I've got a lot of projects on the go at the moment. I'm not writing them all at the same time - that would be silly- but I am drawing up plans for them all and hopefully, you'll be seeing them all by the middle of next year. Maybe even before. I want to use this blog post to tell you about what I'm working on in the order I plan to release them.
Arcane Inc. 3: Dark Warlock
The third instalment of the Arcane Inc. series picks up a few months after then end of books 2. Eddie is still fighting the darkness curse that Rachel put on him and he's not doing very well. Inspector Richards, who no longer dislikes him, comes to Eddie for assistance on a case. Children are being kidnapped. At first glance, it doesn't look overly supernatural but then Eddie digs deeper. Over 600 children have been taken around Kent in the last thirty years and every child mentioned one name before they were taken: Mr Panomie.
Mr Panomie was a short story I wrote for Horrors from Cedarstone II. It was my most popular short story and the creepiest according to readers. The character returns in this novel and all those questions the short story left people with will be answered.
The Cedarstone Chronicles 4: Reunion
I don't want to say too much about this one because I don't want to give anything away. It picks up about a week after the events of book 3. Nickolas is at trapped at the bottom of the ocean and his disciples are locked away in the SIT facility. Despite this, Clara Winters does not feel very safe. She knows it's only a matter of time before Nick breaks free and then he will come for her.
Richie Morgan is hell-bent on avenging His lover's murder at the hands of one of his closest friends. His craving for revenge drives a wedge between himself and Victor Redmane which cannot be repaired. on top of that, Michael Aramaya, one of the oldest vampires in the world, is furious that Richie did not look after his sister adequately and he leads the Cult of Osiris back to Cedarstone.
Henry Montford is still loose and attempting to restore himself to his former glory whilst keeping his presence hidden from the coven who currently have no leader. Eric is still trying to assert control over his pack whilst hiding the fact that he murdered both the former alpha and his own mother. He also has to help his girlfriend through her first werewolf transformation. Plus, the ancient Set is on his way to finally exact revenge on the jinn race.
There is so much more going on in this book but I don't want to say any more than I have. I plan to release it in January so there isn't long to wait!
The Medway Vampires Series Book 1
That isn't the title for the series, it doesn't have one yet, although that does have a ring to it. This book follows Aldric Ashworth, a 200 hundred-year-old vampire who works for the Master of the vampire Syndicate. The Syndicate is a group of vampires who are attempting to unite all the vampire clans into one massive clan with one ruler: Sebastian Redvers.
Aldric has worked very hard to conquer the Medway clan and has been promised the position of Governor of Chatham. When Sebastian goes back on his word Aldric decides he put his loyalty in the wrong person and perhaps the Syndicate needs better leadership.
This story was inspired by House of Cards. It is a political vampire novel: House of cards with vampires. I'm not sure if there's much of a market for this sort of book but I've got two books planned and if it turns out that nobody likes it then I'll end it after the second book. You can read the first scene of the book here.
The Alexis King Series Book 1: Test Tube Witch
This series will be a young adult series. It's aimed at a younger audience because my niece asked me to write a book that she can read. The other books are not suitable for children. I want this book to be enjoyable for adults as well.
Alexis King is a girl in the UK foster system and she's not having a good time. After thing go wrong at her latest home she is taken by an unusual agency and experimented on. The experiment turns her into a witch and she is sent to a school for sorcerers to uncover a sinister plot.
That is as far as I've got with the planning of this novel. Like the vampire series it is a bit of an experiment and if it doesn't work there'll only be one book. You can expect to see this book around May time.
So, there you go. A little snippet of what I'm working on. The most exciting thing about all this is that all four of these series are linked. I'm building my own literary universe which will allow crossovers between the series. The Alexis King is the exception. That series will be in the shared universe but there won't be any real crossover because the other series aren't suitable for a younger audience. What it does mean is that as the readers get older they can move easily into the adult series. I do have crossovers planned for the other three series already. Cedarstone characters will start appearing in the Arcane Inc. series from book 3 and I am planning a major crossover book next year.
So, what do you think? I'd love to read your thoughts on all this so leave a comment below.