Well, what should I write next, then?


Seven Summer Nights is out! Here are the buy links:-

Amazon UK: http://bit.ly/SevenSummerNightsUK

Amazon.com: http://bit.ly/SevenSummerNights

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/686203

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Now, I think I warned you over on my Facebook page that there would be FUN. I want to give some books away, dammit! And I also want to pick your brains a bit, so this is a two-birds-with-one-stone job.

I’m exhausted after finished Seven Summer Nights, and I’ve had to dive straight into some very hard on my festive shortie, which may or may not happen. It has a great title – When Christmas Lights Are Blue – but I understand that it also has to have some words in it to make it saleable.

Honestly, you lot are so demanding. 😀

So, here’s a not-exactly-competition. Anyone who gives me an answer will get their names put into Lucy’s little hat in the usual way, and on Sunday I will pick out seven of you – yes, seven, because, y’know, Seven Summer Nights, and… well, marketing. (I know how to do this stuff!) My seven winners can choose an ebook each, and it can be Seven Summer Nights, anything from my backlist, or, if they’re lovely folks who’ve already bought every word I’ve written (and have I told you lately that I love you?), I’ll put them down for a copy of When Christmas Lights Are Blue. Or – as I have to say, because time is running out, and my brains are quite broken – if my Christmas Lights don’t switch on in time, I’ll put those winners’ names down for a free copy of whatever I write next.

Which brings me to the competition. What the hell do I write next? I’ve got a few ideas noodling around in my skull, and I’d love some feedback on what would be most popular. Just tell me, either here in the comments or over at my Facebook, which option you’d like to see emerging next from the FoxTales Factory – either 1, 2, 3 or 4. I’m not saying I’ll take any notice of the winning choice… because I’m a monster, mu-hah-hahhhh! …but your opinion will definitely influence my thinking, and although I’m plainly a little bit delirious and hysterical today, I’d really value your thoughts. And, as I say, there’s no “right answer” to get your name put in the hat – I just need a number.

So, here we go:-

Option 1: Sasha and Laurie Get Married. This would be book three of the Midwinter Prince series, and, as you might gather from the title, perhaps not as serious as the previous two. It will be a fun romp. But you know life is never straightforward for my Prince boys, so I’d also be taking a fun look at post-Brexit Britain and the upsurge in racism and general intolerance as the lads negotiate their way to the altar. I know, right? So much fun. 😀

Option 2: A Salisbury Key sequel. I’d have to sell this one to Samhain because they still hold the rights, but it’s definitely something I’d consider if enough folks wanted to see it. Summer and Winter Rayne still have a lot to say for themselves, and fans will know that I left Winter on the verge of a rather amazing discovery. And Dan and Rayne are settling now into their long-term romance, and have many adventures in store.

Option 3: Preacher, Prophet, Beast. Another good title, I think, and, “What would that be for, Harper?” I hear you say. Well, what that would be for is book seven in the Tyack & Frayne series, and I think a few of you might just enjoy another encounter with Gideon and Lee. I’m planning a longer book for them this time, and a great deal of danger and upheaval in the strange world of Dark.

Option 4: A brand-new novel, and I really don’t have many more ideas beyond that, except that I think I’d like to go contemporary, adventurous, maybe with a big dash of magic thrown in. I don’t want to say “paranormal”, because I love my readers who don’t love paranormals and I want to keep ’em, so paranormal to the extent that the Tyack & Frayne series is paranormal – ie a strong real-world setting, but all kinds of gateways opening out of that into mysterious realms. Which, for me, is just the way things are, so perhaps I need a new category. Fox-anormal?!


There you go, then.  Tell me which of those appeals the most, and on Sunday, Lucy Fur and I will pick the winners. I’ve had a very small peek, and Seven Summer Nights is doing fine. I never chart outrageously with my indie-pubbed work, but a visit to the top hundred on Amazon is lovely, and very much appreciated, so thank you to everyone who’s bought the book so far, and I really hope you enjoy it.


29 thoughts on “Well, what should I write next, then?

  1. Option 3— I love those books! Though I have to say, the “big dash of magic” in option 4 sound appealing as well… (Oh, I’m very much enjoying your latest as well—stayed up late last night to download, and then even later to read the first few chapters! So now I’m a zombie today—ha.)

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  2. While I’d love to catch up with Tyack and Frayne, I vote for option 4. Harper, let your imagination soar and your Muse, bless her little heart, needs to stretch her wings, ‘just be’ and create whatever the heck she wants without pushy reader demands stressing her out. (yes, that’s a fine example of purple prose in a run-on sentence)

    Wishing you and yours a magical season of wonder and peace, surrounded by friends and loved ones.

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  3. 3! 3,3,3,3 and then 3 again. Can I keep voting for3? I glommed all the T&F books in one go earlier this year and was so miserable to find there were no more to glom!

    seven nights has just hit my kindle and I’m looking forward to reading it this weekend.


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  4. I love the idea of a Salisbury Key sequel. I didn’t even know that was a thing one could hope for. I know anything you write I’ll be happy to read, so i hope you are inspired by people’s thoughts or your own. 🙂

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  5. I feel the need to cancel out the above-quoted German negative with my Austrian positive. While I enjoyed all the “prequels to these prospective sequels”, I would be most curious about your version of an adventurous / contemporary / slightly magical novel.

    So I vote for option 4, Foxanormal it is!

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  6. Option 3 I really enjoyed the previous books in the series the location in Cornwall, the characters Tyack and Frayne and especially the para normal elements linked to Cornwall

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  7. All these options sound lovely. Still, I’ll vote for more Tyack and Frayne. Can never have too much of them. But I’ll follow wherever you lead, wherever your muse strikes. Thank you!

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  8. More Tyack and Frayne, please! BTW I am so much enjoying Seven Summer Nights, thank you for that. Any new book of yours I will buy because the quality of your writing started out so high and so far is only improving with every story. I particularly love the focus on setting, I love learning about the history and folklore of various areas in Great Britain.

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  9. I would absolutely love love love a sequel to Salisbury Key. Dan and Rayne are my absolute favourites! Maybe from Summer’s POV? 🙂

    More Gideon and Lee would be awesome too. And anything new of course.

    I finished Seven Summer Nights last night and it’s wonderful.

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