I’ve received a few emails/comments/messages asking this question so instead of replying individually to everyone, I’m going to do a blog update.
I want to thank everyone who asked about or has been curious about the sequels for being interested in reading more of my works.
I currently have a few series/sagas going, most of which have at least 2 stories written. The only saga with one story thus far is the Warrior saga. Moonlight has two stories: TBM and Colorblind, Dark Gods have two: Fallen and Bound, Gangs of New York (G.O.N.Y) – Double Dragon has two: The Masseuse and The Dragon.
On how many stories per sequel I’m anticipating:
For Warrior: I anticipate a total of 3 stories: about the 3 princesses. You already have Warrior. Next up is Isolde’s story.
For Moonlight: I currently anticipate at least 5 stories, concerning various characters to whom you were already introduced. Some of these characters include Max, Drew, Raoul, Sloan, Cassie, Alex.
For the Dark Gods: I currently anticipate at least 3 stories. The next story is Moros’s.
*Sidenote*: The Moonlight and Dark Gods sagas run parallel to each other. That will be apparent in Moros’s story.
For The Gangs of New York (G.O.N.Y) – Double Dragon: I anticipate one more book for Ramsey/Jezebel, which will close out that part of the saga, followed by 3 more stories concerning Jax, Bastian, and Vince.
On where the sequels are: Some are not written yet, some are a third done, some are half done, some are thee-fourths done, but they aren’t ready yet or I would have already released them to you. I’m a big stickler for a good, fleshed-out story so even if the story is complete, and I don’t believe the story is ready, it may sit for a while until it’s ready to be told in a way that you deserve.
On why it’s taking so long to write sequel(s): You want the sequels, but you want sequels that complement the first story that you read. You don’t want shoddy, rushed work, and I wouldn’t give that to you for free, much less for a price. Additionally, I don’t really write short stories. I enjoy a full length novel so I strive to give my readers that. And last but not least, I am not a full time writer, just like many other writers. I am a currently a graduate student so I am constantly juggling school and writing. When I begin my career, I’ll be juggling writing and work. I am not using this as an excuse. I am simply telling you that “life” gets in the way of writing sometimes and it cannot be helped.
On why I’m publishing new stories when the sequels aren’t complete: Before I began publishing, I wrote numerous “free” stories for different websites. I still have stories available for free on this website (A Summer to Remember, Under Her Spell, etc.) Most of the stories you view as “new” were written years ago (for ex. TBM was written in 2008) but have only recently been published. My Library is filled with complete, unpublished stories that are waiting their turn for release, and when I haven’t updated in a while, I usually release those to “tide” my readers over.
On whether publishing stories that have sequels is a marketing ploy: I can assure you it is not. When I sit down to write a story, I have a scene in my head, a bunch of talking characters, and my laptop. I don’t think of creating a series. I think of writing one story, because serieses are harder than stand-alones. Remembering the details of one story is hard enough. Imagine remembering the details of five. O.o. Warrior and Taken By Moonlight were supposed to be stand-alone stories until secondary characters grew too big and demanded their own stories.
On when you can expect the next Warrior, Moonlight, Dark God, G.O.N.Y. sequel: I do not give ETAs until I’ve completed the story simply because I don’t want to disappoint. As I said, I am not a full time writer so there are times that writing has to come second to school. What I can promise you is that I’ll keep you updated on what’s happening with the sequels.
On what’s happening right now with the sequels: Currently, the sequel to Taken By Moonlight is being written. Everything else has taken a back seat as I write Drew’s story. As TBM was written with secondary characters, so will the sequel, and you will of course see what your favorite werewolf/druid (Conall and Vivienne) couple have been up to.
On when the older, unpublished stories will come out: As soon as a few more sequels are released, I’ll get to the unpublished stories. I know many are asking for When Irish Are Watching and I would have already released it except its not ready. I have to do serious rewrites for that story. I’m not changing the story just making it more realistic. A few have asked about True Colors and I’m not sure I’ll be publishing that story. I may release it as a free read. Some have asked about the missing Christmas story and that will release next Christmas.
Thank you for reading and being patient. I hope that answered most of your questions. If not, please feel free to comment and ask. Again, I’m also available on Facebook and in my Facebook group, where many of these questions are answered quickly.