And then I couldn't get a cover for the fourth book in time for the deadline, and I had another series I felt like writing, and I spent time looking at all the marketing I should have been doing. And and and.
Look, my excuses are terrible. What it boils down to, at the end of the day, was that I'm a slacker, and when faced with the mountain of advertising and stuff I thought I had to do, I just decided not to. I planned on writing a book a month, something I can do in my sleep, and instead I played the new Doom and watched Netflix.
So what have I got planned for this year, I here you ask? Well, see, the reason the book a month thing didn't work isn't because I couldn't do it, it's because I didn't. So I'm going to prove that to myself and try again. I'm going to ignore all the marketing crap and just write a book I think will be entertaining, and then go write another one. And then another one, etc.
I know, I know, what a dumbass. What a colossal moron.
Shut up, voice in my head. I can too do it. In fact, I've been doing it since January.
I've got a new series coming out in a couple of weeks. The first book, Summoned to Defend, will tell the story of an immortal, formerly all-powerful man cursed to do the bidding of whoever summons him from his prison. It's violent, nasty, and the lead character (Agmundr) isn't a nice man on his best day. But he gets the job done.
The prequel novella, covering the first time he's summoned into the modern world, should be live on Amazon now (or maybe tomorrow, depending on whether they like me or not). If you've signed up for the newsletter you'll get it free, because I want you to like it and give it a try. If you haven't signed up it'll cost 99c, so it won't break the bank.
After that comes Olivia's story (those of you who read End of Days, Merikh book 3, should know who that is), and what happens to her after she comes back from the dead. It is also full of vampires and witches and magic, but she's nicer. She smells better, anyway.
And after that, more stuff. I haven't decided yet. I'm going to do a release date page on this here website, and I'll add new titles to it as they slot into the schedule.
Point is, if you've been waiting for something like Merikh then you're about to get. In fact, Merikh is in the first book (out March 20th).
Stick with me, sign up for the newsletter, and let me show you how strange my little world can get.