The minute I found out the release date for my current WIP was 12-18-12 (!), things started happening . . . FAST! I got an e-mail from my editor on April 20. Book 7 is part of the launch plans for Pocket’s new e-exclusive line so they need a title . . . FAST! We toss around a few combinations and come up with BETRAYED BY SHADOWS, which ties in nicely with the context of the storyline. Done. That had to be the quickest decision ever made in my association with this publisher. So now I have a title AND a release date:
BETRAYED BY SHADOWS
By Moonlight series, Book 7
Available December 18, 2012
But that wasn’t enough. Then an e-mail from my editor’s assistant on April 23. They need a 4-5 line description of the book . . . FAST! This is the same day I send in the completed manuscript, mind you. So here it is . . . Your first glimpse of BETRAYED BY SHADOWS:
Balancing a criminal empire and a preternatural clan war, reluctant front man Giles St. Clair doesn’t need a problem like Brigit MacCreedy . . . How much trouble can the head-strong and manipulative Shifter beauty get into in two weeks? Plenty when her schemes range from kidnapping to fleeing the retribution of her dead lover’s relatives.
With her family’s lives on the line, Brigit is willing to do whatever it takes to save them. The only thing standing in her way is an immovable stone wall of a man she can’t bully or beguile . . . a human, no less, who has promised to protect her from the secrets and dangers she conceals.
Risking her own safety gets complicated when an honorable and annoyingly desirable man puts himself between her and her powerful enemies in a battle he can’t win in this Taming of the Shrew meets Shifter Goodfellas on the bayou tale of consequences, redemption and finding love in all the wrong places.
By any other name, it’s still By Moonlight.
Sound good to you?