Last week I gave you a sneak peek of the first chapter of The Blue Moon Narthex. If you haven’t read it yet, you can find it here! We left Cole in the smoky aftermath of a train derailment….
Cole’s father, Richard McCarthy, ran a railroad, and trains play a big part in Cole’s adventures. The early 1900’s had been the heyday of the American railroad. New lines had been built to move people and goods around the country. But rising operating costs, government price controls, and tension between railroad companies and unions made the years prior to World War I stressful for railroad executives.
Would you like to know what happened to Richard and Cole in the derailment? You can access the second chapter at the link below!
I hope you’re enjoying the beginning of the story. Please share these links with other readers. Keep posting your questions and comments below; I love interacting with you all.
I’ve never been good at waiting. I can hardly bear the anticipation of Christmas. I’m always far more excited about the special gifts I’ve purchased and wrapped for other people than I am about those for me.
When I started writing The Blue Moon Narthex almost two years ago, I imagined the day readers could open the cover and lose themselves in the adventures of Cole, Britten and Sophie. The official release is less than a month away, but it seems its taking forever for February 7th to get here. I can’t wait anymore. I’m letting you unwrap the first chapter today:
I’m really excited to share this story with you! One of the most difficult parts of writing is the long delay between creating a world and being able to share it and talk about it with readers. Please read the first chapter and let me know you think.
I’ll plan to share a few more chapters with you in the coming weeks. Enjoy this sneak peek and share it with your friends who love to read.
It’s just 32 days until the release of The Blue Moon Narthex, the first book in the Karmanic Sovereign Legion Series. Over the next five weeks we’ll be leaking intel from the legion and even some chapters!
Over four hundred years before Cole McCarthy comes into possession of the coveted Blue Moon Narthex, a secret organization was formed to assist Karma. This is their doctrine:
Doctrine of The Karmanic Sovereign Legion
Karmanic: The power of the world’s Karmanic matter will be our guide. Let us only assist the good and fight the urge to sympathize with the bad. We shall not use this great power for our own selfish purpose but for the greater good of all.
Sovereign: Not governed by borders or governments of mankind, we are free from influence that may pull us from our mission. We are free from the judgments of anyone based on age, gender, race or religion, as Karma does not see these attributes, but only one’s actions.
Legion: A group that cannot be divided and will not serve one but is a servant of all. We are bound together with the common goal of balancing the good and bad actions of the world.
Let it be known on this 12th day March 1414, that the Karmanic Sovereign Legion will be formed. As the founding members of this legion, we are sworn to protect and uphold all good deeds of the world while defeating the bad deeds of the few.
The use of the Karmanic power will be respected and used only for the greater good of all and not for the benefit of one. This Legion cannot be successful without the inclusion of all people. The Karmanic Sovereign Legion will promote equality among all, regardless of gender, creed, ethnicity, or age. All words spoken will be held with same respect no matter who speaks them.
We and all of the Karmanic Sovereign Legion will uphold this doctrine above all else.
Download a copy of the KSL doctrine: KSL Doctrine
Coming next week: Read Chapter 1 of the Blue Moon Narthex!
Preorder The Blue Moon Narthex now on Amazon!
Writing isn’t my full-time job…yet. I run a steel company and have a busy family to keep up with. Plus, we just adopted a high-energy puppy from the Nebraska Humane Society, a new sibling to our large German Shepherd and grumpy cat.
Life just doesn’t make it convenient for me, or many others, to write. I’m under deadlines and the stink eye of my writing coach to be making progress on my second novel. Thank goodness NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is here and I’ll have company on this journey.
So, this month, I’ll be shutting off my smart phone and squeezing in hours to write early in the mornings, late at night, and whenever I can sneak away from the office. I’ll be trying to crank out 75,000 words in November. Follow my NaNoWriMo journey here and on my social media feeds. I’ll be posting my progress, my road blocks, and some fun pictures of when and where I write. You can find me on Instagram, Twitter, & Facebook!
My first milestone is to reach 20,000 words before the election. (I need something to distract me from politics!) Then I’ll set my next milestone.
Who’s with me? Who’s writing this month? Share your NaNoWriMo story in the comments below. Let’s stick together and get this done!