Sorry for the silence lately! RL/day job getting in the way of the fun stuff, as always. Plus I think I must have been linked on some kind of busy forum/website/Tumblr/whatever because the volume of emails I’ve been getting lately is staggering, I mean to the point that even if I did nothing but reply to them for days on end I wouldn’t get through them. So hopefully if you’ve emailed me and not had a reply you’ll see this: I truly am sorry, it’s just been a total avalanche! I’m writing an FAQ page which should hopefully address most of the questions people have been asking, and I’ll do my best to reply personally to whatever doesn’t get covered there.
The main thing seems to be “get your shit together and re-release the Stockholm Syndrome books” (understandably, since I keep sailing past my own deadlines) so I’m happy to announce that EBOOKS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AGAIN TOMORROW. Because it’s Valentine’s Day, and I can’t resist that link. Paperbacks will follow very shortly, I’m just looking at some alternative options to Lulu and the possibility of a small print run rather than print on demand, which should lower the price a bit. I totally recommend the paperbacks over the e-books, by the way – less profit for me, but who cares? The new covers, by designer Rosamund Berdann, are beautiful and deserve to be real solid things you can hold in your hands – but obviously they’re all going to be available in EPUB, MOBI and PDF formats as well for convenience.
Follow me on Twitter @Knightrrrider for release updates (fair warning: all I really do is wail about McFly and have bum bants with John because we’re 12), or check back on my e-books page tomorrow for purchase links.
The reason it’s taken forever and a day to get these things ready is that every time I thought I was done I totally changed my mind and had to start over. I pretty much know these stories by heart now, I’ve been staring at them for so long. I honestly intended to edit down the length, especially of the first one, and try to get a better balance of plot/interminable sex scenes, but even when I ended up with (undoubtedly) a better, tighter story it just didn’t feel the same. It was a story, it wasn’t their story, or mine. So I suppose this is another fair warning: if you’ve been waiting for half the book to be cut away, I’m afraid that hasn’t happened. (I’ve cut out a few chapters, but then I’ve added some of the short stories into the main books as well so… oops?) I’ve just kind of got used to the fact that this rambling messed-up story is never going to please everyone, but the people who do like it are really really into it exactly as it is, and that sort of feels more important. I’m thrilled there’s still so much love for it six years after I wrote it, and that people are finding it even now. Thank you for the endless cheerleading, and the endless patience!
Also please read Captured Shadows because that’s actually a good story and it’s very short and nobody wants to know :P I’m going to make the e-books free for today and tomorrow only: get it here.