Lia Looks Ahead At 2016

Happy New Year!

While my roommate yells at Halo in the other room, I’ve sat down to reexamine my goals for 2016.

2015 was a weird year for me. I opened a brick and mortar restaraunt, discovered that I do not have the personality to work in the service industry on a day-to-day basis, and sold that business after ten months. I spent most of last year not writing and it was incredibly frustrating and painful.

I also experienced several personal challenges between family, friends, guildies, and roommates. Basically, 2015 was a really turbulent year!

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But after a winning November 2015 NaNoWriMo, I’ve been able to get my writing back on track and finished the year with TWO new releases–crazy!

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And I kicked of 2016, curled up in bed, typing away at my next full length release. I have a feeling 2016 maybe be a tough year fiscally (my living next September is going to be a headache thanks to the aforementioned friend-roommate drama but we’ll cross that bridge when it gets closer ;)) but I think it’s going to be an amazing year creatively!

Book Changes & The Profane Series

A few months ago I released a short story titled Lachlan Graham: Occult Investigations. Lachlan was written over the summer while I worked in my tea room and originally conceptualized to be written as a series of short stories in the same vein as Sherlock Holmes. At the time, I didn’t have much energy to write, so I hoped the short form would be doable despite my tight schedule.

A month after I released that short story, I learned that there was a buyer for my tea room. Within a couple of weeks, I was free of the responsibility and time suck that was my restaurant and back to writing full time.

I think you’ll all agree, that we love longer novels than short stories around here, and the BLOOD & BONE series remains my most popular work. So, with that in mind I had a tough conversation with my editor: What do I do about Lachlan?

You see, Lachlan Graham lives and works in the same universe as the Blood & Bone series and it was always my intention for his story to cross over with Ethan and Patrick’s. But in writing that first short, I’d had to trim down a lot–an entire POV in fact!–and I wasn’t entirely satisfied with the way my plan for Lachlan. My writing partner made things easy though, she looked at me and said: so turn it into a full novel, you’ve got enough story for it, right?

And I do. I have a LOT to say about Lachlan (and Vector!).

A few of you have noticed that Lachlan Graham #1 The Suicide Case is no longer available on amazon and that is because that short is being retooled into a much longer novel, which will be part of a COMPANION SERIES to the Blood & Bone Series titled: The Profane Series.

Confused yet? lol

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I’m writing a new series (The Profane Series) starring Lachlan Graham and Vector Clanahan, that will interweave with the BLOOD & BONE Series. Furthermore, I’ve got a FOURTH B&B novel in the works 😉 I just can’t leave Ethan Ellison alone, okay?

Here’s a sneak peak at the rough draft for the updated Lachlan 1 cover

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Looking Ahead at 2016

This post has gotten a bit long winded so let me wrap it up by saying I’m sorry I disappeared in 2015 and I promise that you’re going to be getting a LOT more from Lia in 2016.

And just to give you an idea how much more, here’s my updated publishing schedule for the next 7 months!

Publishing Schedule *Updated for 2016

  • February – 2016 – The Profane Series #1: Medium Rare Feb 2
  • April – 2016 – The Profane Series #2: Vaper Trail April 5
  • May – 2016 – Pacchia #4: The Line of Allora May 3
  • June – 2016 – Blood & Bone Series #4: Ex Sanguin June 7
  • July – NaNoWriMo Live Blogging!
  • August – 2016 – Pacchia #5: An Alpha’s Worth
  • September – 2016 – The Profane Series #3: TBA
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3 thoughts on “Lia Looks Ahead At 2016

  1. *throws confetti*

    I’m sorry your restaurant venture didn’t pan out but I’m very pleased you’re back to writing full time. Doubly pleased to hear that you just can’t leave Ethan Ellison alone because that is one character I love to read. I’m excited about the Profane series too.

    Thanks for sharing the preview.

    • I’d feel worse about the restaurant if it hadn’t made me so miserable (it actually financially wasn’t doing terrible for a start-up) — in the end it was such a relief to sell it.

      Ethan Ellison is a character so dear to my heart and I’ve honestly been thinking since MARCH that I just have SO MUCH MORE to explore with him 😀

  2. Your comments about Ethan make me so incredibly happy! I can’t wait to see what the future (or past for that matter) holds for him.

    *Snoopy dance*

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