Remember how I said there were only eleven books after The Sovereign Flame and The Grimm Kin? Well, my muse and I went a little crazy (nothing new there). See, I was working on the finer details of my outlines for the next few books, and more and more ideas kept coming.
I didn’t do a post last Monday because I was taking a short break from writing to catch up on some commission artwork that had been piling up. While I still have quite a bit of work still to do, today’s blog post is special.
Because it’s release week! And I am about to reveal the titles for the next THREE (yep, I said 3) books within the AEON universe.
I decided that the original cover was too bland despite all the pretty colors. So I changed it over to black and white. This seems more dramatic to me because of the good vs evil theme throughout the book. And, instead of being just a narrow slit of an image framed in black, I expanded the image to take up most of the cover. And then I changed the font.Continue reading
You might know it better as Halloween or All Hallow’s Eve. No matter what you call it, it’s still the best day of the year for me. Samhain also happens to be my New Year’s Eve. So tomorrow, November first, be the very start of my new year. To celebrate the occasion, I’m having a sale on The AEON Files. You can get the whole series so far for just half the price. All you have to do is use these coupon codes:Continue reading
Another Monday has arrived. I can’t believe how fast the week has flown by. I’ve been so swamped with my work recently that I didn’t even watch the latest Dragonball Super episode yesterday. I know; that’s very odd of me. Don’t worry though, I got caught up on episode 63 this morning (Trunks vs jigsaw puzzle).
So what have I been working on to make me so busy?
There was the outline of The Bone Prophet (AEON book 4). By “outline” I mean I basically pre-write the whole book in a very detailed synopsis. I can even tell you how many chapters there will be (19). I do all kinds of research, and even scribble down quotes I usually end up using. The research I did for this one includes a list of paranormal creatures as well as a list of powers. Seriously, you should see my notebook.Continue reading
I just came up with the full name of the AEON acronym. It’s: Arcane Entities Opposing the Netherworld (you think it would have been obvious, really). Why didn’t I have it sooner? Honestly, I hadn’t really thought about it. I know I previously stated that AEON was once called SEANCE after the founding members of the agency. It was later renamed to AEON, which is in reference to a guardian spirit.
I also finally have a name for the Netherworld’s agency: Netherworld Elite Solders and Tactics; aka: NEST. These guys and gals are exactly like AEON Agents, but they work in opposition to AEON. Their goal is to take over the Mortal Realm. So far you’ve read about Taboo’s influence among the demon ranks, and her bounty on Jinx, and you know that there are agents of the Netherworld, but there was never a name for the group. Now there is.
And then there’s the Knights of the Sovereign Flame, which may or may not be explained in book 4 (It all depends on the mystery demon’s cooperation). What I can tell you is that there will be quite a few exotic Paras making an appearance in this case. But that’s what happens when Asia’s Team Sì (五,5) joins Team Beta in an investigation that has explosive beginnings in Tokyo’s Underground.
As for progress on the story itself, I’m still piecing together the rough outline. Ideas keep coming that throw off my timeline, so I’ve had to redo the whole thing a few times already. But the characters and locations are set, and I have a lot of research done. I hope to start actually writing the tale as part of NaNoWriMo this coming November, but I don’t want to make any guarantees. What I will say is that The Bone Prophet should become available early 2017.