Make Me Exist is on sale this week only!

Just until this weekend Make Me Exist has a kindle countdown deal running for 0.99! Keep an eye our next week, because Second Star to the Right will be going up for sale too!

If you haven’t read the first novel in this spicy, adventurous, badass, sci-fi/fantasy novel–now is your chance! Make Me Exist is on sale for 0.99 until Saturday only!

Sneak Peak ‘Of Time, War, and Death.’

“You need to get downstairs, Rogue,” Kassien’s words came out breathless.  It wasn’t that many damn steps to get up here.  “Now.”  I sensed him skitter down the hall and he had to have flown down the steps with how fast he made it down. 

I sighed deeply and ripped myself out of my mental hunt for Cyran.  She didn’t want me to find her.  She hated me because of him.  I sat up and glanced around the room for the shirt I had crumpled up and thrown somewhere before falling asleep.  It wasn’t in sight and I didn’t feel like rummaging under the bed or rifling through near empty drawers for one.  I shrugged as I paced barefoot across the cool floors and unlocked my door, taking a deep breath before I unshielded myself from my small amount of privacy.

Just as I took the first step of the staircase toward the crowded living area, I heard her voice.  

“Hurry.”  It was Cyran.  I couldn’t mistake her voice after ten years of not hearing it, I sure as fuck couldn’t mistake it now.  She sounded worried.  I flew down the stairs.

“Prin-” I couldn’t even finish saying her nickname as all the air rushed out of my lungs in a contorted wheeze.  Just seeing her took my breath away.  What the fuck.  I growled viciously at the sight of her and a deadly black rage danced along the edges of my vision.  

She was facing me but her violet eyes were focused over my shoulder, as though she couldn’t even see me.  Her stomach had grown considerably, and her arms were crossed protectively in front of her as she nervously chewed on her lower lip.  The entire left side of her face was swollen and dangerously bruised, her eye almost swollen shut.  There was a grotesque slit along her lips that needed stitches.  Or me.  Both of her arms were mottled with angry purple bruises.  Small circles that circled her formarms and elbows, fucking fingerprints.  

“Hurry,” she said more urgently, still looking behind me.  She needed me.  

I swiftly took a few steps towards her, my hands instinctively reaching out to her and she…disappeared.  What the fuck was going on?  I spun in my confusion, attempting to seek her out.  The room was full with all of the house occupants, over fourteen Jatorrian men and two Human women standing around with concerned faces as they watched the scene unfold.

She appeared again in the same spot.  Her teeth dug so deeply into her lower lip blood seeped profusely out of the gash that marred her face.  

“Cyran?”  I held out my hands again and took a step in her direction, but she wasn’t looking at me.  

“It’s good now.”  I would recognize Dev’s anywhere and I glanced around the room hurriedly in search of him, but I couldn’t see him anywhere…or sense him.  I couldn’t sense Cyran either.  

“The authorities have been trying to block the broadcast,” a gruff tone startled me back into the real world, and I turned to Learco in my confusion.  The stout, brawny Jatorrian was here, and real, and familiar energy I had been living with for weeks now.

“Broadcast?”  My eyes flitted from him back to Cyran.  She seemed like she was looking at me now, but the grim set of her face just made the darkness around me creep and swirl as though I were caught in one of my nightmares.  It was a hologram.  She wasn’t really here.  

“She’s been trying for a few minutes now to get a live broadcast out,” Learco shoved his chin in the direction of Cyran’s image.  

She was back to looking behind me, but one of her battered arms had unwound from her pregnant belly and she held her hand out as though expecting someone to grab it.  Someone did grab it.  A man I didn’t recognize came into the frame and stood beside Cyran. 

His gaze was locked onto Cyran’s hand and his jaw clenched tightly.  He looked familiar.  He had deep black Jatorrian hair and was taller than Cyran, although most people were, maybe he was just under my height.  His skin wasn’t as bronzed as a Jatorrian’s, and he wore loose fitted clothes that seemed to drape over him as though he were trying to hide in plain sight.  His face was tilted slightly away from the device they were using to record themselves with, but the color of his eyes were wild and strikingly distinct.  He had bright yellow irises.  Inhuman and injatorrian.  Significant and intently set on Cyran’s fingers that were interlocked with his. 

“My family has been attacked,” Cyran stated clearly and rubbed at her stomach.  She tipped her chin into the air as if in defiance, daring the fucking world to come at her.  Her violet eyes blazed as she stopped gnawing on her lip to bare her teeth viciously.  “I am Cyran, daughter of Kassra.”  She seemed to puff up with her self recognition and her beaten body may have been defeated, but she was far from losing any fight she decided to face.  My lip tipped up into a slight smirk for her, as she stood fuck knows where and spoke to anyone that would listen.  Well fuck, she had my attention.     

“What happened?”  I muttered under my breath, taking stock and sweeping over Cyran’s purple and black stained body.  I needed to be there.  I squinted at her stomach, wishing I could bore through the thin t-shirt she wore and check if there was any bruising along the stretched skin.  Was the baby okay?  

“My family was attacked,” Cyran repeated and focused her gaze directly on me, the violets of her eyes bruised and pained.  She was sad.  Where the fuck was the older me?  “Because of this,” she let go of her tight grip on her stomach and motioned over the baby nestled comfortably in her body.  My teeth ground together at the thought of anyone laying their hands on her, on a pregnant fucking woman.  “Because of this.”  She raised her eyes and drew her fingers over her violet eyes.  “And it’s not going to stop.  They’re going to keep coming, and we are going to keep fighting.”  She paused for a long second, not to steady herself, but to let the weight of her next words carry across galaxies.  “They’re going to come for you.”  

I could feel the nervous agitation as it rippled across the room I stood frozen in.  Deep whispered grumbles as the Jatorrian men I had found refuge with murmured their opinions to each other.  

“The Jatorrian’s who feel entitled to your wives, your daughters, your sisters,” she paused and her eyes widened, so concentrated on mine, as if she really could see me.  “Your best friends.”  I hopped from foot to foot, needing her to finish and tell me where she was.  “They’ll hunt down any pure-blooded woman left in hiding.  They’ll take any partial Jatorrian woman who feels safe.  And when none of that works, when they realize their sciences aren’t producing children, they’ll start taking Human women.”  

The wave of murmurs around the room grew sharper, words weaponized in defense of the few Human women who stayed with us.  Where are you, Princess?  My fingers fidgeted and I squeezed the pads of my fingertips together, needing to heal her.  She couldn’t be at home, we didn’t have the technology to send a universal broadcast out.  Who the fuck was that guy she was with?  

I glared at his hand that tightly gripped hers.  Where was Adriem?  Why hadn’t he kept her safe?  Adriem might be a devious asshole with plans to continue his ridiculous pure-blooded heritage, but he had one fucking job.  Keep Cyran safe.  The one thing he should be capable of.  She was the one thing he proved he was willing to die for, even if his love was fake.  My stomach knotted uncomfortably and I swallowed down a wave of nausea.  Maybe he died in the fight.  Whatever battle Cyran had just risen from, maybe my father didn’t make it out of the ashes.  Even with as much as I hated him, the thought curled sickeningly inside me.  “We are going to protect our family.”  Cyran’s upper lip lifted in a snarl, and I was surprised she didn’t wince as the movement caused a fresh flow of blood from her lips.  “We are going to protect our children, our sisters, and our partners.”  A low growl vibrated up her throat.  “And we challenge anyone who threatens our peace.”  How the fuck somebody so tiny could appear so feirce, I would never know.  But that was Cyran.  She wasn’t scared of anything.  “And we offer our protection and our unity to any family who wants to stand with us.”  Oh fuck me, Princess. 

Sneak Peak of Second Star to the Right Audiobook

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!

Second Star to the Right

The Second Book ‘Second Star to the Right,’ if officially on amazon for kindle pre-orders! Set to be released on February 19th, 2021. Keep on eye on this blog for excerpts from book two, and the release of the amazing audio book for ‘Make Me Exist.’

Dealing with Past & Future

Writing book two has been a challenge! I’m happy to say I have officially decided on a title, & a gorgeous cover is in the works! ‘Second Star to the Right,’ is set to be released hopefully early February! (mayyyybe sooner! We shall see!!)

There is so much more going on with Second Star to the Right! It’s a bit longer than Make Me Exist, and has so many new characters!

The real struggle has been having past & future versions of characters together in the same timeline. We have characters that are just starting their arcs, & their future versions who have finished their arcs. It’s an interesting mix of how much do your experiences make you who you are, and how much of your reactions are just you.

I really play off memories in book two, contrasting the idea that memories do or don’t make up who we become.

There is also the aspect of Cyran & Adriem’s shared thoughts-which has been intriguing to play with. If you could hear, see, & feel everything another person had going on in their heads—how would that affect a relationship? How would the two people interact with one another?

Cyran is faced with a lot in book two, & I do want to warn everyone-it get’s heavy. Be prepared to laugh out loud, fall in love, fall out of love, scream, cry, and travel (across the globe and maybe even into space a bit!)

Thank you for all my readers support with Make Me Exist, I am so excited to continue this adventure with you all in this four part series ❤

Book Two Chapter Excerpt: Creep

“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.

Book Two Lost in Time Series Excerpt

“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.”          

Make Me Exist Audio Book Excerpt

Claire Glover has been doing an absolutely wonderful job at voicing our main character Cyran for the Make Me Exist audio book!! The Audio book will be available in November of this year-the ebook & paperback are available on Amazon, as well as KindleUnlimited!

Book Two Update

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.