Cover Reveal: Day After by Emi Gayle

Day After

Book 2 in The 19th Year Trilogy

by Emi Gayle

Release Date: May 6, 2013

Target Reader: Young Adult

Keywords: Paranormal RomanceRomance

Back of the Book

Demon crypts. Vampire lairs. Glowing angels. Sexy sirens. The stuff of fiction.

Or so Winn Thomas always thought.

Since being accepted into the fold of the supernatural, he knows better. None of what he imagined is true, but everything he feared is, and binding himself to his changeling girlfriend until her nineteenth birthday will give him an education far beyond what he’d get at his human high school.

Luckily, Winn’s not giving up, he won’t back down, and he definitely isn’t going to run away with his tail between his legs. After all, only werewolves have tails. Right?

In this, the second of the 19th Year trilogy, Winn’s facing the challenge of one lifetime. If he doesn’t learn the truth about mythological creatures, his girlfriend Mac Thorne won’t either. That means, in six months, when she chooses her final form, she won’t know what to pick.

Winn, though, has his own ideas about Mac’s final selection—plans she knows nothing of.

He intends to have her pick human.

Whether she can or not.


Other Books in this series include:
After Dark (Book 1)

That sinking feeling when you realize you aren’t done after all…

Alas, I think my giddy announcement of having finished My Fair Vampire was premature.  I got to an end but it wasn’t the right end.  My lovely beta reader confirmed this for me. I am not done.

To end the novel based on its current trajectory means I either need to use my writer’s time machine and rewrite earlier chapters OR I need to finish the story started and scrap the current ending.  You ever try to draw a really long horizontal line but your ruler is shorter than the width of your canvas?  You underscore a bit on the left and you repeat on the right, then go back and forth until, hopefully, the lines connect somewhere in the middle.  My lines missed each other because they were never on the same plane to begin with.  That’s the penalty for non sequential writing and writing without an outline.

Back at the drawing board, I’ve already pumped the word count up to 93k but still have tons of plot in my head.  Dear God, I never thought I’d be one of those writers with the 200k word bloated tick of a manuscript who wrings her hands when she’d done and says, “how will I ever cut it down to make it marketable?”.

My other issue is my genre.  My Fair Vampire was originally going to be a paranormal romance.  As I add more elements of intrigue and move farther and farther away from the de rigeur HEA (Happily Ever After) required in a romance novel, I find myself drifting into Urban Fantasy land.  Uh-oh, Toto, we aren’t in Kansas anymore….  Life is much grittier here, but I think it will be a hell of a ride.

So, I’m off to adjust my goals, mentally reset my timer and rename my novel (cause My Fair Vampire sounds waaaay too wussy for Urban Fantasy) for starters.  Maybe I’ll even do a new Teaser Friday next week….we’ll see.