New Book by Claire Wallis: The Sound of Light
Hi, book friends. I know it’s been a long time since I connected with you, but I finally have some great news to share. My newest book, The Sound of Light, is scheduled for release on Monday, July 17th, 2017! And to sweeten the news even further, the e-book will be available for preorder on some platforms as of next Monday – June 19th! I’ll be sure to share buy links when I have them.
Unlike my two previous novels, Push and Pull, The Sound of Light will also be available as a print book (hooray!!). I’m so excited to share this story with you at long last. Oh, and check back here next Monday, when I’ll reveal the cover image for the book, too.
In the meantime, I’d like to tell you a little bit about the story.
Let me start by sharing the book’s blurb with you:
THE SOUND OF LIGHT by Claire Wallis
My littlest girl has always been a bit peculiar. It was nothing I could ever put a finger on, but I always knew there was something inside her that made her a different kind of special. A deeper kind.
K’acy’s got a light around her, one that’ll just about knock you over, especially if you don’t see her coming. She’s got music in her soul, too. Deep, resonating music that echoes and hums, just like the notes that come from the bass guitar she’s had attached to her hip since the day she turned thirteen years old.
She’s got a hell of a secret, yes, but she does what she’s got to do to make it one worth having. She takes care of people. She changes their stories. I spent my life telling both of my girls that you always gotta do what’s right, even when it hurts, and it makes me proud to know she was listening.
I saw the way she looked at that boy on the day they met, and I knew right then that things were going to change. Two different people from two different worlds is nothing but a recipe for heartbreak, and when the lies pile higher and higher, it can change a person into something they’re not.
It took me dying all those years ago to finally figure out just exactly how special my K’acy really is, and even though I’m not with her anymore, I don’t want that boy and his family to change her. I want her to keep doing what’s right, even when it hurts.
Because that’s who she is inside. That’s her deeper kind of special.
I know the blurb doesn’t tell you a whole lot of specifics about the story, but it does give you plenty of hints about the feel and tone of the book. I enjoyed writing this story so much! It took me about a year to finish it (due mostly to my “day job”), and I loved every second of the process. I think you’ll find it has a different feel from my previous titles; don’t get me wrong, it’s equally as sexy, fast-paced, and intense, but in a very different way. My hope is that I’ve written another book that weaves together many story threads and voices to generate some pretty intense feelings and make you question what you believe is right and good.
Of all the characters I’ve written, K’acy, the lead female in The Sound of Light, is my hands-down favorite. She’s got a vibe that makes me feel like no other character has. She’s fictional, of course, but I wish I knew her in person. I wish she was real. And I hope after reading the book, you’ll feel the same.
I’ll share more details about the book’s release as it becomes available. Thanks for your patience and support!