Sunday, December 8, 2013

Aloha to Tracey Devlyn and LATYMER - A Nexus Novella

Last week, I had several issues with my laptop, Yahoo, and Blogger.   Thus, I missed Tracey Devlyn's cover reveal for LATYMER, A Nexus Novella.   So let me do that now ...

A Nexus Novella
Genre:  Historical Romantic Thriller
Length:  71 pages
ISBN:  9781940677002
Release Date:  January 7, 2014
Publisher: TDC Creations, Inc.

Traitor or savior…or something far more devastating?

William Townsend, Lord Latymer, lost the woman he loved because of his greed and his ultimate deception of two powerful countries. Now, he must protect his nine-year-old son from the same fate. Latymer has only one chance to escape his enemies—board a ship that would carry them both to America and a new life. But first he must find his missing son, elude a vengeful grieving brother, and kill a beautiful French assassin. Time is slipping through his fingers and Latymer has twelve hours before his ship and his future sail away.

Have a Kindle and want to be notified when LATYMER releases? Go to Tracey's Amazon Author Page and click on the "Email me when there are new releases by Tracey Devlyn" link under the Stay Up To Date section. Amazon will send you an email reminder on January 7, 2014!

Tracey Devlyn is an award-winning author who writes historical romantic thrillers (translation: a slightly more grievous journey toward the heroine’s happy ending). She’s a co-founder of Romance University, a group blog dedicated to readers and writers of romance, and Lady Jane’s Salon-Naperville, Chicagoland’s exciting new reading salon devoted to romantic fiction.

An Illinois native, Tracey spends her evenings harassing her once-in-a-lifetime husband and her weekends torturing her characters. For more information on Tracey, including her Internet haunts, contest updates, and details on her upcoming novels, please visit her website.

Goodreads: link

Mahalo, Tracey, for your patience!  I am giving away a military tote bag - maybe Latymer carried it! - to one randomly selected commenter.  To enter the giveaway,

1.  Leave a comment about novellas that are part of series - love them or loathe them?  Do you prefer novellas as prequels or in the middle of a series?  Do you prefer novellas follow up to previously characters or introduce readers to new ones?

2.  This giveaway is open to all readers.

3.  Comments are open through Saturday, December 14, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, December 15.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha  Spirit in Charm City



  1. I don't mind them, but I guess I prefer novellas as prequels to set up the series.

  2. I like novellas as prequels or to follow up on characters we've already met in a series. I don't like them to be about totally new characters as it can be confusing.

    Marcy Shuler

  3. Novellas work best as prequels, but in general I prefer a full sized read.

  4. I don't mind novellas although whenever a fun secondary character ends up getting a story of their own, I do shake my fist a little that their story is so short lol But prequels or in the midst of the series, novellas are fun reads.

  5. I like novellas. I do not care when they come either.

  6. I love the novellas... before, inbetween and after....

  7. I like novellas, and don't mind in which order they arrive.

  8. I like novellas that are part of a series and it doesn't matter where they occur - as a prequel, in the middle or as a follow-up for previous characters.

  9. I like them any where but they are probably better setting up a series.
    Thanks for the chance.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  10. I have not read many novellas at all. But, I do prefer them to be in a series.

  11. I always think they're too short - I just get into the story and they're over.

  12. My favorite novellas take give a secondary character from a series his/her story.

  13. no preference; don't really read them

  14. If I love the series, I usually love novellas based on them.

  15. I love novellas, but have to make sure that I read the stories in order even if it says that they don't have to be. Lol.
    I enjoy reading about characters that may not have had a story. :)
    I, honestly, like almost all types of novellas, whether they be new or old characters or in the beginning or middle of a series.