So many stories, not enough time

I can't believe this year is almost halfway over! After quitting my full time job and becoming a full time writer in January, I had my book year planned out. But sometimes plans change and with a creative brain, who's a 100% pantster, I go where the inspiration goes. So, I figured it was time to give a little update!

You might be wondering what's coming after Chasing Cars and the Lessons We Learned releases on May 16th. I've got so many projects in the mix right now it's hard to tell which one will come out first! So, let's break it down a little.

I Could Be A Monkey is coming very soon. It's in the interior formatting stage right now. The hope is to have it available next month before Utopia Con! Cross your fingers and toes.

At this very moment, Michele and I are writing our novella for the 10 Things I Love About You box set coming this FALL. The story is unfolding into what could be something bigger and we're super excited about it! So be on the look out for that.

But before 10 Things I Love About You came to fruition, Michele and I were working on another story––one that we were almost done with!––and then completely reworked the story line on our road trip to Authors in the Bluegrass last month. We're still hoping to have this one completed before the end of the year, but we shall see!

For my solo books? Willowhaven #3, Stain, and Faylinn #5? Well, unfortunately those got put on the back burner. I still think about them and plot as ideas come to me, but writing with Michele has been where the inspiration is. And I know y'all want stories I love and care about, and don't force. Those books are still coming, I just can't tell you when.

The plan was to get all these books out before the end of the year, but I've got a lot going on personally. Between selling and building a house, moving to Utah (temporarily) at the end of the year to start IVF treatments, and other family and personal things, bear with me! There's still a lot of exciting things to come! Just might not be in the timeline I had planned.


cover reveals

The Faylinn Novels Cover Redo Reveal

One night I was browsing through Regina Wamba's images on Facebook. For those of you that don't know who she is, she's an INCREDIBLE cover designer who owns Mae I Design and Photography. When I was going through her photos I came across an image and thought, "THAT. That is Calliope. That needs to be Luminary's cover." And from there I knew I had to make the change and redo the Faylinn covers. This wasn't something I look lightly. I'd been thinking about redoing the cover for months and months. I'd heard from friends who worked with Regina how incredible she was to work with. Not to mention the fact that I've always admired Regina's work. Seeing the image for Luminary kind of just solidified it for me. And now I can tell you from personal experience, Regina really is as great as everyone says she is. I think she truly captured the essence of every Faylinn book. I hope you'll love them as much as I do!

If you haven't already, begin the series for FREE!

Kaleidoscope (Book 1):
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Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1wBoqBC
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Ember (Book 2):
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Luminary (Book 3):
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Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1BeX1oY
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cover reveals

Luminary Cover Reveal

The day has come for the cover we've all been waiting for! (Well... at least I have.) The Luminary cover is probably my favorite of the Faylinn books. It's simply perfect. Everything I imagined it would and more! Sarah Hansen has done it again my friends.

Cover Design by  Okay Creations

Cover Design by Okay Creations

Heartbroken and a prisoner in her own castle, it is time for Calliope to take matters into her own hands. Mere days remain until she is bound to Sakari and the Waking Oak is destroyed. It seems hopeless, but Calliope is determined to fight.

Loyal to the core, Sakari has always respected and followed his father’s direction, but Adair is pushing boundaries Sakari isn’t sure he wants to cross. Yet remaining loyal to his kingdom may hurt the ones he loves the most.

Kai has a plan to save Faylinn. It’s risky and will require a sacrifice that may cost him his life, but if he doesn’t try, Calliope will be lost to him forever.

War in Faylinn is fast approaching. Hearts will be broken. Sacrifices will be made. Lives will be lost. Only the strongest will be left standing.

RELEASE DATE: September 4, 2014

ADD it to your TBR list on Goodreads!

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The Faylinn Series:

Faylinn Book One

Faylinn Book One

Mindy Hayes

Faylinn Book Two

Faylinn Book Two

Mindy is the author of the YA Fantasy Faylinn series, Kaleidoscope (Faylinn #1), and Ember (Faylinn #2), as well as the Contemporary Romance, Me After You (Willowhaven #1). Currently, she's working on Luminary (Faylinn #3) and Me Without You (Willowhaven #2).

She grew up in San Diego, California exploring her interest for singing and playing the piano. Mindy first discovered her passion for reading when she had to make her first flight alone to South Carolina to visit her, then, fiancé. Her love for writing followed shortly after. Mindy and her husband have now been married for six years and live in Summerville, South Carolina.

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Updates For My Loves

Hey y'all... I know it's been a little bit since you've really heard any writing updates from me so I wanted to give you something... But I'm afraid it's not good news. For the last few months I've been trying so hard to get something down in Luminary. Day after day I've pulled it up and done my best to push the story along, but unfortunately there's been a lot of personal stuff that's gone on that has made writing really difficult. I haven't been in the right place to give you Faylinn fans the story you deserve. I know where the story is going, but you guys have been so awesome, I don't want to push a story of crap just to get you something as soon as possible.  I want Faylinn to end with a bang and go above an beyond your expectation. You deserve something GREAT. I said Luminary would be out sometime this Summer, but I'm going to have to just give it an indefinite 2014 release date.

I'll be taking a little break from writing for a bit, so I can get my crap together. I won't even be working on other projects. So, don't think I'm just pushing Luminary aside for Me Without You like I  did after Ember for Me After You. I'm putting it all on hold. This has been a really hard decision to make. I didn't want to take a break. I just wanted to give you Luminary, but I also want to do the story justice and I just can't do that right now. I hope y'all understand.

I do have the Luminary photo shoot coming up next month, so look for updates on that! Maybe you'll even get some behind the scenes images. ;) The cover reveal will probably be sometime in April or May.

I love y'all so much and promise to keep you updated! <3