I have the best fans ever! I just wanted to get that out there. : )
Thank you so much for all of your wonderful emails, posts, comments, and tweets! And reviews–definitely the reviews!
I’m so glad you’re enjoying, loving, devouring, inhaling, and eating up Treasure & Treason. I’m working on the next book — Ruins & Revenge — *right now*. The goal was to finish the writing and turn it in for editing on February 1, but it may be a few weeks past that date. That will put us in the April/May timeframe for publication. In the meantime, you’ll have The Ghoul Vendetta (SPI Files 4) coming out on January 31.
The two-week delay was due to me getting two tears in my right retina last month resulting in a vitreous hemorrhage (aka, blood flowing around inside my eyeball), which doesn’t exactly make for clear vision. I didn’t do anything, it just happened. One of the joys of my eyeballs getting older along with the rest of me. (Of course it happened one hour after I’d just bought FOUR new books.)
It happened on a Saturday, I saw my eye doc on Sunday morning, and on Monday afternoon, I was having a laser procedure to essentially weld the tears back to the retinal wall. My retina doc then gave me the bad news — no reading or working out or lifting anything heavy for two weeks while the eye healed. (The jerky, side-to-side motion your eyes make when reading might tear the laser repairs.) Needless to say, that was a “holy crap!” moment for me. That’s what I do for fun and stress relief — read and work out. She told me I could watch TV. I was like, “Uh, I don’t watch TV. I read.” That made for a twitchy two weeks — just ask Derek, who had to put up with me. A bored Lisa is a cranky Lisa. (BTW, In addition to the best fans, I have the best husband.)
And of course, to make it even better, I got the final ebook and print galleys for Treasure & Treason. That was three weeks ago. If I didn’t proof, correct, and approve those proofs, the book launch would have been delayed. You know me; that wasn’t gonna happen. I had told you November 15, and it was gonna be November 15. So in order to proof the galleys, yet stay within my doctor’s activity parameters, I hooked up my big 23″ monitor, blew up the file resolution to 300%, sat on the other side of my office with a keyboard and mouse, and got the job done. Twice. Once for the ebook version, and again for the print version — blurry vision and all. It was like watching TV (I justified to myself). My eyes weren’t twitching back and forth. (Derek wasn’t buying it, but he gave me a look, then let me do what he knew I was gonna do.) Two weeks later, when I went for a checkup, everything had healed perfectly.
YES! (fist pump)
So, long story still kinda long, that was how we got Treasure & Treason into your hands on time. : )
As I said, I’m so glad you’re enjoying it! And yes, in Ruins & Revenge you finally get to meet Tam’s team, who Raine has always referred to as Tam’s “dark mage school buddies.” It’s gonna be a blast if I do say so myself.
As always, leaving a review on the bookseller’s site of your choice is always a GREAT HELP. I would really appreciate it!