Hi everyone. I am bouncing around because I have a new book out titled Shades of Memory. It’s not a BVC book, but I’d like to prattle on about it anyhow. It’s the fourth in my ongoing Diamond City Magic series and I think it may be the best book in the series. It’s got mystery, adventure, romance, and lots of twists.
I had a tough time with this book though. I got bogged in the writing of it. A lot of complicated pieces not quite coming together the way I wanted to. With the help of my editor, I started figuring it out. I’m lousy at plotting these days. I tend to write and discover as I go, which is a terrible way to write, if you ask me. Especially when what I’ve got going on is plot intensive. As in, all the twists and developments along with all the character arcs. I hate having to find my way in the dark, so to speak. I end up having to cut a lot and try again, and cut and try until I find my way.I do not like writing this way. I’m working on trying to stop.
But I can tell you that so far, the response to Shades of Memory has been really good. People are enjoying it a lot, and that’s why I write. To entertain and to take people elsewhere for awhile.
This is what it’s about:
Riley’s lost the last damned thing she’s willing to lose. She’s declaring war and prisoners are optional.
After escaping the FBI, Riley and her family have become fugitives, and not just from the law. Every bad guy on the planet wants a piece of Riley. Gregg has been kidnapped. Worse than that, Price’s newly discovered magic is dangerously out of control, and her own is trying to kill her. She has little time to worry about any of that before all hell breaks loose in Diamond City, and she finds herself smack dab in the crossfire.
With the clock ticking down, Riley gathers her friends and family to execute a Hail Mary plan that will pit them against seven of the most dangerous thugs in Diamond City, a serial killer, Riley’s psychopath father, and a mysterious billionaire with plans of his own. If she succeeds, she makes herself an even bigger target. If she fails, everybody she cares about dies.
But the shadows hold danger even Riley will never see coming . . . .
And the first book, Trace of Magic, is on sale this week for only $1.99!