In good news, Blood Bound is currently 52,300 words long. It is a good length novel. The female is having much fun.
In bad news, Blood Bound is feral, it releases in late January, and as such, she’s going to just have to commit to two novels because all of the things that she wants to do cannot be accomplished by 100,000 words.
What a pity.
The female is so sad about this. Honestly, she doesn’t even care about the preorder counts at this point. She loves Blood Bound. If she could write for 500,000 words, at this point, she probably would.
You poor humans will just have to deal with her unreasonable love of Pepper and Emerick. Unlike her normal writing procedures, I’m concerned she won’t actually stop writing once she finds a nice place to end book one. At current, the brood master is currently enjoying the upper hand.
There was some confetti. There was also glitter. He is absolutely not sorry. He is, in fact, gleeful. He enjoys pushing Pepper’s buttons.
She likes order.
Glitter is anything but order.
He knows this.
And so it goes.
In case you haven’t been able to tell, there will either be a murder or a marriage.
Such a pity.
The book has been a quarter edited so far, as the female sends to her editor in chunks. It is the curse of the deadlines. But, it is working, and all of the staff, for the most part, is happy.
Typos were found post upload in Steel Heart. Typos have been fixed. New upload will be made Christmas morning. We’re sorry about that, humans.
(The female has been working through a migraine. One that started Friday sometime. Days are hard. She no longer knows what day it is. She probably has to do laundry. Tomorrow might be a work day. Hopes migraine is gone by tomorrow.)
Few words were written today, but some were written, and some is better than none.
Migraine led to glitter and confetti, but upon close second thought, she is enjoying the migraine-brain inclusion, and it will have good mileage within the book.
It adds depth to Mr. Broody Vampire Brood Master McSexyPants.
Of course, the only thing Pepper wants to do with his pants is remove them, but she is a young, hot-blooded American woman, and he’s delicious.
So far, his pants have not been shredded or removed. We have hopes she will either a: seek therapy b: remove his pants or c: prance around until he removes his pants. Really, watching this female book character? It’s sad, humans.
Hopefully, the vampires will be sensible about the removal of pants.
Wait. What? It’s not that sort of book? Bah humbug.
Stupid female human.
Tomorrow, we are hoping the female’s migraine is at least controlled enough she can work, or the early part of January will be terrifying and stressful.
Some random things upcoming:
Female will be loading in preorders for everything that has preorders to wide vendors over the holidays. There will be a post to links of things that have not had links sometime over the holidays. (Cold Flame, in particular, will be made available at all vendors for preorder.)
Newsletter will go out on Christmas. If you miss it, check out the page. A link will be posted to it sometime after it is sent out to subscribers.
Here is a random unedited snippet stolen from Blood Bound:
“Ben is incapable of admitting fear of anything, especially a woman who is a lawyer and a vampire capable of ripping his head off and drinking him dry.”
“Has Ben done something to justify that?”
“Then Ben is safe.” I shook my head and turned my attention to the box filled with new laws dealing with vampires. “Would you please bring me a cup of coffee while I get to work on this?”
“You do realize I’m the master of this brood, right?”
“Yes, that’s why I asked you to bring the coffee. Why settle for anything other than the best?”
In case you missed it all of the other times before I have forced this upon your poor persons, you can preorder Blood Bound at the following vendors: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Apple Books | Kobo | Google Play
Here are some pictures of our majesty for your amusement: