My challenge in writing "Artifice" was to create a story that complemented "Identity Break" without giving anything away. (There are some nice twists in the first installment that I didn't want to ruin.) The idea was to answer some of the questions I purposely left hanging in "Identity Break" and help lay the groundwork for some plot turns that lie ahead in the next installment of the planned trilogy.
"Artifice" has a little more romance to it than "Identity Break" did, but it's still very much an action/adventure novel, and I wanted to keep it fast-paced throughout. I'm confident that readers who enjoyed the first book will enjoy this one, as well. The best part is it's just 99 cents on Kindle. If you want a cheap way to figure out whether this series is for you, it's a great opportunity to give it a try, and if you already read and enjoyed "Identity Break," it's a little something to hold you over until the next full novel is released this summer - or sooner if I can manage it.
There's another bit of news worth mentioning: "Identity Break" will be going on a book blog tour with Chick Lit + from May 13-27. I'll be posting links to the reviews and interviews from that tour here.