Things have been quiet on this front for some time. I made a choice after the release of Collide to take on a larger role in the music blogging sphere as a means of rejuvenating creativity. The immersion in the local indie scene has been a true gift and labour of love. Experiences I had never considered possible for myself — shooting concerts and awards programming; daily coverage of major festivals; networking with musicians and media alike — have been a whirlwind reality.
And while I hibernated from the world of fiction, I never stopped turning my characters over and over in my mind, examining them from new angles. Which creations called to me, years after their initial conception? Which characters stood out as learning experiences? What avenues did I want to explore next?Did a genre exist that fit my work? IAnswer: New Adult works for me!)
I am thrilled to announce two major projects are in the works, the first of which is a re-release of Change of Season. Initially released in 2012, the story of Autumn Brody’s struggle to reconcile the horrors of her past with the paranormal danger of her present has been the project I have enjoyed most, and judging from reader response, I’d say the feeling is mutual.
Readers have also reached out to share what they wanted more of: more Miraj; more Andrew; more, in general. I, in turn, have mulled the discarded variations of certain scenes, and have found myself fonder of alternate takes.
In what I have jokingly called ‘The Director’s Cut’ of Change of Season, you can expect expanded scenes between key characters, alternate versions of certain moments, and shiny new cover art to coincide.
What this means: the current edition of Change of Season will soon become obsolete. If you’re a completist and have yet to purchase it (or purchase the digital/print edition), now would be the time.
To celebrate, I’m offering a 30% off coupon for the digital edition at Smashwords until December 21st, 2014. The book is available in all of your standard ebook formats. Use promo code ML56M at checkout!
As for the other major project… Expect an announcement in December. Keep an eye on the blog for teasers.