Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Checking in...

So after much procrastination, I finally buckled down and made myself finish the sequel to Living Dead Girl in July. Currently, the semi-polished draft is sitting in the hands of a couple different readers so that I can get some feedback before I submit it to my publisher. I can't give you too much detail yet, but here's what I'm willing to share ;) 

  • The working title for this book is 'Reaper Madness'
  • This story is all fantasy/urban fantasy/pnr, rather than a contemporary romance that turns into fantasy
  • The story begins a few months after Living Dead Girl ends
  • Jen, Jack and Sam all play prominent roles; PJ makes a brief appearance
  • There will need to be a book three to resolve the story completely
  • There are a couple huge, unexpected twists 
Now, a few random thoughts before I send you on your way:

It didn't start out this way when I first thought up Living Dead Girl, but there is a whole, huge, bigger picture that ties this story all together. There are reasons behind many of the things that happen in book one that will come to light later in the story. I'll be honest--I'm a little nervous about book two. It borrows from various mythologies, and half the story takes place in the afterlife (or, rather, an alternate set of worlds where human souls go between reincarnations). To me, it's a great deal easier weaving supernatural elements into the real world than creating a whole new one and making it believable. We'll see if my readers 'buy into it'. 


  1. Awesome, how about "Living Dead Girl in Reaper Madness" or "Living Dead Girl: Reaper Madness" to let people know it's part of a series or are you cutting all ties with the zombie theme?

  2. Yeah, we may end up having to name the series, not sure how it'll work yet. Actually, zombies do play a role in this one two (not any of the main characters). Something to think about!

  3. Sounds great, Nessie! I can't wait to read it :-)

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  6. Hey, just finished Living Dead Girl literally five minutes ago and I thought it was so cool. I got a copy of it through Goodreads and I will be posting a review sometime tomorrow. When does the sequel come out? I guess if you just finished a month ago then it won't be out for quiet awhile. Thanks again, Simon

  7. Thanks Simon! I'm glad you liked it. Yeah, I don't have a release date for book two as of yet, but will definitely keep everyone posted.