Ciao, everybody. I wanted to chat a bit about the end of a series.
Next week, the final installment of the Medici Protectorate series, Tortured Soul, releases. This is my second completed series. Ending my first one didn’t bother me too much. I had planned to expand the series away from the Keller family (I consider those first three books the Keller Trilogy, despite the official name being the Cathedral Lake series) and into the lives of established secondary characters. Because of the planned expansion (which I haven’t started but am still considering), I didn’t feel like it was really an ending.
Tortured Soul is different. I’m done in that world. Well, kind of done. There is a spinoff (the Nightforce Security series, written under the pen name Keira Beck) that follows secondary character Danny Caruso, but the world is different. True, I get to revisit some of my beloved Medici characters, but not all of them, not all the time, and not in the same way I originally wrote about them.
So, why am I telling you all this?
Well, I’d love a little help, if you don’t mind.
- My new pen name, Keira Beck, is newly established, so it is (I am?) in need of attention. If you’re so inclined, please check out my new identity and hit those follow buttons, maybe interact a little?
- If you’ve read Password, then you’re familiar with the Nightforce Security series. Password was renamed Hideaway and rereleased (with a stunning cover) by Keira Beck. If you already wrote a review for Password, could I trouble you to write (or rewrite) a review for Hideaway? You can do so by clicking this link.
- If you’d like a taste of the Nightforce Security guys before committing to the series, there’s a great promo going on at BookFunnel, where you can get an introductory story called One Ugly Mug. It’s free, and it’s not available anywhere else. You can find it by clicking this link.
- This one is the most time-sensitive. I’m looking for assistance in spreading the word about Tortured Soul. August 28 is only a week away, and I’m way behind in securing guest spots on blogs. While I certainly don’t expect anyone to have an opening available on release day (that’s how terribly late I am), I’d be very grateful for a spot whenever you have one available. If you host writers on your blog and accept steamy romances with supernatural elements and a thriller component, please leave me a comment stating so. I’ve only just begun assembling my promo materials, so I can custom tailor my information to suit your needs.
As you can see, I’ve been busy. I keep teasing a post talking about all I have going on, and I haven’t had time to write it. But this post gives a brief indication as to what’s happening. I’ve been writing under different pen names for various imprints, and I’m about to have numerous and frequent releases. More about that later.
Now, I’d like to end by talking about Tortured Soul. The Medici Protectorate series means a lot to me. It all began because of my heritage, as told to me by my grandfather when I was young. The plot took on a life of its own and it in no way resembles my actual lineage, but every time I think about this world, I think about my grandfather. So, obviously, this saga is dear to my heart and I’m sorry to be finishing it.
You’ll be hearing a lot about the Protectorate in the next few weeks. I hope you enjoy meeting these characters and exploring their world as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it all to life.
Until then, wishing you all a wonderful week!