My publisher went belly up. I have taken down links to purchasing my books until I figure out what, if anything, I will do with them. Gosh, things were just fine for me when the owner two owners back was in charge. She always did right by me. The second owner tried to do right by everyone, and that and some crooks that worked for him torpedoed the company. The last person in charge, I think, was just to try to save something of a shred. I had 5 books published under the first owner, and in the 4 or 5 years that owner #2 was in charge, only 1. The Camellia series has stopped dead at book 5 when there are 9 books. It’s highly likely that books 6 through 9 will never be published unless I figure out how to do that myself. That is even more unlikely.
Now, I’m wondering if I should change my pen name and move on…leave all the wretched mess of this company behind me. I wish I could say I was heartbroken, but nothing happened for me for so long, that it was not even remotely a shock to get the news. I’m just irritated for my readers. There aren’t many of you, but you are supportive and care about my stories. Thank you so much for that. It means everything.
Until very recently, I have not had much time to write. I had to re-read several of my books to get back into the feel and voice of some of the characters. Since I had that chance, I have now written about 8k words on the final book in the Camellia series. Two of the major conflicts are resolved, and the end is nigh!
I know that, after this book, I won’t write anymore books with Camellia as the main character. However, I might write about someone else in her universe. Before that happens, I have another work that needs re-tooling. I think it’s good, but it could be better. My MC needs more people to play with regularly, and I need to make up my mind whether the MC will stay a he, or if I am in for a huge rewrite to make him a she. Great things can come from both rewrites. We shall see what time permits.
Compass Rosegarten (Camellia book 5) will be available for purchase beginning October 1st. YAY!
Not up to speed on the series? Grab books 1 through 4 from iTunes or any of these sites:
Eternal Press (all print and ebook formats available; enter code 61NF17DV2LEX at checkout to get 50% off all books)
All Romance eBooks
As it stands now, there will be nine books in the Camellia series. Book five should release October 1, 2015, and then there may be a lull. The sixth and seventh books have been accepted for publication, but they have to wait their turns through the editing process. Still, they are coming. Once I finished book nine, I will submit both it and book eight.
For those of you who read my books, I hope you enjoy them, and I would greatly appreciate any reviews you might give on your site of choice.
Coffee Time Romance…
Delane wrote: “Wild Rosegarten is an outstanding example of poetry in motion. The amazing writing flows through the thrilling life of humans and vampires fighting for freedom; and age old struggle. The characters are uniquely interesting and offer perfect opportunities for a fuller series of stories for the future. There is never a dull moment in the writing of Ms. Bishop, and I look forward to reading more of the Camellia series.”
I am excited to say that the reviewers at Coffee Time have asked for the other published books in this series to review. I love making readers happy!
Julea wrote: “It has taken me longer than it should have to write a review for this book. I really have no words to accurately say how much I enjoyed it. I can say after reading book 1 I’m attached to another series.
You can’t help but get attached to the force of nature slayer Camellia or the people who surround her. Camellia is no damsel in distress and is one kick a** woman.”
Ramblin’ Rosegarten, the fourth book in the Camellia series, ebook will be out August 1st, but it’s already available in paperback!
Ramblin’ Rosegarten (book 4 of the Camellia series) will be out August 1, 2015! This one was my favorite until I wrote book six. It introduces one of my two favorite characters. I can’t wait for y’all to meet him.
If you haven’t started the Camellia series or you are behind, there is time to catch up. Join Camellia’s roller coaster ride of emotions and life events!