I'm thrilled to announce that THE ROAD TO HELL is done! Well, the first draft, at any rate. 76,300 words (read: about 300 manuscript pages). It's now in the very capable hands of my faboo Crit Partner and my awesome Loving Husband.
Say it with me: HUZZAH!
One of the things that I dig about writing a series: I get to see the characters really take shape over the course of the book AND the series. One of the players in HELL'S BELLES has a major role in ROAD...and I have to say, he's an evil li'l devil, and when I'm not shivering from his evilness, I'm totally loving him. (That doesn't mean I won't slap him around and make his life a living hell, heh. Actually, he gets his own book. I guess he's the Wolverine of my series...)
Anway, fingers crossed that my CP and LH -- and my amazing Beta Reader, who's weighing in on whether she wants to read ROAD now or after it's revised -- don't hit their heads against the wall when reading ROAD.
And now...off to review the copy edits for HB. :-)
((Insert happy hellion dance here))