Okay, I really mean it this time.
Bloodbonded will go live on July 1, 2016.
My artist friend delivered the last map last weekend. I finished my listen-through this morning. I made a feeble attempt at formatting a Table of Contents this afternoon. I ran it through Calibre to generate various e-book files, and I sent it off to the pre-readers about twenty minutes ago.
As in DONE done.
I’m giving my pre-readers a few weeks to read and write reviews, and I’ll upload the final version so that it’s live on July 1.
In addition, I’ll be promoting and hyping this book over the next three weeks whenever I have time, so if you feel inclined, I’d love your help with shares and retweets.
Finally, in conjunction with the release of Bloodbonded, Ravenmarked will be 99 cents for the first several days of July. I haven’t decided exactly how long, but I’ll publicize that closer to July 1 as well.
This summer promises to be ridiculously busy, as usual, but I’m going to try to promote these two books as much as possible. As for writing, however… I’m going to take a little break from Taura. I need a vacation. My brain is so weary of this world that I’m going to take a little break from Taura and edit the first book of the dragon western series I wrote a few years ago. The book has been patiently sitting on my hard drive, along with a few random worldbuilding notes and half of a sequel. I just need a little palate cleansing from all the effort of getting Bloodbonded done, and I think the world of Hawthorn Hills is just the place to take a vacation. I’ll get back to the next book in The Taurin Chronicles in the fall.
For now, for tonight, I’m going to have a glass of wine and bask in the glory of an actual honest-to-goodness finished book.