It’s been a while since we’ve had a Coming Soon post, and even though none of you are clamoring for it, I figured I’d throw one up anyway! Before getting into what we’re currently working on, however, I suppose I should talk a bit about what we accomplished in the first part of this year.
As most of you know, we’re hard at work on The Master – Book 4 of Rise of Cithria. We hoped to have it available for the May cons, but that wasn’t to be, so we’re readjusting our release date to be sometime in late summer. Maybe in July or August, though there are no promises. We know a lot of you are eagerly waiting for the next edition of our signature series, so it’s possible we might be talked into doing some chapter previews between now and the actual release date. So keep your eyes open for some potential Cithria sneak peaks!
One book 4 that DID get released was House Corovin, the next chapter in the Tales of the Lore Valley series. You can check out the book details here or you can purchase it on amazon.com for $2.99, and get caught up on the latest adventures of Iago, Galen, Jonir, and all the Wind Riders crew. I tend to write the Lore Valley books in batches of three, so expect to see books 5 and 6 by the end of the year. I already have rough drafts of both, so it’s just a matter of me finding time between everything else to get them edited, polished and ready for publication. In fact, I’d expect book 5, titled Eye of the Storm, to be out roughly the same time as The Master.
(if not sooner!)
It’s been a long time coming, but a new book in my Organization series is coming this summer, titled The Interrogation. The sequel to The Extraction, written in 2012, The Interrogation follows up on the criminal antics of Flex, Crash, Bubs, Sweets, Deadeye, Tox, and their no-nonsense, muscle-bound leader, Big Man as they recover from the unexpected perils of the previous book in the series. First draft is done. After some clean-up and rewrites we’ll probably release the manuscript to everyone on our Reader Program, so they can provide feedback (and potentially death threats after reading such a ridiculous story). If you’re signed up for a newsletter or already on the Reader Program, keep an eye out for that. If you aren’t, go here to sign up for the newsletter, and then send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know you want to be added to the program.
My latest novel, Olympia, was released back in November of last year, but early feedback and reviews have been so incredible that I’m now pushing the sequel to that book up to the front of the list. Don’t expect to see anything substantial on that until next year at the earliest, especially with Cithria taking first priority among all three of its authors, but for those of you interested in what I’m working on over the next 12-18 months, now you know! I also intend to get some more done on the Sanctuary sequel, which is already about 40% complete. If I’m lucky, I might be able to get both out around this time next year.
We have more than just books to announce, of course. Our plan is to do a number of signings over the summer and then attend some conventions/festivals in the Fall. No dates are set in stone, but once they are we’ll be sure to post them up here as well as on Facebook and Twitter.
Also, in case you missed the earlier news, we’ve added two new authors to our stable of writers, Demethius Jackson and Nick Wyckoff. Demethius recently completed a Kickstarter for his Realmsic series, raising $2000 in promotional funds that he intends to use “to encourage literacy by providing free school appearances and library readings throughout Dallas/Fort Worth for the next 12 months.” You can read more at his press release. Nick, meanwhile, intends to release the followup to KaliSun Initiative, a sci-fi thriller, sometime later this summer.
That’s all for now. Hopefully future installments of Coming Soon won’t suffer quite as long a layover in between posts, but I’m not promising anything!
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