Makes ya wanna think.

Janice Hardy’s Blue Fire on Sale Now!

Janice Hardy was the first writer in my writing group (Written in Blood) to land an agent and publish a book, The Shifter – the first book in The Healing Wars trilogy. It’s been inspiring and a lot of fun to follow her career as a professional author. I am a big fan of her books and it’s a treat to read and critique them years before they get published.

Blue Fire, the 2nd book in The Healing Wars, just hit the shelves.

Wanted for a crime she didn’t mean to commit, Nya risks capture to protect every Taker she can find, determined to prevent the Duke of Baseer from using them in his fiendish experiments. Nya soon realizes the only way to keep them all out of the Duke’s clutches is to flee Geveg. Instead, she finds herself trapped in the last place she ever wanted to be, forced to trust the last people she ever thought she could. To save Geveg, she just might have to save Baseer—if she doesn’t destroy it first.

Nya is a great protagonist and it’s fun to see her grow in this volume. The magic/tech of The Healing Wars is one of Janice’s big achievements. Pynvium is a metal that can store and unleash pain and Nya’s power entails meting out pain. Janice does pain well – spoken as an involuntary expert on the subject due to my Central Pain Syndrome. The Healing Wars is a “kid’s” series that deals with some thorny moral issues – Nya’s gift means she sometimes has the gift of life or death in her hands.

Janice has been a huge asset for me in finishing my book. When I submitted Hel’s Bet to Written in Blood 2 years ago Janice wrote a 14 page critique that was an instruction manual for turning my draft into a living, breathing novel.

I’m thrilled with Janice’s success. Blue Fire is racking up great reviews!

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