Happy Friday! I hope you are all safe and well this holiday season. I'm fighting off the flu, but still diligently and happily working on Seth's book, Immortal Guardians Book 9. We're having a very rainy, thunder-rumbly night tonight. So as soon as I post this, I'm going to dive back in and have more fun with Seth and his leading lady. I love to write when it rains!
I have cool news to share: AudioFile Magazine awarded Awaken the Darkness the AudioFile Earphones Award. Woohoo!! Congratulations to lovely and talented narrator Kirsten Potter!!
"Over the course of the series, Potter has developed a cadre of secondary
character voices with numerous accents that contribute to a memorable
listening experience . . . Potter and
Duvall are a winning combination."
You can read the full review HERE.
The Let it Snow Audiobook Giveaway event has begun!! From December 1st until
December 15th, multiple authors—myself included—will be giving away free
audiobooks! Want to win a copy of my Awaken the Darkness Audiobook
(physical copy)? Then hop over to My Facebook Page and join the fun. Haven't tried audiobooks yet? Now would be a great time to give them a chance. Already have the audiobook? This would make a great gift for a fellow audiobook lover. I won't choose a winner until December 16th, so there's still time to enter to win.
And for MORE chances to win great audiobooks, check out #snowaudio18! Have fun!
Since it's still Friday as I write this... It's time for Favorite Quote Friday! I'm not ready to share any quotes from Seth's book yet, so I thought I'd share a favorite from Stanislav and Susan's story Awaken the Darkness. In this scene, Susan has just been hit with yet another of Stanislav's astonishing abilities, one that gave her quite a scare:
Taking a step forward, she held her arms out to him. "Come here."
She didn't have to ask him twice. Closing the distance between them, he wrapped his strong arms around her and squeezed her close, lifting her feet off the floor.
Susan slid her arms around his neck and held on tight.
"Please don't fear me," he uttered hoarsely, burying his face in her neck.
"I'll try," she promised, unwilling to lie and say she wouldn't. She doubted this would be the last thing about him that would freak her out. "Just give me time to adjust, okay?" Some of the things you can do may startle me, but—"
"I would never hurt you, Susan. I vow it."
She tightened her hold. "I know." Resting her head on his shoulder, she sighed. "I'm sorry I hurt you."
He shook his head. Several long moments passed while both calmed and just held each other. Every movement conveying his reluctance, Stanislav finally lowered her until her feet touched the floor, then stepped back.
Susan stared up at him, stunned all over again by his new size. "Wow," she declared with a grin, "you are freaking huge."
Reaching out, she gave one of his biceps an experimental squeeze, then poked the hard muscles of his chest. "I like it. You wear it well."
Smiling, he shook his head. "You're amazing."
Have a wonderful weekend!