Sleeping Beauty is now available for pre-order! It’s still launching on December 15, so we’ve just a bit over a week to wait. Additionally, Red Rope of Fate is now available in paperback. Woohoo–just in time for Christmas!
In the meantime I’m trying to get my schedule figured out for next year. In 2016 I edited a lot, and I still have to edit Rumpelstiltskin and Wild Swans so I’m not done yet. Still, I’m hopeful next year I’ll be able to produce more books as I won’t have as many editing projects. (This year I edited Red Rope, Beauty and the Beast, and Cinderella–and I’m hoping to still cram Rumpelstiltskin in here.)
The Snow Queen Anthology is just about done–so that’s a relief to check off! (Note: If you want PDF copies of the shorts grab ’em now! When the anthology goes up I’ll have to yank the majority of them off the site due to Amazon rules.) And I already have the Sleeping Beauty shorts finished as well!
While I muse over my goals, I hope you all are doing well! I can’t wait to talk Sleeping Beauty with you! (Isaia is my attempt to overthrow Stil from his position as reigning champion of ‘Most Popular Hero,’ but while he’s just as sweet as Stil he is far quieter, so it’s up in the air at this point!) Thanks for reading, and have a lovely day!
Kenzie R. says
Stil remains ruling hero! Sorry! I just finished Sleeping Beauty and Isaia is very sweet and adorable, however, he reminded me of Shang from Mulan. Honorable to the point of borderline idiocy. My personal favorite part about Stil is that he has a complete and utter disregard for rules. He, like Angelique, does what he feels is right, even if that mean facing down a king (This is also one of the reasons Briar has become one of my favorite Heroines). I also love his humor. This should by no means should imply that I don’t like Isaia! He is definitely up there on my list of favorites, after Stil, Farrin, and Severin. Honestly, there isn’t one of your heroes that I don’t like. Nobody likes Lucien of Loire, but he doesn’t really count. Was so thrilled to read the new book! Can you tell us what fairytale your next book is based on?
Kenzie, did you stay up and buy the book at midnight (I almost did!)?
I have to agree with you, Severin is one of my favorites.
Okay, now I have to go finish all my schoolwork so I can buy Sleeping Beauty…
Oohhh, you have excellent self control–I commend you! Also I’m glad you like Severin–I probably like Severin more than I like Stil, but that’s mostly because I’m a bit like Elle and I enjoy picking on him. 😀
Kenzie R. says
No…. I woke up @ 5 and started reading then.
AH-HAH! I just about highlighted the spot where you mentioned Stil’s disregard for rules–I’ve been attacking this all from the personality perspective, I never pondered much about the protagonists’ attitudes! Thanks for the food for thought!
Anyway, I’m glad you do like Isaia, and Briar! (I love Briar’s spitfire attitude, but I was dreading to find out what readers would think of her as a result.)
I completely agree here with Isaia, I didn’t hate him at all, but he took the loyalty thing a little to far at some points. So, no, he didn’t de-thrown Stil. Stil, Farrin, and Severin are also my favorites, in that order (I think.) Briar is one of my favorite heroines and I loved the supporting characters, (especially Firra and Donaigh!) and I was just so giddy seeing the other characters make cameos in the book. (For some reason I laughed so hard when the man in the forest was Johann) I stayed up ’til midnight to get it, went to sleep around three, then started reading again once I woke up. What can I say? I’m obsessed.
Ok, I admit I was not really too excited about this because it is standing in the way of the final King Arthur book (I mean it’s had to have been at least 2 years!), but a hero that can beat Stil? You’re setting the bar VERY high. Might just be able to hold me over until my book is released ;).
Your comment got a big laugh out of me–I’m impressed you’re that enthusiastic about King Arthurs! And I’m hopeful Isaia will beat Stil. Isaia is incredibly sweet and doggedly loyal, but Stil has the edge when it comes to humor and peppiness, so I’ll be watching closely to see what everyone thinks! (If Stil remains on top it will help me further nail down what everyone loves about him. I always assumed it was that he’s so sweet, but it just might end up being his dorky humor.)
Either way, just a few more days now! 😀
Gia Vaira says
I don’t know if anyone can beat Stil. He is pretty awesome.
I like Stil a lot too–his dorky sense of humor was so much fun to write! But in all truthfulness, I’ve used my last three heroes (Isaia of Sleeping Beauty included) to try and narrow down what attribute makes Stil the favorite. I thought it was perhaps his passion for Gemma, so I wrote Farrin. (Farrin, at his core, is all passion!) He didn’t beat Stil, but he was well received. So I thought perhaps it was Stil’s emotional intelligence and his ability to understand Gemma, and wrote Alexsei. (Alexsei is very astute and observant, and has a quirky humor like Stil.) I feel like he came closer, but he still did not dethrone Stil. (Though I suppose we’ll have to wait until the annual survey in January to find out for sure.) So now I’ve created Isaia–who is more self-sacrificing and sweet. We’ll have to see what happens!
(Though it’s starting to occur to me that it might not be any particular personality trait of Stil’s, but that he’s a mage and does all sorts of interesting things as a result…)
Or, it could be a combination of all those things that makes Stil so awesome.
Arletta Miller says
I’m so looking forward to Sleeping Beauty and the Snow Queen Anthology, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the edits you’ve made to Red Rope of Fate and Beauty and the Beast. When can we expect the updated Cinderella and the Colonel?
The updated C&C should be in ebook format by February, but the paperback is a little more wishy-washy because it also depends on my formatter’s schedule. (Usually November through January are pretty busy for them, so it takes a lot longer to get the formatting done.)
Es Irene says
Thank goodness it’s almost time! I’m really looking forward to another timeless fairytale! ☺️
That’s great to hear! I really hope you like Sleeping Beauty–I got a chance to bring back a few old pals from previous fairy tale books between the actual story and the extras. 😀
I am so excited! Only eight more days. 🙂 What inspired you to choose Sleeping Beauty? (Just curious)
It all comes down to the timeline! I have–set in stone–several remaining fairy tales that I have to write before the finale of the series. Sleeping Beauty was one of the remaining ones left, and I’ve been wanting to tackle it for a long time, so I settled on it for this December! 🙂