Friday, January 28, 2011
The fourth and final full-length novel, LUST FOR LIFE, will be published in Fall 2012.
*Cue Iggy Pop*
I realize that's a little bit of a schedule shuffle, since Book 3, Bring on the Night, was released in 2010, so to tide you over this year, I have something special planned.
On July 26, 2011, I will begin posting a free serial novella, "Let it Bleed," here on my website. I'll put up one chapter per week for about twenty weeks. Then in January 2012, I'll offer it as an e-book with special bonus material (deleted scenes with commentary, etc.).
"Let it Bleed" will be from Ciara's point-of-view and will take place immediately after the end of Bring on the Night. It will also feature the teen couple from "Thief" in the Eternal anthology. Lots of readers have told me they're dying to know what happens to Cass and Liam after the end of that story.
I also hope, before the end of the series in Fall 2012, to post the "origin stories" of Regina and Noah, to complete the cycle, and then release all six together in an omnibus Kindle edition.
Here are the links for the existing stories, complete with play-along soundtracks for your reading/listening pleasure:
Regina's will be the easier of the remaining two, since I was actually in London in the late eighties when she was turned. But Noah is from Jamaica, which I've never visited. Sigh...I guess I'll just have to go there to do research. The sacrifices I make for you people!
Speaking of research travel, I might write a story about Ciara's childhood/teenage years on the Great Plains, after I go on a stormchasing tour with my brother this spring.
If I get sucked up into a twister, I guess that'll be a story in itself. Just not one I'll live to tell.
To review, here is the WVMP schedule for 2011-2012:
July 26-December 2011: "Let it Bleed," serial novella, free here on the website
January 2012: "Let it Bleed" available on Amazon Kindle
Spring and/or Summer 2012: Regina and/or Noah's origin story
Fall 2012: Fourth and final novel, Lust for Life (published by Pocket Books, who brought you Wicked Game, Bad to the Bone, and Bring on the Night).
Have a good weekend!