So I know a few people have been asking lately about where we are with the new book… I don’t have a major update, but I wanted to let everyone know where we stand.
Softcover/Kindle formats: Complete and approved
Hardcover Format: Complete and approved
Cover Modeling and photography: Complete and approved.
Cover designed Template: Complete and approved.
Cover design: First drafts completed, final drafts underway.
Legal: ISBNs assigned, copyrighting and registering underway.
Release status: Looking at a mid-late January release.
I know we were hoping for a late December release, but I’ll still have to approve the proofs once they’re printed and ready to go. We want to make sure everything looks right and at the end of the day, everyone wants it to look it’s best. So sit tight, Cataclysm Protocol: Red is going to be a wild ride and we can’t wait for you all to enjoy it!
Jim, since you’ve been writing these out of order, can you tell us when this one takes place?
This one will immediately follow the events of Tale of a Frozen Heart.
Will it feature any of the characters from the previous novels?
As always, I have a small number of cameos from book to book. You may see some familiar faces that you didn’t expect to.
Do you have a release date?
We were hoping for a pre-Christmas release. Not going to happen. The final cover designs have to be processed, and then I have to get the final drafts in the form of proofs before we can release the book.
Will there be a sequel?
Oh man, you guys will never give me a break, will you? Honestly… this is the sixth book in the Drakin series. I never thought it would go on this long. I can’t promise that there will be any more books after this one… however, you never know.
So what’s the book actually about?
“Fear has a way of bringing out the worst in people. Those who were once friends can quickly turn into enemies, revealing aspects of their personality that should have been impossible.
The Red War, which brought both humans and dragonkind to the brink of destruction, has been over for decades, and the world has rebuilt itself better than it was. Dragons and humans have learned to live together in peace, but some of the old scars remain. In a desperate move to finally rid the United Provinces of the West of the last-remaining evils of the past, Senator Zall successfully pushed to get the Charleston bio lab shut down once and for all. The dilapidated structure represented the worst of humanity as Dr. Castillo had used it as a testing ground for his sickening experiments on dragons.
As a leading biochemist with the Ministry of the Interior, it fell to Dr. Lumé Adams and her colleagues to clean up the mess. Long hours and constant neglect of her husband were the norms of her life. All that would quickly change when she uncovers something nefarious hiding in the bowels of the labs. A freak accident traps her with a manufactured pathogen that, if let loose, could wipe out life on the planet. Her husband, Captain Archer Adams, moves quickly to free his wife, but he soon discovers he’s not the only player involved. Other factions seek to contain the virus for purposes that could send the United Provinces of the West down a very dark path.”
There’s a lot more great things coming! So sit tight, be safe, and read a book!
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I am not familiar with your books, but it sounds good. I will try one out. Could you tell me how the first one in the series is titled?
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No problem, happy to! The order goes as follows…
The Story of Raiya
The Orphans of Haven
Tale of a Frozen Heart
Cataclysm Protocol: Red (To be Released)
An Empire of Ashes
The Butcher’s Endsong
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Thanks for the reply, I’ll start with the Story of Raiya
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