I thought I had another day to get my Reading Radar post set up... LOL! I lost track of my days. I was going to see about putting one together quickly this morning, but as I looked over the blogs for the last months I realized I forgot to make an announcement.
So today's post is about Releasing Chaos, the final book in the Sumeria's Sons series. The release date is Wednesday, August 2. I'm both happy and sad that the series is coming to an end. Twin Flames was the first book I submitted to a publisher. It and it's characters hold a very special place in my heart. I keep telling myself it'll be okay because I do plan a couple of spinoffs, Sumeria's Magi and Sumeria's Children, where I'll be able to revisit Tristan, Ushna, and Brian even if only on the periphery. :-)
As with all my other work, I worry whether others will enjoy the story. But with Releasing Chaos I did a couple of things that I've never done before and that makes me more nervous than normal.
With the series written in first person, originally only with Tristan's point of view, the closer I got to the end the more I realized I had been shortsighted. The last two books I added other much-needed point of views. In Dragon's Eye, Ushna and Brian were added, but when I attempted to write Releasing Chaos from only those three points of view I ran into a lot of problems because a good portion of the story wasn't being told.
Needless to say, it took a little longer to write than what I had anticipated. I can't say that I was happy at first to add other POV's. Everyone was seen from Tristan's point of view, giving only an outsider's perception into the other characters. And since it was written in first person, changing it to third person for the last volume wasn't an option. So, I had to write these other points of view in first person. I admit I struggled with that a little bit. Yes, I knew who they were and their motivation, but writing in first, person, for me at least, is very intimate. So I had to get closer to them to understand who they really were in order to tell their story, in essence, show you who they were. I hope I did a good job.
I should be getting edits soon, and I know it's going to be a nightmare. (I peeked at what I submitted and started picking it apart myself so I know there's a ton of issues.) Between that and the half dozen to twelve flash fiction pieces that I intend on writing for the release/blog tour for the book, I'm going to be a bit busy. Which also means that unless I spend a day geting together my Saturday post, a few of those might be missing between now and August 2 LOL! I might have to spend a day or two writing several and getting them scheduled so that I don't have to worry about it.
That's it! Releasing Chaos can be preordered on the publisher's website, Less Than Three Press. (To have a look, just click on the title below.) It won't hit the third party distributors until release day.
Title: Releasing Chaos
Series: Sumeria's Sons, 6
Categories: Gay / Paranormal / Poly / Urban Fantasy
Word Count: 132k
Tristan has vowed to care for his ex-Flame, Theo Sullivan, who is doomed to forget more and more with each use of his new ability. When not dealing with his stubborn ex, Tristan must free the warriors stolen by the government and devise a trap for Inanna.
And that's only the start of the challenges, and everything that can still go wrong.
Thank you for stopping by and reading!!