You guys, I have a cover! I have a couple, actually, but one of them’s for the newsletter folks. ANYway. I got the cover for Sarah’s Inheritance, and I’m super excited! Wanna see it? Oh, okay then, I guess I can show you.
Pretty wild, huh? I deliberately wanted this cover to be different from the Riverton Novels since it’s a distinctly different universe. I don’t have a ton to say about it here, but I’m really pleased. I’ll be finishing pulling the book together today or tomorrow, and make it available January 28. Here’s the ‘back cover copy’ (even though there isn’t a back cover right now…)
Sarah knew she was getting a house. She didn’t know about the rest of it.
Learning of her grandmother’s death shook Sarah Richards. She hadn’t seen the woman since she was a child, kept far away on the other side of the country by her controlling mother. They had built a long-distance relationship though secret phone calls and unmentioned emails, and even though Sarah was now well into adulthood she still hadn’t gathered the courage to go visit the grandmother she missed, and now it was too late. Now, though, she owned the house Gran had lived in, and Sarah was determined to break free of her mother’s grasp. Moving from New York City to a town just outside of San Jose, California was scary, but she felt drawn there to learn more about her grandmother, and if she was lucky, to find her own path in life.
What she didn’t expect was to be thrown into a supernatural battle between monsters from her worst nightmares and Gran’s strange, not-quite-human friends. It turns out that the house was the least important part of what Rosemary Richards passed down to her granddaughter, and now Sarah has to decide if she is willing to learn more about the world she’s been dumped into or if she would rather go back to her mother where life was dull, but at least it was safe.
Sarah’s Inheritance is the first book in the Spirits of Los Gatos series. If you like Andre Norten and Jaymim Eve, you’ll enjoy this tale of one woman finding out what she actually wants from life. Buy Sarah’s Inheritance now and see what secrets Los Gatos is hiding.
I’ve been chipping away at Brian, as well. It’s a pretty rough first draft so far, and I feel like it’s really short. I’m not sure what I’m going to do about that, but I’ll get it off to my alpha reader in the next couple of weeks I hope, so we’ll see about all that. Spirit’s Kindred is bubbling along as well. It’s out to my beta readers right now, and I’ll be hopefully starting edits on that in a week or so. I’m really afraid that I’m going to have to push the publication dates back a bit, though. Life has gotten way more full of assorted crap than I’d left time for, so it’s all going a bit more slowly than I hoped, so we’re looking at end of February maybe early March for the Sarah sequel. We’ll see.
Anyway, what do you think? It’s pretty different, isn’t it?