Tuesday, August 4, 2020

SOUL BORN ORIGINS: OPAL available while you wait to read BLOOD DIVIDED

Hi all,

If you are waiting to read BLOOD DIVIDED, head over to my website (newly reworked) and pic up the free PDF that tells the tale of Opal's origin. 

Here is the direct link to the SOUL BORN page: https://www.kevinbreaux.com/soul-born just scroll down to the bottom. You will see the place to click and download the file. 

SOUL BORN ORIGINS: OPAL is a fun read. And gives some good insight to how Opal became the person she is in the first book. 

I have written other supplemental short stories, but they are meant to read after BLOOD DIVIDED. 

Hope you enjoy!

Kevin James Breaux

Stay safe everyone! 

Thursday, July 2, 2020

BLOOD DIVIDED edits are done and sent to publisher

Hi all,

So it took longer than expected. Blame COVID. Blame the government...whatever you want. Wasn't me! ;)

I got the last round of BLOOD DIVIDED edits back from my publisher in April and I just finished them this week.  I worked through them all, and then reread the book. I swear, I probably made a few new mistakes while fixing that last batch. UG! 

But this is life. I am a perfectionist and I struggle and drive myself crazy. Anyway...

More good news!  Pablo, who did the first cover, has returned and is days from finishing the new cover. So expect to see an update in a week or so with the cover art sneak peek.

I have always enjoyed BLOOD DIVIDED in the series. I feel it takes the time to really show who the characters are. And it lays the foundation for the next book which is action-packed.

The series was once three books, but book three was massive. So I broke it in two and made the series four books.

Hopefully the publisher and I can get book three out in 2022. I need to rewrite some of it, edit it, proof it...etc. Wish me luck!

Thanks all!

Kevin James Breaux

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

SOUL BORN excerpt

Tala jammed the broken arrow end into the chain links of the armor over her shoulder and laid herself on top of the water, arms outstretched, face down.

After a few seconds of stillness, Tala peeked out of the water just enough to breathe. The cold river lapped at her long elven ears, yet she could still faintly hear the chatter of the shadow elves in the distance.

“—water, sir!” one of the shadow elves said.

“Dead?” another elf answered with stiff authority.

“Yes, sir, floating face-first.”

“Was he hit?”

“Arrow to the shoulder.”

“That makes seven. These poison-tipped arrows…”

“Should we—?”

“Deprive some animal of a good meal? No. Leave him.”

The weight of the armor started to become too much for Tala to bear. She tried to keep afloat but could not use her arms and legs to tread water or the masquerade would be ruined. She drew a deep breath before she sank.

A strong current continued to push her forward even after she struck the bottom. The icy water numbed her hands and made it almost impossible to unhook the chain mail. Suddenly, the sobering realization that she was going to drown entered her thoughts. Then her body collided with something hard, which forced out what little air had remained in her lungs.

She turned over in the water and saw the object she had crashed into—a downed tree lying half in the stream. Tala flailed around in search of something to grab onto. Her right hand hooked onto a thick branch, and with every ounce of strength, she yanked herself out of the water.

Tala’s lungs worked overtime as she pulled herself to the shore and crawled out of the water. She wanted to collapse, but she built the willpower to stand.

“Shadow elves…” Tala coughed. “Hate them.”

Kevin James Breaux