So, Not Happening?

I have been diligently keeping an eye out for any info on Munro, the next Immortals After Dark book from Kresley Cole, which had been announced way back in December as a May 28th release. Well, to be fair, it was a tentative release date. A few of you have been emailing me to see if I had news, but there hasn’t been a peep about anything. Cover. Blurb. Pre-order links. Nada.

Well, I did see something change today, and not so much for the better. Goodreads has been listing it as a May 28th release for some time – but that has now changed to just 2019. I had a feeling that we wouldn’t be getting this one on time – I mean, it still could happen, but May 28th is only just a little over three weeks away, so you figure there would be a little hint of something. But nope. Unfortunately, IAD has dropped way, way down my list of favorite series over the years. I mean, for a long, long time it was probably my #1 most loved series, but now I am at the “if it comes, great – if not, that’s ok too” stage. Will I pick it up? Sure. Am I excited? Eh.

So, are you still holding out hope for Munro this month? Have any of you heard anything about it?

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15 thoughts on “So, Not Happening?

  1. Shera (Book Whispers) says:

    Thing is the series never got bad for me or that I lost interest. Well . . . maybe I’ve lost interest now. Because there is one thing I loath and that is being constantly teased with no hint of when a book will come out next. Which is the sad reality of most of my favorite authors who had to go self pub.

    Part of me is waiting for Cole to say she’s done and moving on. Though I think it’s just a matter of her having the freedom to work on it however long she wants.

    My issue is I haven’t even bothered reading the last 2 releases because I have very little faith of the next releases or if the series will ever wrap up. I’ve waited decades for certain authors to release books and I’m pretty patient. However, I’ve also gotten to a point where I don’t like to be teased. If an author’s publishing patterns are pretty shoddy I won’t even start the series anymore.

  2. Steph says:

    Oh man me too. It was my all time favorite and now I’m in the who cares stage. I might pick it up so I guess that means I don’t mind if it comes out or not 0_o I’m just over these series in general. I’m to the point where if I think/know a series is going to be long I don’t even mess with it. To many series that has been dragged out and has let me down. Usually they get pushed out later and you would think with the extra time they’d be amazing but end up duds. I’m over it. There is one series I’m going to catch up on this summer while waiting to take my state boards that I’ve had to lay down last year or so because of nursing school. That’s Nalini Singh Archangel Series. I’m pretty sure those will be well worth the wait. KNOCK ON WOOD!! 🙂 Other than that I’ll probably wash my hands with everything else.

    • kaleigha says:

      Thanks! That is quite a push back, though – especially since it has already been, what, two years since the last book? That is going to push it to pretty close to three years between releases. Thanks for sharing, Marina.

    • Saba says:

      I have loved her latest books, Sweet Ruin and Wicked Abyss, so I hope she isn’t being held up by feeling like she needs to do more and more reviewing like one of your comments said!

      I don’t know if she’s having personal issues or what I just would like it if she’d *say* something. Maybe her agent could release a statement saying she isn’t writing right now don’t expect a book for 6 months or whatever. It’s the limbo that I think is kinda rude. I am still waiting on Robin McKinley to release the second part of Pegasus almost 20 years later so I understand sometimes authors simply won’t finish books or series for whatever reason. I just want an update lol

      • kaleigha says:

        Yes, totally. Just a quick word. Especially if an author has a history of being really active in social media for a long time, and then it just…stop. Like I always say, just a quick little update makes most people happy. For me, I spend a lot of time trying to hunt down and organize release dates, and it bugs me when authors makes that more difficult.

  3. cozenCozen says:

    Her website and newsletter still claim May 28, 2019, https://kresleycole.com/updates/
    She also claimed that she was working on a new paranormal series in her newsletter. I imagine that IAD, the last book in the Arcana Chronicles, and this new series she has been working on is causing the lack of releasing any new books. I know that her last book delayed was blamed on breaking her leg and unable to write. I guess the pain killers did a number one her ability to concentrate.

  4. Crystal says:

    Actually, when they drag it out too long (self publishing in particular), I tend to forget about them. If I haven’t subscribed to their newsletter, which I don’t for too many, then…

    The last couple weren’t so much duds as not really what we were looking for in a long-running series. It’s jarring when an author just introduces a new group of people out of the blue and centers the story on them. That was one reason I didn’t care for MacRieve. I know he was on the island but he was pretty much a face in the crowd there (judging from the cover, not really a face I wanted to see either. LOL!)

  5. azteclady says:

    I am saddened that the series seems to have…fizzled out. I understand she’s have had personal life issues that have gotten in the way for the last few years, but even before Sweet Ruin came out, I started to lose interest. I didn’t care for new, out-of-the-blue direction the series took. I wanted some closure for Nix, and that has basically been left to the side permanently now.

    If and when Munro comes out, I’ll probably get it, because I do want to see whether the series may go back to what hooked me, but frankly, I’m not holding my breath right now.

    (And let’s not even talk about the fact that the only non-heterosexual story was a novella rather than a full novel, because that’s a whole ‘nother issue for me)

  6. Janky_Dragon says:

    Aw, it’s so disheartening to see so many have lost interest but it makes sense. I still love the IAD and every single character we get out of it, I’ll take anything Cole gives. But I really dislike the complete radio silence. I feel like we deserve an update of some kind, even if it’s just to say “Sorry but no book this month! Don’t know when!” At least that shows someone is thinking of us readers out here waiting. I’ll be pretty legit heartbroken if this series just kinda fades out.

    • kaleigha says:

      It is…and if you had asked me a few years ago if I would ever be in that group, I straight up would’ve laughed at you. Makes me sad. It is the lack of info that gets me, really. I honestly don’t expect every detail, but months and months with no info at all gets old. Like you say, even just a brief update shows some interest.

  7. lizbetann says:

    FWIW, her newsletter finally dropped at said: Munro? Not this month. When? Dunno.

    “So I wanted to give you guys an update on MUNRO. Unfortunately, we’ve had to push the release date back. I will post a pub date and pre-order links as soon as I have them. Until then, I appreciate your patience and support so much!”

    IAD is honestly my favorite series, and several of the most recently published books have been my favorite books of the series — Dark Skye, MacRieve, Wicked Abyss. I think I like them for the reasons a lot of people don’t — they are so problematic that they require a lot of work to dig into. They challenge me. Also they’re hot. 😀

    • kaleigha says:

      Thanks for the heads up. I was just going to do my nightly hunt for info on it, so you saved me some time. Much appreciated!

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