Shadows is off to press

Shadows: Book 1 of the Rephaim series has gone to print.

I’m not sure I have the words to truly capture how that feels (some writer I am). But there’s definitely a lot of gratitude and joy in there. There may have been a few tears.

I’ll experience a whole other melting pot of emotions between now and the release date (2 July) – and beyond – but right now, I’m off to crack open a wine and celebrate.

So, here is the FINAL cover of Shadows. It’s pretty awesome.

I’m still here

I haven’t fallen off the planet…I’ve been busy working on structure edits for Book 2 (working title is still Haze and I think it might stick) and have the final draft of Shadows for one last proof read before it goes off to the printer.

Copies should head out to reviewers in coming weeks, which I’m trying not to think too much about (and failing miserably).

Sometimes I still can’t quite believe this is really happening.

I’ve also been busy with the day job (bills don’t pay themselves!) and still managed to squeeze in a bit of reading. I finally read the much-hyped Divergent by Veronica Roth, which I couldn’t put down, and I was also completely hooked on Marianne de Pierres’ first two Night Creatures novels, the highly original Burn Bright and Angel Arias.

(Click on thumbnails for my thoughts on Goodreads.)

(For more detailed synopsis of each book once you’re in Goodreads, just click on the cover thumbnail.)

Okay, that it’s from me for now.