Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Dark Harmony (The Bargainer #3) is Now Available for Pre-Order

Hey readers!

I am so excited to tell you all that Dark Harmony (The Bargainer #3) is now available to pre-order! You can check it out here. This has been a looooooong time in coming, and I know there have been quite a few of you checking in here to see any news on it! Happy to finally give you all something concrete!

The release date says October 31--please ignore that! It should definitely be out sooner. The thing is, I'm still editing the novel, and I didn't want to stress myself out trying to meet some earlier deadline. I mean, I've already delayed this thing months and months. It would be ridiculous to give you some poorly edited book after all this time. But this is all to say that the book should be out sooner!

I've been getting questions about the paperback book and the audiobook. Neither of those will be available for pre-order. Both require that the book be absolutely finished (all edits made, yadda, yadda, yadda) before I can start on them. So expect it to take another month to several months before these are ready! Which is a bummer, I know, but at this point, I'm just so thrilled to finally be sharing Des and Callie's ending with you!

Another question I've been getting is whether there will be any more books in this series. I'm a big believer in never saying never, but I have no plans to continue Des and Callie's story any further. Though I have been considering releasing deleted scenes and extras, so you might get something like that!

Only a few more weeks! I can't wait! And again, if you'd like to check out Dark Harmony on Amazon, you can do so here!

Hugs and happy reading,
Laura

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Updates on Dark Harmony and Pestilence

Hey all!

I figured it was about time I do another blog post. I know for many of you, you're checking this site weekly for any updates on Dark Harmony and dear God above, why is this post titled "updates" instead of "out now" and why oh why is Laura Thalassa such a godforsaken heathen who's left us all hanging?

Uh, so yeah, one, I'm totally a heathen, and two, for those of you who have been dying a slow and agonizing death since last winter waiting for this book, you only have to wait an itsy bitsy bit longer. The book is almost complete. My fingers are crossed that I finish writing it this coming week. What happens after that? I have to slog through edits, which will hopefully only take a couple weeks. Then I send it out to beta readers, then I send out ARCs (advance review copies), then the book gets published. I'm thinking that I'll briefly have the book on pre-order while it's out with beta readers. The print book will take a little longer to get published; my designer has to know the page count before she can complete the wraparound cover. And the audiobook will probably take another two to three months to produce. So that's the rough timeline there.

So, why has the book taken so long? Honestly, I have no fucking clue. Partly, it's my life--there have been so many days and weeks lost to one health crisis after another (between me, my husband, and our little girl), and then there are things like vacations that are planned back when this little author naively assumed this book would already be published. Anyway, life got in the way.

There's also the trouble that comes with having a book that so many people want to read--the paralyzing fear that what you're writing isn't going to live up to the hype. That, combined with the perfectionism that comes with having to always one-up yourself as a writer ... and yeah, the writing has been slow-going.

That all being said, I'm really, truly sorry for the long, long wait. I meant to get this out last December, and that didn't happen, and I meant to get this book out this summer ... and that didn't happen. But I am almost done with the book, so hopefully the wait is almost over. Thank you all for being saints and patiently waiting for me to finish Dark Harmony! I can't wait to share with you all how this trilogy is going to end.

Oh, and I mentioned there was a Pestilence update--the new cover is looking freaking gorgeous! I think it's close to being done, and once it is complete, I'll make sure to post it here, and to share more fun updates on the series!

Hugs!
Laura