THE CATALYST Update – December 22

Happy Winter Solstice one day late! While the Bevans (and the Moores) were in the woods paying tribute to the new season, I was working with my cover artist and formatter to put the finishing touches on ebook formatting and paperback cover art. I’m still waiting on these last changes, which still might need tweaking. With only a week left in the year this simply isn’t enough time. So, I’m sorry to report this book will not be published this year. I worked very hard to make it happen, but so much of the final stage is out of my control.

I do have a date though. Expected publication for THE CATALYST is January 16, 2017.

I can can give you something else, too. The book’s blurb. :)

THE CATALYST
Book Four of The Alignment Series

Trey returns from another visit to the Moore estate with nothing but more anger and less room in his head to stow it. Old coping mechanisms no longer work. Not with a newborn in the mix. And Liv, who’s had enough.

Liv has found what’s missing: a memento of her past she’s worked hard to forget. It unearths memories of a different man—a stable partner, a loving father. As it draws her in, Trey’s new anger drives her away.

Desperate to find Liv, Trey digs into his arsenal of magic for a dark power he’s never used. He shouldn’t use—he has to use. What he doesn’t expect is who that power lures: a visitor, with answers for Liv, complications for Trey, and a claim on their daughter almost as threatening as the Moores’. And what that power creates: a weapon, perfectly crafted to target all who share his blood. A vulnerability placed upon their daughter. And the perfect way for the Moores to destroy them all.

COMING IN JANUARY 2017

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THE CATALYST Update – November 20

Editing and proofreading are behind us. I’d have a celebratory drink right now if I wasn’t headed to bed. I guess I shouldn’t really say proofreading is behind us, since the final, agonizing proofread of formatted paperback and two ebook formats is coming very soon.

The end of 2016 is near but I’m not worried. This book will be published this year. Yes. Yes it will. Do I sound convincing?

Progress of THE CATALYST
First Draft: Complete (102,494 words)
My revisions: Complete (103,808 words)
Professional editing: Complete
Proofreading: Complete
Formatting: Starting very soon
Final proofread: Not started
Cover art: Complete. And beautiful!! :)

THE CATALYST Update – October 19

Version #6 of the cover is here and I think it’s the one. It’s very similar to book two’s cover, and I think it’s that symmetry that makes it work. I’m having them tweak colors now because the colors they chose are so vibrant and powerful I want to save them for the final book. :)

Cover reveal soon!

Progress of THE CATALYST
First Draft: Complete (102,494 words)
My revisions: Complete (103,808 words)
Professional editing: Complete
Proofreading: Starts very soon
Formatting: Not started
Final proofread: Not started
Cover art: Finalizing last changes

THE CATALYST Update – July 24

I’ve just started the second to last chapter in THE CATALYST. This will probably be the last update before the final draft is complete. A lot of scenes need to be fleshed out, especially the ones in the last few chapters. In order to overcome my fear of writing the end I stopped taking the time to write my best and just started pounding it out. The progress has been great: 12,383 words since my last update. In those 12,383 I wrote a scene that’s going to make all of Christian’s fans weep. Sad tears? Happy tears? Hmm. And I’m pleased to report I did not weep while writing it.

…What? STOP LOOKING AT ME I JUST HAVE SOMETHING IN MY EYE *runs*

Progress of THE CATALYST
First Draft: In progress, about 98% complete (99,068 words and counting)
My revisions: Not started
Professional editing: Not started
Proofreading: Not started
Formatting: Not started
Final proofread: Not started
Cover art: Not started

THE CATALYST Update – March 17

I think I need to retitle this book PROBLEMS. I’m at 53,751 words and wow, there are problems. Problems on top of problems giving birth to problems. I’m not sure who’s going to resolve them all.

Wait, what? It’s up to me? In about 70,000 words or less? *runs*

Progress of THE CATALYST
First Draft: In progress, about 44% complete (53,751 words and counting)
My revisions: Not started
Professional editing: Not started
Proofreading: Not started
Formatting: Not started
Final proofread: Not started
Cover art: Not started