I thought it was about time to make this available. I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I released Three of Swords. That came out on September 1, 2012. Knight of Wands was released November 1, and The Lightning Struck Tower two months after that because, hey, I was mean: I ended each book on a cliffhanger that drove some reviewers (and readers) crazy.
Well, no more cliffhangers! When you reach the end of one book, you can leap straight into the next. 🙂
The cover is a photo I took last summer while scootering next to the Mississippi River. I spotted the houseboat through the trees and had to take pictures of it. It was moving so fast, I only got this one shot before it was out of range, but that was enough. This boat looks very much like Gray and Cooper’s, being of a similar age and size.
I’m proud of this series, and I do have an another book waiting to be written for it, but I hit some kind of wall this winter. I would start a story, write ten or fifteen or twenty thousand words, and stop, unable to continue.
I’m not sure what was going on, but I suspect the onset of winter, tension between me and AJ (since resolved when we decided to go our separate ways romantically), and being buried in work that soon left me feeling burned out. Also, I’ve been writing steadily, with no discernible breaks, for several years.
So I took a giant step back, removed all pressure to get something done right now, and decided to write something I swore I never would: a shifter book. If you follow me on Facebook, you’ve seen the new header with the snarling wolf. But I’m making no demands on myself for this one. I’m writing for the fun of it again, and not because I feel I have to produce something.
I’ve edited enough shifter books to know I don’t like them, so why did I choose to write in this genre? Hell if I know. 🙂 Maybe it’s because it’s outside my usual interests, something different, something that will challenge me. If I’m going to write this, I want it to be special, not like everything else out there, but what do I know? It could end up being entirely ordinary and similar to the shifter books already available. I won’t know until I reach the end. 🙂 I do know it will be grounded in reality, not some free-flying fantasy that requires a reader suspend all disbelief.
The Precog collection will be offered for sale at Amazon only, and might be available when you read this blog. If you haven’t purchased the separate volumes yet, buying this will save you a couple bucks. Ain’t nothing wrong with that. 🙂
But if you’re feeling lucky, comment on this post. I’ll pull a number at random Monday morning and give that person a free copy.