April updates and sale on Darkness Haunts

For those who don’t subscribe to my newsletter and missed it this morning I wanted to give a few updates.  The first is that Darkness Haunts is currently on sale for only 99 cents through to tomorrow night (April 2nd) on all the major retailers.  If you know anyone who might be interested in trying the series out, this is a great time to get the first book at a discount since I’m not sure if/when I’ll drop the price again.  You can find the purchase links for it here.

In other news…

One of the questions I’ve been asked a lot lately is when the Darkness Shatters paperback will be out.  I’m waiting on the hard copy proof to look over, but I expect to approve it and have it ready for sale within the next two weeks.  Some of you are also waiting on the audio version of Darkness Shatters.  My publisher has set the release date for June 3rd of this year and the CD version is already up for pre-order.  They usually don’t have the digital version on pre-order until 2-3 weeks before the release, but I’ll put out another reminder close to then for those who need it.

As far as my publishing schedule on upcoming books go, I’m writing a novel now for an all-new series with the first book releasing in late June.  It’s an idea that hit me about a year ago and has been bugging me ever since.  I’ve worked on it in bits and pieces over the past months, but forced myself to wait until after publishing Darkness Shatters before putting my full attention on it.  This one falls within the dark fantasy genre, but has totally different races/creatures than the Sensor Series.  Most of my current readers should find it appealing.  Yes, I’m leaving the details vague but I’ll reveal the cover and summary in about a month so you can find out more then.

For Darkness Wanes, book six of the Sensor Series, I expect to have it out in October of this year.  That will wrap up the story arc for the main series, but I’ll go on to write spin-offs for some of the side characters and explore more on how *spoiler alert* the world has changed with supernaturals coming out in the open.  There will be at least two of those novels (one featuring Cori as the main character and another featuring Micah) and possibly a third if the demand for Kerbasi to get his own novel keeps up.  After that, I may do a book seven with Melena and Lucas where I actually keep them together for the plot (try not to be too shocked).  Yes, I hear the complaints but keep in mind this is an urban fantasy series, not a paranormal romance so the focus has been different.  Book seven would be to please the PNR lovers.

That’s it for now, but feel free to ask questions below if you have any.

Audio books for the Sensor Series

Some of you have asked about this in the past and now I can give you an answer!  Recently, Tantor Media approached me with an offer to buy the English language audio rights to the Sensor Series books (up to Darkness Clashes).  As much as I love handling ebooks and paperbacks myself, it was actually a relief to sell the rights for the audio and let professionals take care of it all.  I simply don’t have the time or the know-how to do it myself (though I respect the authors who do!).  This is a company who has handled many well-known authors so I trust them to do a great job.

The details of the deal included me getting final say on the narrator.  Last week they provided several wonderful choices.  One stood out in particular as being just the right voice for Melena.  I’m happy to say Cris Dukehart will be narrating all the Sensor Series books.  She has already started recording.

Update– There is now a sample of Cris reading the beginning of Darkness Haunts on the Tantor site here if you’d like to listen.

I’ve also got the release schedule for all the novels.  I’m including that below, along with links where they’re available for pre-order (CD versions only).  Once I have links to the digital download versions and any other retailers I’ll add those as well.

Darkness Haunts : 11/25/14  (Tantor/Amazon/B&N)
Darkness Taunts : 12/16/14  (Tantor/Amazon/B&N)
Chained by Darkness : 1/6/15  (Tantor/Amazon/B&N)
Darkness Divides : 1/27/15  (Tantor/Amazon/B&N)
Darkness Clashes : 2/17/15  (Tantor/Amazon/B&N)

For Playing with Darkness, it will be included at the end of Darkness Divides since its too short to stand on its own.  I’m glad Tantor recognized its significance to the series and offered to include it without me having to ask.  Plus it’s a bonus to readers so you won’t have to buy it separately.  They’ve also been great at working fast to get the books out and I hope those of you who enjoy the audio formats will be happy with the quality of their work!