Random Updates

It has been a while since I have done a post like this, mostly because I haven’t found much that seemed interesting enough to bring up. The last few days did bring a few things to my attention that I thought I would share…

  • Fans of Alyssa Day will be happy to know that she will be returning to her Warriors of Poseidon world in the very near future. It has been almost 5 years since the last full book was published, and except for a couple of “theme” novellas (Halloween in Atlantis, Christmas in Atlantis), things have been pretty quiet. But starting this January, there will be a spin-off series featuring 12 new warriors-in-training – being led by Denal. This gives me a Black Dagger Legacy vibe, with the difference being that as of now, there is to be one story published every month. The Year of Atlantis books will be called January in Atlantis, February in Atlantis, etc.
  • I thought at first it was a case of titles changing, but it looks like there indeed be two Lords of the Underworld books heading our way in 2018. According to a recent Facebook update, Gena Showalter has announced that The Darkest Warrior will feature Puck and Gillian, and The Darkest Captive will be a 1001 Dark Nights release next December featuring Galen and Legion. And it sounds like there might be a new paranormal series in the works, too.
  • Jennifer Estep has big plans. It looks like she is heading into the world of self-pubbing, starting with a young adult spin-off of her Mythos Academy series. Bitter Frost is the title of the first book, and it will probably be hitting the shelves by the end of the year. And the Elemental Assassin series is also going indie starting with the next release, Venom in Her Veins (Spring 2018). If that isn’t enough, she also has an epic fantasy series in the works called Kill the Queen, which is scheduled for release next September.
  • I am…confused. Way confused. I remember from way back when that there were supposed to be 14 Chronicles of Nick books from Sherrilyn Kenyon, leading into Nick getting his own story in the main Dark-Hunter series. But as I was looking through Goodreads, it seems that the Chronicles of Nick portion of the world has wrapped up, and the next four stories to feature Nick will be classed as the Shadows of Fire series. And Nick is older with a son of his own, and the son is now the focus? And after that, there will be two books in what is being called the Shadowlands Rider series to wrap things up. Maybe? Or is Nick still destined to get a main series story, too? I have no clue, but this list does take us all the way through until 2023. Yeah. That. I am so grateful that I pulled the plug on this world a while back, because trying to keep track of that would melt my brain.

I do hope Alyssa Day can keep up to the one-a-month release schedule. The League of the Black Swan series died off leaving The Unforgiven in limbo. It was originally to be a 2014 release I believe, and then it was listed on and off until September 2016. Then nada. And my much anticipated third Tiger’s Eye Mystery book, Evil Eye, was supposed to be out summer 2016, which became fall 2016, which became January 2017, which became summer 2017…and now it is just coming soon. And unfortunately, with the new series, you can’t really get behind and publish February in Atlantis in June, right? I would love to see more regular releases from Alyssa, and I wish her much luck.

Which of these will you be picking up?

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11 thoughts on “Random Updates

  1. Dawn says:

    Actually, on Alyssa Day’s website (and I thought it was in one of her more recent newsletters as well), she has a third League of the Black Swan story listed as “coming soon”, called The Treasured. However, it states it is free to newsletter subscribers only, so who knows how long it’ll be before it actually sees the light of day.

    And I agree with how crazy Kenyon’s series has gotten. I find I still WANT to read them, as I love how into the mythology she gets, but not being able to follow every thread, and figure out how the sub-series cross over or fit in drives me nuts.

    • kaleigha says:

      I did see The Treasured listed yesterday for the first time when I was doing my reading for the post, but it didn’t quite register with me since, like you say, it could be a while before anyone gets their hands on it.

      The trying to keep track of the overall reading order of the entire Dark-Hunterverse would probably make my brain explode. Literally.

    • Redbutterfly says:

      Kenyon’s series order drives me nuts too, and it’s the reason why I still haven’t read the series, I even tried to start it – I read Fantasy Lover and loved it and I love The League series (still not up to date *ugh*) – but every time I’m like: “Where the hell the Chronicles of Nick books fit in the Dark-Hunter timeline. Should I read it before, after or together?”. Really my OCD can’t copy with it.

      • kaleigha says:

        Yes…so much this. I made it just up to Acheron’s book before I surrendered, but trying to keep what to read when straight was eeeevil. I really enjoyed The League books I read, too, but on both series I just found the endless torture and abuse of absolutely everyone got old. Not one of them ever seemed to catch a break.

  2. cheryl says:

    Alyssa Day’s Tiger Eye series is a favorite and I am so disappointed that a new one hasn’t come out. I try to stay loyal to favorite authors but their are several (which one is too many) that are teetering on the edge of don’t bother following them anymore list.
    C..L. Wilson is another whose time between books drive you crazy.
    I am of the firm belief that if you want to keep a following… years between books is not the way to build a fan base. There are too many authors out there to grab your attention and money… not that it is easy to find new authors that so astound you that you have to get anything they write.

    • kaleigha says:

      I do love me the Tiger’s Eye stories – I dropped the Warriors of Poseidon, but I love Jack’s spin off. I don’t have any other series I follow like it, either – sort of a cozy paranormal mystery, I guess? I am still holding on, but the wait is hard.

      I dropped C.L. Wilson I think on the third book of the Tairen Soul series (which I really liked), just because of the monster pushbacks. I can understand things happening and you have to delay a book – crap happens – but when it was over and over again, for years, for EVERY SINGLE BOOK? Nope. Especially the last-minute changes where the book suddenly just becomes “unavailable” and release date goes into limbo, those make me crazy.

    • Redbutterfly says:

      The only reason I still follow Alyssa Day and C..L. Wilson is because they both suffer from mental illness and it is the main reason why their books keep being pushed back because if it wasn’t for it I would have dropped them. The wait between books kills me.

      • kaleigha says:

        Yeah, and that has to make things hard. Real life stuff always comes first, but the wait doesn’t get any easier. It is too bad, because it has to make making a living at writing difficult.

  3. Lidy says:

    I’m glad Gilly was paired with Puck. Actually, I’d glad if she were paired with anyone who isn’t William.

    SK’s series plan is crazy, right? (Did you know she self-published the last CON because her publisher messed with the date? I think it’s very cool from her). I understood her plans to mean that Cyprian will stay in the past, doing his best to manipulate teen Nick into becoming the Malachai (especially after the way the last book ended), then there’s these 2 books which features adult Nick/Malachai Nick, separating from the YA because she doesn’t want to be spammed by angry parents complaining of her characters having sex and their kids reading the books. So… 14 books in total.

  4. kaleigha says:

    Honestly? William and Gilly didn’t do it for me, either. I had nothing against Gilly at all, but she never seemed right for William for me. Can’t put my finger on why, but I was always hoping he got someone else. Not one of the harpys, either. Ugh for most of them.

    I get so, so mixed up with all the Nicks. Honestly, when I tapped out, there was CoN Nick Gauthier, then there was the Ambrose Nick from the future, then there was asshole Nick from the Dark-Hunter books. And the Malichi Nick was starting to be a thing, but I didn’t get into the whole Cyprian thing, so I am really lost.

    • Lidy says:

      I like Gilly, but I hate William. I’ve never found a character like him (arrogant, womanizing jerk) so loathsome, but I do him. Go figure.

      “I get so, so mixed up with all the Nicks. Honestly, when I tapped out, there was CoN Nick Gauthier, then there was the Ambrose Nick from the future, then there was asshole Nick from the Dark-Hunter books”
      Yes. Part of the confusion is because… they’re all Nick (I thought I was the only one who thinks he’s an asshole in DH LOL). The Cyprian thing came literally out of nowhere, just like the reveal about Xev and, in DH, who Braith is. It’s almost like SK is trying to downplay some facts, such as Cyprian’s mother’s identity.

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