In case you’ve been wondering what I’ve been doing these past few months, I swear I’ve been working. Really. And not just at my day job either, but actually writing and all the good stuff that goes with it.
Just to prove it, I’m here to announce Netherworld 6 BEFORE DAWN is coming. It will be released on 7.16.19. Keep a look out for the cover reveal, which will be held on 7.8.19 and done through Xpresso Book Tours. The pre-order will go up on Amazon the same day.
Book 7 is sitting at around the 80% mark, so expect to see the series wrap up before the end of the year. I’m also expecting to launch not one, but two new series in 2019. One of these is in the same universe as the Netherworld, although it doesn’t include any of the characters you’ve met so far. The other series? Not only is it not in the same universe, it’s not even in the same millennia.
The first teaser for one of the series will be available at the end of Before Dawn, but if you can’t wait that long then sign up for my Newsletter where you get access to all this before everyone else plus more.
In case you haven’t seen it already, Taken by Darkness is slated for release later this month. Book 6 is in edits and book 7 is nearing the 75% mark. Since the Netherworld series is set to only include 7 books total that leaves me with the burning question: What comes after the Netherworld?
I found that, while writing the series, I left myself with a ton of unanswered questions. What ever happened to Rhiannon, the fae princess who betrayed her own people when she saved Liam and Heidi in Up in Flames? What about Alex from Once Bitten and Wild and Untamed? That poor guy was covering everyone’s ass and cleaning up their messes when they couldn’t handle it themselves. He deserves a happy ending, too.
I hate to break it to you, but the questions will only skyrocket after reading Taken by Darkness with the warlocks of Locke Island and book 6 with those in and around Boston. You all know I love at least a little bit of a cliffhanger, so brace yourselves… **cue the maniacal laughter**
Okay, don’t cuss me out. I have good news! I intend to answer all those questions. Rhiannon? Check. Alex? Double check. All of those still coming in books 5, 6, and 7? No worries, I got you covered.
No promises on when the first of these books will be released, but I guarantee it won’t be until after book 7 comes out. I’m still in the outlining process and if I released Rhiannon’s story before book 7, I’d ruin the ending of the series and well, that’s just not cool.
What I do want to know is: WHO DO YOU WANT TO READ ABOUT? Rhiannon? Alex? Ben? Travis? Pecora? Some random cashier who wasn’t more than a blip on the page?
In addition to the Netherworld spinoff series, I’ve also started work on a completely unrelated open-ended sci fi romance series. I’ll post more about that one once I’m cemented in what exactly I’m doing with it. What I can say is that each story is looking to be between 40-50k words (for comparison purposes the Netherworld books are between 55-80k). The first one will hopefully be released before the end of the year.
So, hang in there and be ready for the onslaught of books I start throwing at you. Also, be prepared if I need to take a month off here and there between releases because OMG words can be hard for smart-making after you’ve sat in front of a computer for fifteen hours straight.
PS: I’m also working on a newsletter that’ll feature exclusive content as well as information on upcoming releases, so if you’re interested…
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Lotan is live! That makes me super happy. It’s also the only book out right now that’s available wide – meaning available through other platforms beyond Amazon. I’m looking for it to also become available via iBooks, but I haven’t gotten there. I’ve been too busy!
Wild and Untamed has a cover! Covers days are the best days thanks to my cover artist (Sweet ‘n Spicy designs). She’s kicks it every single time. Book 4 in the Netherworld series will be available for pre-order by the either the last week or January or first week of February with the release sometime around the second week of February.
Cid is also coming! I told you, I’ve been busy. Look for the second installment in the Oceanid series toward the end of February. I’ll post more about it in the coming weeks.
I have been fighting this stupid cold since last week. I can’t stop coughing and I’ve been stuck in the bed, whining about how miserable I feel. My poor husband is about to lose his mind, I’m sure.
Anyway, since I’m home sick today and, I must admit, have a bit of cabin fever, I’ve decided to do something a bit different. I was already scheduled to have a cover made today for the 1st in my new Oceanid novella series. My original game plan was: cover today, format the novella later this week, and then release by the weekend. Maybe next week. Something like that. So, since I’m not going anywhere or doing anything today except sleeping off some NyQuil, I’m going to do it all today since I know that there’s nothing like a good book when you’re feeling under the weather.
There’s a bit of revamping going on. Be on the lookout for new covers for both Once Bitten and Up in Flames. When Sparks Fly will be out before the new year. I’m still stuck doing edits (more of an overhaul than I’d anticipated).
With the cover changes print editions for both Once Bitten and Up in Flames will be going away in the coming weeks, so if you’re the type who loves holding a novel in your hands, now is the time before they’re gone for the foreseeable future. Up in Flames will have additional content with the new cover, although there will no need to re-purchase if you own it already. Plotlines have not changed.
Netherworld book 4 has been written and is also in edits, although it currently doesn’t have a title. I’ve started work on book 5, although that’s proving to be quite the beast and will probably take some time before it’s finished.
Also, be on the lookout for 2 other series I’ve started work on. The first is a sci-fi, the other is fantasy (both romance, of course). I have two completed first drafts but am holding on to them for the moment until I figure out what direction I’m going to take. I don’t want to bite off more than I can chew which I’m notorious for.