So what's taking so long? One of the wisest things you can do as a writer is set your manuscript aside for a couple of months after you finish it, then pick it up again and read back through it once it's out of your head. Unfortunately, deadlines don't leave me time to do that. So I always view edits as my chance to go over the manuscript again with fresh eyes. Instead of just skimming through it and addressing the occasional comment in the margins, I start at page one and don't stop until I reach the end.
So far I'm loving it. ;-) Ethan and Heather are great together. And you get to see a lot of Zach and Lisette (hero and heroine of Night Unbound) in this one. If you'd like to read the blurb or Pre-Order it, here are some links:
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This scene takes place at a meeting in which all of the local Immortal Guardians and their Seconds are strategizing. If you aren't familiar with the series—Marcus and Ami are a couple, and Roland and Sarah are a couple:
Marcus settled a hand on Ami’s thigh. “He thinks Sarah is still human, that she’s Roland’s Second.”
“That will work to our advantage,” Sarah pointed out. “They won’t be anticipating my strength and speed.”
Étienne inspected her from the corner of his eye, a sly smile stealing across his face. “Are you sure I can’t talk you into leaving this old sod and running away with me? I do so love strong women.”
Roland’s jaw twitched. “She’s strong enough to kick your ass if you don’t stop hitting on her.”
The sly smile became a grin full of amusement. “As long as she spanks me first.”Ah, Étienne. Such a shameless flirt. I'm glad he finally found a strong woman of his own in Darkness Rises. :-)
Have a great weekend!