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May Update

Hi. We’re here. In May. Yep.  Basically the short version is: I’m still dealing with mystery back/butt injury that might be a neurological problem and living in pain isn’t fun or productive. Also developed some fun new symptoms in the last few months so I’ve been living on like 3 hours of sleep average a night. I won’t bore y’all with personal details.  But 20sided book 10 is nearly done I just can’t give firm date cause I’m working whenever I’m able and I refuse to release this book without it being exactly the book I want.  So I’ll say in the next couple weeks but it might be a little longer. I dunno. I’m working on it.

Meanwhile, if you are desperate for more fiction, I’ve started a Patreon (mostly to grandfather into the old rates, there’s not much happening yet) and there are some posts and stories up there for the early adopters. After I finish Balancing the Scales (and hopefully after we hit the main goal), there will be new stuff and if you join up, you can have a say in things like what I work on next, character names, etc…  So check it out:

https://www.patreon.com/anniebellet  (the Patreon is especially for you if you want more Gryphonpike or Pyrrh, cause the whole point of it is to see if peeps want me to finish the older, neglected series etc)

 

Anyway, seriously I want to thank all of you for your epic patience. Hopefully I can deliver the best birthday present (ie a finished, kick-ass book) for May (my bday is May 12th so I’m hardcore aiming for before that for release date, but we’ll see).

Book 10 in April (I know, I know)

Yes, March is almost over. No, book 10 is not ready.  But almost!

Look for it first or second week of April (will depend on things like speed of proofreaders and formatters and upload times etc). Thank you for your continued patience.

Meanwhile please enjoy these book 10 teasers done in the style of the Avengers Endgame posters.  Try not to freak out too much, lol.

Book 10 still coming!

I got the flu right at the end of my holiday trip and while it seems the worst has passed me over now, I’m still behind on everything, sorry! Book 10 will still release this month (sooner than later I imagine 😉 ).  Thanks for understanding.

 

Taking More Time

Remember how I said I was taking all the time I need? I’m taking all the time I need, which is more time. Ending a story this big that I’ve been working on for years is a little scary, I ain’t gonna lie. I want to make sure I put absolutely every last bit in that I want in there and tie things up in a satisfying way that completes my vision for Jade’s story. Which means spending extra time in edits and working on the book etc. I don’t really want to release a book in December, because with the holidays and travel etc December is probably the worst month to try to get new work launched.  Plus this way I can safely (hopefully, haha) give a date for release so nobody panics.

So, officially Book 10 will be out on January 9th, 2019. That way we can all have something to look forward to in the new year!

I’ll be finishing Harper’s Tale after so that 20sided related things can truly get wrapped up, plus I’ll have more news about the new series with Alek’s sister, Kira, and a new project announcement hopefully.

I hope you all have a happy holidays surrounded by people you love. See you in the New Year!

Okay, new plan…

Which is to say, I think I’m going to release books 9 and 10 in the same week, probably around second week of September. I’ve been writing both at the same time because a lot of what happens in River of No Return is all laying the groundwork for the series finale. I suppose I can reveal the title of book 10 here (but not the cover, cause it is SPOILERS central lol). Book 10 is titled Balancing the Scales.  One of the things that has been delaying release of book 9 is that I am not sure I feel comfortable saying book 9 is finalized until book 10 is also finalized because these books are so intertwined in terms of one leading into the other (book 10’s events are almost all caused by what happens in book 9, basically).

So the TLDR: You’ll get both books the same week (maybe not the same day tho, depends on upload times and how hard I work my poor copyeditors) and it will probably be 2-3 weeks out from now since I still have to write the end of the series.

Emigrating is no Joke

(TLDR: emigrating is time-consuming and tiring, book 9 within the next two weeks.)

Hey,

As some of you who follow me on Twitter etc probably know, we moved 5000 miles to the Netherlands this month. I was expecting, because I’m an idiot apparently, that I would get here and just be able to get to work asap.  Instead it’s been a roller-coaster ride of discovering things about how my new country works, finding a permanent place to live, dealing with the ongoing back injury, and doing lots of appointments and paperwork for immigration.

So suddenly it is the end of July and book 9 still needs some final edits and a final copyedit (which is not done by me, but my usual peeps are pretty quick so that shouldn’t delay too much once I get done with my part), then the final final read-through, the formatting, the uploading, and then hopefully into your hands! (or Kindle, or phone, or whatever you wanna read on, I don’t judge).

I know everyone is tired of waiting, sorry. But give me like a week to two weeks (two weeks to be safe) and book 9 will be here. Book 10 also just needs a few more chapters, some edits, copyedits, final final read, etc, so I’m still planning to have book 10 out within about 3-4 weeks of book 9’s release, but obviously at the moment my total focus is on book 9 cause you gotta read that one first because I know none of you are those monsters who read series out of order, right?

Thank you all for your epic patience with my habit of thinking that I’ll magically be able to do more than I’m capable of 🙂  It is my hope that this move will enable me in the longer term to be healthier, happier, figure out this stupid mysterious back injury that has stumped multiple doctors and physical therapists, and generally be able to write like the wind, because I have a ton of kickass ideas I’ve been developing while injured and I really want to share ALL of them with you peeps.

Hope your summer is going well.

Heartache in Audio!

You can finally listen to book 5 in audio, performed by the awesome Folly Blaine!

Get it from Amazon for Audible by clicking here.

In other news, I’m still getting things set in my new country, so work has been slow, sorry. But we’ve got a place to live as of next week and so things should happen again after that. River of No Return (book 9) will by out by end of month. Just need to get some stuff sorted out before I can release it. Thank you all for you patience!  Also Thicker than Blood should be out in audio sooner than later as well.

Books in July

Hope everyone is having a good start to summer. As some of you might know, I’m moving overseas to the Netherlands at end of June. Packing for a 5000 mile move and getting everything in order while dealing with a serious injury is stressful and taking a lot out of me, sorry. While book 9 probably could go up next week, I frankly don’t want to rush and deal with a book launch in the middle of this move. I was hoping to get the book out much earlier in the month, but hope and spring and eternal and all that, right? 🙂

So I’ll probably upload and get all that done from Amsterdam instead the first week of July.

Thank you for your continued patience while I navigate this huge life change and this stupid back injury.

 

The Universe Hates Me

Apparently the cosmic forces of the universe don’t want me to finish editing book 9 so you all can read it. I have had a horrible cold I am hoping is not the flu this entire week. (Fever broke yesterday, so I’m hoping it isn’t the flu, just a shitty imitation of it)

So book 9 will be out as soon as I can breathe again. Might be end of next week, might be week after. I’m really sorry for the delays.

Quick January 2018 Update

I am currently getting books 9 and 10 finished. Still going very slowly because of my back injury, sorry. I really appreciate all the kind messages and how understanding everyone has been. Your support has made the last few months a little easier as I deal with doctors and physical therapy.

The downside is, it’s unlikely I’ll get book 9 uploaded before January ends. The upside is both 9 and 10 will be released in February and I doubt there will be more wait time than three weeks or so between books.  Currently I’m on track for releasing 9 at start of Feb and 10 by the end of Feb. So… not too much longer to wait now.

Thank you all for your patience and understanding. I’m hoping that the focus these last few months on recovery and healing will mean I can do a lot more writing and be healthier in the future.

 

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