Monday, December 10, 2012

Update on what's coming....

Here's my latest update for what's coming.

Book 7 - Hidden Relics

The cover is finished (see last post), and the manuscript is in its final stages of editing. It should be posted online by next Wednesday.

Secrets in Stone

Look for this one towards the end of the year, hopefully soon after Book 7.

Book 8 - Torch of Life

I'm about 3/4 of the way through the first draft. This particular book is a lot tougher than I thought due to the large number of POVs that I'm juggling. Right now, I have 11 POVs, including Natalie, Jackie, Daphne, Caira, Jackson, Karan, Tess, Tanner, Caleb, and Cody. I don't want to spoil the 11th one as it would be revealing one of the surprises in the book.

One other observation that I made as I started writing is that this book is much darker than any other. The story has reached a new level of violence which I wasn't prepared for at first. I think it will be one of the best in the series so far, mainly because of the revelations and an epic battle at the end. Tim's finished the cover already, and it captures the dark feel of the story very well. I'll post it sometime after Christmas when I'm finished with the second draft. I'm hoping for a late January/early February publishing date.

Book 9

I've put more detail in my outline for this book and will start it as soon as I send Book 8 off to the editor. This book will be very interesting as it will have a very short span of time that it deals with. Right now, I'm thinking the events of the book will all occur in the span of maybe two days, with the last half occurring all within a few hours. The last half will basically be one epic battle scene told from at least ten perspectives. As with every third book, the story takes a drastic turn and sets everything up for the end of the series.

Cover for Hidden Relics

Now that I'm about 10 days away from releasing Book 7 - Hidden Relics, I figure I could post a preview of the cover.
As always, Tim has done a wonderful job. For this cover, I wanted to go with the main villains.
I'll post another message when the book is uploaded, which I'm hoping will be next Wednesday.