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STUFF YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW ABOUT PRE-ORDERING THIS TITLE:
Unleash the Moon, the 6th and final book in the Preternaturals Series is now available for Pre-order at Amazon and Kobo. (This title can EASILY be read out of order with little to no problem since it occurs 26 years into the future from the end of Forbidden.) Please note I’m including links for Amazon.com Kindle store and Amazon UK Kindle store only, but… all Amazon Kindle stores except India have pre-order functionality and should have it. Kobo is also a great store to buy from if you are an international reader and have epub. (Kobo lists many different reading devices you can read on for Kobo.)
There is no pre-order function on Barnes and Noble, so that’s why it isn’t there. At this time I’m not doing pre-order with Smashwords because I’m not ready to experiment with that yet. Possibly for the book under my other name, we’ll see.
IMPORTANT: the $2.99 introductory pre-order price will only run THROUGH the release date: November 5th. Unlike other titles, this is not a “soft release” date. This book WILL be available and sent to pre-orderers ON November 5th and will be available for regular purchase on that date as well. (on penalty of losing my pre-order button privileges at Amazon. So I basically can’t lay around on the emo couch worrying that it’s not good enough and I should read it 20 more times like that’s going to make a large difference.)
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Dude. Just dude. I don’t know how you guys have even managed to figure out what order to read these in from my website. My “Books in the Preternaturals Series” page was a complete clusterfuck. Nothing organized. It looked like a third grader put it together. Things weren’t even LISTED in the right order. Completely counterintuitive. I guess I just think you guys are magic and can mystically discern this stuff. I don’t know how I expected to bring in new readers who had no idea what order things went in. No wonder I was getting so many emails asking me the reading order. Get it together, Z!
But NOW it is fixed. I redid the page listing the reading order at the top, then at the bottom instead of a bunch of clutter of book descriptions and links for each individual book on a bunch of different websites I linked to my author pages at all the various retailers. This is much more organized and will hopefully help readers navigate my catalog better. How this went on for so many years in this state… ugh. dude. But it’s fixed now.
She should be more distressed by the general situation, but the anxiety over the wolf had been successfully distracting her over all the possible threats to her safety here. The magical humans were the real enemy. She knew that. But it was hard to keep that thought in the forefront of her mind when the wolf kept growling and watching her like she was a bone he wanted to gnaw on.
Finally, the tension eased and he shifted back to his far-too-gorgeous human form. This guy had to be working out somehow because nature didn’t just give somebody muscles like that. Jacob had spent hours in the compound’s gym every week, and yet even he hadn’t been this delicious-looking.
Sydney’s hand flew to her mouth when she realized her fangs had popped out. Did she want to sleep with him or have him for dinner?
He wasn’t the only predator here. Too bad nature hadn’t given her anything to back that up with.
The werewolf noticed her gawking and came to the edge of his cube, the closest he could get to her. He stood in all his naked glory staring her down until she averted her eyes. God, Syd, what is wrong with you?
If the attraction were mutual, maybe he wouldn’t try to break through the glass and maul her, but the hard look in his eyes gave her little hope of that. She glanced surreptitiously through the veil of her blonde hair to watch him turn and move to his clothes in the center of his cube. She tried unsuccessfully not to ogle his back and his ass and the back of his thighs. Stop, Syd!
She was stopped from further angering the wolf or embarrassing herself beyond repair by the too-happy robotic voice. “Number 5857B, please prepare to exit your cell for daily exercise.”
The glass door on her cube slid open. But then, so did the door to the right of her… 5856. The wolf. His eyes glowed as he glanced over. Oh shit. Oh shit. Oh shit. There was no longer any barrier stopping him from coming into her cube. Was that how the previous occupant had gone out? It hadn’t been lost on her that the wolf was just 5856 and she was 5857B. They weren’t exactly subtle around here.
But then warm air that smelled like raspberries hit her in the face, and suddenly for some reason she felt very calm and peaceful.
The robotic voice spoke again: “Please follow the glowing arrows to the exercise yard, and remember to play nice with your friends.”
The word friends, snapped her out of the calm enough to think yeah, right. She wasn’t sure why she’d had that mental break for a second where everything was roses and chocolate hearts, but she was mostly back to normal. The tension of moving in a single file line with the rest of the preternaturals who were far stronger than her was more than enough to shake any sense of peace she’d felt.
She followed the glowing arrows and the werewolf in front of her. His white T-shirt practically glowed against his olive skin. Just underneath where the fabric ended on his arm was a black tattoo with the number 5856. Sydney guessed it hadn’t been a voluntary tattoo and was thankful she didn’t have one. Yet.
As they walked down the hallway, she couldn’t help being mesmerized by the way his muscles moved under the shirt as he walked. She wanted to lick… no bite… no stroke…
The wolf in front of her growled, startling her, and her face flamed. His back was to her. How in the hell could he know she was thinking inappropriate things about him?
Sense of smell. Oh yeah. Wow, this was mortifying. Sydney blushed even harder and was thankful when they reached the open air of the exercise yard. The moon was waxing. It would be full in just a couple of days. She wondered if she’d have to come out here with therians when that happened.
They’d all have to shift under the moon; they wouldn’t be able to control or stop it. What if the wolf came after her then? Maybe if she talked to him. Maybe she could diffuse the situation somehow. Maybe when he was in wolf form he’d remember she was a friend and not food.
She followed him to the edge of the yard and tapped him on the shoulder. “Excuse me.”
He rounded on her and growled. “WHAT?” That dangerous glow was in his eyes again.
“No,” he said with a nasty sneer, “You are 5857B. And you’d better get used to it.”
She couldn’t believe she’d been attracted to him just minutes ago. More than just threatening and intimidating, out here where he could talk to her, he was just plain unpleasant.
“Well, sorry,” she mumbled. “I just thought we didn’t have to hate each other.” Because I was hoping maybe then you wouldn’t go psychotic on me later.
Sydney took several steps back as he moved into her space.
“Let me be the one to educate you about things here. We are not going to be allies. You will never speak to me again. And if you have any sense in that stupid blonde head of yours, you won’t attempt to call attention to yourself with any of the others, either. You are an abomination. We smell your weakness, and everyone in this yard wants to rip you apart to undo the mistake your idiotic parents made. Stay the fuck away from all of us or learn the consequences of being what you are.”
Sydney was stunned into silence. It wasn’t as if she thought they were going to cuddle on the couch for movie night or anything, but she also hadn’t expected such acidic words from someone who didn’t even know her.
“GO!” he growled, pointing to the far end of the yard.
Noah watched Sydney scurry away from the other prisoners. Good. Now if she could do that for just one more night because two nights from now, he was busting them out. She hadn’t recognized him. But of course, she wouldn’t. Her sense of smell wasn’t as developed as his. And he’d changed so much from when they were kids. Then again, she had, too. She’d transformed from a child into a woman, and the looks a few of the others gave her as she passed, left no doubt.
He growled. He’d never get out of here with her. And he’d chew his own arm off before he left without her.
If he hadn’t been sure before, he was sure now. Sydney was his true mate.
Just before he’d been kidnapped, Noah had asked his dad about mates. The words Cole had spoken would never leave him: “You can take anyone you want for a mate, but a true mate is determined by blood and destiny. She’s out there somewhere. You’ll be happier if you listen to the instinct and don’t try to mark anyone but her.”
PRE-ORDER LINKS (official release date November 5th. This is a definite release date. Retailers already have final files.) $2.99 pre-order and release day sale not available through Smashwords, Apple, or Barnes and Noble (due to delays with premium distribution with Smashwords and the fact that Nook still doesn’t allow pre-order outside of using Smashwords.) However, the $2.99 pre-order price is available at: Google Play, Amazon, and Kobo Books.
Kobo Link for $2.99 Unleash the Moon pre-order. Click Here. (I think that’s the US store, but it’s available pre-order on sale in all countries Kobo is sold.)
Amazon.com Link for $2.99 Unleash the Moon pre-order. Click Here.
Amazon.co.uk pre-order link. Click Here. (Note that all Amazon stores except for India have a pre-order button and the price is the exchange rate price that matches up with the $2.99 price.)
Google Play $2.99 pre-order link. Click Here. (Note that the non-US Google Play stores also have pre-order, and it is also on sale at the exchange rate.)
Links for Pre-order where there is no sale and it is regular retail: $4.95:
Smashwords link. $4.95. Click Here.
Barnes and Noble Link. $4.95. Click Here. (Believe me, it annoys the crap out of me that Nook does not yet have a more direct way to get a pre-order button. If they did, I could offer you the sale here. Nook is behind the ball on everything they do.)
I’m not sure if it’s up at Apple ibookstore yet. The ibookstore completely mystifies me. But if it’s not there for pre-order yet, it will be.
Wow. So this morning I woke up and it really hit me that Unleash The Moon is the last book. It’s like having all your friends move away. I started Kept (the first novella in Blood Lust) in 2007. And here we are, seven years later. That’s a long time to spend with characters.
I think I’ve been a tiny bit in denial about it because I plan to continue writing in this world. I made a big sandbox to play in, and there are so many side trails I can go down and things I can explore. And given how “key” many of the heroes and heroines are from this series in this whole world I’ve created, there is a good chance some of them may occasionally make a cameo in the future, or at least get mentioned.
So that has kind of made it “a softer goodbye”, but dude, I’m a little sad.
Looking over the series, I feel like this last book gives things a sense of completeness, showing how all these couples came together (usually through a tie to somebody else), and how they ultimately all play a vital role in where we end up and where their world ends up (which is really an introduction into the dark paranormal serial I’ll be writing next.)
In a way I feel like the overarching series is about Anthony, though. (Even though Cain will always be my favorite.) Anthony appears in the very first scene in Blood Lust (in Kept), and he’s in the very last scene of Unleash the Moon. And he’s in every single book in a key plot way except Save My Soul. He often drives the plot, usually as the antagonist/villain, but very occasionally in a heroic or semi-heroic way.
Unleash the Moon focuses on the relationship between Anthony and Charlee’s daughter, Sydney, and Jane and Cole’s son, Noah. (One of the fun things about Unleash The Moon is that you get to see Anthony being an overprotective father. And he does parenthood about like you’d think he would… very bull in a china shop about it.)
This is the first title of mine that has a specific definite release date (at least for Amazon and Kobo), and not a soft release date like previous titles.
If you are interested in seeing where this series ends up (and if you are just jumping on, you should be able to read the 6th book out of order with no big troubles since the front story, the main plot of each book, is about a different couple), click here for more information and links for the pre-order.
Unleash The Moon is on $2.99 introductory pre-order sale (regular retail: $4.95). Sale will go only through November 5th. (Release day).
Blood Lust, the first book in The Preternaturals Series is currently free at Kobo, Amazon, and Google Play. So if you are new to my world and you aren’t sure whether or not it’s your thing… grab the first book free. (There seem to be a lot of books out there called Blood Lust, so remember it’s the Zoe Winters one.) :)
Thanks for reading!
The Complete Preternaturals Series in Order:
Book 1: Blood Lust
Book 2: Save My Soul
Book 3: The Catalyst
Book 4: Life Cycle
Book 5: Forbidden
Book 6: Unleash The Moon
And here is my Amazon Author Page: Click here to see my full list of titles on Amazon.
(Actually, no… it’s been EIGHT YEARS since I started this series! I just remembered I wrote Save My Soul first for Nanowrimo in 2006. It was only when I was in the third novella in Blood Lust that I realized Cain was an integral part of this world and I’d already introduced him in Save My Soul… but… hadn’t published SMS yet. Blood Lust (Kept, Claimed, Mated) got pubbed first, so SMS became book 2, and then book 3 started tying both of them together further. Wow, I’m like an old dude telling war stories here. Don’t mind me.)
I can now share more about the 6th book in the preternaturals series.
Title: Unleash the Moon
Release Date: Halloween 2014
… Can two souls trapped in separate cages ever find each other?
Twenty-six years have passed since the link between heaven and earth was severed and all hell broke loose. The fighting raged until the human magic users took over the cities, driving most of the preternaturals into hiding.
This is the world Sydney Burgess has grown up in, locked inside her father’s compound. As the daughter of a human mother and a vampire king, she has all the weaknesses of a vampire but none of their strengths. Anthony keeps her on a tight leash, ever-vigilant against the constant imagined threats to her safety. But all she wants is to break free and start a real life.
Noah Riley has lived in captivity for the past twenty years, so long he barely knows how to be a werewolf anymore. Even with a photographic memory, most of his past before the facility feels fuzzy at best. His strongest memories are of the little girl he protected during his childhood: Sydney. When he reaches his full power on his twenty-eighth birth moon, he’ll have a chance to break free to find her and finally reunite with his family.
But vampires and werewolves are mortal enemies. Even if Sydney is Noah’s true mate, the vampire king would kill him before he ever let a filthy werewolf near her, especially one of questionable sanity.
Okay big update time:
I’m going to try to get Noah and Sydney’s book to the editing team today. Tomorrow I’m getting back into finishing up the first draft of Brian and Mina’s book (on the Kitty name). While I’m doing that… I am also going to be working on/planning a serial I’ve had in the back of my head for Zoe for awhile now.
I’m going to aim for 20k word episodes, and I’m looking at 3 “seasons” right now to get it told. It’s going to be a little different than my other Zoe stuff but in the same world. It’s going to be dark paranormal fantasy. Maybe some snark in there like per usual, but probably somewhat darker. There may be some sexual undercurrents and some psychological mindfuckery (like Kitty does mindfuckery) but it’s not going to be erotica. It’s not going to really be romance either. A romance will likely bloom. I don’t know yet if what happens will happen on or off camera.
I’m really really excited about this and to get started on it. I’m wanting to try to get the first season fully or at least several episodes in the can before I start releasing them so at least during a season I can have steady releases every two weeks. Price point will be $2.99 for each episode (which is part of why I’m making episode lengths 20k and not shorter.)
I can’t wait to unveil more about this. It will all occur in the future dystopian world you’ll be introduced to in Noah and Sydney’s book.
Today only, Blood Lust is 99 cents at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Sale good through Midnight tonight. (And however long after that it takes for the retailers to switch the price back. If you like to live dangerously you can wait until just after midnight to see if you can still get the sale. Live on the edge! Just kidding. Buy it now.)
Blood Lust for 99 cents at Amazon.com (other Amazon stores will be discounted as well. Search separately.)
*insert fireworks here*