Postponed Valkrie Fallen
It's time for me to come clean - I have an issue that's been weighing on my heart for months and I had to make a decision. Last summer, after finishing The Alpha Queen Legacy, I started on Vikings & Vengeance. I was really excited to write this story, and I thought readers were equally excited for the release. The excitement wasn't as high as it had been for AQL, but I figured people would get into the series and enthusiasm would start to build for the follow-on books in the series. But Valkyrie Fallen never picked up the momentum I'd hoped for, or even a fraction of it. I had a hard time this winter. I struggled with SAD, but I was also dealing with a lot of stress. In the back of my mind, I worried that AQL was a one-off success and I'd never write another successful story. This weighed on me heavily, paralyzing me with writer's block. I came up with ideas for more stories I was truly excited to write, and threw those ideas out. Your enthusiasm for those upcoming projects has bolstered my excitement and helped me get writing, pushing Key of Spies out. I thought to myself, 'okay I will just push through getting Valkyrie Risen out and then I can get to work on all of these other projects.' I went on a writing retreat last week thinking that would help me get back on track with getting this story out, and I found myself near tears because the words wouldn't come. I've made the decision that I needed to put this project on hold. I want to do the story justice, because I love these characters and the story I wove in book 1. Right now I can't put my heart behind it, and even if I could write it, it wouldn't be the kind of story I want to give you. So I wanted to let you know that I will be canceling the pre-order on Valkyrie Risen. I hate to disappoint those of you that are eagerly waiting for more of Brenna's story. I still intend to write it, but right now it's not happening. I am going to shelf this story, and save it for a time when I have the heart to write it. In addition, I will also be postponing Key of Disguises. I'm going to cancel the pre-order and reorganize my plans for how I'll be releasing LJ Night work... more to come! My plan is to start on my upcoming RH projects. I still have a few things to sort out that I'm not ready to announce yet but I promise you, I have more good things coming! So I hope you understand why I've made this decision and know that I don't do this lightly. For me it's the only move that makes sense at this point.