Ripping the bandaid right off

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This isn’t a fun announcement to make, so I’m gonna bandaid this sucker and tell you all that I’m sorry to have to say that Hollow Empire is being delayed. Although we all worked really hard to have the book ready for release this year, my editor didn’t feel that the story was as strong as it could be, and we are starting from scratch with a view to publishing the sequel in late 2020 instead.

The good news is that I’m still going to be working really hard to bring you a story that you’ll love. The bad news is that’s just going to take longer than any of us wanted. I absolutely hate having to disappoint the readers, bloggers, and booksellers who loved and supported City of Lies and had been looking forward to Hollow Empire. So many of you took the time and effort to reach out to tell me, to review the book, or tell your friends and family about it; it’s a cliché, but this was my lifelong dream and you all made it feel real. It sucks to have to make you wait. But I promise to do my utmost to bring you something that you’ll love, even if it’s not as timely as planned.

Thanks for understanding.




5 thoughts on “Ripping the bandaid right off

  1. AJ Blythe says:

    Sam, the extra time just lets the anticipation build. I know you will want to have your very best out there and if that means waiting…we wait. City of Lies rocks so we will all be queued next year for Hollow Empire.

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  2. I haven’t read City of Lies yet (I know, I’m so late to the game) but of COURSE we will support you and wait as patiently as you need, to get this story to where it needs to be. Take all the time you need. xx

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