Status update for Keeping House:
- Ebook and print covers completed 🗸
- Proofreading (in progress)
- Ebook formatted
- Print version formatted
- Character artwork (in negotiations)
- Ebook ready for preorder
- Print version ready for preorder
When you’re a part of the company you publish with, you know what happens to your novel every step of the way. Right now, I’m trying to get as much done on Keeping House and two more works, not mine, as I can before I have knee surgery. Yes, it’s actually scheduled for April 15th, tax day here in the U.S.
That said, I’ll probably schedule some #Rainbowsnippets ahead of time, but they might or might not make the FB page thread depending on how I’m feeling. My guess is that I’ll feel lousy enough to miss sharing one if not two weekly posts, but you’ll know where to find them.
Welcome to #Rainbowsnippets*! This one is uniquely mine, but there are lots of other great snippets to read so after you finish here click the FB link at the bottom of the post to discover other great LGBTQIA authors and their works. This week I’m sharing from Keeping House, novel two in the Appalachian Elementals series. It’s set for a July release, and I couldn’t be happier, save for my knee, which has been swollen for so long I’ve forgotten what normal looks like.
This week I’m picking up where I left off in Keeping House. Everyone’s at the Brigid’s circle, including the much beloved (tongue in cheek) Hunter Fey, and King Dane’s furious at Kenzie, who’s just embarrassed her by letting his ill intent be known.
The first paragraph, in orange, comes from last week’s #Rainbowsnippet.
… “We’re gonna talk ’bout your impulsivities.” She drew the last word out in a slow Southern Appalachian drawl, putting heavy emphasis on the second syllable.
“Yes’m.” Kenzie shook off the water, spread his wings, and rose, hovering over the circle as he glared at both Aubrey and Cent.
“Git, boy, before I shoot you for disobeyin’ me.” Dane reached beneath her kilt for her gun. While the Glock Dane carried might not be a Hunter-made weapon, if the bullets were tinged with the king’s, meaning Dane’s, blood they could kill almost any magical being, even another Hunter, if the shot was deadly enough.
“Yes’m, I’m goin’.” Kenzie flew off in a soggy-winged snit, leaving the circle attendees staring after him.
I hope Kenzie has a ladder to crawl out of the hole he’s dug for himself. Or maybe he’ll just fly out… if he can move at all once Dane’s finished with him. You’ve embarrassed the king, Kenzie, not good at all.
*RainbowSnippets is a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQIA+ authors, readers, and bloggers to share 6 sentences each week from a work of fiction—published or in-progress—or a book recommendation. Feel free to join in!