Pre-order Chamber of Ghosts
Posted on April 8, 2013 (Subscribe to Blog)
Chamber of Ghosts is into its last few weeks of editing and is due for publication on April 24th.
Half my beta readers have already finished and provided feedback, while others should be done in the next couple of days. I've been correcting typos along the way as well as making alterations here and there. I have a few matters to put out for discussion with all the beta readers on April 11th, but so far the feedback has been positive and I don't see a lot of work ahead of me. It's hard to post any of those comments without giving anything away, so I won't even try.
There are a few things for me to deal with, and that's the entire point of having beta readers. As it happens, most of what was brought up was mentioned two or more times, so I'm addressing those things without question. Curiously, I have a 50/50 split over a tiny scene at the very end of the epilogue. Some loved it, others didn't. I'm leaning towards removing it because even those who loved it said it made them impatient for the next book, which is not a good sign because this is the last book in the series! So that will be altered.
Certain typos were caught by all, but it amazes me how many more were picked up. This is the beauty of having over a dozen beta readers. Also, I've been reading the series myself lately, and I'm now into the second trilogy (specifically Lake of Spirits). I ran across an inconsistency that nobody has mentioned but is glaringly obvious now that I think about it. When we first meet Molly, she wears a veil but is otherwise human; her gorgon death gaze is so powerful that it presents itself even while in human form. In Chamber of Ghosts, I have her with a veil as usual but also a head of snakes – while in human form! Those snakes shouldn't be writhing around on her head unless she's in full gorgon form. I've now fixed that little issue, but it demonstrates the type of thing that can slip through when the author is looking the other way.
Anyway, for the most part I'm happy. I haven't had anyone tell me it's trash yet, so that's a good sign. I do have two nice reviews already on Goodreads if you're interested.
Finally, it might be worth mentioning that you're welcome to pre-order a signed copy from my personal stock if you want to. Publication on Amazon is set for April 24th, so the printed books should be available around that time regardless, but if you do want a signed copy, pre-ordering is better because then I can make sure I buy enough copies.
More news soon.
I just love your books. Is this realy the last book in the inter seires? will you be doing a nothe serise after this?
Thanks, Anonymous. It's the last book except for a prequel (coming later this year), a number of "webisodes" (short stories), and a new series set maybe a decade in the future.