This has been a long, long time coming, but at long last, I have a new book out. (Hard to believe that when I started writing, I was able to put out a book every three months.) Here, finally, is the cover and blurb for Wolf in the Headlights (Alice the Wolf 4):
Life as a pack alpha hasn’t been easy for Alice. She’s lost loved ones, struggled with raising a child on her own, battled an army intent on slaughtering her and her allies, and barely survived a deadly disease that’s left her scarred and weakened. A quiet life seems even more impossible with the looming threat of war against Regina Burke and Aisha Warner and their combined forces.
But her enemies have come up with a new plan to publicly expose her as a lycanthrope. Alice is forced to play along, polishing her public image while at the same time building her pack into an army of her own. As if that weren’t enough to keep her nerves frayed, she has to take responsibility for a packmate fleeing from a bad home, avoid a band of determined assassins, and still find time for homework. It’s a tall order even for Alice the unflappable.
Could life get any more complicated? Unfortunately, yes.
I’d like to apologize for the delays in getting this book out. First my PC died, requiring a round of online begging for donations to get a new box. (A campaign that resulted in enough funds from faithful minions to get a good rig, good enough to even game on, so thanks very much to my mostest loyalest fans for helping me through that problem.) Then we moved from Milan to Pavia so my husband could be closer to his mother. (She’s 89 and recovering from a bout with skin cancer that marred her face pretty badly.) Even after we got settled in, the company my husband worked for kept calling on me to do paid editing work. With as strapped for cash as the move made us, I could hardly refuse, and working on corporate stuff with all its differing rules put me out of the right headspace to edit my own stuff. Which I know sounds like an excuse, but do keep in mind that I’ve gone from a release every three months to once a year. That’s because I’m no longer in good shape, physically or mentally, and that extra editing work wears me out. But now I’ve got the next book in this series out, and I really hope to have the fifth and final book out on time. (It should be coming around this same time next year.)
Secondly, I would like to request your help in spreading the word about this new release. If you would like a review copy, write to me at zoe_whitten (at) yahoo (dot) com. (Side note: does this trick even work on the bots anymore or am I doing this in vain? I dunno.) If you follow me on Twitter, you can find an ad for the book pinned on my profile, and a retweet or twenty would be deeply appreciated. Similarly, if you follow me on Facebook or LinkedIN and see one of my promoted links, a share can help me reach new readers and is really helpful. Even just telling a friend who’s a fan of werewolves and vampires about the book can help out. Whatever you do, thanks very much in advance for your help. Without you fine folks helping me out, I’m getting nowhere fast, and I hope you know how grateful I am for all your support.
I’m closing this out with news that there will likely be another book release this winter, but details on it are still a bit sketchy. If I can get the cover artist to finish their job, I will be releasing Sex Doll Evolution as a set of two novellas in one volume. If it turns out that they can’t, I’ll be rereleasing The Life and Death of a Sex Doll with the two new novellas added with a slight price increase. I’m really hoping to release it as a separate book, as it’s been one of my best sellers, and I’d hate to punish past readers and make them buy the book again. But if it can’t be helped, it can’t be helped.
For the record, I’m not even upset at the artist for their delays on getting the cover to me. Like me, they’ve been suffering health and computer problems. I’ve had both, leading to the delay of my book, even though I had the cover and blurb done since last year. So yeah, I can totally understand their problems. Still, I’m going to get in touch with them this week and give them a final, FINAL deadline, and if they can’t do it, I’ll just get a refund and begin final edits on a new combined omnibus.
Okie-dokie, that’s all the news for now. Thanks for reading me, and I’ll hopefully see you soon with a new book review. (Of someone else’s book, not mine. Reviewing myself would just be tacky.)