I’ve chosen Chrysalis for the title for Book Two of the Keeper of the Sphere series. Chrysalis, to me, represents a transitional stage of development. Although the book has absolutely nothing to do with cocoons, moths, or butterflies, I thought it was appropriate for reasons that will become apparent later this year, after you’ve read it.
The manuscript is now in the hands of my awesome editor, and has also been sent to my beta readers. Alpha Reader has asked to read through it again after my second revision. So while I have this “down time” I’ve been working on the back cover blurb. Here is my most recent draft:
Dee Connor is the latest in a long line of ordinary women who leave their ordinary lives behind to protect the Sphere, an ancient and mystical artifact that holds immense power.
She’s been through a lot in her first few months as the Keeper, and she’s got the nightmares and scars to prove it. But she’s also seen wonders and met fascinating characters of Irish myth and legend.
Tasked with preventing the destruction of Earth, Dee must forge an unlikely alliance of unruly deities, defeat formidable enemies, and overcome significant obstacles. To do this, she enlists the help of the Tuatha de Danann, also known as the Fae or the Sídhe, banished from Ireland centuries ago.
She also faces her biggest fears – and the betrayal of those she thought were her friends.
I’m not exactly happy with the blurb yet, but it’s getting there.
I’ve asked my phenomenal cover artist to begin working on the cover, and I’ll share it as soon as I can.
I’m also making notes and beginning work on Book Three. My original plans for Chrysalis changed considerably, and that threw off my plans for Book Three. So again, I’m taking advantage of this “down time” to get some thoughts in order.
I am excited that Chrysalis is so close. I’m sorry I’m so behind schedule – I’d originally planned for a March release – but this year has just been insane. Thank you again for your patience and understanding.