This Week: Blood & Rain
Jacksonville, FL, is a city with historic roots and character, much like many other cities in the United States. Yet the mundane façade hides a layer of reality not seen by humans – except for a select few. Alex Rosselle is such a one. The IRS and her clientele know her as an artist, yet the city’s paranormal underbelly see her for what she is: a Hunter coming into her own, one whose skills are about to be tested.
Something monstrous is stalking the streets of her beloved city. No one knows what it is, let alone where it comes from. With every kill it makes, storms brew. As she hunts for the source, Alex will encounter an old nemesis, a new ally, and the interest of an ancient deity as she faces the unknown threat – a deadly force which bears down on them all. A snippet of storied history may hold the key – provided Alex doesn’t drown first as the city becomes awash with blood and rain.
Blood & Rain, book 1 of the Hidden Reaches series by Doris Ross is now available from Amazon and Kindle – or you can buy it from us here.
The editing phase for Descent Into Darkness, Part 5: His Revenge is complete and will publish as an e-book on 9/19/14. The cover is being worked on now and will be posted once it’s finished.
Descent Into Darkness, Vol. 2: His War has also completed it’s editing phase. As this volume will be released in print, it will be a bit longer before preparations are complete. It’s just begun the layout phase and the cover is also has to be completed. Again, once it’s ready, it’ll be posted. As of right now, His War is slated for printed release on 10/26/14.
As His War comprises both Part 4: His Command and Part 5: His Revenge, I took the opportunity to re-edit His Command. I’ve recently discovered an excellent editing tool that catches around 95% of errors. The editing tool is Pro Writing Aid. While Pro Writing Aid doesn’t take the place of an actual editor, it comes closer than anything I’ve tried thus far. I highly recommend it to anyone who writes. I’ve used it to edit His War, and was so impressed with it that I’ve begun re-editing He Begins.
Current & Upcoming Projects
Once His War is published, I will begin outlining Descent Into Darkness, Part 6: His Conquest. Right now, I’m aiming to finish the last installment of Descent Into Darkness in the fall or winter of 2015. That is subject to change, and I will let everyone know if it gets pushed back.
The sequel to Blood & Rain, entitled Shards & Lies, is currently slated for a 2016 release. The rough draft is going through a hefty revision. If that wraps earlier than anticipated, and the editing phase goes smoothly, it may be moved up. We’ll see.
Until next time!