I’ve been putting this state of the union off for a couple of weeks as I’m pretty tired, pretty broke, and pretty stressed, but it’s due! And there’s still a few more days of a thriller sale at Kobo, so here we go.
Dweller on the Threshold released! And most folks really dig it!
I’m so glad, as it means a lot to me.
Patreon also had a Nate-POV vignette post that was set after Witch Hunt.
So much stuff!
Another vignette is coming to Patreon hopefully on Wednesday when I finish writing it (right now they get one every other month, and they can tell me what to write).
Soul Spell is starting June 3.
This is Elis’s third novel (yes, that was supposed to be Hell Fire, but I had to swap some things so now Hell Fire is #4 and next year’s book). New chapter bundles will post the first Friday of every month (except October, which will have a Charon’s Gold extended preview).
There’ll be, I think, two more books in her series after Hell Fire to round it out to six, but I’m not entirely sure yet.
Here’s about Soul Spell:
Serial killer and witch Elis O’Connor finally has a lead on her missing brother, and it’s brought her right back to the person who betrayed her, the one witch she doesn’t want to ask for help: Melinoë Takata.
While she weighs whether or not hopping dimensions with someone she doesn’t trust is worth it—or whether her brother is indeed a lost cause, considering it’s probably a one-way trip—once more the police coming knocking at her door. But this time they don’t bring suspicions and hopes she might incriminate herself: now they have actual evidence for arrest. With more than a hundred kills under her belt, it was probably only a matter of time before the OPP’s occult department was ready to charge her with murder.
The problem? Their evidence is for one homicide she didn’t commit.
And relying on Melinoë might be her only way of getting out of it.
Witch Hunt in paperback has no ETA yet.
A cleaned up draft will go up in May for patrons to read ahead of Soul Spell posting but it has not been through edits yet.
Once it’s cleaned up, what I might consider is offering another serialized option with the polished version of Elis’s books going up at Ko-Fi or Gumroad. Patrons still get a finalized copy (everyone gets it when it’s done, and then it bumps to $5/month for new users), but it’s another thing I’m vaguely considering.
And because I’ve had an influx of people searching: it is only at Patreon currently. Blood Ties is my worst-selling novel and also my most pirated. The series was dead in the water until I decided to resurrect it for patrons. If I release it in ebook, it’ll be three or four years from now when it’s done being written. So you can join Patreon, get a paperback, or wait until then! Sorry but this was the only way I could continue it.
Charon’s Gold is still due out October 25 in ebook and paperback.
This is the penultimate Livi novel–a reminder that it’s ending prematurely at #7. (Again, getting a lot of inquiries about this! Sorry but I have to do this for my health. Yelling at me about it does not improve the situation at all!)
Coming into 2023:
Watcher of the Woods is out February 14 2023.
Again, set in the same world as Dweller (and some tiny crossover) but it’s also standalone.
And, finally, with only one link so far…
The Killing Beach is out May 30 2023.
2024’s schedule is pretty loose right now with zero preorders, but it feels good to at least have some plans.
What I’m Working On
I finished Alone at Night, which is Waverly Jones #3, and I’ve started the untitled fourth book. Honestly, they’re literally all I want to work on right now, I think because they’re solely mine. I’d like to finish four and hopefully five this year and write six next year before the first even comes out, with a plan to put out one a year.
I also have about 20K left to write on Soul Spell to finish it.
And that’s all that’s new here! Honestly I’m just trying to keep my head above water financially at the moment, as the last few months have been rough for a variety of reasons, and I was paralyzed last week worrying about rent.
Here are some current things!
Kobo’s got a thriller sale going on until April 30, it’s buy one get one. Solomon’s Seal and The Silent Places both count.
Premade cover sale at my design site: 20% off, coupon code SPRINGSALE at checkout.
A Note About Twitter
Yeah the hellsite is being bought by that jackass, so it’ll be even more of a hellsite, but I’m still there for the foreseeable future. If you’re leaving but want to keep up with me…I barely use my FB page, I don’t remember my Instagram login, and I still don’t understand what a Mastadon instance is.
If you want new release announcements, there are two newsletter options. Otherwise…honestly, subscribe to my blog or join Patreon, because right now those are the only other options. Again, I’m staying at Twitter for now because fuck that guy, I get too much work through it to give it at the moment.