Hey, everyone, I've been working on getting these listings up and functioning for a couple weeks now, but I think the time's come for an official announcement.
As you can see by the fancy little countdown widget to your right, we do, finally, at long, long last, have a release date for Slivers, book 3 of The Prospero Chronicles!
That's right. Ben, Mina, their mismatched friends, and their shapeshifting foes will continue their battle for the odd little forest town of Prospero and the fate of all humanity on July 6, 2017.
Yes, this July.
"But wait!" you cry (or I hope a few of you do), "I can't even get my hands on the first two volumes of The Prospero Chronicles, since those darned contract squabbles pushed them out of print!"
Well, good news! Leading up to the release of Slivers, Matt and I are also going to be releasing our independent new editions of volumes 1&2.
With snazzy new covers, naturally.
So who wants a peek? I do, I do!
Under normal circumstances, Ben and Mina would never have had reason to speak to each other. He’s an easy-going people person with a healthy skepticism about the paranormal; she’s a dangerously obsessive monster-hunter with a crippling fear of betrayal. But the small Northern California town of Prospero, with its rich history of cryptid sightings, miracles, and mysterious disappearances, has no normal circumstances to offer.
When Ben’s missing childhood friend, Haley Perkins, stumbles out of Prospero’s surrounding woods and right into her own funeral, Ben and Mina are forced to work together to uncover what happened to her. Different as they are, their unlikely friendship may be the only thing that can save the town, and possibly the world, from its insidious invaders.
"A snapping, crackling, popping homage to classic horror that alludes to no optimistic resolution—all the more reason for a series." -Kirkus Reviews
"A promising series opener, this will satisfy those readers who like their scary stories to be as clever as they are chilling." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
This one's coming back on June 6, 2017, and this time the ebook edition will be hitting digital shelves at $0.99.
Pre-order links? Oh yeah, we've got 'em:
Barnes & Noble
Looking for the Kindle edition? The Kindle store listing won't be up for a couple months, but Smashwords has Kindle format available to preorder now.
But what about book 2?
When autumn descends on Prospero, California, Ben hopes the normality of the new school year may offer a reprieve from the town’s paranormal horrors. Mina knows all too well that there are no reprieves and no normality to be had in Prospero, but even she can’t prepare for what the coming year holds.
On top of the vivid hallucinations that have plagued Mina since the attack on the Warehouse, and the brewing Splinter civil war that threatens all of humanity, inside the walls of Prospero High, Ben, Mina, and their expanding Network face a vicious campaign to destroy their friendship, and a mysterious assassin picking off human rebels – an assassin with powers like no Splinter they’ve fought before.
Ben and Mina’s one hope rests with a mysterious old man hiding in the woods outside of town; a living legend who may be able to teach them how to fight this dangerous new breed of Splinter. That is, assuming he doesn’t kill the pair of them himself.
“Titchenell and Carter hold nothing back in this solid sequel that thrills and expands on its predecessor. Aided by swift writing, relatable characters and unexpected scares, Shards is a chill-inducing delight.” —David Powers King, co-author of Woven.
“Maintaining the same level of popcorn-munching fun, Titchenell and Carter are taking The Prospero Chronicles in a promising direction.” --Joe Dell'Erb, Washington Independent Review of Books.
This one's coming back on June 20, 2017.
Smashwords (Kindle & Nook formats available here)
And finally, the never-before-released book 3!
I’ve no illusions that we live ordinary lives, but they’re our lives, and I’m going to make sure we make the most of them whether the Splinters want us to or not.
The humanity test.
For the chance to know, once and for all, who can be trusted, some dealings with monsters must be excusable. Inevitable. Just like this feeling between Ben and me.
And that has to be temporary too.
Release date: July 6, 2017
Smashwords (Kindle and Nook formats available here)
Sadly, paperback pre-orders likely won't be available for this one until shortly before release time, but yes, there will be paperbacks, so if you like that physical charm, mark your calendars!
So... who else is excited?
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