So in the midst of working, I remembered that I still hadn’t put up the cover copy for the second Phantom Corps book, MESMERIZED!

When You Least Expect It…

They call him the Shadow. Andrei Solace delivers death on silent feet as an assassin for the Phantom Corps. The perfect weapon in the fight against the Imperium, he’s sent to the same ‘Verse he left behind as a youth.

Piper Roundtree is a mercenary prepared for anything—except for being rescued from Imperial lackeys by the man she hasn’t laid eyes on in eleven years. While she remembers every mesmerizing sensation he gave her, she thought they were through. And against the backdrop of an impending war, their passion is reignited.

The girl Andrei once loved is now a fierce woman who can pilot a ship through canyons at high speeds, and drive him wild with equalabandon. As much as Andrei tries to protect her from the darkness inside him, Piper admires his skills and the code he lives by. Now the lovers must join forces—in more ways than one—to save the Known Universe before the enemy hurls it into irreversible chaos…

I know they cover conferenced on it a while back so I’m so excited to see what the art department at Berkley has in store for me.


  1. Mary
    June 15th, 2010 at 1:06 pm · Link

    SQUEEL!!!!!!!!!!!! Whoot can’t wait.

  2. Christine
    June 15th, 2010 at 1:16 pm · Link

    This sounds really good.

  3. ShellBell
    June 16th, 2010 at 12:20 pm · Link

    I love the sound of Mesmerized – 2011 is so far away!

  4. Maryam
    June 17th, 2010 at 5:04 pm · Link

    Sounds delicious! But way too long a wait!

  5. Donald Urquhart
    June 28th, 2010 at 8:45 pm · Link

    Congrats on the new book! I’m sure it’ll be well recieved by all. Writing is no easy task, though some people seem to think it’s a lazy man’s (woman’s) job. They just see you staring out the window, or at the floor, or at your toes, and think that you’re just sitting there doing nothing. Little do they know that woolgathering is an absolutely vital part of the process. Without daydreaming, plots get stale, scenes get overworked and originality is utterly banished from the process. However, it sounds like you avoid those problems quite well, as your hero sounds like as much fun as your heroine. Thanks for posting the nibble, and I’m looking forward to getting the rest in 2011.

    Donald from Sage Tea Side Effects