I plan on revealing the cover for "Nameless" on Sunday - so be excited! It's perfect. My designer, Rachel, and I spent several hours on it on Monday. I'm very happy with how it turned out. I'll talk a little more about it then.
I have decided to put "To Love Without Hope" on the editing shelf for now. I'm very, very excited about "Nameless" and I can't wait for you all to read it someday. Rachel just finished it and she really enjoyed the book.
Here's a little teaser to interest you:
“Liora,” Edom began.
“Do not patronize me!” she yelled. “What are you doing? You cannot travel straight into the capital to save them! You will die. It’s a fool’s errand to think that they are not already dead.”
“I gave my word that I would try to save them. Please, go and help Aaron gather food for the journey.”
“Edom, I won’t let you do this!”
Edom turned around and grabbed his sister’s wrist, not tight enough to harm her, but enough to get her attention. Liora struggled for a moment, refusing to look at her brother. He gently put a hand on her cheek, releasing her wrist and forcing her to look at him.
“They are innocent children, just like us. The boy said that most of them are small; too small to escape on their own. I can’t stay here, knowing that they are being tortured and killed while I dance around a fire and eat good food with my family. They don’t have that luxury, Liora. We owe them.”
Nameless is young adult, fantasy. There are approximately 50,000 words and more will be added with revisions. I'm looking for someone(s) to read each chapter, looking for typos and inconsistencies in sentences/storyline.
So.... if you are interested in being a beta reader/critique partner - please leave your email in the comments or shoot me an email at kristam(at)iastate(dot)edu - but please leave a comment so I know who is interested! :)