I see from my blog stats that I get a lot of people reading my Strange Fate release date posts and I thought it was about time that I did another.
Like some other fans from the UK, I was excited when I learned that Strange Fate would be released on Amazon UK on 31st December 2013. That day came and went and I even saw that people must have bought a copy due to the sales rank moving up but being the cautious type I thought I would wait until the New Year (I must admit that the fact that it still didn’t have a front cover up didn’t fill me with unicorn sparkles). So I waited, and then I visited Amazon UK to find this…
I thought this was odd since it had just been released so I put my Google skills to work and I found L. J. Smith’s Facebook page (I didn’t even know she had one) with this update there:
She says that her publishers may release sometime this year. Maybe.
Also, she did mention you could read the first chapter of Strange Fate on that page as well but I couldn’t find it, although I do know that there was an excerpt in this book:
I do not know if L. J. Smith changed it at all so if you only want it for the chapter excerpt then try and grab a cheap copy because it may have changed since then.
If I find out anything else I will keep you guys updated. 🙂
For the next three days (30th, 31st October & 1st November) I am taking part in a witchy/paranormal promo.
Some of you might be thinking “Witches? Your book is about vampires & werewolves, not witches!” Well, I do have one scene in Forgotten where a witch is referenced in passing, but (and this is a spoiler for book two) witches will feature more prominently in the next book in the In The Shadows series. I’m making good progress with book two although it’ll be a while before it’s released, but luckily for me this promo also includes paranormal books and Cate Dean included my novel. 🙂
Also, for those who patiently waited for the next post in my behind the scenes series, well, the wait is almost over as tomorrow I will be posting all about my werewolves.
I know that I haven’t been updating this blog regularly and I apologize for that, but things have been happening behind the scenes that have kept me from blogging.
One of the things is that Forgotten has been updated with over two thousands words added to the story. I will be contacting Amazon soon and hopefully they will make it possible for everyone that has already purchased a copy to be able to get the updated version. I will let everyone know when the update is available and how to get it.
Another new thing is that the book also has a new gorgeous cover (which you can see below). As much as I loved the original cover, I decided that something was missing so I hope that everyone adores the new cover as much as I do.
Speaking of new covers, here is a sneak peek at the cover of a Novelette that I will be releasing within the next six months (hopefully sooner). I will release more details regarding this project nearer to the time, although what I will say is that this Novelette is set in the same “world” as the In The Shadows series but is part of a separate series.
As you can see the series title is omitted from the cover. I will reveal that later along with other details (as I stated above).
Strange Fate News
I see in my stats that I get a lot of people searching for Strange Fate and the only news I have at the moment is that the paperback/hardback will be released in the UK, Canada, Germany & France on 31st December 2013. I searched for the availability in the US and the only date I got was 1st February 2014.
Anyway, this got me thinking; Would anyone be interested in a giveaway of Strange Fate in paperback along with some some other prize(s) early next year?
More details to come. 🙂
Last year I promised I would blog behind the scene posts and the next one up would have been about my werewolves. I apologize for this post never being posted but, due to unforeseen circumstances, I lost most of my notes regarding my werewolves family tree which is making it hard for me to do the post I originally wanted. At the moment, I am going back through the notes I have to recreate all the lost information. I am truly sorry if anyone was looking forward to that particular post but it will be posted as soon as I am able to, although I can’t give an expected date at this moment in time.
The moral to all this is always back up important information because it will save you hours of trying to look for it on your computer as well as a few sleepless nights.