I rarely do cover reveals because I don’t do pre-orders and I don’t like to show off something that isn’t available yet BUT I just sent Return of Dancer of the Nile to the formatter, so the book should be out within a week.
The other thing is, I commissioned two covers from the wonderful Fiona Jayde – a new cover for the first book Dancer of the Nile (released in 2013) in this informal duology and then this cover with the same model for the second book, coming soon.
There’s nothing new about the 2013 book except I will put the new cover on the ebook seller sites later this week. So if you already own Dancer of the Nile, no need to buy it again.
I’ve had a sequel in mind for Nima and Kamin for quite awhile because I really enjoy these two characters and it was fun to revisit them and pose significant new challenges for them to overcome. (No, I don’t undo everything that was done in book one – they’re still deeply in love. It’s more adventure though!).
The blurb for the first book (from 2013), while we wait, in case you haven’t read it yet:
2014 Golden Quill Award Finalist
Nima’s beauty and skill as a dancer leads an infatuated enemy to kidnap her after destroying an Egyptian border town. However, she’s not the only hostage in the enemy camp: Kamin, an Egyptian soldier on a secret mission for Pharaoh, has been taken as well. Working together to escape, the two of them embark on a desperate quest across the desert to carry word of the enemy’s invasion plans to Pharaoh’s people.
As they flee for their lives, these two strangers thrown together by misfortune have to trust in each other to survive. Nima suspects Kamin is more than the simple soldier he seems, but she finds it hard to resist the effect he has on her heart. Kamin has a duty to his Pharaoh to see his mission completed, but this clever and courageous dancer is claiming more of his loyalty and love by the moment. Kamin starts to worry, if it comes to a choice between saving Egypt or saving Nima’s life…what will he do?
Aided by the Egyptian god Horus and the Snake Goddess Renenutet, beset by the enemy’s black magic, can Nima and Kamin evade the enemy and reach the safety of the Nile in time to foil the planned attack?
Can there ever be a happy future together for the humble dancer and the brave Egyptian soldier who is so much more than he seems?