There is an update over at ElementalMysteries.com for THE BRONZE BLADE. There are five chapters and an epilogue to this novella. Now, I’ve had a few people wondering whether or not I’m going to write more of Tenzin’s history. And the answer to that is… maybe? To be honest, she’s had a pretty complicated life. THE BRONZE BLADE is her origin story. There’s a true beginning, middle, and end to it. But am I going to write aaaaaaaaaaall of her history at some point? Um… no. What I might do is short stories at different points in her life. I’m not promising that—after all, Tenzin’s history is a bit of a rabbit hole—but I might. If it’s fun and interesting, I’ll write it. And that’s my prerogative because… she’s my character! 🙂 Plans for her future series with Ben are still in the works. But again, that’s a long-term plan.
I’ve had a LOT of readers wondering whether TBB will be available as an ebook all on it’s own or ONLY in the bundle. Silly readers! Of course it will be. I’m not going to make you buy all the books again, just to have that one in your library. I wanted to include that in the bonus features for those readers who WANTED to buy the whole set, but I’ll be publishing TBB on its own the beginning of February. In fact, pre-order links should be up within a couple days at the most. I’ll post them here when they’re ready.
What else is happening…?
I’m back to work on THE SINGER, for those of you who are Irin fans. In fact, I’ve written over 5K words on the manuscript this week. (Yay!) Which is awesome. I’m about 2/3rds done with the book and still looking at a Spring release. That means, very loosely, we’re looking at late April or early May, depending on my editor’s schedule. And pleeeeease be the awesome readers I know you are and don’t ask me to write faster. 🙂 I love that you’re all so excited, but I’m sure you know that I really do write as fast as I can. And things like revisions and editing and proofreading are very important, too. I will get the book to you as fast as my little fingers can type it. (And my editor’s eyes can read it.)
So because I know preemptively that you are such awesome readers, I’m going to give away another signed book. In fact, I’ll give away a signed copy of THE SCRIBE. (Which I’m going to admit is one of my favorite paperbacks. I love all my books equally! But the formatting and cover and everything on this one are really lovely.) This contest will run through Friday and is open to international readers as well. Just leave a comment here on this post.
Have a great week! And I’ll post pre-order links for THE BRONZE BLADE as soon as they’re available.
UPDATE: Preorder link for Amazon is live: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HUVO5NA Still need to set up preorder with Smashwords, which will make the preorder available at B&N, iBookstore, etc.