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I hope everyone is having a good summer and surviving whatever heatwave or flood is plaguing your corner of the world. It’s been about a month since I launched Stealing From Thieves, the second Tales From Undersea book. I’ve been pleased with the positive response it’s received so far, so a huge thank you to everyone who has read the book so far.
But what is next for the Undersea series? Well spoiler alert but book 2 ended on a bit of a cliff hanger. I’m currently editing book 3 and hope to send it to beta readers in early August and release it by the end of the year.
And after that? Well, I’m already planning a ‘sister series’ titled Tales From the Skies. This will be set in the same universe as Tales From Undersea but will take place in a sky city in the 1920’s and 30’s. While I’m going to write it with the intention that anyone who has read the Undersea series can go straight into this one, it will also serve as a jumping in point to anybody unfamiliar with the series. It also looks like it’s going to be aimed more at adults rather than the young adult market, so there may be a few slightly naughty bits.
While Tales From Undersea had a focus on adventure, Tales From the Skies will have a romance plot at the forefront. The story will focus on the ongoing relationship between Colin, a crossdresser working at his mafia family’s drag bar speakeasy and Rory, a police detective seeking revenge on the mafia for killing his father. Of course this is still all in the planning stages, so don’t be surprised if any of these details change by the time the books are published. I’m hoping to get the first one out by May 2022 and then space them out every few months after that. So far there are 4 books in this series, so there will be even more for you to enjoy.
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