It’s day 2 of the Indie Block Party, so I’ll introduce you to my debut, Fractured Legacy. I feel like I’m talking about it all of the time, but here I go again. 🙂
Background on the Novella
Fractured Legacy is a Paranormal Urban Fantasy that is the first in the Darkness Bound Series. The series will focus mainly on sisters and paranormal investigators Kaylyn and Cole Anderson as well as their new boss Jonah Troyer.
For the first book, Kaylyn and Jonah stole the show–those two are a bit outspoken and never leave me alone.
I’m currently working on polishing it up and working with my beta readers to get it off to an editor and have it ready for readers on October 4. I got my lovely cover from Indie Author Services, and then joined up with Black Firefly to get help on the rest of the process.
In three years as paranormal investigators with Aicil, not even talking corpses, cursed artifacts, or playful demons have managed to fluster Kaylyn and Cole Anderson. But when Kaylyn’s dreams begin drawing out her darkest fears, she pulls away from everyone she trusts as her reality skews.
Jonah Troyer has been involved with Aicil for most of his life, but even his father, who sits on one of the top council seats, couldn’t keep him from being reassigned to a small office in Ohio. He thought his biggest obstacle would be dealing with the former office manager’s indolence, but Kaylyn challenges his position and patience from the beginning.
When their team is assigned to investigate the long-closed Teague Hotel, a building Kaylyn has always been fascinated with, she sees it as an opportunity to prove she’s still one of the best. But it might be the case to break her. As the nightmares worsen, Kaylyn begins blacking out, pushing her into a tense partnership with Jonah as they struggle to uncover the entity that’s threatening her existence.
Kaylyn pulled the covers over her head as if they could block out the sound threatening her sleep. After another series of knocks on the front door, she was left in silence again. That wasn’t necessarily a good thing.
Holding her breath, Kaylyn listened for an indication of someone approaching.
Sure enough, a floorboard creaked, then her sister’s voice rang out.
“Come on Kay. You can’t avoid me when I have a key. We’re going to be late.”
“Go away, Cole. I’m sick.”
“Bull shit. If anything you’re hung over.”
“I haven’t had a drink in weeks.” Although at the moment, she thought, I’d kill for one…or several. “We’ve worked for Carlisle for more than three years, he won’t—”
“We have a meeting. Mr. Edwards. Historical Society. Wooden box engraved with occult symbols. Ring a bell?”
Oh yeah. Kaylyn groaned as she flipped the covers off of her head. Her younger sister stood over the side table, leaning against the inside of the doorway. A crisp pink collar peeked out from the top of her dark grey peacoat, paired with matching grey slacks.
Always overdressed, Kaylyn thought, especially for a job that often had them crawling in dank and dusty places. She pulled herself up, balancing precariously on the edge of the bed before forcing her body to move toward the closet.
“If you don’t hurry up, the cappuccinos will get cold.”
“You know I prefer it that way.” Kaylyn said as she pulled some moderately business-casual clothes out of the clean clothes pile and headed into the bathroom.
“Weirdo,” Cole called after her.
Kaylyn was blessed with silence as she pulled on a pair of black jeans and a blue long-sleeved V-neck. She smoothed out the wrinkles in the shirt and focused on her matted hair.
“Come on, sis, we’re supposed to be there at 9:30,” Cole yelled, smacking the bathroom door.
Three days until the weekend, she promised her reflection. Then nothing is stopping me from sleeping as long as I want.
Nothing except the dreams.
You can find more elsewhere on the blog, and add it to your TBR list on Goodreads (while you’re there, you can also enter to win one of 2 signed proofs).
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