Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Looking Back, But Looking Forward

Hey all,

One of the hardest things about my work these days is the way publishers open and close their doors so quickly. Even the strong and well run independent publishers are having difficulties. Amazon is so bent taking over small publishing, its really hard for anyone else to make headway in the changing market.

I've had several publishers close on me, and while some desperately needed to close, a few of them were doing the right thing. Knowing that and having them close anyway makes this business fraught with pitfalls you can't really avoid.

Then there are the pubs that have been around a while, but for whatever reason, you just don't click with.  It could be they don't treat their authors well, or you decide that the relationship isn't going anywhere.  Either way, those books, no matter how well received, are now without a home and it takes a while to find a new place for them.

Case in point is my Peacekeeper series.  The Joining was the first book I ever wrote, and it gained both reader and critical approval as did the books that followed. But it lost its home when I parted ways with its original publisher.  I've had many, many requests and questions about when I was going to start the series up again, and I can finally announce that after an extensive rewriting and updating, the first book of the series, The Joining will be available this summer.

For those of you not familiar with the series, here's a little bit about it...

Remember all those stories that Uncle Bob, that great storyteller, used to tell around the campfire? You know, the scary ones, about supernatural creatures that just couldn’t exist. The ones that when you looked over at your father to see if they were true, he just rolled his eyes and shook his head.

Well, what if father didn’t know best this time? What if Uncle Bob was right, and those stories about vampires, shapeshifters, witches, spirits, mutants and fairies were all true. And what if those same campfire stories were living right next to you, blending in with "normal" people, just going about their daily lives, the way you go about yours.

These stories are about some of them….

San Francisco--the city by the bay. Elegant and charming, a city created by hard work and sweat. Now, a  mecca of western civilization known for its art and culture, it hosts over sixteen million visitors a year. But for all it's allure and beauty, this incredible metropolis has a dark side.

The Lower City.

Hidden away from the tourists snapping pictures of the Golden Gate Bride, from the commuters reading their newspapers as they take the BART to work, it's a place spoken of only in whispers.

This part of the city most of the residents aren't even aware of. Safe and secure, tucked away uptown in their cute gingerbread houses and ivory towers, people see just what they want to see. 

But that is about to change.

Want more information on this award winning, bestselling series?  Check it out HERE.

Excited about the thought of reading more Peacekeeper books? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time!

CJ England

Follow Your Dreams

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