Monday, March 17, 2014

Honesty (Mark of Nexus #2.5) Release!

Honesty (Mark of Nexus #2.5)

Category: New Adult 
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Book Description:

Note: This title is best enjoyed after Strength (Mark of Nexus #1) and Courage (Mark of Nexus #2).

Blackmail and vigilantism hold no consequence for Cole Blake, until an error in judgment stops him dead in his super-accelerated tracks. Now burdened with the closest thing he’s ever had to a conscience, he must own up to his past and fight his darker impulses—before it’s too late to shield those he actually cares about.
 Want to learn more about HONESTY? Check out its book page!


Some of you have asked questions about HONESTY, so here are my (vague) answers. :)

Q: What's the content difference between HONESTY and the first two books in the Mark of Nexus series?

A: Hmm... let me put it this way:

•  STRENGTH had 2 f-bombs.
•  COURAGE had 2 f-bombs.
•  HONESTY has 20+ f-bombs.

This is Cole's POV. The language (and mindset) is going to be a little grittier. If that's not something you can stomach, don't worry. This is a side story. Any major series elements will be summarized in LOYALTY's opening chapters. :)

Side note: No GD or JC. Ever.

Q: What about sex?

A: Fade to black. The book skews more urban fantasy than paranormal romance, especially in the first two-thirds. There's more action and humor than anything else.

Q: Violence?

A: It's about the same level as the first two, just greater frequency.

Q: Since Rachel's in this book, does it get religious?

A: No more so than the first two books—so, no, not really.

Q: Was it difficult to write Cole's POV?

A: Surprisingly, not at all. His POV comes just as naturally, if not more so, than Rena's.  Maybe that should alarm me... LOL

Q: Where does HONESTY fall in the Mark of Nexus timeline?

A: It overlaps the second half of COURAGE, so I sprinkled in a few repeat scenes (different POV) to keep everyone oriented. Then it brings us to the doorstep of LOYALTY! :D

Q: I read somewhere that HONESTY was longer than you expected. Is it still a novella?

A: Not so much. The book ended up around 67k. Oops!

Honesty by User_0307 on Grooveshark
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Sheena-kay Graham said...

Will get a copy from Amazon as soon as I snag a gift card. At least the book is finished. Long or short that's what really matters. Congrats on your latest book Carrie.

JeffO said...

67K? What does that mean to us Luddites who still read on paper???

Sounds interesting, Carrie, best of luck!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats, Carrie. It sounds awesome. Just added it to my follower news.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Carrie!! Did you enjoy writing the f-bombs?

Melissa said...

I love this book. Congrats! :D

Elizabeth Seckman said...

People have suggested I write my brother's memoirs, but it would have to drop f-bombs at least twenty per page. LOL.

Funny how with all that goodness, I am choosing the F bombs to comment on? Best of luck on the release. I need to read up on the series. I've fallen behind!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Congrats! Yeah, I can see Cole having a potty mouth. lol

Carrie Butler said...

Sorry, Jeff! It's around 67,000 words. :)

Thank you!

Carrie Butler said...

Actually, I flinched every time I typed one. My parents are going to read this! LOL

Thank you, Alex!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you so much, Natalie! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Yay! Thank you so much, Sheena-kay! :D

Unknown said...

Woohoo! Here's to dark stories and characters! :D Off to tweet... :)

Carrie Butler said...

Yay! Thank you, Melissa. :)

Carrie Butler said...

LOL Yeah, I know people like that...

Thank you, Elizabeth! I hope you get a chance to catch up. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Did you see my acknowledgements? I was basically like, "Thanks, God. Sorry about the language..." LOL

Thank you! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Woohoo x 2! Thanks, EJ. :D

Leigh Covington said...

YAY CARRIE! So many great things going on from you! I need to get caught up on some reading! I love your stuff! Can't wait to read this!

Tammy Theriault said...

by F-bombs I think you mean like Frick and freakin'. so I'm down for that!! hehehe...can't wait to tie down Jax again and read him HONESTY whether he likes or not. :)

Loni Townsend said...

Congrats! I'm looking forward to reading this one!! *squee*

cleemckenzie said...

And yet another book to your credit! Hurray for you. I'll be sure to send a few tweets around.

David T List said...

Very intriguing FAQs. Also I dig your embedded music player. ALSO I noticed that you have a Fantasy WIP?? Now we're talking!
My current WIP is particularly grittier than A Sawmill's Hope... And my mom will be reading it, too. Time will tell how that works out :)

David T List said...

Also, I hadn't heard that Gravity Kills song in years and years. Good stuff.

Crystal Collier said...

Awesome. I'll turn on my language filter when I read it. ;) These crazy characters and their unrestrained mouths!

Liz Blocker said...

Congratulations, Carrie!!! I can't wait to read all of these!

Carrie-Anne said...

Congratulations on your release!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Leigh! I hope you enjoy it. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Nonsense! He always loves when you tie him down. ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you so much, Loni! :D

Carrie Butler said...

I'd really appreciate that! Thank you, Lee. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, David! Yes, it's been hijacking my daydreams for a year or so now. If I don't write it, I may go crazy. ;)

Uh oh. Good luck with the gritty WIP!

Carrie Butler said...

They should invent filters for Kindles! That would really help things. LOL

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Liz!! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Carrie-Anne! :)