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The Black Hole of October

Posted by Lisa Olsen on October - 28 - 2014

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Here we are at the end of October, and it feels like this entire month has been sucked into a black hole. What have I been up to? A lot, actually, thanks for asking. I took three trips to the coast, scouting book locations and familiarizing myself with the area well enough to write about it, hopefully. I released another Vampire Diaries novel under the Kindle Worlds label, titled Dark Side of the Moon. And finally, I’ve completed the first draft for The Company of Lies, and the edits are going well. I’m hoping to have The Company of Lies out some time in November, we’ll see how long the edits take to finish and I should have a cover reveal soonish.

A lot of people have asked me – when is the next Forged Bloodlines book coming out? It’s hard to pinpoint exactly with the holidays coming up, especially because my oldest is coming home for a visit and I want to be able to do family things without a tight deadline over my head. So, when I say “early 2015″ I’m aiming for sometime in January, but the reality might be February if too many family commitments take precedence.

In looking to 2015, I’ve drawn up a very rough sketch of my writing plans for the year, which are of course, subject to change.

Early 2015 – Tempt Me When the Sun Goes Down
Spring – The Company of Death, the final book in The Company series.
Early Summer – Book 10 of Forged Bloodlines
Late Summer – A sequel to my shifter book, Moonsong, where we follow Scarlett out into the world.
Fall – Book 11 of Forged Bloodlines
End of 2015 – Let Sleeping Ghosts Lie, a stand alone ghost story.

Like I said, this could totally change. The Company might get suddenly popular and I could write Cady adventures ’til the cows come home, or one of the other projects on my back burner could fight its way to the front of the line. Because there are SO MANY IDEAS waiting for their turn!

Let’s hear from you guys. If you could hack into my robot brain, what writing order would you set for me?


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The Company of Lies

Posted by Lisa Olsen on September - 18 - 2014

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At long last I have the title for Book 3 of The Company series! The Company of Lies will be out in a couple of months, I’m not setting a firm date yet since I’ve got a lot going on. I’m almost finished with the outlining process, so hoping to start the actual writing very soon! I can’t wait to get back to Cady and Ethan and see what comes their way next. (hint: it’s not rainbows and unicorns) :)

Thanks to everyone who’s bought Trust Me When the Sun Goes Down so far, we’re hanging out at #7 on the hot new releases list for horror/occult on Amazon! I love hearing from you guys, so thanks to everyone who’s sent me a private message about how much you love the book! I’d love it if you all took the time to write up a quick review on Amazon or Goodreads, they’re so important to us indies. Believe it or not, the number of reviews you have can factor into how prominently Amazon places you, so please take a few minutes to give it a rating when you have the time.


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Trust Me When the Sun Goes Down is out!

Posted by Lisa Olsen on September - 7 - 2014

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Trust Me When the Sun Goes Down, book 8 in my Forged Bloodlines vampire series, is now available as an ebook for $3.99! We’re still working on the print proof, but it should be up in a couple of weeks.

To help celebrate the release, the Forged Bloodlines boxed set (books 1-3) is on sale for $.99 for a limited time!

I’m also hosting a release party on Facebook on Tuesday the 9th from 12pm to 8pm PST. There will be lots of games and giveaways, I hope you can join us!
https://www.facebook.com/events/684324381644925/

Here is the blurb:

“I couldn’t help but think we were finally over the worst of our troubles. I was such an idiot.”

The bad guy’s dead and gone, Jakob’s given Rob and Anja his blessing and left town, so everything should be smooth sailing, right? Right? Not so fast. Lodinn’s still wreaking havoc with their lives from beyond the grave as the search for Carys pulls Bishop and Jakob into the most unlikely of partnerships.

As Anja settles into her hard won bliss, she finds that things aren’t necessarily happy ever after as Rob’s mounting secrets begin to take their toll. All around her violence against humans is spilling into the city streets, threatening to expose vampires to human eyes and bringing vampire hunter Carter back into the picture. His direct but effective methods lead her to ask – is it wrong to kill a killer? Is there anything she can do to bring the violence to a halt apart from compelling the entire vampire community to her will?

When Bishop discovers Carys’ long lost diary, it holds the key to his past as well as Rob’s future. The burning question remains – is Carys really alive out there somewhere or was it merely a beautiful lie and Lodinn’s final revenge?

And can Anja survive a betrayal so deep it shakes her to the very core?

You can find Trust Me When the Sun Goes Down at:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Trust-When-Goes-Forged-Bloodlines-ebook/dp/B00NCPQGDA
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/trust-me-when-the-sun-goes-down

It will be available on Barnes & Noble and iTunes within the next few days.

Up next it’s Book 3 of The Company series, due out late 2014. After that it’s Tempt Me When the Sun Goes Down in early 2015.


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Cover Reveal for Trust Me When the Sun Goes Down

Posted by Lisa Olsen on September - 2 - 2014

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Here’s the new cover and blurb for book 8 in my Forged Bloodlines series. I’m shooting for a release date of Tuesday, September 9th. Be sure to add it on Goodreads! And I hope you’ll join us for the release party here: https://www.facebook.com/events/684324381644925

The bad guy’s dead and gone, Jakob’s given Rob and Anja his blessing and left town, so everything should be smooth sailing, right? Right? Not so fast. Lodinn’s still wreaking havoc with their lives from beyond the grave as the search for Carys pulls Bishop and Jakob into the most unlikely of partnerships.

As Anja settles into her hard won bliss, she finds that things aren’t necessarily happy ever after as Rob’s mounting secrets begin to take their toll. All around her violence against humans is spilling into the city streets, threatening to expose vampires to human eyes and bringing vampire hunter Carter back into the picture. His direct but effective methods lead her to ask – is it wrong to kill a killer? Is there anything she can do to bring the violence to a halt apart from compelling the entire vampire community to her will?

When Bishop discovers Carys’ long lost diary, it holds the key to his past as well as Rob’s future. The burning question remains – is Carys really alive out there somewhere or was it merely a beautiful lie and Lodinn’s final revenge?

And can Anja survive a betrayal so deep it shakes her to the very core?

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23148873-trust-me-when-the-sun-goes-down


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To pre-order or not to pre-order

Posted by Lisa Olsen on August - 26 - 2014

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The first draft of Trust Me When the Sun Goes Down is done and off with my editing team now. This brings me to the question of picking a release date and whether or not to set up a pre-order period. I know a lot of readers like to do a pre-order because it lets you go ahead and get the book, and you don’t have to remember the release date, it’ll magically pop into your Kindle or whatever when it comes out. But Amazon and such require you to have the completed book to them ten days before the book goes live. So I’m thinking – wouldn’t you all just rather have the book ten days earlier?

I admit the last time I did a pre-order for Release Me When the Sun Goes Down, my overall sales numbers were down. The corresponding sales of other books was down as well (I usually see a bump in other sales when I have a new release out). It’s hard to tell if that’s because 30 days was too long of a pre-order period so it spread out my ranking too thin, or if people are getting tired of reading these suckers, or what.

What do you guys think? Would you rather I announce a release date, padding it with enough room to make sure I can have the book done in time and thus delaying the date by up to 10 days, or would you rather wait for it… wait for it… wait for it… go! When it’s live, but get it sooner?


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Kiss the Witch Goodbye is out in print!

Posted by Lisa Olsen on July - 31 - 2014

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Kiss the Witch Goodbye is now out in print! So, for all you out there who prefer to hold the physical book in your hands (and it’s very pretty!), you can buy it on Amazon.com here.

In other news…

There are only five days left to get the Paranormal Romance StoryBundle I’m a part of over on www.storybundle.com/romance. You set the price for how much you want to pay and you decide how much the authors earn. After it’s gone, it’s gone, and you won’t find this collection again.

And, the news everyone is keen to hear – Trust Me When the Sun Goes Down is chugging along well. I’m on day six of writing and I just hit the 25,000 word mark and Anja is having a Lord, beer me strength kind of day! Just wait ’til you see what Anja and friends are up to in this one! I can guarantee you’ll have at least one SWEET ZOMBIE JESUS moment.


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