I’ve been getting a lot of emails lately concerning the Denazen series, so I wanted to give a quick update about what’s been going on, and what’s ahead. Confession time. 2013 was a bad year for me. I was violently ill and no one could figure out why. I spent more days in the hospital than out, and because of that, my work schedule suffered and I was forced to cancel all my conference appearances. In short, it pretty much sucked monkey ass. The good news is that they figured out what it was. The bad news was that it took a long time to fix. Turned out our house had a serious black mold problem. Our house was literally killing me. So we had to move, which as I’m sure most of you know, isn’t something you just snap your fingers and make happen. It’s stressful and time consuming and doesn’t come cheap. But we did it. Sorted everything out and found an amazing place. Sadly it may have cost Oswald, my guard bear, but in exchange, I inherited a large herd of deer, a pack of dysfunctional coyotes, and more turkey and foxes than I can count. On top of all that, my Mom, who is the Klaire to my Jessie, is now battling cancer. She’s set to start aggressive chemo in the next few weeks, and even though I know she’s going to Monster Mash the shit out of this, we have a long road ahead. Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated. So, yeah. Things have been a little insane. But I haven’t given up on Dez and Kale. I promise. I know some people are concerned because I seem to have moved on, but the thing is, I’m a fast writer. I love my job so much, that I find it hard to walk away sometimes. Writing is my escape. My sanity. The Denazen series was originally contracted as three books. Before book three was even written, I’d already finished Darker Days and Rules of Survival, as well as half of Ruined and rough drafts on several others. Dez and Kale are rooted deep in my heart. Although book 4 was written, I strongly feel like I need to take another look at it. To give you anything but what I believe to be the best would be unfair to you—and them. Because release dates are scheduled in advance, this is why the book will not be out in 2015. But, in the meantime, I’ve got some other characters—old and new—for you to hang with, and I’m very excited. Which brings us to the fun stuff! Here’s a list of what’s coming up. Just keep in mind that these dates are tentative and could shift slightly, as could some of the titles. Remember, as an author, I don’t have control over dates and many things can affect the release of a book.
I can’t tell you much except it’s a Sci-Fi and has a badass female lead and not one swoony guy, but two (and not in the love triangle capacity, either).
A Denazen spin-off. It will be set in Dez and Kale’s world, and although they may appear on page, the focus of the books will be other Sixes. I’m so excited to have the opportunity to expand this world and hope you’ll come along for the ride!