The Sweetie Chronicles

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Exciting News!

There are several things I wanted to announce today.First of all, I am almost finished with the rough draft of Book 5! This is, actually, why I've come to a very big decision about the series that I sincerely hope you will be excited about.

When I first started writing the Peachville High Demons series, I thought it would be a trilogy. Possibly four books at most. Then, in the middle of writing the rough draft for Book 3, I realized the story was much bigger than I ever imagined. The series grew to 5 books. Now that I'm almost finished with the rough draft of Book 5, however, I have realized that Harper's story isn't over just yet. There's still more to tell.

Book 5 is NOT going to be the final book in the Peachville High Demons series. In fact, most of the book takes place in the shadow world and there is still at least one more book needed to finish Harper and Jackson's story.  Book 5 is also getting a new name. I really feel that the LAST book in the series needs to be DEMONS FOREVER, so I'm saving that title for when I'm completely sure the book I'm writing really is the last book. I know everyone has been waiting for DEMONS FOREVER and thinking that was the next book, but as a self-published author, my main goal is to be true to the story and let it unfold that way it needs to. If that means another book, I'm going to go with it. That's one of the biggest advantages to being an Indie author, actually. I don't have an editor telling me the series has to end with Book 5 or telling me what the title of the book has to be. I can let my imagination take over. And I have the power to let the story go where it wants to go.

About halfway through this rough draft, I realized there was so much more story to tell. There is a HUGE surprise in this new book and it sent the story in a direction even I wasn't expecting. Because of that, I started to realize I would need for this to either be a very long book (ha!) or it would have to be broken into two separate books. In the interest of getting the book published quickly and not making fans of the series wait several more months to get the story, I decided on the second option. I'm going to just write more books!

Book 5's new name is RIVAL DEMONS and it is going to be the story of Harper and Jackson's time in the shadow world. What they learn there will change them both forever.

I'm still not ready to give an exact release date for the book yet, but I can tell you that I plan to have it published before the end of October at the latest. I will post an official release date as soon as I have one for you! And for fans of the series, I'm going to need your help in spreading the word about the new title and the new direction of the series! As far as I see it now, DEMONS FOREVER will now become Book 6 and will be the end of the story, but I'm somewhat at the mercy of the story, to be honest. I'm willing to write what I feel is true to the story and let it go where it wants to go. Still, I'm sure there will be some confusion because people will be looking for DEMONS FOREVER to come out in October, not a book called RIVAL DEMONS, so help spread the word about the new title and the extra book now in the series!

I sincerely hope you are as excited as I am about the addition of another book to the series. I have to admit, I've been a little nervous about announcing it! I'm hoping fans of the series will be happy there is another book in the works and they won't have to say goodbye to Harper and Jackson just yet.


8 comments:

NicolleK. September 5, 2011 at 6:44 PM  

That sounds great! I am loving your books! I can't wait to read the next!

Kiki September 5, 2011 at 6:44 PM  

Being a ginormous fan girl of the series,.... YAYAYAYAY!!! I can't wait,... for all of it!

LuluSuarez428 September 5, 2011 at 6:59 PM  

Sara.. Just loved all the books.. I cannot wait.. that is great.. a 6th book.. I can't wait for the next book to come out!!! yeah!!!! :)

Nancy September 5, 2011 at 7:02 PM  

If you've got a good thing, KEEP GOING!

lacycameywrites.com September 6, 2011 at 1:26 PM  

I'm happy for you! That's great news. As a fellow indie, as well, I love the freedom to be able to make such choices! I also love your work ethic! :)

Marcia Colette September 6, 2011 at 3:50 PM  

Sweet!! More Harperrrrrrrrr! :-D

That's the cool thing about being Indie. You can do whatever it takes to tell a story and not have to worry about squeezing everything into a final book because you're not getting another contract.

Unknown September 17, 2011 at 10:08 PM  

I love reading your books cant wait to get my hands on the next one! Thanks for the good reads

Erica October 10, 2011 at 9:54 AM  

Please tell me this book is STILL coming out in October?! I read all 4 books in the past 3 days and I'm completely addicted!!

Sarra Cannon

Young Adult Indie Author

I always secretly wanted to be a cheerleader. And a witch. Now, I write about both. The first five novels in my Peachville High Demons Young Adult Paranormal series are available now in ebook!

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