Big Holloway Pack Changes are a-happening!

I have some announcements to make regarding the Holloway Pack.

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 Good ones!

 Ones I’ve been sitting on for a few months, since I first decided on going ahead with these changes, and I’ve been oh, so eager to share.

 And now I can share, so here goes. There’s more than one change, so be sure to read to the end. 😉

1.

 Darkness & Light is getting a new title

 From Monday March 27th, Darkness & Light will no longer be called Darkness & Light.

 From Monday, it will go by its new title of THE WOLF WITHIN

 It was a big decision whether or not to make this change, but after getting the opinion of others on it, I decided it could only do the book, and the series, more good than harm.

 Whilst I love Darkness & Light as a title, I’ve come to realise that it only actually makes sense in relation to the book once someone has read it. People who haven’t read my book(s) aren’t going to get it. So, I decided to give it a title that will leave the reader in little doubt as to what the book contains.

2.

 The Holloway Pack series is getting a new face

 Yep, you read that right. The entire series has had a makeover. This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while, but couldn’t move forward with because a) I didn’t have the rights to some of the books until last summer, and b) I had no idea how I wanted them to look.

 Now I do know how I want them to look, and when I explained them to my regular cover lady, she ‘got’ it without argument. And it took only a few attempts for her to send me through an entire set of covers that made me happy.

 Actually, I’m more than happy with the new covers. I LOVE them.

The reveals for these will be happening next week, when one cover will be going live each day of the week, beginning with The Wolf Within on Monday.

 And I can’t WAIT for you guys to see.

And 3.

 The Holloway Pack is becoming a boxed set

This is also something I’ve wanted to do for a while, but that whole waiting on reverting rights issue I mentioned above …

 Anyway, very, very soon, the titles will be getting compiled to release as boxed sets as follows.

2017:

Boxed Set #1 containing The Wolf Within, Blue Moon and Caged

2018:

Boxed Set #2 containing Unnatural, Cornered and Burned (once Burned has released)

2019:

Boxed Set #3 containing books 1 – 6 of the Holloway Pack

At this point, the only title that won’t be a part of these boxed sets is the finale of the series. I’ll revisit whether or not to change that once the title is written and released.

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So, there you have it. All the Holloway Pack changes.

Don’t forget to keep an eye out on Monday for the new The Wolf Within cover going live.

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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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CORNERED Cover Reveal

Finally! I get to share the cover for Cornered, the fast-approaching Holloway Pack 5.

I won’t bother beating around the bush, but will get right to it.

Here you go:

CORNERED

And here’s Danny’s blurb:

Daniel Larsen is playing a dangerous game, and he doesn’t even know it.

A two-wheeled speedster. A little redhead in a bar. Evenings spent away from his pack. Innocent enough for most, but for Danny, the combination leads down a path of destruction and straight to a hell he doesn’t even see coming.

Entangled in a nightmare that started with his own brother and the cat he brought into their home, Dan’s driving himself toward a solitary existence—except for the curvaceous Olivia Fanella. Seduced by his new companion, and happy to ignore the divide growing between himself and the pack, Danny is oblivious to the trap being laid out for him.

Before long, Danny’s integrity gets questioned. His loyalty gets questioned. Hell, he even questions himself.

On top of that, just when he believes life might be going a little better, he gets served the roughest shot he could never have imagined—not even in his worst nightmares—and Danny has no idea how to come back from a hit like that.

**Cornered contains scenes that some readers might find upsetting**


So, whatcha think, whatcha think?

It took a while to come up with a fitting cover that worked, but I love the end result.

You can add CORNERED to your Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23592602-cornered

You can also pre-order now, and get it at the low price of $1.99:

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EUZU212/
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01EUZU212/
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/cornered/id1108705320?mt=11
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1123735671
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/cornered-25


Cheers for stopping by, guys. ♥

Looking for new street team members. #HPHollerers

Howdy, me lovelies.

You may recall a little while back, I did an open call for folk to join my street team.

At the time, I kept sign-ups to a minimum, because I wanted to find my footing with a street team and test the waters.

Well, now, I’m ready to add a couple more members to my ranks. And YOU could be just the person we’re looking for to hang out with us here:

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What would you have to do?

Well, I’m actually not that demanding.

I ask opinions on stuff.

I ask folk to vote on stuff.

I occasionally ask folk to share stuff.*

And I invite folk to sign up for stuff.

See? Not too much.

What do you need to qualify?

You don’t necessarily have to have a blog.

However, if you don’t have a blog, you do really need to have one (or more) of the following:

An active account on Twitter/Facebook (Page or personal profile will work)/Goodreads.

You also need to be willing to occasionally* share promotional posts, or links on your account(s)

And what would you get in return?

Ah, well …

You’d sometimes get to see nice pictures.

You’d sometimes get to see sneaky peeks of what I’m working on before everyone else.

You’d get to see any covers ahead of the crowd.

And you’d also get the chance to be one of my very first readers for a title.

Oh! And ARCs. You have way more chance at an ARC, too.

Not to mention your own snazzy button for those of you with a blog:

So, sound like something you’d want in on? 

Just send me an email to j.a.belfield72 @ gmail . com (without the spaces) with ‘HPHollerer’ in the subject line.

*Occasionally is generally about once a month, unless a book is releasing, when I might ask for a few items to be shared.

#HollowayPack Announcement + Cover Reveal

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).

Hereditary

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

Halloween Hunting

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

Spontaneous Combustion

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:

Hereditary

The trouble with one-night stands: you never know who—or what—you’re sleeping with.

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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.

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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. ♥