Finally, after countless glitches, fits and starts, Bonded has been published! Crashed computers, lost files, 'real life' and even the piracy of some of my earlier stories all kept getting in the way of hitting that little 'submit' button. But through it all, your support and patience (and prodding) kept me going.
I'm really excited about this book. It took over ten months to write and edit which is rather surprising. You see, it was supposed to be a short novella; a means of providing a back story for Damien who you met near the end of The Finding. But Reno (the main male character in this book) is rather...forceful. No meagre supporting character roles for him, thank you very much!
Yes, Reno demanded a full length novel and a deeper story line than I'd originally planned. You see, he's tackling some touchy issues dealing with preconceptions and prejudices both subtle and obvious... Well, you'll understand as you read the book.
The story is available at Smashwords and Feedbooks. Some of the Smashwords affiliates (Barnes and Noble, Sony, Apple, Kobo and Diesel) can take a few weeks to update their catalogues. If you don’t want to wait, go directly to the Smashwords or Feedbooks sites. There are a number of formats to choose from. The links are above and of course, the book is free!
As always, I ask that in lieu of paying me for my hobby, you make a donation to an animal shelter or foodbank. The amount is your choosing; whatever your heart leads you to give. Of course, reviews and/ or telling others about my books is also appreciated. They are my main form of advertising.
Am I planning another book in the series? I really hope so! I have several ideas but will have to see how my readers respond and where my muse decides to take me. Damien and Sam need their moment and I know many readers want to hear about Daniel and Tessa. We'll have to see what ideas develop first.
I'd like to take one moment to point out the amazing amount of time my editor and friend, Jan Gordon, has devoted to this project. Without her, this series wouldn't exist. Much thanks, Jan. You truly are amazing! If and when there are future books, I sincerely hope you are there to prompt and prod me along the way.
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Thanks, and I hope you enjoy Bonded!