This is one chapter of the second book in The Clockwork Trilogy but the whole book will be released as of tomorrow! Take a listen and see if you wouldn’t enjoy it in your life.
Zachary had always had awful luck with storms. He reflected on this while sopping wet and smeared with dirt halfway through what looked to be an unsuccessful hunt through the woods outside Seattle. If he had been alone once the clouds had erupted above him he would have immediately returned to the Jeep he’d rented for the excursion. Unfortunately, the solitude he had enjoyed most of his life had become a rare commodity of late.
Separated from the woman he loves and trailing the carnage of an abomination, Zachary Platt has spent the past five months feeling useless. That sense only grows when their enemies strike a terrible blow and threaten them with ruin if the last pieces of every vampires’ progenitors are not surrendered. However, the box containing those remains disappeared along with Prudence Whitby and Zachary has little hope of seeing either again.
Prudence had not cut all ties when she had run from the reality of monsters and a love she couldn’t trust. She knows full well the danger she’ll face from friend and foe alike when she returns. An unspeakable monster haunting her steps, she chooses to rely on her family, her aim, and her unshakeable nerves to see her through the battle ahead.
There is little time for reunions with war on the horizon but Prudence and Zachary both are dogged by figures from their pasts. They have no choice but to face the pain and the peril together as the hour of the Fount’s return has finally struck.
Available for pre-order now on Amazon.
I went to the Critical Role live show last Saturday. As a person who would never go to a concert because I can listen to the music more comfortably at home, this was a slightly out of character decision. For those not in the know, Critical Role is a dungeons and dragons game played by hugely talented voice actors that’s taken the internet by storm. I’ve been watching regularly since 2017 when I got hooked by the prospect of a show that would never disappoint me. Quite the heady concept after quitting more than a few actual television shows that I realized were not contributing joy to my life.
Due to the fact the show won’t be available to watch until February, I can’t disclose any explicit details. Generally I’m a big believer in spoilers but the prospect of the cast being disappointed with me after being in the same room with them is more than enough to stay my hand. So general impressions it is! Continue reading
For those of you who didn’t get a chance to read the first chapter sample or who simply enjoy hearing me read aloud, here is the audio version of Chapter One in The Winding Key. If you enjoy it please do think about adding it to your Kindle library! It’s available in the store now. Or if you’re a little short on funds this Halloween, share it with your like-minded friends.
Zachary glowered down at the neatly arranged contents of his oldest friend’s suitcase. “Given that our world might very well be on the verge of ending, do you really think now is a good time to go antiquing in California?”
“Are we really about to have the same argument for the fiftieth time?” Mara called out from her bathroom, “Because that would be tedious even by your standards.”
At long last I have returned to the audio recaps with the long-awaited despite having been also long-recorded chapter five. Thanks for the patience, everyone. I’m hoping to get these out a touch more regularly. Once again the monotone robot voice, once again testing my limits with 50+ dude characters. Let’s dive in! Don’t forget to read along for visuals over on Jenny’s site.
Also if anyone wants some spooky fun this Halloween, be sure to pre-order The Winding Key. I’d appreciate it!
Zachary Platt is running out of time. The future of his world depends on the swift delivery of a hellish relic and the cooperation of an ambivalent shop assistant. Prudence Whitby is a young woman of no consequence yet a wicked twist of fate and instincts result in their becoming inescapably entwined. For an immortal who’s made a rule of keeping others at a distance, his burgeoning feelings could not have come at a worse moment.
Prudence has modest expectations for her life after college. Being caught in the orbit of an irascible client who seems alternately repelled and enthralled by her was not among them. She struggles with the depth of feeling inspired by a virtual stranger before confronting a far more terrible dilemma.
For the Fount of all vampires has been found, the doom of man approaches. All that stands between the earth and destruction is a mortal woman with the barest concept of what she faces and a vampire weakened by infatuation. They are not prepared and the clock is ticking…
So here we are almost an entire year since I last posted on this blog and I have another book ready for pre-order on Amazon. I’m hoping to keep up the activity here since putting the blog not just on a back burner but on a back burner in a different kitchen a thousand miles away from my house. I have more Jenny Reads Handbook for Mortals in the can, a few personal ideas I’d like to write about, and of course the release of my new book!
Be sure to pre-order so it arrives on your favorite reading device once it’s released on Halloween. I’ll be posting the first chapter here in the days to come as well as a recording of me reading that chapter, which ought to be interesting since one of the characters has a British accent and I’m what you could call ‘rusty’ at that.
Happy Halloween, ghosts and ghouls! No matter where you are in the world I hope you’re finding ways to enjoy the holiday. It’s tough out there these days and sometimes it’s the little things that help you through it.
Speaking of little things, if anyone felt like treating themselves this Halloween, I’ve got a real fun book recommendation. Animal Instinct is the readin’ for the season.
I hope you all enjoy this recap. I’m afraid yet another dude voice turned up and I’m relying on really hackneyed accents to differentiate. I’ll probably never voice Riley again but there goes my terrible Irish/Scottish abomination.
So in Jenny’s recap of this chapter she mentioned how the last half should be read as though every sentence ended in an upward lilt like a question/Valley Girl. That was… challenging. Also heads up, there is a moment where I scream. It coincides with the pictures of Jenny having a meltdown so be sure to go over to her post and check that out.
Also, many many thanks to Jenny for plugging my book! That was so incredibly nice of her.