Monday, May 26, 2014

Leaving Paris update

I've been immersed in Leaving Paris. There have been numerous rewrites and revisions, false starts on new chapters and finding a balance between the literary/magical realism of Conquering Venus and the more mystery/suspense tone of Remain In Light. Finding that balance has been tricky. But I knocked out two new chapters this weekend and feel like I'm on the right track again.

While Leaving Paris was supposed to be out in fall 2015, it's more than likely going to be early 2016 at this point. That takes some of the pressure off me and will allow Sibling Rivalry Press to properly market the book. I know those of you who have read the other two novels are eager to find out what happens in this final story, but I promise you it will be worth the wait. There's some great stuff with Diane (whose story takes place entirely in Memphis) and the shifting dynamic between Irène and Martin a decade after their first meeting. If you haven't read the first two books in The Venus Trilogy, you can buy the eBooks or paperbacks at this link.

Friday, April 18, 2014

The wood between the worlds...

“There you are, Irène. You’ve stumbled through the looking glass,” Frederick said, a weary smile darting across his bloodied face. “We meet again. No, that’s not right. We meet in the middle. The wood between the worlds.”

This is from one of my favorite chapters in Leaving Paris so far. Irène goes to the building where Jean-Louis died and phases out of the present to 1968 and meets a young Frederick, who has slipped the boundaries of time and space to deliver a message. 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Books now available everywhere


The new paperback and eBook editions of Conquering Venus and Remain In Light from Sibling Rivalry Press are now available everywhere books are sold.

You can buy directly from Sibling Rivalry Press, AmazonB&N &Smashwords or find it at an independent bookstore near you.  If the paperbacks aren't available at your local bookstore, ask the bookseller to order them for you and stock on their shelves.

Work on Book Three of the trilogy, Leaving Paris, continues.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Paperback pre-sales begin, eBooks available now!

Get a jump on your Black Friday and holiday shopping and pre-order the first two books in The Venus Trilogy – Conquering Venus and Remain In Light – today from Sibling Rivalry Press. The books are on sale for a special pre-order price of just $11.96 each! If you want the eBook versions, they are available right now for just $6.99 each.

The Venus Trilogy Book 1: Conquering Venus
In the summer of 1995, young American writer Martin Paige agrees to chaperone a group of high school seniors on their graduation trip to Paris as a favor to his best friend, teacher Diane Jacobs. Diane hopes Europe will act as a catalyst to lift Martin from his grief following the suicide of his lover, Peter. But the trip proves to be more than either of them bargained for. Martin finds himself falling in love with one of her students, David McLaren, who is unprepared to cope with his burgeoning sexuality. He also meets a mysterious Parisian woman, Irène Laureux, who is debilitated by agoraphobia and spends her days spying on the hotel guests across from her apartment. All the characters lives are irrevocably changed in a horrifying terrorist attack on a Paris metro station. Liberated by the blast, forced from her own self-imprisonment, Irène learns her husband’s death was not an accident, and dares Martin to acknowledge the role he played in Peter’s suicide. Diane, harboring her own secrets and a hidden agenda, takes a drastic step to force David out of the closet and admit his feelings for Martin. From America to England to France, the globe-hopping story places fictional characters amidst historical events such as the Nazi occupation of Paris, the student/worker riots of 1968 and the terrorist bombings of Paris in 1995.

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The Venus Trilogy Book 2: Remain In Light
 In 1968, Irène Laureux's husband was murdered during the Paris student and worker riots. Thirty years later, she is still on the hunt for the man who knows how and why Jean-Louis died – his secret lover, Frederick Dubois. Aiding in her search is American expat Martin Paige, a writer still reeling from a love affair gone wrong with a student, David McLaren. Martin meets a young poet, Christian, and the two fall in love, but their happiness is shaken when Martin's friend, Diane Jacobs, arrives in Paris with news that David has gone missing. Diane discovers that David's disappearance is more than just a missing person case with connections to drugs, stolen identities, long-hidden government secrets and a shocking connection to Irène's past. This literary mystery takes readers from America to London and into the dark underworld of the fabled City of Light. A 2012 Townsend Prize for Fiction Finalist & 2013 Georgia Author of the Year Award Fiction Finalist

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

New editions of Conquering Venus and Remain In Light coming soon


Sibling Rivalry Press has the proof copies of Conquering Venus and Remain In Light in hand and we will be announcing pre-orders for the paperbacks and have links for new eBook editions later this week. The press has put so much love and care into making the first two books in The Venus Trilogy perfect. I can't wait for you to see them!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013