Thought I’d stop in for a quick update.
This month, I published the prequel to the SO DAMN BEAUTIFUL series, entitled So Damn Beautiful Prelude: Seduction and Pursuit. This ~15,000 word short story is currently available FREE at all major ebook retailers, so check it out!
I also approved the final audiobook version of So Damn Beautiful: The Lonely One, book one of the series. The narrator, Kate Udall, did a fantastic job at bringing Meredith and her struggles to life. It’s headed for retail production and I’ll be announcing the official release very soon. I’ll also be sending a free sample to my mailing list as soon as it’s ready.
Moving on from So Damn Beautiful has been a little tough, so it’s possible you haven’t seen the last of some of the characters. I’m still writing little vignettes, like last week’s “Meet Detective Lee“, and I’m considering writing some short stories set in the world.
Mostly, I have to admit that I’m taking a breather. So Damn Beautiful became a much bigger project than I intended. Now, there’s a certain epic dark fantasy story I’ve felt compelled to write since I was a kid, and I think the time is coming when I’ll have to write it… and it’ll be a real bear. As planned, it’s about *cough* 7 times longer than So Damn Beautiful and far more complex, spanning a huge cast of characters, multiple generations, multiple eons of history. So I’m letting myself relax a little before I tackle that.
In the meantime, I’m working on short stories and some other side projects. So Damn Beautiful was a little pulpy, but it was set in the real world, and all its monsters were human. Now I’m feeling the urge to write some supernatural stuff again. So if you enjoyed stories like Spoiled Lunch, The Accident, or Cat Fancy, stay tuned! I hope to release some new shorts in April.
Oh, and one more thing. I’ve been invited to attend Meet the Serial Killers, a Facebook event featuring authors of serial fiction, next week on March 31, 2015. My slot is from 7:00 – 8:00PM PST, and I’ll be giving away a full set of all four ebooks in the So Damn Beautiful series to one lucky winner during the event. So please, feel free to drop by, ask me anything, or just hang out and chat with me and the other writers. I look forward to seeing you there!
Thanks, and happy reading! Till next time, Fugitives.