Man, it’s almost April. The mornings are cooler here now, and the sun sets a little earlier, so it’s getting harder to ignore that the year is really pressing on. It’s kinda crazy how fast it seems to go now, it’s like one book release after another. Which is not a bad thing 😉
So in WIP news, I finished Galaxies and Oceans!! OMG it truly felt like the manuscript that would never end. LOL!! It finished at 84.5K words, though this week will be spent going back over it and fixing/adding/deleting so there’s no saying what the final word count will be. But Aubrey and Patrick’s story is down, at least, in first draft form. I’m still aiming for a June release, all things going well, and I will keep you all posted on progress.
I do have an amazing cover to show off! Evolved is coming out in under four weeks!! *flails* and I can NOT wait for everyone to meet Lloyd and Shaun. It’s a different kind of story, given that Shaun isn’t human. And it is sci-fi, but mostly it’s just romance. Shaun is an android, but he’s more human than most people. I know that sounds weird, but by the year 2068, humans have retreated to living mostly digital lives, where relationships are online and are somewhat clinical. Along comes Shaun, who is programmed to feel, so there is something very human about how he adapts to life with Lloyd in the physical, non-digital life. Anyway, I’ll let the readers’ decide if they agree with that 😉
So, enough explanations…
The cover was made by the super-talented Reese Dante. And it is so utterly perfect, I just can’t even deal. LOL I am so in love with this cover, and I’m sure you can see why…
In 2068, androids are an integrated part of human life. Big Brother no longer just watches from the shadows. It’s in every household.
Lloyd Salter has OCD issues with noise, mess, and he’s uncomfortable with human interaction. When his ex claimed the only thing perfect enough to live up to his standards was an android, Lloyd dismissed it. But two years later, after much self-assessment, he thinks he may have been right.
SATinc is the largest manufacturer of androids in Australia, including the Fully Compatible Units known as an A-Class 10. Their latest design is the Synthetic Human Android UNit, otherwise known as SHAUN.
Shaun is compatible to Lloyd’s every need; the perfect fit on an intellectual and physical basis. But Lloyd soon realises Shaun’s not like other A-Class androids. He learns. He adapts. Sure that SATinc is aware Shaun functions outside of his programmed parameters, Lloyd must find a way to keep Shaun safe.
No one can know how special Shaun is. No one can know he’s evolved.
And before you can ask, yes, the binary does spell something. Of course it does!! LOL It spells EVOLVED 🙂
Release date is April 23rd!! So not far away at all!!
And in case you missed my mid-week post, Three’s Company was re-released on the 22nd. I now have all my books back under my creative control, meaning, all my titles are now self-published under my name – and I’m so freakin’ happy!! Not including my translated titles, that is. But I’m very happy to have all my books back <3
So that’s it for this week! Next week is Easter, so if you celebrate, I wish you all the very best! I should be posting next Monday, unless I’m in a chocolate coma… keep your fingers crossed LOL
This week I’m hoping to have the first draft of Galaxies and Oceans whipped into shape and then I can start thinking about which story to write next! Ah, the possibilities of a new book. You know, I sure do love writing the words The End, but writing Chapter One is pretty freaking cool too.
Until then… <3