I'm thrilled to announce that BRIGHTWING, my first self-published book – and my first novel for adults – has hit the virtual shelves! Right now it is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Soon it will be available on other platforms, and also in hard copy. I'm using the pseudonym Sullivan Lee.
For the first few months I'll be pricing it at 99-cents. I'm thinking of it as the ARC period, so everyone who might want to read or review it can get a copy practically free. And, much as I'd like you to buy BRIGHTWING, I'm more than happy to give you a free e-copy if you write reviews. (Pro, semi-pro, just an occasional Amazon or Goodreads reviewer... or even if you just like to talk about books!) Drop me a line at lauraleesullivan ((at)) hotmail dot>> com, tell me where you review, and I'll send you a copy.
Since I try to keep this blog around the YA level, content-wise (though honestly, my YA has about as much sex and violence as BRIGHTWING, though more subtly written) I'll be starting a separate off-shoot blog for more adult discussions relating to my Sullivan Lee work.
I'm so excited about this new venture! I'm so lucky to be living in a time when I can have the best of all publishing worlds. I'm not about to turn my back on traditional publishing, but I love knowing I have another outlet for books that I am passionate about but which are, for various reasons, hard to place.
Please give BRIGHTWING a try! I hope you enjoy it!
Here's a summary:
A Criminal Love Story
Edgar and Mallory Battle are on the run after a spectacularly violent escape. Now, with a trail of bodies behind them, they need a hostage against the inevitable standoff with the police. Their first doesn’t last long, thanks to sociopathic Mallory. Edgar has been hiding his brother's crimes since they were kids. Now he’s torn between loyalty and self-preservation.
They carjack Lucy Brightwing, a criminal fresh from her own heist, with a fortune of uncut gems hidden in her vehicle. She could escape – but she won’t abandon her millions. She could kill the Battle brothers, but she has to be careful. For one thing, if the law investigates, they’ll find her ill-gotten loot. For another, her own life is sacred. She’s the last member of a Florida paleoindian tribe thought to be extinct – the Tequesta. With her share of the money she plans to buy, bribe and blackmail her way into her own ancestral tribal lands in the heart of the Everglades, a Tequesta nation.
Lucy leads them into her beloved swamp, determined to kill them. But when she falls for Edgar she must decide whether to risk her heritage and the future of her tribe to save the doomed brothers.