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It’s coming – I promise

The manuscript for A Pivotal Right, the sequel to The Moral Compass, is now with my editor. I’m hoping for a release date in late June or perhaps slipping into July.

I’ve created a new cover after a particularly awesome photoshoot with my new costumes a few weeks ago.

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In A Pivotal Right, Florence steps foot back on New Zealand soil for the first time in twenty years. Anxious about returning to the country that holds so many memories, nothing can prepare her for what, or who, she finds there.

Here’s a short extract to whet your appetite: 

“Mama, Mama.” Soft tapping on the back of Florence’s hand brought her rushing back from a black void of nothingness.

She opened her eyes to find her daughter’s face, brows drawn, hovering above her.

“You fainted, Mama. I think you may have hit your head on the floor.”

Florence shook her head as if to clear it. Her vision swam alarmingly. “I must be losing my mind. I could have sworn that I saw…” She paused. “No, it couldn’t have been.”

“Saw what?”

“Nothing.” She closed her eyes to try to ease the throbbing pain that was building at the back of her skull. “It is impossible.”

“Liam, bring a couple of blankets from the storeroom.”

A voice so familiar and yet so unexpected cleaved her mind sending shockwaves through her. Florence gripped her daughter’s hand as her heart lurched so violently inside her chest she feared that she would faint again. “I can hear…” She paused, wanting to say, a ghost, but she stopped herself. Viola would think her mad. How hard had she hit her head?

A shadow fell across her and she looked straight into the eyes of a dead man. Blinking, she attempted to clear the spectre, but it would not vanish. Jack had visited her in her dreams many times over the years, but never when she was awake. There were only two possibilities: Either she had lost her mind or she was dead, but the way her heart was racing, she knew that the latter could not be the case.

“Am I insane?” she asked the vision of her long-dead husband.

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I’m currently outlining the third book in the series and will start writing the manuscript shortly.

 

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Throwing Light is free

My romantic suspense novel Throwing Light is free from today until the 26th of April. Rush over to Amazon to get your copy.

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Here are some reviews  for Throwing Light from Amazon:

“This is my first book by K. A. Servian. I was blown away by her writing! I read both of her prequels (Missing the Obvious and Shame on Who) and I was still shocked and mesmerized by the story she created. There was a surprise at every turn!”

“Wow, this book is full of suspense, a real emotional rollercoaster! Throwing Light kept me on edge until the last page was turned.”

“Author K A Servian’s writing style makes reading her books a pleasure. You could actually visualize the story unfolding before you. This story grabs your interest right from the start and keeps you engrossed till the very last page.”

“Absolutely loved this story from start to finish – I couldn’t put the book down. Great characters, believable storyline, and lots of twists and turns. Please read this great second novel from a very talented new writer.”

 

And don’t forget that you can still claim your free copy of the short story prequel to Throwing Light, Missing the Obvious, here.

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Of course, you are under no obligation, but if you enjoy Throwing Light and Missing the Obvious, I’d really appreciate it if you could leave reviews on Amazon and/or Goodreads. Being noticed as a writer is hard work and reviews are a great way to encourage readers to try out my books.

Thank you. 🙂

You know when there’s something that you should be doing…

You know what it’s like when there’s something that you should be doing, in my case finishing the sequel to The Moral Compass, and all you seem to want to do is something else?

In the spirit of procrastination, Lauren and I went to a stunning local garden yesterday and shot three of my costumes. A green late 1830s/early 1840s skirt and bodice, an 1815 (ish) cream Regency dress and the 1855 black and white ensemble that appears on the cover of The Moral Compass, which I decided to take some more shots of just because I love it so much.

Working around looming storm clouds, boggy ground, fallen trees from the huge storm last week, and my son running around trying to photobomb us (it’s school holidays), we managed to get some lovely shots that I hope to use on future covers and share with other writers for their covers via Shutterstock.

Thank you once again, Lauren, for being such an amazing model.