Essence Surfaced is Revealed!

Essence Surfaced, the second in the Essence Extracted series, is almost here!!! I hope you’re as pleased with how this cover turned out as much as I am.

And don’t forget, preorder your copy at $0.99 today before it’s too late!

Orphan.
Empath.
Succubus.
Matched.

These are all things Payton Lilith Devonshire is aware of, but could she deal with them, and where did her match fit in to all of this?

When she discovers the fate of the Fae world rests solely on her shoulders, Payton struggles with her new reality. Curse or gift—could she embrace what she is and move forward with Rafe at her side—or will she embrace the destiny foretold by an oracle and her ancient prophecies?

One thing is clear, someone doesn’t want her to reign supreme, and they’ll do everything they can to keep her—and those she loves—from prevailing, or just maybe keep her for themselves; something Rafe is hell-bent on preventing.

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Looking for the first in the Essence Extracted series? Check out Essence Derived too.

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Essence Derived is LIVE!!

 

It isn’t every day that an author gets to take an old manuscript out of hiding, rework it, then release it for the masses. It’s even rarer when said manuscript isn’t what her readers are used to seeing from her.

Maintaining my signature romance flare, I dabbled in the PNR realm. You won’t find any vamps or weres here though! So jump into the world of the Fae, where witches and oracles divulge an age-old prophecy.

Will good or evil prevail?

You’ll just have to read Essence Derived, the first in the Essence Extracted trilogy to find out!


Many things in this world cannot be explained: the birth of the cosmos for example—does a higher power really exist—or what about magical and mythical creatures of the paranormal?
Payton knows this better than anyone, even though she could probably give a few of those answers.

When this empath’s world shifts on its axis, she discovers life as she knows it is much more convoluted—it’s a dark and dangerous place. One filled with things that go bump in the night, causing death and chaos, which may mean the end of her kind.

Despite the numerous warnings from her parents, she never once believed them about the dangers lurking about, until one brutal night when they were taken from her before her very eyes.

She sees her gifts as a curse—ones that would ultimately lead to her demise—but when a mere stranger interrupts her life by knocking her feet out from under her, Payton soon discovers she has a purpose to serve.

A mission: one a lot more complex than she could ever imagine.

But could she do it matched?

And what the hell did that even mean?


What’s next with the Essence Extracted series?

I hope your ready for a quick release schedule for this one. Keep the following dates in mind when you’re looking for what to read next:

  • Essence Surfaced (Essence Extracted, #2) – Releases September 25
  • Essence Redeemed (Essence Extracted, #3) – Releases October 30

Catch up on other books by Carey Decevito

Broken Men Chronicles
Once Written, Twice Shy (#1)
Almost Forgotten (#2)
Play Me to Infinity (#3)
To Forgive & Hold Safe (#4)
A Heart’s War (#5)

Nightshade
Night Break (#1)
Night Shift (#2)
Night Hunt (#3) – Coming January 2019
Night Hack (#4) – Coming April 2019
Night Vengeance (#5) – Coming July 2019

Essence Extracted
Essence Derived (#1)
Essence Surfaced (#2) – Coming September 25
Essence Redeemed (#3) – Coming October 30

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A Foray In the World of Canadian Literature

I know that this isn’t the type of posting I traditionally make but seeing as my absenteeism seems to have struck a question with my followers, I wanted to share a bit of insight on my goings-on over the last year and a bit, so here goes…

Since July 2014, I have had the pleasure of working on a special program at work. For those of you who are unawares, I worked for the Canada Council for the Arts in their Writing and Publishing section as a program assistant with various grant and award programs. And before you ask, no, I don’t make the decisions on who gets funding and who doesn’t nor will your affiliation with me be of any help. Can you say conflict of interest!

Some of you might already be familiar with the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Others of you may have heard of the Governor General’s Literary Awards (GGLA’s) but I suspect in not as much detail. The GGLA’s have been in existence since 1936 (historical list of winners) and it’s been my baby since July and stands – in most Canadian literary circles – as one of the most prestigious Canadian literary awards.

To say that I’ve been subjected to many works would be an understatement. Over 1,600 Canadian works have been submitted in 2014! Make that over 1,500 for 2015! Each book have been diligently evaluated by officers to meet the GGLA eligibility criteria prior to being put forth to a cast of three peer assessors who have been tasked with the decision on who will make the shortlist and which author/illustrator/translator would come up on top as their respective category’s winner.

Over these cycles, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting each winner in both French and English categories ranging from Children’s Literature-Text, Children’s Literature-Illustrated Books, Drama, Poetry, Translation, Non-fiction and Fiction. For one week, it was one of celebration – a week to discover new genres, new reads, new talent – for those of the general public it was a week that led to the discovery of an array of works that would broaden their literary horizons as a reader. For me, it was all of the above and MORE!

I’m not one to go out of my way to get to a book-signing event, nor have I ever been to a public reading but this is a little aperçu of what my first public reading/signing event was like…

First, as a program assistant, I was not only a spectator but I also oversaw a lot of the planning and logistical work with regards to each event that took place.

The winners first arrived on Monday and had an assortment of obligations whether it be with media for interviews, public events, a visit to Parliament Hill which included their very impressive and historic library, not to mention an evening at Rideau Hall – the Governor General’s residence – where they were celebrated for their winning works.

You want to figure out how to discover new genres and disciplines to read? Don’t go to your local bookstore and peruse the shelves. Nope! Go to a public reading! Trust me when I say that if you think you’re not one for a particular literary discipline, you might discover that you’re sadly mistaken. A public event such as a reading is not only a way to network with authors, but a phenomenal way to discover something new that you might have otherwise overlooked.

This is exactly what happened to me and boy do I feel foolish!

Not only did I purchase books that I had an interest in, but I also found a collection in my hands, myself lined up for the the register, purchasing genres and disciplines I would have never otherwise walked out with at a Chapters, Coles, Barnes & Nobles, whatever other XYZ-named store before. This is because those readings–the way the author spoke of their work, the excerpts they chose, the characters’ voices that were brought to life–the entirety was so captivating that their five minutes in front of the crowd simply just wasn’t enough! Heck, I have read one of the winning books already and I wound up with the urge to go back and read it again, feeling as if I would better connect with its characters if I did!

So with that said, hopefully I’ve given you the urge to go out and discover something new, to try a new route in discovering your next read, to open yourself to the various cultures in literature and experiences within it.

In the meantime, I’m just going to curl up on the couch, my cup of coffee in hand and dive in to some of my GGLA winning books I have yet to tackle!

Happy reading!