So… new release time. I’ll post the contents of the newsletter below (with an added Google link that I forgot about, sorry).
Tainted (Ava Delaney: Lost Souls #1) is the big release (now on preorder at a discount). I wrote it last year (because *I* wanted to know what was up with everyone), and I was going to release it next year, but I figured I should test the waters a bit. This series is not going to be like the original. There’s no big bad across the books. It’s more like individual stories, and I’ll be working on other (hopefully shorter and therefore quicker to produce) stories in the world in between. (I’m being stupidly ambitious, but it might work out eventually!) For example, in my current plan (that could totally change because I can’t stick to a plan to save my life), the order of the next batch of releases in Ava’s world are looking like this:
Tainted (Lost Souls #1)
Ghost Moon Rising (A Peter Brannigan novella) (I’m testing out a new character in this that I’ve wanted to write a series about for a couple of years. Still undecided).
Demon Dog (VBI #1)
Tethered (Lost Souls #2)
Unnamed Esther story
The second release, Tested, is something I decided *not* to publish last year. It’s in the POV of Ava’s first lost soul during the vampire war. The editing isn’t quite finished, and I’m uploading it a couple of chapters a day on Wattpad until Tainted is officially released. You don’t have to read this one, but if you do, then you should probably read it before Tainted. And I tried to make Tested as stand-alone-y as possible, so it can be read without prior knowledge of the world. If you’re curious, it’s set in the same time frame as Taste and Traitor (Ava books 5 and 6), just in different places.
Tainted, the first book in my new Ava Delaney series is now available for pre-order at 99c with the following retailers: Amazon US, UK, CA, etc.,Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iBookstore US, IE, GB, AU,CA, etc., Google Play, and Smashwords. Official release date is 10/10/2014. (Also available is a kind of prequel to Tainted. Read the rest of the newsletter to find out more on that.)
~Best read after the original Ava Delaney series~
The backdrop may be grim, but Dublin city has become the centre of change. And as the humans and supernaturals figure out how to live in each other’s worlds, the person who forced that change has quietly stepped aside for a peaceful life.
Ava Delaney is still trying to adjust to her own altered existence when a tainted nephal turns up on her doorstep, apparently on the run from the monster who changed Ava’s life before she was even born. But she’s not supposed to interfere, even for the lost souls she’s vowed to help.
But as the first vampire leaves death in his wake, and Ava becomes an easy target to blame, she realises she has to take care of business once again. There are more secrets hidden in the shadows, more voices just waiting to be heard, and obedience has never been Ava’s thing.
Only one thing is for certain: for people like Ava Delaney, there’s no such thing as a peaceful life.
In the meantime, I’ve started publishing Tested to Wattpad. I’ll be uploading a couple of chapters a day until the release of Tainted. If you’re interested, here are Chapters One, Two, and Three.
The child of an angel, Jessica was supposed to be one of the great warriors, the nephilim, until the first vampire came for her mother. Tainted by the vampire since birth, Jessica has been on the run with her father since then, always keeping one step ahead of their enemy. But now they’re stuck in the UK while the vampires stage a takeover, and life just got a lot harder. The only sign of hope comes from Ireland, from the one person her overprotective father will never trust. Even so, there’s only one way out of the war, and that involves travelling for weeks, all the while avoiding a new breed of vampires, seemingly indestructible monsters. The taint inside her makes Jessica strong, but if she loses herself to it, her own father will take her life. If the vampires don’t kill her, her father just might…