Sunday, October 13, 2013

Once Again, Much Passes In Very Little Time.

Hello, all.  Hope you've been well.  Sorry for my unexpected absence.  If you'll recall from my last post, I was preparing for my younger sister's wedding.  Well, the affair went off without a hitch, but the following evening, my grandmother got sick.  She ended up in the hospital, and a week later she passed away.  I spent a week back in my hometown, helping my mom and grandpa and uncles, as we prepared for the funeral.  I was there the day she left us and got back to my own home in the late evening, after the funeral.  It was a long week and probably the hardest of my life.  I've been to several funerals--I've been around death, but my grandma was the first to go as far as close loved ones are concerned.  I'm still dealing, still in the cycle, so it hits me about every hour or so that--oh, yeah, she's gone...etc. and so on.  Tough times.  Anyway, that's why I haven't had a chance to continue with my sneak previews for Moon-Wake.  But I said the next item would be the release of the official summary.  So, as promised, albeit a little late, here it is:

I dropped to the ground right there, sitting at the foot of his grave.  There was nothing to be said.  He was buried six feet beneath me.  And I felt like my thoughts were buried there with him.

A dark cloud has settled over March Howe’s world.  Avery’s death was horrific on its own but it’s also drudged up memories of her adoptive parents’ deaths, none of which she seems to have dealt with.  And the emotional pain is as bad, if not worse, than the physical kind she suffered in that silver prison at the cat lair.  What’s more—this darkness represents more than just her grief.  There are some shady things happening in Wycherley House and March has to pull herself together and discover the secrets before it’s too late.

Virtually all her relationships are strained to say the least.  She feels as distant as ever from Gaia and her school friends.  And that trio of guys?  All but obliterated.  Nightmares as repetitive as they are confusing have claimed her sleep, and her waking hours are spent in self-inflicted solitude.  And what draw her out are the curious mysteries now creeping into her new life with the ravens.  Fortunately, March makes some new friends, who each have her back and unwittingly help her uncover the truth.  Meanwhile, Jasper Kellum is having a major life crisis that seems to have only one outcome.  And his sister just won’t stand for it.

In Book Six of the Lone March Series, March Howe has to force herself out of the gloom of recent events all on her own and move on, if she is to have any hope of saving herself or her family.  Forgive and Forget is a hard rule to live by when past enemies come suddenly back into her life.  But they just might save her skin in the nick of time.  The question is: Will these rescues be enough to propel March into the unknown, on a new quest to save her kind, or will the last of the were-wolves eliminate this prospect with an all-out were war?

Needless to say, it's rather appropriate for the times--for me, personally, anyway.

Hope you liked it--next up: the cover.  No promises on when, but shouldn't be too long of a wait now.

Have a happy week, friends,