Pale Wings Protecting and Other News…

by Lesley Davis

While writing “Dark Wings Descending” Dark Wings Descending 300 DPIits spin off was already making itself known to me and asking to be written at exactly the same time. Being the kind of writer that has enough trouble keeping my concentration on one story as it is, (thanks to my M.E. and the endless distraction afforded me by my love of gaming), I had to put aside the follow up and keep my attention firmly fixed on the demon infested world that Private Investigator Ashley Scott and Detective Rafe Douglas inhabited. But Special Agent Blythe Kent made her appearance in that story as a teaser and to make sure I didn’t forget that her story would be next.

“Pale Wings Protecting” Pale Wings Protection 300 DPIwill continue in the same kind of supernatural theme but I wanted the setting to be a little lighter. So, what could be more fun than two law enforcement types going undercover together, having to pretend to be lovers, all while they try to solve a case involving the kidnapping of children? Okay, so the fun isn’t in the actual kidnapping bit, but I loved the idea of two women working together to portray lovers and not being able to reveal their real identities. Blythe gets to work with Detective Daryl Chandler, the kind of cop who looks and acts like a cop no matter what she does. Can they convince their new neighbours that they are in fact a totally devoted couple, one that wants a baby desperately, while they investigate the suburbs they find themselves suddenly living in? And then there’s the supernatural element, but I’ll leave that for you all to discover for yourselves! And don’t think Rafe and Ashley didn’t think it was only fair they got to cross over into Blythe’s story too. The gang’s all here to investigate the goings on in the disgustingly rich neighbourhood of Cranston Heights.

When I received the cover for this story I was thrilled to pieces to see how striking it was. It’s the perfect accompaniment to “Dark Wings Descending”. I hope all who see this cover will want to read the story inside and will enjoy it once they do. It’s scheduled for release 2014 from Bold Strokes Books so keep an eye on their web site and mine for further details. The time will fly past, honest!!

I am currently working on a new story. Sometimes certain characters are VERY insistent that they have more of their story to tell and, as a writer, you just have to listen to them! (Otherwise you’ll get nothing else written!) So for those who enjoyed “Playing Passion’s Game” BSB_Playing_Passions_Game_3dsyou can expect to see Trent and Juliet and their merry clan of gamers return. The main story, however, will centre around two new characters, one of which will be Mrs. Tweedy’s granddaughter. This is a work in progress though and any delays due to my playing on my games consoles will be classed as ‘research’. That is to purely make sure the gaming side is authentic, of course! Well, that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it! I’m enjoying being back with Trent, she’s been a character I got a large amount of feedback on, all wanting to see what happens next now that a certain room in her home has been designated  for something other than a spare room!

Just before this blog went to print I received the new date of release for “Pale Wings Protecting”. It’s scheduled for publication 14th October 2013 so there’s only eight months to go!

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17 Responses to “Pale Wings Protecting and Other News…”

  1. 1 freckles3 February 12, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Really enjoyed Dark Wings, and PPG, so it is very good news that both will have a sequel. Even better news that we only have to wait until October for Pale Wings. It sounds like it is going to be another good read.

    Any idea on the date of PPG’s sequel?



    • 2 Lesley Davis February 12, 2013 at 11:12 AM

      No date yet, Nanc, it’s ‘in progress’ at the moment though. Really glad to hear you enjoyed my stories, thank you so much for that. Keep reading! 😀


  2. 3 S.A. February 12, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    How fun to have your muse so strong. Trent & Co. may not be very patient while you “research,” though. 😉


  3. 5 Erin Saluta February 12, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    I have really loved the worlds that you have created and am very much looking forward to more!


  4. 7 solargrrl February 12, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Hate to say I haven’t had the pleasure of reading Dark Wings Descending, but after reading this entertaining blog, I’ll be picking up Dark Wings soon and patiently waiting for Pale Wings. Nice blog.


    • 8 Lesley Davis February 16, 2013 at 9:13 AM

      Thank you, Solargrrl! I hope you enjoy “Dark Wings” when you delve into it and then will be all set for “Pale Wings” this October. Enjoy!


  5. 9 D. Jackson Leigh February 12, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    I think I told you when I read Dark Wings that I would love to see a sequel. Glad it’s in sight.


    • 10 Lesley Davis February 16, 2013 at 9:15 AM

      D. Jackson Leigh, it was an absolute pleasure getting to talk with you last year when I got to read a sneak peek from “Pale Wings Protecting” at Nottingham. One sequel down, and maybe…just maybe…more to follow!! Once Trent has finished with me that is!


  6. 11 Kim February 12, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    Looking forward to reading your latest work(s). Can’t wait for the follow up to Playing Passion’s Game.


    • 12 Lesley Davis February 16, 2013 at 9:17 AM

      Thank you, Kim. I’m very excited about the further stories to “Playing Passion’s Game”, I really love those characters and they appear to have quite a few tales to tell! Trent and her gaming clan will ‘continue’….sorry, had to slip in a gaming reference there! 😀


  7. 13 Devlyn February 12, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    OMG OMG Lesley’s new book will be out in Oct this year. Good news indeed. Thanks for writing this blog and the books you write, as I have said before I loved Playing Passions Game and really look forward to another go-around with these characters. Pale Wings Protecting sounds like something I will enjoy. BTW what wonderful covers.


    • 14 Lesley Davis February 16, 2013 at 9:30 AM

      Devlyn, thank you kindly! “Pale Wings” is a little bit different to it’s predecessor but I hope you’ll enjoy it as I had such fun writing it. And I agree, the covers are awesome, Bold Strokes have amazing artists.


  8. 15 Morgayne February 13, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Hurry October!


    • 16 Lesley Davis February 16, 2013 at 9:31 AM

      Morgayne, I know!!! I’m all excited about it too! And I know there are a fair few folk waiting for this story!! I hope you enjoy when it’s here. 🙂


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