I'm a little late on this (completely missed a Christmas post, so happy belated Christmas and happy New Year's to everyone) but I have a little something special to introduce, and an update on the sequel.
Chance Assassin started out as a series of hits rather than a novel, and while it was definitely full of lots of murder, some of the hits weren't included because they weren't needed for plot purposes. There are also some hits that I've written afterward, and will hopefully continue to write, since that time in their relationship was so much fun for me. I was planning on doing a sort of 0.5 companion book to Chance Assassin, but I don't really have enough of them so far to put together a real compilation. So, without further ado, I'd like to introduce a new section of my blog. It's called Greatest Hits, and will include those little jobs that didn't make the final cut but still take place somewhere between the beginning and end of Chance Assassin. You can read them here, and they'll be updated whenever I can manage.
On to other things, and the main reason I don't have a ton of time to work on V.5: Les Recidivists.
For those who follow my blog, you'll likely be aware that Les
Recidivists is the upcoming sequel to Chance Assassin. It's been in the
works for some time, and should soon be entering the heavy editing
stage. It's a bit of a departure from the first book, and a huge departure for me, as it's told in multiple points of view.
Assassin was Vincent's story, and Frank's, but there's a lot going on
in Les Recidivists which can't be seen exclusively through V's eyes. It
was definitely a struggle to get the story told, but I'm hoping that
readers who enjoyed Chance Assassin will come along for the ride.
This is the unofficial blurb so far:
years after the events of Chance Assassin, Frank and Vincent are living
in France, struggling with retirement. And with each other. When
someone from Frank's past shows up and threatens to bring his personal
and professional lives together with a bang, it's up to them to find out
who ordered the hit and take them out first. Things may not be what
they seem, but they may be exactly what Frank and Vincent need.
I will keep everyone posted with any new updates, as well as any new V.5 hits. Happy reading, and happy 2014!