So, now that our #MiniNaNo check-ins have finished, I decided that I might as well continue blogging on the few Mondays that remain between now and the release of HUNTING THE DARK on 1st January, 2015.*
I thought it would be fun to share some of the chapter titles for the novel.
Book One, Falling to Ash, didn’t actually have chapter headings, but for some reason this second book just seemed to ‘want’ them. Or need them. I don’t know… I try not to get too ‘magical thinking’ about the writing process, but there’s no denying that some things just happen and I have no idea why. In this case, chapter headings just… happened. As Hunting the Dark is the very first book I’ve ever written that even has chapter titles… you can check them out below! (With a few redacted for possible spoilers, but out of context like this they are mostly non-spoilery until we get towards the end.)
Prologue: The Cage
1: Dreaming of Theo
2: Dust and Shadows
3: Beyond Blood
4: Painful and Necessary
5: Death Wish
6: Door Number Two
7: Regular Superhero
8: Less Than Human
10: Unwanted Gift
11: Hit and Run
12: Hungry Things
13: Wrecked [Kaz note: one of my all-time favourite chapters that I’ve ever written]
14: Dead Girl Talking
16: I Am The Bogeyman
17: Locked and Loaded
18: Wolves Among Sheep
21: Hunter. Predator.
22: Never Say Never
24: All or Nothing
27: In Time
I hope these headings have you wondering about a few things… 😉
A FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION – AND ANSWER
The most frequently asked question I get about the new book is to do with its availability. Yes, as explained in this blog post here it will only be released as an ebook, but the good news is that you shouldn’t have too much trouble buying it – depending on where you live. I checked with my publisher re. which countries Hunting the Dark will be available in – and in what ebook formats – and really it turns out that it is most of them. The answer I got (along with a huge list of all kinds of retailers and distributors that I’d never even heard of) was something along the lines of:
It will be available through near enough all major ebook retailers across the world, barring North America.
I’d suggest just checking with the ebook retailer you generally use – whichever country you’re in. I’m pleased that Moth’s second full-length adventure will be available pretty widely, all over the world. I’m still trying to clarify the US situation, but hopefully I can find out what’s happening there soon.
In next week’s #MothMonday I’m going to be talking about the Boston setting, and why I decided to set both Falling to Ash and Hunting the Dark there. If you have any other questions in the meantime, do let me know and I’ll also answer them – whether it’s here or on Twitter or Facebook.
*I may end up missing Monday 22nd December due to Life Stuff**, but either I’ll just skip that one or will post another day during the week if I can.
**What is this Life Stuff you keep speaking of, Kaz? You might be able to guess – and it’s not really a big secret or anything, considering what I’ve talked about on Twitter over the past few months – but I just don’t want to jinx anything right now. Also, I try not to go on about personal stuff too much online. Do I always succeed? No. 😉