Some of you read the original story when it was published in the “A Very Paranormal Holiday” anthology. Facing the Darkness has not been available since spring of this year, and I’m sorry to keep some of you all waiting who hadn’t had the chance to get it. I wanted to take the time to revise and expand it a bit before re-releasing the novella on its own. Plus, it made more sense to publish it closer to the holidays where it fits best.
Originally, Facing the Darkness was about 18k words, but it is now around 22k words. I had a new editor go through the manuscript who had not read any of the Sensor Series and help me revise it so that even people just jumping in could follow along. This story features Kerbasi (a character many readers both love and hate) and a glimpse into his journey for redemption. This time, he’s tasked with spending time with a dying boy around Christmas. If you’re looking for something heartwarming to read as the holiday season gets closer (with a bit of a paranormal twist), this might be the perfect read for you. And it will only be 99 cents!
The cover and other details are below. Facing the Darkness releases November 30th.
Kerbasi, a former guardian of Purgatory, has resisted every effort to help him find his humanity. After more than four-thousand years of ruling over supernatural prisoners in the cruelest of ways, he feels he’s above the petty concerns of mankind. But what is he to do when he’s tasked with bringing comfort to a boy sick with cancer during the holiday season? This is one child who just might break through the impervious wall he’s wrapped around his heart.