Today is my birthday. It’s always a milestone to celebrate another year. I’m healthy and have a wonderful family, so life is good. I usually make it a weeklong event. Okay, sometimes a month long one. It’s the simple things that make me happy. I’ll have a small cake, or a large cupcake, depending on my mood. I’ll buy a book, maybe visit a favorite store and treat myself to a small treasure. I’ll also look at the past year and see how I’ve changed and grown and contemplate the coming year.
I’ve recently celebrated another milestone—16 years as a published author and 106 books. October 27, 2020 marked 16 years since my first book Annabelle Lee (now available as Uncovering Annabelle) was released by Ellora’s Cave. It’s been a wild journey, filled with huge ups and downs, but I wouldn’t have missed a moment of it. I’m looking forward to what the next year brings.
And the release of IVAR’S ESCAPE, book 2 of the Assassins of Gravas series, earlier this month, makes it 107 books. I’m sharing a teaser below.
The American Thanksgiving is in a few days. Have a safe and wonderful holiday with your family and friends.
Assassins of Gravas, Book 2
Ivar el Gravaso—a
prince of Gravas—wakes in a prison cell with no idea how he got there or even who
he is. If his captor can’t get answers from Ivar, his days are numbered. When a
strange woman sneaks into the prison and promises to get him out, he’s
suspicious. Is this nothing more than another trick by his captor or is she
truly there to help?
Delphi is an assassin sent by the Gravasian government to infiltrate the space pirate stronghold of Tortuga in search of the missing prince. She finds a prisoner who is well-spoken, knowledgeable, and ready to fight, even though he has no idea who he is. He might be her target. It’s difficult to tell due to his ragged appearance. But no way can she leave him behind, no matter who he is.
“I’m going to get you out of here.” Her words sent warmth to his heart.
“It’s too dangerous.” It was a miracle she hadn’t been found out.
“I won’t be caught. And if I am, I’m not without skills.”
He shook his head, not sure if she could see him. “The guards don’t have blasters, but they have knives and clubs and they’re big bastards.”
“And I’m deadlier than I look.” The air in front of him stirred as her dark hand came toward him. He flinched before he could stop himself. When she started to withdraw, he grabbed her fingers. She curled them into his, squeezing gently. “I’m going to get you out of here.”
The promise sank into his bones, strengthening them, firing his determination. “You can’t risk yourself. I don’t have much time left. Balthazar wants information I can’t give him. Even if I could remember it, I wouldn’t.”
“Not even to save yourself?”
He shook his head. “No, honor is everything.” He’d said it without thinking. It was part of the very fabric of his being. “Family and honor is all.”
Her fingers tightened around his. “It’s a pleasure to meet you, Ivar.”
Evernight Publishing: https://www.evernightpublishing.com/ivars-escape-by-n-j-walters/
N.J. Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.
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