It’s just 17 days now until Tides of Spring is published! I hope some of you are as excited as I am. (Plus it’s now October and I’m a tad excited about Halloween, hence the above picture!) I’m really proud of this book. It’s been a challenge and a joy to write and at a hefty 150,000 words, it’s quite a tome to get stuck into.
I’d like to share some of my favourite lines from the book. Don’t worry, there are no major spoilers, but hopefully some intrigue for you that will leave you desperate to read more.
Favourite Quotes from Tides of Spring
‘We have endured winter, though it was not without loss. But spring approaches now and with it the threat of war. The Furies rise around us and are preparing themselves. The main assault could begin at any time.’
‘Did Red Scythe just try to unite the packs for war?’ Eyes asked.
She powered through the unclaimed territory, climbing up buildings, leaping across rooftops and vaulting fences with ease. Always chasing the elusive spirit that had led her to her true name.
His muscles were on fire with adrenaline and he felt his body start to change as the beast threatened to take over. He roared into the night air. ‘Bring the lightning!’ At his command, a fork of lightning tore down from the tumultuous clouds and struck the Alpha’s chest.
A shape rose up from the metal, seeming to separate itself from it and its heavy feet thudded as it moved around the throne to face them. The construct was made of plates of metal that ground against each other, showering the ground around it with friction sparks. Bits of the construct clunked and clanged about inside its cavernous body. It wasn’t humanoid, it took the form of a small tank on four lumbering limbs and its head bobbed slightly as it moved; its yellow lamp-like eyes shone with wisdom.
She didn’t want to think about it but she was going to have to confront the answer to one question, at least. What secret were they hiding in that bunker?
‘Wrong!’ bellowed the judge. ‘I may judge you.’
‘The last time the Blue Moon were here they shared their secrets too.’
‘Calm down,’ Stalker called out. ‘It’s okay, you’re safe.’ Everyone stood back in surprise as Hidden Voice convulsed violently and moaned in distress. His eyes met Stalker’s and for just a second she saw on his face as clear as words “No, I’m not”.
‘You have overstepped the line, Wind Talker.’ Eyes was puffing out his chest and bearing down on his pack mate now and Stalker watched, paralysed and unable to act.
‘I haven’t even begun to overstep the line!’
‘You have forgotten!’ Hands-and-Face roared.
There was a loud moaning sound and Eyes caught movement at the corner of his eye. His gaze flickered towards it and settled on something vast and monstrous lurching between the buildings. It was like something from a horror film, some sort of apocalyptic kaiju story, where a giant creature from the deep had surfaced and rampaged through a metropolis, destroying everything in its wake.
He was ready to put that event behind them, he had had his fill of repercussions, of echoes of the past.
‘Pointy, stabby! Bad fly!’
‘How dare you!’ she yelled. ‘How dare you risk the lives of everyone in this pack. You reckless, arrogant son of a bitch.’
They knew, they all knew, and never told her.
‘She’s hardly living her life. Living her death might be more accurate.’
The Knight leaned closer to Eyes. Cold poured off him and seeped under Eyes’ skin.
‘A fine young spine you have there,’ the demon sighed.
I hope these little offerings tempt you to click the “buy now” button on the 17th October.
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It’s nearly launch time!
Tides of Spring is almost ready to launch and will be available from all major retailers on 17th October. My apologies for it being a little later than I originally anticipated. The summer has been hard work filled with ups and downs. I know that many of you are eagerly anticipating your Pubslush rewards, so they will be with you in the next week or so and I’ll send you a link to download your copies of Tides of Spring on release day.
I’m really excited to announce my all new Launch Team! If you’d like to get your hands on all future releases in advance for FREE, then please sign up here. I will send out an advance digital copy of my books in exchange for an honest review from you on your favourite retail website on release day. If you backed my crowdfunder and would like to get in on the launch team action as well, please click the link and you’ll get your copy of Tides of Spring before anyone else. It’s just three weeks until launch day, so I just need a commitment from you to read the book in time to leave that all important review on the 17th October.
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In the meantime, I hope everyone is looking forward to tomorrow’s extraordinary Supermoon total lunar eclipse! I can’t wait. This incredible celestial event only occurs roughly every couple of decades, the last one being the year I was born, 1982, the next one not happening until 2033. The moon will be at the point in its orbit that is closest to Earth when it passes into Earth’s shadow. The effect will be a larger-than-normal moon tinted coppery red, otherwise known as a “Blood Moon”.
So it seems fitting to be sending out the first copies of Tides of Spring on this special day. Get yours here.
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That’s all folks, enjoy the Blood Moon and take care!
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In case you missed it, yesterday was the launch of my second book, Ghosts of Winter! It’s out there now, for anyone with a Kindle or Kindle App to read. A print edition will follow shortly, and I will update readers on here and social media when it’s available. Happy reading.