Here's something about me that you might not know: I used to be a Physics major. I started out my university career taking courses like astronomy and calculus, before I realized that a creative writing/English degree was a much better fit.
But those two areas are closer than you might think.
To celebrate our upcoming release of Shards, coming out of December 1st, we thought we'd give you a peek at the story! This section is from the middle of chapter 3. The story itself is urban fantasy. If you want more, the very beginning of the book is included in the Best of Turtleduck Press, Volume I collection.
A bit of background: Eva has literally run into Michael at college and has felt some sort of odd connection with him. Gabe and Rafe are her bosses, who run an eccentric bookstore just off campus.
It had started drizzling and Eva pulled the hood of her sweatshirt up. Hopefully the rain wouldn’t get any heavier before she made it to work.
“Which way are you heading?” Michael asked, digging an umbrella out of his bag. His was blue with butterflies on it. Eva stared. “It’s my roommate’s,” he explained with a shrug of his shoulders. “Man loves an oddly colored umbrella, and I couldn’t find mine this morning so I just grabbed one of his.” He put it in his pocket. “No sense using it quite yet, but it helps to have it handy, just in case.”
Eva pointed in the general direction of the bookstore.
“I’m going that way too.” Michael offered Eva his arm and she took it, curling her fingers around his warmth. It was oddly comforting.
In case you aren't familiar with it, Bones is a medical/crime show centered around the character of Temperance Brennan, a forensic anthropologist, who studies the bones of the dead to solve crime. The show is inspired by Kathy Reichs's Temperance Brennan novels. The show is quite different from the novels, but no less good. I began watching it several years ago. In fact, I didn't even like the first episode I watched! I'd read the books and was curious, but the episode did not move me. Then, some time later, I was looking for things for my Christmas List and decided to give it another shot. And I loved it. I loved it so much that I bought and watched the subsequent seasons until I was caught up, then began watching it live.
For any Bones fans - what I'm about to talk about contains MAJOR spoilers up till last week's episode. Read at your own risk.