Thank you so much to my great friend and pal Kayden, for letting me hijack her space today.
Guess what day today is…that’s right…it’s Sunday! Oh wait, I mean, its March 7th….wait a minute. I have it! Today is release day for my newest book Cassie’s Awakening. Always a great feeling to have something new out there. However, even though it is release day, and I will post an excerpt in a bit, I am not just here hawking my wares (or my underwears). Nope. I am here to talk about waiting. That’s right waiting.
As an author I sometimes feel it is a good thing I have a day job, otherwise I would be bored while I waited. I wait for stories to want to be finished. I wait to hear back after I have submitted (sometimes a long time), then I wait for an editor to look at a story, then I wait for a reader to read the story, I might be waiting on a cover image in there somewhere, then I wait for release day. Are you beginning to see my point here?
Now I could be writing another story while I’m waiting, but I’m one of those people who likes to have one project “finished” before I start another one. So unlike a lot of authors, as a matter of fact most of them I know, I generally do not have 5 or 6 stories going at once. On occasion I’ll have one or two, but not usually more than that. So for me, without my children, my husband and my day job I would be bored. Really. LOL. Now that isn’t to say that I don’t wish I had more time to write, because I don’t know many authors who don’t wish they had that. I am saying though, perhaps I don’t need as much as some others.
Because I am a pantser (and not a plotter), when I sit down and get an uninterrupted hour or two I can be very productive. As a matter of fact, I have been known to close my eyes and “see” the story unfold in my mind as I type. This allows for me to get quite a ways in my writing time. So, below is an excerpt and the link for my release today, Cassie’s Awakening which is book two in my Torrent’s Talents series.
Book One is a free read, if you would like to read that first:
They are both novella length so not going to be any epic reading for you. However, sometimes it is nice to have a full cast of characters.
Let me know what you think about the waiting if you are a writer, and how you fill the time. If you are a reader, tell me what you do while you are waiting for the next book by your favorite author. (See we are all waiting).
Cassie’s Awakening available TODAY at:
“I repeat. What did you think you were doing?” Cassie asked, with more bravado than she was feeling. She had never felt anything like the pulsating emotions emanating from Jared. It seemed to overwhelm all her senses and she was struggling with just getting breath in and out of her lungs. She looked up at him and found herself face to face with eyes that were so intense she could see nothing but them. There was a slight glow that fascinated her; she had never seen eyes like this before, incredibly deep with a special inner light.
“Don’t ever touch Kraig again or let him touch you,” Jared growled from deep in his chest. He was having trouble keeping his wolf in check. When Kraig had kissed Cassie it was all he could do to not rip the pup’s head off. She didn’t know anything about being his mate, or even what it entailed, but Jared did and he was having trouble controlling the wolf because of it. He had barely managed to control changing, and he certainly wasn’t going to stop the rush of jealousy and anger at his mate being touched by another man. Not just a man, but another werewolf. And with that acceptance, he quit thinking and did what his wolf wanted. He kissed her.