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Holidays 2019 Update

Long time since an update, I know. There just hasn’t been much new to say other than “still working on book 10” so…

That said, there’s good news! I have to finish up final editing and maybe tweak a couple more scenes, then it has to get copy-edited, one more proofing pass, then formatting, and we’ll be across the finish line on book 10.  I don’t know if I can get all that done before December (especially since some depends on schedules of others like editor/formatter etc and they have holiday plans I’m sure) but the book is nearly here and we’ll probably squeak it into 2019 so I can close out the decade with a finished series for you all.

In other writing news, I’ll be at Dutch ComicCon this weekend as an author guest (site has both Dutch and English options if you want to take a look).  Here is the website: https://www.dutchcomiccon.com/

Also, my Patreon is up and running and the patrons chose Wrath: Pyrrh Considerable Crimes Division Book 2 as the project so the first chapter is live to read right now! There will be at least a chapter every month (and of course, the final version will be available as ebook and print once we wrap it up on Patreon). If you want to read along and possibly get some extra things like sneak previews of upcoming books, short stories, and a chance to vote on things from new projects to character names, click HERE and come join!

Thank you all again for your patience while I figured out this final Twenty-Sided novel and dealt with a lot of life stuff this year.  I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and winter season. It’s going to be a great new year in 2020 and I’m excited about the post-20sided projects I have to share with you (that I’ll talk about after I get book 10 out, cause first things first).

 

Thank you!

Thank you for five amazing years since Justice Calling was first released!  I know y’all are waiting patiently (for the most part haha) for book 10 and it is truly coming in August (soonTM right?), but today is the 5th anniversary of Justice Calling and I figured that was worth celebrating.

I was on bed rest and half dead when I wrote Justice Calling and Murder of Crows and they were the books of my heart. I never dreamed I’d sell over a half a million copies of this series or get to meet the awesome people I’ve met, get to wake up to sweet reader emails and encouragement and knowing that people love Jade & friends as much as I love them. Readers make a writer’s career possible, and I am so grateful for you all, and that you love these little books that are small pieces of my heart in so many ways.

Here’s to five more years, and to finishing this series the way it deserves hopefully.

(and if you want to know what happened to June and July, well, tell my husband to not give me pneumonia next time he gets sick and we’ll talk. I know writers with health issue make for frustrating release schedules and blown deadlines, but trust me when I say we hate it as much as you do. But we’re human, not word machines, and life happens, sorry.)

Thank you all! Update with new book soon(tm).

Book 10 is still coming, promise

Hey, sorry for the silence. I’ve been dealing with same old same old back injury stuff plus some crazy family stuff that came up (that I might talk about publicly eventually but am not ready to do so yet, sorry).  That combined with me tearing apart book 10 and redrafting it cause I’m mega-paranoid about getting the grand finale of Jade’s story perfect has meant delay after delay.

But the good news is I had the final late night epiphany moment (for me, writing books is full of these moments, ha, but there is usually at least one big one each book where everything my conscious and subconscious brain has been working on comes into focus and I feel like I can finally put the words down in a way that does it justice) and I am full steam ahead on final chapters and edits.

I won’t give an exact date cause some stuff (like copy edits etc) depends on other people’s timelines etc but I think I can confidently say March.  Which I know I confidently said January and we all see how that went, oops, but life happens and I am grateful that people are understanding that authors are human.  This book will be worth the wait, in my totally biased opinion.

And again, before anyone panics that 20sided is ending, Harper’s Tale: Tribes is next on my list to finish and there will be an epilogue novella later this year that revisits Jade combined with a prologue/intro novella for Kira, Alek’s sister, who will be getting her own series in 2020. (I’ll do a separate post about those after Harper’s book comes out, complete with the amazing Gene Mollica cover art I’ve been sitting on and unable to share for nearly two years).

So thank you all for your continued understanding and patience.

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!

November Update

I know it is November already. Finishing out book 10 and getting final edits done etc is taking a bit longer than planned so I need a couple extra weeks and this is the end of the series so I’m taking all the time I need cause it’s important to me to finish Jade’s story properly. So give me 2-3 weeks before you panic that book 10 isn’t out yet, please 🙂

And I know peeps are sad about the series ending, but please don’t panic about that, either. There will be an epilogue novella showing some stuff after the events of book 10 that will tie into a prequel novella introducing the next series set in the Twenty-Sided world. Plus the very next project on my plate after book 10 is to finish Tribes: Harper’s Tale, which is technically another 20sided book. So I’m not abandoning the world at all and there will be more nerdy, kickass urban fantasy coming.

Because the next series is about Kira, Alek’s sister. Y’all met her briefly in book 6, but just wait til she gets her own stories. It’s going to be a wild ride. 🙂

River of No Return Released!

Not a drill! Book 9 in The Twenty-Sided Sorceress is out!

Supposedly, nature abhors a vacuum. I’m finding this is true in the worst way…

Defeating her evil ex-boyfriend hasn’t exactly been the reprieve from trouble that Jade hoped for. When Alek’s mentor shows up with an injured Justice and government agents start asking questions she doesn’t want to answer, Jade’s problems are just beginning. Enemies new and old make their moves as a war looms on the horizon in this exciting ninth book in the Twenty-Sided Sorceress series.

Get the new book for Kindle HERE (also in paperback!)

Click HERE for Kobo

Click HERE for iTunes/Apple Books

Click HERE for B&N Nook

Click HERE for Google Play/Books

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.

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.

May News and Update

Hey, quick update. Books 9 and 10 are still coming, I promise. I’m just having the most epic episode of House in terms of trying to figure out what’s going on with my stupid back injury and am currently stumping every doctor and specialist I see (apparently it’s also related/possible made worse by the terrible case of plantar fasciitis I have, sigh). So the writing and editing have been very slow going. I’m also prepping for a huge move (moving 4,991 miles!) which isn’t helping. Once I’m moved, we’re going to make some modifications to my new office which should allow me to work with less pain, but we can’t do much before that since we’re currently getting rid of 90% of our things.

My goal is to have both books released before the move on June 30th, so hopefully I’ll be updating twice at some point in June with a “yay book” post instead of “screw this pain” post.

I thank you all for your continued patience. It sucks to be so far behind my writing schedule (The next projects after 20sided are so cool and I want to share them and I can’t yet because I need to focus on 20sided, grr) and I know it sucks to have to wait so long for books. Thanks for being here and understanding that sometimes life happens while we’re making plans.

 

Where’s Book 9?

ETA: Had a few days of serious pain and wasn’t able to work, sorry. So book 9 will be early next week instead of this week. Thanks for your patience, not much longer to wait, I promise!

(TLDR: Book 9 the 20th or so of March, Book 10 the last week of March)

I know, February is almost over.  I could possibly rush edits on River of No Return and get it out by the 28th, but I’m leaning toward not doing that. Books 9 and 10 follow on each other’s heels story-wise (and given that I’ve been writing them simultaneously they will also release close together) and I want to make sure the story continuity and set-up is solid.  Which means rushing an edit would be a poor plan.

Which is a really long-winded way of saying my new plan is to release book 9 on the 13th or 14th (depends on upload time at various retailers so I can’t predict exact day) and then release book 10 around the 27th or 28th. I’d reveal the cover for book 10 but it would be spoilery so y’all gotta wait, sorry. It’s shiny and epic af though.

I’m sorry I’ve been so delayed lately, but I’m still rehabing my back injury with no end in sight yet and it means that I can’t work more than a couple hours a day due to factors like constant pain and being unable to sit at my desk (where I do my best, most focused work, sigh) etc. I’m doing what I can and I’m very thankful for everyone’s patience. I’d love to say that my physical therapy is going great and I’ll be 100% any day now, but alas that doesn’t seem to be the case and we’re hoping another couple months will do it.

Again, thank you all for your patience and messages of support. I hope that I’ll be able to get more stories out once I’m healthy again. And hey, the wait is truly almost over, I promise.