I hope everyone’s new year has started out well so far. Last year was a tough one for me in more ways than one, but I have high hopes for 2017. It’s fresh and shiny, and I’ve got a strong book release schedule lined up.
For the first half of the year, I will be focusing on the Sensor Series spin-offs. Since I have multiple books planned, I decided the novels featuring side characters would fall under a different series title. They will be in the “Dark Destiny Series” and the first two novels will feature Cori and Bartol as the main characters and narrators. I will release the first book, Destined for Shadows, on March 20th and the second in early June.
I’ve found the models for the covers, who happen to be husband and wife and do a lot of commercial photography work together already. I like this because the chemistry will already be there between them, and they’ve got a look that fits Cori and Bartol well. We’ll be doing the photo shoot on February 6th. Very excited to see how the images turn out. It probably won’t be until the end of February before the cover for book one is ready, but I’ll reveal it as soon as it is.
For those curious about Destined for Shadows, and not wanting to wait for a sneak peek, I do have a 450 word snippet up in my Facebook fan group. All you need to do is join to check it out. There are regular updates there for where I’m at in writing, future plans, giveaways, and monthly book club discussions where readers can discuss what else they’re reading aside from my novels. There are also chances to win ARCs ahead of release dates. Be sure to join if you’re interested.
For the second half of 2017, I will be going back to the Dragon’s Breath Series. The tentative release date for Captured in Flames (book 5) is late August. I also hope to release the sixth novel (yet to be titled) by late November or early December.
As for audio, those of you waiting for Forged by Flames can get your copy on February 14th. Yes, it happened to land on Valentine’s Day, but at least it’s an easy date to remember. I can’t say anything yet on Christmas with Dragons. I’m hoping to work something out on that soon for audio, and I’ll let you know once I have more news.
Feel free to ask any questions if you have them and wishing all of you a happy 2017!