I know I was supposed to be starting my new posting schedule here this week, but obviously, I did not. My kids have been sick all week, and I’ve accomplished nothing during that time. I also haven’t really read much to recommend. I reread some old favorites, and that’s about it. So I’m going to combine a Me Monday post and a Watch Out Wednesday.
Me Monday on a Wednesday
News! I will be doing a cover reveal on February 1st here. This cover was hard for me because this book is still Urban Fantasy even if it does have a more standard romance bent than the series because it’s a Valentine’s Day story…sort of. You’ll have to read to see why I say sort of, but I will tell you this story does have a lot of the elements people seemed to love in the main The Bearer of Truth series.
Since it also is the story of how Antonio and Bain met and fell in love, it will be classified as a romance as well as fantasy novel. Unlike the ones in my main series that I do not market as romance because the romance is a subplot, this book has a solid HFN/HEA ending. So the cover is less Urban Fantasy and a bit more Romance.
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Looking down at the phone Antonio gave him, Bain worried. Antonio had been called away for a mission a few days ago, and Bain hadn’t heard from him in over forty-eight hours. That wasn’t like Antonio at all. Every time he’d been called away before, Antonio had made sure to check in daily. He knew how afraid Bain was to be there alone. Bain’s brain would start playing tricks on him when he was alone. He’d hear noises, see things, become convinced things had moved, and eventually, he’d lock himself in his room to stay safe. He was proud of himself that he was still functioning. Maybe he was getting better.
Pacing the house from one end to the other, Bain tried to work out his anxiety through motion. He probably shouldn’t rely so much on Antonio. What would he do if he didn’t come back? He didn’t even know anyone else who hadn’t done terrible things to him. Where would he go? Running for the bathroom, Bain got to the toilet just in time. After the heaving stopped, he moved over to the sink and rinsed his mouth out several times. Looking up in the mirror, Bain caught sight of his drawn and haggard appearance.
What a sight he’d be for Antonio to come home to; he’d be more likely to scare the man than entice him.
Walking back out to the living room, Bain picked up his phone and checked it again. When the blank screen once again mocked him, he curled up on the corner of the couch and stared toward the front door, willing Antonio to come through it. As the hours passed, Bain didn’t move from his post, begging any god or goddess who would listen to return Antonio home to him whole.
The shadows were stretching across the room when his phone finally chimed. Picking it up quickly, Bain saw one word…
Watch Out Wednesday
Since my week has been so crazy, I haven’t had time to write any reviews. Instead, I’m going to post my favorite new-to-me book I read this last week, a fantastic PNR, and a great contemporary with the twist of being a MMMM where the relationship actually feels equal. Shock and awe, I know.
That’s all for me for today! I’ll be back Friday with a cover reveal! Otherwise, I’m going into my writer cave for the rest of the week.