Announcing the release of the third book in the E series, Eden, by Kate Wrath:
THE THIRD BOOK IN THE E SERIES Both friends and enemies are keen to get their hands on the information inside Eden’s head—information that could take down the Sentries and change the world. But there are costs that no one realized, and Eden’s not so sure she’s willing to pay them. Refusing to do so could create dangerous problems within the tribe she’s only just come back to. Eden has her own agenda for learning Lily’s secrets. With hope refusing to die, she’s spurred forward by memories of Oscar and thoughts of finding him again. But Lily’s hold on her is greater than she knows, compelling her to chase after strange clues and confusing visions. With love and longing weighing on her, Eden must determine the reality of her fractured identity in order to decide which path to take. The choices she makes could tear her away from Jonas and Apollon, from everything she’s ever known. Eden’s future will not be determined solely by choices. Fate has her own cards to play, and they just might take the game.
Kate Wrath on writing Eden, and what's to come....
Only a year ago, I released the first book in The E Series, not knowing what to expect in reaction or whether it would be well-received. To my surprise, the first book did incredibly well, and though it’s still relatively unknown, many of you who did read it went on to become followers of the series, eagerly awaiting the next installment.
The second book, Evolution, was released in November of 2014, and took the story of E and the adventure to a whole new level as the characters undertook a trek across the dystopian landscape of the world. You’d been dying for answers to certain questions, and finally, the answers had begun to be revealed.
Now, in the third book, Eden, our favorite characters return to their long-sought-after home only to find that things aren’t as simple as they seem. This third book focuses on the relationships between certain characters, ups the heat level of the romantic thread, and yes, throws
some more wrenches into the works. The end of this book, I believe, will possibly make you want to throw something at me. Questions, questions, always questions. And I know you’ll want the answers.
…Which is why the release of Jason and Lily, the prequel to The E Series is only a month and ten days away. At long last, answers. All the things you’ve been dying to know about Eden’s past are written in this volume, along with a love story that I hope will touch you as much as it touched me. But will it leave you wanting more? I certainly hope so, because The E Series is not done yet! The final volumes will bring you even more answers, including one of the biggest questions: How did the world in E come to be the way it is?
Happy reading, everyone, and don't forget to drop by the Facebook Release Day Party from 8-12 pm Eastern, today, June 13th!
An excerpt from Eden:
It seems unfair that everything I learn only makes me more confused. How do you reconcile these things? The world you knew—the world torn to pieces and reconstructed in a different shape. The self you knew, the torn self. What other things can we rip to pieces? What else can we destroy and recreate? This question weighs on me at so many levels. I've lost my place. I don't know where to begin or end. I don't even know what I want out of it all.
Morning is stretching through the window, yawning its light-filled mouth. Jonas rolls over onto his side and looks at me. Smiles gently. Touches my cheek. But it's that smile like Poor thing. She's so lost. And I am. How is he not lost? How did I whisper these revelations to him in the darkness, and by light, he's the one who seems fine?
I push his hand away, close my eyes, and roll onto my back. My shirt sticks to my side, sweaty from being beneath me. I imagine drifts of snow, crisp air. My visible breath, like smoke from a fire. I never liked the cold, when I had it. Now I don't like the heat either. I can't even make up my mind about that.
Deep breaths. Ninety-nine. Ninety-eight. Ninety-seven. The numbers fall away, and I focus deep within myself. What do I want, when it comes down to it? A fraction of a dream interrupts my soul-searching. A flash of an alligator. It's that damned alligator again. What the hell?
"Are you OK?" Jonas asks softly, and sighs when I don't respond. He rolls over and gets up.
I cling to the reptilian vision. A flash of scaly green skin and the unsettling curve of a toothy smile. And nothing. Absolutely nothing. I sigh, too, but I don't open my eyes. I frown and focus again. Deeper. What really matters?
There's an easy answer. It's been there all along. I want to find Oscar. Until I do, I won't ever really be OK. I've been putting it off, wrapped up in so many insignificant things. Worried about pretending to be someone else—why? Worried about Jonas, and some incomprehensible future where Sentries don't exist.
I have one thing I can hold onto. I fix it in my heart. I'm not going to let this go. Whatever I don't know, whatever I may not understand, Oscar is real. Oscar matters. And right at this moment, he could be suffering, could be in danger. And I'm sitting around on my ass doing nothing to find him. Vacation. Over.
I open my eyes and climb out of bed. Jonas is in the kitchen, taking out his frustrations on an orange. Slicing it vehemently. I walk to his side and watch as he grabs another and attacks it like he's cutting its throat. Then I squint at his face. "Are you mad at me?"
He glances at me, and there is definitely anger in his eyes. "No," he says. "I'm just mad."
I wait for a moment to see if he means to elaborate, but he doesn't. So I guess I was wrong that he's OK. "Do you want to talk about it?"
He stops suddenly and his eyes slice into me. He hesitates, obviously restraining himself. Jonas is always so restrained. Finally, he lets out a long breath and turns back to the orange, more gently. "We have to do this. We have to take them down."
His jaw tightens when I say the word. He answers in a level but deadly voice. "Yes."
I know that look of grim determination. I know how Jonas is when he makes up his mind. Cards begin to fall into place in my mind, a deck that tells our future. I see the beginning of the path. But I'm not sure I want to take it. Too many questions, not enough answers. I have only one answer, and for now, I'm sticking to it.
You can purchase Eden on Amazon.
About the Author:
Kate Wrath lives in the Southwestern US. Much like other authors, she has both a [family] and a [pet].
[family = three crazy-but-lovable, exceedingly adorable people with longer eyelashes and better sense of humor than Kate]
[pet = lovable-but-crazy giant German Shepherd who seems to be able to read, but pretends not to understand when something is required of him]
Kate is the author of the E series: E (Book #1), Evolution (Book #2), Eden (Book #3, June 13, 2015), and Jason and Lily (prequel, July 23, 2015). She has also written two fantasy novels that are soon to be released.
Kate believes in literature as an art form, world peace, and animal rights, but aspires to write total trash that is full of senseless violence, with characters who eat house pets.