A Little In Darkness Book News First:
A lot going on this Monday morning. I’m currently researching, outlining, and writing the next full-length book (Book #5) in the In Darkness series. This novel doesn’t have a title yet (well, it does, but I’m holding it close). Watch for an announcement soon. If you’ve read all four books so far in the series (especially the last page of Shot in Darkness), you should know that I AND readers of the In Darkness series are hoping for a lot from this next novel and from Brooke and Declan. I’m going to do everything in my power not to let any of us down.
Protected in Darkness: A Special Kindle World Story
I have written a novella that will launch in Susan Stoker’s Kindle World this November, and it is titled Protected in Darkness. More on my story in just a moment. First, do you know what a Kindle World is?
Robyn Peterman (who has a beautiful and fun Kindle World that you can find RIGHT HERE) defines Kindle Worlds like this:
Kindle Worlds is an Amazon exclusive program. The titles written for the world can NOT be purchased at other ebook retailers or anywhere besides the Amazon US site, but they can be read on any tablet, computer, or smartphone using the free Kindle App.
I was fortunate and blessed to be invited to write in Susan Stoker’s Kindle World, and I couldn’t be more grateful and excited for the opportunity. Susan writes military romance and suspense, and I did my best to write a story that will appeal to both Susan’s readers and my own readers who have fallen in love with the characters of the In Darkness books.
Protected in Darkness is a standalone novella (you do not have to have read the rest of the In Darkness books first, but you’ll want to soon after, I hope). Protected in Darkness is actually a story about a character that I am asked for all the time. It’s also a story I wasn’t planning to write EVER. But I was sitting here at my desk one day wondering what kind of story I could write for Susan’s world, and it came to me. I knew I didn’t want to write a Declan and Brooke story inside the Kindle World for all sorts of legal and business reasons, but I wanted to give readers who have been so kind and loyal to the In Darkness series a reward for their dedication.
So I began thinking about all the characters I’ve introduced inside the In Darkness series and wondering, “Which character(s) would people like to hear more from. Dimitri was an obvious choice, but I have special plans for Dimitri, and a novella wouldn’t be enough story for a character like Dimitri.
So, who else???
And then it hit me. Shortly after Cut in Darkness was released, I got SO MANY emails asking me what happened to Charley. Will we ever get to know how Charley’s life turns out. And my answer was always, “Sorry, but I have no plans to write anything more about Charley.”
Protected in Darkness is set four years after Cut in Darkness and after Charley Packstone was put into the United States Federal Witness Protection Program (aka Witness Security Program), and many of your questions about Charley will be answered. In addition to Charley, Protected in Darkness will venture into the life of a Navy SEAL.
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A book cover for Protected in Darkness and an official blurb is coming soon!! In the meantime, be sure to follow along on my Pinterest boards. I’m in the process of adding pins for all In Darkness books. I’m actively releasing tidbits of Protected in Darkness as I Pin. And don’t worry… The In Darkness boards are pretty bare at the moment, but that’s because I am getting them moved over from Secret Boards into boards you can see. So follow along and feel free to comment on pins as we go.