It's been awfully quiet around here lately and that's all on me. Busy busy busy writing, then editing, not one, but two new Death and the Devil books for you!! Yes, two books. Not one novella and one full length book, but two actual and complete books. Mostly because I love everyone who loves Jack and Ethan and want to give you everything, but also because the planned novella got long. Short-book long to be confusingly precise about it. ;)
I wasn't going to write the short-book, but after seeing a lot of 'I miss Ethan' comments in response to Why the Devil Stalks Death, I began to think about just what Ethan was getting up to while he wasn't around Jack in that book. I knew what he'd been doing, mostly, so I decided to write it. And lo! Turns out Ethan did a LOT behind Jack's back.
So, I present for your pleasure, a cover and blurb for Ethan's side of the Why the Devil Stalks Death story...
ETA I have temporarily taken down the cover as it might be insensitive at the moment.
Ethan Blade—assassin extraordinaire, cold-blooded killer, heartless monster, and . . . retiree?
I’ve spent my whole life dealing in death, efficiently eliminating targets while fighting to preserve a sense of self and morality, to avoid becoming as detached and ruthless as my siblings. I thought I had succeeded. Then I met Jack Reardon—contrary, handsome, forgiving, and far too good for the likes of me—and my life was tipped upside down. When he asked me to move in with him, he didn’t specify that I had to quit my job, but I wanted to—for myself, not for him. I should have known it wouldn’t be that easy.
My old instincts—“Ethan Blade”—are soon tempted out of retirement by a job offer I can’t afford to refuse and by an old hook-up of Jack’s he’d be a fool to refuse. While falling prey to my own temptation, Jack struggles with his. Which is precisely when the true danger exposes itself—one of my siblings with no such sense of self or morality. Only pain. And he is prepared to rain it down on me and Jack, unless I can square the Ethan Blade I want to be with the one I need to be, in time to save us both.
I don't yet have a precise release date for Dealing in Death, but let's all cross our fingers for an August release. I will let you all know when it goes up for pre-order. :)