Things are happening at an incredible pace right now. Every time I try to write a blog post, something new comes up and I have to scrap what I've written. I'm hoping to get this one posted before that happens again! Let me break all the news up into readable sections:
You read the title of this post correctly! I have some new release dates to share with everyone. These are tentative dates. I only have the release month and they are subject to change, but I'm so excited to have them to share with you. Here's what I've got:
I know March seems like it's really far away, but there's a lot to get completed before then. Multiple rounds of edits, of course, plus everything else that goes into getting a book ready for publishing. I'm a little concerned that they're all getting released so close together, as it will be A LOT of work on my part to get all those edits completed, but this is the fastest everyone involved can work to get my books back out as soon as possible.
As you can see, Dragon Detective and Dragon Soldier were both accepted for publishing at NSP. I'm hopeful they will also accept the last three books (and I'm hopeful editing the entire series again will galvanize me into finishing Dragon Spy).
I have also submitted both books in my Wizard Wars Series to NSP. Ground of Resurrection (book two) was the one you all got to pre-order, but were never able to read. I don't know where they might fit into this release schedule should NSP accept them, but I'm looking forward to finding out.
Nickel might be a water elemental dragon, but even he has limits—and the sudden rain storms, hail, and snow in mid-summer are way over the line. Luckily, he works for Dane's Supernatural Consulting firm and can use those resources to figure out who keeps mucking with the weather and get them to stop.
It doesn't take long for Nickel to realize he isn't the only one searching for the weather worker: the enemy he has been hunting for ten years has finally reappeared, and it's a race to see which of them will reach the weather worker first. Nickel isn't certain he'll win, or even survive, the attempt, but he'll do whatever it takes to save the dragons.
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Dragon Detective comes out in a few days! October 19th is coming so quickly. It's time to hold a giveaway! One e-copy of Dragon Detective to a lucky commentator. First, though, I want to say a little about the book:
Dragon Detective is different from the previous books in the series. Up to this point the series has been focused on Dane and Mercury. Their quest to save the dragons and to build a family was only supposed to span two books--Dragon Consultant and Dragon Dilemma. I added a third book--Dragon Deception--in between those two when I realized there was another story to tell. In Dragon Detective the story leaves Dane and Mercury and instead focuses on Nickel and on Nickel's love interest (if I say the love interest's name here I'll give it away, so read the book to find out who!), but that's not the only change.
Unlike the first three books, Nickel's two--Dragon Detective and Dragon Soldier--were written as a pair. Readers of this series will be used to each individual book having a completed plot and that there would be a significant time jump at the start of the next book in the series. Dragon Detective doesn't end that way: it's not a cliffhanger, but it's clear the story isn't complete. Luckily, it picks up again almost immediately in Dragon Soldier.
Each book in the series has been approximately 30 thousand words long. As I was writing Nickel's story I realized I was going to need more than that length to tell it properly. For the story to fit correctly into the series as a whole it needed to conform to the length so I ended up splitting Nickel's story into two. Dragon Detective is part one and Dragon Soldier concludes in part two.
I was looking forward to writing Nickel's story from the moment the idea for his plot manifested. He's always been one of the more interesting kits with such an interesting story. I'm really excited for Dragon Detective to come out so his story can finally be in my readers' hands.
Dragon Detective comes out on October 19th. There's still a few more days to pre-order the book for a 15% discount so buy your copy today: https://lessthanthreepress.com...
It might seem like a long wait, but Dragon Soldier, the second part of Nickel's story, will come out on April 5, 2017. I will let everyone know when it's available for pre-order.
And now, the giveaway:
Despite my needing to take some time off from writing, things continue to progress with all my stories. Here's an update on how things are going:
I'm running late on my goals this month. Very late. In my defense I'm in the process of moving and that's taking up a lot of my time. Here's how I did in May:
December 28, 2020
A Little Fairy Dust
January 4, 2021
Mell Eight is an author writing with NSP. For more information about Mell and her writing, please visit her website: http://melleightfiction.