Updates 1 – the Official Synopsis

Yes, I am officially announcing the title for book four is Ashes of Deceit. I’m not super- super in love with it, but I like it well enough, and it works, so that’s what matters. (plus it starts with an A so it will get placed higher in alphabetized lists!) And while I am announcing things, here is the synopsis:

As Oren’s attack on the vampire citadel draws nearer, Katelina and Jorick are supposed to be packing for a trip to the tropics. Instead, they’re on their way to rescue a kidnapped vampire. The attempt turns to bloody disaster and leaves unanswered questions: how and why was Kale kidnapped and, most importantly, by whom?

Kale’s wife has a theory, and though Katelina wants nothing more than to leave the battles and bloodshed behind, she and Jorick are drawn into a fight whose horrific outcome weaves a gruesome path back to the Citadel.

As the flames of war ignite, loyalties will become confused and Katelina and Jorick will find themselves forced to choose sides. Amidst the chaos, can they rise from the ashes of turmoil, like the legendary Phoenix, or will they be consumed by the inferno of destruction?

So, what do you think? Good? Bad? Indifferent?

The proof has been uploaded and is in the mail, so I am just waiting on it to arrive so I can do my final round of editing. Yay!

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  1. sharonstogner

     /  April 19, 2012

    Why the change in title? I thought you liked Ashes of War…the blurb sounds pretty much on target 🙂

    • Ha ha, one of those last minute things – I wasn’t super-super in love with it either, alas. I just don;t think i will find one I am in love with 😉

  2. Well done Jo, builds up the tension nicely I think. Re the Title … sometimes that happens, h that you just can’t get your head around it.( Bit like my cover choices ha ha )
    NB Everyone knows ‘war’… battle…conflict etc….i think deceit is much more intriquing! Good luck with he proof! :))

  3. Ashes of deceipt. It sounds suitably ominous.

  4. Think both the title and synopsis are good. Good luck with it 🙂

  5. Ugh! I want this book so badly! It sounds great. The name sounds good too. I can’t wait…I can’t wait…I can’t wait.

    • The proof arrived yesterday – now to get time to get the last editing done! 😀

      • I’m in the same position and the urge just to let a few mistakes go through are very strong, especially if I have to wait another two months if I change something.

        • Yeah, I’m hanging in that area, too, I ended up doing that with my last book and then went back and proof read it after ti was published (cringes to admit this) because everything takes five times longer than I assume it will!

          • On the upside, you can always reprint it a few months down the line. It shouldn’t confilct since the old version simply wouldn’t be available. At least that’s how I think it works.

  6. I am sure the book will be a good one. So far you have a history of creating good books.

  7. Yep. Can’t wait to read it.

  8. I can’t wait. This is a must have for those of us who love your work.

  9. YAY!!!! To think it had its humble beginnings written with an eyeliner! LOL HUGS!!!!!!!!! Ashes of Deceit, was my favorite of the bunch. I’m geeked! 🙂

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