Sunday, June 19, 2011

Stop The Press!

It’s been a month full of accomplishments and anxiety for me. I’m not even going to TRY to lie about that.
Since the beginning of June, I’ve accrued a host of truly amazing reviews. Red Roses and Shattered Glass was given a very nice review by Whipped Cream Reviews, primarily due to the efforts of H.C. Brown, Justine Elyot, and Indigo Skye. “Angels Would Fall” received a five-cup review from Happily Ever After. I’ve found myself queried for permission to quote blogs and responses to articles I’ve written. My fellow Noble authors have kept my personal blog jumping with interviews and guest blog posts. 

That’s the accomplishment side. On the “anxiety” side of the ledger is the three works in progress I’m juggling in tandem. The Evil Day Job, which finally managed to push me one step over the edge, launching a search for something else. ANYTHING else. Anyone hiring in the wilds of Texas?
The biggest nail-biter in my world, however, has been a full-length novel that I started in April and completed in Mid-May.
Well, as of last night, my cuticles are safe. For now. (Yeah. I used the word “cuticle.” In proper context, no less. And that’s as close to a manicure as I’m ever likely to come.)
A lot of readers had a lot of wonderful things to say about my writing, especially my “Angel” stories. A few in particular I actually printed out, so that I would have them at convenient eye level in my more self-critical moments. The only major criticism, and the one that became a resounding chorus in the back of my skull, was: PLEASE tell me there’s more!!
You, the reader, asked for it. I heard you loud and clear. And unless something catastrophic occurs, on August 1st, your wish will be granted.
I’m proud to announce that Noble Romance has accepted Angels Cry, the full-length novel tying together the threads of “Angels Would Fall” and “Angel Of The Morning.” A lot of new characters will be entering the scene, and all Hell is about to break loose. 

This is a rough draft of the blurb, so don’t be surprised if there are some changes in the final version. But it’ll give you a taste of things to come, I hope you enjoy it!

Angels Cry
Moradiel, the Soulbearer, and his human consort, Ariel, are barely managing to stay ahead of the wrath of the Angel of Death. Azrael is growing more impatient by the moment; he wants Moradiel punished and Ariel dead once and for all, and is not particular about how the task is accomplished. Knowing this, Moradiel’s fellow angels will offer him only limited aid, if they don’t try to kill him outright. In desperation, the fugitives seek refuge in the last place in Creation any sane being would look for an angel: Sin City. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Maddened by Moradiel’s defection from the heavenly Host, Azrael isn’t sane. When he arrives in Sin City to exact vengeance on Moradiel, he leaves Moradiel with a chilling warning: He intends to use Ariel for his own twisted pleasure before consigning her soul to Infernos.
But darker news still awaits them: Because Ariel did not die at the ordained time, Moradiel has started the entire universe on an inexorable countdown to oblivion.
A countdown that began with the first breath Ariel ever drew on Earth. . . .

Until next time,
J.S. Wayne


Anonymous said...

Oooh!!! I'm soooooooo excited this is coming out!!! I can't wait to get my hands on it! You're a fantastic writer J.S.; keep it coming!

~your biggest stalker/fan/friend (triple threat)


J.S. Wayne said...

Thanks! I'm very excited that I can finally make this official. Waiting is the hardest part of the writing game, but it really DOES pay off in the end.
Hope you have a great Monday! :)

kbcutter said...

Woot! Fecking awesome news, mah friend!

I'm soo gonna devour this book when it comes out.

Pass the Hot sauce, brotha!

Sarah Ballance said...

Yay! CONGRATULATIONS! And can I get some of that how'd-you-write-that-so-fast-? for my WIP? I need to kick it out in about ten days, LOL. SO happy for you!

J.S. Wayne said...

LOL Thanks for coming by, Sarah!
Trust me when I say it wasn't easy. I guess I just hit that point where everything "clicked." Now if I can only get that back...
Good luck with your WIP! Best I can suggest is, muttering a conversation with yourself tends to keep everyone well clear! ;)

ella jade said...

Congrats J.S.! I'm so excited for you! Can't wait to read the new novel.


J.S. Wayne said...

Thanks, Ella!
I'm really excited to see what everyone thinks about it. Guess I'd better get busy on the next thing! :D

Zee Monodee said...

WTG JS! I cannot wait to delve into the Angel series. :) XOXO