Usually every time I write a post about my future publication schedule I end up deleting it a couple months later because I can’t meet my own deadlines.
Well, not this time friends. I have some exciting news to share.
Havoc’s Moon, Book 1 of The Slaughter Chronicles, is on schedule to be published in the fall. I’m finally going to have my Halloween book baby!
In addition to that, I’ve been working on a few short stories and another backstory novella that picks up where Dead Girl Moon left off.
Now, a lot of my series plot has changed since I wrote Dead Girl Moon in 2018 and I have decided to do a re-launch. Dead Girl Moon will now be part of a Slaughter Chronicles short fiction collection currently titled PULLING TEETH.
You can blame my friend Austin for this. She was the one who gave me the writing prompt for the title story.
This collection will have all of the Regina related stories I’ve written so far that take place before Havoc’s Moon. Including a prequel short story to Dead Girl Moon and Regina’s first field mission. You also finally get an answer to your burning question, “What’s up with that derpy and horrifying jellyfish thing?”
It also has material that I call artifacts or in-story documents that not only helped me with the world building, but will also give you, the reader, a more complete experience. These artifacts are explanations of this fictional world in the voices of my characters. So it’s not me telling you what a void creature is, it’s Regina and a few other behind-the-scenes HADES personnel.
I figured this would be more fun than releasing the new novella and the short stories separately. There’s less for you to download and hopefully things are a little more cohesive.
I’ve done a lot of tweaking to the formatting and end matter too. I hope that when you read this you feel like you are getting a professional, polished book with decent paragraph spacing and margins. #selfpublishingproblems
PULLING TEETH FAQ
So when do I get to read it? Hopefully I have everything ready by August but I also want this book to be a companion to Havoc’s Moon so I might wait and release them at the same time, which would be October.
I’m trying to get all my drafts finished on time so I can get everything out to my beta readers. If you’re reading this and you want to be a beta reader, please drop me a comment or use the contact form.
How much is it? FREE. Because I love you.
What can I look forward to until then? Next month you will be able to read the title story here on the blog. That way you can decided if you want to download and read the rest. If it’s not your thing, I totally understand.
How grimdark/scary is it?
I have the disclaimers and trigger warnings ready, y’all! There are very mild sexual situations in one story that aren’t as vivid as most YA dystopians now a-days but there is a lot of violence and extremely detailed descriptions of blood and gore, as well as a liberal dollop of mature language so please read responsibly.
To get a look at all my other upcoming publications check out my About page and, just to let you know, Dead Girl Moon and Demon Moon will still be available for free download separately until PULLING TEETH is released.
Thanks so much for reading! I love you all. Stay safe!
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Portrait of Bunny by Mr. J.