So…the new book is out! It was a hard one to let go of, but it’s out there now. Yay!
Some of y’all read that fast. And came looking for info about the next one. That’s my karma for doing the same thing with every Tomb Raider game, probably, but for those scouring for info: fifth book isn’t done, so I have no news! I’m still recovering from this release.
Yes, the fourth one had what I consider an emotional cliffhanger, much like Solomon’s Seal did, but it’s not a plot one so I think y’all will survive.
You have questions! I will have answers!
But mostly not until the next two books.
The only other hints I will give you is that…yes, there is fallout to explore, and yes, there are some secrets to uncover, and that is not even the half of it in that book–it’s a really big game changer with major plot/world things happening.
This was also the first song on the book’s playlist. If that tells you anything about the, uh, tone of things.
Seriously, thanks y’all for getting into the series and I’m so glad that, thus far, folks are digging the new one so much.
A few new patrons have joined as well, some to read the West prequel Tiger’s Memory. That’s awesome and I hope you enjoy it.
Unfortunately, I also had my first pledge dodger. I’ve always instituted a try-before-you-buy kind of policy, and some folks would pledge for a month, get their stuff, and then cancel–which is cool. But pledging just to get stuff and then deleting before you’re charged?
Not cool, my dudes. That is not being a motherfucking Ferrari.
Honestly, it hurt. It hurt because Patreon is what’s allowing me to write more Livi books in the first place, and it hurt because these stories are supported by people like you, and it’s not cool for someone to take like that.
So pledge dodgers are blocked permanently, and I have switched to a charge-upfront model, where you get charged when you pledge, and then charged the first of every month afterward. I felt bad doing it, but I can’t continue with the honor system when some folks don’t have, well, honor. This is my livelihood.
Other stuff happening right now!
I did launch a new hobby project, Really Bad Vegans, with Dina James. Because we are. We’re really bad vegans. But we try.
I’m going on holidays for the last two weeks of September, and will be roadtripping with a friend. Other than Christmas when I go away, I basically don’t get, like, vacations or holidays or anything, so I’m pretty excited.
Freelancing is super busy right now (particularly leading up to my holidays, and because I’m still behind in a few things after having strep throat two months ago) and I’m booked into October now…but I can always squeeze in premade covers, so I have a sale going on until September 14th–20% off any and all premade covers. You can also buy now and have it customized later. Coupon code HOLIDAY at checkout.
I’ll have some release news for you in October for the usual quarterly state of the union, so stay tuned! August has been hella stressful, but thanks for all you do to support the books and writing of them.
I’m just gonna take a nap now.