Welcome back, agents. There’s a lot happening this week at HQ. For one thing, Agent Clark is with us today.
Agent Clark: Hello.
Me: We are also entering the last week for interested agents to take the Quiz (https://pausefortales.blogspot.com/2018/02/weekend-briefing-and-contest-by-jes-drew.html) for a chance at a signed copy of Castaways. And we are entering the countdown until the cover reveal and publication date announcement of its sequel, Fugitives.
Agent Clark (beginning to rise): Well, you seem a bit busy. I doubt you really need me. If you’ll just excuse me-
Me (grabbing Clark’s elbow and yanking him back down while still grinning at all you lovelies): We do need you, Agent Clark. You’re here for a very specific purpose- to inform our agents on what to expect along the lines of sequels.
Agent Clark (groaning): Fine, fine, fine- but if Felicity shows up, I’m putting an egg in my shoe and beating it.
Me: Well, get onto it, then.
Agent Clark: Since apparently there are absolutely no other agents available to speak on this matter, our nifty agency would like me to explain to you rug rats and kitty cats-
Me: Please, enough with the fifties slang. It makes you too noticeable-
Agent Clark: Then allow me to clue you in. Castaways is a companion book, of sorts, to the three books in the Ninja and Hunter series. It will have two sequels of its own, one of which is apparently being all announced about next week, or something or other.
Me: You’re a spy. At least try to pretend you want to be here.
Agent Clark: I’ll leave lying to the other agents. I’m just an explainer, apparently. Anyway, where were we? Oh, yes; there is supposed to be a serial sequel trilogy to both those series that will have alternating POVs between the protagonists of both series or something like that. It’ll be the cat’s meow, I’m sure.
Me (tapping my foot): Agent Clark-
Agent Clark: The Howling Twenties is, at this present moment, off countering John Donne and being an island all on its own for the time being. Oh, and my own book has already been sequeled. Rumors of a short story to come starring me are, unfortunately, more than rumors. So don’t get too used to any happily ever afters. It never lasts in this business.
Me: You’re more sardonic than usual.
Agent Clark: Yes, well, I’m supposed to be teaching an ankle-biter or two how to play baseball. So if you’ll excuse me…
Exeunt Agent Clark
Enter Agent Felicity (out of nowhere)
Agent Felicity (glancing around): I heard Kristian in here a moment ago.
Me (wearily pointing at the door Agent Clark left through): That way. Just, go. I’m done with this.
Agent Felicity (grinning evilly): I’ll go make him miserable for you. Or, you know, more miserable…
Exeunt Agent Felicity
Kristian Clark and the Agency Trap, Book One: The Bachelor Missions
The good-guys, the bad-guys, and the wild card- it’s the ultimate game of cloak and dagger.
Kristian Clark, private eye, thought his days as a special agent were behind him, but when he’s drafted into action, he finds himself reunited with his old team- and painful memories of why they broke up in the first place. But as he plunges into mission after mission- from a ‘holy heist’ to babysitting a young tracker to going undercover in a cult- Kristian finds that everything he tried to leave behind is coming back to haunt him with a vengeance, and then some.
First, there’s the mysterious woman who knows more about Kristian- and his past- than makes sense while using science fiction weapons that don’t make sense period. Then there are the shady powers-that-be who are responsible for drafting him back into this world to satisfy their own nefarious agendas. It’s all Kristian can do to keep from being pulled into their games as he tries to figure out who to trust and what to fight for, even as the trap put to place to destroy him is set with a ticking clock. When did espionage get so complicated?
And our giveaway:
Emily Rogers thought nothing could be worse than her family moving across the ocean. When the unthinkable happens and the ship goes down, she learns just how wrong she is. Now she’s stranded on a deserted island with her two young cousins and Christopher Williams, the boy who refused to leave until all the women and children were safe.
But the island hides many secrets and holds many dangers. And as they fight to survive and hold onto hope, one unsettling question rises above the others. Is the island really deserted?
Be sure to drop by and take the Quiz at https://pausefortales.blogspot.com/2018/02/weekend-briefing-and-contest-by-jes-drew.html for a chance to win your own signed copy!
Join us next time, agents, for final day to send in your answers to the Quiz and the cover reveal and the announcement of the publication date of Castaways, Book Two: Fugitives. Until then, avoid anything that might get you brain-wiped. Ciao!