**edit to add that all the allotted ARCs have been claimed**
How did it get to be October so quickly?? And nearly half way through October at that! It'll be All Hallows Eve before you know it. Speaking of which, October 31st is Devil in the Details release date. Yay!! Eek! Yay!!!
I'm in the process of putting the final touches on the novella and should have it ready for pre-order and ARCs soonish. But in the meantime, it's time to start with the teasing . . . eh, the reveals. ;)
If there’s one thing assassin Ethan Blade knows, it’s how to plan a job. How to study a target, find the weak spot, and strike. He keeps his guns clean, his knives sharp, and his heart sealed away behind more locks than his precious cars. Alone but safe. Until Jack Reardon burrowed his way into Ethan’s life, his car, and his heart. This may just be the deadliest mess he can’t plan his way out of.
Jack wasn’t sure he’d see Ethan again—not after the less-than-stellar ends to their previous hookups. Even finding the assassin skulking about his apartment isn’t as reassuring as it should be, especially when he works out Ethan’s motive for being there might not be personal. That said, Jack will take any chance he can to salvage their relationship, assuming he survives whatever plan Ethan is cooking up.
Ethan and Jack had a bargain, but the parameters changed and neither are certain how to move forward—together or apart. But before they can start to renegotiate, lives, trust, and hearts are endangered by ghosts from the past. Even if they dodge their enemies’ bullets, there’s a risk of friendly fire, and when you let someone get too close, even small knives can cut deep.
I'm so excited for people to read this novella. It rounds out the story arc, answers some questions and sets up for book 2, Why the Devil Stalks Death (which is still on track for December 9). There's action with lots of guns (see the cover) and bombs and RPGs, but there's also some quieter, sweeter moments, some heartache and views stunning enough to heal a hurting soul. ;)
I have a limited number of ARCs available for readers, and if you'd like one, just send me a private message (through the website or Goodreads) with your file preference. First come, first served.
When the Devil Drives is now available for pre-order!!
If you pre-order, you'll get it for the low low price of US$0.99, before it goes to it's retail price of US$2.99 upon release on August 31st. ;)
For the week leading up to the release of When the Devil Drives, Bargaining with the Devil will be reduced to US$0.99. Get it while it's cheap!!!
Bargaining with the Devil links...
As I'm getting When the Devil Drives ready for ARCs and pre-order, I thought I'd share an inspirational video with you all.
Supercars Hot Lap Gold Coast
Can you guess what happens in this novella??
Last week, over at Layla's Lushes Facebook group, I gave the members a tiny sneak peak at the upcoming Death and the Devil novella, When the Devil Drives . . .
Keen observers may note the 'Coming August 31st, 2018' in the lower right corner. ;) So, without further ado . . .
Work-life balance for a spy may be an oxymoron, but Jack Reardon likes a good challenge. And he’s almost bested this one. He’s settled into his Meta-State promotion as a field leader and into his new team with a second he can trust. Shop in order, he can take a day or two off when Ethan blows into town, their bargain finally starting to paying off.
Assassin Ethan Blade has few pleasures in his life—a decent cup of tea, a job well done, racing his fleet of supercars, and Jack. With plans to combine the last two into one thrilling weekend, Ethan’s attempt at having a normal, happy life may deliver everything he’s ever desired—or backfire spectacularly.
Jack and Ethan made a bargain, but the deal is thrown into jeopardy when the expectations and identities of the dealmakers shift—stoking the fires of doubt and jealously. Not to mention a contract killer out for revenge and an illness that threatens to reveal closely guarded secrets. Rewards are on the table for both men, maybe bigger than they even realize, if only they can renegotiate—and survive.
Right now, the publishing schedule for the rest of the year looks like . . .
WHEN THE DEVIL DRIVES, A Death and the Devil Novella
Coming August 31, 2018
DEVIL IN THE DETAILS, A Death and the Devil Novella
Coming October 31, 2018
WHY THE DEVIL STALKS DEATH. Death and the Devil Book Two
Coming December 9, 2018
I do however reserve the right to change dates if required. Cover reveals and blurbs will be announced closer to the publication dates.
To help Layla Reyne celebrate the launch of her sexy, smart and scintillating new book . . .
Myself and several other evil geniuses (read - authors) will be staging a coup of her Facebook reader group, Layla's Lushes!!! Mwhahahahaha!!!
We'll be taking charge on Friday 27th, 4 - 7 PM PST (Saturday 28th, 9 - 11 AM AEST) and we'll be ruling with an iron fist with give aways, games and general frivolity.
I'll be there to chat about Death and the Devil, past, present and future, and bring along your favourite camel picture for the chance to win a prize!!
To join in, just head to Layla's Lushes and click the 'Join Group' button.