I’m happy to be playing host to the Struggling Author Street-team Service for the cover reveal of their anthology, The Butterfly Box. All proceeds from the sale of this book are going to Medecins Sans Frontieres (a.k.a. Doctors Without Borders).
Lots of new stuff today! First, Katie Jenkins from The Book Stalkers has finished my new cover for Shadow Stalker Part 1 (Episodes 1 – 6). It’s definitely darker and much better than the original. Let me know what you think:
Next, I’ve written a new article for The Book Stalkers’ Indie Tips & Tricks newsletter on How to Avoid Scam Artists. If you’re an author, you don’t want to miss that one.
And last, but not least, I’ve posted Shadow Stalker: Defiance (Episode 13) Chapter 3 on Patreon today. Here’s a sneak peek:
I handed the memory stick and the two items to Kado. He set the recinder aside and examined the ammo pack.
“You found these with the recinders?” he asked.
I nodded. “In the same storage facility, yes.”
“Good work, Auren. If this is what I think it is, things are worse than we thought. I may have to cancel further missions until we understand what we’re dealing with. Why don’t you get something to eat and rest?”
“There’s more, Kado.” I showed him the photo of the map of the Dark Isle.
Kado’s face grew dark. “Where did you find this?”
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Auren is captured by the Galvadi trying to rescue her friend, Jade. Then she is tortured by the man who is supposed to love and protect her. When Makari finally realizes she's not the delohi-saqu as his father claims, he helps her escape, but their plans don't go as expected. *** Prices may be higher in some stores. I have no control over this. Smashwords always has all my books at their list price and can be downloaded in multiple formats, including Mobi, which can be read on Kindle readers and apps. ***
Auren’s best friend was captured during the Galvadi invasion, and her rescue attempt goes awry. Now Auren finds herself in the hands of an enemy who knows her true identity…one who has the power to be either her destroyer or her salvation.
Episode 8: Broken
Auren doesn’t succumb to Makari’s torture, so he decides his father was right about her being the delohi-saqu. Now he resorts to more sadistic methods to extract information, which could doom the Coalition if Auren fails to resist.
Episode 9: Turning Tides
Now that Makari knows the truth about Auren, he has sworn to protect her and help her escape. But when the other guides become suspicious, Makari’s loyalty is tested, and he is forced to do something he swore he’d never do again.
Episode 10: Separate Paths
Auren finally meets Shai, Kado’s daughter, but she is too weak from her months of torture to escape the reconciliation center. Makari takes over Shai’s cleansing sessions, but that means Auren will face daily torture again. To make things worse, Makari disappears and Auren is given a task that means taking the life of someone she loves.
Episode 11: Escape Part 1
Auren and Shai begin their escape, but it doesn’t go as planned, and they are forced to adjust their plans. They are pushed to their limits, and Auren has to put her untried abilities to use or risk being recaptured.
Episode 12: Escape Part 2
Makari has decided to stay with the Galvadi for Auren’s protection. Auren and Shai are on their own, and nature seems to be against them. After being seriously injured, Auren falls ill and it starts to look like they will never reach their meeting spot with Kado on the southern shore.
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