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Month: November 2012

New Release – Beta Reading

I have a new standalone y/a novel out today. It’s in the 99c price range for a couple of weeks, after which, I’ll be raising the price.

(Thanks so much to the beta readers who worked on this one. I went with the majority vote in the end, and I would email everyone, but I’ve misplaced my little list of names. Predictable!)

All I can say about it is that it’s called Stake You, it’s probably a little different to my other stuff, except for the presence of a vampire (:D), and it’s available on Smashwords, Amazon UK, and Amazon US so far.

The next release will also be a standalone y/a novel, but this time featuring a banshee. I’ll share the cover whenever it’s ready, and if anyone who was interested in beta reading this one somehow has time in December/early January, shoot me an email. 🙂

We put a Xmas tree up already. Weird for us. And our house is surrounded by a massive frost cloud. Feels very wintery but the camera won’t pick up the fog. We’re taking all of the kids to the dentist this week so wish us luck. Dentist-phobia has spread like wildfire, even down to the smaller kids who aren’t really sure what a dentist does. I have some kind of weird sleeping disease this month, so I’m going to press publish before I fall asleep and forget about it. Again. :/

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Purity, Ava Delaney, and Other Release Updates

I had a long post ready a while back that I forgot to press publish on, so bear with me if this is a mess of ideas. Writing this mostly for the googlers getting sent to the wrong posts.

So I’ve had difficulties with cover art and me being late booking editing slots which have altered the schedule I thought I would have this winter. I can never predict how long a book is going to take me, so that’s something I need to work on. I’ll just post the dates I know about and hope that a cancellation will bring everything forward (but I’m not depending on that to happen). I won’t have individual paperbacks for Thirst, Taunt, and Tempt for the foreseeable future, and there will definitely only be two more books in the Ava Delaney series.

This month, I’m taking part in NaNoWriMo. If you’re taking part and want to buddy up, add me. I’m working on a y/a contemporary novel that I’ve been talking about for years. It’s kind of heavy for me to write, but we’ll see how it goes. I’m also editing if anyone is worried I’m slacking on the series. Those books are in constant rotation. 😉

I’m also pretty much ready for Purity beta readers. If anyone who wanted to beta read Purity is ready this week, let me know by emailing me at claire_farrell@live.ie.

December: I may have a new release. It depends on something out of my control right now, but if whatever needs to happen happens, (sorry to be vague) then it will be a y/a paranormal novel. I’m not certain about this one yet, so if it can’t be done (and it likely won’t be possible in the end), it will be the novel used in January.

Taste will also be ready for beta readers some time in December.

February: I have an editing slot with an editor I haven’t worked with before in late January. That book will hopefully be released in early February. It will also be a y/a paranormal novel.

March: I have an editing slot for Purity booked in February, so it is possible the final book in the Cursed series will be released in late March, but it will likely be early April. (I’ll probably reveal the cover and an excerpt much sooner than this. I’m excited to end the series now, although I will likely revisit this world again because I have a bajillion ideas for it).

May: I have an editing slot for Taste booked in March. I expect it will be available in late May.

I haven’t received a date for the final Ava Delaney book, but I’ll update as soon as I know more. ETA: The final Ava Delaney book will likely be available in July. All of these release dates depend on everything going to plan with all concerned, so… fingers crossed.

The only releases I am certain about after Taste are Traitor and Soul. I’m hoping for an autumn/winter release of Soul as I don’t expect to get a lot done during the summer. I would like to publish something from Ava’s world, but it’s too early to be sure of it. And I didn’t plan to have so many y/a releases next year – it’s just the way it worked out. It probably seems like a lot of releases for next year, but all of the books I’ve mentioned in this post and planned on releasing in 2013 are already written.

In future, I don’t particularly want to release a book in a series until I have the entire series written. Although a lot of the standalone y/a stories could be turned into a series, I don’t have any immediate plans to go down that road again for a while.

If I’ve forgotten anything or you have questions or I’ve missed an email/comment somewhere, poke me with a stick until I answer.

I haven’t been blogging or anything as much because I’ve had a lot on. I’ve been reading blogs when I can, but I haven’t had the time to reply so much. Last week was mid-term break, and this week the kids are sick, and my youngest is on a permanent sleep-strike, so it’s been busy.

I hope everyone’s safe and well. Our heating hasn’t been working for a week or so and it sucks, so I can only imagine what people are going through after Sandy. 🙁

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