First, a big thank you to Aeicha, Donna, and Mel for the awesome Crest reviews on their blogs.
I’ve received several common reader questions about Crest and my answers are below.
WARNING: There are spoilers ahead. I highly recommend you avoid this post if you haven’t read Crest yet.
Q: Any release date on Breaker?
A: Other than to say it will be released sometime in 2014, I have no date yet. This is the epic finale. I’m really going to hold back on announcing any kind of date until I’m 100% sure it will be ready.
Q: Any release date on Ondine?
A: Not yet, though it’ll likely be some time near the end of November or December. I’m in the middle of planning another huge international move with my husband, so things are a bit crazy right now. But it will be out by the end of this year.
Q: So who’s the Shadow? A hint, a clue? Something? Anything? Please, please, please? Etc.
A: There are two things I will mention. First, Breaker starts exactly at the moment Crest ends so you’ll get your answer right at the beginning.
Second, the larger series arc and plot points were all planned before I began writing the first book. Clues and details are there from Whirl.
And that’s all I’ll say about that.
Q: Why did Julian do what he did?
A: This is a complicated question to answer. Like everyone, Julian is a result of his past experiences, his surroundings and education, and his choices.
He has always pushed the line, a trait our heroine deeply relates to. But Kendra has grown, whereas Julian has yet to find his way forward. In this case, he stepped too far. For Kendra, he crossed her line in the sand.
Can they resolve their friendship? Well, you’ll have to wait until Breaker to find out.
Q: Is Jourdain the Ondine from the poem at the beginning of Whirl?
A: Yes. Jourdain’s story is based on Whirl’s epigraph, the poem that partially inspired the series.
Q: Is Crest coming out in paperback soon? And will you be doing any signed copies/giveaways?
A: Yes. Paperback version is coming very soon. I’ll announce on the blog, website, Facebook, and Twitter when they’re available. I’ll also do some kind of giveaway once it’s released.
Q: Will you do a Tristan POV for scenes from Crest? Especially the cave scene?
A: I’m not sure yet. If you want to read it, let me know (message/comment/tweet/etc.). Depending on whether there’s enough interest, I’ll think about doing it, probably by tying it in with a separate event.
Any more questions? Feel free to ask them below. I’ll try to answer a few more before closing comments.
Thanks, everyone – I’ve loved reading your messages. I’m just thrilled and delighted you’re enjoying Crest.