I’ve moved the publication date for Hadrian and Rania’s story to November 24. Dragon’s Mate has been challenging to write—these two characters have run off with the story multiple times and made it into their own. I love when this happens because it creates a better book, but I also want to ensure that the book is published as it should be. This extra month will give me time to think about the story and ensure all the ends are tucked into place. I’ll be able to get the print edition published in advance of the ebook, and will be able to give my ARC reviews more than a heartbeat to read the book.
How this will shake down for you varies by portal. Apple and Kobo allow me to change the publication date and I’ve done that already. There isn’t a pre-order at GooglePlay, so there’s nothing to change or update there. Nook is having some difficulties this month and authors can’t access anything there—normally, I’d be able to change the date there, like Apple and Kobo, but I have a feeling that this time, the pre-orders will just be cancelled since there isn’t a book file. (Even if I had the book file, I wouldn’t be able to upload and publish it, given the troubles at Nook right now.) I’ve asked Amazon if they’ll move my pre-order by a month: if they agree, your pre-orders will remain in place. If they don’t, they’ll all be cancelled. I’ll let you know when I hear back from them.
Edited to add – Amazon has moved the publication date and the pre-orders remain in place. 🙂
Edited to add – I managed to get into my Nook dashboard this morning (the 22nd) and have updated the publication date there, too.
If you follow me on Amazon, you will likely get a release announcement for Dragon’s Mate next Tuesday, even though the book won’t be published. It appears that the dates on those announcements can’t be changed or updated.
I appreciate your understanding and support on this. 2020 has been quite a year so far and not an easy one for creative endeavors. I hope things settle down soon.