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Touch preview

Posted in DAW, Queen of the Dead, covers, chapters, Cliff Nielsen.

Touch is coming out this month, and I haven’t posted the sample chapter yet.

In fact, I don’t think I’ve posted the cover. I was kind of caught up in writing with nose-to-grind­stone (which should produce sharp noses, but, well, mine still only barely holds my glasses up).

So: I have a cover image to show you. The artist is Cliff Nielsen, who was respon­sible for the cover of Silence.


And I also have the prologue and the first chapter. (I read the prologue at Worldcon; it was consid­ered depressing. Which, yes, it sort of is. It’s Nathan. Chapter one, however, is less so. So have both.)

Touch preview.

In a couple of months after Touch is published, I’ll have a spoiler heavy post about process and the writing of this book, and why it took me so long. The short form is: Michelle was stupid.

ETA: A glitch between the blog­ging soft­ware I use and Word­Press caused prob­lems for the Word­Press install. In an attempt to fix this, the post that was here was deleted. If you get mail noti­fi­ca­tion of this twice, I’m sorry >.<.

18 Responses to Touch preview

  1. Zia says:

    You are never stupid. And thank you so very, very much for the preview! Really looking forward to this book and really looking forward to giving it to my mom to read since this is the only book of yours that is appar­ently not ‘too compli­cated’ for her to enjoy. 

    Happy New Year again.

  2. hjbau says:

    I really love the covers for this series. I look forward to it though i don’t think i am going to read the chapter.

  3. Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard says:

    Thank you.

  4. controuble says:

    Thank you, Michelle — really looking forward to reading the rest of it.

    Happy New Year!

  5. michelle says:

    I’m pleased by your confi­dence — but trust me, when I explain what happened, you’ll be forced to agree >.>.

    I am often told my books are too compli­cated, though. Because they’re on the inside of my head to start, they never seem compli­cated — to me. I hope she likes it :)

  6. michelle says:

    I admit that as a reader, I don’t read sample chap­ters — because: frus­tra­tion. The end of Chapter One should be imme­di­ately followed by Chapter Two >.>

  7. michelle says:

    You are very welcome :)

  8. michelle says:

    Happy New Years to you and yours as well :)

  9. hjbau says:

    That is exactly the reason i can’t read a sample chapter as well. Though i have in the past with the Essalieyan books, i think it is best to hold out. Espe­cially if the book comes out this month. Happy writing.

  10. Ooooh, let’s see if I can’t preorder an ebook then. During the same month they usually let me do it…

  11. Hugh Myers says:

    Stupid will be a very tough sell in my esti­ma­tion, but I’ve an open mind! I like your ratio­nale about not reading chap­ters without their siblings ready at hand! It does occur to me that looking back to the first Hunter paper­back, that the same might be said of multi-volume story arcs :) But truth­fully I’m not partic­u­larly willing to contem­plate the end!!

  12. David Y says:

    It depends which part of the nose is pushed on the grind­stone; if it’s the front pointy bit you end up with nothing to perch the glasses on.
    Happy New Year.

  13. […] Mark your calen­ders if you’re after the next install­ment of Michelle Sagara’s Queen of the Dead series because this coming Tuesday – January 7th, 2014 is the release date. A preview chapter has been posted on Ms. Sagara’s website and can be found Here […]

  14. Stephanie Hauser says:

    I don’t think you could ever be stupid either. Touch is worth all the trial and tribu­la­tions! Glad I pre-ordered it.

  15. Hilda says:

    It’s a beau­tiful cover! Coming out of the other­world? Don’t answer. It’s a guessing game I love to play with your book covers. Looking forward to be amazed with it. Best wishes for the New Year>

  16. Zia says:

    None of your books seem too compli­cated to me, but then again I find a lot of the ‘popular’ books to be too simple/predictable. Either way though don’t change because I absolutely love each series just as it is!

    And you are welcome to try and change my mind on the fact you are never stupid, but I am uncer­tain you will succeed. 

    Just a tidbit — since this was reposted (the post) and the comments seem to be moved the link to the Touch preview doesn’t work. But if you go to the top of the page, click on bibli­og­raphy — Queen of the Dead — Touch — Read the first chapter you can get it that way.

    Yes I have too much time on my hands…or I am very, very bored. One of the two.

  17. Zia says:

    Just finished Touch and have to say I absolutely loved it! Thank you so much for giving me some­thing to read again. Now the ques­tion is do I re-read it or pretend I have a life and wait until tomorrow to re-read it.

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