I interrupt your weekend for a special announcement for this 200th post on my blog (cheers and champagne for lots of blabbery!). I was sitting on this one for a while to make sure I could make it work, and it turns out I can!
Many moons ago, I began posting a novella on this blog. The story went up by chapters, but got abandoned when other projects took over my brain and demanded my attention. I went back to it after I finished Wolfen, and still loved the story enough to want to do something with it. The chapters have now been removed from the blog, because as I began to edit, I realized a lot of big changes would have to be made. They were, they work, and now I can happily announce that VIRTUAL will be making its electronic debut very, very soon. Probably even before Wolfen, so you’ll have something sweet to chew on before the main course. ;)
And now, without further ado, I introduce to you my youngest Child of Ink:
Launch day for Hearth Global’s smart house system. Techs in place, programs operational, uplinks activated. All systems go. Until one doesn’t. Ryan has a house on his roster without any record of the construction, and it’s a hot mess. Actually, calling it that is an insult to hot messes everywhere. They have to inform the owner. It’ll be a PR nightmare, especially on their first official day in business, and even more so when the owner is a lawyer ready to bury them in lawsuits, but it has to be done. Right?
Uh, not so much. As it turns out, there’s a lot more at stake than Hearth Global’s reputation–top secret government stuff in which Ryan is now swimming up to his ears. He can’t make this software work by himself without the beautiful owner finding out something isn’t up to snuff. But what other choice does he have? The DOD is keeping tabs on the company, watching Victoria to make sure she doesn’t cause waves, and threatening to step in if anyone jeopardizes their agenda. To keep them all safe, Ryan has to buck up and take on the role of Victoria’s virtual house servant. 24-7. For as long as it takes to get the house up and running on its own. Because nothing could possibly go wrong with that…