Book Spotlight – “Salt In The Water: A Lesser Dark #1” (Releasing October 27th) by J. Ray & S. Cushaway


There are a thousand ways to die in the desert—desperate outlaws, deadly predators, murderous elements, and betrayal. . .

Kaitar Besh, a veteran scout as legendary for his cynicism as his skills, is ordered to brave the deadly Shy’war-Anquai desert one last time. Escorting Leigh Enderi—a greenhorn Enforcer with a reputation as shady as his own—he soon realizes the ghosts of his past have come to haunt more than his nightmares.

When the mission breaks down in the wake of bitter hatred and mistrust, even Kaitar’s fabled skills may not be enough to bring them home again. Stranded in the red wasteland without contact, food, or water, they uncover a betrayal that could bring all they hold dear crumbling to the dust. . . and tear down the wall of lies surrounding them.

From the Authors

Sarah Cushaway

Sarah Cushaway lives in the snowy wastes of northwest lower Michigan with her husband (co-author Jeremy Ray) and their young daughter. She has a passion for historical fiction, but enjoy reading and writing many genres, including fantasy, science fiction, literary fiction, and speculative fiction.  Sarah began writing at a very early age, inspired by such books as the Little House series, Watership Down, the Hobbit, and Animal Farm.

When not busy working on writing the next books in the “A Lesser Dark” series, she enjoys spending time with her family and two grumpy cats, dabbling in art and music, and trying to hide from the snow eight months out of the year.

Jeremy Ray

jeremyauthorpicJeremy Ray and his co-author wife, Sarah Cushaway, live in a small town in northern lower Michigan. Jeremy grew up enjoying graphic novels, comic books, and classic pen-and-paper RPG games, which have inspired him to imagine diverse worlds and adventurous storylines. Science Fiction has always been Jeremy’s favorite genre, with Dune being his all-time favorite book. Jeremy’s background in computer technology has been the backbone for coming up with fictional technology with real-world origins. He is also a narrator and musician, and will be recording the audiobook version of the “A Lesser Dark” series after the books are published.


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