For the last week, you’ve been seeing me count down to today on social media. And, big surprise, I’m announcing the launch of a new book today.
But this book, this book is different. Because it’s a story that just refused not to be told.
It started as the prolog of Starting Chains until it got scrapped. (A good reason as any to save the scenes you cut when you’re editing, by the way.) The scene, and indeed the character, stayed with me. I tried to write her into Starting Chains, and that worked well. She came alive on the page and stole the show. She certainly gave Lenore a run for her money.
But even after Starting Chains was done, this character stayed in the back of my head. She didn’t make it into Missing Stitches, but she hung around. So I thought I would write a short story about her, get her out of my head and give her a voice of her own.
That short story turned into a novella. Then, a full-blown novel named for its sexy, fiery, fearless leading woman.
For those of you who read the Woven trilogy, Grace was the former lover of Victor, the main character of book two. She wasn’t seen at her best there, as she’s trying to navigate an ever-changing world and deal with the fact that she’s lost the man she loves to a princess.
There’s so much more to her story, though. She was at Calvin’s side as he overthrew the king of Montelair. She helped start a revolution in her country.
Then, she watched a man she loved to fall into madness and become a monster.
Falling From Grace is a story of class upheaval, magic, and war. And I can’t wait to share it with all of you.
Not to brag, but I think it’s the best book I’ve written yet.
As soon as I have a launch date you’ll know. In the meantime, get ready to dive deeper than ever into the world of Woven.