McKennon and Devon's story continues. Time to break out the bubbly! I'm proud to share with readers that the sequel to In the Reins is finished. The manuscript to the second book in the In the Reins series is complete. Here's what comes next ...
Time to send it off for editing ...
My spurs are jingling! Get ready for the sequel to In the Reins. I’ll have it out for you this year. The first step though is to edit, edit (then edit some more). I have some awesome (and trusted) early readers lined up who are ready to provide honest feedback, too. It may prolong the release date, but I want to make sure I put the very best version of the sequel into your hands. Here's the cool part though ... I have a lot of fun things planned while you're waiting for the sequel. Read on for details ;)
I'll be revealing the title soon ...
Stay tuned for the title reveal. Cowboy McKennon Kelly comes from the part of me that is in love with love. My heart was a flutter as I created him. I am proud of McKennon Kelly. I hope he sparks a smile across readers’ lips as they turn the next pages of In The Reins. series. The title of the next book is a reflection of where McKennon is now and will give you a sense of what he is going through in the sequel. I can't wait to share the book's title with you. Soon!
I'll be introducing readers to new characters ...
While you wait to get your hands on the next book in the series, I'll be introducing you to NEW characters. You may be familiar with my "Meet the Characters" video series. As I prepare to publish the sequel, I'll be bringing you more short video intros on the newest additions to my cast of characters. Want a refresher? Visit the "Meet the Characters from In the Reins" playlist by galloping over to my YouTube channel. Just click the button below!
I'm working on a new book trailer ...
I've been chomping at the bit to use the footage from the sequel video shoot I held back in December. I have so much fun putting together these little mini-movies for the book series. It's going to be a spur jingler and I can't wait to share it with you!
I'll be designing the book cover ...
The book cover to the sequel is going to be so cowgirlious! Of course, it will have a horse on the cover. I looked through hundreds of images to find the one for the front of the book. I'm working with a designer to create the cover and I think what we are coming up with perfectly depicts McKennon’s journey in the second book.
It's important to me to not intrude on my readers’ imaginations so this cover has a similar feel to In the Reins. I want the characters to live in the minds of readers so I’ve been careful through the whole marketing process to not intrude on how the characters might look in a reader’s imagination. That is the reason why I decided to have the horse and rider on the front cover of In the Reins silhouetted. You'll see that when the sequel cover is revealed I don't give away what the character's might look like to me so they can continue to look the way you've imagined them to look.
Writing routines work ...
Here's how I did it! I made a New Year's resolution to “touch” my story every day so I could finish the sequel. I've kept that agreement with myself and have been writing every morning before life has an opportunity to get in the way. The alarm sounds at 5:30 am (and I groan) then I pour a cup of coffee and settle into my home office for a scheduled morning writing session. I am SO not a morning person, but the commitment to my writing routine keeps my creativity alive. Thanks to my spur jingling morning routine the sequel to In the Reins is finished and will be out in 2017.
McKennon and Devon’s story definitely continues. I am already at work on the third book. I will be sharing sneak peeks, updates and new release info on my blog for readers who can’t wait to find out more about the sequel. My spurs are jingling to bring you what happens next for McKennon and Devon!
About In the Reins
In the Reins, a novel inspired by the equestrian lifestyle, has been an Amazon best seller for more than 10 weeks, is an EQUUS Film Festival Literary Award Winner for Best Western Fiction and has earned two Feathered Quill Book Awards in the Romance and Adult Book featuring Animals categories. The book is available now in Paperback and eBook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.
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Carly Kade writes for anyone who loves horses, handsome cowboys and a great romance. Creative writing makes her spurs jingle!
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