Underneath is done! Next week sometime (technically my self-imposed deadline is Tuesday) it’ll go off to the copy editor. Then on Friday, the lovely and talented Bill Wadman and I will be visiting a local castle to shoot a cover photo. Then before you know it, it’ll be December 1, 2012, and Underneath will be waiting for you, beautifully covered and practically error free, on the virtual shelves. In the meantime, do want to know what it’s about? Because I really want to tell you.
Underneath is about revenge and torture and sword fighting. It’s about destiny, prophecy, true love and great sex. It’s about trolls. It’s about getting over your daddy issues, letting go of your secrets, and learning to trust your friends. It’s about water witches. It’s about deciding who you want to be, then risking everything to become that person. It’s about facing consequences, taking responsibility, and finally growing the hell up.
The blurb is a work in progress, but I’m too excited not to share it!
Four months ago, when the truth of her long-hidden heritage came to light, Tab Bennett reluctantly let go of her past and embraced her future as an Elvish princess on the cusp of her gifts and the edge of her destiny. She never asked for a fairy tale life, but as the daughter of the Dark King and the Light Queen, that’s exactly what she got.
Raised in exile away from the kingdom of the Inbetween, Tab has never even met the parents who ruined her life. Her mother is dead, but Tab’s father, Daniel, is alive and well, the mad ruler of the kingdom Underneath. He’s made it clear he wants to meet her, and now that she knows all the sadness and heartache in her life can be traced directly to the Dark king’s door, Tab wants to meet him too. After all, it’s because of him that the first twenty-five years of her life were a lie. It’s his fault she gave her heart to Robbin when she should have been saving it for Alex, the prince who is destined to be her Homecoming. But, most importantly, King Daniel is the one responsible for her mother’s suicide and her sisters’ murders.
Tab wants justice – but she’ll settle for revenge and Finnegan Blackthorn, an Elvish warrior with secrets of his own, is going to help her get it. Together, they’ll embark on the dangerous journey to her father’s stronghold in the kingdom Underneath. But once she’s there, far away from the Light in which she was raised, Tab will be forced to confront the seductive nature of Darkness and her own potential to truly become her father’s daughter.
So what do you think? Curious? Excited? Intrigued? I hope so. See that you stay that way.