What Does She Do?

And Now for Something New

Coming to Amazon in August is my second novel, Out of the Ashes.  It’s a modern m/m take on the classic Cinderella story.

Here’s the skinny…

Young Noah hadn’t any idea how quickly his world could turn upside down.  One minute, he was living, happy and secure, with a doting father and grandmother to look after him.  The next, his father is dead, his grandmother is confined to her sickbed, and the only other family he has left is his new stepmother and her two children.Taken far from his home, worked hard and hidden away from the world, Noah hasn’t much to look forward to, growing up.  Until one day, Matthew, a handsome neighbor, comes riding up to him like a knight on his charger.

It’s love at first sight, at least as far as Noah is concerned.

Now all Noah has to do is make his Prince Charming aware he exists, triumph over his evil stepmother, and claim the love he so richly deserves.  He may not have a fairy godmother helping him, but magic can come in many forms.  The only question is–will it be enough to give Noah his happy ending?

I’d promised a sneak peek in July, which I dutifully posted…only not on this page.  So just to make sure visitors know where to find what they’re looking for, here is a small sample of Out of the Ashes.

My First Novel, Redemption, Is Now Available on Amazon

What is it about, you ask?  I just happen to have this handy blurb:

It’s a different world. Space has been colonized, the wealthy fly to work rather than drive, and slavery is legal.

Jason’s family has been ripped apart by tragedy. The only way he can save the ones left is to offer himself up as a bondmate. The more he’s willing to give, the higher the price he can command. And Jason is willing to give a lot.

Devin is wealthy and heartbroken after the wife he adored walked out on him. He isn’t looking for love. All he wants is a relationship he can control. Buying a bondmate seems like the perfect solution.

Yet when he purchases Jason’s contract, Devin gets more than he bargained for.

Here is a taste:

Jason didn’t say anything until they were up on the roof. “That was unnecessary, you know.”

“What was?” Devin asked, punching in the code to open up the skiff’s pilot side hatch.

“We’re obviously leaving because of me,” Jason said, crosswind whipping at his hair. “But you didn’t have to do that. I don’t mind spending time with Kaden. You should know that better than anyone. It wasn’t that big a deal.”

“Do you mind being talked about like you’re a thing rather than a person?” Devin shot back. “Because I think that would bug me.”

“You’d make a lousy bondmate,” Jason said, going around to his side of the craft and climbing in. “I know that even if you don’t. The first thing Redemption taught us was you’ve got to let that stuff roll right off your back.”

“So the things my father said didn’t bother you?” Devin challenged, powering up the skiff and programming the onboard computer. “You were perfectly happy to just sit there and take it?”

“I could have handled it,” Jason said, buckling in.

“Maybe you could,” Devin said, looking over at him. “But you shouldn’t have to.”

10 Responsesso far.

  1. Sara says:

    I LOVED your book! Great story, great writing!

  2. Marley says:

    This was a really great book. Loved the scenario of people selling themselves into bondage. Satisfying love story. Jason and Dev were terrific together. Would really love to see more books set in this world. Wonderful setup and plot. And some mighty fine writing to boot!

    Kudos to you!

  3. kc says:

    Just finished your book. Your novel was AMAZING! Not only was the story good, but I love your ability to capture the restrained emotions that both characters felt for one another but unable to express and unwilling to acknowledge them. I also love your futuristic conception of society.

    If I had sum up one scene that epitomized your flawless craftsmanship, I would say the episode when Devin’s sister gave Devin and Jason that knowing look that silently affirmed her support for them right when they are about to leave his Devon’s father’s house. It was subtle yet laced with a thousand meanings.

    On a side note, I bet that your past life must have been in Asia! Asian culture have a knack for subtitles, and their cultures are highly contextualised where one word, gesture, or expression is laced with hundreds of meanings and emotions.

    Looking forward to reading more of your work!

    Keep it up and YOU GO GURL!

    • OliviaDCraig says:

      Hey, thank you! I’m really thrilled the story worked for you.

      I don’t know about my past life experience, but I do think we tend to express a lot of stuff non-verbally, and when you know someone well, you can pull a lot of meaning from the simplest of gestures.

      I really appreciate your stopping by and leaving a note.

  4. Cornelia Ludewig says:

    hello, just discovered your book, but I don´t like amazon, does your book will eventually be able to buy on smashwords or anywhere else?
    best regards

    • OliviaDCraig says:

      Hi, Cornelia. Thanks for stopping by. Redemption’s exclusivity with Amazon runs out June 29th. As soon as that’s through, it’ll be for sale elsewhere, including Smashwords. I’m really happy to hear you’re interested.

  5. Jordan says:

    This novel had me addicted. The book was just fantastic all around! I loved the main characters so much. I can’t tell you how flawless your writing is! The story never had a dull moment! Not to mention, how you portrayed all the emotions so effortlessly! I think you are a fabulous writer! Please keep it up! :D

    • OliviaDCraig says:

      Hi, Jordan! Thank you so much. Has anyone ever told you, “You write great feedback”? :-)

      I so appreciate the note. Hopefully you’ll like Out of the Ashes as well as you did Redemption. Please stop by again.

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