|Say goodbye to the old cover!|
This will also mean the rest of the series will be put out as fast as I'm able. This will NOT mean rushing out sub-standard work in the space of a few months simply for the sake of having them out, even though I know many have been waiting impatiently for the second book as it is. I'll have deadlines for two contracted works and one for a self published short later in the year, so those must take priority. However, I hope to have Keir back out this year, in print and digital, with the sequel (which has already had considerable work done on it) out early next year. Book three should follow mid to late 2015. Books four and five are likely to be 2016, perhaps 2017. I also have a side story set between books one and two which I hope to have available in 2015.
Oddly enough, my initial five year plan had each book of the series releasing one a year from 2012, which would have seen the final book releasing in 2017. It might very well end up that the schedule I had to abandon back in 2013 will finally come to be true. The plan is a long term one because I intend to put as much, if not more effort into ensuring they're good quality work, and also because books four and five aren't complete yet. I also have other things in progress, such as the two recently contracted novellas, a third still out on submission, and other short stories in progress. Even if I never wrote another new thing I have enough work to keep me busy and releasing titles for the next three years. :)
So Keir will return, and you'll finally get the rest of the books in the series. Promise! Oh, I should also add that without the totally awesome skills and full support of my editor Dani Fine, I probably wouldn't be considering such a bold step as self publishing such a big series. Thank Dani!