Thursday, October 24, 2013

Seven Series: What's to come

So I've been receiving a lot of questions already about SEVEN YEARS, and since a couple of them are the same question, I thought it might be good to put it down in a blog post.

Q. How will the next books play out? Is it all about Lexi and Austin?
A:  I wrote Seven Years a smidge different than some of the paranormal romance series I follow. It's in first person, which is usually found in Urban Fantasy. However, I will follow PNR tradition in that this is not a continuing saga of Lexi's story. The series as a whole focuses on the Weston pack, and each book will focus on new characters.

Q: How many books will there be?
A: Seven. If I needed to, I could squeeze in another, but seven full-length novels are to follow.

Q: When is the next book coming out?
A: SIX MONTHS I'm targeting for early 2014, but it's too early to lock in a date

Unfortunately, I can't answer any questions regarding where the series is going and who the books will focus on. That will be for you to find out. What I will say is that it's been so much fun writing a series that feels so separate from Mageri, and yet connected. Same Mageri universe with Breeds, but fresh new characters and also a paranormal romance. I've written another paranormal romance series (unpublished), but it's in third person and the flow is much different - darker (Darker than even Mageri).

The world I've created is based on the idea of: What if immortals were real and lived in secret among us? This is the foundation, and it helps me write relatable characters that feel "real". My Shifters are regular people who live normal lives, except they have an ability. So this is a diversion from some of the shifter books out there, especially those that are more erotica than anything. I'm very focused on relationships, friendships, and the way lives intersect. Alpha isn't about being aggressive, but being a born leader.

I couldn't be happier with the initial success of the book. As it currently stands, the ranks are:


AMAZON
#450 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  • #9 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Werewolves & Shifters
  • #10 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal
  • #13 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban 
 BARNES & NOBLE
Sales rank: 149

Kobo just went live, so check out my BOOKS link on the top of my blog for all the retailer links.

Thanks to everyone who has been recommending, sharing, reviewing, and showing support for this new cast. There's a poll on my blog and I was very surprised to see who was in the LEAD. Wow. I love all my characters and I will say that he was a fave with my betas, so it's not a total surprise. I also enjoyed writing a book that focused on family, because with the Mageri series, it seems strangers are coming together to form that where in Seven Series, they're already solidified. Maizy was a breath of fresh air to add in and I love the dynamic of where Shifter and human worlds collide.

Underneath it all, it's about the characters. Lexi has residual feelings for someone she had a childhood crush on and is coming to terms with what he means to her now. This isn't an insta-love book for a reason. :-)

There is a contest running until the 28th on my Facebook page, so go check it out. And remember, the SEVEN YEARS BLOG TOUR BEGINS ON OCTOBER 28.  I also have the MAGIC AFTER DARK boxed set coming out on OCTOBER 28, so it's going to be a kickass Halloween!

If you have any questions, send them to me and I'll try to address in a future post. Welcome aboard to Seven.

Let the countdown begin.

2 comments:

  1. I LOVE Seven Years!!!!! I love that I was already invested in the Breed world and understood it. I LOVE the story...so full of depth and well-rounded! And I LOVE Lexi and Austin! Please write faster!

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    1. I think what's great is those who haven't read Mageri will still get it, although it is different than most Shifters novels and I wanted it that way (to approach it realistically). So glad you enjoyed it and are looking forward to more! Hope you have a chance to write a review. Happy reading!

      Dannika

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