Teaser Tuesday – The Space Beyond

It’s 5:30 p.m. my time on Teaser Tuesday. Many of my overseas readers are already in bed. So, I’m being kind of lazy and copying and pasting my newsletter that went out today. I mean, it’s stuff you don’t want to miss (I think, anyway), so just in case you did…

(The tease is at the bottom.)

Please Vote in the UtopYA Awards!
I’m headed to Nashville in June for the exciting UtopYA Con 2014! I’ll have a table and will be signing at the public signing, as well. PLUS, big news, and I could use your help even if you can’t make it to the conference.
The UtopYA Awards Nominees have been announced, and I’m so honored and excited to have been nominated TWICE!
  • Tristan ~ Best Supernatural Hero/Shero
  • Tristan and Alexis ~ Best Couple
Please take a moment to vote for them (and any of your favorites in the many other categories).
Thank you! 🙂

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Join Us for a Read/Re-Read of The Space Between!
We are doing a group read/re-read of The Space Between in preparation for The Space Beyond’s release on May 19th. Whether you’ve read it and need to refresh your memory, haven’t read it yet, or have been dying to discuss the book with others, here’s your chance for some fun. We’ll have challenges, discussions, Q&A and PRIZES! Come join us at The Space Between Discussion group on Facebook.
Also, The Space Between is on sale for only 99c! So if you haven’t snagged it yet (gasp!) or know someone who needs to, here’s your chance!
Kindle at Amazon.com
Nook at B&N.com
iBooks at iTunes.com
Kobo at KoboBooks.com
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Don’t Forget to Pre-Order The Space Beyond!
The Space Beyond
Part Two of The Book of Phoenix
Release Date: May 19, 2014
We have an exclusive preorder agreement with iBooks. All other retailers’ links will be provided when available.
Hearts break. Souls shatter. Love lies in The Space Beyond.
As members of the Phoenix, Jeric and Leni are thrust into their new lives, expected to lead Earth’s Guardians. But Leni struggles with trusting her own soul, and Jeric is more concerned about keeping Leni safe than meeting others’ demands. When Darkness swarms Lake Haven, they embark on their first mission with little preparation and no idea which soul the Dark hunts.
Born and raised in Lake Haven, Bex hopes to escape her small-town life, ideally in the arms of her soul mate. She knows he exists, and her heart aches with the need to find him. When her long-lost mama calls to announce she’s knockin’ on death’s door, Bex reluctantly makes the trip to see the uncaring b!tch (bless her heart), only to be knocked off her feet by the sexy and charming Dr. Mason Hayes. Is he really The One?
Leni’s soul felt an instant connection to Bex, but if Bex found her soul mate, she isn’t their mission. So who is, and why does Leni instinctively feel drawn to her? Can Leni even trust her intuition? And will Jeric step up and lead when the time comes or continue to hold them back?
If they don’t learn to trust themselves and each other quickly, Darkness will claim them all…along with the rest of Earth’s souls.
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Thank You for Your Support!

Because you’re so awesome, and I appreciate your patience with this second newsletter of the month, here’s an excerpt from The Space Beyond. This part is told by Jeric:

Leni and I had barely settled into the perfect state when we were called. Our soul rose from our bodies as one, then drifted into two clouds of light. One took form as Leni, curls and curves and all, and the other took my form. Although our souls remained connected, we could move as two separate entities. We left our bodies safely in our bed, our physical arms still encircling each other, and floated through the window and outside, where Brock and Asia waited. Or at least their astral selves did, only misty-light forms, like Leni and me. We flew out over the water.

“How you doing, bro?” Brock asked as our souls dove into the water by the island with the single weeping willow tree that marked the Gate.

Only a few Lakari, what we’d called Shadowmen until we learned better, had been nearby, their black souls floating like dirty mist over the water. Not enough to take us on—our Light would shatter their Darkness easily—but that could change at any time. Thus, our need to guard the Gate below. They wanted in … from somewhere beyond this world.

“Pretty f&*cked up,” I muttered. Of course, nobody truly spoke. The energy of our thoughts carried to each other like vibrations through our souls.

“Yeah, no sh!t,” Brock agreed.

“It kind of explains some things,” Leni mused.

“Yeah, like how we feel a connection with each other,” Asia agreed. “Brock and I knew you guys as soon as we saw you. Your souls anyway. We recognized them.”

“That could just be because we’ve spent a lot of lives together,” Leni said. “Unc—I mean, Theo told us how some souls draw to each other over several lifetimes even when they’re not Twin Flames. Some best friends always seem to find each other over and over. And some families have that deep connection, too.”

Something rippled through us with her last words—a mix of hope and sadness.

“Yeah, something like that,” Asia said. “But—”

She was cut off by the Gate suddenly glowing a bright white through the sand. The light rose around us, creating a solid wall, and then a hole began to yawn open.

Leni’s eyes widened along with the hole. “Whoa. What’s going on?”

“Enyxa’s trying to open it!” Brock nearly yelled, and he responded faster than the rest of us, blasting his light toward the Gate to close the gaping hole before any of Enyxa’s Lakari could pass through.

“No,” Leni said, shaking her head. She moved closer to the cylindrical wall of light. “It’s something else.”

I felt it, too, but how could Leni know it was anything different?

“You don’t have enough experience to know anything,” Brock barked, and I momentarily wanted to punch him for talking to us like that, even if he was right.

“It is different, though,” Asia said. Like Leni, she seemed drawn to the hole that refused to close. It wasn’t black as it usually was the few times I’d seen someone trying to open the Gate from the other side. Colors swirled inside it now, hypnotizing, like the walls in the Space Between the last time we were there.

“Stay back!” I said as Leni moved even closer, tugging at my soul to follow.

“Asia, NO—” Brock’s form flew at her, but he was too late.

Leni had lifted a hand toward the hole, and Asia reached out for her. Both of them were sucked inside, and the hole closed up.

Release Date: May 19, 2014
We have an exclusive preorder agreement with iBooks. All other retailers’ links will be provided when available.
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