I’ve been keeping this quiet for a while now, but it’s finally time to announce a new series I’m starting this summer. The idea for this came to me over a year ago. At the time I was working on Darkness Divides and knew I needed to stay focused on the Sensor Series for a few more books before mixing anything else into my writing schedule, but the story continued to bug me. While plenty of ideas hit me all the time this one refused to let go. I jotted notes, wrote random scenes, and did some research, but it wasn’t until the release of Darkness Shatters that I allowed myself to focus on Stalked by Flames (though, not to worry, Darkness Wanes is still coming out in October).
It is the first novel in what I hope will become a long series. The genre is urban fantasy with some apocalyptic elements and it has entirely different creatures/races than the Sensor books. For those wondering about romance it is going to be a slow-burn that will play out over the course of the series. There’s no rushing this one, but it will happen eventually. The heroine will have her POV in first person and the hero in third person (much like what you saw in Darkness Shatters).
Next month I’ll post a book trailer, behind-the-scenes shots from the model photo shoot, and a book excerpt. For now, you can check out the cover and book summary. Hope you all are as excited about this one as I am!
EXPECTED RELEASE DATE- July 20th, 2015
Bailey Monzac has just graduated college and is heading to her parents’ ranch for the summer when dragons invade. Like something out of her worst nightmare, the fire-breathing beasts rain down chaos and devastation on unsuspecting human populations. One minute Bailey’s planning her future; the next she’s merely trying to survive.
But it isn’t long before she discovers she’s different from the people around her—the dragons’ destructive flames don’t affect her. That gives her an edge, but it also means she’ll become a target for powerful individuals seeking to use her to their advantage. Bailey will have to distinguish between allies and enemies quickly as she gets drawn into a war unlike anything the Earth has seen before.
Add to your Goodreads TBR list here.
I also have a lot of people to thank for the cover design on this one as it took a whole team to put my vision together. Below you’ll find everyone involved in the process, but I’d like to give a special shout-out to Alison Esposito at Wild Wolf Leatherwork on Etsy for making the custom leather harness the model is wearing. It turned out amazing! Also, I can’t express how much I appreciate the help of my fan design team including Rachel, Sarah, and Kristy who helped me with wardrobe selection and model poses. You ladies are awesome!
Background design with dragon- Jeff Brown Graphics
Model- Isabella Capri
Model photographer- Teresa Yeh
Hair stylist/make-up artist- Nadya Rutman
Cover design- Claudia McKinney
Typography- Catie McKinney