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HOLLOWAY PACK 4 HAS BEEN CONTRACTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yep, in case you didn’t quite get the message, Holloway Pack 4 HAS. BEEN. CONTRACTED! With a projected release date of April 2014!
Anyone who follows me will already know this book took me a looooooooooooooooooooooong time to write, but it is FINALLY coming to close.
So, whose book is this one going to be, you ask?
Yeah, that’s the kicker.
Because, after much discussion with my editor, it’s been decided to hold off on that titbit of information until the blurb goes live alongside the cover reveal. The reason for this is that CAGED isn’t out until August, and I ALWAYS worry about spoilers because, well, I HATE them in books I read myself. So, to conquer that, these details will be held back on.
You DO get to know the book’s title!
Ready for it?
Holloway Pack 4 will be called:
And on that note, I’ll leave you guessing over what it might be about whilst I go back to dancing my truffle shuffle ‘round the house. Thanks for stopping by to read.
You can add Unnatural to your TBR HERE!
And you can read the official press-release HERE!
So, I just found out something in the last couple of days about Resonance, which is due to release on Tuesday–April 2nd–next week.
Rather than bore you with my waffle, I figured I’d give you a hint with an image instead.
Ready for your hint?
Please excuse the quality of the image–I did a screen shot for ease–but the most important point is ….
RESONANCE IS GOING TO BE AVAILABLE IN PRINT!!!!!
In case you’re wondering, this IS a big deal to me, because Resonance will be the first of my novellas to be available in this format.
So, for all of you who have a mass preference for real-life books that have sniffable and strokeable appeal, fear not. You’ll very soon be able to go through your book greeting ritual with Resonance, too.
The Ebook is available to pre-order at:
Yep, you read the post title. This is a DOUBLE announcement!
BECAUSE, I have not one, but TWO new signed contracts to tell you about for The Hollway Pack!
Now, you’re probably wondering what the heck’s Resonance, because I haven’t really shouted too loudly about this one.
Well, that’s about to change!
Resonance is a novella.
It is also Holloway Pack 2.5.
There was a fair bit of discussion with my editor over Resonance prior to it being contracted, about the best way to get it into my readers hands, but after some back & forthing, J.Taylor and myself have come up with something that both parties are happy with. I’ll share more details on that at a later date, though. All’s you lovely peeps need to know for now is that Resonance: Holloway Pack 2.5 HAS been contracted (wahooo!) and it shall be hitting the virtual shelves early April 2013.
ANNNNNNNNNNND … onto Announcement Number 2!
Guess who’s Coming to Town?
In November of 2010 I had an idea for a third title for the Holloway Pack.
At the time, the Holloway Pack stories hadn’t even got a series title.
Heck, at that point, I hadn’t anticipated it extending beyond Blue Moon.
So I sat on the idea.
I’m pretty glad I did now. Because the initial idea for Holloway Pack 3 entered my head as Jem’s POV.
Twelve months later, it came to me that I had it aaaaall wrong.
Jem couldn’t lead the storyline in my head. It just didn’t gel—which, I think, is possibly why, a year later, I still hadn’t written it.
So I got to thinking, if it isn’t Jem’s story, who the heck’s is it?
When it did eventually hit me, I couldn’t believe I hadn’t realised it sooner.
That’s right: Ethan Holloway!
You’ve all met Ethan Holloway. In the sidelines in Darkness & Light. In his own mini-show for any who’ve read Halloween Hunting over on my website. And come December you’ll be getting a little more time with him again in Blue Moon. As well as his appearances he’ll make in Resonance next Spring.
But not like this.
Only those who read Caged will have truly met Ethan Holloway.
And now I’ll get to share him with you!
Because Caged: Holloway Pack 3 has been contracted!
Ethan Holloway is coming!
I’m a little excited.
p.s. clicking on the book titles for Caged & Resonance will take you to their Goodreads page–just in case you wanted to add them to your to-read shelf. It would mean a lot to me if you did.
Happy Tuesday to you all. I thought I’d pop in a quick blog post today to remind everyone about the Darkness & Light Ebook promotion happening right now through the month of June, and to tell you about an Eternal giveaway happening over at my publisher’s blog.
First up: Darkness & Light
For all of you who haven’t yet managed to grab a copy, June is an AWESOME time to do so. Not only will you get the updated cover unique to the Ebooks, as well as the added Sean POV scenes in the back, but Darkness & Light is also on MEGA sale.
I haven’t hunted the Internet to find out exactly who has it on sale, but I know it’s currently only £1.02 over at Amazon UK (for Kindle–usually £3-something), $1.58 over at Amazon US (for Kindle–usually a cent below $5), and $0.99 over at Barnes & Noble (Nook–usually $4.99).
Secondly: the Eternal Promotion
This week, J.Taylor Publishing are giving away FIVE early copies of Eternal: Holloway Pack 0.5 (due for release July 2nd).
All you have to do to enter is comment on their BLOG POST with the agreement to read, review, and post your review of Eternal before its release date.
So if you’re waiting on this one, or Eternal simply sounds like your cup of tea, then here’s your chance to get an early peek. But hurry, because the closing date for this one is June 15th–that’s only 3 days!
Hope you all have an awesome day!
Yep, you did read that right.
Darkness & Light has been allocated a new cover.
Well, my editor contacted me some weeks back and told me they were considering changing the cover so that it will ‘fit in’ with the other covers of the series as an entirety.
They wanted something that was more relatable to the Blue Moon cover.
They also wanted something that was going to look like it belongs with any covers they’re planning to produce for future Holloway Pack titles.
In layman terms: They want the covers, when all standing side by side, to look as though they are part of a collection and to be recognisable as part of that collection.
On top of that, they reasoned that Darkness & Light was almost One Year Old (O_o) and they thought it would make a nice (almost) anniversary marker.
To be honest, I was wondering what on earth they might come up with. The image of the wolf duet has been in my head a long time. And I’m pretty restricted in my ‘vision’ when it comes to imagining visual art and the end results, so to see something else ‘in my head’ was nigh on impossible.
However, my editor sent me the result, and after a couple bits back and forthing and a few tweaks made here and there, I’m happy with the finished article.
And here it is:
For now, the new cover will only be available in the E-versions of the book.
But that’s not the ONLY news!
To help promote its new look, Darkness & Light will be available in E-format throughout the month of June at the bargain price of 99c (or 70-summat-pence to us Brits).
The new E-version of Darkness & Light will sport three Sean Holloway POV scenes at the back.
Two of those (Of All the Burger Bars in All the Towns … & Mates Reunited) I have already made public on my website and are available for viewing any time.
However, the third one, titled: ‘Welcome back, Jem‘ has never been released anywhere, and for the time being, will ONLY be available via the new E-book.
So if you know anyone who hasn’t managed to nab a copy yet and would like one, be sure to spread the word and let the peeps know.
So … what do you think?
Sometime last winter, around November time, my editor approached me with a propostion.
“Hey,” she said, “we’re thinking of making a winter anthology for December 2012. We want you to be the headliner. You interested?”
Last time they asked me for an antho submission, I gave them a Holloway Pack short.
I couldn’t do that this time.
Because, due to the fact the anthology will be released the same day that Blue Moon launches, I have no Holloway Pack happenings that will fit into that slot time-wise.
Because it meant I had to write a new story. One at fairly short notice. One with an unfamiliar plotline. One set in a ‘world’ I’d had no time to get to understand. One with new characters I knew absolutely nothing about.
But I panicked not. Okay, not much.
I simply took a singular idea that popped into my head … wrote down around 300 words to solidify that said idea would be where the story would start … and kept going back to it and playing around with the folks like they were Barbie and Ken on a bender … and voila …
ESCORT TO INSANITY was born.
It’s different to Holloway Pack. Different cast. Different tone. Different (dare I say it?) supes.
So it’s official.
I’m heading up a winter anthology.
MAKE BELIEVE is coming December 2012.
I’ve been so seriously busy of late, there barely seems enough hours in the day or days in the week or … you get the picture.
Here’s a glimpse at what I’ve been working on either over the last x amount or weeks or as an ongoing project:
I recently finished editing a full novel-length manuscript for a writer buddy. It wasn’t a chore. It never is if you love the writing. But editing a ms of this length takes time and dedication even if the job’s pleasurable.
I’ve been editing a story of my own–one I’ll get to tell you more about on Wednesday (so look out for a post on that), as well as more sharing I’ve got planned for the 21st.
I’ve been preparing for an upcoming announcement about Darkness & Light—one that will go up on my blog next Monday (14th).
My Eternal Tour has needed organising in time for July. And with blog stops getting scheduled comes interviews to answer and guest posts to write and emails to stay on top of …
And around all of that, as well as knocking out plots/ideas/scenes for YA’s and Holloway Pack #4 and #5 AND #6, I’ve been working on my next main project: Resonance: Holloway Pack #2.5.
This one totally needs my focus as it will tie up a LOT of loose ends for readers as well as pave the way into Caged: Holloway Pack #3.
It’s also the next manuscript I need to submit to my editor and so I’m pretty eager right now to get this one wrapped up because there are a lot of discussions going on with J.Taylor Publishing about how best to get this one into the hands of the readers. I’m going to keep the ideas discussed so far supersekrit until I know for sure what the marketing plans are, but this one is definitely taking up a lot of my brain space right now.
So, all that being said, forgive me for any moments of quiet. Just know it probably means I’m working hard at trying to sort out the upcoming Holloway Pack stories.
Anyhoo, what have you all been up to lately?
In case you hadn’t figured it out from the title and the pic above, the 2nd full length novel for the Holloway Pack Stories has been officially contracted …
… (see?) and I can now reveal all.
BLUE MOON will show readers of Darkness & Light just how snugly Jem has settled into pack life. Which probably means y’all now know for sure that (due to the mean author I am) something is going to go horribly wrong … right?
And that’s about as much as I can reveal about the storyline. Sorry.
Just know that this beauty is full of love (of course), jealousy, some definite HOTness, action, and the regular dose of magic one has every right to expect from a Holloway Pack novel.
Yeah, I know, I know, December seems an age away. It does to me, too.
However, you can always check out Eternal (due July 2nd) in the meantime.
Plus, if you keep your eyes open, you’ll get to share in the Blue Moon Cover Reveal coming on 9th April … and then there’ll be the book trailer to look forward to … and some goodies giveaways … and maybe some pre-release ARC’s up for grabs …
See? It’s not as though you’re being inconsiderately left to flail whilst you wait.
So … December 3rd. Mark it down in your diary.
Because you guys have a date … with Blue Moon.
I’m so freakin’ frackin’ excited … because … today is COVER REVEAL DAY for ETERNAL!
Before I go on, I owe IMMENSE thanks to the following bloggers, who have all teamed up with me to stagger the reveal of the cover across the Internet:
Mucho gracias, ladies.
Okay, onto Eternal.
I wrote this novella last November. Pretty much signed the contract right away. And now I’ve barely had to wait any time at all to share my shiny new cover (which I LOVE) and blurbness.
So what’s it all about, you ask?
Eternal is the second prequel to Darkness & Light, and the sequel to Instinct (seems the easiest way to explain). When I wrote Instinct, I knew I wouldn’t be able to leave the story there. In Eternal, fast forward three years and discover exactly how it all turned out for Jem as an early 19th century werewolf.
Yeah, yeah, I know … get on with it already.
So without further ado … I give you … ETERNAL: A Holloway Pack Prequel.
An unmarried woman living in a house of men breeds hearsay and lore. If only the villagers knew the truth.
It’s not Jem Stonehouse’s marital status that brings unwanted strangers to town. Rather, it’s that she is the only female werewolf in existence — a prize to any pack.
Sean Holloway, the love of Jem’s life, has gone to great lengths to protect her. As a new attack becomes imminent, Sean realizes he must take greater measures with Jem’s safety or risk losing her forever.
His first task must be to marry her, but a force greater than the largest werewolf stands in his way.
This awesome little sucker will be available in E-Format July 2nd 2012.
Well … what do you think?
Way back around Easter time -ish, I signed a contract for my novella, Instinct.
I’m mucho excited about this one, as this is a tale I wrote for totally selfish reasons because I had an urge to discover what made Sean Holloway tick.
So … this is a story that takes readers way back to the beginning.
In Instinct, the reader will get to understand how it all began between Jem and Sean of Darkness & Light.
And … today … I get to share the cover and blurb with the Internet world.
Let me just say, I LOVE it!
Each earlier mock cover that was sent for me to check out got a kind of ‘Ummm’ reaction from me.
Then this one came, and my response upgraded to ‘oooooh’.
I’m not going to tell you what sold it for me. If you study it well enough, you’ll figure it out for yourself.
So, I guess I’d better give you the chance to do exactly that then, eh?
LADIES & GENTS, I GIVE YOU INSTINCT: A HOLLOWAY PACK PREQUEL: