Zara Lain Is Back: EXHUMED Releases
Well, it's finally here.
This book has been in my head since I FIRST wrote BLOODLINES, circa 2005/2006. It's the twentieth novel I've finished, it's probably one of the ones I'm most proud of. And it can now be yours to purchase in print and a variety of ebook formats.
Buy links (will be updated as links are live...I have no idea when that might be, sorry):
Print will be up soon at various resellers (about a week or so). Purchasing ebooks through Mundania, as always, gives you a bonus short story. (Also, if you missed Nate's shorts Thrall and Sunrise they're still up here: http://www.facebook.com/SkylaDawnCameron--I'll be taking them down tonight, unless I'm drunk, and then maybe in the morning.)
A couple of friends read it early and want to tell you about the book--Melissa does, as does Histrel. And friend JA Saare says, "This ain't your momma's urban fantasy. The Demons of Oblivion series takes the genre to a whole new level. Hearts are broken, lines are crossed, and no one walks away unscathed. Skyla Dawn Cameron shocks, rocks, and leaves a reader eager for more."
After you read EXHUMED, you may have...questions. In particular about another side of the story. Unfortunately, these questions won't be answered in OBLIVION. While I feel EXHUMED has the *right* ending, there are some loose ends I hadn't planned to tie up until it was appropriate later in future books.
The series ain't doing well.
By "not well" I mean "persistent vegetative state". I've had a post announcing the cancellation drafted since early April, I just haven't posted it yet. 'Cause I don't wanna. Part of me wants to cancel it and put it to rest so I can move on; part of me wants to keep fighting. This leaves me on the fence.
But I am telling this to readers now because I don't want anyone blindsided.
The books may not continue past #5; this may very well be the last Zara-narrated book. At this point, I don't think I can afford to keep writing them.
As awkward as it is, it's my release day, so what the hell: I'm asking for help.
If you've already purchased the books and you want to do more, I can tell you that word of mouth is what gets things going. Tell a friend. Consider posting reviews on major sellers like Amazon (also: apparently adding tags on Amazon and making lists is helpful). Blog about the books. Request the books at your local library. Sacrifice virgins to Satan in exchange for higher sales rankings.
If you already do these things (you know who you are, as do I--I pay attention to these things), I thank you. You've already made a huge difference and I appreciate it.
There's no real magic key to these kinds of things--if there was, everyone would be a bestseller. But the more people who talk about something, the more likely it is others will check it out. Readers are the ones with the power--books can't be a success without you.
Incidentally, there's also a post up at the ELEW by me yesterday that relates to the writing of EXHUMED, called "Fear Itself" and you can clickity click and read right here.
Now, if you excuse me, I have to hang out with a friend who insisted no one would hate this book and get really drunk in case we decide to come trolling for reader reactions today...