Hi! I know it has been FOREVER since I posted an update here. I also know it's been FOREVER since I published a Premonition series book. It's been almost 2 years. That's a long time. I know. I'm sorry. Feel free to let me know in the comments your feelings on this. I get at least one person taking me to task for it every day on one or more of my social media sites. It's daunting, but it's doubtless that I deserve it. I have been writing, but it's not always this series that gets my attention.
The Premonition series is my first love. Iniquity is so much fun to write. I will finish it, and when I do, it will be the best book I've ever written. You will not see some things coming. I will blindside you at every turn. You will freak out time and time again. You will fall in love all over again. I promise you that. I promise you the kind of story that you've come to expect from this series. One fraught with intense love, heart-pounding excitement, nail-biting fear, up-all-night action, and severe badassery.
I just can't give you a release date, yet. But I can give you a taste. Here's an excerpt from Brennus' POV. I have a new crush on Finn right now. This has not been edited. It is RAW. It is also subject to change.
Me eyes open ta a high ceiling above; exposed stone beams hold up a barrel-vaulted ceiling, shedding its discolored, crumbling plaster. Light from several half-boarded-over windows dispels da shadows from da room. I bring me hand ta da bridge of me nose, pinching it in an attempt ta ease da ache dere. I feel as if I’ve slept in da arms of an aingeal, only ta awake in Hell. Me head spins around as me blood jumps tru me. I’m na accustomed ta dat—me blood flowing freely in me veins—liquid and on fire. Me heart does na pump it; it still lies dormant in me chest. Nevertheless, blood is circulating tru out me body now, making me stronger dan ever before. ’Tis just one of da ways I’m different since Genevieve changed me.
Rising upon me elbow, it sinks inta da soft mattress. One corner of da clean, linen sheet comes untucked. I ignore it. I wait until da pressure in me head eases, and den I drop me hand ta see Finn eyeing me from his poppy-colored, winged chair in a corner of da spacious bedroom. Finn had located dis defunct seminary in a falling-down part of Detroit—Genevieve’s city.
“Any problems?” I ask Finn, wondering why he’s here in me bedroom.
“Plenty, but none pressing,” he replies, shooting out da white cuffs of his dress shirt from beneath his black suit jacket before smoothing his dark sleeve.
“How far are we wi’ da move?”
He smiles. “Farther dan expected—’tis a sound location—easier ta keep hidden dan our place in Ireland.” I nod. Da six-story Norman Gothic Revival building Finn found for us is spacious, constructed of brown ledge stone. Me room is on the top floor of a corner turret that's capped wi' a pointed, copper roof. Finn chose the location because it has several attached building in da same style. They encompass a few city blocks. At da same time, the structures affords us a great deal of privacy in dis abandoned neighborhood.
“Any complaints?” I ask.
“Truth be told, dere were a few,” Finn says with a barely suppressed grin.
“Eh?” I respond with a raise of me eyebrow.
Finn’s eyes twinkle. “Some o’ da neighbors took offense at da paleness of me flesh.”
Both of me eyebrows rise now. “Whah did ye say ta dat?” I smirk despite me aching head.
Wi’ a cheeky grin, he replies, “I told dem ’tis difficult ta get a tan when one’s undead.”
“How did dey take it?”
“Och, Brady ate dem before dey could respond. He was leppin’ wi’ da hunger.”
I shake me head slowly. “Anyting else?”
“I put Comgan in charge of da renovations. Da roof is sound, jus missing a wee bit o’ da slate. In all, ’twas a grand structure at one time: now ’tis a skeleton whose flesh has been ravished by poverty. Dermot has layered spells over da location. I had Erskine aid him. No craitur should be able ta detect our presence here. Since we bought da property straight out, na even da humans will bother us.”
I rub me eyes and nod. “Dat’s good, Finn.”
Finn studies me before he asks, “Do ye need anyting, Brenn? Is dere someting I can do for ye?”
“How long have I been gone?” I ask.
“Asleep? Na long,” he responds. “A few hours.” He leans back in his seat. His calm, regal eyes are missing nuting.
“Ye’ve been here da whole time?” I ask, raising me eyebrow.
“I have,” he nods as if he hasn’t had anyting better ta do. His black hair falls forward onto his brow.
“I can take care of meself, Finn,” I mutter, trying ta clear me head.
“Even so.” Finn shrugs, na at all put off.
“Ye plannin’ ta guard me forever, brudder?” I ask.
“If need be.”
“Ye worried one of da fellas will try ta kill me in me sleep?”
“Ye do smell delicious—very much like Genevieve at da moment—ye may want ta go and wash off her scent before someone determines ta make ye his queen. And ta yer point, ye resemble such a peaceful craitur when ye’re nappin’. ’Tis a wonder I do na end ye meself,” he says with a grin. His green eyes, so reminiscent of our family’s, glow wi’ humor. Dere’s na a bit o’ malice in his voice, jus mirth. In truth, he’d protect me at his own peril, and I’d protect him at moin.
“So ye plan ta be around whenever I close me eyes?”
“Ye sleep too deeply. Ye’re like a wan,” he says critically.
“Ye try sleepin’ lightly after all of dese centuries wi’out—’tis no easy task.”
“Ye’re too auld, Brenn” he teases me.
“I might be at dat.”
“Will ye speak of Genevieve or no? I’ve a care ta know how our queen fairs.”
“Is she now?”
“Da divine aingeals have her in a wintery, mountain enclave—’tis very Palladian—ye’d approve.”
“So Emil hasn’t taken her?”
“Na for da moment.”
“Shall we go and collect her den?” Finn asks, but he seems in no hurry ta move from where he is.
“Dere’s more ta it. Atwater is dere wi’ her,” I say. Finn’s demeanor changes as if I had told him dat a fella had touched his Molly. Quick as a click, he’s on his feet by me side wi’ a killer-shine is his eyes.
“Ye’re sure ’twas him?”
“I did na see him wi’ me own eyes. Genevieve told me he sought her out.”
Finn’s knuckles stand out on his fists, ready ta be bloodied. “Whah does da bugger want wi’ Genevieve? Does he have a plan for her as well?”
“He’s an aingeal. Dey all have plans, one way or da other,” I say.
“Except dat Atwater’s plans never come ta fruition.”
THANK YOU FOR READING MY STORIES! I'M GRATEFUL!!!
If you're dying for more from me to fill the time in between the next Premonition book, and you haven't read Under Different Stars yet, here are some links to check it out:
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Amazon US (paperback)
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Amazon UK (ebook) or UK (paperback)
Amazon Germany (ebook) or DE (paperback)
Amazon Canada (ebook) or CA (papberback)
Amazon Italy (ebook) or IT (paperback)
Amazon France (ebook) or FR (paperback)
Amazon Japan (ebook) or JP (paperback)
Amazon Spain (ebook) or ES (paperback)
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If you've read Under Different Stars and you're looking for the next book, SEA OF STARS, here's a link to pre-order it on Amazon.
OMG! I don't even know what to think anymore! I'm so used to hating Brennus… but I feel like we're going to get a different side of him now. I'm so torn! (Though still a Reed fan til the day I die!)
Amy. I couldn't bare to read the teaser... I am extremely excited to read this book... Good thing my parents taught me patients ...... I was always told good things come to those who wait and I will wait forever if need be..much love 💜
You are sick!!!!! I loved it, thank you for sharing.
Thank you Amy! I know it's going to be an amazing book! Was awesome to meet you! Team Brennus <3
Oh Amy! I'm firmly team Reed but no-one writes bad boys like you! I don't know how you do it. 2years- 3years- 4years, however long it takes I will read any and every thing you write!!
Love me some Brennus!!!
Dying. So excited. Need a Reed teaser... is he dead!? So anxious.
Gahhhh.I love it! I know Iniquity will be worth the wait.
Ugh....that was torture....need more Brennus! So good.
love Brenn and Finn, and miss them as well. Take your time Amy, I'll wait however long it takes. You can't rush excellence.
AHHHHH. I need it now!
Enjoyed the Brennus teaser. After reading I have decided to reread the Premonition series so I will be fresh and ready for the next book. Yay, can't wait. Love the picture.
thank you for the teaser!
I'm so anxious after reading this, I'm almost in tears! OOPS, there it is, I felt one! Thanks for a most amazing series!
Yes hi I would like to file a complaint for this complete torture. YOU GIVE US TEASERS LIKE THIS BUT WHERES THE BOOK. please finish soon, because I really miss these books and I can only re-read the series sooooo many times. Other than that, you are a very talented writer.
Ah so good!! I love me some Brennus! Take your time writing darling, I know it will be amazing! I cannot wait to read it!
OMG AMY!!! i have been in agony for the past two years.. I LOVE THIS SERIES SO MUCH IS NOT EVEN FUNNY. You are a genius, playing with our feelings but always making it worth it. Cannot wait for iniquity!
Oooo my did I miss my Brennus!!!!! Thank you Amy I so needed that! I can't wait .....
I am so in love with this series. I check your website all the time waitng for the "one" to be released! Please Amy finish this book!! I cant wait. Evie and Reid are so in love then you have this twist with sexy Brennus , and Evie. All the characters are great. I dont want this series to end. Angels and demons and hybrids. With adventure and panty dropping romance. Its a fantastic world to get lost in. You've done an outstanding job on this series. Ready and waiting...👍
You're a phenomenal writer, Amy. I think others might underestimate how difficult it could be to create friggin' world and story up all through their imagination. You take your time, girl, and fans like most of us will eagerly and compassionately await your brilliance. Thanks for sharing your awesomeness.
i love me bad boy bren bren brennus fan here
Gah! So excited!
I love these books but I swear to God if Reed and Evie don't end up together I am going to lose it. I get how some people can like Brennus, he has his moments and he's definitely entertaining at times, but I'm ready for him to go. I'm not over all the shit he put Evie and Reed through and he's still a psycho. Obviously I have strong opinions on these books. I am glad you're taking your time with this one though so it will be as great or better than the previous books :)
Omg omg omg! I love Brennus so much! This teaser was probably the best/worst thing I have ever read. Now i am dying for the next book even more. LOVE IT!!!
i love brennus so much!! TEAM BRENNUS ALL THE WAY! hope the book is published by this year- I can't wait!
I can't wait!!! I am 50 pages away from reading through the premonitions series for the 4th or 5th time!! It never gets old!
you know i have to steel the picture of brennus just to have as my yummy screan savor and drool over every day thinking of him talking to me in that accent of his.. Oh boy.. that's so mmmm.
As am I Janet.... :) :) I have been since book 1.... Everyone needs a Russell....
The problem, as I see it, is that your characters are just too awesome. It means that we readers really bond with them, and then so much time passes and we miss our friends. All of your characters are so richly developed, you are a great writer and storyteller. I cannot wait for the next story of my friends.
Love it! You are my favorite author and I know Iniquity will be awesome!
OMG!!! I LOVE BRENNUS.
Amy!!! I feel like your stalker! I check this blog and your Facebook practically daily - jonesin for an Iniquity hit. I've never been so obsessed with a series before. Please give us more! My heart breaks with each day - 2 years is a VERY long time. Fortunately, you have some other books and I can re-read this series to my hearts content but I'm desperate for the next bit. I'm confident it'll be well worth the wait!
Dying here!!!!!! Now I need another fix, looks like I'm re-reading the series again, not that I'm complaining.....it's always my go to series!
I am such a stalker! I check this page everyday, and nearly died when I saw it had been updated!! Please keep the teasers coming, I can't wait to read more of my favorite series!
Congratulations of the kudos for Kricket series, love that one too but I admit I really needed a taste of Inquity so thanks! Love me some Brennus!
I feel like I just got a small high from that.....your new name is now Amazing Amy, cause you have some serious writing skills girl.....I can't wait for this book to come out.....and ohhh that picture of Brennus. Thanks Amazing Amy that was awesome!!
I can't wait for this book! I love Brennus, he's changed so much from when we first met him. You've made too many of Evie's admirers appealing I love Reed, Russell, Xavier and Brennus. Though I personally think it's obvious Reed will be Evie's HEA. I have to admit having the 'bad boy' win the girl would be different and not unappealing either. Guess I will be happy with whoever. Although it seems Russell is off the market now. I am curious how you will pull it off when you have a soul mate (Russell), an angel who has been with her since her existence started(Xavier), her lover and seemingly angel soul mate(Reed), and Brennus someone who seems to understand her dark side and has helped her as well as her her BUT seems to also love her.......good luck pleasing everyone lol
As always, i am team brennus. I am looking forward to the realease date.
Threw me for a loop! But we are more than a little delayed! I hate to rush a masterpiece but i do believe we are desperate here!
I have been a fan of Brennus since he first showed up. You have to love him! He is evil, but he loves Genevieve, she changed him before she "changed" him. My work ladies who read the series don't "get" me at all. I am glad to see so many others on Team Brennus." The books are wonderful Amy, Kicket included, truly addicting.
Woman... As much as I love the teasers, I need the real thing!!! I'm desperate!!! I told myself I wouldn't read kricket until after iniquity... This is still by far my favorite series.. Just saying 😄
OMG!! I love Brenn!!! Cant NOT wait for this BOOK AMY!!! DYING over here!!
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