It’s been ages since I’ve had an update, but that’s only because I’ve been crazy busy writing books the past six months. Not a bad problem to have, right? But this week I have news on two sequels and so I had to take the time to share!
First up is a look at the cover and summary for HAVOC: A Deviants Novel, the follow up to my recent YA release VESPER. The cover and summary may change a little by the time we have a finished jacket later this year, but this is pretty close to what you’ll see on shelves come this January. Be wary: if you haven’t read VESPER yet, the HAVOC summary is super spoilery:
Emily Webb thought life would return to normal after the death of the man who attacked her and her fellow “Deviants.” Or as normal as it could be, after discovering that she has nighttime superpowers . . . and she’s a werewolf. But when Emily awakes one night to find an otherworldy Shadowman watching her, she knows the danger has only just begun.
So Emily and her pack-mates set out to find the people who made them what they are, and why. But as they get closer to the truth, they realize they aren’t the only ones in town with special powers: The most popular girls in school might just have a secret of their own–and they might just have it out for Emily.
With shadowy beings stalking them, a mysterious company doing all it can to keep the truth hidden, and the secrecy of her new identity in jeopardy, life threatens to spiral out of control for Emily. Soon these dangers will come together in one terrifying confrontation that may force her to make the toughest choice of her life . . . so far.
I’ve seen a lot of people finish VESPER and ask for the sequel right away because of the reveals in the final pages. HAVOC pumps up the action and begins to unravel the mysteries, perhaps in unexpected ways… as well as paves the way for the explosive finale in Deviants book 3, which I’m writing right now. I can’t wait for you to get your hands on the book this winter, January 2012.
Out this month I have another sequel, this one to my children’s fantasy book MONSTER SLAYERS, which I wrote under the name “Lukas Ritter.” MONSTER SLAYERS: UNLEASHED follows heroes Evin and his friends as they strive to save the world from a monsterpocalypse that they (as the title says) unleashed:
Evin, Jorick, and Bet unleashed an onslaught of captive monsters while under a mind-altering spell. Now the monster horde is heading straight toward cities and villages filled with people who aren’t prepared to face the deadly threat. It’s up to Evin and his friends to alert the famous Knights of the Cobalt Tide of the impending danger before anyone gets hurt, and to slay as many of the evil monsters as they can along the way.
But an unexpected attack leads the Monster Slayers onto a ship instead–a ship that is soon hijacked by a medusa obsessed with taking out vengeance on the humans who trapped her people in the now destroyed dome. Trapped at sea and surrounded by deadly creatures, can Evin, Jorick, Bet, and some new friends stop the medusa’s evil plot? Or will this voyage doom them all?
The publisher has decided that this sequel will currently be an ebook exclusive, meaning that there is no print version at this time (though I’m told one is possible if the book sells well enough). If you have an ereader and would like continue the adventure started in MONSTER SLAYERS, here are some places you can pick up the ebook: Kindle – Nook – eReader
That’s all for now, but I should have more news on HAVOC — including info on advance reader copies — very soon!