First of all, a hearty THANK YOU to all the new readers I’ve obtained over the course of the last couple of years. I try to shout out every now and again to my awesome supporters. You guys have no idea how much I treasure you- especially since you allow me to do something I am extremely addicted to-which is writing!!!
New readers also require new information. In the coming weeks- days 😉 you guys will be hearing more about my upcoming release “Layers of the Past”. You will also see me promoting a title called “Layers”. Now, given the fact that many of you are new to my style of doing things, you may be under the impression that “Layers” is the first book in the series and that you’ll need to read that before you delve into LOP (“Layers of the Past”). There’s a ‘yes’ and ‘no’ response to that.
I originally crafted “Layers” to be three short stories that were intended to be released as three separate ‘books’ and that would be it. Well…the characters had more to say about that and so did I 😉 My readers were also incredibly intrigued and wanted to know more as well. So instead of releasing “Layers” as three short stories, I released it as a novella. When you’re reading “Layers”, you’ll notice that the stories are labeled as Book I, Book II, Book III. I decided not to change that part of the format.
Some may look at “Layers of the Past” and see it as a Book IV and that’s fine. I’ve written this story however so that it may be enjoyed whether you’ve read “Layers” or not. In reading “Layers” you may have a better understanding of the dynamics between the characters and other little details that will make for a richer reading experience. It’s also a really short book, so there’s not a huge time commitment to finish it before the main book releases in July. Check out an excerpt of “Layers” here.
To say I’m excited about this book, doesn’t even scratch the surface right now as I’m going through the final draft. Long time readers, have heard me say that LOP would be a FULL-length novel since the novella was such a tease 🙂 Well…this story definitely lives up to the title, given the layers presented, how they weave and envelope the characters and unfold into some explosive and rather heartbreaking revelations. I hope the story will entertain and engage. I’m pretty sure it will excite you-I had to remind myself several times that I was writing as AlTonya Washington and not T. Onyx…
Toodles & Love,
Oh Yeah…Isn’t My Cover Amazing????!!!!!!!