What’s next for the Entwined Realms?
Mistakes. I’ve made a few.
This post is part mea culpa and part information overload. The information part has to do with the next books in my Entwined Realms series. The sincere apologies – that comes from me making unthinking, unknowing, oops I had no clue goof-ups. All I can say in my defense is Stone Guardian was my first novel, and I didn’t know everything that went into doing this author stuff both in the home life side and in the online side. It’s been a lot of learning over the last nine months.
The biggest mistake I made was announcing release dates and not meeting them. Out of everything I’ve goofed on, I’m most embarrassed by that, and I truly apologize for not only the wait, but for disappointing the ones who have been standing beside me the longest. I could give all the details on what happened, but it’s common and kinda boring. In the end, what matters is I didn’t do what I said I would. One thing I can guarantee is it won’t happen again.
Dani – I imagine you all saying – I hear ya, and we’ll discuss later. Most important thing to me now? What’s the release schedule looking like and when can I expect some books? Can you tell me?
You bet! One thing I’ve learned is I’m not (yet) an author that can give a release date. But what I can do – and am comfortable in doing, since I’m far enough in all these books to give a good guess – is give a rough time frame. And that, my friends, is what I’ll do right now.
First up is Stone Embrace (top right), which is basically a 50 page extended epilogue to Stone Guardian. You’ll have dinner with the Miller clan (and watch Jack Miller and Terak discuss) and get some more relationship stuff with Larissa and Terak. Stone Embrace is going to be a free read – it was written as a thank you to my readers. Expect Stone Embrace end of Juneish.
Second will be a novella entitled The Cage King. It is meant to bridge between books 1 and 2. Why this instead of finishing the novel? Chalk that up to a (slight) mistake and author learning time. See, I was going to be part of an anthology with other authors who I admire very much, and the anthology was going to made up of all new material. Looking back, I shouldn’t have gone down this path, but I followed the new and shiny and plotted out this novella.
The anthology ultimately didn’t pan out, but though I tried to go back to finishing book 2, the reality was I put a few important world-building elements into The Cage King that have long-reaching effects, and I couldn’t think of an elegant way of unraveling that novella and placing the elements back into the main book series. So I forge ahead with this novella. No worries, Fallon and Laire are there to lend their unique flair, so hopefully you’ll enjoy it even though it’s not book 2. The Cage King will be out Augustish.
Finally, what you’ve all been waiting for. The Dream Crafter is book 2 in the Entwined Realms. A mercenary and a woman who controls dreams, battling over a powerful spellbook, on the run from the Guild, the necromancers, and a few brand-new baddies. Here you will experience a magical BDSM club, a redneck ninja, and a berserker who sings opera. What more could you need in a book, other than even more Fallon and Laire (who are of course on hand)? Nothing, I tell you. The Dream Crafter will be out late Septemberish.
Phew. That’s a lot of info. Hopefully this brings everyone up-to-date so there is no more confusion over what’s going on in the series.
Once again, I apologize for the craziness. You have come with me on my author adventure and learning, and I know it wasn’t the most fun. As my mom always told me, “Sorry is one thing, but how are you going to make it up?” In my case, I am going to be putting up both The Cage King and The Dream Crafter up free the first week they are available for sale, so everyone who has been so patient will be able to grab it up. It’s my way of saying Thank You for sticking by me, and I’m Sorry for being such a pain 🙂 If you want to be absolutely sure you know the moment it goes on sale, the best way I know of doing that is signing up for my newsletter – I promise I’ll email a couple times while the free is going on. As I stated above, Stone Embrace was written to be free – I’m never going to charge for it.
Take care everyone! See you around on twitter or facebook – but not too much, or feel free to tell me to get back to writing 🙂
Sounds like their are exciting things on the way. Good luck in your journey as an author, I can’t wait to see what you come up with 🙂
There is no way to blame you for being in your position. Wanting to be an author is not an easy job. The creation is the hardest part. We believe in you and will continue supporting you.
I am so glad to see you picking it back up again. I look forward to what comes next.
Thanks so much! I’m glad you are with me on this journey 🙂
You’re going to make me cry – thank you so much! I’m honored to have your support 😀
Thanks for the fabulous update. I’ve been wondering but also not wanting to be that crazy, stalker reader who was hounding you day and night for when the book would the out. I’m super excited about everything that’s about to come out, though particularly looking forward to Stone Embrace and visiting with Terak and Larissa again. A girlfriend was looking for must read new series and I just recommended Entwined Realms to her, not three hours ago.
You’re welcome! Glad you’re looking forward to Stone Embrace, it was nice to revisit Terak and Larissa and the extended Miller Clan.
And thank you for recommending me! I’m honored and very pleased 🙂
I have enjoyed all of your books thus far and look forward to new ones. All the best things are worth waiting for. I find it exciting to witness your ‘newness’ as an author, and the way you include us (your fans) on this journey is fantastic. Many years from now when I am choosing which one of your many books in my collection to read yet again, I will remember the tales you would tell of how it was after you wrote your first novel, the mistakes you felt you made and how you completely owned it! I think your doing great!
Great to hear all your plans for going forward, and I can’t wait to read all your upcoming books! Can’t blame you for finding your way through authorship on your own. Since I loved Stone Guardian, I’m sure the rest will be worth the wait 🙂 Thank you for putting out a free follow-up! I’m excited to see the interaction between Terak and the Millers!!!
Hi! Thank you for the update! I love your work and will happily wait for the next books to come out 🙂
There is no need to worry about the delay Dani, I think most readers understand that real life gets in the way and sometimes things take longer than expected 🙂
The important thing is that you’re still writing & I can’t wait to read all three of your upcoming releases!