That is what I am doing right now, a little dance. To date, The Prophecy has been my most challenging book to write. When it came to my very first book, Sacred Bloodlines, it flowed out of me as if it had been fighting to escape since I had been born. I penned it in two weeks (this does not include the 4 months of editing time it took to release this book). Book 2, Cursed, was a little slower because of distractions in my life at the time (the joys of motherhood), but still formulated rather easily for me.
Taking a brief break from the series I wrote a novella, named Ruination. It was slow going because I wrote it in the first person, but then hated it and had to rewrite everything. When that was fixed I assumed Book 3 of The Guardian series would be a piece of cake.
I always knew how the book would end, it was one of the first concepts to formulate, as I was outlining all the way back at book one. Just because you think you know a story doesn’t mean it won’t have surprises for you.
I had planned to release the third book in early September. As I wrote, a relationship developed in a different way than I had planned, Gabe took on personality traits as a man I had not expected him to. September came and went and book 3 was growing. I set my goal to be October instead, that would be acceptable I thought.
Suddenly the size of book 3 was of scary proportions compared to books 1 and 2. I looked for places I could cut but none of it was enough. That’s when I realized I needed to tweak the book and make it into book 3 and end on book 4. That’s right folks, there will be a 4th book in the series, that will be the ending of the series.
Book 3, The Prophecy, was meant to be the end, but The Guardians had different plans. In this book, we find Gabe after he has been hiding for five years, since he left Rampart. We discover the things that have molded him into the man he has become, good and bad. Even though Gabe thought he had escaped The Prophecy, things may not be as simple as he once thought.
Gabe is given a second and even a third chance at love. That choice will prove to be one of the most difficult in his life. Being alone could keep him safe, loving again could help him find what he once had, or does something greater have designs on him?
Just when Gabe thinks he might have it figured out though, he is given the most important duty in his life. If he succeeds it would mean a comfort he has never known and a joy he thought didn’t exist. If he fails it could mark the beginning of the end for all mankind.
I know, but it’s just how these folks seem to roll. Book 4, The Guardian’s Crown will be released in 2013, but no release date is yet confirmed, as I will also be introducing a new series before the release of The Guardians Book 4. That’s all top secret though, so more on that to come later.
For now, just know The Prophecy is in my editors hands, and when I am confident it is up to par for release to the public, I will confirm a release date. Soon though… very soon.