Thursday, July 24, 2014

Rounding Out a Series...


I'm thrilled to have her back again. Though it's a little bitter sweet as it's for the end of an amazing trilogy full of sexy superheroes. If you haven't checked them out yet, you most definitely should. It's a must! However I'm thrilled to have Starla back to share on Rounding Out a Series. (You can also read my quick thoughts on HEX, although it's pretty much go buy the trilogy! You'll want them. :D )

Please welcome Starla Huchton to the blog! (And, after you read this don't fret. Please don't. You will then need to go check out Starla's blog for more information: http://www.starlahuchton.com/super-six-the-grand-finale/)

On Rounding Out a Series...

So, I guess, for a writer, this is a really big deal. Evolution: HEX marks the third and final book in the Evolution series. I honestly didn’t realize exactly how final it would feel hitting publish. Typically, you would think the mixed bag of feelings that is a series finale would come the minute you write The End.

But that’s not really the case. You don’t say goodbye to those characters and that world when you write the last sentence. After that, you still get more time to read over all the words and fix all the things and close up any plot holes you can find... Basically, you’re granted a reprieve from bidding farewell to it. Editing and revising allows you a grace period to let it sink in. Truthfully, though, it doesn’t really feel like the end until you hit publish and send those words off into the world. They belong to other people then, and the author no longer has control over what happens. It’s scary, and you can’t help wondering if you didn’t miss something that’s going to ruin the whole thing or forget to correct some punctuation that will drive you crazy when you look back on it in a few months. The what-ifs can drive you insane if you let them, but sometimes you just have to take a deep breath and let go.

The Evolution series was written over the course of four months. It was a crazy fast ride, but so amazingly fun that I honestly wonder if I’ll ever have that kind of creative madness come over me again. I miss the thrill of telling Candace’s story. I miss the snarky conversations with Jackson and Gabe. I miss the brainstorming sessions with my Creative Sounding Boards as I gave them the books chapter by chapter and figured out where to go next. I want to go back and experience it all over again.

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t jealous of the readers as they dive into the books for the first time. I want to be with them in their heads and feel them getting sucked into that world the way I did. At least, I hope that’s what happens.

But with all that anxiety about “did I get it right?” comes the satisfaction that I’ve finished a long task. I’m pretty confident in this series, and I think the last book provides good closure to the story arc. It’s been a wonderful journey with these characters, and I’ve loved learning about them and sharing them with everyone.

Something in me might not be quite ready to let go of the superheroes yet, however, and I think the future will hold more fantastic stories in this world.


Evolution: HEX
Author: S.A. Huchton
Series: The Evolution Series (#3)
Genre: Adult Superhero Romance
Release Date: July 6, 2014
Edition/Formats: eBook & Print
Synopsis:
A lie is a prison without bars.

A captive of the enemy, Candace is forced to confront mistakes and regrets from both sides of the battlefield, including her own. Nothing is simple, and lines in the sand that were once clear have become blurred and indistinguishable. Even the unlikely love she found teeters on the edge of uncertainty.

The truth is not always what it seems, and can be a prison of its own.
Alone, she must decide where she stands. Alone, she must decide who to trust.

When the smoke clears, what's left might not be much…

But it might be enough.


GIVEAWAY TIME!
Starla has an amazing giveaway running for you to enter.
Paperback copies of the entire Evolution series, 
a Captain America hat, 
an Avengers USB drive filled with eBooks (the entire Evolution series AND the Endure series), 
an Evolution: ANGEL mini-book necklace, 
Arch Nemesis Wanted necklace from Surlyramics, 
Captain America wristlet, 
a set of Avengers earrings, 
Models Own Sticky Fingers nail polish (black) with comic book decals, 
temporary tattoos, 
and superhero lip balm +pin sets
all in an X-Men tote bag

Domestic US addresses only due to cost of shipping.



About Starla:
A geek of all trades, Starla Huchton has been crafting stories in various genres since 2007. Her first novel, The Dreamer’s Thread was released as a full cast audiobook podcast, becoming a double-nominee and finalist for the 2010 Parsec Awards. After releasing short fiction of steampunk, noir fantasy, and other varieties, she released the first three books of the Sci-Fi Romance Endure series in 2013. All three books of the Evolution series will be released in 2014, as well as a Steampunk Fantasy novel, Master of Myth (the Antigone’s Wrath series, book 1), which was the first place winner of the Crested Butte Writers’ contest, The Sandy, in 2012.


When not writing, Starla trains three Minions, a black lab, and a military husband whilst designing book covers for independent authors and publishers at Designed by Starla.

Find Starla:
Blog
Facebook Author Page
Twitter
Website

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Learn more about the series on the book tour at any of the following stops:
Evolution Angel 

Book Freak July 7 Review
Books with Leti Del Mar July 8 Interview
Dowie's Place July 9 Guest Post & Review
Fabulous and Fun July 10 Guest Post (Jenny) & Review (Mike)
My World July 11 Guest Post 
Biblio Belles July 10 Guest Post & Review
A_TiffyFit's Reading Corner July 12  Review
Once Upon a YA Book July 13 Guest Post
Author S.M Bysh July 13 Review

Evolution Sage 
Books with Leti Del Mar July 15 Interview
​ Review​
My World July 16 Guest Post 
 Review​
Dowie's Place July 17 Interview 
​& Review​

Book Freak July 17
​ Review​

​Review​

Biblio Belles July 18
​ Review​

​ Review​
Dante Eternal's Virtual Bookshelf  July 19 Guest Post 
Fabulous and Fun July 20 Interview 
​(Jenny) & Review (Mike​)

Author S.M Bysh July 20 
​ Review​


Evolution Hex

Book Freak July 21
​ Review​
Books with Leti Del Mar July 22 Interview 
​ Review (Gabby)​

​ Review​
My World July 23 Guest Post 
​ Review​
Biblio Belles July 24 Interview 
​ & Review​

My World... in words and pages  July 24 Guest Post
​ ​

Dowie's Place July 25 Character Interview 
​& Review​

​Review​

​ Review​
Dante Eternal's Virtual Bookshelf  July 26 Guest Post 
Fabulous and Fun July 27 Guest Post 
​(Jenny) 7 Review (Mike)​

​7
 Review​
​ Review​

10 comments:

  1. Oh it's always a little sad and exciting when the last book of a series is here. Thanks for the post.

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    1. Melliane, it is. But I loved these characters so much. :) Hope you get a chance to give the trilogy a try. :)

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  2. Lovely cover! I haven't seen this series before, so this is a treat.

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    1. Thank you T. Drecker. Glad you like what you see. :) Hope you get to give the trilogy a try. :)

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  3. What a fun giveaway. Oh my fave superhero (? on the hero part) is catwoman. :) I don't doubt that people will be drawn into this world. Great post!

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    1. Oh Melissa (B&T) Yep. So glad you got to enter and loved the post. :) Catwoman is awesome! Now if we had a dog woman... ;D Thank you!

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  4. Superheroes you say? I think will thank you. Time to make some room on my TBR list. Matt @ JC's Book Haven.

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    1. lol. Awesome Matt Ely! Hope you get to give the trilogy a try. :)

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