Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Bloodwalker Releases! & IWSG: Ready or Not

I'm excited to announce Bloodwalker
is released and live on all vendors!

Yeah, baby!
Let the Celebration Begin!


Special thanks to my publisher, 
for believing in me and in Bloodwalker!



Blurb:

Lightning flashes. Another child disappears…


When Zorka Circus performs, its big top roars with laughter and cheers, but when it moves on, there are fewer children in the European towns it leaves behind.


Circus Security Chief Rurik suspects a killer hides among the international performers, but they close ranks—they’ve always viewed lightning-scarred Rurik as the monster. Nevertheless, he's determined to find the culprit and stop them before anyone else dies and the only place he can call home is ripped apart by the murders.


Into Zorka Circus comes the Skomori clan, despised as gravediggers and ghoulish bloodwalkers. A one-day truce allows bloodwalker Sylvie to marry. Instead, she finds a body. Alerting others will defy her clan’s strict rules, break the truce, and leave her an outcast.


When more bodies turn up, the killer's trail becomes impossible to ignore. Rurik and Sylvie must follow the clues—even if they lead to something unimaginable...


“YA horror novelist Cain (Soul Cutter) steps right up to the center ring in this captivating shocker of children disappearing after the circus comes to town.” 
~ Publishers Weekly
BUY LINKS:
Amazon   ~   Amazon (Kindle)   ~   Amazon UK
Barnes & Noble   ~   Kobo   ~   iBooks

Author: L.X. Cain was born in the U.S. but now lives on the Red Sea and busily taps away at a laptop, coming up with stories to thrill and entertain readers. 
Contact L.X. Cain at: 
Blog   ~   Facebook   ~   Twitter


Want to know how I thought up 
the bizarre Skomori rituals in Bloodwalker?
Read my guest post on Sue Bursztynski's blog:


IWSG - Ready or Not, Here I Come!

The Insecure Writers Support Group asks an interesting question this month: 

When do you know your story is ready?

I think most writers will agree that if we had our way, we'd never stop editing -- even on books that are already released.  We're convinced our work can always be a little better with a tweak here or there, and we want to polish it until it achieves a dazzling brilliance.

Because it's natural for writers' abilities to improve as time goes on, that means our books improve too.  But that actually makes it harder to write---knowing more means we expect more from ourselves---and makes it harder to ever feel our stories are truly "ready."

At some point you have to push your baby bird out of the nest and let it fly.  The best way to stop editing it (once you've given it 150%) is to find a new project that is exciting.  Then it's a little easier to tame the OCD that make us crazy, peel our death grip off the manuscript, and move on...


This is a post for the Insecure Writer's Support Group, the brainchild of Alex J. Cavanaugh. It exists so the community of blogging writers can share and support each other, blog-hopping to cheerlead and commiserate. To find out more, visit: Insecure Writer's Support Group. Plus, check out the IWSG Website for lots of helpful info and links.
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