Okay, so I’ve been hinting at something huge going on for the last month, and I just signed the final paperwork today, so here it is:
There’s going to be a fourth Fortitude Scott book!
This is utterly huge, guys, and it’s all thanks to you! You, the bloggers and reviewers who gave such wonderful attention to a book about a slacker vampire. You, the readers who decided to give the book a shot despite it being yet another urban fantasy featuring a vampire. Thank you all so very, very much.
What’s happening right now is that the Fortitude Scott sales numbers are not setting the world on fire, but there was a significant bump in the sales of Generation V paperback and e-books when Iron Night was released. Before this, the folks over at Roc had basically written the series off, and I’d been advised to work on a new series concept for them – but this bump got their attention again. What they’re doing right now is making a bet that there’s going to be another bump when Tainted Blood comes out in November, and that hopefully it will be enough to allow the series to get some traction with readers. And if that happens, they want to have a fourth book in the works to help sustain momentum.
Meaning that there will definitely be a fourth Fortitude Scott book in 2015! This is a book that I desperately wanted to write, because Tainted Blood is definitely NOT the conclusion of this series. (I originally wrote about four more sentences here, but they were too spoilery! I’ll say only this – I have Big Plans going at least into a Book Six)
It also means that this summer I get to do my favorite summer activity – write a new Fort Scott book!
But again, this is because of you guys. Thanks for all the wonderful reviews, fantastic emails, and enthusiasm about this series. You guys made #4 happen. I will leave you with this final piece of awesomeness – here is Suzume immortalized in mini form: