Well, my friend, the third and final book of the Harvest series, Reaping The Harvest, is nearly done. I’m making the last of my revisions today before sending it on to the editors. It’s taken a lot longer to write than I had originally expected, because the characters kept driving the plot along as they tried to save (or destroy, in some cases) the world.
How much longer is it, you might ask? Season of the Harvest was 154,000 words. Bitter Harvest was a bit shorter at 132,000 words. Reaping The Harvest weighs in at 163,000 words of action, adventure, and mayhem on a global scale.
You probably want to know if Jack, Naomi, and their other companions, feline and human alike, succeed in thwarting the harvesters. I guess you’ll have to read the book to find out. But you can expect the same sort of roller-coaster ride you experienced while reading the previous two books.
I take that back: this is a bigger and better roller-coaster, the kind where your feet are dangling into thin air and the damn thing is flipping around so fast that your shoes fly off. So take your dramamine before you dive into the book, and make sure to keep the lights on when you read at night. You never know what sort of ungodly thing might be peering in your window.
When will it finally be released? To give the editors and beta readers enough time to do their thing, I’m going to give you 14 October as a fairly firm release date. I know it’s a lot later than I originally promised, but I think you’ll find it was worth the wait.
So, be prepared. And if you haven’t already, tell your friends to check out Season Of The Harvest, which remains free as an ebook, and get more people hooked on the horror of it all…