Okay- I know I have been AWOL for a bit. I’ve been editing, revising and writing- and preparing for NANOWRIMO. My NANO project is the sequel to Before the Luck Runs Out. So far, untitled- but some cool stuff along the way.
Also- I have a few companion stories in process. This one is Kirrin’s story. He is a secondary character in Luck, and will play a much greater part in the sequel. On Dangerous Ground is Kirrin’s story. I loved writing his back-story. I knew he would become a darker character, so I wanted to trace his journey from naive or innocent, to someone capable of downright coldblooded things.
click the link On Dangerous Ground to Amazon, where the first part is perma-free! yay:) I am going to keep working on his story, and release it to all of you, on my readers’ list. I already have 20,000 words waiting to get posted. Let me know what you think of the cover, too!
Chased by bullies, 15-year-old Kirrin finds himself caught between a dangerous lord and angry gods.
Kirrin dreads the walk home from the public bath-house; “public” for him has never meant “safe.” Being smaller than the other boys, quiet, and somewhat foreign makes him their ideal target–as numerous beatings attest. He prays to the gods to get him home safely, but they don't seem to be listening.
To escape one such attack, he hides in a parked carriage and ends up on the ride of his life. Outside the city, in the world of powerful lords and estates, he is accused of trespassing and theft. In his fervent attempts to escape, he impresses the Lord, who takes him under his wing and teaches him to fight.
Kirrin has no idea what he has gotten himself into. He is being groomed, but for what? The gods have saved him from the bullying, but soon he’s caught up in a web of deceit and corruption that has no escape. The old gods have been dormant for over a thousand years. Now they are stirring. And Kirrin has a part to play – if he can manage to survive.