Woot! Look what I just found, guys! You remember me lauding Jaye Wells recently, right? I got an early read of the first book in her new Prospero’s War series, DIRTY MAGIC, and I swear to you – she gets better and more imaginative with each book. This is a writer in Full Stride, and I admire her greatly. Unfortunately, DIRTY MAGIC isn’t out until next year, but this is:
Meridian Six remembers the days before the Troika enslaved humans. She also remembers her mother, a freedom fighter who was murdered in the final battle between humans and vampires. But it is her mother’s final words that have haunted her: Red means life.
When M6 finally runs from the vampires who’ve held her captive, she finds herself used by her own race. Because in a world at war, freedom is a luxury paid for in blood.
I read the first scene when Wells released it here, and again, another strong world, another auto-buy for me. It was so strong and unique I had to do a little more research on how she wrote it/what inspired it, etc.
Bingo! Turns out it feels fully developed because she originally conceived of it as a full novel and series. Anyway, if you like my work, I think you’ll love hers, and this novella will only run you $2.99. So have it with your coffee, not in lieu of it. And if you think it’s as fabulous as I do, let Wells know by leaving her a brief review on your favorite site.
Even a line or two helps authors more than you know. Or just tell her I sent you. I’m going to run into her at some point or another, and maybe I’ll get a taco out if it. ;)