Blog tour content is coming together beautifully. And, I just got the edit copy of Surfacing the Rim: Book 2 back from my editor, Jovana Shirley. Her and I are also working on the synopsis which I hope to share with you soon!
A big highlight coming to the tour is an audio excerpt from the Piercing the Fold: Book 1 audiobook that will be releasing in 2013! It has been a tedious production with directing the multiple voice over talents. But, I know that it will be a unique experience for the listener and that is what matters most to me.
Make sure you join the Surfacing the Rim: Book 2 Release Party on Facebook. So far we are well over 100 guests and the party is still over a month away! The blog tour will have giveaways and the release party will also, so hop over and join the party! Here is the link: http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/415960838487386/?fref=ts
For now, I hope you enjoy the excerpt from Surfacing the Rim: Book 2. *Remember, this is raw and unedited. Adjustments to this excerpt may occur between now and publication in March 14 2013.*
Surfacing the Rim: Book 2
I take a deep breath as I leave my room and walk down the hall to Ezra’s suite.
The door is partially open. I knock softly.
I hear Ezra call from within. “Come on in Jes.”
I walk in. Ezra is pulling out his suitcase and duffle bag. I had not been in his room since we moved in. To be honest, it looked pretty much the same as it did the first night I walked through the house. There was one visible difference though. I walk straight over to it. An ant farm. I grinned a little. “Friends of yours.”
I could feel his smile. I turned to look at him. He is leaning against his dresser grinning. He remembers the last time we had a conversation about his ants. Ezra sighs and plays along. “Yes. Yes they are." His smile falls and I don’t understand why, until he asks, "Will you take care of them if anything happens to me?”
His simple question hits me square in the chest. My grin fades, but I do not shift my gaze from his. He is waiting for my answer. The question is not simple any more. Rather a complex request and an intense responsibility on my part. My reply is simple, but weighs heavily on my heart because of what we are both implying now; humanity. “Yes. I will take care of them.”
Ezra nods silently. “Put out your hand.”
I put my hand out reluctantly with my palm open. My voice is filled with curiosity. A smile slyly, “Why?”
Ezra places his closed fist above my hand and released a copper medallion on a chain into my palm. The metal is cold at first, but quickly warms in my hand. I pull it closer to see the details of it. It is a device. The workings within the device are intricately crafted and beautiful. I ask, “What is this?”
Ezra puts his hands in his pockets. “ It is the first generation copula Jes. Sebastian asked me to give it to you. He told me that this is your legacy now.”