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Jim’s Parents

 

If you recall from YOU SLEIGH ME there was a mingling of minds with dragons, vamps, and polters all meeting and promising help for the two biggest problems facing the Otherworld (the vampire thanes and the dragons’ issue with the evil Xavier).

The next Otherworld Adventure will be out in July, and furthers the issues with both thanes and Xavier, but more importantly, introduces Jim’s parents. THE GARDEN OF OKAY AND MEH will bring back a handful of dragons (and Jim), vampires, and polters, as well as a few new characters.

Updated Printable Booklist!

I’ve updated the PRINTABLE BOOK LIST with two of the new releases not yet out (and also tidied up the list in general), so if you are wondering if you’re missing a book–or what order they can be read in–you’ll have all the info you need.

Happy Emily To You All!

After (literally) twenty years, Emily has returned with an update not only on her life now that she’s a thirty-something, but also provides a look at Iain and Kathie (from MEN IN KILTS), and Amy and Corbin (from BLOW ME DOWN), as well as my favorite, Emily’s dad Brother.

Catch them all in TELL THEM EMILY SENT YOU.

Drake, Drake’s history, Drake and Aisling, Drake and Jim…just Drake.

DRAGON REVISITED releases today, and that means all things Drake is now available for purchase and request via libraries (and if your book budget is blown this month, please ask your local library to get a copy for you!).

With the launch of my new online store at katiemacalisterbooks.com, you can get the EXCLUSIVE (to the store) version of DRAGON REVISITED that includes Jim’s short story, BECOMING EFFRIJIM, which is NOT currently available anywhere else.

If you didn’t get Jim’s story free via the newsletter, you may want to pick up the exclusive bonus version of DRAGON REVISITED at the shop. Otherwise, you have to wait for my new forum software (which is currently making me insane).

Changes

So, let’s talk about change. Many people dislike change because…well, who knows if the change will turn out for the best?

I’ve been hesitant for the last two years to make major changes to my business model, but I’ve finally decided to stop fearing the worst, and instead view change as an adventure. Will the changes I have planned thrill everyone to bits and pieces, or will you all glare at me and mutter rude things in Latin? We won’t know until we try, right?

What’s the big deal, you’re wondering? It’s two-fold:

  • a new online store (no more Etsy shop) that sells both e-books and print books
  • an exclusive reader group on my website

Why a new shop? I’m trying to improve my readers’ experience by offering special sales, discounts, bundles, and exclusive items not available anywhere else. I can’t do most of that on Amazon, Apple, B&N, Kobo, etc. and STILL make sure the reader–you–has the best time possible. The new shop is in the process of being created, but once it’s live, I’ll let you know.

On to the exclusive reader group…if you’re looking at that and murmuring to yourself, “She’s finally getting that forum going,” you are absolutely correct! I have been dying to talk to everyone about the books, specifically Jim and Drake’s stories.

Do you want to talk about Jim’s parents? I sure do, because I’m seriously thinking about writing a story for them.
How about chatting about the Easter eggs in Jim’s story, Aisling’s connection to Jim’s bestie, his dealings with certain power-suit-wearing demon lords, and so many other things!
We can’t do that on Facebook without potentially spoiling the story for others, but we can make special spoiler discussions in the new reader group.

Like the shop, it’s still in the process of being created, but my goal is to have it up and functioning in a week. Fingers crossed that happens, because I have SO MUCH TO SAY about Jim. And Drake. And how Jim’s dad has a tie to…but no, I’ll save that talk for when the reader group is up. I hope you join me in embracing these changes. It’ll be less scary together, right?

Get Finch in your earballs!

AXEGATE WALK is out on audio at last! I’ve already downloaded my copy (I use Chirp these days for audiobooks), and can’t wait to fling myself into Elizabeth Russell’s narration of the tale of Finch, Tat, and my new fave beings, the Municple Entity.

You Sleigh Me out on audio!

I’m tickled pink to announce that the YOU SLEIGH ME COLLECTION (with both You Sleigh Me and Desperately Seeking Vampire) is now available in audio form. Huzzah! The narrator is Cassandra Campbell, and you can dip your ears into a sneak peek here.

The First of the Vampire Infographics

Because the Dark Ones series is being arranged into new, tidier series listings, I’m in the process of creating infographics that show people how to move through the books, how they’re connected, and what order they should be read in.

Here’s the first lovely graphic (to view it larger or save it, grab it here).

Wonkiness on the Website

If you notice odd things happening around and near the Fireborn books, you can rest assured that it’s not you. The series rights were recently returned to me, and I’m in the process of uploading the books with their new gorgeous covers everywhere, so your patience while the books go live is much appreciated. Print versions with their alternate, equally gorgeous covers are coming soon.

Changes!

Those of you with sharp eyes will have noticed some big changes in the books menu–I’ve been in the process of segmenting my longer series into groups that make sense based on the storyline. Since I know change is often confusing, fear not! I will be walking everyone through the changes in the series titles with fancy graphics, and easy explanations. Stay tuned for more!

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