I’ve had a productive last few months, finishing and turning in both WILD MAN’S BLUFF, the first in my new suspense series featuring Louisiana game wardens (yum) and THE CONSORT, a novella for the DARK SECRETS anthology. Release date for the anthology is Sept. 29.
THE CONSORT is set in the Sentinels of New Orleans multiverse, which means it is only tangentially connected to the ongoing story arc of the series. Part of the story takes place in New Orleans and part in Faerie. The main characters are Faulk and Liandra, both of whom are fae, but you’ll also see a little more in the ongoing feud between Christof, the Prince of Winter, and Florian, the Prince of Summer. No weather tantrums, though!
Speaking of the Sentinels series, I’ve come up with a scheme to keep you entertained while we all wait FOREVER for BELLE CHASSE, book five, to appear…November 2016, folks. Not a thing I can do about it.
So I’m planning five inexpensive collections that will release between now and then, and am shooting for the first to come out in early October. I’m exploring the costs of doing print as well as digital and will keep you posted on that. I will keep the price points as low as possible in order to recoup my production costs.
In the meantime, as most of you probably know, I’m giving away a mystery book per day for each day leading up to Aug. 10, when I head off to the Authors After Dark convention. All you have to do to enter to win a book from my TBR mountain (which, and I swear this is true, experienced an avalanche last night) is answer a question.
Today’s question is this:
What would you like to see in a Sentinels collection? I know that each one one will have a novella that’s either totally new or a greatly expanded version of an earlier story. Each one will contain 4-5 short stories, some new, some that have appeared online for limited runs. Each one will contain 5 articles ranging from character interviews to backstories.
Then I want to put in some extras, that might include, for example, character lists and dossiers broken down by book, family trees, annotated guides to the books….what else?
Just tell me the types of things you think you’d like to see!