I didn’t keep up with #FantasyIndiesMay and I’ve missed some #FantasyIndiesJune, but I do have some posts from Twitter I thought might be good to share here. At this rate, you might be able to read the entirety of this trilogy through posts!
Just kidding, not really, but I do hope these entice you to read when my next books come out (which is looking like September).
I’m working on book 3’s manuscript right now, so above is the mood board for Eclipse of the Crown. The book itself is actually a bit more serious because shit, obviously, ramps up and gets more real and all that, but there are some really silly moments in there too like the bit I’m working on right now with royal succession and fate and…goblins? Hopefully the book doesn’t end up taking itself too seriously, but then again, I just don’t care anymore because, like, I’m trying so hard to write what I WANT and not worry so much about some lame, imaginary, pretentious asshole telling me I’m not a real writer or something.
I love Xander, but he fucking sucks. This is what always happens: my favorite character turns out to be the worse, first Bridgette, now Xander. At least there’s no way I’ll like the villain in my urban fantasy detective novels coming after this…right?
See? Trying to be funny.
But it’s a love story, really, and, like, you’d think that people would have had enough of silly love stories, but I look around me and I see it isn’t so…
Vampires make an appearance in book two, originally planned for the first book, but I’m glad I held them off because they serve a “greater” purpose in this second book.
What does it say about me that I want one love interest to just NOT GIVE A SHIT at first about the other person and then fall harder than a called-into-existence sperm whale several miles above the surface of the planet? Oh, no, not again.
This might end up more important than I originally intended. Wild how that happens, but also the whole reason book one doesn’t get released til book three is done.
I don’t really know if I should say “doubled down” or “cringe” in this book. Some words/phrases don’t feel right, but I also use “boyfriend” in a much later chapter, and that feels even worse, so in comparison, this isn’t even that bad!
I love this snake photo. I love it so much I’ve used it like a dozen times in these things. Whoever the photographer and snake are, thank you.
Sometimes I miss book one Damien and Amma–him constantly threatening to kill her, and her not really believing it but also believing it a lot. That was fun to write, but now I get to give them all new things to stress out about.
I’m a modern-day Shakespeare, okay? I make up my own words, and I don’t care!
Also, what does it say about me that this is the second book I mention virgin sacrifices in???
See what I did there? Actually, I don’t know if it’s clever or not, but it’s, like, alllllmooooost meta.