Hello! It's me. I promise I'm still alive. :)
First: I need to publicly thank you all one more time for making the Wings series such an incredible success. Thank you for reading.
And, I owe you all an apology... I have been meaning to post this for weeks. Weeks! It has just been so busy. If you hadn't heard, I've got two books and a short story coming out next year--Earthbound (the first in a new series), a stand-alone ghost story called Life After Theft, and a short post-apocalyptic story called Nature in Saundra Mitchell's Defy the Dark anthology! So in between tour stops, I have been doing a lot of writing. :)
Anyway, here is the deleted scene for Destined. It is actually a scene you've kind of seen before... except this time it is all from Shar's point-of-view, and some of the details were changed in the editing process as well (for example, Laurel never sees what Yuki does with the roses).
Warning: mega spoilers for anyone who hasn't finished all four books!
The following scene takes place in Illusions shortly after Klea introduces Yuki at Laurel's house. As always with these deleted scenes: potential spoilers follow!
Sorry it has taken me so long to post this--it is the last little "prequel" I wrote for Illusions. This one was bonus Nook material for Barnes & Noble while electronic copies of Wings were being given away free in their stores. The story takes place from a new point-of-view... one I guarantee you've never seen before. :)
Thus ends tour season! The launch of Illusions was a great success (New York Times best-selling series, woo!), I traveled to many wonderful places, met tons of fabulous fans, and got myself downright exhausted!
Just in time to get back to work on Book 4. :)
But while you're waiting for the conclusion of Laurel's story, please enjoy this short story from Tamani's point-of-view. As the winners of the Wings read-along challenge in May, the Mundie Moms got to publish the story as a blog exclusive. But it's June now, so, in case you missed it: here it is!