Welcome to my World. I will now commence gazing at my navel...
I am mid the copyediting/proof part of wrapping up my third Smoky Barrett novel: The Darker Side. It comes out in the UK 10 July and in the USA 1 October. I feel pretty good about it. I think it will satiate the fans of the series and I'm hopeful that some new readers will wash up on its shores. I can't give away too much, but it's all about secrets and how we all have them, and how almost all of us (no matter what we say or how much we protest) have at least one big, fat, juicy, horrible one.
Really. Someone out there reading this eats their boogers, someone out there reading this is into kink no one knows about, someone out there has been victimized and hid it from those they love... I'm not making light of this, by the way, however tongue in cheek this posting might sound at times. It's just the truth. The man who says he's never done a single truly disreputable thing in his life is the man I trust the least. I wouldn't let him watch my kids or handle my money, if you know what I mean.
So in the book, some people with very dark secrets indeed start showing up dead... and this comes across Smoky's desk. The first murder happens at 30,000 feet, on a plane travelling between Texas and Virginia. It's a wild ride from there to the end of the book.
For those who haven't read The Face of Death yet, I hope you'll give the paperback a try. The UK paperback comes out 1 May, and the US paperback goes on sale 7/29. If you haven't read any part of the series, you can start where you like, but of course I recommend starting at the beginning!
I'm hopeful about this whole blog thing. I plan to fill it up with all kinds of stuff. Some relevant to the books, but probably a lot that's not. It's an opportunity to blather on, and as the various women in my life have always been wont to point out, I do like to flap my gums.
For all the forgetful sons out there, this is your under two-week warning: Mother's Day is May 11th.