lies a sliver of something softer, gentler, and tender enough to steer her away from an inevitable clash of wills with her father.
It's been a breath of fresh air writing this one, and somewhat of a return to my earlier days of writing more bitesize content. Not that Daughter of the Night was a short project, by any means, but it wasn't quite the heavy 150k+ word undertaking of the last two novels in the series. I'm quite happy with the turnaround time on this one, too, given that a pretty sizeable month-long disruption of my writing schedule happened in the middle of it (there's always at least one, it seems).
In the future I plan to focus on more shorter books like this alongside weightier mainline entries in the series. My focus remains on expanding The Moon People saga, with a second shorter side novel currently in the works that will serve as a lead-in to book #3. Those who read through Daughter of the Night may be able to get a sneak peek at the title at the end!
No set schedule for when the next book will be published (hard release dates have never worked out well for me in the past), but expect to hear an update with lots of juicy details before the end of the year. My current expectation is that it will arrive within the first quarter of 2017.
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