I’m posting this here so that people can discuss the books without spoiling people who haven’t read them yet. I am currently otherwise working on page proofs for War, due back the morning of the 28th of February, and the next Cast novel, which… has no title, but is the book that follows Cast in Oblivion. I will probably (hopefully!) finish it on my writing retreat in Brisbane, Australia. ETA: In general, authors and readers do not discuss reader reactions to books. We never comment on reviews. We don’t enter reader-spaces (like goodreads, etc.) because those are reader spaces, and in those spaces, readers should feel free to say whatever they want without fear of author anger or tears. We are all passionate about books. … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: February 2019
It’s been three and three quarter years since the publication of Oracle, the sixth book in The House War series in hardcover. Today, on February 19, 2019, book seven, Firstborn, has been released into the wild, dressed to go out in style in a cover by Jody Lee. It is available in audiobook format from audible.com (apparently an audible.com exclusive, judging by the banner across the cover). It is available in hardcover and as an ebook. (It is available as an ebook in Australia.) I am both excited and nervous.
I know that Firstborn hasn’t yet been released — less than a week to go! — but I really had to share this. I love this cover. I love the art. Jody Lee did this before the cover for Firstborn, because she had the whole messy book from which to work. And when we decided to split the book, she had to come up with a cover for Firstborn because this cover would not work for Firstborn; it’s the end of book/series cover. I love it, did I mention? ETA: WAR is, according to the internet, coming on 18 June, 2019. In miscellaneous things I don’t love: the dentist. I mean, my dentist is a lovely man, and I’ve been going to his office since I was six — but today, I will be going to his office for a protracted … Continue reading
ETA: Firstborn will be available in ebook and hardcover on the 19th of February, 2019. This is a hectic release month, the first time I have ever had two books published at essentially the same time. No, this was not particularly smart on my part, but I didn’t want to push either book back a month. It’s been three and three quarter years since the last West novel was published, and in the main, as a reader, I don’t care if two books I want are published in the same month. My pocketbook might whine a little, but I am gleeful, because that’s just the way I am as a reader. Of other people’s books. Most authors can’t read their own books as if they’re readers, sadly. I posted the prologue last year … Continue reading