I’ve spent most of the past couple of weeks working diligently on updating and improving Afterlife. I have gone through every scene and every chapter to make certain it is up to my standards and ready for my editor to shred.
Strangely, I have found myself back in the ‘mood’ to write. It has been some time since I could focus this well over a longer period of time. I am actually looking forward to getting back to work on at least two other novels that are in various stages of development including The Noctis and the second Bear Lake romance novel. I’ve also noted down a couple more concepts for future works.
But back to Afterlife. I consider this a novel for a more mature audience. It has a strong anti-human slavery message, in this case those taken for the use of their souls. There are strong sexual references, but not overly descriptive scenes. Sadism, torture and some non-consensual sex are involved. This is a world where dark violence is in a face-off with light.
The actual story revolves around Alex and Jeni who are separated after a terrible accident on Earth where both pass away. They wake up in a realm separated from each other and discover souls are bartered like drugs. They undertake a journey in hopes of finding each other and what happens to each during their search is the crux of the novel.