Like any sequel worth its salt, Tides doesn't just continue the story started in Mud. It also expands the world. And along with an expanded world comes new characters. 

With Tides' launch two weeks away, today I'm giving you an exclusive first introduction to the most important and beloved members of this fresh set of characters about to come your way.

Xam --  A soldier of Ir-Nearch, Haven's sister city. Like so many others in this awful middle realm of Terath, he escaped a wrathful dictator. But now he's found peace in his new home ... and captured one of our heroes' hearts.

Helda -- In a ruthless world, the leader of a free city must be ruthless too. Which makes Helda the perfect woman for the job. Rough years rebelling against unfair regimes have hardened her and sharpened her loyalty. All this makes her an ideal ally as an unstable world teeters toward war, and a foreboding enemy.

Avi -- Jordan's adopted brother, who he grew up with side by side in Haven. We met him oh-so-briefly in Mud, and he's still there, serving as his brother's right hand man. These two have a very brotherly relationship--by which I mean complicated.

Nabi -- A young resident of Ir-Nearch, with a big, brave heart...and a Gift she handles better than The Chronicle of the Third Realm War's adults. A great deal of power in a very small package, Nabi packs surprising spiritual power.

Koreh -- This is a woman full of power, and she is hungry to unleash it. Now that the barrier between the Underworld and Terath is broken, she's the first to break free and take up the fight for all the demigods feel they were cheated of twice before.

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Remember how I told you the manuscript for Tides, the second full novel in the Chronicels of the Third Realm War series, was with my publisher getting all polished up and pretty? I can finally prove it.

The second full novel of the Chronicles of the Third Realm War series is releasing this October!

Check out the official teaser blurb:

Rona didn't ask to be brought back from the Underworld, and now that she is alive again, she’s angry enough to raise hell.

It’s a good thing too, because hell is coming for her. As the realm braces for another round of wars between the Gods and the demigods, Rona’s fate is entangled with the unlikely heroes responsible for bringing her back to life: a golem marked by the Gods and a man with the touch of destiny upon him.

As this questionable duo heads out to face the unknown and stop the realm from destruction, Rona will be damned if they’re going to stop her from coming with them. Together, they embark on a quest to stop the war before it begins. For if they can’t stop the demigods, the entire middle realm of Terath will be torn apart, and everyone in their way destroyed.

But the fate of the realm isn’t the only thing Rona has to worry about, because the past she killed herself to escape is about to catch up to her again.

That's right, I handed the narrative off to Rona, and hold on tight, because she is pissed. It's going to be so awful/amazing, you guys. I can't wait.

And hey, as the release draws nearer, I've got some pretty great opportunities coming down the pipeline, with chances for you to WIN BIG with some swag, gift cards, and my hand-picked all-time favorite novels for you to win.

You can get a jump on the first of these opportunities right now: Get an early digital copy of Tides before anyone else can get their hands on it! All you gotta do is leave a review on Amazon.

Sign up here -- there's going to be some great prizes involved for those who do it, with more details to come soon.

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My debut novel, Mud, turned a year old last week. I've been celebrating with my email subscribers all week long iwth a $.99-sale on the novel, and a series of secrets about the novel's sequel, Tides, which releases in August.
It's been a blast! And as it turns out, I'm a terrible secret-keeper, because as fun as it's been to explore these secrets one-by-one, I couldn't resist extending the sale one last day (buy Mud before midnight, ya'll!) and sharing a recap of the secrets:

7 Little Secrets about Tides:

1. Adem looks really different from another character's eyes.
2. Rona takes no shit on a good day ... and she has no good days in Tides.
3. Jordan may be grown up now (barely), but that doesn't mean he's ready for what's about to strike.
4. That thing in Adem’s box? Our crew of heroes isn’t finished with it yet.
5. Remember that border between the realms Adem shattered? All sorts of creepy crawlies are creeping into Terath through it.
6. The gods aren't as engaged as you think.
7. The Tides ... are about to change.
More awesome tidbits about Tides, including a cover reveal and more insights into my thought process as I wrote it, will come as that release date creeps closer.
But for now, get ready by reading the first book in the series. Again, ya'll it's just $.99 if you buy before midnight!

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