Hello everyone! I've been a bit lax on the blog of late, so I'll cover a few topics here.
First, Preserving Will is now available on major online retailers and in print. Links will follow at the end of this post.
Secondly, I took December off from writing to let my mind recharge. It's been near constant writing for 18 months, and while I enjoy it, I needed the downtime. Naturally, I used the time to start drafting out the next series I plan to write, which started to flesh out much more as I scribbled and doodled with the year coming to an end. I guess if you like to write, downtime just means writing something else. :)
Yes, the Aliomenti Saga should wrap up by the time we say goodbye to 2014, and it's strange to type that. I know what the last scene in the seventh book entails, and there's a lot yet to happen before we get there, including that twist where... oops, almost gave it away. :) While the seventh book will come and go, I can't say I'll never write anything else in the Aliomenti universe. Newsletter subscribers have access to short stories, and I've jotted down a few ideas for others to post there. There are some book 6 and book 7 revelations that might be fun to explore as longer works.
Ah, yes. The next book. I do have a tentative title in mind, but I prefer to keep those hidden until the book nears completion, simply because I've changed titles before. I started working on Book 6 in earnest on New Year's Day, and as I type this I'm about 5 chapters in, with lots of craziness yet to come.
I appreciate everyone's support as always. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
I'm very pleased to announce that Birth of the Alliance is now available! It was a joy to write, and I hope you enjoy reading it. Once you're done, shoot me an email or drop by my Facebook page to let me know what you thought.
I'm pleased to report that the fourth book in the Alioment Saga, titled Birth of the Alliance, is off to the editor. Please be certain to send your version of positive vibes her way; there's some serious craziness that happens in book 4, like... Well, if you've read everything else, you know to expect the unexpected. If you want to be sure to get notified as soon as Birth of the Alliance is live, make sure you sign up for the newsletter here. There should be a new short story available soon as well for all of you who've subscribed; keep your eyes on your inbox.
While my poor editor is trying to turn my run-on sentences into something approximating proper English, Karri Klawiter has put together another gorgeous cover. I love how everything jumps off the page!
The third book in The Aliomenti Saga, titled Ascent of the Aliomenti, is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. If you haven't already done so, please pick up a copy today! I hope to have the paperback version available within the week.
The action picks up wherePreserving Hope leaves off, in the immediate aftermath of the fire in the Aliomenti village, and traces Will's journey from that point forward as he leads the Aliomenti by his example to a prosperous future. There's quite a bit of sadness mixed in with all of the accomplishment, however, and Will has to overcome that to ensure he doesn't give up on his mission.
For those of you who've missed the Hunters and the Assassin from A Question of Will, you'll get a pretty comprehensive back story on one of them and see all of them enter the picture again near the end of the novel. As always, Arthur will scheme, Adam will remain an enigma, and Will will be tested to remain true to his beliefs as never before.
I hope you enjoy reading the novel! If you do, I'd appreciate you taking a few minutes to leave a review on your site of purchase, on Goodreads, or both. Reviews are a great way to help other readers locate new authors and their works.
Have questions? Send them to me via this site, my Facebook page, or Twitter; I'll answer anything that's not too spoiler-y to the rest of the series. :)