I’m excited to share that Keeper is finally complete. It has definitely been a labor of love and through the ups and downs of the last six months or so, it has sometimes been a struggle. By struggle, I mean that I did not want what was happening in my personal life to affect Keeper, Ashlinn and Alaric’s story deserves nothing but the best of my attention. Writing can some times take on the mood of the writer, we are only human after all. But when it was all said and done, after writing the final chapter, I was thoroughly pleased with the outcome. I can’t wait to share it with you. Now for the hard part, I have begun the editing process and hope to have that phase complete within the next month. Once through that process I will be making Keeper available for pre-order on Amazon at a reduced price during the pre-order period. More info on that to come at a later date.
Now for the good stuff. Keeper’s cover is complete and I have set the cover reveal date for September 30, 2017, A belated birthday present for myself. That afternoon I will be participating in an author take over event from 5:00-6:00 EDT/4:00-5:00 CDT in the Facebook group For the Love of Books. I invite everyone to join in the fun.
For those of you who like teasers, here’s and excerpt from Keeper. Hope you enjoy.
I’m brought out of my ponderings over the last few weeks to see that Alaric is approaching me and the twins. Damn but the male can wear a pair of jeans and a simple black tee shirt, the jeans sit low on his hips, and the tee hugs him almost like a second skin. I could watch him all day long. Standing, I now only have eyes for my kindred, and I watch as he approaches. His walk becomes almost a swagger, and when my gaze hits his face, I see that he’s smirking and his dimples are deeply etched in his cheeks.
“Like what you see mo grá?” He asks.
Knowing that I was just caught checking him out, again, my comeback is sassy, “I’ve seen better.”
Chuckling, he walks right up to me and grabs me by the waist pulling me to him, his eyes intense, before saying, “Ash, you wound me. I thought I was your one and only heart’s desire.”
“Well, my gorgeous Elf-Man, there is one other male that owns a piece of my heart.”
“No, mo grá, say it isn’t so. Tell me what I must do to win back your heart. I will do anything.” He plays along with me. “Tell me? Is he as tall as me?”
“That remains to be seen, he is but a wee little man,” I say, my lips twitching, begging to break out into a full-on grin.
“Curious, is he a dwarf or maybe a gnome? No? Is he a sprite? You could be under the influence of his pixie dust.” He proclaims a serious look on his face, his eyes twinkling.
Laughing out loud, he spins me around, and I ask, “Pixie dust? I thought that only disoriented the enemy?” He spins me around again before smothering my laughter with a kiss.
“Wee little man? I certainly hope you are referring to our wee little man. Oh, and pixie dust is a majical substance, it has the power to render the individual it is intended for to experience a number of different things, disorientation is only one of them and is commonly used in that regard during battle.” Alaric replies as he begins to trail sweet kisses down the column of my neck.
While enjoying Alaric’s attention, I call out, “Jasmine, we need to talk about your pixie dust, you’ve been keeping secrets from me.” Alaric’s hot kisses make it back to my earlobe, and he pulls it into his mouth between his teeth, and I suck in a breath. I’m lost to his touch as the entire world around us falls away.
Suddenly, water is raining down on us, and I jerk away from Alaric to see what the heck has happened. Jasmine is laughing, a full-on belly laugh in mid-air above us. She is completely doubled over and is no doubt responsible for our mini cold shower. Mischievous little water pixie.
“You should have seen your faces. Oh by the goddess, that was hilarious.” Jasmine squeaks out.
“Nice one, Jaz,” Lexie calls from the back deck. “You two are insatiable. Keep it up, and there’ll be another bun in the oven, or two.” Her laughter rings out across the backyard.
“Hilarious, both of you…”