It’s not much of a surprise, since I already mentioned that this was the piece I worked on for NaNoWriMo, but I have a brand new title that I’m going to be releasing in early 2017!
It’s called The Exile’s Memoirs, and it’ll be a blog/Kindle exclusive.
This novella is centered in the same universe as Spellbound, but in a completely different time period. While Spellbound is the story of Bella Sanchez’s adventures through Vista, The Exile’s Memoirs is the tale of her father Joseph.
Joseph was a common Vistian, until he collected the spells known to Mages and wrote them in a comprehensive book. Afterwards, he became a has-been, a visionary, and a businessman. That, in turn, failed him as well and he sought refuge on Earth where he met the love of his life and chose to exile himself. The rest, of course, is history.
I wasn’t sure if I would release this before or alongside Spellbound itself, but after some deliberation, I think this would be a great way to gauge and create interest in the series while also building the setting without giving too much away all at once.
Already, the reviews are pouring in:
“That was so sweet… now I have diabetes.”
– my friend Bethany
“Yeah, I liked it.”
– my friend Kelly, after being asked whether or not he liked the first chapter
“I love magic and mystery. Exiles have been cool since, like, Robin Hood.”
– my coworker Britton
As you can see, the hype is very real.
I’m shooting for a release in March! February, if I get a good jump on this. (But I mean, honestly, when have I been known to do that? Half the creative process is procrastination.)
It will also be totally free to read. Because I love you and I want you to love my little world.