I’d like to write “I’m finished!” as my current novel update for Book 2 of the Cryptid Series (Man and Brother). I’m not, and I have a lot of work to go to complete the redraft of Man and Brother.
So I decided to offer up a comprehensive novel update explaining why I didn’t get Man and Brother out in October as I had originally planned. I’ve talked about it here-and-there, on Twitter to some and in person to others.
So without further ado, I present the reasons that Man and Brother was not released with the crop of amazing indie offerings in October.
It’s strange to consider that my writing life really only took off when I signed up for National Novel Writing Month. I had written novels and short stories, but the mad dash I made toward 50,000 words over the days and nights of a chilly and rainy November began my career as a published author.
It’s amazing to think that thirteen years ago this month, I took the first steps that would change my life completely.
Just released on October 10, 2015, author Adam Dreece’s fourth novel-length ebook installment of The Yellow Hoods series adds another layer of intrigue and adventure to his YA fantasy series. Set in an alternate-earth world (Eorthe), The Yellow Hoods series combines nursery rhymes and nascent steampunk with exciting results. While this fourth novel in The Yellow Hoods series is not as polished as Breadcrumb Trail or All the King’s-Men, Beauties of the Beast delivers another thrilling emergent steampunk tale for Dreece’s smart teen audience.
Released right in time for Halloween (October 1, 2015), Lincoln Farish’s Soulless Monk offers up a continuation of the paranormal occult adventure begun in Junior Inquisitor.
Lincoln Farish abandons the intimate shadowy encounters of the first book in the Inquisitor Series for full-on immersion in the war between the darkest supernatural forces and humanity’s secret defenders. The Inquisitor Series expands almost explosively with Soulless Monk, and I think the direction works for the series and for the second Inquisitor Series novel, itself.
His series, published by ADZO Publishing, is an example of both independent authorship and publishing at its finest. I am so pleased that author Adam Dreece’s work was not lost in the mainstream publishing run-around, and I believe fans of this intelligent series which combines machine gears and Mother Goose would agree with me that Adam Dreece makes indie authors look good.
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Ancestral Blood, Book Two of the Talia Series, plunges the reader into passion and conflict from page one. Author Christy King’s dark fantasy romance series addresses complex social issues and individual growth forcing its ardent heroine, Talia, to evolve yet again. As a continuation to the sinister dealings and doings of the characters and creatures in Christy King’s nightmarish world, Ancestral Blood raises the stakes and delivers a rich tale to follow up neatly behind its prequel, Talia.
I recommend both books as a Halloween treat for new-adult readers looking to explore mature themes in a shadowy, supernatural fantasy setting.