Well, that’d be Patreon for starters.
Next up, Soulless is now on all other platforms for $4.99 as of today. It’s also still available direct. And here’s the paperback on Amazon. I currently don’t have signed copies available but when I do, they’ll be added to the shop.
Soulless is still considered a standalone novel for me, however I did start a sequel several years ago. Those chapters were lost on my old computer (more details about the computer thing below) and while I don’t current have plans to resurrect it, I was able to retrieve the work done on it and have made the first chapter of Devour available for Patreon patrons at all levels. It’s a PDF, so head over to the creations tab and find the handy little download link.
I *think* I can have multiple downloadable things on one creation, so I’ll try adding mobi and epub formats for other things in the future.
A reminder, I no longer can sell digital goods to EU countries. This was not my choice. This means 9 Crimes is no longer available if you live in one of those countries. I have not seen anything about requirements to collect tax through crowdfunding or Patreon type platforms–again, it’s a third party thing, so that would be done on their end and not mine–therefore those in EU countries can still participate in those kinds of things and get digital goods from me that way.
Possibly Amends at some point, depending on how Patreon goes this year. There is also a short story set in the ‘verse, Prey, that will be posted as a thank you at the $75/month milestone. It’s several thousand words and takes place after Damaged but before Oblivion. There’s a brief preview on my Facebook page.
Next up is a paranormal romance novella, Haunted. It was written for an anthology several years ago, then things bounced around, and then it was supposed to come out a few years ago on its own but my employment situation changed and I ran for the hills with my rights returned, and then it just…sort of sat there and I forgot about it.
Unfortunately, all the rewrites done on it were on my dead computer, so I’ve had to get a thing to retrieve that and I have more rewrites to do yet. The benefit now, releasing it on my own and rewriting it, is that I can really delve into it and change a few things–I no longer feel confined by genre expectations but can give it the right ending (which may end up being different from the existing one). Look for the novella to hopefully release in the spring or summer when I have time to poke at it in few months. There will probably be an update with April’s book SotU.
I also get the print rights back to Bloodlines in the spring, so look for the first four books in the series to be re-released (with the current ebook covers) in April/May. Again, I’d like to have signed copies available in my online shop, but I’ll have to see if I can part with a chunk of change to get them upfront first.
Beyond that, I’m still not sure. I’d like Wolfe rewritten and out fall/winter this year. And there are other things I’m toying with. The key is just staying pressure-free as mentioned previously.
What I’m Working On
A bunch of stuff. Mostly for-pay projects–I burned through my financial buffer while I was sick and I’ve been scrambling to build it up again despite all the pets getting sick.
For personal projects, I really want to finish a solid second draft of Odin’s Spear (Livi #2) as a belated Xmas gift for some friends, first draft of Shiva’s Bow (Livi #4-though-I-wrote-it-thinking-it-was-#3) for my beta, and plot the zero draft of Zheng’s Tomb (Livi #3) eventually. If you want to meet Livi (think Tomb Raider meets Gilmore Girls molded into urban fantasy), you’ll find the first five chapters as a PDF for Patreon contributors at $5/month and up.
Otherwise, I’m hesitant to say what I’m working on until I have firm plans for something but my Fuck It Moment™ and ensuing fuck-it-ness of everything stressing me out made me re-evaluate some things and my approach to a lot. Which was what led to me starting a Patreon page, putting Soulless out on third parties, tossing Dial V for Vampire up for sale, and pulling out Haunted.
So, gentle readers, Stuff Is in Progress and I will let you know when I know anything for sure. Right now I’m just playing with smaller, simpler projects that don’t cause me much stress; my focus is still maintaining remission, recovery, and anything else that comes along will be a bonus. I’ve an MRI two weeks from today, so wheeee.