Wednesday, April 3, 2013

What's Been Going On

Some of you may have noticed that I haven't been as around on-line as much lately. I've had my nose to the grindstone for the past four months, working my ass off, and hoping that I wouldn't have to write this post. I've been getting a lot of questions lately about the next book in the Shaede Assassin series. When is the release date? Why wasn't there a teaser at the end of CRAVE THE DARKNESS? How many books are in the series's future?

Unfortunately, Signet won't be moving forward with the Shaede Assassin series. It's a business decision on their part. One that I understand, though it saddens me. But since I can't simply leave Darian hanging without the opportunity to get her shit together once and for all, I'm determined to publish future books in the series. I have to see the story through to the end for my own peace of mind as much as for Darian's. She saved my bacon when I was down and out and I owe her that much.

Though I can't give you a definite release date yet, I do know that book four (as yet untitled) will be out in the first part of 2014. If you're a subscriber to my newsletter, you'll get a sneak peak at the first chapter very soon, and I hope to have cover art as well in the months to come. I'm actually really excited about taking over the reins in regards to the Shaede Assassin world. I've promised a Raif spin-off for a year, and now, I'll have the opportunity to write his book. Kaii (the assassin from Tyler's novella) could also get a book. The possibilities are endless and I'm ready to write them all!

In the meantime, I'm busy doing what I love. Writing. In addition to the Shaedes series, I'm working on a a new adult paranormal trilogy that will be available this summer and a new urban fantasy novel in a brand new series that will be available in digital format and POD later in the fall. I'll be posting more in-depth updates as soon as I can with teasers, cover art, and actual release dates.

I want to thank all of the readers who've supported me the past couple of years and those of you who are still rooting for Darian. Word of mouth really is the best advertisement a book can get and assures readers continue to see new installments. If you loved the series, tell your friends! Spread the book love around. Write a review even if it's just a few sentences. It matters and it really does make a difference.

In the meantime, I'll try to be a better social networker. I've got months worth of goat-related tweets to catch up on! ;)

19 comments:

Jen at Red Hot Books said...

You know I love you. I promise to keep reading. XOXO

Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

Darian and Ty will come out on top in the end. You just have to keep writing! This is just a bump in the road... :)

Michelle said...

Must have more Shaede Assassin Novels! Just found this series and I couldn't put the books down.

BookaholicCat said...

I'm glad you will continue writing Shaede Assassin books, they are the best and I can't get enough of Darian and her world. You are the best!
Many hugs!

lizziedee said...

Signet must be crazy! This series is one of the most wonderful and original series I've ever read and everybody who reads it seems to think so, too! I can't wait for more Darian, Tyler, Raif, and Xander - in whatever form I can get them!

Julie said...

Is it bad that I want to say Boo and Yay at the same time? I am offering you both a hug and a high five. Good for you for not letting this get you down and to keep writing. It takes a strong person to do that.
I can't wait for more Darian and Shaede books but I'm also very excited about the other stuff you are working on. I will read whatever you write Amanda because you are super talented and awesome to boot.
xoxo

Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads said...

So glad you're going to continue on with the Shaede Assassin books and will wait (semi) patiently for more Darian and Ty. I can't wait to hear more about the new series too! :D

lais said...

ohh best wishes for you and Darian! love you guys!

Melliane said...

I'm sad they stop but I'm glad you won't stop. I love you and your books and I'll keep reading them. I really can't wait for more!

Amanda Carlson said...

Love you, Scooby! Your series rocks and you will continue to produce excellent work. So glad you're moving forward. The Hybrid author is the wave of the future & you are going to rock it out. XOXOXOXO

Shelley Romano said...

I you know how I feel about publishers dropping series before it gets a chance to finish properly. I will absolutely be waiting for your next work of art and will be pushing this series hard until then.

Aunt Nancy said...

As you write those wonderful stories, listen to some Tom Petty, "I Won't Back Down" and "Runnin Down A Dream".

Jennifer TheBookNympho said...

NOOOOOO!!! Sending hugs your way.

Keep them coming and we will keep reading them!!

Yvonne Osborne said...

You need never apologize for having your nose at the writer's grindstone! I hate leaving my characters at the end of a novel, or even a short, so I imagine this was tough. But as you say, you'll soon be wrapped up in another world, and it will be good.

Cecy said...

I'm very sad to hear your news. But I'm cheering you on with regard to finishing Darian's series and the endless possibilities of more series to come. Wishing you the best, now, and always.

jaylee-jo22 said...

Hi Amanda!

I've just discovered Darian(and you!) and am very sad to know that Signet have not decided to continue with the Shaede assassins series. However, I'm very happy that you've decided to venture out and publish the next volume in the series all on your own. I will continue to support you!

lena said...

I looooove this series and Darian is soo bad ass. Can't wait to the next book. You have all my support and I allways recoment you to readers I come across. Hugs from a danish fan.

Nancy Beese said...

I just finished Crave the Darkness (damn my local Barnes & Noble for not having it on time and making me wait for the library to get it in!) and was right there along with Darian on her emotional rollercoaster--I LOVED IT! Signet are leaving me in a mindboggling state for deciding not to continue the series, but you made my night by persevering and making the decision to publish the rest of the books on your own! I can't get enough Darian, Ty, Xander, Raif, and Asher...there are so many questions that need answers and I look forward to learning them over the next few years while you tell their stories. Keep up the amazing writing and know that your fans are eagerly awaiting your next installments.

Pamela said...

ARG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was not aware of this, I missed this bit of news. So frustrating!!!! I am so selfishly tired of hearing this happen to my favorite UF series. I'll definitely keep reading as long as you have stories to tell.