Let’s get right to it, shall we?
First up we have Oblivion, the fifth and (unfortunately?) final Demons of Oblivion novel on August 9.
Earthquakes. Plagues. Rivers of blood. The ever-so-popular rain of toads. When end of the world fare is on the rise, it’s well past business as usual in a city where the veil between dimensions is thin.
Quarter-demon Persephone Takata isn’t so keen on killing herself anymore. This time when death approaches, she’s ready to take a stand and fight to protect the woman she loves, along with everyone around them as the apocalypse swings into full force.
Meanwhile, trapped in her home dimension where her antichrist father’s rule is weakening, Mishka Thiering’s hopes for revenge on the living are put on hold when she stumbles across the truth the Court has kept hidden for centuries. Her death was the last piece of the puzzle, leading to a change in the dimensional landscape, affecting humans and demons alike.
Despite its fractured numbers, the shadowy organization who has kept tabs on Peri and Mishka for years is still very much in the game, ready to set into motion their final plan. For there is something much, much worse waiting in the wings—something old, something powerful, and something far more terrifying than Oblivion or any of the creatures it’s spawned.
Alliances, betrayals, casualties.
This is war. And only one sister can win.
This is what the others have all been leading to, and it absolutely is NOT standalone. You need to read books one through four (Bloodlines, Hunter, Lineage, Exhumed) as each book contains the pieces that come to a head in this one.
It is a very good idea to have read some of the extras, like Damaged: A Zara Lain Novella and 9 Crimes (a Nate collection), particularly the latter because Mishka refers to the events in it a lot. There’s also mention of the events from Prey, so Patrons of Snark will be familiar with some things.
There is a catch up series sale if you’ve missed any of the stories, 50% off from my online store.
So the Oblivion ebook is definitely available on August 9, but the print will be out a little bit later as I have to get it formatted and put together, hopefully about mid-month.
Just six weeks after that we have Solomon’s Seal, the start of a new series, on September 20.
The Livi Talbot novels combine urban fantasy and adventure, and I’m really excited readers will finally get to check them out.
EX-DEBUTANTE. SINGLE MOTHER. TREASURE HUNTER.
Disowned and left penniless for getting pregnant at seventeen, former celebutante Olivia Talbot was willing to do whatever it took to provide for her daughter…including become a treasure hunter. Since the Pulse hit, activating relics of legend, there are plenty of artifacts to be had—not to mention wealthy clients willing to pay top dollar for them.
Just as her daughter’s private school tuition cheque bounces, Livi gets an offer that could be the break she needs to return to some semblance of her former life. A potential new client wants her to travel to Ethiopia and retrieve the Seal of Solomon—a mythical ring said to control demons and djinn—and this bounty comes with one hell of a financial pay off.
The deadline: a week. The team: unreliable. The competition: her world-renowned archaeologist older brother. Nothing Livi can’t handle… Except the danger goes beyond a few subterranean serpent-dragons she might encounter or tangling with her employer’s deadly second-in-command. This client isn’t all he seems, and handing him the ring might be worse than what he’ll do to her—and her daughter—if she doesn’t.
Paperback will likely be available a bit before the ebook.
Here’s what really smart people with excellent taste in literature have to say:
“Whip-smart, gritty, and fascinating. Olivia Talbot is a badass, and a mother, I’d want on my side if the world went to hell. Skyla Dawn Cameron’s deft characterization, complex plotting, and brutal action leaves the reader gasping for more.”
–Lilith Saintcrow, New York Times Bestselling Author
“It’s well written with a balanced blend of humor and adventure you can’t deny is spellbinding.”
–My World…in words and pages
The Livi Talbot series is ten books. I’ve written the first few, and I’m committed to publishing three. After that, it’ll depend on my stress level. If they’re not selling, I’ll leave it at three. If they’re heavily pirated, I’ll leave it at three. If it makes me unhappy to publish them, I’ll leave it at three. The fourth book ends with a cliffhanger, and I don’t want to reach that point and then leave readers hanging, so three seems safe for now.
That’s it for 2016, unless I write a short story or novella or something.
What I’m Working On
The second Livi Talbot book, Odin’s Spear, is complete. I need to do another pass on it to smooth things out. I’m tentatively looking at February for it to release. The third book is in progress. If I have a draft done by the end of the year, I should be able to release it mid-2017. The covers are done for both, the blurb is done for OS, but I’ll reveal that stuff later.
Also on my plate is Wolfe, which still has to be rewritten (I know, I know, I just…y’all, I HATE that book).
Nothing else to report right now, I’m in the midst of a very busy summer.