BUT I can tell you that if you've got a Kindle, Kobo or use iBooks - well, you can get Secret Ones and Power Unbound right now and you'll be able to buy Rogue Gadda come July 1.
Such is the mad, new world we live in - books can be available electronically before they become available in print.
Sorry Nook owners - not just yet. I'd love for you to have access, but this is all about the publishers, not me.
For the rest - to celebrate, I'm going to give three people the chance to read both Secret Ones and Power Unbound on the reader of their choice. Just leave a comment.
If you Tweet, FB status, or blog and link to this giveaway post, you'll receive +3 chances in the giveaway. Please comment with that link. I'll announce the winners in a few days.
Lucas looked up and shrugged. “It’d be a big job, running a university.”
“He won’t be in any condition to run it if he works himself into the ground.” Maggie changed direction, heading towards the admin building. She wasn’t leaving until Grandpa went home.
Then she noticed a shadow pass in front of the window. A shadow that was much too large to be her grandfather’s. She quickened her step.
The front door was locked, but a simple touch of her power had it swinging open. She marched across the tiled entrance way and up the wooden staircase. At the top, she turned to walk down the corridor. A blue light flashed in her grandfather’s office and she recognised it instantly. Grandpa was using his power and he would only do that at the university if he were in danger.
“Grandpa.” She ran down the corridor and stopped at her grandfather’s open doorway. A huge beast towered over her grandfather. She recognised it as a fuiparra, a medium level beast that was deceptively strong. Seven feet tall, slender and whiplike, with pointed chin, nose and teeth. Its skin was grey, with an oily sheen, pulled tight over long muscles in its thighs and arms. The sour smell of cabbage wafted from the room. As she watched, a thin extension of an arm flicked out, hitting her grandfather and sending him flying across the room, crashing into a bookcase and cascading books down upon the crumpled old man.
She stepped into the office, lifted her hands and sent a bolt of power, energetic pink, towards the creature. The power hit the fuiparra and sent it sideways, crashing into the wall. The creature turned, saw her and screamed, the sound almost splitting her eardrums, before moving towards her.
She sent another bolt, this time trying to hold the creature. For a moment, it halted. She took advantage of the reprieve to look at her grandfather. He wasn’t moving. Blood dripped down from a wound in the side of his face and it seemed that his arm wasn’t straight.
How could that have happened? He was sixth order; taking care of a fuiparra, while challenging, shouldn’t have been a major problem for him. Had the creature surprised him, managed to injure him and thus put him on the back foot immediately?
Her concentration wavered, and the fuiparra pushed through her hold and continued towards her.
She gulped. As a second level gadda, she didn’t have the skills to fight a beast this powerful. She lifted her hands to send power out again to hold it, but the fuiparra lifted one arm and swung at her. She flew through the air, back out the door and crashed into the wall on the other side of the hall before hitting the floor.