There will indeed be a third book featuring Hallie Michaels and Boyd Davies. It will be published in early 2014.
In the meantime, here’s a brief snippet (which could still change) from Strange Country:
The phone woke Hallie at 4:00 in the morning.
She blinked, sitting up before she was even awake, but disoriented because it was dark and she’d been having a dark dream that she didn’t actually remember, except it was about escape and wanting and things that had never been promised, but could still be taken.
“Hello?” For a moment, she thought it was Death on the phone, thought he’d found a way to reach her in the world.
She didn’t recognize the voice, couldn’t have recognized it because it was mechanical, spoken through some sort of filter, deep and slow and flat like something ground from stone.
“Who the hell is this?”
“Is this Hallie Michaels?”
Hallie threw back the blankets, dropped her bare feet onto the cold wood floor and started looking for jeans and a shirt. Nothing good was going to come from a disguised mechanical voice calling at four o’clock in the morning.
The Wide Open ebook is on sale until the end of April (that’s this coming Tuesday) for $2.99 at all outlets that sell ebooks. That includes Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and others.
If you’re interested, Tor is giving away ten copies of Deep Down on Goodreads. You need an account on Goodreads (free) and it’s restricted to those in the US only, but beyond that, all you have to do is enter.
Billie says, Come on! What have you got to lose?
Wow, I’ve been a bit neglectful, haven’t I?
A couple of quick bits of news and I’ll do a longer update in the next couple of days.
The trade paperback of Wide Open will be available on January 15, 2013. You can pre-order it here and here. Or here and here.
My second book, Deep Down, also featuring Hallie and Boyd and fictional Taylor County, South Dakota will be out on March 5, 2013. It can also be pre-ordered here and here. And here and here.
More later! I promise.
In Wide Open, a near-death experience has left Hallie Michaels, a soldier serving in Afghanistan, able to see ghosts. While she’s trying to adjust to this new reality, she receives word that her sister, Dell, has died mysteriously back in western South Dakota. Home on ten days compassionate leave, Hallie’s determined to discover how her sister died. The sheriff has said that it’s suicide, but Hallie doesn’t believe it.
Her sister’s ghost is following her, strange things are happening all over the county, and there’s a young deputy sheriff who keeps turning up where he’s most not wanted. And someone is working overtime to make sure Hallie never figures out what it all means.
Following Wide Open, there will be two more novels set in the same fictitious western South Dakota county involving many of the same characters. Deep Down is scheduled to published in 2013, followed by a third novel in 2014.
I have a lot of virtual events coming up as the publication date for Wide Open approaches. These events include guest posts, giveaways, interviews and more!
(Where more=reviews of Wide Open)
As things finalize, I’ll post the dates and descriptions here. So, stay tuned.