Friday, August 14, 2020

Famine Release Date

 Hey guys!

I hope you've all had a great summer! I know many of you have been checking in here to see news on Famine. For those of you who aren't aware, Famine is up for pre-order on Amazon. For those of you who are aware, you'll know the release date is set for September 1.

I have some bad news, and I guess there’s no real way to sugarcoat this, so here goes: I have to push Famine’s release date to October 1.

Whhhhhhyyyy?

Simply put: the edits won’t be finished by August 28 (the date I need to submit the book to Amazon).

But why a whole month?

Because I am clearly an AWFUL judge of how much time I need.

Truly you all, I am SO, so sorry. Back in June I would’ve told you that this book would already be published by now. I think I underestimated just how long it takes me these days to write a book (plus limited childcare plus writing longer books in general). I’ve been pretty quiet on here because I’ve been trying my hardest to get all the edits finished by my deadline, but unfortunately, there’s just no way.

I’ll probably finish this intense round of edits by the end of the month, but then I still need to do a read through, have some more eyes do a read through, and then it’ll be ready for publishing. But for those of you who might be worried that the book will never come out (cue nervous laughter), the book is done, and I’m working all day everyday on this, just as I have been, so it’s just a matter of how quickly I can move through these edits.

I hope you can all forgive me. I know times are hard and we need fictional escapes now more than ever. One great thing is that on September 1, a slew of other AMAZING books are releasing. I know you’ve heard me rave about Jennifer Armentrout’s From Blood and Ash—I’m seriously obsessed with this series. The sequel, A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire comes out on September 1, and I’m reading it at the moment, and OMG, it’s EVEN BETTER than the first book. Another highly anticipated sequel is Blood and Honey by Shelby Mahurin. The first book, Serpent and Dove, was such an engrossing read (and it’s enemies to lovers). Finally, C.N. Crawford has the second book in her Night Elves series coming out, Ruined King!!! I haven’t started this series yet, but I’ve heard so many good things! I’ve linked all my recommendations below! Please feel free to add any recommendations you have in the comments as well; I know we’re all always on the hunt for more good novels!

A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BZ61HDF

Blood and Honey: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082936Z5V/

Ruined King: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0896W2GHN

I’m so sorry again. I know there are a lot of people who are going to be disappointed by this news, and all I want to say is thank you—for reading my books and for bearing with me. It’s a privilege that I get to have fans at all, and I’m always, always, always grateful for your support and enthusiasm.

Oh, and I thought I’d throw in a teaser as a peace offering! Happy Friday!



Famine Teaser

“What does that have to do with anything?” Famine growls, glancing at me. After a moment, his eyebrows rise. “Is that why you kissed me? To test a damn theory of yours?” Even as he asks, his gaze strays back to my lips.

I can practically feel the heat of his anger. I think the only thing that might piss the horseman off more than getting kissed right now is getting kissed for the wrong reasons.

The corner of my mouth lifts. I definitely shouldn’t enjoy toying with him—people tend to die when this happens—but I can’t help it; he’s fun to tease. He takes it so poorly.

My eyes drop to his lips. “That … and I was curious.”

I’m still curious. He felt like sin against my lips. And damn me, but now all I want is to do it again—if only to see another tree blow up.

Famine stalks back to his horse.

“What?” I call after him. “Did I say something wrong? Don’t be mad—you’re much less pretty when you’re mad.”

In response, he growls.

I grin. So much fun to tease.