Monday, 28 September 2015

Announcing... new books! :D

I've been looking forward to announcing this one for a while! :D Yes... in 2016, I'm publishing a new series!

If you're following my blog, you've probably heard me mention a certain YA post-apocalyptic fantasy novel called Indestructible. It's had an interesting history--I wrote it in 2013/14, put it through three rounds of critiques and polishing, drafted the sequel... and shelved it for a year, because a) post-apocalyptic wasn't selling, and b) when I decided to try self-publishing, the Alliance series demanded my full attention.

Once I'd finished drafting that series, I pulled out Indestructible again and decided to rewrite the sequel and turn it into a trilogy. I then revised all three books, hired a freelance developmental editor and did another major overhaul, and I've been waiting for the madness of my summer schedule to be over before I announced the news!

So: Indestructible. It's a post-apocalyptic superhero story about invading monsters from another dimension and a group of super-powered warriors who were supposed to defend the Earth, but failed. So we're kind of screwed. ;) The series has a few things in common with the Alliance series, but it's more YA in tone and content. I'm publishing Indestructible early in 2016!

Before Alliance series readers panic, I'm still publishing the rest of the books in the series next year! In fact, I've now confirmed a release date for Collision (Alliance, #3): 17th November 2015. The Alliance series books are much more complicated and need a dozen rounds of editing each (unfortunately, I'm not exaggerating!), and I don't want to overwhelm my CPs, beta readers or cover artist. The Indestructible series is already complete and edited and cover art is in progress, so I can publish those books on a quicker schedule. And the dates for the Darkworld series are set by the publisher.

Want early news? I'll be sharing covers, blurbs and excerpts with my newsletter subscribers first.

I'm also officially opening membership to my Advance Reader Team! The ARC Team is like a mailing list, except I'll only send an email out when I have advance copies of one of my books available. To explain a little: I've published six books in two years (I know! I can't believe it, either. :)), and I haven't been super-organised with keeping track of blogger and reviewer details. I get 30-50 emails a day, and it's easy to lose track... especially when I'm publishing multiple series next year. I don't want anyone to miss out on my future releases! So, you only need to sign up to the team once, and you'll get an email when copies of each book are available to review. There's absolutely no obligation to sign up to review every book, and you can opt out at any time. That way, I'll have all the information on one spreadsheet when I send out e-ARCs of Indestructible in December!

Sign up here!

If you want to help out and get access to behind-the-scenes stuff, there's also my street team, which is always open for members. :)

5 comments:

  1. A new series? How exciting! Indestructible sounds so wonderfully intense... :)

    You never fail to amaze me with how prolific you are. I wish I could train myself to be that productive, but I continue to be as slow as a glacier, LOL. Congrats on the steady stream of releases you have coming up!

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  2. Yes! I am so into this new series already. I love ya post apocalypse stories.

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  3. Congrats! Indestructible just needed the right timing.

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  4. Wow, I wish I had half your energy and drive! Good luck on your many endeavors. I'll be checking them out.

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