What the hell’s happening with the Holloway Pack?


Okay, some of you have noticed that certain titles from the Holloway Pack series have become unavailable, so I figured it would be only fair to explain why.

On August 1st, I learned that my publisher had decided to close its doors, which meant that the rights to all of the Holloway Pack titles still published via them had reverted back to me. My contracts had expired. They were (are) all mine.

I’m both happy and sad about this.

Sad, because I learned a LOT under this publisher. And they were always incredibly supportive of me and what I wanted to write.

Happy, because I get more control over all my titles now.

However, it also meant(means) I suddenly had(have) a hella lot of work to do before these would(will) be ready for re-publishing myself. The covers need to be worked on. The files need to be checked over and formatted.

In case you’re wondering, there were three novels and three novellas and two short stories (one non-Holloway Pack) still published via my publisher.

That’s a LOT of formatting. And, because I’m anal, it will probably entail me reading through each and every single file to make sure all the formatting has gone through okay.

That’s a LOT of concentrated reading.

On top of that, I decided to make a few alterations to how some of the titles are made available. To ensure everyone knows the upcoming changes, I’ve simplified the changes and listed below what is and isn’t being affected to accommodate these changes.

DARKNESS & LIGHT

No changes here. Darkness & Light will still be available as itself as it currently stands, but with some minor changes to its cover.

BLUE MOON

This will be republished with NEW ADDED CONTENT at the end (see Resonance below).

RESONANCE

As a single title, this 2.5 novella will become obsolete. If you have a print copy, then … yay! It’s suddenly limited edition. 😉

Instead, I’ll be adding what was Resonance to the end of Blue Moon in both the print and ebook editions, giving the single title complete resolution with no need to buy an extra novella to find out how that chapter ends.

So, from republished date, Blue Moon and Resonance will be combined into one book and will remain titled BLUE MOON.

CAGED

No changes here. Caged will still be available as itself as it currently stands, but with some minor changes to its cover.

UNNATURAL

No changes here. Unnatural will still be available as itself as it currently stands, but with some minor changes to its cover.

CORNERED

No changes here. Cornered will still be available as itself as it currently stands, but with some minor changes to its cover.

HEREDITARY and ENTICED

No changes here. These two will still be available as they currently stand, but with some minor changes to the covers.

FATED ENCOUNTER

This will be available on my website as a free read … eventually.

INSTINCT & ETERNAL

These will no longer be published as two separate stories

These two titles will be combined into one ebook and also, for the first time ever, be made available in print. Both Instinct and Eternal will be displayed individually within the single book file, and the title of the new compilation will be BEGINNINGS.

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Over the following weeks, I’ll be working through each of the titles one at a time and making each of them re-available as soon as I’m physically able. They will be made re-available in the order they fall within the series. As each one is re-published, I will announce them here on the blog and also in my Newsletter, so anyone waiting on a title to become available again will know as and when they are.

I hope that helps clear up any speculation or mystery.

As for my short story, ESCORT TO INSANITY, which was published in the MAKE BELIEVE anthology, I’m still deciding what to do with that. There’s a good chance I’ll re-publish it as a novella, so long as I can decide on some coverart for it that works well and fits the story.

If any of you have read this fun shifter tale of mine and have any ideas for the kind of cover that would work for it, I’m happy to listen. Just email me at j.a.belfield72 @ gmail. com

In the meantime, just know I’m working my butt off here to put these back out there.

Cheers for stopping by to read. ☺☺☺

 

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