So, editing is finished on Shades of Avalon, sequel to Shades of Atlantis. I say finished, but the editorial team are still knee deep with reviewing my last minute tweaks and making sure everything is perfect with the manuscript before it goes to formatting. It really does take a large group of folks working together to bring books to life. Publishing often looks like hurry up and wait. In reality publishing is more like an iceberg and we usually only get to see the bit on top. Meanwhile, under the surface there is a whole lot more to see. Publishers make it all look so easy, so we sometimes forget there’s a lot of work going on. I know I do.
The next thing I will see is the book galley, which I already know will be beautiful based on Omnific Publishing’s previous work. I’ve spent the last few months in back and forth conversations with my editor, Robin Lonscak. Let me tell you, if we added up all the comments and emails, we’d have quite the word count built up. The manuscript is now looking tiptop. I’m very proud of what we’ve achieved.
To celebrate, I’m going to have a little giveaway. I’m offering a signed print copy of Shades of Atlantis for two winners. This giveaway is international. I’m going to keep it easy. Entry for adding Shades of Avalon on your Goodreads, entry for following on Twitter or spreading the word on Twitter. Finally, entry for Facebook followers. I’ll announce the winners next weekend.
Since the death of their parents, Triona Pryor and her brother, Ben, have lived with their aunt and uncle in Camden, Maine. Now in her senior year of high school, Triona loves her family and friends, but she has always felt that she didn't quite fit in...in Camden, or anywhere else.
Enter Caleb Wallace, the devilishly handsome man who has recently moved to Triona's small town.
While their attraction to each other is instantaneous, it also proves to be dangerous...and deadly. When tragedy strikes, Triona flees to London for solace and to start her life anew. It's there she discovers from an unlikely source that her family has been keeping secrets from her - secrets about not only her birthright, but her ultimate destiny as well.
Armed with this knowledge, Triona finds herself thrown into a whole new world and into a battle to save the lives of everyone she loves.
Shades of Avalon
Ben Pryor grew up as an average kid in Camden, Maine, unaware of the supernatural storm brewing in his Celtic blood. However, at nineteen, as the last born in the royal line of the beings that once ruled Atlantis, Ben has eagerly embraced his newfound abilities and birthright.
When Caleb, his sister’s mate, goes missing under suspicious circumstances, the prime suspect is the last remaining member of the overthrown corrupt Guardian Council.
With the discovery that an old acquaintance has been keeping secrets and the future Ben was so sure of shifting before his eyes, the situation becomes more complicated, the ransom for Caleb too high.
In the sequel to Shades of Atlantis, Ben will delve deeper than he ever imagined into the magical old ways of the Guardians, the secrets of Excalibur, and the truth behind the legend of King Arthur.