witch-risen-rebrand I’ve been working furiously to make sure that the second book in the Bad Tom Series is available quickly after the first one goes on sale. I feel I owe it to you guys because maybe the epilogue in the first book contains something a little cliff-hangery. Maybe.

I always finish a book’s major storyline by the end of that book, but sometimes I set a little something up for the next one. A teaser, a taste, if you will.

Look, all I’m saying is if you hate, hate, hate cliffhangers of any kind OR you have no intention of ever reading another book in the series because it was just grievously bad or something, don’t read the epilogue. Just don’t do it. Fair warning, right?

But if you do read the epilogue to The Familiar (and you’ll definitely want to do that before you start book two), you can rest assured that the next book is going to be available soon. It’s going out to the beta readers as soon as tonight. I expect the second book to be up for preorder the day after the first one goes live on September 15th.

Sure, sure, I could be getting ahead of myself. But I’m sitting here looking at a finished book that only needs beta reading and the last couple of proofreading passes once any changes my beta readers suggest are made. I’m feeling confident. It will happen even if I have to stay up late every night, propping my eyes open with toothpicks.

I’ll be going on to finish up Wizard’s Wrath: Book Four in the Fae Unbound Teen Young Adult Series before I complete Bad Tom #3, so for fans of that series, that’s some good news. I know you’ve been waiting a while. (Thank you for that, by the way – I have had too many stories competing for my attention lately.)