We are pleased to announce the next Vigilante Magical Librarians book will be titled Booked for Kidnapping, and it will be available at all major retailers for $5.99 on September 7, 2021.
You can preorder now at Amazon. Other vendors will be available soon. (Within the next 72 hours.)
Before there is any panic that this is a preorder, the female felt it necessary to make sure her extended vacation (taken between May 2021 and August 2021) actually comes to an end. Basically, the female would totally lack any motivation to return to work after such a long time not working, so she has set up an insurance policy to make certain she returns to work.
Please note that preorder counts are how the female schedules what books are written when. She has no way of predicting how a book will behave once released. The preorders give her a good idea how many people are interested in the title/series, and she schedules based on those figures. Here is how the female will be handling the third book in the series, title withheld for the moment:
2,999 or below preorders will be the standard 12-18 month cycle for book three to come out.
3,000+ preorders will be 8-12 months for book three to come out.
Should the book list on USA Today, (roughly 5,500 US sales required opening week for a chance to list) the female will juggle her tentative schedule and complete book three in 6-8 months. (Honestly, if the book hits 5,000+ US sales in opening week, she’ll juggle the schedule and begin work on the third book immediately anyway. Cuz that sort of love deserves immediate reward.)
Why the 6 months minimum?
That’s how long these books take to write. Sorry. They can’t be magically produced faster than that. The female is experienced enough with how she writes books to be able to (generally) judge how long it will take, and the Vigilante Magical Librarians series just takes more time for her to write. Booked for Murder took six months, and she has no doubt Booked for Kidnapping will take equally long.
She’s already started Booked for Kidnapping, so she’ll be comfortably done with it by the start of her vacation unless she has epic brain farts. 2020 has been full of epic brain farts, so who knows. That’s her goal. She wants to be done with Booked for Kidnapping before vacation specifically so she can leisurely do whatever the heck she wants while on vacation. But if she’s not, she’ll be writing 200ish words a day on SOMETHING because if she doesn’t write during her vacation she will go MAD.
Note: this is basically 15 minutes a day just to keep into the habit of writing daily. Roll with it. It’s necessary.
No writing in a day makes the female bitchy. She needs to write. She just doesn’t need to write under pressure. But she needs to write. NEEDS to write. Needs it, precious.
After Booked for Kidnapping, preorders will be roughly three months long and set up when the book is completely finished. (There are a lot of background reasons this is necessary, including attempting to get audio and print production to fall in line with ebook release dates.)
Not all books will have audio versions. Basically… if the ebook version can’t pay for the audiobook version’s bills and still leave money for the rent, the book isn’t being produced in audio. We’re sorry, humans, but the bills must be paid, and she’s still carrying too much debt from previous audiobooks.
It is still smokey in Cupertino. The humidity is at 93%. Our normal humidity is 30-50%. Judging from the vast whining from the female, who abhors humidity, the world is ending, she is on the verge of death, and we are not impressed with her.
We aren’t discussing the coffee problem. She’d had two cups this week, both due to high amounts of pain and breathing difficulties due to smoke.
The coffee helps mitigate some of the smoke problems. It helps keep the airways open, a little like an inhaler but without the extra nasty blood pressure spike. The female can’t win. But at least this defeat involves indulgence.
The formerly white house next door needs a bath due to the smoke. If the female could fly, she would draw unicorns in the soot on the building’s walls.
We aren’t even lying.
Here is the description for Booked for Kidnapping, now that we are done our tangent:
Following the assassination of Senator Maybelle, widespread rioting and unrest transform the presidential campaign into a lethal circus. With protests raging over the new bill, the government scrambles to restore peace and order.
Armed with a probationary private investigation license, Janette and her friends race against time to prevent the next murder. On the surface, the motive for the killings seems simple enough: the senate bill, if passed, would transform the United States into a militant dictatorship.
As hostilities around the nation intensify and the pressure of the investigation strains Janette’s relationships with her family and friends, she learns loyalty only goes so far, friendships are as easily forged as they are broken, and justice means little to those determined to preserve their personal liberties.
But when a murder attempt turns into a kidnapping, she’s left with one choice:
Uncover the truth, or die trying.
But hooray! Amazon won the preorder race this time, so if you like reading on your kindle, you can preorder now.
Onto the book faire!
First, thank you to everyone who helped the female spread word about Booked for Murder and a Chip on Her Shoulder. You’re appreciated! As usual, please be aware that the female has not read these books, so handle them like you do every other book you might be interested in! Check those samples, and so on!
The faire will resume on Monday.
Day of Wishes and Wonder by Anne Stryker
Genre: Fantasy (Young Adult)
Strange and dark creatures have spun in my vision for as long as I can remember. How is it my fault the therapists can’t see them?
My biggest dream is to find a family and escape Leone’s Home for “Troubled Teens,” but people don’t want to adopt even the normal sixteen-year-olds. When my best friend lets on he’s part of the world that’s haunted me my whole life and says it’s time to return, I realize there’s more brewing than I could have imagined.
Alongside secrets and mysteries about my past, a fae prince appears, with a deadly promise. I want to resist, but his every touch brings back fractured memories of forbidden love and betrayal, which haunt me far more than the monsters ever did.
I know we’ve taken this path before…and it did not end well.
This book is available in the Kindle Unlimited library, and as such, it is only available at Amazon. $3.99.
Warnings: None that we are aware of.
Our thoughts: Cute cover! This kind of book isn’t up the female’s alley, but few young adult books are. We know a lot of our readers enjoy young adult titles, so we hope this catches somebody’s eye.
Carnival of Curses by Selina J. Eckert
Genre: Contemporary fantasy
Nell should have known better: kissing frogs will only get you cursed.
High school senior Nell is a pro at hiding what she wants, from her college plans to her feelings. She’s so used to her own lies that she thinks nothing of the one she tells the green boy at the county fair’s kissing booth. But a lie to the green boy is meant to ensnare humans just like her—and trap them in the Fae circus master’s carnival forever.
Alone and forgotten by everyone she knew, Nell has no choice but to find her place in this dangerous, magical new world. But the carnival is more than it seems, and the curse has ensnared many more than just Nell. With time running out before the carnival moves on, can Nell bring them all together to fight back against the dark magic of the Fae?
Or will Nell and her new friends serve the Fae forever?
This is not enrolled in the Kindle Unlimited library, but we don’t know if it’s available at other retailers. You can purchase Carnival of Curses at Amazon. $2.99.
Warnings: None that we are aware of.
Our thoughts: We really, really like this cover, especially the little frog with a crown. We are also easily amused. On a side note, frog is like weird chicken, but a lot harder to eat than chicken, so we’d rather just eat chicken.
The female wants the model’s hat.
Hell Hath No Fury by Cate Corvin
Genre: Paranormal (Reverse Harem)
Easy is the descent into Hell.
Especially when you embrace the darkness.
And it embraces you back.
Revenge is so close I can almost taste it.
Belial has brought me everything I wanted and more- he served me vengeance on a silver platter, along with his heart.
But my own faults have caused a rift between myself, Lucifer, and Azazel. If I want to destroy Satan and live happily ever after in Hell, hard choices must be made.
And when the Dragon himself takes something I hold dear, the choice is final: I must wield the Sword of Light once more, even at the risk of being burned alive.
I have no fear.
After all, Hell hath no fury like an angel scorned.
Warnings: 18+ subject matter. Reverse Harem. We recommend that you check the reviews on this one for personal preferences.
This book is available in Kindle Unlimited, and as such, it is only available on Amazon.
Our thoughts: Not our cup of tea for numerous reasons, but we really like the cover on this one. Yummy!! The colors, composition… just yummy. It’s the kind of book the female would buy in paperback just for the cover because the cover is pretty. (The female does not do this any more due to space limitations… but she probably would have grabbed this one just because of the cover.)
If reverse harems, angels, and demons are your cup of tea, this one might be for you.
We hope you all have a good day, humans. Stay safe!