Tuesday, August 19, 2014
My eleventh Music of the Soul book is published!
On August 18, 2014 my eBook, Lightning Strikes Twice, was added at Amazon.com! Of course, print on demand paperbacks are also available! Copies of Lightning Strikes Twice were selling before I could even start creating this post... You people are beyond the best!
Following tradition, I'll say a little bit about this new book before I give a story overview. This was possibly the hardest book I have ever written. Not only did it have to flow seamlessly between four other Music of the Soul storylines, but it was a continuation of the story of my most popular character, Victoria Davenport. Since this book occurs 20 years after A Deafening Whisper, I had to balance Vicky's quirkiness with the new maturity of the character. I hope I succeeded for my readers.
This book is the eleventh book to take place in the Music of the Soul universe. Like the other books in the MOTS series, we find that what people believe is normal relationship does not apply here, and that soulmates are sometimes blind to what everyone around them sees as obvious.
In Lightning Strikes Twice, twenty years after leaving Seattle and her best friends behind, Victoria Davenport is finally done with running and returns home from London.
She hoped she could gain a sense of closures and come to peace with herself over her unrequited love for Mia Jacobs, only to find that the fire in her heart still burs as brightly as the day she ran.
Everyone around them sees the attraction and love they have for each other but are afraid to act upon, fearing they would feel guilt and a sense of betraying Mia's long dead wife and Victoria's second love. In the end it comes down to the simple fact that we must fight for love.
The message behind this book is simply that love is love, and even after the death of someone you love, your heart can always make room for someone else. Not replacing your loved one, but opening your heart to something different and new.
I love my readers, I maintain that you are the best readers in the universe. You were grabbing copies before the ink was dry. I'm also excited to share the next book in the MOTS series with you soon, June, featuring none other than June herself as she says goodbye to Seattle and hello to the most unexpected chapter of her life. It will come out following the next book in the premier of the two new series The Bridge, and Djinn.
As always, I want my readers to know that I love them and appreciate any feedback, positive or negative. I also accept platypus igloos.
There is a sneak peek chapter of the first book in my The Bridge series, Trolls, at the end of the book. Evangiline is a reluctant hero who must defend the suspension bridge into her city from supernatural forces by becoming the troll of the bridge.
I'd love to hear feedback and discussion from YOU about the characters in Lightning Strikes twice. I'd love to discuss the story with you!