It's high time I posted a quick update here on my site since not everyone's on Facebook all the time. First of all, I posted a FB update on Blood Shadow and where this new series will lead us. You can read the public post BY CLICKING HERE. My Release Day Newsletter will go out end of March with the Kindle pre-order link for Blood Shadow, as well as the other pre-order links for the book.
The above means my writing is planned out all the way until the end of 2019 - that's a nice feeling! Here's the current line up:
27th April, 2018
Blood Shadow: an Eye Of The Storm companion novel due to be published
27th September, 2018
Aftershock: an Eye Of The Storm companion novel due to be published
Autumn's Fall (Once Times Thrice) due to be published
Untitled New Series #1, book 1, due to be published.
Untitled New Series #2, book 1, due to be published.
Yesterday, I was at the UK Southern Book Show in Worthing. My next planned signing is Heart of Steel in Sheffield (UK) on 1st June, 2019. This is a ticket only event with a stellar line-up of authors including USA Today and New York Times Bestsellers. All the updates, including excerpts and readings can be found on their public Facebook Group. Blood Shadow, Aftershock and Autumn's Fall will have been published by then so you'll be able to purchase signed copies. This is also the BEST opportunity to buy the SIGNED Eye of the Storm Omnibus because there are no postage charges for me shipping out.
There's a possibility I can squeeze in a book event/signing in Winchester (UK) at the end of June this year since it's fairly local to me. I'll keep you posted on that.
Firstly, if you have not read The Spell of Summer, you can get it completely FREE if you sign up to my Release Day Newsletter (via BookFunnel).
And until 10th March only, Summer's End is 50% off only at Smashwords for Read an eBook Week. This essentially means you can read BOTH book for only $2.50. So if you love contemporary romance with just a touch of the magical, don't miss this deal.
For any new readers who happen to be reading this, I usually write quite dark stuff. This is my "lighter" series.
That's it for now! But 2018 is looking busy, so there will undoubtedly be more soon.
What a year! Having started it doubtful and a little worried, I can safely say I have wrapped up a LOT in 2017, made huge progress, and am thoroughly looking forward to 2018. What are you looking forward to most in 2018?
As I move into the new year, I'd like to mention that I'm on Booklikes.com now - this is where I'm going to hold most of my upcoming paperback giveaways and conducting some future interviews and special features, and so on. I'm excited about this new platform! My Booklikes blog will feature all writing updates, so if you're on there, you don't have to venture onto Facebook or my own website to keep up to date on releases and excerpts. (And if you're on Goodreads, all my updates already transfer to my Goodreads blog.)
I'm also on Litsy.com (my handle is DiannaHardy - just search for me there). I plan to post a fair amount on Litsy, as a reader as well as a writer. It's a lovely little space full of truly passionate book lovers, and only available as an app.
I am still most active on Facebook, and I don't see that changing any time soon, but these other platforms may bring something new into the mix.
With regards to new releases, the Eye of the Storm Omnibus Edition is now out! All the books in one. It does NOT contain the "Recap of Werewolf Biology and other Terms" section that you get at the beginning of the individual volumes because there's no gap between books, so you can read through the whole thing without needing the recap. I also wanted to keep something exclusive to the individual volumes. I may revisit the recap if I ever bring out a compendium of the series - it may happen, because, as we know, it hasn't quite ended. Blood Shadow and Aftershock will continue the saga in a different way.
The Omnibus is a steal at £9.99 for the digital format, and £24.95 for the HUGE bumper, special edition keepsake paperback of 824 pages. You can get them via the links below (release date: 31st December).
2018 will see me writing Blood Shadow, followed by Aftershock, and then I'll also be starting work on Autumn's Fall, which won't be published until 2019. If I can squeeze any other, new stories in between, I will, but those are my priorities.
You can pre-order Blood Shadow already over at iBooks, Nook, Book Depository and Waterstones. Excerpts and teasers will be posted on my Facebook page, as well as on Booklikes over the coming weeks.
Finally, I'll be at the UK Southern Book Show in Worthing on Sunday, 4th March - I hope to see some readers there. I'll have some books on hand and will also be giving a short talk in the afternoon.
2018 is looking to be full of opportunities, and I wish you all the very best of them. Here's my question to you again: What are you looking forward to most in 2018? Do let me know in the comments.
Have a wonderful New Year's Eve, everyone, and may your New Year be full of abundance!