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As most of you don’t know, yet-
Second Star to the Right has a few chapters from Adriem’s perspective! Which I am really excited about!
With less than two days until SSTTR is officially published, I am thrilled to drop the first couple of pages here on our blog, in Audiobook form!
Which gives me the opportunity to introduce the voice of our Adriem for the Audiobook! Todd Creel will be voicing Adriem’s chapters in book two, and he has been doing an absolutely wonderful job.
Claire Glover, our original voice actress, will be voicing a majority of SSTTR, but there are a few full chapters where we just needed to hear it straight from Adriem’s mouth-so here you have it!
The first couple of pages of Second Star to the Right, just before the sequel is released!
“Kill me.” His eyes didn’t even look green as the shadows blotted out any light he had. He knew I was here. Rogue knew I wasn’t going to help him. “Do not leave me here alive, Cyran.” Adriem’s racing heartbeat was growing louder in thought and I knew I was beginning to fade in this time.
“I love you, Rogue.” It was hard to keep my gaze on him as his struggles began again. “I’m going to see you soon. You are going to be okay.” I wasn’t sure how many more days it would be before Adriem, Dev, and my father made it onto Achilla’s ship to rescue Rogue, but I knew how agonizing every waiting minute would be for Rogue. I took a step backwards and away from him, it was time to go. There wasn’t anything I could do. I wasn’t really here…
“I don’t want to be okay,” Rogue mumbled and a shiver ran across his features as his eyes fluttered close. “I’m not scared to die,” his pain was so exposed in his low voice. “I’m afraid of this. I’m afraid of living. Don’t leave me here alive.” The shadowed eyes drifted back to me and the pull that was dragging me away from Rogue was getting harder to fight.
“I have to go…I-”
“I want you to just choose me…” Rogue’s stare on me was fading as he surrendered to all of his hurt. “Choose me this one time…help me.” He looked as though he were peering directly through me, the greens murky and lost. If I could help you right now…I would choose you, Rogue. I would help you. “Kill me.” It didn’t seem as though he could see me any longer…I glanced down at my hands and saw what Rogue saw, just a whisper of me. A fading spector that wasn’t real.
“Do you want me to kill him?” Gawen’s voice seemed far away, much softer than Adriem’s heartbeat that was so profound in my thoughts. He stood behind Rogue and out of sight, the lights from the blinking holographic monitors intensifying his fiery red hair.
“No,” I forced my voice into this past as time began to drag me forward.
“Let him.” Rogue allowed his eyes to fully close and his body began to ease into the safety of sleep. “It’s okay to change things,” he mumbled, his head lolling on his chest as small tributaries of blood channeled down his body.
“Rogue will live,” I gritted my teeth and glared at Gawen. “And I will honor our agreement when we meet again.” I was so soft, my words so translucent. Did he hear me?
“Only time will tell, little goddess.” Gawen laughed slightly and turned away from Rogue. There was no more time here.
I am getting closer & closer to finishing book two and there are so many emotional moments sometimes I find it hard not to get lost during my normal day.
I always get so much inspiration while listening to music when I create scenes ❤️ playing each moment, gesture, thought & word out. Some of these songs have been listened to hundreds of times just to create a few pages. It’s only natural that the songs themselves would become chapter titles. Here is the line-up of chapters for book two (so far!). Excited to be a bit more then halfway done, with a first draft finish date of December 1st!
“Cyran and Charlotte are alive,” Roe insisted, his back turned to us as he gazed out over the moonlite laden field.
“There’s only one way to find out,” Dev piped up cheerfully, and the room felt as if it were perfectly still as my brother sent out waves of determination.
“I think it’s time to make me exist again,” I smiled at Dev across from me, the chameleon green of his eyes shining as I let the intense feeling of purpose take over. God he was so good at feeling out the room. “It’s time to rescue some lost girls from Neverland.”
Book Two Third Chapter Excerpt:
I didn’t know why I was so unreasonably mad at Adriem. Adriem was only trying to help his son…or keep me from literally killing him…not interfere in our arguments or acting against me. Still, the red hadn’t been diluted with any other colors, and I needed to be angry with someone. Everything was violet and gold and silver and there was so much red.
With the release of book one in the Lost in Time series, & numerous emails and requests wondering how long we have to wait for book two–I thought I would write an update! I would like to start off by saying, it won’t be a long wait.
I had started book two immediately after finishing book one’s first draft, and have been working on the two side by side. The second novel is a little longer and in my opinion, so, so, so much better.
We have so many new characters, new settings, new developments and aspects to the second book that have been so much fun to work with.
I have yet to decide on a title name for book two, so stay tuned for that! But the cover is already being hand drawn, & I am so excited for that!
I am hoping for a release date of February, or first week of March at the latest. I will also be looking for Beta readers at the end of this year, so if that interests you–I will be choosing 10-15 beta readers pre-launch-feel free to contact me via email BrittanyAnnZiegler@gmail.com
In short, we have about three months—possibly four months, if there is a snag in the editing—before the polished second book is available on amazon!
Thank you so much for your support and absolute love of Cyran, and all of our Lost in Time characters.
‘Make Me Exist’ is now officially available on KindleUnlimited! Meaning if you pay the monthly subscription for unlimited reading through Amazon, book one to the Lost in Time series is now ‘free’ to read!
Have fun with it!