Thursday, 27 March 2014

Book Three: Coming Soon


Harsh Realities is finally finished, the cover’s done and there are just a couple of weeks to the launch at SciFi Scarborough weekend in April!
It feels very strange to have actually finished this book. I’m feeling a bit bereft. I can remember reading years ago, when I was doing lots of fieldwork, about a phenomenon called expedition blues – glumness after all the excitement of an adventure. Finishing this book feels a bit like that. I’ve spent four years with these characters, through thick and thin, getting to know them, being surprised by them, taking out my moods on them. I’m missing them.
I know what it’s like as a reader to get to the end of a book or series and feel lost; to have been so caught up with the characters that you don’t want them to go yet. As a writer, it’s a hundred times worse. You’ve lived with this main character inside your head for so long, with infinite possibilities of what might happen to him. Suddenly, it’s all there in black and white and it’s done. No more what ifs or aha moments. It’s all happened the way it should and you’ve taken him as far as he needs to go – for now. It’s a bit like finishing a (half!) marathon – incredibly exciting and satisfying but after all that hard work leading up to it, it also leaves you standing there (usually in the rain) thinking, what am I going to do now?
Still, the Scarborough weekend sounds like it will be a lot of fun and it will be great to have the book out. We haven’t decided on costumes for the little ones yet but we have a few ideas if we can persuade them to be something other than Mr Gru’s minions.
And after that, back to the writing and into book four. After book one, I reckoned I’d be writing a book a year. Now that I have NG out of my system (mostly), maybe I’ll be able to get back on target.

Scifi Scarborough: 5th and 6th April 2014

Harsh Realities: (Thieves’ Guild: Book Three) is due out in paperback and eBook on general release on Monday 7th April 2014 and is available for pre-order at www.6e.net

Enter a Goodreads Giveaway to win a copy of Harsh Realities: (Thieves’ Guild: Book Three) at www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/86764-harsh-realities

13 comments:

  1. When does it come out for the Kobo? Cuz I really want to read it immediately and I can't find it on Kobo's website.

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  2. Hi, it's out now but it's just in the process of being distributed through all the channels to Kobo, Nook and iBookstore! You can get all formats including ePub (which I think is okay for the Kobo) at Smashwords (www.smashwords.com/books/view/424942). Please let me know if that works! If not, it should be on the Kobo site soon hopefully!

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    1. Thanks CG! By the way LC was awesome!

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  3. Hi Starscape, thanks for the feedback! Without giving anything away, LC is in book three too even though NG is the main character this time. Hope you enjoy it!

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    1. Hi Starscape, did you find it? I'd love to know what you think if you've read it!

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    2. *shakes head sadly* I've been waiting for it to come out on my kobo or in chapters/coles (and I check every freaking day, sometimes more than once) and it isn't there yet. I read what there was to read of it online and it sounds really really good so far. Mmmmmmm NG. New fav. ... One way or another I will get this book (determined face inserted here). Challenge accepted.

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    3. HA! I WIN! I broke down and used my credit card. NG here I come!!! XD yayayayayayay!

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    4. Hellos, just wanted to say thank you for buying my book! Hope you've enjoyed it.

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    5. HI!! Sorry it took so long to write again, but I totally read it the day I bought it (april 26th) and I totally couldn't stop reading until the book was done. MMMM NG. NG is awesome. NG and LC. Twins in the awesomeness ranking. Fantastic. Now I have to buy it again when it comes out on kobo so I will have all the books on kobo. Awesome plan. Awesome. Thank you for writing it. Reread it already. Good book. :O Now I have to wait till the next one comes out... :'(

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    6. Hello! Thanks for the feedback - I really appreciate it! I'm working on book four, but I'm also working on some short stories (around the same characters), a YA book centred around the Thieves' Guild and a graphic novel/comic book series of the first three books! So hopefully, there will be new stuff coming out soon! Really pleased you enjoyed it and thank you again for keeping in touch!

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  5. Sveet! I'll keep checking up for the new content. Keep up the awesome work! :) Oh and Harsh Realities came out on Kobo so I bought it again lol.

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