Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Ripple Effect -- First ARCs Out


Tonight I sent out the first ARCs of The Ripple Effect. To say I'm a nervous wreck is an understatement. I'd promised copies to a few folks who've been by me since the start, and I'm terrified of what they'll think. Will they love the book? Hate it? Only time will tell. Due to this, I'm going to be offline as much as possible.

Although I'm extremely proud of the book, I'm also afraid. But let me say this: Not is all what is seems. AT ALL. Don't believe what you're given. Not entirely. Things are going to change in a huge way. Hopefully (if sales are good) all will be revealed.

On a positive note, I'm sharing something from *gasp* Disco! It's the only thing the bastard has EVER given me when I've tried to write him. I've begged and pleaded, but this is all he's said. So if you want to know how he feels about Rhiannon here you go! July 31st is fast approaching. I hope you'll help me celebrate by purchasing a copy of The Ripple Effect (I'll be back to announce the winner of the release day contest on release day -- doh!).

Without further ado:

~ Gabriel Trevellian's Journal ~

Every man has a devil. The seductive creature on his shoulder who tempts him to reveal more than he should, to rend himself open. Despite everything he knows, even if he comprehends the danger, the devil always manages to overcome reason, to disillusion and distort logic. Compulsive urge is tempered by impulse. Do as you will. Take what you want. Live in the moment. Love with no boundaries.

Even as the world as you know it crumbles around you as a result.

I know this because I am a man trapped by bars of my own making, in a prison that cannot be seen. When my downfall looked me in the eye for the first time, I was doomed. For the devil didn't speak from my shoulder, whispering sweet enticements in my ear. This time, my reaper came in a form I could see, touch, and smell. Beautiful, soft, and delectable. Defiant, rebellious, and fierce. Bruised, untrusting, and wounded. Everything I didn't know I needed wrapped into something I never imagined I would desire beyond reason.

Sweeter than Heaven. Dangerous as sin.

Her name is Rhiannon Murphy.

~

July 31st is almost here. Mark your calendars. Let's *celebrate!!

*Or in my case take mass quantities of drugs because I can't take the pressure. Either way, let's Par-Tay!

12 comments:

MamaKitty said...

I. Can't. Waaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiitttttttt.

(I love you, Disco!)

Julia said...

Thanks so much for this little insight into Gabriel's feelings and thoughts concerning Rhiannon!!

Can't wait for July 31st! I'm sure you have no reason to be nervous about it!

gaeilicgal said...

I can't wait to read this. Wish it was on amazon uk for pre order. Then it would be waiting for me on my kindle first thing in the moring on my way way to work.

Jane Hillier-Walkowiak said...

I loved reading Gabriel/Disco's thoughts concerning Rhiannon.
Whatever happens in the next book I am sure it will keep me on the edge of my seat.
I re-30read portions of the first two books practically every day, how sick am I! July 31st can't come soon enough!!!

Scott Romanski said...

why are you always so nervous about your writings?

J.A. Saare / Aline Hunter said...

Thank you so much everyone! I"m so glad you enjoyed the snippet. :)

Scott -- it's just me. I work really hard in an effort to please readers. I feel I have an obligation to deliver. So I get extremely nervous. I don't think that'll ever go away.

Alisha (MyNeedToRead) said...

Yay! So excited I don't know what to do with m'self. Except wait. (d'oh!)

Thank you so much Jaime (and Disco!) for that very raw confession. Would he have written this at any particular point during the time that he's known Rhiannon?

*yadkny* said...

WOW! That's really beautiful!

Don't worry J.A. I'm sure it'll be fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jaime!

Can't wait for The Ripple Effect. Been looking through amazon but can't seem to find it for me to pre-order. Any idea why?

Don't worry. It will be great just like the previous two. Will be reading Crimson Sunrise tonight / tomorrow. Remember to breathe too! (=

Anthea

oreoparris said...

OMG, Disco..**swoon**. Loved the glimpse into his thoughts. Cannot wait until this book comes out. I want to tell you not to worry, it will be awesome but I know that won't help. Just take a deep breathe and party on August 1st when you read how much everyone loves the book and can't wait for the next. Cause that is exactly what will happen! :) hang in there!!

Robin Vogeli said...

Ooooo!!!! How about a book of just Disco's diary?!?! I am so in!!! :) LOVED IT!!! Dude!! Can't wait to get my book on July 31st!!!! Gonna start reading the series again a few days before so I can start my smooth transition into The Ripple Effect... Did I mention I CAN'T WAIT!!
BTW Jamie, my brother also plays pool and will be in Vegas in August playing in Masters division. His former team is playing in 9 ball ( he was on team when they advanced but when he moved up to Masters so can't play with them :# ) I told him to look for you and say Heeey!!! for me!!

Twimom227 said...

*HUGS* I'm certain it will do well. Good luck!