Friday, August 21, 2015

Sincere Apologies

Due to an unexpected medical emergency I have not been able to release Episode Five as anticipated. I have been placed on bed-rest with the possibility of spending the weekend in the hospital (hopefully just the former and not the latter *sigh*)

I feel horrible about this, and apologize profusely to anyone who was looking forward to getting Episode Five today. I promise to get it out to you as soon as I am physically able.

Again, my sincerest apologies.

I'll update you as soon as I have been cleared to get back to work :(

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Teaser Tuesday!

Just a few more days until Episode Five is released. I'm sooooo excited!!!! You'd think by now it would have lost its luster - but no, every time is like the first time. :D

Today's teaser is a snippet of conversation between Cinnamon and the Captain of the pirate ship who has taken her and the entire crew of the Rapturous Dawn prisoner.

Rapturous Dawn ~ Episode Five : The Waves of Time

Cinnamon leaned forward, trying to keep the rope loose between them. He smiled, satisfied, and then coiled the end around his forearm, pulling her towards him until she could feel his breath on her cheeks.
“If you promise to behave no harm will come to you.” Cinn lifted her eyes, nodding. The Captain pursed his lips skeptically, “You promise not to shift?”
“I don’t know how to shift.” She said steadily, her chin rising higher as she met his gaze.
“Is that so? Interesting.” His lip curled on one side as he coiled the rope around his arm again, giving her so little leeway she was forced to kneel in front of him. With his other hand he pressed his fingers under her chin, lifting her face to peer curiously into her eyes. Cinnamon’s mouth twisted into a sneer of disgust.
“I’m not an evil man.” He said softly, “Just a desperate one. Centuries of torment have made us this way. Time has driven us mad - but we cannot lose our humanity.” Cinnamon made a small sound of doubt and he narrowed his eyes at her. “But what would a creature like you know of humanity?”
Cinnamon pressed her lips into a thin line, exhaling through her nose, “I was raised as a human. I lived among them my whole life. Their capacity for goodness is only equal to their capacity for cruelty.”
“You think I’m cruel?”
Cinnamon didn’t need to answer.
When he didn’t continue, she began to feel brave.
“How did you come to be stuck in this place?” She asked quietly.
“The wrath of fate. Regrets we cannot atone for—”
He stared down at his hands and after a moment twined the length of rope between his fingers, hardening his fist.

That Captain! Sheesh, even I'm not sure if I feel sorry for him, or if I want Cinnamon to gouge his eyes out - and he's a figment of my imagination! Ha!

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Friday Fix - Episode Five Cover Reveal

All right! Time for the "official" cover reveal for Episode Five lol

Rapturous Dawn ~ Episode Five: The Waves of Time


The Rapturous Dawn is no ordinary vessel. It travels the Waves of Time, ferrying its supernatural crew across every ocean throughout history.

Cinnamon Blake has just stepped aboard its shadowy decks, agreeing to apprentice with the ship’s sole passenger - the mysterious Lady Night. Cinn is willing to accept both pleasure and pain to master the secrets of her new world and find her place within it.

Episode Five:
The Rapturous Dawn has been trapped in the Waves of Time for months - supplies are running low and the crew is growing restless. As Lady Night and Captain Sheridan struggle to quell the growing hostility and suspicion, a mysterious ship appears in the Waves - sporting black sails the notorious Jolly Roger. The Rapturous Dawn is quickly overtaken, and Cinn finds there is nothing quite so frightening as a ship full of pirates who’ve been cursed by the Lord of Time.

But pirates aren’t the only surprise in store for Cinnamon. People she has grown to love and trust reveal their true faces and things on the Rapturous Dawn are about to get a whole lot more complicated.

The Waves of Time is the fifth episode in the Rapturous Dawn Serial.

Rapturous Dawn is a work of serialized fiction - short, individual vignettes with an over-arcing storyline. You can read the installments like separate stories or follow them in order like episodes of a television series.

***Due to explicit sexual content, language and violence, this series is recommended for ages 18+***

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Tuesday Tease - Episode Five

Whoooo! Episode Five. We're half way through Season One :)
On with the teaser!

Rapturous Dawn ~ Episode Five : The Waves of Time

Leilani tapped her apprentice on the forehead to draw her attention and Cinnamon blinked up at her in surprise, “This exercise, on the other hand, is all about control - or your lack of it. You might as well practice while we have the opportunity.”
Cinnamon heaved a sigh, dropping down onto her haunches before plopping her butt down onto the deck.
“I’m hopeless. You make it look so easy.”
Leilani gave her a sympathetic smile, “I’ve had all of Time to practice. It’s part of who you are. You’ll figure it out eventually.”
All of Time…
Cinn wondered sometimes just how long her Mistress had been riding the Waves of Time. Countless centuries - forward and back - into infinity. The prospect was both exhilarating and daunting. It was as if the Rapturous Dawn existed out of time entirely, and the ship and its passengers only existed in the time-line of the world for the brief intervals when they docked with dry land.

As I stated last week, Episode Five delves deeper into the backstory of the Rapturous Dawn and its crew. Secrets are revealed that change everything. Oh, and there's pirates. Yay!

In other news, Episode Three: The Playwright is FREE today on Amazon, so if you haven't read it yet hop on over and get a copy. :)

Thanks for reading!

Friday, August 7, 2015

The Friday Fix - Cover Changes / Cover Reveals

*Re-reads her post title*
Either I'm still half asleep, or that title sounds like the cover is doing a strip-tease lol!
Yeah, maybe I'm still too sleepy...

*Comes back an hour later after consuming a substantial amount of coffee.*
Okay, much more awake and less silly now (maybe :P)

While working on the cover for Episode Five, I decided to make some changes to the previous four episodes. I think the revised covers look pretty good, though I still may make some more changes in the future *shakes fist at Episode Three*.

Oh, what's this? The cover for Episode Five?

Yep, what do you think?
I think, so far, the cover for Episode Five is probably my favorite - but then again, it's a special episode. It delves deeper into the back-story of the Rapturous Dawn and its crew - and there's pirates. Who doesn't love some dangerous, morally corrupt pirates to shake things up?

Well, today was just a peek. I'll be doing a proper cover reveal with blurb next week on the Friday Fix - and teasers for Episode Five start next week, so stick around.

Thanks for reading :D

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Tuesday Tease

This week's teaser is a short one (but a hot one :P)
Without further ado, the final teaser for Episode Four, now available on Amazon.

Rapturous Dawn ~ Episode Four : The Doppelganger

It was fascinating, feeling the familiar, intimate curves of her body on someone else. Hearing the passionate sounds she made - coming from someone else’s lips.
“Let’s play a new game.” The doppelganger purred into Cinn's ear.
“We haven’t even finished the last one.” She responded breathlessly. He twined his fingers into her hair, kissing her hard as they stumbled backwards down the hall, the candle sconces sending shadows flickering in their wake.

In other news, you may or may not have noticed the new "What is Serialized Fiction" page on the blog. If you get a chance, check it out and let me know what you think. I was trying to put together something simple and straightforward for readers confused about the format - suggestions for anything I've missed or if something is still unclear let me know.
And as always, comments are welcome.

Have a great week!