Brilliant idea: Put the first chapter of book 2, Eye of the Sword, as a teaser at the end of book 1, Breath of Angel. A sneak peek. Lots of books do this, so I’m surprised we didn’t think of it sooner.
So last week, I stopped down revisions halfway through book 2 and made sure the first chapter was ready for prime time. After I sent it to my editor, of course, the fine-toothed comb ran through it, and I got it back with revision suggestions. Minor and quickly done I’m glad to say. Now it’s off and running – to press, I hope. Release date still scheduled for June 21.
Meanwhile, here’s your sneak peek at the first few lines of Eye of the Sword.
“As Trevin stepped into the seedy tavern at Drywell, his hand instinctively slid toward his dagger. Not that he was daft enough to challenge the three well-muscled strangers who had cornered his younger brother. Nor did Dwin look as if he wanted to be rescued.”
The rest of the chapter will appear at the end of book 1. The full version of book 2 is due out March 2012. But I’m getting ahead of myself. First step: finish editorial revisions of book 2 (deadline March 15, 2011!).