My eyes have crossed permanently, I fear: After doing several proofing runs through The Rare Event, I’ve been finding out where I can’t type, or in place, can’t count. Any errors after that are all on me, but damn, do I hope we caught them all.
If past history is any guide, there will be one thing that got through. It will chew tiny little holes in my mind once I find it, and out will leak my confidence. However, I did find the error in the above picture. (Answer below.)
I’ve also been proofing for the amazing Eden Winters, whose kick-ass novel, Diversion, will be out from Amber Allure in the not-too-distant future. This is one I really should have read from the bottom up, because I may well have missed things since the story was so good! Lucky and Bo have one hot and dangerous adventure.
Drug dealers aren’t always on the streets; sometimes they sit in offices and boardrooms, selling merchandise in official-looking bottles instead of little cellophane bags…
When given a choice between eight more years in prison or using his “expertise” to assist the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau’s Department of Diversion Prevention and Control, convicted drug trafficker Richmond “Lucky” Lucklighter takes the sentence with the illusion of freedom. Cynical and unwilling to admit he’s begun to care about his job, he counts the days until his debt is paid. His sole obstacle to getting his life back is the rookie he’s assigned to train before he leaves—a rookie who quotes pharmacy texts, hasn’t paid his dues, and has the obnoxious tendency of seeing the good in everyone, including the target of their investigation.
Former Marine Bo Schollenberger dreamed of becoming a pharmacist, but watched the dream turn into a nightmare of PTSD-fueled prescription drug abuse. Battling his demons daily, he wakes up every morning, wondering, “Will this be the day I give in?” To keep his license, he must now put his skills to use for a diversion control task force, deal with a crude partner with too much attitude and no brain-to-mouth filter, and take down a drug lord who reminds him of his favorite cooking show hostess.
The bad guys don’t stand a chance—if Lucky and Bo don’t strangle each other first…
Did you spot the mistake? Highlight the gap here: (“the” is repeated, once in each line) if you need a hand.