Greetings, Champions! It has been a long time–I feel like I’m dusting everything off!
First item of greatest importance: Endings. The final King Arthur book is doing wonderful, and it’s nearing completion of the planned word count. Unfortunately, the characters insisted on adding a few extra side adventures, so the book is going to be longer than the initial word count I estimated. As such, no, I have no idea when I’m going to release it. It’s taking longer to write, so I doubt a February release is still possible, so I would recommend you prep yourself for a March release. (But hey, I was planning for it to be the length of two King Arthur books smashed together, and now its going to be even longer than that, so that’s something!)
Additionally, I’m not going to respond to emails/comments about Endings. I’m doing my best to splatter this information across my social media accounts so everyone sees it, but I’m getting 1-5 comments/questions a day about Endings, and answering them isn’t a good use of my time when I’m already behind due to my mischievous characters. (I’m blaming Lancelot. It’s his fault, he went off on a loop!)
I do have some fun news to share, though! The K. M. Shea Newsletter crew voted, and selected Red Rope of Fate as our Valentine’s Freebie for February 14 2017! Please mark your calendars and snag a free copy for yourself or a friend!
Finally, we have our annual Hero Poll! Vote for up to three of your favorite K. M. Shea heroes, but you can only cast your vote once, so choose carefully! Due to some comments last year, this year I designed the poll so each hero gets their own vote, instead of attempting to double up similar personalities. The poll closes February 20. I can’t wait to see who wins this year! (For historic reference, usually Friedrich, Asher & Aaron, Severin, and Arion rule the top.)
Because the hero list is sooo big, you’ll need to click here to go directly to the poll, Champions, as it otherwise breaks this post!
But wait, there’s more! Once the winning hero is picked, I’ll be holding the second half of my annual poll, in which you vote for the kind of hero you would most like to see in future books. Alexsei of Swan Lake was modeled after last year’s winner–the overlooked sweet/good guy, so I do take your votes seriously. In preparation for that poll, please shout out what kind of hero you would like to see in the comments below! (Keep your descriptions limited to a few words, like “alpha male” or “batman-esque” or “cute nerd,” etc.)
Thanks for reading, Champions! Have a lovely week!