Hope you enjoy!
Blood Moon (SMVS, #5.5) Soundtrack
|Author J.L. McCoy||
Hello, dolls! I have a treat for you today. Here is a sneak peek at the Blood Moon (SMVS,#5.5) soundtrack which I've put together on Spotify. These are the songs that have inspired the story or have helped me write scenes. Speaking of, I'm off to write!
Hope you enjoy!
Blood Moon (SMVS, #5.5) Soundtrack
"Yo, J.L.! When can we expect the next book?"
I get emails like this every day and decided that you dolls were way past due for an explaination on why you're not reading Blood Moon already. I know you have been dying for the next installment of the Skye Morrison Vampire Series but life has been getting in the way of my creative process.
I'm a bit of a fickle writer. It's extremely hard for me to create worlds when mine is in upheaval. My little piece of planet needs to be calm, my mind needs to be clear and happy, and my emotions need to be stable. When things aren't Zen, my writing is complete shit...and that's if I can even type words on the screen. YOU deserve, Skye's world deserves, my absolute best. I don't want to feed you a substandard story. Each of you mean more to me than that. You deserve gold and I'm damn sure going to give it to you. That being said, I'm a pretty private person, that's why I haven't said anything sooner about what's been going on, but you dolls deserve answers and I'm going to give them to you...right now.
When I released Revelation of Blood (SMVS, #5) back in July, I had fully intended to release Blood Moon (SMVS, #5.5) and Retaliation of Sins (SMVS, #6) right after. Under normal circumstances, it takes me between 1-2 months to write a book, so I planned on having both out by the end of 2013. Well, life decided to crap all over my well laid plans in August. First, my husband Kenny got very sick. After extensive tests were done, and many sleepless nights, we learned that he had to have his gallbladder removed. Easy surgery and recovery time, right? Pffffft! Yeah, no, not so much. Hubby ended up having some complications and we spent the next 2-3 months having every test under the sun and seeing every specialist in Austin trying to get answers. About this time, we get the news that one of my "can't live without you's" (I've only got 6 of them) has cancer...the aggressive kind. I promptly freaked the eff out and devoted every waking second to research, statistics, and survival rates (in between doctors visits). They had surgery the day before Halloween and spent a bit in the hospital before coming back home (my home). Recovery went really well, further bad stuff wasn't needed, and life was beginning to calm down again. Well, wouldn't you know it, life decided that I could use a little medical drama of my very own and I got pretty sick. I've had mild type 2 diabetes for a few years but I guess my body decided that that was way too boring so it quit working with me. My doctor put me on daily insulin injections and after a few weeks, I was right as rain again. YAY!
So life is looking great now, everyone is doing well, I'm writing.... And then BOOM. Yep...wouldn't you know it...Hubby loses his job (but it's okay because he was tired of pulling the company on his own anyway). So, he puts in applications all over Austin and nothing pans out. A month goes by and I'm stressing majorly. (Kenny and I have been together for over ten years and he's never been out of work.) In February he gets a call from an acquaintance of his and he offers hubby a job with his company down in south Texas. Hubby has always wanted to live in this city (we vacation there 1-2 times every year) so I tell him to go for it, take the job. Cue weeks of us traveling back and forth on the weekends to see each other PLUS look for a new house. You wouldn't think finding a new house would be hard, right? Wrong! So very, very wrong. The city where hubby now works is a very popular vacation destination for fishing enthusiasts and a winter getaway for Northerners. Houses here are either vacation rentals or are for sale - starting at half a million dollars for a decent one. o_O.
Finally, after weeks of freaking out, of missing my rock - best friend - reason for breathing, we signed the papers on a house this past Saturday. I feel like I can finally breathe again...I feel like things are going to calm down now. Most importantly though, I feel like I can write full-time. (*squeeee*) Up until now, I've been putting down what I can on Blood Moon whenever my Zen decided to show up. Sadly, it hasn't been often. But, we move into our new house on the 28th and things are looking up. I've got my fingers crossed that they stay that way. These 7-8 months have been a roller coaster. Some times were manageable, but many were unbearable.
I'm hoping things keep steady in my life so I can finally deliver on what you dolls have been waiting so patiently for. I want Blood Moon out as much as you guys do, trust me! It's been hard for me to not have access to Skye's world -my happy place. Never forget that I adore you guys. You are never far from my thoughts. I'm really trying my hardest to finish Blood Moon for you and I'll keep you posted on its progress.
Hey, guys! Just a quick note to tell you that all 5 ebooks in the Skye Morrison Vampire Series will be $0.99 on Amazon.com for Tuesday, October 29th! Happy reading, dolls! Xo
**Announcement***This isn't easy to say, but here goes....Due to a difficult two months and a wicked case of writer's block, Blood Moon (SMVS, #5.5/a.k.a Dean and Nikki's novella) will unfortunately be delayed. I can't go into specifics because it involves other people, who I'm sure would appreciate anonymity, but I will say that 2 people who are extremely important to me have had some health issues as of late (one more serious than the other). I'm going to need to devote most of the next month/month and a half to helping one of them with recovery.Worry is a strong and (at times) exhausting emotion. I haven't been able to give Blood Moon the attention and time it needs. Please forgive me, my lovelies. I'll try my best to have the book out before the end of the year. I appreciate your continued support more than you know. You dolls mean the world to me and it hurts my heart to know I let some of you down. All my love,
The to-be-titled novella featuring werewolf Dean and Skye’s best friend Nikki, will be released on Tuesday October 29th! In other news, I'm hoping to have book 6 of the SMVS, Retaliation of Sins, out before the end of December. I can't promise anything, but it's my target. I haven't started writing it yet so I won't have a definite release date until I have a better idea of how the story is unfolding. Unfortunately, I depend on the muses and if they don't cooperate I get a wicked case of writer's block. Thank you dolls for your interest in the series! I'm grateful for each of you! Xoxo, JLM
Just a quick blog update to let you know that Revelation of Blood was released early! You can buy your eCopy today via Smashwords, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble. The paperback edition will be available in the next few days via Amazon as well. <3 Amazon
After nearly dying in the battle with the monster Amun, newborn vampire Skye Morrison is more than ready to begin a peaceful life with mate Archer Rhys and their family.
Burdened with guilt by her unresolved relationship with Jameson, Skye tries desperately to mend what was broken and regain their friendship while in Boston for her Sacred Vow Ceremony. A man from Skye's past comes forward and, as the missing pieces are revealed, will she finally feel complete or is she being set up for more heartbreak?
With Skye consumed by the changes in her personal life, a surprising new enemy emerges to take control . Will the unlikely union of her vampire family and werewolf friends be enough to defeat this new threat?
Find out in Revelation of Blood (Skye Morrison Vampire Series, #5) by breakout author J.L. McCoy.
Available for purchase where eBooks are sold on Tuesday July 23, 2013! Paperbacks available in my JLMcCoy.com store or through Amazon.
Happy Monday, lovelies! I've got some fantastic news... Book 5 in the Skye Morrison Vampire Series has an official release date! Mark your calendars, dolls...book 5 will be out on Tuesday July 23, 2013! Unfortunately, it will not be available for pre-sale on Amazon. Currently, Amazon does not allow self-published authors to have that option. Check out my Facebook page for the latest book updates.
Hey, dolls! I've got some exciting news! Blood of the Son (SMVS, #1) and Sins of the Father (SMVS, #2) will be free on Amazon starting at 12:01am PST on Friday May 17th! This will be the one and ONLY time I'll be offering book 2 for free so grab it while you can.
Also, all of my books are currently free to borrow in the Kindle Lending Library if you are an Amazon Prime member. This will end on June 30th. I've decided not to renew books 2-4 in the program again. If you have any questions, please contact me here or on my Facebook page.
Hey, dolls! I wanted to do a quick blog update about why my responses to your emails are taking longer than normal.
I spent most of March sick (I got the flu and then a cold) and allowed myself to get backed up. I spent most of the days I felt better writing book 5 instead of answering your mails like I should have (and normally do!). Also, I'm seeing a huge increase in the emails I get. Since I personally respond to every one, getting to them will take some time. I'm going to answer 5-7 emails a day starting tomorrow, but it may take me a few weeks to get to the ones that were submitted over the weekend (April 5th-7th). I apologize for the delay and sincerely look forward to reading every one of them. You guys know how much I adore and love talking with you. I wanted to write this so that you didn't think I was ignoring you or didn't care about the email. Quite the opposite, in fact. A lot of days, your emails are the highlight of mine.
So, thank you for taking the time to write me dolls, I appreciate you more than you know. I will write you back as soon as I possibly can. For faster responses, please visit my Facebook author page. I try to check in a few times a day and if I can't, my admins Jacqui and Virginia are still there. I am notified of messages received and if I can't personally answer them, V or Jax email back my response to them.
Thanks for understanding dolls! You'll be hearing from me soon! <3