Well, originally we had MS4, Blood Apocalypse, scheduled to be released in May. Then we moved it up to April because of the World Horror Con. Release it early so that we could compile the first four books into one big hardback edition and present it at the WHC in Portland. Then ACX reared its ugly head and stated that if your book wasn’t under contract by March 12th, it fell under their new terms and conditions.
In the immortal words of Gomer Pyle, Surprise, Surprise, Surprise. Guess what gets released 3/10/2014?
If you guessed Monster Squad 4, Blood Apocalypse, then you’d be right!
Beside trying to hurry and get MS4 into the system and beat ACX at their own game, there are other reasons for publishing sooner than originally planned. As mentioned, we want to compile the first four squad stories into one very large tome…one complete edition with each story re-edited and rechaptered and attached back to back, telling the epic story of the Rise of the Sicarii from start to finish as it was originally intended. This new hardback edition will be released at the World Horror Convention in Portland and I hope that it will be well received.
I know this is a strange new twist for those who have been following the squads since Phoenix. Usually we plan for a certain date and hold our breath, praying that we can hit close. Something always seems to come up that throws it off, usually at the last minute. But this time, not only are we early, we are WAY early.
So, enjoy it.
Because now the real work begins. Not only do I have to try to promote this, I also have to get MS5 drafted and to Todd for editing. And MS6 and MS7 and…>sigh<
Merry early Christmas y’all.