Paranormal Romance Writer Lynn Rush Launches ‘Prelude to Darkness’ – The First Short Story of the Wasteland Trilogy

“They (mini books) are works of long-form journalism that seek out that sweet spot between magazine articles and hardcover books,” explains literary critic Dwight Garner.

(Scottsdale, AZ  May 7, 2012) – Crescent Moon Press has released a ‘little moon’ from author Lynn Rush called “Prelude to Darkness,” a prequel to her novel “Wasteland” which sets the stage for the paranormal romance Wasteland Trilogy. And, at sixty pages, this short story is part of the hottest new segment of the book publishing business – mini books. Indeed, at 99 cents, Singles like the “little moons” are a true disruptive innovation.

“The publishing world is ever-changing. It’s fun to be a part of it by offering a 99-cent short story to reach new readers and share more in-depth details of the novels to those who have read them and are clamoring for more,” said author Lynn Rush.

“They (mini books) are works of long-form journalism that seek out that sweet spot between magazine articles and hardcover books,” explains literary critic Dwight Garner. “These Singles allow real writers a chance to stretch their legs.”

Award-winning author Lynn Rush feels she has the right length for her “little moon.”

“I wanted to share the story of David’s mother and some details about Wasteland,” says Rush. “But I also wanted a story that hit the right price point – that would allow readers to become acquainted with my writing style and my characters. A single like ‘Prelude to Darkness’ is perfect solution.”

Amazon calls them “compelling ideas expressed at their natural length.”

The Atlantic spins mini books as an example of how the medium can change the message.

“But it’s more than just technology—it’s markets too,” blogs Rebecca J. Rosen. “The technology of a paper binding can surely hold an essay of 20,000 words. But the costs of doing so were too great, and the resulting profits too low. Perhaps e-readers have liberated these mini-books from the purgatory of the writers’ brains where they lay unformed, but the liberation comes not from the page, but from the economics of the publishing house.”

Rush is the genre-breaking author of Crescent Moon Press’s (New York City, NY) newest category – New Adult . Rush says she writes paranormal romances for the New Adult audience whose ages range from 18 to 24.

“I love writing for the New Adult crowd. For so long they’ve had nothing between the sweet Young Adult (YA) romances and the intense adult romances, so it’s a great fit,” shared Rush. “Today, the publishing world is ever-changing, which makes this writing journey a fun and exciting adventure!”

About Prelude to Darkness By Lynn Rush

eBook: 60 pages - Published: May 2012 by Crescent Moon Press Little Moons

For a slave, hope is a dangerous thing.

Margaret Rousseau dreams of freedom from a life of servitude. When a mysterious woman saunters into the servants’ tavern promising the impossible, Margaret dares to hope she could win the heart of the one man she has secretly coveted since she first wore a corset...

The Prince.

Margaret desperately grasps for the opportunity to change h...moreFor a slave, hope is a dangerous thing.

Margaret Rousseau dreams of freedom from a life of servitude. When a mysterious woman saunters into the servants’ tavern promising the impossible, Margaret dares to hope she could win the heart of the one man she has secretly coveted since she first wore a corset... The Prince.

Margaret desperately grasps for the opportunity to change her bleak destiny by placing faith in a woman who is not as forthcoming as she seems. Blinded to the stranger’s dark motives, Margaret surrenders herself to gain her heart’s desires.

But her choice may bring forth a darkness that could destroy all she holds dear.

About LYNN RUSH

You can find the author at book signings around the USA and at home in the state of Arizona and get a chance to talk demons, guardians and more paranormal lingo with the award winning paranormal romance novelist. Her tours are listed at www.LynnRush.com

Driven to write, Lynn Rush often sees her characters by closing her eyes watching their story unfold in her mind. Book reviewers say that her plots are well developed, and the writing is strong and full of artistic details – stunning in both characterization and her action-packed storylines.  A prolific author who began her writing career in 2008 now has more than 25 novels to her credit. Six are currently under contract with Crescent Moon Press.

Lynn Rush is a pen name that is a combination of two sources – Lynn, the first name of her mother-in-law, who passed away and Rush – since the author is a former inline speed skater and mountain biker.   All of Rush’s books, including "Wasteland," are dedicated to Lynn, her namesake. Rush holds a degree in psychology from Southwest Minnesota State University and a master's degree from the University of Iowa. Originally from Minneapolis, Rush currently enjoys living in the Arizona sunshine by road biking nearly 100 miles per week with her husband of 15 years and jogging with her two loveable Shetland Sheep dogs.

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LYNN RUSH – In her own words:“When I started out on this writing journey, it felt like such a far away dream. I constantly asked myself, ‘Really? Me? A writer?’ Then when I was published I still asked, ‘Really? Me? An author?’ Along the way things inspired me, obstacles shot up, and doors both opened and closed…but through my faith, family, and friends, I found motivation to continue on my dream - dreams of something bigger than all of us. Whether it’s writing, music, dancing …” Driven to write, Lynn Rush often sees her characters by closing her eyes watching their story unfold in her mind. Book reviewers say that her plots are well developed, and the writing is strong and full of artistic details – stunning in both characterization and her action-packed storylines. A prolific author who began her writing career in 2008 now has more than 25 novels to her credit. Six are currently under contract with Crescent Moon Press. Wasteland, first novel in the trilogy was released in July 2011 and continues to receive five-star reviews. Currently in the advance reader phase, the second in the series, Awaited is garnering rave reviews and scheduled for a May 2012 release. Never planning on becoming an author, Rush says an idea for a new book may hit her when she's waking up or going to the grocery store. One such idea came to her as she walked through a local bookstore. A girl wearing a blue tutu with a red leather jacket passed her. "She ended up in the opening scene of one of my novels," Rush laughingly explains. Lynn Rush is a pen name that is a combination of two sources – Lynn, the first name of her mother-in-law, who passed away and Rush – since the author is a former inline speed skater and mountain biker. All of Rush’s books, including "Wasteland," are dedicated to Lynn, her namesake. Rush holds a degree in psychology from Southwest Minnesota State University and a master's degree from the University of Iowa. Originally from Minneapolis, Rush currently enjoys living in the Arizona sunshine by road biking nearly 100 miles per week with her husband of 15 years and jogging with her two loveable Shetland Sheep dogs. BOOK REVIEWS: “WASTELAND is a fast paced, sexy, romantic tale with characters who instantly capture your attention…and your heart. The hero is honorable and darkly tormented, while the heroine is idealistic and strong. Lynn Rush has created a world of good and evil—where nothing is quite as it seems. I lost myself in the story and truly enjoyed every minute of it.” - Rebecca Zanetti, author of FATED “From the first action-packed scene, AWAITED grabs you and doesn’t let go until its awesome conclusion.” - Caridad Piñeiro, NY Times Best-Selling Author.

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Crescent Moon Press has released a ‘little moon’ from author Lynn Rush called “Prelude to Darkness,” a prequel to her novel “Wasteland” which sets the stage for the paranormal romance Wasteland Trilogy. And, at sixty pages, this short story is part of the hottest new segment of the book publishing business – mini books. Indeed, at 99 cents, Singles like the “little moons” are a true disruptive innovation.
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“The publishing world is ever-changing. It’s fun to be a part of it by offering a 99-cent short story to reach new readers and share more in-depth details of the novels to those who have read them and are clamoring for more,” said author Lynn Rush.
Lynn Rush, paranormal romance author