I’m finishing up the last few details and hope to upload Billow later tonight. After that, it’s up to Amazon and B&N on how long it takes to get it up on their sites.
Since we’re nearing the release, I thought I’d share some of my thoughts on the book.
Billow is a different kind of story than Whirl, which was primarily centered around the introduction of the world. Billow not only delves deeper into the characters, world, and larger series plot, but is also darker in tone.
If Whirl was about discovering potential and strength, Billow, in many ways, is an exploration in understanding and coming to terms with the limitations that make us human (or mortal as is the case for Kendra).
Acceptance on many different levels is the challenge that faces her in this installment. Faced with immense responsibilities and drastic change, Kendra’s journey as sondaleur is representative of her search for herself.
There’s a reason why I gave Empath to my heroine. It has the noblest of traits, but it also comes with the hardest of burdens. The Ondine Quartet series has always been about one teenage girl’s coming of age and path of self-discovery. Her relationships and challenging experiences serve to help her along the way.
Kendra’s journey is not an easy one. But what I’ve always loved about my heroine is that she doesn’t have all the superpowers in the world. She is searching for answers to questions that become progressively difficult as she matures. She has to learn, grow, and work for what she wants and sometimes the path can get murky.
But even in the midst of the most difficult circumstances, she continues to stand tall, not only for others but this time also for herself.
I hope you enjoy the next installment of the series. Keep an eye out on Facebook, Twitter, and my website. I’ll let you know the moment I upload and the book is available.