TERMS of Derangement is published on Amazon. What more is there to say, other than thank you, to all my beta readers, those who have been reading each week online and my wonderful team. This is a story of intrigue, religion clashing with race, shape shifters, steampunk AU on the edge of the industrial revolution, and vampires. I hope you enjoy reading about young were leopard Telos and Enforcer Jarvis as much as I enjoyed getting to know them and telling their story.
It’s been a long week: new job, great family news and I’ve been setting up to publish all week. I shall now pour myself some spiked eggnog, put up my feet and go to sleep.
Well, actually no. I’m in Starbucks, drinking coffee, working on TERMS of Defilement and TERMS of Denouncement and writing to my street team, and readers that yes, the day is finally here. The first episode of Telos and Jarvis’s story is officially published in book form.
Here’s the synopsis. Thank you to everyone who read and reviewed the earlier versions:
The Royal Enforcers protect the land of Saxony from pirates, vampires and the like. Their strict code of loyalty to the Crown includes executing any Night Children found within the empire. Lord Jarvis, a Royal Enforcer driven by justice, is grateful to the Crown and the Church for saving his life as a child. However, his years of service to both have left him with more blood on his hands than peace in his mind.
Telos, a young feline shape shifter, is tossed on a Saxony beach by a warlock. As he hides in the cobblestone streets of the capital, he fears for his life, being what he is – a Night Child, a creature not entirely human. Discovered by Lord Jarvis, Telos is given a choice – a death to end his miserable existence or begging for mercy from a man known as a mass executioner.
Faced with both Telos’s innocence of spirit and the Queen’s brutal command, Lord Jarvis must fight with more than his sword to maintain a remnant of his soul.
While I’m being grateful, I need to pass on a note of thanks to Michael Stackpole. Reading his books inspired me as a young person to tell stories and listening to his podcast taught me how to tell a story to the end, properly. Also, sincere regards towards the Self Publishing Podcast with Johnny, Sean and Dave. They’re my kind of crazy and have taught me so much.
All right, enough of author notes. Go enjoy Terms of Derangement and please, leave a review, either on Amazon or Goodreads.