Darkfall, (October 4th) I'm giving away another ARC (advance reader copy) from my secret stash. You get a book, and all the typos that go with it, so you can see even the pros make mistakes.
For this first contest, just leave a comment on this post and tell me what the hardest thing you've ever done is. The winner will be chosen by random next Monday, September 12th.
What category that falls into is your call. The hardest thing in writing, editing, life, school, love, whatever works for you! Actually, it doesn't even have to be real. Make something up if you want.
Here's a peek at the cover copy (WARNING: spoilers if you haven't read Blue Fire. Don't click "read more" unless you really want to know) Although there will be a post on Friday about the nature of spoilers and if knowing details ahead of time actually matter:
War has come.
Nya’s the one who brought it. And the people love her for it.
With Baseer in shambles and Geveg now an impenetrable military stronghold, Nya and the Underground have fled to a safer location—without Tali. Nya is guilt-ridden over leaving her sister behind and vows to find her, but with the rebellion in full swing and refugees flooding the Three Territories, she fears she never will.
The Duke, desperate to reclaim the throne as his own, has rallied his powerful army. And they are on the move, destroying anyone who gets in the way.
To save her sister, her family, and her people, Nya needs to stay ahead of the Duke’s army and find a way to build one of her own. Past hurts must be healed, past wrongs must be righted, and Nya must decide: Is she merely a pawn in the rebellion, a symbol of hope—or is she ready to be a hero?