Hello, hello, hello, Dear Readers. Happy Tuesday to you all.
I've kind of ruined the surprise with my today's blog title there, but just in case you didn't get the idea - I'm nipping in today to tell you that you can now pre-order the second book of The Name of the Blade Trilogy: Darkness Hidden on Amazon. I've looked at a few other sites, like Foyles, The Book Depo and WHSmiths, and it's not up on any of them yet, so if you *do* want to pre-order then Amazon is where it's at for the moment.
In related news, there's exciting stuff to do with the cover for this book coming up. Very, veeeery exciting stuff. I am sworn to secrecy and not even allowed to hint, but I will of course share more details the moment that I have the all clear.
I'm still hard at work on the final book in the trilogy; lots of moments of huge emotion and high drama and lots of me weeping all over my keyboard/notebook. I should have finished this book before Christmas last year, but obviously with everything that happened at the end of 2013 that was never going to happen. I'm well stuck into it though, and we don't anticipate that there'll be any delays with the release (so long as I can get my butt into gear).
Hopefully I'll be able to tell you the name for this third book fairly soon too. It's my favourite of all the trilogy titles and it's never changed. Initially I just kept it quiet because I thought it would be cool to be a little secretive about it, but as a result of keeping schtum for so long it's now become part of that big mystery about covers. I think there's going to be a big reveal, sort of thing, and all will become clear then.
By the way, I realised the other day that I normally do an end of year post, looking at resolutions made and kept throughout the past year, and then making some goals for the coming year. I totally missed the boat on that this time around, and am still not sure I can really face the first part of it. 2013 was, without a doubt, the worst year of my life. But maybe I can come up with some goals or resolutions for this year. I'll think about it, and if I can come up with anything coherant before the end of the month, we'll see.