First off, the pre-order of Halls of Power is live on Amazon! I may move the date from September 1st forward as far as August 15th, but much depends on how things go from here. Which brings me to the current progress on Halls of Power‘s editing.
All four of my Alpha Readers are completely through the book, and each pointed out a number of small flaws, yet none have spotted massive plot holes, thank goodness. I have added a few small segments of clarification and adjusted the wording of parts as well, to make the ending slightly more clear, and answer a few questions my wife had. As none of the readers so far has said the conclusion falls flat, the knot of anxiety about that has eased somewhat. Since this is my first series and I’ve often been frustrated about bad endings as a reader, this was a major worry for me.
On the Audiobook front. Spells of Old apparently must have fallen through the cracks of Audible in the lead-up to the holidays, because it finally got through their review process and went to publishing status. It should be up this week, but I’ll believe it when I see it. I had hoped that it would be up two weeks ago, so I’m… irritated. Let’s go with irritated. However, the same producer is going to begin work on Halls of Power as soon as I can get the final manuscript to him, so I’m happy to say that all three books will be in audio format as well.
Overall things are going well. I’m trying to relax a little, but it’s hard. The cover art for Born a Queen will be revealed via my newsletter tomorrow, and I anticipate having it ready for pre-order when Halls of Power goes live.
That’s it from me, and hope everyone is having a great weekend!