So, if any of you have ever visited my website and had a mosey around there, then you’ve probably come across the POV-Switch Scenes I have up on there (from Sean’s POV), and the free shorts I had (<<note the past tense) there, too.
Well, it’s bugged me for a little while now that I’ve only ever had my free shorts available to my readers that way, so I’ve been thinking over how I can make them more accessible and in easy to read formats. After chatting to my editor with my plans and figuring everything out, I’ve decided what to do and I’m pleased to announce those plans.
I’ve always liked the idea of free short stories for readers of the Holloway Pack, and in order to gain them a wider audience, as well as make them available in the best way possible, I’ve decided to venture into a little bit of self-publishing.
So I’ve currently removed the free sample reads from my website because A) I plan to either edit/rewrite/modify each short and hopefully add to the collection over time, and B) as a result, each free short will be allocated a new spot to showcase it on my website (probably even their own page(s)). Below is a list of what I’m planning to modify and self-publish (for now, at least).
What: A short story telling the history of Gabe Lewis (Resonance/Caged/Unnatural) and Shelley Lewis (Resonance/Caged/Unnatural), told from Shelley’s POV–this story is pre-Holloway Pack, but will be listed (for Goodreads purposes) as Holloway Pack #2.7 (to fall between Resonance and Caged).
When: I have set a release date of August 2014 (more details on this below)
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22130612-hereditary
What: A short story dating back to circa Ethan and Kyle’s ‘coming-of-age’, which also highlights the very beginning of when Ethan began to get his rep. This is told from Ethan’s POV, and shows how very little his and Kyle’s relationship has altered over the years, as well as Kyle’s flirtatious personality in his younger self. Series placement number: #3.2 (tentatively).
When: I hope to begin modifying this tale by September for (fingers crossed) a December 2014 release.
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22438225-halloween-hunting
What: Well, the heading above is fairly self-explanatory … right? Okay, I’ll elucidate: it’s about Kyle and Brooke. To be more specific, it will highlight their very first ‘date’ (or secret meet-up) after Caged‘s ending, and describe their very rapid relationship evolution from casual to heated. This will be told from Kyle’s POV. I’m looking forward to exploring it in more detail. I’m also looking forward to the chance to give my readers a fun scene they missed out on due to the starting point of Unnatural. This is NOT a short already written that I plan to modify, but one I will be beginning from scratch. Chronologically, this will fall between Caged and Unnatural, and so I’ve decided to place this one (for Goodreads purposes) as Holloway Pack #3.7
When: I don’t currently have a definite date for this one, yet, other than 2015 (because it all depends on my progress with Cornered as to when I can start and at what pace I can write it)–so: TBD
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22438233-spontaneous-combustion
And all three of these lead me to …
Supa Sekrit Short Story
What: Well, it’s a supa sekrit short story I’ve been working on, on the sly. It’s something one of my writer buddies (who happens to be on my street team) told me I NEED to write, if only to keep her happy. She didn’t even care, at the time of suggesting it, if I shared it with anyone other than herself, so long as she got a dose of the goods. However, when it got mentioned in my Street Team Group on Facebook, they all kinda jumped on the band wagon, and wanted some of this, too.
So, again …. What: Okay, okay. Obviously, whatever this is, it isn’t really called Supa Sekrit Short Story, because that’d be silly. It’s pretty much called that here because A) I can’t blooming think of a title, and B) I’m not yet ready to divulge exactly what this is about yet.
However, I can tell you is this:
It’s a short story. It’s written from Ethan’s POV. And fans of Ethan are gonna love it.
So … When: Thinking on it. Poor guy doesn’t even have a title for his tasty short yet. Any suggestions? Yeah, guess it’s kinda hard to suggest anything for something you know nothing about, huh? 😉 All I can say is: Watch this space, and I promise to tell you more about this one soon.
And moving on because there’s more.
Yup, as stated above, Hereditary is all set to release NEXT MONTH, I have ALL the lovely details of that one for you below.
Behold … HEREDITARY:
The trouble with one-night stands: you never know who—or what—you’re sleeping with.
Being a parent isn’t an easy ride. Even more so for single mum Shelley Lewis.
When her thirteen year old son’s hormones kick in, she’s faced with his immense growth, insane sweat, and ridiculous hairiness, not to mention all the normal teenage issues.
Discovering her only son isn’t human on top of those is the shock of a lifetime, and Shelley knows she’s the only one to blame.
It may be too late to save her son from her mistakes, but she can still try to save Gabe from himself.
For fans of J.A. Belfield’s Holloway Pack series, Hereditary is a look back at the origins for characters met in Resonance.
Release Date: August 13th 2014
Hopefully, these will tide you guys over whilst you patiently (or not so) await Dan’s story.
Cheers for sticking with me. ♥