Well, I promised some news about Silver Fire. I finished the last chapter two weeks ago, but I’ve decided to go through some rigorous exercise for this second novel in that I sent it to some pre-edit beta readers —those who were willing to overlook grammatical errors to evaluate the plot and characterization.
I know a lot of you loved my heroine Maia in the first book because she was quite the kickass. Sophie is a bit different. She is more vulnerable and let me tell you sometimes it was hard to write her because as I’ve mentioned before, I like my heroines to be almost invincible. So just be forewarned she is very different from Maia. But I think she’s perfect for Derek. Ah, Derek, our easy-going supporting character in Fire and Ice finds out he’s not so easy going after all. 😉
We’ll meet up with Maia and Jack again, but I don’t want to reveal too much. I was kinda tickled to write some of their scenes. 🙂
Next phase: professional editing, more beta-reading, proof reading, cover design and ARCs (advance reading copies)
What if you hold the blueprint to a device that can destroy an entire city?
Sophie Marie Leroux is a genius nuclear physicist who runs Silver Fire Research, a laboratory that has developed the technology to enrich Zefinium—an element so versatile, it can be used as an infinite power source. It is also rumored to be an alternative to weaponized plutonium. Certain factions want to see that research buried, and the only way to make it happen is to get rid of Sophie. But greed has brought out sinister forces who may just coerce her into building the most lethal weapon since the nuclear bomb.
Derek Lockwood has avoided commitment all his life. His past involvements in high-risk missions with the Army Special Forces and Artemis Guardian Services (AGS) are not exactly building blocks for meaningful relationships. Now as an executive for a defense company, he finds himself attracted to his new business partner—an angel with a mind like Einstein—Sophie may be the one woman who may just have him forsake all others.
However, behind Sophie’s brilliant mind lurks a dark past, and Derek will need all his intellectual and sensual expertise to break through her emotional minefield.
In the meantime, I’m working on my a sorta prequel to Silver Fire, the difference is, it’s New Adult—I’ve always wanted to write about alpha-males-in-the-making. 🙂 We may meet some characters from Fire and Ice like Maia and Viktor. The title is “Beneath the Fire” , it’s a novella (target-25,000 words). Hoping to quickly shop for a book cover and have it available on Amazon.
Here’s the tentative blurb:
Lucy Cortez is a model college student. She makes good grades, attends her study groups regularly and stays out of trouble in school.
Nathan Stark is the new hotshot star of their college’s lacrosse team. He is over six-feet of lethal charm and his sapphire blue eyes can make any girl swoon.
They meet cute and fall for each other. They live happily ever after, right?
Wrong. Beneath the fire of their passion lurks a tangle of lies and deceit. Was theirs a chance encounter or a premeditated meeting? For Nathan isn’t exactly who he says he is and Lucy herself is full of secrets—dangerous secrets.
Unless they trust each other with the truth of who they are, the tenuous bond of young love may be broken and lives hanging in the balance may be shattered forever.