When I was a child, mermaids were my favorite thing. I used to watch Disney’s The Little Mermaid every day. All my dolls were mermaids (at least in my mind). My mother could sew, and so she made me a mermaid tail to wear. I loved to sing and I would pretend to be a mermaid at school and on the bus. When in the pool or on those occasional trips to the ocean (rare) I was always a mermaid, and maybe I was happiest then.
So now, spending a lot of time thinking about mermaids again is rather nostalgic — though I never imagined them quite like I have for my latest (finally completed) novel, Dark Depths. The weird thing, I guess, is that I am absolutely terrified of the ocean now. It’s a dark, scary place. So I didn’t have too much trouble building the world that I wanted for my own dark fantasy retelling of The Little Mermaid.
SO, the burning question is: when will Dark Depths be released? I know it seems like a long way off, but I have Dark Depths set for release on June 20, 2017. I wanted it to be earlier, but some unforeseen circumstances have arisen and I want all that to be over before the release. Plus, it gives me a little extra time to perfect the manuscript. 😉
Another thing that I teased to my Facebook friends is that Dark Depths now has TWO BOOKS! (as you can see in the image).
While I was reading and editing Dark Depths (over and over and over again) I began to realize that there was another story that needed to be told. Dark Depths is the story of Nathan and Treasure, told mostly from his pov as he discovers the world of the deep sea nymphs. I didn’t really go into too many specifics about what Treasure’s life is like, her link to Bliss, or WHY Treasure fell for Nathan in the first place. I gave info, but didn’t go into detail. So, that’s what this book is about. This second book is called Daughters of the Deep. It’s pretty short — about 25k (unless I add more. It’s still a bit of a work in progress). But I think it’s an essential piece to really get the full effect of the story. I just couldn’t fit it in with the base novel, so I decided to write it separately.
Daughters of the Deep is a prequel of sorts, but I really intend for it to be read afterward. That’s why it’s getting a release date of July 18th, 2017.
Both books will be available in ebook and print forms. I’m going to start by making them available only through Amazon, and then go from there.
So! That’s that! But there is more!
IN ADDITION! I’m hoping to also release Dark Depths as an audiobook. My first ever! I’m very excited about that. This is an area I’ve been wanting to branch into for a while, and I finally feel that I’m ready. I hope to have that ready for release in August 2017. I just hope it all goes like I plan. I’ll be posting more details about that later.
There is still MORE! Today only (April 15th) all my ebooks are ON SALE on Amazon for only $0.99! That is the lowest price they have ever been, and likely won’t be that way again for a long time. So! If you are missing any of my books, go get them today only!
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Dark Depths will be released June 20.
Daughters of the Deep will be released July 18.
Dark Depths is currently available for preorder on Amazon.com! The price is special for preorders and first day sales. Get yours now!
Dark Depths is listed on Goodreads. Add it to your reading list! I’ll be doing some giveaways soon, and you won’t want to miss that.
Big things are happening that I’m really excited about, and I hope you’re excited too! I’m already thinking about what my next project will be, and I really want to get another book out before Christmas, so we’ll see what happens. Of course, I’ll have more news on that later as well.