The grand finale to The Clockwork Trilogy will be released tomorrow! Get ready for it by enjoying my narration of the first chapter. Be sure to pre-order so it arrives on your device on Monday.
After centuries spent trying to thwart the rise of his species’ progenitors, not once did Zachary Platt expect to survive their return. Now, not only has he stared the Fount in the eye and lived but Prudence Whitby has told him she loves him. For the first time in his life as a vampire, Zachary has a reason to fight to see the next sunrise. With a little help from an unusual source, he may even succeed.
Prudence has discovered the terror of having everything to lose. Over the course of a seemingly unending blitz of attacks, her life and the lives of her family are repeatedly put at risk. A devastating loss changes her perspective forever, putting her fragile human body between the Fount and the fate of the world.
The devastation of the Fount has swamped them all. Salvation lies between breaths and the precise ticking of a clock.
Available for pre-order now on Amazon.
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.
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.”
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.