I’ve worked my tail off getting the latest draft of Silverwitch (Book 4) ready to go to the publisher. Thank you beta readers!
Guess what? I sent the book to my publisher yesterday! It was such a relief to hit that send button. Now I wait on the editors to shred it apart and then I’ll go through this editing process all over again. To be honest, I love writing so much that I really don’t mind it at all. I love my characters and I love spending time in their world, so it doesn’t feel like work to me.
I also found out the release date for Silverwitch.
Just in time for Christmas. I’ll also be releasing a novella featuring Heidel as the main character. I am super excited about this one. Heidel was such an obnoxiously fun character to write. I found a new love interest for her, and I think you’ll like him too. 😉
For those of you anxiously awaiting the release of Silverwitch, here’s a snippet to help you pass the time…
I pulled my car out of the gas station’s parking lot and followed the van, trading asphalt for sand as I pulled onto the drive leading toward the beach. The sand shifted beneath my car’s tires and I prayed I didn’t get stuck. I found the news van stopped near the shore and I parked my car, shut off the engine, and then climbed outside.
The beach looked much more intimidating from this angle, with the waves towering over me. The wind almost knocked me down as I struggled to walk across the beach toward the van. Sand and salt, carried on the air currents, stung my eyes. I approached the news van, looking for Mr. Zimmerman or his cameraman, but found no one outside, so I went to the driver’s door.
Mr. Zimmerman sat in the seat. He held perfectly still as he stared at the approaching storm, not blinking an eye, making me wonder if he was alive. But when I knocked on the door, he jumped, and then rolled down the window. His eyes widened as he looked at me.
“Dr. Kennedy?” he yelled over the wind. “What are you doing here?”
“I’m sorry to bother you, but I need to speak to you. It’s sort of urgent.”
His expression turned sour. “Now?”
“Yes, as I said, it’s urgent.”
“I can’t talk right now. The storm’s coming in and I have to document it. You really should go. It’s not safe.”
“It’s not safe for you either. Can’t you at least come back to the gas station with me so we can talk?”
“Talk about what? You said you couldn’t do anything to help me.”
“I know, but I’ve had a few developments come up that I think you’d like to hear.”
He shook his head. “I won’t leave!”
“Not even if I can help you?”
“Help me? You ruined me! I should sue you is what I should do. You said you’d never failed to cure a client, but you failed me. My life is a total screwed-up disaster. Now, will you please leave?”
The waves came closer, crashing with a thunderous fury as the sea level rose. Bits of foam flecked the air. Cold droplets splashed my skin. I tasted their salty brine on my tongue. It didn’t take a genius to realize that the water would soon rise to where we stood. What in the world was the man thinking?
As far as I could tell, he’d brought no camera crew with him, which meant that he intended to be out here on the beach by himself as the waves rolled in. Drowning seemed like an awful way to go, but then again, he wasn’t in his right mind.
Zack pressed the button to roll up the window, but I grabbed the glass and he released the button.
“You can’t do this,” I said. “You have to come back with me. Please. You can’t leave your family.”
“What do you know about my family?”
“I spoke to your wife earlier.”
“My wife? Did she tell you that she kicked me out? Left my stuff on the driveway and changed the door locks? She wouldn’t even let me visit the kids, even though I’d done nothing to hurt them. I’d never even raised my voice. Not once. She made me leave because I was a bad book keeper, because I squandered all our money and life savings on trinkets. Do you know how I felt the day I realized I lost my family? Nothing compares to that kind of pain. I don’t care what they say—losing your family is the worst pain you’ll ever experience. And even after that, after all that heartache, do you know what I did? I went online and purchased another one.”
His voice cracked as tears formed in his eyes. His hands shook as he removed his glasses.
“Let me do this, Dr. Kennedy. Let me go so they can have their lives back. They’ll get the life insurance and my debts will be erased. I owe them that much, at least.”
I tried to remain calm, but having my suspicions confirmed that he was indeed trying to commit suicide came as a shock. “Zack, listen to yourself,” I said. “They don’t need your money. They need you. Your wife and your kids and your unborn baby—they all need you.”
“No they don’t! I’ve ruined their lives. Can’t you see that?”
Beyond the van, the sky roared with tornadic fury. I felt as if I stared into the gaping maw of hell itself. Gray clouds spiraled, making a huge funnel-shaped formation. The wind roared with the sound of a freight train.
“Goodness gracious,” Zack muttered, “is that a tornado forming over the water?”
Love the cover of this book. Can’t wait to read this
Thank you for the giveaway.
Loving the cover for this book
The book sounds very interesting! I will have to check it out!
This sounds fantastic!!
This book cover looks really cool!
Sounds like a great book and the cover is wonderful.
Cant wait to read this book!
I can’t wait until December!!
Your books look very interesting and I am looking forward to starting the series. From what I have read so far it looks like your books would make a great movie series.
Good luck with your new book!
I love the covers of the Fairy World MD books. I have the first two books, Dreamthief and Spellweaver, but haven’t started them yet. I’m in a Dystopian kick. Looking forward to reading though.
Oh my goodness! The suspense! Love it!
Hi Kaela! Yes, I enjoy writing the suspenseful stuff when I can.
Ooh! Sounds awesome! Great cover too!
Thank you Emily!
Looking forward to reading all these books.
sounds like a great book
Yeah, I hope so too! Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I love the cover, the color plate really works for it. And the excerpt looks amazing
Thank you Jennifer! I am assuming you like dragons?
i think i might be hooked after this blog post
LOL, well, I guess that’s a good thing!
I forgot to subscribe to blog posts! Mistake fixed! 🙂 🙂
Looks interesting, and a nice cover too !
I have some time off of work while we are moving, so i needed some great book ideas. this is one ill definitely want to read. thanks for this post!
Thanks Shannon! I hope moving goes well.
This would be a perfect Christmas present for any avid reader!
I think so too! I might do another giveaway with some signed books involved. Personally, I’d love a signed book for a Christmas present.
Very nice. Sounds like something I would really enjoy.
Thank you Sandra! What kind of books do you like to read?
Thanks for the sneak peak!! I think Christmas releases are the best! I tend to spoil myself the most then and new reads are always high on my list of things to buy myself.
I agree! I always tend to splurge around Christmas time. Not sure that’s always a good thing. :/
The book sounds very intriguing, looking forward to reading it!
This excerpt has me wanting more! I love that it’s coming out just in time for Christmas too. I can’t wait to read this….that storm sounds terrifying. And like everyone else has pointed out, the cover is absolutely gorgeous!
Thank you Sarah! I’ve lived in Texas, Oklahoma, and now Kansas, so I’ve been around storms a little too much…
Really love the cover! I enjoyed the excerpt too. Another for my list, LOL!
Oh good! I’m glad it made the list, LOL.
Great book , i want to read this.
Yay! Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Oh and I hope your Editor goes easy on you!
Thank you Sue! I also hope the editing isn’t too bad this time around.
Love the cover and I can’t to read the full book!
Great cover, awesome excerpt….love it!
Thank you Mary! And thanks for stopping by my blog. 🙂
Thank you Shawn!
Is that the cover? Love that pic if it is 🙂
No, that’s not the official cover. It’s just a teaser. But I’m hopeful to get a castle on at least one of my books. 😉
Such a great snippet thank you.
Thank you Mary! And thanks for visiting my blog.
You’re welcome! I had fun writing it.
Book sounds great!
Thank you Lori!
I am excited to start this series!!!
Yay! I’m glad to hear it.
Oh yay! Hope you enjoy.
One more thing to look forward to this Christmas!
Thank you Lee!
Can’t wait to read this one.
Yay! I hope you like it. 🙂
Love this series!
Thank you, Jaime!!
Thanks Jaime! Your avatar is very cute. 🙂
Thanks Connie! Thanks for stopping by my blog. 🙂
Thank you Connie!
Sounds like a good read! parkeremma2003 at yahoo dot com
Ooh sounds good. Looking forward to reading more.
looks like a good book.
This series looks awesome…it’s on my TBR list…thanks for the opportunity for the gift card too!! 😊
Looking forward to the new book. Love the cover.
Beautiful cover❤️❤️ Sounds like a very good read. Can’t wait❤️
Great cover, book sounds interesting.
Looks like I need to be reading the first three…lol
Great cover. Sounds like a great book, looking forward to it.
wow! The cover is fantastic–I love it! And you book comes out just after my birthday–hmmm, maybe a good place to start on my gift card purchases!
Sounds like a good read. Love the art for the cover.
must be getting this book
Sounds like a great read.
Eekkk so can’t wait sounds good. Which I’m sure if anything like the others it will be 😊😊
I too love the cover of the book and agree it looks vintage, which makes it alluring. Can’t wait to read.
Love the cover.
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This sounds good!
Wow! This looks amazing!
I like the cover. Congrats on getting it to the publisher!
Thanks, Rachel! I feel like I should get a break, but all I want to do is work on book five. I guess that’s a good thing, LOL.
I love the cover. I will be reading this book as soon as I can get a copy of book three and finish it. Keep up the awesome work.
Thanks, Casie! You have until Dec. 19, so you should have enough time, LOL.
Congrats on getting it out the door! Love the snippet.
Thank you, Tonja! I had fun writing the snippet.
I LOVE this cover – Very interested in the book
Thanks, Beth Ann! This isn’t the official cover, but I’m hopeful I’ll get a castle on one of my covers. 😉
I think I am part of your email group already, but if not notify me of new posts via email. Can’t wait to read this new book!
I’m looking forward to book 4
Thank you, Jon! And I love your books, btw. I’m sort of fangirling right now.
I love the cover of this book
I need the book now! The teaser is killing me, lol! I’m pretty sure I am on your email list, but double check.
Thanks, Lindsey! I’m pretty excited for book four. Thanks for stopping by my blog! 🙂
Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!
You’re very welcome, Beverly!!
I love the cover for this book! It reminds me of the old Dracula-type horror movies!