Good news! What Angels Fear, a Lost Angel Chronicle, is now available on Smashwords, Amazon (UK, DE, FR), and Barnes and Noble. It is the first installment of the Lost Angel Chronicles, a universe that includes my once-touted When All’s Said and Done. I had anticipated releasing it after Epsilon: Broken Stars, but that’s tied up in editing this week (the people I tapped couldn’t look at it until this week). The editing on What Angels Fear was faster–thanks again, Krinny!–and so I was able to start publication on Monday.
The end result was it being fully available on the three front-line venues as of this morning. It will hopefully be distributed to Kobo Books, the iBookstore, Diesel, and other ebook retailers soon (through Smashwords wonderful Premium catalog, which Falling Stars is already available through). It’s also already on GoodReads, where I appreciate reviews and shelf-adds.
So what does this mean? Simply that I’ve gotten a third “world” of my writing established in digital ink. Anyone who’s read back on this blog a little bit knows exactly how many things I’ve developed over the years and either abandoned or simply shelved for later. There have been two women in my life (incredibly supportive best friend type women, one mostly during my teenage years and one during my adult life) who have urged me to go back to certain projects over the years, or not to completely abandon something, and occasionally told me to focus down on one thing, finish it, and only move on after that’s done. As a general approach, that only occasionally works for me.
Of course, sometimes it does work. This was one of those times.
I finished off What Angels Fear after I wiped out the final of Broken Stars. I didn’t dare touch it while I was in the final push, largely because the scenes I was working on for Broken Stars were so difficult and because Julia Kinsey and Ridley Thys are very, very different characters from Aaron Taylor, Sam Cooper, Mac Desantis, and Lucas Ross. Their worlds are also very different. I’ll admit that at one point I’d considered making it all the same universe, but my conclusion was (and still is) that it just wouldn’t work, due to the number of supernatural elements extant in the Lost Angel universe, elements that don’t exist in the Epsilon universe (or any of my science fiction universes as of this writing). Turning back to Julia and Ridley’s world, and by extension Ky Monroe, Matthew Thatcher, and Hadrian Bridger’s world, was a welcome shift. Of course, it was helped by the sudden desire to write something with vampires that seized me.
No, What Angels Fear doesn’t involve vampires. But they’re in the world, right along with secret agents and people fighting the good fight. More of that will come up in When All’s Said and Done, which features Angel Kyle Anne Monroe as its narrator. I anticipate turning to that project in the near future.
Unfortunately, Nanowrimo is looming, and while When All’s Said and Done was my inaugural Nanowrimo project back in 2004 (coincidentally, also my first win), I can’t exactly turn around and redraft it for my project this year. Instead, I’ll be working on the second book of the Epsilon series, Epsilon: Redeemer.
My retail job looks like it might keep me from traveling this November, so I might just have a shot at getting something done.
Wish me luck.
You can find Erin on GoodReads these days @ http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5211226.Erin_Klitzke
And on Smashwords @ http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/EMBKlitzke