Quick blog today to share some exciting updates! First, book 2 in the Bloodline Alliance trilogy – Deceived – is underway for release when I had originally wanted. For all those wondering when, read on. However, I did hit a snag when the draft manuscript came back from the editor with some major developmental changes needed. Actually, they weren’t necessarily major changes but she picked up on several plot holes that made no sense and so these became major!
In the end, after a mammoth plotting session, I decided to rewrite the first half to really get the best out of the book. In reality the first third is completely new, the second third is heavily edited using the original draft and the last third has stayed mostly the same with tweaks here and there. I definitely could have published how it was, but I didn’t feel like I was doing myself justice. As it turns out, I have ended up loving what I’ve done.
Therefore, Deceived is now with a group of beta readers! Some of these betas actually beta read Hunted, or ARC read Hunted and so knew the background. They actively asked if they could participate again because they loved the first book! I can’t tell you how good this was to hear. Of course everyone wants to hear good things about their work! I know I’m still in early days and it can be hard work getting sales and those really important reviews, but this is such a validation and gives me so much motivation!
The book cover is also in progress currently going through revisions with the designer!
So without further ado, I suppose you’re wondering when is Deceived going to be released. I am not advertising this date on social media yet so if you’re reading this, you’re among the first to know! I have a planned release of March 5th (which also happens to be my best friend’s birthday so surely that’s got to be lucky?). It might be that I extend this by a week when setting up pre-orders with the hope of bringing it back should there be enough time. I’m trying to be flexible on this and not rush those last few stages.
>Currently with betas.
>Should get it back in time to have a couple of weeks to work on any changes/structural edits.
>The copy editor needs two weeks.
>I have a couple of weeks to go through those copy edits and format for ebook and paperback.
There you have it! No need to fear as book 2 is nearly here! Who’s excited to see where Kayla and Blake’s journey is taking them in the fast paced second instalment?
Here’s a teaser of what to expect from DECEIVED, book 2 in the Bloodline Alliance trilogy:
“Kayla’s magic is growing wilder and more uncontrollable day by day. The magic group after them want Blake’s head and her magic. A deception leads to heartbreak.”
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