I'm happy to report that Fourth Point of Contact went to proofreading last night. That...that took a lot longer than I initially expected.
You have to understand, Fourth was initially a novella. It was roughly 60,000 words, just shy of novel length, and my editor encouraged me to just leave it there. But I didn't like it. I have a fundamental issue about books that don't really have a plot. So I spun a plot into the book, but because I was doing it after the fact, many of the chapters I'd already written had to change to reflect the plot. Mostly dialogue, but still. That took two months of edits, with me publishing another book, and writing the draft for yet a third book all while juggling Fourth.
Yes. Yes, I am insane. Thank you for noticing.
But at the end of it all, Fourth had a plot and a word count of 122,000 words. It's not the largest book I've written, but it's in tie for first place. I will be so, so happy when this book is published.
And I can't wait for YOU to be able to read it and tell me what you think. :)
This was honestly my first gay fantasy and I adore it. So much. I think I connected with Percival Whybourne, the main character, because he's a complete bookworm. Like I am. But I really enjoyed the character growth in this series, as we see him as a slightly insecure man in the first book to a very powerful, confident sorcerer by book 8. (Which is where I'm currently at.)
I also love the fact that his partner, Griffin Flattery, is a good man that suits Whybourne right down to the ground. They make a good pair with each other, supportive and not afraid to kick each other if the other's being stupid. They have a healthy relationship, which you don't always see.
There's always a good plot in these books, always a lot of magic and a mystery surrounding what's going on. It's a healthy balance between action and romance, which I appreciate.
I would recommend this to anyone that loves a good fantasy and a good romance.
AJ Sherwood is an author the loves fantasy and sexy men. Hopefully together in the same book. Here she shares some of her favorite reads.
5 stars- Would buy it in hardback
4 stars- An enjoyable enough ride I'll buy the next book
3 stars - Author lost me at some point and I didn't bother finishing the book
2 stars - their editor, if they had one, should be shot, fired, and keel-hauled
1 - an affront to books everywhere