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Just wanted to let everyone know that I finally finished Drums of Rain and it is off to the publisher with a release date of August. The good – or bad news, depending on how you look at it, is that the original idea of a trilogy is out the window! I could not fit the story into three books no matter how I tried. This entire thing seems to have a life of its own and it doesn’t listen to a thing I say!!!
Anyway, at least four parts now. The story line just keeps growing…

I have to apologize to my readers. I had the full intention of getting to work on “The Emperor’s Wolf” sequel directly after I finished “A Blessing of Rain”, but that has not happened. Instead I couldn’t stop writing the second book in the Rain series, something I have never done before. I don’t do sequels directly after a book is released. I usually need some time to get back to the story after having dealt with edits and just the process of getting a book finished.

Somehow, the Rain series is gripping me and not letting me go.

I just finished the second book. I literally wore myself into the ground to finish it in nineteen days. That’s ridiculous, just so you know. : P

Now I have already started the third installment.

I am beginning to think I am possessed. OK, more than normal. Whatever it is, it’s not letting go.

So all I can promise is that I will get to “The Emperor’s Wolf” sequel as soon as this craziness lets me go. If I survive. I think I have turned into the quintessential hunchback scribe of medieval times. I might never walk properly again…

I finally, after much struggling, finished another book, “A Blessing of Rain”, formerly tentatively titled “Drums in the Rain.”
This one fought me for a long time, and it feels quite different than my other stories, at least to me. It has not ended, but simply paused, and I am going to immediately work on the rest of the story. It just wouldn’t fit into one book no matter how I tried. Anyway, I am sending it off to the publisher tomorrow and will let you know how things progress!
Take Care
J.C.

The Winner of the Sequel Contest is – The Emperor’s Wolf!
Sorry, Sarah! A Siren’s Call sequel is in the works, I promise!! 😉
It was actually a fairly tight race…

Here is the final count:
Emperor’s Wolf – 15
The Falling – 11
Betrayal – 11
Siren’s Call – 12
Wings – 4
Dragon Forge – 1
Farfall – 3
The Darkest Hour –12
Ice Prince – 1
Soulseeker – 1
Taken – 1

Here are the latest numbers for the voting! Winner announced on Halloween. : )

Emperor’s Wolf – 15
The Falling – 9
Betrayal – 11
Siren’s Call – 11
Wings – 4
Dragon Forge – 1
Farfall – 3
The Darkest Hour –11
Ice Prince – 1
Soulseeker – 1
Taken – 1

Take Care
J.C.

So here are the latest numbers in the Sequel voting! Thanks so much for all the wonderful comments. : )
The announcement of the winner will be on Halloween, Oct. 31!
I get back to full time writing on September 1st, so my updates will be more regular…

Emperor’s Wolf – 12
The Falling – 8
Betrayal – 10
Siren’s Call – 9
Wings – 4
Dragon Forge – 1
Farfall – 2
The Darkest Hour –10
Ice Prince – 1
Soulseeker – 1

Ok, here are the current results of the voting for the sequel of this year. NO Gaven or Tarsus this time! Any of the others are possible. Not to mention surprise votes came in for “The Darkest Hour”, the short story under “Tidbits” on my site! I didn’t think anyone had even read it!!

Emperor’s Wolf – 11
The Falling – 7
Betrayal – 7
Siren’s Call – 9
Wings – 3
Dragon Forge – 1
Farfall – 1
The Darkest Hour – 8
Ice Prince – 1

So, I am a little late to be posting this, but here goes…
Just like last year, I am encouraging my readers to vote for the sequel you most want!
Last year, the Gaven series and Tarsus won, so they are NOT in the running this time.
All others are possible.
Also, I am only doing one sequel this year, as life is getting in the way!!
Can’t wait to find out the winner on October 31! My favorite day!

Take Care
J.C.

Loose ID closed

on May 13, 2018 in News from J.C. Comments Off on Loose ID closed

As most of you probably already know, Loose Id has closed. That means that Gaven, Gaven: The Bonding, Draconian Measures, The Emperor’s Wolf, and Wings, will temporarily be unavailable. They are going to be divided between Etopia Press and MLR, and hopefully will soon be re-released.
I would like to say how proud I am of the way Loose Id has done this closure, with good communication and honesty. What an obvious difference to Ellora’s Cave and All Romance and the debacle of their closure. Loose Id has demonstrated how it can and should be done.
I wish all their staff the best!! : )
Take Care
J.C.

Tarsus 2 Finished!

on February 22, 2018 in News from J.C. Comments Off on Tarsus 2 Finished!

Yay! Finished Tarsus 2 today. Will be sending it off to the publisher as soon as I go over it. That means both of the sequels that you voted for are done. Still waiting on word for when “Parting Truth” will be released. : )
Take Care
J.C.