Archive for August 1, 2014

The State of Things 8/1/14

Posted: August 1, 2014 by trudreamr in Book News

From Robin Woods, with love–

Bullet version:
1. The Fallen is being broken into two novels. (It was so big it broke in two. Ha)
2. I am adding over a 100 pages of content due to the split.
3. Part One will be released in late fall.  Part two, no more than six months later.
4. The covers for both novels will be released in September.
5. The first round of ARCs (Advanced Reader Copy) for Part One are out.
6. Once there are five more reviews on Amazon, an extra AND at least two chapters of The Fallen: Part One will be released.

Full explanation:

1. Well, I haven’t given everyone a true update in quite some time.  I have been busily working away on changes to The Fallen—not just edits.  After meeting with the publishing team multiple times, it was decided that The Fallen will be split into two novels (apparently, I couldn’t shut up).  The novel was already broken into two parts, so there was a natural break about 2/3rds of the way in.

2. What does this mean for you?  You will get MORE.  I will be adding around 100 pages (or more) in content.  Some of you will be jumping for joy because you will get a backstory of which I am asked about often.  I had been trying to smash everything into one book and consequently hadn’t been able to develop some elements that I would have like to.  Now, I can!  I am very excited.

3. Part one will still be released in fall.  You may be able to win a copy in early September.  There will NOT be a year wait for Part Two.  Yay!  My publisher would like to keep the release dates within six months or less.

4. I have had several messages asking about a cover.  Kyle Walker is currently working on it.  I have seen the concept design, and it is fantastic!  I can’t wait to see it either.  I don’t have a release date for the cover, but I have heard dates for late August and early September.  I will let you know when I know!

5. The first round of ARCs were delivered last week and have been given to select readers.  This is always when I bite my nails.  Then, of course, I bite them again when the novel is officially released.

6. When I reach 100 total reviews on Amazon, two items will be released.  An extra called “The Price.”  It is from Bowen’s point of view and takes place during the end of The Nexus.  (Something major went down, of which Ali was never aware…and Bowen has lied to her about something.)   In addition to the extra, at least two chapters of The Fallen: Part One will be released.  If you haven’t written a review, it would be much appreciated.  I am very thankful for all of the support I have received.

I hope everyone enjoys their last weeks of summer!