Knock, Knock wraps at 2044 words

Wow. Chapter 2, “Knock, Knock,” hit the points I wanted to hit, but it did it in a way that completely floored me. I’d had this image of Cady cleaning up after the corpse in her room, but what she did instead was so much better.

And I discovered Hastrozene, “The Universe’s Best Instant Party,” which though illegal through most of the rest of known space, is available by the hundred-pack on Sparkle Station in the Camelot system.

Quote from Cady:

“On the bright side, I’d finally remembered who I was pretending to be, and where I was. My deep cover this time was Raine Alai, rich party girl with a fancy space yacht, looking for a new boy-toy or two to replace the worn-out boy-toys I’d dumped down on Camelot. I was an invitee on Camelot’s exclusive getaway for the rich, powerful, and debauched, Sparkle Station, ostensibly to find them.

Oh. If the name Sparkle Station makes the backs of your teeth itch just a little, welcome to the club.”

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About the author: Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and self-publish my new ones.

5 comments… add one
  • Renee Aug 12, 2011 @ 9:24

    I’m behind on emails and *just* read about your decision to self-publish, checked out this new site & got the scoop on other changes happening – congratulations on pursuing your joy and passion this way. Your enthusiasm is infectious! Further, as Cadence Drake first brought me to you, I’m *more* than ecstatic to know there is new book in this series in the works. So will be my husband, my family, my friends and every other person I’ve either told about, loaned, bought, gifted or encouraged to buy a copy of “Corrigan’s Blood.” I look forward to watching the future unfold with you!

  • Megan Aug 11, 2011 @ 14:09

    Holly,
    You’ve been my mentor for years now, but your new energy and love for your writing is just so inspiring!

  • Elise Fei Aug 10, 2011 @ 5:00

    Loved the last line. It’s cool that Cadence 2 is kicking so nicely into gear for you.
    Hastrozene sounds like a damn strong party drug. 🙂

  • Kari Aug 9, 2011 @ 22:06

    Rock on, Holly! 🙂 I love it when a story starts to tell itself! 🙂

  • Sue Santore Aug 9, 2011 @ 17:34

    Can’t wait to read the new book about Cadence Drake!

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