Fracture (The Machinists, Book 1)

Allyn Kaplan’s life is anything but magical. As a first year associate at a prestigious Portland law firm, his professional life is on the rise. All that is turned upside-down by a mysterious attack on his life by strange people with stranger abilities. Thrust into an underground world of magic where rival Families are on the brink of war, Allyn wants only to return to his normal life and thriving career.

But distancing himself from this new reality is nearly impossible. Haunted by the attack and questioning why he was targeted to begin with, Allyn's questions only deepen with the sudden disappearance of his sister. The only place to turn for answers, and for help, is a Magi Family whose agenda he wants no part of. Yet with his sister's life on the line, he may have no choice but to pick a side.

Martyr is Done!

…or nearly done. 🙂

After three intensive drafts, I turned the Martyr manuscript into my editor on May 21st. Sometime in the next couple weeks I’ll receive notes and feedback which I’ll incorporate into the book, and from there it’ll go into line editing, copy editing, and proofreading. Assuming I’m not forced to do huge revisions or restructuring, the book will be released this October. That means all the fun stuff is coming soon! Cover reveals, blurb reveals, preview chapters, it’s all be rolling out over the next few weeks, and let me tell you, we’ve got some good stuff lined up.

You might also notice a new project in my “Works in Progress.” Without giving too much away, Heritage is a prequel story set in the world of The Machinists, and will revolve around a set of characters you haven’t been introduced to, but are central to the overall story. The goal is to have a good portion of the rough draft written before I get my editorial notes back on Martyr, and release the two books at about the same time. There will be more on this to come, but my ultimate plan is to…oops, never mind, too much info…

Stay tuned for more Machinists goodness and be sure to like my Facebook Page for more updates!

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