Any questions? Here’s your chance.

Many of you may have noticed that I’m not very active on Twitter and am not even on Facebook. I tend to be a bit shy when it comes to reaching out to people, but I respond very favorably when they reach out to me.

I am too busy writing to tweet all day, unless I have something important to say. And I don’t consider the fact that I am, for example,  eating a tuna salad for lunch as newsworthy enough for a tweet. I also don’t subscribe to the mentality of many authors who send out “Buy my Book” tweets all day long. It has never moved me to buy a book, and I am a reader too, after all.

There are a few exceptions to this. I have downloaded books from authors who take the trouble to talk to their readers, instead of just blasting them with promotional tweets.  I enjoy communicating with readers, which is why I have created this page.

So to get to my point, this is me, reaching out. I am online all day, every day, and if you use the comments section below, I guarantee that I will respond. This can also be a great forum for readers to discuss my books if they so choose, and I will join the discussion if there are any questions.

  1. So pleased to have found your books, Just finished Fire and Ice. Looking forward to the third installment.

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    • Welcome Anita. You’ve just made my day. I’m busy with the final edits, and if all goes well, the third book “Hearts on Fire” will be out on the 7th on Smashwords and Amazon, so you don’t have to wait too long.

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      • Thank you for the response, definitely will circle the 7th on my calendar!

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      • Hi Niki, finished Hearts on Fire yesterday; enjoyed it very much! I know it’s a trilogy but it left me needing more, The characters come alive in your books! I am in withdrawal right night 🙂

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      • Hi Anita, I know how you feel. I’m in withdrawal too. I have focused on the Crossfire series for so long that I feel quite odd now that it’s finished. I agree that it feels like perhaps there should be a fourth one, and I have some half-formed ideas about that. Even with Driftwood, it feels like Karl and Nancy has more to say, which could result in a full-length novel. But I can’t make any promises. I’m a slow writer (I envy writers who churn out a novel every month) so it could be six months before I bring out something new. Thank you for taking the Crossfire journey with me.

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      • Hi Niki, I see the book Driftwood, I won’t be able to read it, It’s Kindle and I have a Nook…will it ever get to Barnes and Noble? I follow a few on Twitter but I never tweeted until today, figured I just go and jump into it 🙂 One tweet whoo hoo!

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      • Hi Anita, I had to sign a exclusivity contract with Amazon for Driftwood to participate in a promotion they are running. On the 21 May the exclusivity expires, after which I will immediately release it on Smashwords who will distribute to B & N. So probably by middle of June it will be on Nook.
        If you have a laptop or desktop computer, you can download the Kindle for PC app which will allow you to download and read Driftwood from Amazon. If you read my post Driftwood Free on Kindle, you will see the link to download the software.
        I am following you on Twitter now. Just a few tips, (I speak from experience) you will attract more followers if you add a picture of yourself and write a small bio. If it’s just the default picture you will find most people won’t follow back. Have a wonderful weekend. 😉

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  2. Just got addicted to the Crossfire series and am anxiously waiting to see what happens. I commend you on your perfect cliffhangers! I am so pleased that I found your books! I love that the characters have all sides to them and not just one or two.

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    • Thank you, Cai. I loved writing the Crossfire series. Thank you for all the wonderful compliments. I can’t take all the credit for the characters though, sometimes they just take on a life of their own. I hope you’ll enjoy the final book in the series as much as the first two. Just two more days to go.

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  3. Oh my goodness, I got the first one free in iTunes, as soon as I finished it I just had to purchase the second. I want to thank you for these books. I don’t suppose you have any idea when iTunes will have the third one? I’m also looking forward to reading driftwood.

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    • Hi Ashley,
      The third book, Hearts on Fire, will be releasing on Saturday evening on Amazon and Smashwords. As a South African, I cannot publish directly to the Itunes store, so I go through Smashwords. It’s a bit of a process, because Smashwords takes two weeks to approve the book for distribution to sites like Apple and Barnes & Noble. Normally after approval it takes another week to ship so in my estimation, it will be about a month before Hearts on Fire will appear on Blio, Itunes and B&N. Luckily, Smashwords offers all these formats, so if you don’t want to wait, it is possible to download from them direct.
      Driftwood will probably only appear on the Itunes store around June, because I had to sign a three month exclusivity with Amazon in order to take advantage of a promotion. The contract period ends May 21, so I’ll publish it on Smashwords the day after, and then the same process applies. But before May 21, I can still give Driftwood away for two days for free. I will announce those dates on this blog, so keep an eye out. Then you can use your Kindle app to download and read it for free.
      Thank you for commenting, I am excited that so many people are enjoying the series so far.

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  4. Anita Limbeck

    Thank you for the information Niki, I appreciate it. Take care.

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  5. Just finished the trilogy yesterday, and Driftwood this evening. Loved each of them, and hope that you will continue Karl & Nancy’s story in a future novel. I don’t tweet, ever. I am on FB and that is how I “discovered” you. One of the other authors I “like” does a weekly “what are you reading” post and I have found some really wonderful writers that way.

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    • Hi Nancy. Yes, I also think tweeting is overrated. Personally, I think there are more writers than readers on Twitter. I agree that word of mouth is solid gold. No amount of advertising could make up for one reader saying to another: “You should try this book. I couldn’t put it down.”
      I love it that you enjoyed the Crossfire Trilogy, and the good news is that a full length novel (as yet unnamed) about Karl and Nancy is in the pipeline. In fact, that is the project I’m working on now. I’m not a fast writer, but I hope to release it by the end of the year.

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  6. Hi – loved your first two novels in the crossfire trilogy. Will the third novel be available on iTunes any time soon?

    Thanks

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  7. Hi Niki

    I was wondering if there will be another book following Driftwood. I loved the story between Nancy and Karl and wanted to know how it ends with her being pregnant with his baby. I love the crossfire series and would like to read more of them. Please let me know when next book will be out.
    Thank you
    Stella

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    • Hi Stella,
      The next Crossfire novel, which will feature Nancy and Karl as main characters, should be out by this time next year. I have done the outlines for a further two books in the series, but I am busy with another project at the moment, which I will publish around December.
      I am thrilled that you’ve enjoyed the Crossfire series so far, and hope you’ll look out for my new book in December. The working title at this point is Knight: Origins.
      Thank you so much for your interest.

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  8. Omg im so excited to see what happens to Nancy and Karl! I wish it would come out sooner.

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    • Hi Renee, I’m so glad you enjoyed Driftwood. As I said to Stella earlier, I will have a full length sequel out by June next year.
      I don’t know if you have tried the Crossfire Trilogy, which starts around three years after Driftwood. Although the trilogy tells Stefan and Marcelle’s story, Karl also features prominently, especially in book two and three.
      The first book, Crossfire, is free at Smashwords until the end of July. The coupon code is SSWIN.
      Thanks so much for your interest.

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      • Yes I finished them in a few days. I loved them as well. I wish we could continue to follow their marriage and possibly see them with children. Maybe they’ll be seen in the Karl and nancy series? Love your work. 🙂

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      • Hi Renee, welcome back. I think that reading Driftwood first perhaps gave you a unique insight into the person Karl really is, and not the face he presents to the world. And his relationship with Nancy, though he was bitter about it, probably primed him for the emotional support he needed to provide to Marcelle three years later. I’m happy that you enjoyed the Crossfire Trilogy, and yes, we haven’t seen the last of Stefan and Marcelle. They will feature in the Karl and Nancy series also, though not as the main characters. Thanks again for your feedback and compliments. 🙂

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  9. Omg!!!! Just finished the Crossfire trilogy. Loved it!!!!! Couldn’t put it down and Driftwood was such a tease. I can’t wait for Karl and Nancy’s story, please write faster!!!! LOL thank you for such a great series!!!!!! Loved your style.

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    • Hi Eve, I’ve got a huge grin on my face right now. Thank you for all the wonderful compliments. I will do my best to write faster. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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  10. i’ve read crossfire and would love to read the other books. the problem is i don’t have credit card and i’m wondering how will i be able to purchase your books…thank you

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    • Hi Dita,
      The majority of ebook retailers accept only credit cards. But help is at hand. Smashwords, who distributes my books, also has an online store. Smashwords accepts Paypal payments, so you need not have a credit card to purchase my books from them. They carry all formats of ebook, so it doesn’t matter what your device is.
      This is the link to see how to download the ebooks to your device. http://www.smashwords.com/about/supportfaq#readonPC .
      Click on the link below to take you to the second Crossfire book on Smashwords. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/116096 Thanks for contacting me about this, and please let me know if you don’t come right.
      Kind regards

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  11. Hiya Niki! I read your crossfire series and it was fab! I loved it! I was just wondering when Karl and Nancy’s book will be released?x

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    • Hi Rachel, I’m thrilled that you enjoyed the Crossfire series. Please consider leaving a review to tell other readers about your experience. Yes, Karl and Nancy’s story isn’t finished yet. I will be releasing the sequel in the later half of this year, most likely August. I am also releasing a new book, called Lily’s Reprieve at the end of January. I hope that you’ll give Aidan and Lily (the main characters) a chance to entertain you. Thanks for your interest. 😀

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  12. Thanks. Yes i will definatley leave a great review for the crossfire series because it was soooo good. Will the book Lily’s Reprieve be in third person?x

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    • Thank you, Rachel. Lily’s Reprieve is in third person. I prefer to read books written in third person and I write in third person. I find first person too limiting. The book can be classified as paranormal/fantasy romance, but I promise not a fairy, goblin, demon, angel, vampire or werewolf in sight. I wanted to try something a little different from Crossfire, but at the core of Lily’s Reprieve is still two lovers trying to overcome tremendous obstacles. So I guess it is a bit like Crossfire after all. LOL.

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  13. Fab! I only like to read books in third person too. I like to read about what both the two main characters or more think. Plus i read every genre out there except horror so thats good too.x

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    • I also read most genres except horror. I don’t watch horror movies either, particularly supernatural horror. I broke my own rules the other day and watched a zombie movie. Bad idea. I had some very graphic dreams that night. Never again. lol.
      I will announce on this blog when Lily’s Reprieve is available. At present I’m busy with final edits and polishing.
      Have a wonderful evening. 😀

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  14. Same! I HATE horrors!
    Okay thanks!x 🙂

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  15. Any chance of you continue the Crossfire series beyond the trilogy. Just seems like they need more not like yhey havn’t been through enough. Loved what they had to over come! I can say this not to many writers put out 3 great books in a series you did it beautifully. Keep us reading!

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    • Hi Dawn,
      I’m very happy to hear you enjoyed the Crossfire Trilogy. Thank you for the wonderful compliments. The good news is that I am busy working on another book in the Crossfire Series. I don’t know if you have read Driftwood, which is a short story, and a prequel to the Crossfire Series. It takes place about two years before Stefan and Marcelle meet. Karl is the main character in the story, and it tells of his bittersweet love affair with a woman called Nancy Kendall, who he met in Mozambique. This fourth book that I am busy with now, will involve Karl and Nancy, and Stefan and Marcelle.
      I have just recently published a new book, called Lily’s Reprieve, which is book one of the Blackstone Trilogy. It is a paranormal fantasy romance, but it is set in the real world, so it’s not like Lord of the Rings, or something like that. More like Twilight, I guess, and by that I mean it is set in the real world, not a fantasy landscape. But no vampires or werewolves or anything like that. I like to think that I have created a totally different hero, never before seen in a book. If you are interested, I have made sure that a 40% sample is available at Smashwords, which is double the sample you get at Amazon. Please feel free to check out the sample, you might like it.
      Thanks for commenting, and happy reading. 🙂

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  16. I just finnished Lily’s Reprieve and I absolutely loved it But when can I get Book 2 Im dying to find out what happens next

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    • Hi Cindy. I am busy writing the sequel to Lily’s Reprieve and plan to publish it at Christmas, or January 2014 at the latest. I am so happy that you enjoyed the first book and thanks for contacting me. I will announce it here and on Twitter when the sequel is available. 🙂

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  17. Sharon Price

    I really enjoyed Lily’s Reprieve, cant wait to read the next instalment of this Trilogy . Keep up the outstanding writing

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    • Hi Sharon, I thought I recognised your name. You added me as a favorite on Smashwords. Thanks for that, and I’m glad you enjoyed Lily’s Reprieve. It’s a bit different from my Crossfire Trilogy, but so far feedback has been good. I’m busy with the next instalment, and expect to have it available December 2013. I don’t know which version of Lily’s Reprieve you have, but if you have the one with the old cover, and want to rather have the updated one with the new cover, please let me know and I will give you a voucher to download it free. 🙂

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  18. Love it, love it, love it!!!!!. Just finished Lily’s Reprieve. Can’t wait for the second book. In the mean time will purchase the Crossfire Trilogy. Keep up the good work.

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    • Thank you, Olga. I’m thrilled that you enjoyed Lily’s Reprieve, and I hope that my Crossfire Trilogy gives you hours of reading pleasure. Remember the first one is free. The sequel to Lily’s Reprieve is called Aidan’s Redemption, and I will announce it here as soon as it is available. Thank you for contacting me. 😊

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  19. Lynda Ramsay

    Please please help me. I’ve read your first two Cross fire books, but am having great difficulty in down loading the third one- ‘Hearts on Fire’. Amazon says something about some technical fault. I do hope you can help me as I desperately want to finish reading the trilogy which is very gripping, I must say.

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    • Hi Lynda, I’m not an expert on Amazon’s software, but what you can try is to go into the ‘manage your kindle’ section of your account. If Hearts on Fire already appears there, you can use the options there to redeliver the book to your Kindle. If HoF doesn’t appear there, but you are sure that the transaction has gone through, I think your only option will be to contact Amazon’s technical department. I hope this helps.
      I’m glad you enjoyed the first two books and hope you will be able to download the third one.

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  20. I have read all your books. Just finished Lily’s Reprieve. Love it. Also loved the Crossfire series. I read them all in a weeks time, I just couldn’t put them down, anxiously waiting for more.

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    • Hi Pam, thanks for all the lovely compliments. I always enjoy getting direct feedback from my readers. To answer your question, I am busy writing Aidan’s Redemption, which is the sequel to Lily’s Reprieve. It will be available around Christmas this year. In 2014 I plan to release another Crossfire book as well as the conclusion to the Blackstone Trilogy.
      Thanks again for commenting and I wish you a wonderful day.

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  21. Hi Niki ,
    Was wondering I’d there was a release date for the new crossover book yet? Thought i had read august somewhere. Have read the crossfire trilogy and drifted a few times now 🙂
    Also looking to maidens reprieve at xmas.
    Cheers

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    • Hi Melanie. Aidan’s Redemption will definitely be out at Christmas. I was busy writing the fourth Crossfire book in May 2012 when my older brother died in a motorcycle accident.
      To say the least, it knocked all the creativity right out of me. I struggled for six weeks to continue the Crossfire book before I shelved it. I started Lily’s Reprieve instead, and am now busy with Aidan’s Redemption. I think it helped me because these Blackstone Trilogy books are fantasy, not reality.
      However, time has passed, and I’m eager to continue with the Crossfire book. As soon as I’ve published AR I plan to continue with Crossfire: Somali Sunrise. I anticipate that it will be available August 2014.
      Thank you for your interest and for commenting. Have a wonderful day.

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  22. Do you write anything I don’t like lol.

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  23. Hi, I’m so looking forward for Aidan’s redemption! I really loved Aidan as a hero. Never stop writing. Blessings.

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    • Hi Alejandra, just two months to go before Aidan’s Redemption is available. I’m so glad you like him as a hero, I think he’s rather dashing too. Thanks for commenting. Have a great day. 🙂

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  24. Niki I just finished the first book in the blackstone triolgy . Wow great book,just wondering when the next one will be out? On pins and needles love the charactors and the story very much thank you for the great read !

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    • Hi Chris, I’m so glad you enjoyed Lily’s Reprieve. Luckily you don’t have long to wait for book 2, which is called Aidan’s Redemption. It will be available on Smashwords and Amazon just before Christmas, and at other retailers about two weeks later.
      Thanks for commenting. Hope you have a great day. 🙂

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  25. Niki, I just finished Lily’s Reprieve and I want more. This can’t be all there is between Lily and Aidan ( my grandson’s name was Aedyn, he passed away in 2009 from Leukemia, he was only 4 years old, so this story was even more memorable to me). Thank you and I can’t wait for the next book.

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    • Hi Teresa. I’m so sorry for your loss. Your grandson had a beautiful name, and I love the way you spell it. Makes it very special. I chose Aidan’s name after careful research. Because he was born in the 10th century, he needed a name that existed then already. After a lot of searches on name sites on the internet, I chose Aidan, though of course in the tenth century it would have been spelled more like Aedyn than Aidan. I know it has become a very popular name in books these days, but I want you to know that I chose it with care, and not just because it’s popular at the moment.
      The next book in the Blackstone Trilogy is called Aidan’s Redemption, and it will be available at Christmas, so you don’t have long to wait. Have a great day. Happy reading. 🙂

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  26. I just finished Lily’s reprieve and it took me on a wirlwind of emotions. I was left in a daze and complete shock that its a trilogy and not a stand alone. I try to keep away from serials because I do not react well to cliffhangers, either can’t afford the sequal (recently became bankrupt) or its not available in ibookstore, in this case its not even written yet. Eventhough I broke my rule and this book is so special, I will wait patiently for book 2 to come out. Good luck writing and you are an amazing talent! Thank you so much for a great story. X

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    • Hi Sophie, thanks for contacting me. I’m glad that you enjoyed Lily’s Reprieve, but I’m sorry to hear about your recent misfortunes. The sequel to Lily’s Reprieve will be published at Christmas. I will contact you soon after to arrange a complimentary copy for you. (No strings attached.) Enjoy the rest of your day. 🙂

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      • Dear Niki, that sounds wonderful. I read on kindle (hardly any paper anymore) thats why i stumbled on this free e-read. But it has been one of the best i have read in a while! You get great reviews for it i saw on Amazon and I left one there as well for you. Can’t wait to Christmas and no I want to buy it bc i believe its important to keep stimulate wonderful artists!! I try to buy whenever i can and you are so worth it! Thank you for writing and your reply! X

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  27. Dear Niki,
    I just read the crossfire trillogy and driftwood over the past 3 days and loved them will there be more of karl, kris and stefan? At 44 I have many medical issues and chronic pain and I’ve found books help keep my mind elsewhere during the worst times. Think you for your talented writing. Do you have any idea when or if more crosdfire related material will be released?
    Sincerely,
    Laurie Steflik

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    • Hi Laurie, I’m thrilled that you’ve enjoyed reading my books. The good news is that I am planning a book that will follow on to Driftwood. It will be called Somali Sunrise and all the main characters will be featured. I envisage releasing Somali Sunrise near the end of 2014, so unfortunately it will be a bit of a long wait. Sorry about that.
      I have another series going which leans more to the fantasy genre. The first book is free and it is called Lily’s Reprieve. The second book will be releasing just after Christmas and is called Aidan’s Redemption.
      Thank you for commenting.. My mother also suffers from chronic pain in her spine, her hips and her knees, so I have a fair idea of what you’re going through. I hope that you have more good days than bad.
      All the best to you for 2014.

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  28. Carolyn Fraley

    Hi Niki I am so ready for Aidam’s Redemption will I be able to down load it on my nook.
    I have read all of your books.Ifeel lost since I dont have anything of yours to read.It is day
    after Christmas, how much longer now. Carolyn.

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    • Hi Carolyn, it’s so nice to hear from you again. You have been on my mind lately because every day I get a reminder from my iPhone telling me to send an email to Carolyn when Aidan’s Redemption is published. Remember I promised that I would. The good news is that the manuscript is done, the cover is done. I’m just busy with final edits and anticipate publishing somewhere around or before January 10. Please accept my humblest apologies for the delay. I had my publication schedule set up, but sometimes life intrudes. I see that you use Nook so just a head’s up that even if I publish around January 10, it may take as long as two to three weeks for the book to appear at Barnes and Noble. Perhaps it would be better to download from Smashwords as they also provide the correct format for Nook. I will send you the link with my email. Have a wonderful day, and thanks for contacting me. 🙂

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      • H!!! NIki thank you sooo muck for getting back with me.Looking foward to middle of January.Please let me know what you are working on now,keep the good writing up.
        Carolyn

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  29. Hi Niki, I am a huge fan of your work. I read Crossfire first, I saw it was a free book and thought I would try it. I couldn’t put it down then just read book after book until I ran out! I have been searching for Aiden’s Redemption daily to no avail – please ask Amazon to stop dragging their feet! We are all desperate to read it. I will try to be patient for Somali Sunrise but I just love your work. Thank you for the work you put in. You can tell so much goes in to your character’s and their journeys.

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    • Hi Clare, thanks for contacting me. I’ve had some delays with the publication of Aidan’s Redemption, mostly due to the fact that I had underestimated the amount of holiday traffic that would be crossing my doorstep in December. The good news is that the manuscript is complete, and the cover is done. I am busy now with a final round of edits, ie the final spit and polish, and then I will be able to publish.I don’t want to give a definite date, because I just heard that my cousin and her kids are coming over this afternoon. But I can promise you that it will be before January 10. Thank you for your patience, and all the lovely compliments. Have a wonderful day.

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  30. Hi Niki, I too am still waiting for Book 2 following on from Lilys Reprieve and I thought this would be available via Amazon by Christmas – any idea when Book 2 will be available please?

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    • Hi Linda, thanks for contacting me. Aidan’s Redemption will be available on Amazon and Smashwords on or before January 10, 2014. Please accept my apologies for the delay. Have a great day. 😉

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  31. Cieara Hutchison

    When is the next blackstone book coming out?

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  32. I have read all your crossfire books and pray you are going to finish writing about “Driftwood”…Lynn

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    • Hi Lynn, thanks for contacting me. The sequel to Driftwood, which will be called Somali Sunrise, is my project for 2014. If all goes well, I anticipate publishing it towards the end of 2014. Sorry about the wait. I have another free book out there, Lily’s Reprieve, which is the first book in the Blackstone Trilogy. If you enjoy paranormal romance, you might like it.
      Have a great day. 🙂

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  33. OMG!!! I’ve been surfing Amazon for Aidan’s Redemption. I cant wait till it’s released. I so LOVED Lily’s Reprieve.

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    • Hi Destiny. Aidan’s Redemption should be available soon. I uploaded it to Amazon a few hours ago and it normally takes about 12 hours before it becomes available to buy. I’m so glad that you enjoyed Lily’s Reprieve and hope that Aidan’s Redemption will give you many hours of reading pleasure. 🙂

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  34. When will Aidan’s Redemption be on barnes and noble.

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    • Hi Mary. I have uploaded Aidan’s Redemption to Smashwords, who will distribute to Barnes and Noble and various other retailers. This could take anything from two weeks to a month, as it has to approved for Premium Distribution first. If you don’t want to wait, you can download the correct format for Nook from Smashwords. Thanks for contacting me.

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  35. Hi Niki i just read both of your books of the Blackstone Trilogy wow i loved it but i must say the woman in this Trilogy Lily she is the first heroine i can’t stand in a book she makes you wan’t to slap her for being so childish but i understand she is young but geesh i feel like just jumping in the book and slapping her and telling Aidan to take me instead lol but also i wanted to slap Aidan too for cheating on her for whatever reason he had still is not a good enough reason to cheat but i can say one thing you got me hooked lol if you can have us readers so into the Character’s then you are doing a fabulous job !! can’t wait for the next installment . . Elena

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    • Hi Elena, if my books promote such an emotional response in you then I have done my job well. I agree Lily is immature in the first book, but that is how I wrote her. I believe that her actions are consistent with a young girl who has been spoilt, pampered, and made the center of attention at all times. And who can blame her parents for doing that. They didn’t know if she would live to see adulthood. So unfortunately, Lily was the product of her environment. Had she not been an ill child, she would have turned out differently.
      But I think that in book two, she grows up a lot and learns to fight for herself, instead of relying on Aidan to save her. And consistent with her growth arc, I believe she will reach full maturity in book three and be a worthy partner for Aidan.
      Thanks so much for commenting. I really love getting feedback from readers. Have a wonderful day. 🙂

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  36. Just finished book two. Awesome read can’t wait for book three. When can we expect it. This series is one of the best I have read and I have read a lot. Teresa

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    • Hi Teresa. Wow, what a wonderful compliment. I’m thrilled that you’ve enjoyed the Blackstone Trilogy so far and hope that the third book will also live up to your expectations. At this point I cannot give you a release date for the third book, which will be called Resurrection.
      I have another trilogy out there, the Crossfire Trilogy which has also proven quite popular. I’ve promised readers a fourth book in that series, and will have to make good on my promise before I can start the third book in the Blackstone Trilogy.
      So the only thing I can say is that it’s highly unlikely that the third book will come out in 2014. Possibly in the first half of 2015 would be more realistic.
      Thanks so much for your interest. I hope you have a wonderful day. 🙂

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  37. Carolyn Fraley

    Hi Nlki I loved book 2 Blackstone series.I love aidan and lilly. you do really well with them. I dont have anything of your to read now,and it hard to read anything else.really love reading your books.What are you working on now. Carolyn

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    • Hi Carolyn, I’m so glad you enjoyed Aidan’s Redemption. At the moment I’m working on a book called Somali Sunrise, which is the sequel to Driftwood, which is a spinoff of the Crossfire Trilogy. I hope to publish near the end of the year. Thanks for your interest. Hope you have a great day. 🙂

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  38. I’d love to read a follow up to Driftwood. Will it remain a stand alone/prequel?

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  39. Hi Niki, I just finished reading Book 1 in the Blackstone series. I am absolutely hooked! I had misgivings about how I would feel about it before starting but I couldn’t put it down after. I cannot wait to read Aidan’s Redemption and will be looking forward to the third installment.

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    • Hi Laurie, I’m so glad that you enjoyed Lily’s Reprieve, and hope that Aidan’s Redemption gives you many hours of reading pleasure. I’m just a little puzzled about the misgivings you had before reading the first book. I’m always trying to improve my books and am curious about the origin of your misgivings. Maybe it’s something I can fix.
      Hope you have a great day. 🙂

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  40. Jacqui Hemes

    Hi Niki I am totally hooked on your books I have both Lily’s Reprieve and Aidan’s Redemption which I thoroughly enjoyed could you tell me when the final book in the Trilogy is due please? Have read all your books which I have to say in my opinion were brilliant

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    • Hi Jacqui, thanks for all the compliments. I’m thrilled that you’ve enjoyed all my books. The third book in the Blackstone Trilogy is due end of 2015. I will try for earlier but can’t make any promises.
      At the moment I’m busy writing the fourth Crossfire book, which will be called Somali Sunrise. I’ve had so many requests for a sequel to Driftwood, the prequel to Crossfire, and have postponed it twice, so that’s what I’m busy with this year. Since you’ve also read the Crossfire Trilogy, I hope this will be good news for you. Thanks so much for commenting. 🙂

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  41. Jacqui Hemes

    I will look forward to that one as well. You just get hooked and can’t wait for the next instalment. Carry on what you are doing Niki and I am sure many more people will enjoy your stories.

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  42. Omg I’m sooooooo happy to hear your doing a follow on to driftwood I can’t wait to read that as we’ll as the 3rd instalment of the blackstone trilogy I’m just upset I started to read them now as I’m not a patient person I’ve pretty much read all your books in a week so addictive.

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    • Hi Sam. I have a huge smile on my face right now. I’m so glad that you’ve enjoyed my books. I’m working hard on the sequel to Driftwood and I hope you’ll enjoy it too. The title will be Somali Sunrise. Thanks so much for commenting. I hope you have a great day. 🙂

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  43. hi Niki I have read the crossfire books which got me hooked so then I went straight on to driftwood loved it can’t wait for the next book. Couldn’t stop at that so now read your two blackstone books waiting for the third please keep up the great work loved them all 🙂
    would like a e-mail as soon as the next books are out on kindle.

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    • Hi Donna, I love that you’ve enjoyed all my books. The next Crossfire book, the sequel to Driftwood will be available in December this year. And the third Blackstone book will be available December next year. I always announce books here first so the best thing will be to follow my blog and then you will receive an email when I announce the next book. Thanks so much for commenting. I hope you have a great day. 🙂

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  44. Is Karls story out this year need to know what happens next im totally hooked read all the cross fire stories and loved them

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    • Hi Kath. Yes, Karl’s story will be out near the end of this year. I’m busy working on it at the moment. The title is Somali Sunrise, and features Karl and Nancy as main characters. Stefan and Marcelle will be part of the story too. I’m so pleased that you’ve enjoyed the Crossfire Trilogy books. If you enjoy paranormal romance I have another free book out there called Lily’s Reprieve, which forms part of the Blackstone Trilogy. Happy reading, and I hope you have a wonderful day. 🙂

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  45. Samantha Coatney Zerbel

    Everyone loves your books, Ms. Savage, I am also waiting. It’s almost depressing waiting on a book to be finished. I knew the blackstone trilogy wasn’t finished when I started it, but I couldn’t help myself.( I had just finished the first crossfire and was waiting for the 2nd to be gifted to me for my birthday. ) and plus ” Lily’s Reprieve” was free!!!
    The next thing I know i can’t decided what I want more the unfinished one or the finished one. So I had my mom buy all of them including ” Hearts on Fire ” LOL 😘 now I just found out the crossfire trilogy isn’t even done. I’m so happy. I just assumed it was over. Maybe they will get pregnant again? Anyway I just wanted to tell you that Most of us are waiting on any installment you are working on not caring which trilogy comes first, but please don’t feel pressured. Take your time and do what you do best. Because in the end we like the story’s but mostly we just like the way you write them 💋💋💋💋💋

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    • Hi Samantha, thanks for your lovely comment. I love your enthusiasm. It makes everything worthwhile for me. Just a small correction, the Crossfire Trilogy is complete. I was prepared to let Stefan and Marcelle live happily ever after, or even just happy for now. However, so many people asked for a sequel to Driftwood, which was a short story I wrote to show that it was rejection that had turned Karl into such a cynical man. Again was quite happy to let Karl and Nancy live unhappily ever after. Luckily, due to popular demand I decided to turn Driftwood into a series starter for the Driftwood Trilogy. So the book that I’m busy writing now is Somali Sunrise, the second book in the Driftwood Trilogy, but many readers will see it as just a continuation of the Crossfire Series, because Marcelle and Stefan will feature strongly in the Driftwood Trilogy. I anticipate releasing Somali Sunrise at the end of this year, and then the third Blackstone book at the end of 2015. I wish I could write faster, but I’m afraid that I have to follow my process to create the magic. 🙂
      The good news is that I’m also busy revamping Driftwood to make it worthy of a series starter, and that will be out soon, and won’t be quite so short anymore. If you have already read it, you won’t have to purchase it again, because I will load it as an update, assuming that you’re using Amazon. If not, I can give you a voucher to download it from Smashwords free.
      Thanks again for contacting me, you certainly put a smile on my face. 🙂

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  46. Sharon Payne

    Hi Niki

    I really enjoyed all your books, I have just read Drifwood, I love the relationship between Karl and Nancy, I was very disappoined when it ended, as I would like to read more, I had a long drive today and all I could think about was what happens next, It can’t end just like that so please do a sequel

    Looking forward to other book from you

    Sharon P

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    • Hi Sharon, thanks for contacting me. I have great news and good news. The great news is that I’m busy writing the sequel to Driftwood. It’s called Somali Sunrise and will feature Karl and Nancy as main characters. Stefan and Marcelle will feature too.
      The good news is that it will be available Christmas this year. There is more good news. I’m also busy rewriting parts of Driftwood and will soon bring out an update to Driftwood. Just like you, I’m quite intrigued with Karl and Nancy so I wanted to flesh out their relationship a little more. And there’s a surprise addition to Driftwood too. I’ll announce it here as soon as I’ve published the updated version.
      Thanks again for commenting. I’m so glad that you’re enjoying my books.
      Have a great day. 🙂

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  47. Linda Friend

    When will there be a 3rd book to the blackstone books?♥♥

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    • Hi Linda. The third book in the Blackstone Trilogy will be available Christmas 2015. This year I’m busy writing Somali Sunrise, which is the second book in the Driftwood Trilogy, which is a spinoff of the Crossfire Trilogy. I hope you will give my other books a try while you wait. The first book in the Crossfire Trilogy is free everywhere. Thanks for commenting. Hope you have a great weekend. 🙂

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  48. I’m really anxious for the 3rd instalment of the Blackstone Trilogy. Must we wait so long? That’s a year and a half away. Am biting my fingernails to find out what happens and about the baby and if they finally get together. I’m and old woman and may not live long enough for a 12/15 release due to serious health problems.

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    • Hi Karen. I’m sorry to hear you’re not well. I’m afraid I have to continue with my present project, Somali Sunrise. I have already postponed it twice in favor of writing the two Blackstone books. So I cannot break my promise to the readers of the Crossfire Trilogy and postpone it yet again. If you read some of the other comments you will see that I’m under a bit of pressure at the moment.
      However, I’m prepared to make a concession to try to help you. Normally I take a break from writing from January to the end of March. I will not take that break next January, but will instead start immediately on the third Blackstone book, thereby moving its release schedule up by three months.
      I hope this helps a bit, it’s the best I can do.
      Wishing you well. 🙂

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  49. Hi Niki, I have just read the first two books back to back of the blackstone trilogy and was wondering how long I will have to wait for the next one, and it have also read the crossfire trilogy awaiting the next installment of that too, you have kept me entertained for the past few days and will be reading more of your books. Donna

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    • Hi Donna, the good news is that the next Crossfire book will be available at Christmas this year. And the next Blackstone book will be available end September 2015. I’m also bringing out an update to Driftwood which will be available within a few weeks. I’m expanding it from 15000 words to 45000 to make it worthy of a series starter. I’ll announce it here as soon as it’s available. I’m excited that you’ve enjoyed reading my books so far and hope that my books will continue to entertain you.
      Hope you have a great day. 🙂

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  50. Nicole_Germany

    Hello Niki, I just read the Crossfire Trilogy + Driftwood within 5 days. Looking forward to read more of your books.

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    • Hi Nicole. So glad you enjoyed my books. Hope you will give my other two books a try too. And remember Somali Sunrise will be available at the end of the year. Have a great day! 🙂

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  51. Hi nikki I have just finished reading all the crossfire books and the driftwood was glued only took me a week to read them all,sorry to bother you but am anxious to know if theirs a release date for the second installement in the driftwood series,thanks for ur great story lines!!

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    • Hi Lauren. At the moment I’m busy writing the second book in the Driftwood Trilogy. It’s called Somali Sunrise and I plan to release it early in January 2015. I’m so thrilled that you’ve enjoyed the Crossfire Trilogy.
      If you enjoy paranormal romance you could try the first two books in my Blackstone Trilogy while you wait. The first book, Lily’s Reprieve, is free and the third book in that trilogy will be available towards the end of 2015.
      Thanks for contacting me. I hope you have a wonderful day. 🙂

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  52. Hi, when will the third book from Blackstone Trilogy be out?? I can’t put your books down. You are amazing!!! Please, I have to know what happens to a Lilly. Please write it quickly xxxx

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    • Hi Carrie. The third Blackstone Trilogy book is due towards the end of 2015. At the moment I’m busy with another book called Somali Sunrise, which is the second book in the Driftwood Trilogy. This is a spinoff series of the Crossfire Trilogy.
      I know it is a bit of a wait until end of 2015, but maybe you’ll enjoy reading my Crossfire Trilogy for now.
      Thanks for commenting. Hope you have a great day. 🙂

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  53. Hi Niki

    I have almost finished the Crossfire Trilogy, I’m loving every page of it and really need to read more of your novels! I see there is a Driftwood trilogy, but can only see the first book on Amazon with no mention of the next two?
    Please can you help, reading slowly now as never wanting it to finish!!

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    • Hi Shani, I’m thrilled that you are enjoying my books. I’m busy writing the second book in the Driftwood Trilogy at the moment. It’s called “Somali Sunrise” and should be available early in January 2015.
      I have another trilogy available that’s called the Blackstone Trilogy, of which the first two books are available, called “Lily’s Reprieve” and “Aidan’s Redemption”. The third book “Resurrection” will be available end of 2015. You might like it if you enjoy a mix of fantasy and romance and mystery. Thanks for contacting me. 🙂

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  54. Just have to say, you are an excellant writer. I have enjoyed everything you have written and each time move right into the next book. I started with your Crossfire Series and then read Driftwood. Can’t wait for the next book of Driftwood. Excited to read above that you are working on the next book. While waiting for the next book of Driftwood, I found Lilys Reprieve and finished that quickly. I am now onto Aidans Redemption and am looking forward to it, But , I have to admit, I don’t want to read this one quickly, knowing that it will be quite some time before you get to the 3rd book.
    My hope is that you have a burst of imagination and your fingers fly on your typing!!! You are definitely gifted and look forward to your future works !!!
    Sandra – USA- PA

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    • Hi Sandra, I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed my books. Thanks for all the lovely compliments too. I love writing, and knowing that readers are enjoying my books is a wonderful reward. I can assure you that I’m giving all my attention to Somali Sunrise, which is the next Driftwood book. January 2015 will be here before you know it, and I’ll announce the book release here. Thanks for commenting. 🙂

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  55. I have read the Crossfir books in about a week. Driftwood took.me only a few days. I am now very far behind on my correcting of fourth graders papers. No regrets! Do you have a date in January? Extreamly excised to see what happens with Karl and Nancy.

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    • Hi Ekon, you got me smiling. :). The date for the next Driftwood book, continuing the story of Karl and Nancy, is 11 January 2015. That’s just around the corner, and gives you time to catch up on correcting papers. 😉
      I hope you have a lovely day, and that it’s not too cold on your side of the world. 💐

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  56. I’m so glad you are continuing Karl’s story.

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  57. Looking for blackstone trilogy book three. When will it be available to purchase? I fell in love with Aidan and Lily!

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  58. Hi Nikki……..Just read Driftwood and absolutely loved it. I can’t wait for the next one. You mentioned that it’s out last month. Is the book out yet and what is the title. Thanks Rachael x

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  59. This is going to probably sound silly but did this Series really end on them celebrating their late 1 year or am I totally missing something!? Is there maybe another book on the way? Or did my Kindle copy maybe mess up during download?

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    • Hi Brittany. Yes, it did end like that, which I thought was a positive note for the future. However, due to popular demand I have continued their story. Somali Sunrise, which picks up about two years later, should be available in a few weeks on Amazon and all the other retailers too. It is also the sequel to Crossfire: Driftwood so if you haven’t read Driftwood yet then perhaps give it a try and then you’re up to speed when Somali Sunrise comes out. Hope this answers your questions. Wishing you a wonderful day. 🙂

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  60. Omg so I LOVED the crossfire trilogy. Which lead me to the blackstone trilogy which I LOVED even more. So so excited for the third book. I know I read above you don’t have a release date set in stone. But I can’t wait. But the first two were so good I read them and the crossfire series within a week. Looks like I am going to have to read them again while I’m waiting. Keep up the good work 🙂

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    • Hi Brittany, thanks for all the lovely compliments. I’m walking on air right now. So glad you’ve enjoyed my books so far. As I’ve mentioned in the comments above, Somali Sunrise, the sequel to Crossfire: Driftwood is coming out in the next few days, so that’s something to look forward to. With regards to the third Blackstone book, I’m hesitant to give an exact date. You probably read my blog post “Disappointed”. With ref to that, the good news is I had my knee operation on 18 Feb, but also need another operation to fix my shoulder which was injured in the same fall. I’m not sure how long my left arm will out of action after that, (Doc says six weeks minimum) which will severely reduce my typing speed, but I can assure you that I’ll do my best to get Blackstone 3 out by December hopefully, or January at the latest.
      I hope you have a wonderful day. 🙂

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  61. Hi Nikki. I hope you are feeling better. I NEED the 2nd book of the Driftwood trilogy! Lol what a great series. I loved your Crossfire series. When do you think it will be out?

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    • Hi Patty, yes spellcheck and autocorrect has had me in trouble more than once. And I normally only see it after I’ve pressed send. Lol. The good news is that I’m uploading Somali Sunrise tomorrow on Amazon and Smashwords. Smashwords will distribute it to other retailers, which should take about ten days or so. After I’ve uploaded to Amazon it should take about twelve hours before it becomes available to buy.
      I’m so thrilled that you’ve enjoyed my Crossfire series, and I hope Somali Sunrise becomes a favorite of yours also.
      Not long to go now. I hope you have a wonderful day. 🙂

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  62. Sorry, my name is Patty. Gotta love spellcheck.

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  63. I’ve read the first two books in Blackstone Trilogy and loved them so I’m eagerly looking forward to the next installment. Any idea yet when the 3rd book will be released?
    Thank you,
    Jill

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    • Hi Jill, the third Blackstone book, working title Resurrection, should be available by December hopefully, or January 2016 at the latest. I’m thrilled that you’ve enjoyed the first two books and I assure you that the third book is my sole project for the rest of this year. Thanks so much for commenting. 🙂

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  64. Hi Nikki I don’t see Somali sunrise on Amazon???

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    • Hi Patty, Amazon seems to be having a problem with their system. I have been trying to publish since Friday last week, but it keeps bombing out. I would suggest going to Smashwords as Somali Sunrise is available there and they supply the right format for kindle. Sorry about this. I am working daily with Amazon consultants to try and solve the problem. Wishing you a wonderful day. 🙂

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  65. I’m in the UK so I can’t use smash words as its in USD do u have any ideas what it may be available on Amazon thanks in advance

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    • I think the problem has been sorted out now, Sam. I have been told it will be available on Amazon within the next twelve to twenty four hours. Pls accept my apologies for the inconvenience. Wishing you a wonderful evening. 🙂

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  66. No apologies needed not your fault there is a issue thank you for the reply

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  67. Brittany L

    Thank you so much for replying. I hope your recovering from your first surgery well. I actually haven’t read driftwood yet but i think that and Somali sunrise will be my next books to read. I can’t wait for the third blackstone book but I understand you have to write at your own pace, if you didn’t and rushed through them then your books wouldn’t be so awesome 🙂 I’m usually into sci fi books but I’ve loved every one of yours so far and they always have me so hooked I can’t put them down and I stay up half the night reading them. they will definitely be books I re read, thank you again for replying I think it’s awesome you reply to everyone of your fans comments 🙂

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    • Hi Brittany, thank you for being so supportive. I hope you enjoy Driftwood and Somali Sunrise. Karl Dietzen, who is the main character in Driftwood, is one of my favorite characters, and I really enjoyed writing his story. Thanks for understanding that I have to write at my own pace. My creative process is a bit slow at times but I get there in the end. Lol.
      Hope you’re having a great weekend. 🙂

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  68. Pauline Robson

    Wow I am so excited to download somali sunrise and looking forward to more of your books Niki they are a fantastic read xx

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  69. When will the third book in the Blackstone trilogy be available?
    I have enjoyed reading Aidan and Lilly’s story and look forward to the final book.

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    • Hi Janette, I’m thrilled that you’ve enjoyed the first two books in the Blackstone Trilogy. The third book will be out by the end of this year. Wishing you a lovely day. 🙂

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  70. I love love love your books. I have read and re read the crossfire series. I just finished your latest in the driftwood series. and once you get the next book out I bet I’ll be re reading them again. I have read all of your books in just a couple of days. I can’t wait until you get another one done!

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    • Hi Mary, I’m the same. If I like a book I read it again and again. It’s like peeling off the skin of an onion. You find a different layer with each reread.
      I’m thrilled that you’ve enjoyed my books thus far. I’m busy with the third book in the Blackstone Trilogy now and writing as fast as I can. Thereafter it’s the the third Driftwood book.
      Thanks so much for commenting. I hope you have a wonderful day. 🙂

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  71. I have all your books and I was hoping that you would have a story about the two cousins. I literally checked websites monthly. This will complete my mother’s day on Sunday, a massage and I found your new book. Well, I thought I could wait until Sunday to begin reading but I can’t so I will read it tonight. Yeah!!!Thank you. Keep writing.

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  72. Jacqui Hemes

    Hi Nicky I have all your books so far but I noticed on a previous comment you have a new book out, what’s it called please? I scower book shelves for any books by yourself.

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  73. Yakkei wright

    When is the blackstone trilogy going to be completed I have to know what’s gonna happen to Aidan & Lily

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  74. hi niki I have all of your book also .. I would like to know if you where going to put your book out on audible because I like to walk and I can’t read them when I walk

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    • Hi Betty. At this point I haven’t got any plans for audible, but that doesn’t mean I won’t in the future. At the moment my priorities are to complete both my Blackstone and Driftwood Trilogies in order to keep my readers happy. As soon as that is done I plan to look into audible as well as hard copies of my books. But at the moment everything is such a rush and I feel a bit snowed under. I hope you can understand my situation at this point. Thanks so much for commenting. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Happy walking. 😊

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  75. Nadine Encinas

    Hello,
    I really enjoyed your Cross Fire Trilogy… I just finished reading 2nd book of Driftwood and was wondering when you will be releasing the 3rd book???
    Anxiously waiting 😁😁😁

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    • Hi Nadine. I’m so happy that you’ve enjoyed my Crossfire and Driftwood trilogies thus far. The third book of the Driftwood Trilogy will be available near the end of 2016. I’m sorry it’s such a long wait. At the moment I’m busy with the third book in my Blackstone Trilogy which I’ll publish at the end of this year. If you haven’t tried my Blackstone Trilogy, the first book, Lily’s Reprieve, is free at all retailers. Thanks for connecting with me here and I hope you have a great weekend. 😀

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  76. Just finished your last book. I had to read all the series again first so i knew exactly what was what. Somali Sunrise is a terrific book really good to read had you never wanted to put it down. Only one problem Niki we have to wait for ages to see what happens to Stefan. Keep up the good work can’t wait till the next one x

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    • Hi Jacqui, it’s so nice to hear from you again. I also love rereading books if I’ve enjoyed them. I’m so thrilled that you’ve enjoyed Somali Sunrise. Yes, it’s a long wait to the next Driftwood book, but at least the next Blackstone book will be out the end of this year, and I remember that you enjoyed the Blackstone books too. Thanks so much for commenting. I hope you have a fantastic weekend. 😀
      PS. Even though I’m working on the third Blackstone book, my mind is still full of ideas about Stefan, and what happens next. So every now and again I cheat and sit and make notes about the next Driftwood book instead. So naughty. 😜😎

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  77. hi niki I do understand.. I am looking forward to both of your books coming out .. I like them all and I will read them as soon as they are release thinks I hope you have a nice weekend also

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  78. Sage Glover

    My library doesn’t have any of your titles. Do you release your e-books to any library systems?
    Thanks –

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    • Hi Sage. No, I do not release my books to any libraries. Of the seven books I have written, two are free, one is priced at $1.99, two are priced at $2.99 and two are priced at $3.99. I think you will agree that these are hardly expensive prices. I am a full time writer, meaning that I rely completely on my book sales to support myself and my family. For this reason it doesn’t make sense to me to allow libraries to lend my books to hundreds, possibly thousands of people and I see no royalties from that.
      My books are available on book subscription services such as Scribd and Oyster, where for a nominal amount per month (I think $8.99) you can read as many books as you like. That makes more sense to me because at least I get royalties when a book is read all the way through.
      Thank you for contacting me. I hope you have a great day. 😀

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  79. Marie anderson

    Hi I have just finished reading Somali sunrise which was fantastic and just wondering if there is a further book. I can’t seem to find out. Thanks

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    • Hi Marie. I’m thrilled that you’ve enjoyed Somali Sunrise. Yes there will be a third book. I anticipate publishing it towards the end of 2016. This year I’m busy writing the third book in the Blackstone Trilogy. If you haven’t tried it yet, the first book, Lily’s Reprieve, is free at all retailers.
      I hope you have a great weekend. 😊

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  80. Hi Niki, just finished Somali Sunrise looking forward to the next one, it’s a pleasure being captivated by your writing skills and bow down to a well written stories. Read crossfire trilogy as well! I am truly captivated.

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    • Hi Chali, thanks for such lovely compliments. I’m so thrilled that you’ve enjoyed my books. Thanks for commenting and I hope you have a wonderful day. 😊

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  81. Is there a third book to the blackstone trilogy?

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    • Hi Carly. Yes, I’m busy writing the third book and anticipate publishing it at the end of this year. I’ll have a more specific date closer to the time. 😀

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  82. Hi Niki, I came upon the Crossfire book on Amazon because it was free. Four days later I found myself finishing reading the Crossfire Trilogy, Driftwood, and Blackstone Trilogy. Thank you for writing these wonderful books. I can’t wait for the next installment.

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    • Hi Loni, wow you are a fast reader. I’m glad you enjoyed my books and the good news is that the next Blackstone book will be available in December.
      I hope you have a wonderful day. 😊

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  83. Hello… I have just finished reading Somali sunrise and jumped right into google to look when book 3 of the Driftwood series will be on the market…. can’t wait…. 🙂 I leave a comment here to encourage you to write it …please…. and sorry for my bad english but I’m from Germany and like to improve my english with reading english books.
    Thanks for writing such wonderful books. Can’t wait to read more ❤

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    • Hi Sonja. The third Driftwood book is scheduled for release at the end of next year, and I’m firmly committed to writing it, never fear. 🙂 But thank you for the encouragement. 🙂 You don’t mention if you’ve tried my Crossfire Trilogy. It covers the period from where the first Drifwood book ended and Somali Sunrise begins. At the moment I’m busy writing the third book in my Blackstone Trilogy. If you haven’t tried it yet the first book is free.
      Thank you again for your support and I hope you have a wonderful evening. 🙂

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  84. Hi Niki I have just finished reading the Crossfire Trilogy. Fabulous read, I will miss Marcelle and Stefan. I would love to see them working together on an assignment, that would be great, you also set the reader up with Karl. Gorgeous sensitive Karl but with no story…missed opportunity. You have a brilliant reading style, I’m trying to spur you on even more, can you tell I’m a greedy reader….I want more more more ( bit like eating chocolate…)
    I’m telling all my friends to read Niki Savage in the UK as well.

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    • Hi Bassy, yep I can definitely associate with wanting more chocolate. I actually find that I do my best writing while nibbling on some chocolate. Great for the creative juices but bad for the waistline. Lol.
      Of course I’m thrilled that you’ve enjoyed my Crossfire Trilogy. But no story for Karl? He’s one of my favorite characters, and quite frankly I’m a bit in love with him too. He does get his own story in the Driftwood Trilogy. The first book, Crossfire: Driftwood features him as the main character and is a prequel to the Crossfire Trilogy. It takes place a few years before Stefan and Marcelle meet. The next book in the Driftwood Trilogy is called Crossfire: Somali Sunrise, and takes up the story about two years after Crossfire: Hearts on Fire ends. If you haven’t read Driftwood and Somali Sunrise yet, then you are in for a treat. Mmm, more chocolate. 😉

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  85. I love your book!!! Any idea when the 3rd driftwood book will be out? Can’t wait to read it

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    • Hi Joy. The third Driftwood book is scheduled for the end of 2016. At the moment I’m busy writing the third Blackstone book which I plan to publish at the end of this year. Apologies for the long wait but I’m trying to keep readers of both trilogies satisfied. If you haven’t tried the Blackstone Trilogy yet, the first book is free at all retailers.
      Thanks for commenting. I really love interacting with my readers. I hope you have a great day. 😀

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  86. Just read the crossfire trilogy and somali sunrise. Love them. Love marcelle and stefan.

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    • That’s awesome, Jenny. Remember the sequel to Somali Sunrise will be available at the end of 2016. If you like, you can try my Blackstone Trilogy in the meantime. The first book, Lily’s Reprieve is free at all retailers. I hope you have a wonderful evening. 🙂

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  87. why so long can not wait that long for the end of the story

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  88. sorry about the rant but i just love these books please please write the next one soon

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    • Hi Ann, no worries about the rant. I’ll take it as a compliment. I’m assuming the book you’re waiting for is the sequel to Somali Sunrise. At the moment I’m busy with the third book of the Blackstone Trilogy which I’ll release in December. I’m trying to keep readers of both the Blackstone and Driftwood Trilogies happy. I gave in to popular demand to do a sequel to Driftwood, but by then I had already started the Blackstone Trilogy, which has left me trying to service both trilogies. I have found that most readers who enjoy the Crossfire and Driftwood Trilogies go on to enjoy the Blackstone Trilogy books too, so perhaps you could try them if you haven’t already done so.
      I hope you have a wonderful evening. 🙂

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  89. Bessy M Sutton

    Hi Ms. Savage: I found the first book of the Crossfire about 3 days ago and since then I have read Crossfire and Driftwood. I have laughed and cried with your books. I love them and can’t wait to see what you do with the 3rd Driftwood. I read a lot (about 8 books a month) and will like to be contacted when the 3rd book comes out. Please give Marcelle and Stefan and long and happy ending, they deserve it and so do we.
    Keep up the good work. I love your books.
    Bessy

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    • Hi Bessy. I’m thrilled that you’ve enjoyed my books. And you read five books in three days. I’ll have to write faster. Lol.
      The next Driftwood book will be available December 2016. Sorry for the long wait but at the moment I’m busy writing the third book in my Blackstone trilogy, which will be available at the end of this year.
      The best way to be contacted for new books will be to follow this blog. I always announce new books here first and then you’ll receive an email about it.
      Don’t worry, I’m working on a long and happy ending for Marcelle and Stefan. I hope you have a great day. 😊

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  90. I just found and read your Crossfire trilogy today. I quite enjoyed it. I also just read your newest one . I was upset that he left than kissed another just cause she looked like Anna. I was wondering when you are going to have another one come out?

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  91. hi I was talking to my friend about your book. she down the cross fire one she love book 1 so fare she said she will order the blackstone book when the last one is done at the end of the year . that why she can read all of the.. I know that you are writing the last book blackstone do you have a name of the book yet hope your well and healed have a nice day

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    • Hi Betty, I have a provisional name for the last Blackstone book. ‘Resurrection’ I’m just playing with it for now and will decide by the end of the book if it’s suitable, but for now I’m using it as the working title.
      Thank you for your good wishes. I hope you have a wonderful day too. 🙂

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  92. So looking forward to more of Lily and Aidan. I’ve been sort of pining….

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  93. When will the third book from Lily’s Reprieve and Aidan’s Redemption be released? ??

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  94. I stumbled upon your books and was instantly hookd. I always get sad when I finish reading a series because I want more. I see that you are going to write another book for the crossfire series. I can’t wait. Will it be all about Stefan finding himself again? Or would it have some kind of happy ending for Karl?

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    • Hi Anna. I hope to achieve a happy ever after for all the main characters in the next Crossfire book. But they’re all so stubborn that they’re making my job difficult. But we’ll get there in the end. Lol. 🙂 I’m absolutely thrilled that you’ve enjoyed the series so far. 🙂
      I hope you have a wonderful day.

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  95. Just finished Somali Sunrise. Awesome book looking forward to the next book. Keep up the great work!!!! Will there be a next book?

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  96. I have read the first two books of the black stone trilogy, I was just wondering if there is another book coming to the series and when? I loved the black stone series. Starting to read the cross fire series. Thanks.

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  97. Is there a follow on book to “Somali Sunise”? Where can I get a copy or red on Kindle?

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  98. Hi Niki when will your last book of blackstone be ready for down loading.can you write faster I can’t get enough of your fantastic books

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    • Hi Mick. I’m afraid that the last Blackstone book will only be available next year, late in the year. I’ve had some ongoing health issues that has prevented me from sticking to my writing and publishing schedule. I’m thrilled that you’re enjoying my books and I hope to be back up to speed soon.
      Have a great day. 😀

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  99. Mrs. Savage: I am so sorry to hear about your health issues. Hope you get to feel better soon. Stay healthy!!!! You are wonderful!

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  100. sorry to hear that you haven’t been well .get well soon we need you to keep up the good work kind regards Mick

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  101. Hi I have a thing I like to read books in the order they were writing could you give me a link so I can see the order or could you email me the order? It’s just z quirky thing I have

    Thank you kind regards
    Fiona

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    • Hi Fiona, somebody asked me exactly the same question a few days ago on another blogpost. If it’s alright with you I’m going to copy part of my reply to answer your question.
      “Lily’s Reprieve and Aidan’s Redemption are book 1 and 2 of the Blackstone Trilogy. It is a fantasy series and not part of the Crossfire Books.
      Crossfire, Crossfire: Fire & Ice and Crossfire: Hearts on Fire are the three books in the Crossfire Trilogy.
      The Crossfire Trilogy can stand alone, but I’ve added a spinoff series called the Driftwood Trilogy. The first book called Crossfire: Driftwood, takes place before Crossfire, and the second book Crossfire: Somali Sunrise takes place about two years after Crossfire: Hearts on Fire ends. The Driftwood Trilogy can be read after the Crossfire Trilogy or you can read Driftwood first, then the Crossfire Trilogy and then go on to Somali Sunrise. The final book in the Driftwood Trilogy is still outstanding and I’m hard at work writing it and will publish it in 2016.
      Also the final book in the Blackstone Trilogy is still outstanding.”
      I hope this helps to clear up the reading order for you.
      Happy Reading. 😊
      Kind Regards
      Niki

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  102. hi I hope you are well and are doing better.. I just got done rereading the blackstone books and I like them as much this time as I did last time.. I am so looking forward to read the 3rd book.. I look ever day to see if it is there ..I just like your book so much I hope that you keep writing more of them …I am hoping that you put your books on audible

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    • Hi Betty, thank you for your kind words. I’m feeling better, thank you. Unfortunately my writing and publishing schedule has been delayed due to the health problems I’ve had this year. All I can promise is that the third Blackstone book will be available sometime in 2016, probably in the later half of the year. I’m sorry for the delay but I’m afraid that this year I did as much as I could under the circumstances. Thank you for your patience. As always I’ll announce it here first as soon as a new book is available.
      I hope you have a great day. 😀

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  103. Hi Niki merry Christmas and have a safe and keep well2016

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  104. Adriana rivera

    When is your third book coming out from the blackstone trilogy

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  105. Melanie Robinson

    Black stone trilogy
    Hi Niki,
    Was wondering, when will the third book in the black stone trilogy will be released?
    Cheers
    Melanie

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    • Hi Melanie. It will be late in 2016. I’ve had some health problems this year which has prevented me from bring as productive as I’d like to be. Thanks for your patience.
      I hope you have a great day. 😊

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  106. Hey Niki, love your books. Was wondering when 3rd book of Blackstone series is coming?

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    • Hi Shannon. It will be towards the end of 2016. Apologies for the long wait. I’ve had some health issues in 2015 which has set back my publishing schedule, but I’m back on track now and hoping to catch up with everything. I hope you have a great day. 🙂

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  107. Pauline Robson

    Really looking forward to this year and reading your new releases. Have a great year Niki hope to hear from you soon take care Pauline xx

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    • Hi Pauline. It’s so nice to hear from you again. Thank you for all your good wishes. Don’t worry, those new releases are coming, and the last Driftwood book will be out before June this year. I will be posting the first three chapters to that book within the next few days, just as a little teaser. 😉
      I hope you have a great day. 🙂

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  108. Pauline Robson

    Awe wow that’s fantastic news Niki I love the way crossfire. fire and ice and heart’s and fire books have connected with driftwood and Somali sunrise amazing and not to for get Lily reprieve and Aidans redemption their story is fantastic as well. You have made my day thank you for replying take care Pauline xx

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  109. Hi Niki, please can you let us know when you will be releasing the third book in both your Driftwood trilogy as well as your Blackstone trilogy. I thoroughly enjoyed reading all the books but would love to finish the series. Your feedback will be really appreciated. Thanks for the amazing writing, your books have a way captivating my attention completely and can’t get enough.

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    • Hi Jackie, thanks so much for contacting me. I’m thrilled that you’ve enjoyed my books so far. Please accept my apologies for not sticking to my 2015 publishing schedule.
      2015, as you’ve probably seen from my blog posts and the other comments, was pretty much the worst year of my life. A bout of reactive arthritis resulting from a germ that got into my bloodstream, saw me hospitalized in January 2015. Two shoulder operations and a knee operation followed, throwing my life into disarray. I told my mom just the other day that I had more medical procedures and tests in 2015 than I’ve had in my entire life.
      Unfortunately, my creativity suffered, leaving me unable to finish the third Blackstone book that I had planned to publish in December 2015.
      The good news is that I’m back in the saddle this year. I’m still going to physio once a week but I’m feeling much better. To answer your question, I’m busy with the third Driftwood book at the moment, and anticipate publishing it in May 2016. Thereafter I’ll continue with the third Blackstone book, and publish it in December 2016.
      I’m confident that I’ll be able to stick to this schedule. I’m writing approx 3000 to 4000 words a day, and loving every moment of it.
      Thanks for your patience. I hope you have a lovely day/evening. 😊

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  110. Hi Niki,
    Thank you so much for your reply, I really do appreciate it!
    I truly hope this year will be a better one for you and that you will have a full recovery with no negative affects. I am truly sorry for what you experienced last year.
    Thank you so much for your writing.
    I discovered your books over December after loosing my dad. When I feel depressed or under the weather, I prefer to read and loose myself in books so your books were a huge comfort to me during this time and now I am absolutely in love with your writing. I am so excited for your next books and will be waiting patiently.
    Best wishes!

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    • Thank you for your good wishes, Jackie. I’m so sorry to hear your father passed away. I’m glad that my books could provide you with some distraction from your grief. I lost my older brother to a motorbike accident in 2012 and for me eventually it was only in writing that I could find comfort. That’s actually how the Blackstone trilogy came to be. It was a genre change for me to write fantasy and science fiction, but it was what my soul needed at that time.
      All best wishes to you, and May 2016 isn’t too far away. 😉

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  111. Adriana rivera

    Is book three from the blackstone trilogy ever going to come out I would really like to read the end of this trilogy

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    • Hi Adriana. Book three of the Blackstone trilogy will be available just after Christmas this year. Thanks for your patience so far. I hope you have a wonderful day. 😀

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  112. Desma J Carey

    Hi Niki
    I am not into reading my books on Kindle. I have read some of the inserts that you have on your books and was wondering if you ever do a paper copy? Thanks

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  113. lisa O'halloran

    Hi just wondered when d 3rd driftwood trilogy is out, loved ure books

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  114. Hi Niki, will Amazon do pre orders for Broken??
    Cant wait for the book.

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    • Hi Aileen. I won’t be submitting Broken for preorders on Amazon. I’ve heard horror stories from other writers about the wrong book version being issued when the book goes live, resulting in a lot of unhappy readers. While I’m not saying that it could happen to me, I’m just not prepared to take the risk. But you can look out for it on the 31st. I’ll publish the link here on my website as soon as it becomes available. 😀

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  115. Jennifer Grieve

    I have been waiting for this final book for do long.i love stefan and marcelle. I love these books

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  116. Jennifer Grieve

    Will the new book broken be available on the kindle.

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  117. Hi Niki, with regards to Broken will it be available at 12 tonight in SA or do we have to work according to your times? You have 3 very exited ladies in JHB that cant wait for this book.

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    • Hi Aileen. So glad you guys are excited. 👏🎉🎊. Broken will be available on Smashwords tomorrow morning, South African time. Amazon takes a bit longer to process the new books so I would imagine that it would be available in SA on the evening of the 31st, which would be the morning of the 31st, Los Angeles time. Happy reading. 😀

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  118. Jennifer Grieve

    IHave been counting down to the release of broken for what seems like forever. I so cannot wait. Counting the hours now. Thanks for a great series.

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    • Hi Jennifer, not long to go now. Be strong. And just to tell you and everyone who follows this thread, I love the comments and the encouragement. Much appreciated. 😊

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  119. Jacqui Hemes

    I can’t wait now but I had to read the other books in the series so I don’t loose or forget anything. Have to say Niki that I totally enjoyed them as I do every time I read them

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  120. Jennifer Grieve

    Hi nikki
    Can you tell me when broken is available in the uk. I was expecting it to be today but cant find it in the kindle store

    Thank you.x

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  121. Jennifer Grieve

    You are the best. Found it through the link. I am so excited. Great front cover.xx. will have it finished by the end of the day

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  122. OMG…. Loved it!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
    I really didn’t want it to end 😭, could read this forever… Love Marcelle, Stefan and Karl.❤️
    So intense and absolutely perfect ending… Don’t want to spoil it for fellow readers, so will leave if at that!!
    Thank you for another fantastic read, they all enthralled me so much that I can’t put them down and end up reading them so quickly, I just can’t wait X ☺️

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    • Thank you, Jem. You’ve made my day. I’m thrilled that you’ve enjoyed Crossfire: Broken. Yours is the first feedback I’ve received so it makes it extra special. 😀

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  123. Glad to give you the feedback and feel honoured to be the first for Crossfire, Broken.
    I have loved reading Broken, along with all of the others and it’s been an emotional roller coaster, it truly keeps you clinging to the end of your seat.
    Now I have finished it within a day, I will be reading it again more leisurely.
    The whole crossfire/driftwood story is one I can come back and re-read over and over again and never be bored.
    Can’t wait to hear of any future books you will be publishing. You have definitely become one of my top authors X 😀

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    • Thanks for such lovely words, Jem. My next book will be the third book in the Blackstone Trilogy which will be available in December this year. Enjoy the reread, and I hope you have a lovely evening. 😀

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  124. Jennifer Grieve

    Loved it to. Read it in less than a day. So glad they got a happy ending. Could not have guessed how the story was going to pan out. Total suprise

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    • Thanks Jennifer. Yep, got to have a happy ending, and I spent weeks 😉 thinking up that one. Glad you liked it. It tells me that I got it right. Thanks so much for the feedback. I really appreciate it. 😀

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  125. Jackie Theron

    Hi Niki, OMW, what an amazing book. Been waiting in anticipation for 6 months and it was certainly worth the wait. I could not put the book down once I started reading, had to pull an all nighter. The intensity, the amazing journey, everything was absolutely amazing. Thank you. After reading this I am now super excited for your third book of the Blackstone trilogy. Amazing, amazing, absolutely amazing!

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    • Hi Jackie. Yes, I also love pulling an all nighter when I find a page turner. I always think just one more chapter and next thing I know it’s time for breakfast. 😂
      I’m thrilled that you’ve enjoyed ‘Broken’.
      The good news is that I’m starting the third Blackstone book on Monday, so I will be well in time for a December release date. 🎉🎊

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  126. Ellen Swilley

    Have you finished the Blackstone trilogy yet? It says that you do the final book first, so am I missing it? What is the title? Does Lily have an abortion or does she become an immortal. Please, please let us know soon. It is July 2016, are you saying it won’t be out until December 2016?

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    • Hi Ellen, the final Blackstone book, which I’ve tentatively called Resurrection (the title might change) will be available December 2016. I’m hard at work writing it at the moment. I don’t do the final book first, but what I meant in an earlier comment is that I always write the final scene first, so that I know what outcome I’m aiming for.
      I will announce it here as soon as I publish Resurrection so the best thing will be to follow this blog and then you will receive an email as soon as I publish.
      Thanks so much for your interest. Hope you have a great Sunday. 😀

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  127. I never reach out to authors but have enjoyed your books so much, I have read them all, once I discovered them it only took me a month to get thru all your books, they r so good u cannot put them down. Do u have any plans to write another crossfire book, I love the Stefan and Marcelle story and hate to see it end.

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    • Hi Julie. I’m thrilled that you’ve enjoyed my Crossfire and Driftwood Trilogies. Yes, it was hard for me to say goodbye to Marcelle and Stefan too. But I feel that their story has reached a natural conclusion, though I guess there is a possibility for one or two spinoffs in the future. So I’m not saying that I’ll never carry on with their story, but I need to complete my Blackstone Trilogy by December. After that I have a few more projects in mind, and other exciting characters that I hope you’ll enjoy reading about. I think that Stefan, Karl and Marcelle deserve some peace and quiet after everything they’ve been through.
      Thanks for commenting and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 😀

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  128. When will book 3 for the Blackstone Trilogy be releases, cant wait have re-read both book twice. Thanks.

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  129. I have just finished reading the first two books of the Blackstone Trilogy for the umpteenth time. I was expecting the third book to eventually come out but I don’t seem to be able to find it and there is no mention of the Blackstone Trilogy on your website beyond Auden’s Redemption. Have I missed the third book? If not, will there be a third book?

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    • Hi Janet. Yes, there is a third book which is provisionally being called Resurrection. I’m hoping to release it March 2017. Apologies for the delay, but I can assure you that the third book is in progress. 😊

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  130. I cannot wait for the third Blackstone trilogy book 🙂 I’ve loved all your books but I love sci fi so I esp loved those books. I know I’ve commented before, and I do know there has been some delays because of personal reasons out of your control. Which I totally understand. I’m just wondering sense I don’t get on my email that much if it’s December of this year or March of next your expecting the new release. I just got a little confused is all. I love all your books tho and I’m just going to ‘re read them while I’m waiting ❤

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    • Hi Brittany, it’s so nice to hear from you again. I’m so sorry to disappoint you with the delay on the third book, but thanks for understanding. Just to clarify, I’m referring to March 2017, so the release will be about four months from now. I’m so thrilled that you’ve enjoyed the first two books of the Blackstone trilogy thus far.
      Wishing you a fantastic Monday. 😀

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  131. Juanna Holloway

    Dear Niki,
    First, my heart goes out to you and your family, it is the hardest thing to watch a child suffer because of the hatred and revengefulness of others. My prayers go out to you. Having said that, you should put the entire Crossfire/Driftwood series in chronological order together IN a bundle for sale. That way your reading public can enjoy and get a grasp on all the characters and their storylines! And it will keep us entertain until the next Blackstone series comes out! Bedsides, there is a story to watch out for the twin doctor! He is so mysterious! 😁. Hope to read more soon. Juanna H. (Germantown, MD, USA)

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    • Hi Juanna, thank you for your kind words and your prayers.
      And thank you also for your brilliant idea. I never thought of doing a box set. That way each trilogy can maintain its identity but can be together in a box set. Excellent! I’m going to get going on that right away to combine all six books before Christmas.
      Thanks again and I hope you have a wonderful day. 😊😊

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  132. Brenda Gregory

    I have just finished the 2nd book in the Blackstone series I thought the 3rd book was due out in December but now find it is not till March next year. I have reread the 1st and 2nd for the third time to get ready for the final book. I love your intriguing writing so much, I have read all your books and am now in the process of introducing my sister to your writing. I must be honest and say that it is only the 2 years that I have read your books, the best thing I have done in so long, I can’t get enough of them! Thank you soooooooo much for taking me on a journey that I never want to end.

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    • Hi Brenda, thanks so much for your lovely words. I’m thrilled that my books have given you so much reading pleasure. Thanks for introducing your sister to my writing. If you have a look on Amazon, you’ll see that I’ve brought out a box set of the Crossfire and Driftwood Trilogies in the correct time order. Your sister might enjoy it in that form as it tells the entire saga from beginning to end. I’ve priced it at $9.99 so it really is the cheapest way to obtain those two trilogies, and the perfect introduction for new readers.
      Apologies for my late reply. With Christmas approaching the house is rather busy with family and my normal routine is just a fond memory. Lol. 😂

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  133. Leslie Stevenson

    Hello Niki: I recently bought both of the blackstone books, and really enjoyed them. I was wondering when or where i can find the next one. I need my Aiden fix.. lol

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    • Hi Leslie. I’m thrilled that you’ve enjoyed the first two Blackstone books. I’m busy finishing up the third book and I expect to publish it at the end of March. I will announce the release on this blog, with links to where the new book can be purchased.
      Thanks so much for your interest. Not long now to wait for your Aiden fix. 😉

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  134. Pauline Robson

    Hi Niki was hoping to see a release date for the third book of Blackstone I know you said end of March are we close to hearing from you .very exciting 😃 xx
    P.s.thank you for your books I have read and re-read them they are fantastic xx

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    • Hi Pauline. It’s lovely to hear from you again. I know I said that I would have the third Blackstone book available at the end of March, but it is with a heavy heart that I have to disappoint you. It is in progress, and around 3/4 done, but still not finished. I don’t know if it’s just because of the problems that I mentioned in my last blog post, but writing this third book has been a struggle, to say the least. Normally the words just flow out of me when I write and it is an absolute joy, but somewhere I’ve lost my mojo it seems. However, I will continue to write and I promise I will finish it. Maybe I just need one more month if things go well. Again I’m really sorry to disappoint you like this. I will post the first three chapters of Blackstone Resurrection today with an explanation for readers of my blog.
      I hope you have a lovely day. 😊

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  135. Oh Niki please don’t apologise it can’t be easy when you lose your mojo, I’m sure something will inspire you again and befor you know it the book will be finished and the ending will be fantastic,
    I love your books and certain I will read them again.look forward to hearing from you in the near future, take care xx

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  136. Oh thank you Niki ☺ xx

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  137. Fiona shedden

    Hi i have lost your list you gave me to read the books in order all that you ahve written. I think I have read first 3 which covers Karl and Nancy right up to the life on the island and after the others guys accident is that the first 3 ?

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    • Fiona shedden

      I think I have only got broken left to read in this Crossfire Chronicles. After that is the 2 stories finished?

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      • Hi Fiona. Yes, both the Driftwood and Crossfire Trilogy are complete. The chronological reading order is as follows
        Crossfire: Driftwood
        Crossfire
        Crossfire : Fire and Ice
        Crossfire : Hearts on Fire
        Crossfire : Somali Sunrise
        Crossfire: Broken
        I have recently brought out an omnibus edition called Crossfire Chronicles. It contains all the books listed above in the correct order.
        I hope this helps. Have a wonderful day. 😀

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  138. Teresa Mazon

    I have read the three books of the Crossfire trilogy + Driftwood, and I have loved them all. I have recently discovered that you have written two more books at the crossroad between Crossfire and Driftwood, and there were instantly bought. I have started re-reading them all before starting with the new ones. I am only a couple of chapters into Somali Sunrise, but I am tremendously confused. At the beginning of this book, Marcelle is pregnant with the twins, and only about three years married to Stefan. If Karl’s son Daniel is 6, Karl and Nancy’s affair happened way before Marcelle was even in the picture, but she talks about having met Nancy. How come? Also Karl appears very bitter and says that Nancy left him. But it was him who left her after he recovered his memory. I must be missing something, but right now I am very confused about the chronology.

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    • Hi Teresa. Thanks so much for contacting me. I suspect that perhaps the version of Driftwood that you read was the first version that I wrote. I changed a few things in Driftwood after I had decided to make it the first book in the Driftwood Trilogy. As Driftwood was originally quite a ‘short’ story, I decided to add events to it that would later become relevant in the second and third books of the Driftwood Trilogy. For instance, regarding the question of when Marcelle met Nancy. In the newer version of Driftwood, Karl and Nancy met Marcelle and Jean-Michel in Mozambique, and she and Nancy became good friends during that time. Also it gives a better tie in for how Jean-Michel came into contact with Omega eventually. I made this change because I felt it would be nice to show readers the relationship that Marcelle and JM had, instead of always just talking about him after he had already died. So Driftwood would be worth a reread. The order of reading is as follows:
      Driftwood
      Crossfire
      Fire and Ice
      Hearts on Fire
      Somali Sunrise
      Broken
      If you have the old version of Driftwood there are two ways to solve the problem. I have a box set of the combined trilogies available on Amazon and Smashwords. You don’t have to buy this box set, but if you download a sample, you will find Driftwood is there in its entirety and is thus free. If you would prefer to have Driftwood on its own, I can organize a voucher for you to download it free from Smashwords.
      Please let me know what would suit you as I feel it would be beneficial for you to read the newer version of Driftwood. You will also see that I changed the ending which will explain to you why Karl is so bitter and why it is actually Nancy who placed him in front of an impossible choice.
      I hope you enjoy this newer version of Driftwood and I look forward to hearing from you.
      Happy Reading. 😀

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  139. Teresa Mazon

    Ah! This makes so much sense. Many thanks for your response and for pointing me towards the possible explanation. In preparation for Somali Sunrise I have re-read the whole trilogy + the Driftwood version that I had in my Kindle, which has 137 pages in Kindle UK, but those things that you mention are not there, so I will now look for the new version. I loved your books, and second time round, I even left a much better fleshed review in Goodreads. I am a clinical psychologist and I thought that your portrayal of the multifaceted psychological issues in all the books, but most significantly the third one, were astonishingly accurate and brilliantly portrayed. It kept me glued to my kindle the second time I read it all as much as the first. I really hope that as I keep reading, Karl manages to find happiness as he very much deserves it. You have a fan for life.
    And how much I would love it if this trilogy catches Hollywood’s attention, as I would gladly queu to see these characters in the big screen!

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    • Thank you for your kind words and your review, Teresa. And considering your professional background of psychology, your compliments are high praise indeed. And yes, it would be a dream come true if the Crossfire books were made into a movie, but
      I think I would need to sell a million books before Hollywood casts an eye in my direction. 😉
      With reference to the new version of Driftwood, I think you will find that even if you redownload it again off Amazon UK they will keep giving you the version you originally bought. It was never my intention that readers should pay twice for the same book, so a while ago I made Driftwood free for a few months. It’s not free at the moment but if you go to this link viewbook.at/crossfirechronicles it will take you to the box set that I published a little while ago. Because it is such a large file, just downloading a sample (which is free) will take you through Driftwood and even part of Crossfire. I think it will be the best way to get the updated, meatier version of Driftwood.
      I agree that Karl very much deserves to find happiness. He is actually my favorite character in the series but don’t tell Stefan that. 😉
      Wishing you a great Friday. 😀

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  140. Teresa Mazon

    I have just bought the omnibus version and I am reading the updated version of Drifwood right now. I have wondered if perhaps you might have updated some little aspects of the first Crossfire book, in the sense that if Marcelle and Karl had already met, this may now be briefly explained, when they meet again, this time through Stefan.

    Congratulations on a wonderful series. Shame I don’t know any Hollywood pushers to send them your way, ha ha.

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    • There you go, enjoy. Yes, you’re right, I did make adjustments in Crossfire also to accommodate the changes in Driftwood to show that Karl and Marcelle had already met, so the omnibus will cover all of that. Happy reading. 🙂

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  141. Hi Nikki…I’m sure you’ve been asked this over and over but I just have to know…any word when the 3rd installment of the Blackstone trilogy will be out.?? Read the 4 chpts u wrote on ur site & they’re great. I’m soooooo excited to read the rest. Read the crossfire 6 book bundle too. Also completely loved 😁. The only thing that bothered me a bit was the cheating of Karl and Marcelle behind Nancy’s back over & over. Then a child is involved and everyone in the circle knows except Nancy. Like she’s the last one to know the joke. And it seems the only person who feels for Nancy & what’s being done behind her back is Karl’s twin brother & believes she shld know the truth. I don’t know. Seems Marcelle was allowing herself to become slutty bc of her trauma & damn anyone else it’ll hurt & Karl is using his “promise” to make sure Marcelle is ok as an excuse to sleep with her and all is good w a clear conscience even though poor Nancy is clueless even though she was jealous of their relationship which is a pretty sleezeball thing to do. I wish Nancy knew. It wld make the book much longer and go off on its own tangent (which wld prob mean another book or novelette) on their struggles, how Nancy wld accept the revelation of the cheating, if she leaves him and how Karl tries to win her back & of course there has to be a showdown between Nancy & Marcelle. And in this little make believe book I’ve just created Nancy wld be the one on top & Marcelle wld look like the tramp in the wrong since it was always Nancy in the past to be blamed for most incidents; even Stefan’s injury. But cooome on!! Who wldnt come running if they heard their son screaming even if a certain someone may have told her to stay hidden, and Karl shld have realized that as well & not place blame on Nancy for stefans horrible accident. (I’m guessing by now u can tell I really dont like cheating) But that’s just me & I’m ranting & I’ll stop now. Please don’t take this as a bad review or anything. I guess cheating just hits me the wrong way but I did love the series & once again can’t wait til the 3rd Blackstone book is released. I check Amazon like once a week atleast 😁

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    • Hi Stacey. Wow, what a lovely long comment. I can see you really got emotionally involved in the Crossfire books and I’ll take that as a huge compliment because it means I did my job well. That being said, it is obvious to me that infidelity is a trigger for you. I myself have been cheated on, and I remember clearly, even though it was more than twenty-five years ago, that I was filled with such revulsion that I ran to the bathroom and was physically sick. I consider infidelity as the worst betrayal possible in a relationship. That’s probably why I am single today, because I’ve never allowed any man to get close enough to me to hurt me like that ever again. So I understand your viewpoint, and your feelings about it, but I need to point out a few things just to clarify what happened in the book.
      When Karl and Marcelle got together for the first time when he visited her in Germany, he was a free man. He and Nancy had broken up and he had no intention of getting back together with her ever again. As far as he was concerned, the problems that had led to him breaking up with Nancy in Mozambique still remained, and would always remain.
      As for Marcelle, Stefan had left her, saying in his note, “Forget about me. I will not return.” And after nine months of no word, one could almost consider that note a divorce.
      In the end, Marcelle was just human, and when things between her and Karl turned carnal, I feel it was very believable that they would get together. And Karl gives in to Marcelle because his promise to Stefan, and his guilt towards Marcelle for (in his mind) destroying her happiness, holds him captive. He is prepared to do anything, (as he said to Kris later), to make Marcelle happy, even take Stefan’s place if neccessary.
      When I thought about it I realized that perhaps I had failed to demonstrate how deep the relationship between Karl and Stefan was. And a phrase came into my head that there is no greater love than someone who is prepared to give his life for another. In a way that was what Karl was prepared to do. His own wants and needs and happiness no longer mattered or even featured in his future. He was giving his life for Stefan. And that was what Kris was so angry about. The fact that Karl was betraying himself, and deceiving himself, believing that he could live a life of denial and still find a semblance of happiness. Remember that Kris knew how Karl was feeling inside, even though Karl refused to admit it, and was using blasé and crass comments to try and throw Kris off the track.
      To return to Karl’s relationship with Nancy, the first time that Nancy managed to reach Karl’s heart again was many months into his relationship with Marcelle, when Nancy sent him that email. His love for her welled up again, but he didn’t feel free to act on it. Only when he discovered that Nancy was secretly pregnant, did the conflict in him reach such a level that it became obvious to Marcelle that he was in pain. And when he confessed to her, she set him free immediately. Such was her love (not romantic love) for Karl that she wanted him to be happy, even if it meant that she was alone again. So their relationship wasn’t cheating. Both of them were free. The only cheating that occurred in the entire book was that one night that had resulted in the conception of a child. Karl was married at that time, so that was cheating. Once.
      As for Marcelle’s slutty behavior (in your opinion) I feel that the way I compressed the timeline might have confused things a little bit. Let me please clarify Marcelle’s sexual history. She was a virgin when she met Jean-Michel, and she was married to him for three years. Then she was alone for two years before she met Stefan. They got married eventually and were married for several years before Stefan left her. Nine months later Marcelle and Karl had a relationship that lasted six months, and would have lasted longer had Marcelle not set Karl free. Then Marcelle was alone for several years before she and Anthony (who had known her since she was seventeen) got together. Their relationship didn’t even last two months before he committed suicide. So to my reckoning, that’s four guys in Marcelle’s entire life, two of which had been her husband. That does not make her a slut, nor could that be considered slutty behavior, in my opinion. Her only sin in the book was getting together with Karl that night after Anthony’s death. But considering that they were ex-lovers, Karl should never have climbed into bed with her, because it was far too easy to console each other like they had done before.
      As for telling Nancy about that one night, and the child (Lucy) who had resulted from it, all I can say is why? What would be the point of ripping her world apart? Because if she knew, the whole island would know, and poor Lucy would grow up with a terrible stigma, forever a reminder of Karl and Marcelle’s betrayal of their respective partners. Both Karl and Stefan’s authority would have been eroded, making it difficult to run an army. And if Nancy decided to end her marriage to Karl and left the island with her children, they would all be at risk, leaving Karl vulnerable if his enemies decided to hurt his family.
      So the purpose behind not telling Nancy was for good reason, and there was no malicious intent, or secret amusement, behind it. In fact, it was Stefan, the man who had been the most wronged by having to accept and raise a child that wasn’t his, who had issued the order that nobody would be told about Lucy’s true parentage. So only Stefan, Karl, Kris and Marcelle knew the truth. That’s not everybody. Not even Kris’ wife, Marie, knew. I think that was a very wise decision on Stefan’s part, because there was no point in destroying Karl’s marriage.
      I hope that these discussion points helps to clear up some of your feelings, Stacey. I very much enjoyed going back over Crossfire: Broken and rereading some sections to remind myself of what had happened and thinking about my reasons for adding certain scenes to the book.
      As for the third book of the Blackstone Trilogy, it shouldn’t be too much longer before it will be available, possibly the end of September.
      I hope you have a wonderful day, and thanks again for such a lovely discussion.

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  142. Hi, any release date yet for the Blackstone Trilogy Book 3? Can’t wait to read it x

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    • Hi Lynsey, I can’t give you a definite date at this point other than to say it will be soon. At my reckoning I’m about ten to fifteen thousand words away from completion. If all goes well I’m estimating it should be around the end of September. Please accept my apologies for the delay, sometimes life just happens and everything, including long awaited sequels, just goes right out the window.
      I hope you have a wonderful day. 🙂

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  143. Just here to look for news and happy to hear Blackstone 3 is still on your mind, I really can’t wait but of course I will 🙂 Love from Germany!

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    • Hi Sonja, thanks for such a cheerful comment. I’m feeling happy too. Blackstone Resurrection is almost done, and yes it’s all I have on my mind at the moment. Yay! Not too much longer now.
      Wishing you a wonderful day. 😀

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  144. I’m getting confused.. which story is which, I believe i have read the 3 books about Karl and Marcele which is crossfire and the driftwood is Nancy and Karl? which others have not read then ?

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    • Hi Fiona. I have another trilogy called the Blackstone Trilogy. The book three that’s being referred to in the previous comment is the last book in that set. It’s different from Crossfire because it’s urban fantasy and science fiction and time travel all mixed together. But at its heart it’s still a love story so you might enjoy it anyway. There is no risk because the first book, Lily’s Reprieve is free. The second book is Aidan’s Redemption and the third book Resurrection will be available soon.
      I hope you’ll give the first book a try. 🙂🌸

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