Recommended came from Mishell Baker Here's what she said about it:
"I'm not sure whether this will be to your taste, but I thought it was quite well doRecommended came from Mishell Baker Here's what she said about it:
"I'm not sure whether this will be to your taste, but I thought it was quite well done, and fairly unique in the genre. The story is set in an urban fantasy world with a superpowers theme sprinkled with mojo and a dollop of fae. The protagonist might be classified as an antihero were she more focused. Unfortunately, she suffers from borderline personality disorder, and is on the wrong end of a suicide attempt when we meet her. In my experience, that's a prime recipe for a character who whines so much all you really want to do is slap her silly, but Mishell Baker managed to skirt that. She created a main character that I actually rather like. That's one unusual point in this story's favor. The second is that the protagonist's superpower is negation. She cancels out the effects of other characters powers. So, basically, she's a foil. That's her function. And remarkably by just being there -- being a thorn in everyone's side -- tossing a monkey wrench in the works -- she manages to be a hero, not that she much cares. This is a well plotted, skillfully written, clever little book."
Piqued my interest - so I'll be checking it out....more
Update: 2/23/16 Wanted to give everyone an update on how the writing is going for this book. I think I'm about a month behind but hope to have the firUpdate: 2/23/16 Wanted to give everyone an update on how the writing is going for this book. I think I'm about a month behind but hope to have the first draft wrapped by end of March or mid-April. I took more than a month off to deal with (a) copyedits for Age of Swords and (b) a bunch of manual labor required to get the cabin livable. With those activities behind me, I'm back at work and have about 1/3 of the novel finished. Release date of Oct/Nov still looks like it will work. If you've not yet signed up to be notified when the book is released, here is a link where you can do so. Oh, and don't forget to put the book on your Goodreads To-read shelf!! Adding it will help spread the word to your friends and followers. Well, I best get back to it.
Update: 12/29/16 Well, we have a provisional title for the book: The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter. It could change if the beta readers come up with better ideas. But I'm running with it for now.
Update: 12/05/16 Well, we have a release date!! Or at least a close approximation. The book will come out sometime in November 2017 before Thanksgiving. I had to work a bit with my publisher of the Legends of the First Empire books to find a place and way that we could squeeze this book in. But we have that finalized now. Because of the pre-planning the book is already in the top 10 most popular books for Nov 2017. So, if you are interested in getting a copy, please consider adding it to your to-read shelf and it'll rise even higher in that ranking. Oh, and speaking of interest in the book. It'll be released in an usual way. For the first six-months it won't be in stores, but you will be able to get the book directly from me in ebook, hardcover, or trade paperback (the audio version will be available on Audible.com and Apple's iBookstore). Since it won't be in stores, it'll be easy to miss the release date, so if you want to be notified where and how it is available for order, you can sign up for notification here.
In other news, the writing is going well. No major snags encountered in the plot and the daily writing is easy and turning out well. I'm hoping to have the first draft completed by the end of February.
Update: 11/22/16 The first 10,000 words are in, which is a good milestone to reach. I'm pleased with how things are goings, and haven't hit any stumbling blocks...which I usually do before now. I've also set my goal for finishing the first draft by the end of February. That should be doable.
Update: 11/15/16 Yesterday I started my first official day of writing. The first 1,700 words are in the can. I usually don't write in the evenings but I was so motivated that I went back an edited that opening. Always fun starting a new book!
Update: 10/1/16 Well it's the start of a new month and yesterday I found the last major piece of the puzzle required to write this book, so the story is coming together nicely. I'm not sure when I'll start writing...I'm expecting structural comments from my editor on Age of Swords (Legends of the First Empire #2), and Robin and Sarah are busy compiling input from the beta read. I think I should make those changes first so I can move on with the writing of this without interruption. But it's good to know I have a place to start and Ill be fleshing it in a bit more while I wait for the AoS feedback....more