The reason is because my editor and I agreed that even though the novel has some fantasy and dystopian elements in it–neither one is strong enough to be an overpowering presence.
What takes precedence in this book is the romance elements between Velocity, Mari, and Jaen. So despite my best efforts to create a rather unique book (and reading experience), I got sucked into writing romance for the first time in my life.
Lucky for me, the market for romance novels remains a hot commodity, so I’ll just slide this cover reveal in and let you decide for yourselves whether or not it meets the grade.
Release date on this novel is either slated for December 27th, 2016 or February 1st, 2017. And the reason for this is because I still have to pay my editor the $1,002 for the edits and formatting and that won’t happen till this coming December when I go and work for the Salvation Army as a regular bell ringer.
The edits are going to be extensive and because this is a 166,000 word novel, it’s going to take some time to get the book done. I have no timetable for the completion of said edits. Though, don’t be surprised if it is completed in say 4-5 months.
After which, onto Createspace where I will be spending a couple of hours (at most) figuring out their application formats and such.