Sorry I've been so late to reply...this week has been a little nuts for me, ha!
I wish I could give you a better date on book 8, but I'm actually trying to work that out now. I had a bunch of things come up this month that are pushing that date off a bit, if only because I have less writing time right now, and I'm kind of drowning in half-finished projects as a result. I'm now REALLY hoping I can get Prophet: Book 8 out by June. Originally I'd thought April was optimistic, May was probable, but now I'm afraid it's more that June is optimistic and July is (possible?...I don't want to say "probable" but it's definitely possible).
So sorry to make you wait! That's the problem with writing such long books, I'm afraid.
Actually, one of the things I'm doing right now that's gumming up the works a bit is launching the books in a serial format so that people aren't as intimidated by the long books, for one, and two, so that I can release them more often once I'm up and running for the rest. I'm hoping this allows me to move forward without making people wait as long between segments.
Sorry for such a long, convoluted answer (lol), but this is something I've been trying to address for awhile, meaning how to release faster so that people aren't forced to wait as long...
So, rather than rewrite all of that, I'd thought I'd just share it as-is. : )
I'd been reluctant to break the books up before, if only because I wasn't sure how people would react to cliffhangers, but I've since been persuaded that it's a lot easier on readers to consume these longer story arcs in smaller chunks, and that as long as I still offer the full books and make it clear that it's a serial format, then most people should be able to pick the format that makes them happy.
I'm also going to be releasing them in two-book chunks as "seasons" as well, since the series as a whole breaks up that way, as well.
So here are the first four books in the serial version of Allie's War ~
ALLIE'S WAR, AN URBAN FANTASY: EPISODE 1 (FREE everywhere but Amazon.com, so if you want to see it free there, too, then use the "report a lower price" function on the sales page, and report that it's free on KOBO and GOOGLE PLAY. It will be free on Barnes and Noble too, but I don't think it's up there yet)
ALLIE'S WAR, AN URBAN FANTASY: EPISODE 2 (99 cents)
ALLIE'S WAR, AN URBAN FANTASY: EPISODE 3 (99 cents)
ALLIE'S WAR, AN URBAN FANTASY: EPISODE 4 ($2.99)
Each episode is around 140-150 pages, so almost a full novel in and of themselves.
As an aside, ROOK: ALLIE'S WAR, BOOK ONE is still at the special price of $0.99 for the next week or so. It will be switching back to its normal price (at the latest) in the first week of May, when I re-launch it as "ROOK: ALLIE'S WAR, EPISODES 1-4," just to keep all of the naming conventions in line. So, yeah ~ if you want to pick up the whole book, it's a good time to grab it while it's still at the discounted price!
I'm going to be doing the same with each of the books, before tackling the seasons.
By the way, this shouldn't affect the price of the big books much, and probably won't at all. That wasn't at all the point of this...it's really to address the slower release schedule issue and provide an option for those readers who would rather not be faced with consuming a gigantic book in one go.
So yeah, hopefully this will make everyone happy. : )
(of course it won't, haha, but as long as it makes MORE people happy, I'm good...!)
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