I've been at this writing thing for a while now. So you'd think I'd be...if not blasé, then at least matter of fact about a new book coming out. And there have been times when, swamped, already in the throes of new deadlines, that I've barely been able to acknowledge the arrival of that miracle, a box of books with my name on them.
Not this time.
I also didn't intend to start out this blog pushing books. But with one thing and another, delays of the technical, working, and personal kind, this thing launched later than expected.
So here I am, with OPERATION MIDNIGHT either in or about to be in the stores, and already available online. A book that I'm really excited about, for three main reasons. And now I'm going to risk that you won't think this will be an every week thing, and tell you those reasons.
So why am I so excited about this book?
It's the first book in the new Cutter's Code mini-series.(which I define as something over three books; I've done a few trilogies, one unintentionally, but not knowing wanting to get into the muddy area of talking about quartets or quintets or the even more fun sextets, I decided anything over three was a series) After ending Trinity West years ago I gave it a rest with a few unrelated stores. But then I stumbled into Redstone, Incorporated, and after a dozen books and over nine years, I thought I was done again for a while. Shows you what I know. But I love building and exploring a new world, even if it drives me crazy keeping track of it all.
It revisits a favorite theme of mine. Simply this: Justice. I've always loved stories that show people—both good and bad—getting what they deserve. Perhaps because it so often doesn't happen in real life. And now I get to explore that in depth, and I'm excited about the possibilities.
Cutter. Yes, lastly, yet most importantly, there's the delightful character who will tie all the stories together. I confess I've fallen for Cutter in a big way, and I hope you will, too. Each book will have a new hero and heroine, and feature appearances by previous characters(break out the big whiteboard!). But the books will be linked mainly by the character who has a knack for finding people who need his special kind of help. Or the help his humans can provide. Cutter has a nose for trouble, and an uncanny way of getting things done. That they seem to all fall in love in the process is...well, part of Cutter's magic. Not that he's magical. Really, he's not. At least, I don't think he is. Maybe. Then again....
So I hope you'll join Cutter and me on this journey. Not sure where it all will lead, but so far it's been great fun. Although I'm thinking the whiteboard may not be big enough!
Next week, a post about something else, I promise. Murder, maybe. Mayhem, perhaps. Or knitting. Which I do to keep from committing said murder and/or mayhem.
And come play with us on Twitter—although I hesitate to encourage Cutter, he's having too much fun with me already. Whoever heard of a dog with a Twitter handle, anyway?