Tenzin Tuesdays: A Quick Trip to China and other free serial news

10462451_659586037468153_5931745069939967391_nPrompted by the dearth of actual writing that has been my life lately, I will be publishing the next Elemental World novella in serial format over on the ElementalMysteries.com site. I was actually inspired by Meljean Brook, who is using the cattle prod of public humiliation to finish her novella Frozen (which can be found over HERE, if you want to check out awesome free stuff).

Anyway, I am having trouble sitting myself down in the chair to write, so I thought I’d do it this way. This is a short novella. It’s mainly fun and adventure. For those of you looking for THE ULTIMATE BEN AND TENZIN STORY this is not it. This is a quick story that will show where the two of them are in the overall Elemental World, and also give you a few hints at what their future series will be like.

When will their series be? I don’t know. When it feels like the right time to write it. If I try to force inspiration, it will turn out badly. That’s pretty much always the case. In THIS case, the story has already been thought up, outlined, and I just need some pressure to finish. So I figure a chapter a week for you guys is doable while I finish up the editing on DESERT BOUND and start the outlines for THE SECRET.

I juggle. It’s what I do.


Anyway, I hope you enjoy the prologue to the new story! I’ll try to post every Tuesday. All the usual warnings apply. This is unedited. Straight from the brain-space. Yada yada yada. If you find a typo, don’t panic. If you DON’T find a typo… I’ll be shocked.

ALSO, if you haven’t been following Grace Draven’s serial novella, Radiance, you’re really missing out. It’s fantasy romance. Reeeeally excellent, like pretty much everything Grace writes. She called it a short story, but it’s something like sixteen chapters now, so… not so short.

And the last serial I’ll be directing you to is the second of Ilona Andrews’ Innkeeper Chronicles, Sweep in Peace. Really fun fantasy/scifi series that has a little bit of cross-over into her Edge series. Clean Sweep (buy links on her website) is the first and Sweep in Peace is the second one that they’re writing right now. Don’t miss either!


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  1. Okay – I am already hooked but, since I own all the above books (in Kindle, anyway) already, I would hope you will eventually publish this ‘as one’ … since sequential publishing makes me (personally – not most folks, I suppose) a bit impatient ~ sorry – but speaking truth here! 🙂

    In any event I am intrigued, to say the least ~ AS USUAL! Looking forward to the next ‘installment’, if a bit impatiently … 🙂

    • Well, I’ll be publishing it as a single volume, like I have with my other novellas, Jane. So you’re more than welcome to wait until it’s finished to read! This is just for those who like to read as I’m writing.

  2. Nothing like the gentle nudge of a cattle prod. Especially when wielded by a friend! I’m so glad you’re doing this, I love the series format of both Grace Draven’s Radiance and Meljean Brook’s Frozen. You are in excellent company and I can’t wait to read chapter one in this Ben and Tenzin novella! Thanks for being so good to your readers!

  3. I just finished all 4 Elemental Myteries books in 3 days…AMAZING! I’m starting on Elemental World tonight and wanted to sneak a peek at A Quick Trip to China but the link above isn’t working and there’s nowhere I can find to purchase it. Help please!

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