Saturday, May 25, 2019

When Stories Attack! Or, Why There's Gonna Be a Diversion 7.1 and 7.2

If you've been following the Diversion series, then you know how book 7 ended. For everyone else I won't give spoilers. A funny thing happened on the way to Diversion 8, however: Story lines needed to happen to get from where 7 ended and 8 begins, but that additional information doesn't belong in book 8. I know, I tried to put it there.

The solution I came up with is two novellas, each between 15,000 and 20,000 words. The first introduces Bo's family and reveals a little more about him. The second? Well, Lucky and Bo finally, FINALLY get to spend Christmas together.


The first is tentatively called Relation, and the second, Tradition, as two very different people from very different backgrounds try to establish what their shared holiday traditions will be.

These two pieces also set the stage for some of the happenings in Decision (Diversion 8), which begins in March. Book 7 ended in September.

Both novellas are with my beta now and I hope to announce their publication dates soon.

The plan is still for 9 Diversion novels, but there might be an ending epilogue, Diversion 9.1, to firmly tie up the series. These guys have been a part of my life for so long I hate to say goodbye, but for now, it's full speed ahead on Bo and Lucky's adventures.

Also, Diversion 1-4 is now out in audio at Audible, as is a box set of the first three books: Diversion, Collusion, and Corruption.

The box set is also available in e-book format at and other online bookstores.


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  2. Hi, MM! I'm glad you're enjoying the story! Darcy Stark does such a great job with narration, doesn't he? Book 5 has already been submitted, so unless there's a quality issue, it should post to Audible in less than two weeks. Darcy and I are on track to publish book six in September, so I hope to do another bundle of books 4,5, and 6 before number 7 comes out. Hopefully by the end of the year.