In the USA/North American region, September 26 is the official release day for COLD FIRE, Spiritwalker 2. The print version has been available for about twelve days, but the ebook versions are just being released now as the clock ticks over in the various time zones. (The UK/Aus/NZ version has been out in both print and ebook form since 1 September.)
I have written a bonus chapter for COLD FIRE which takes place during the course of the book but which is not in the published version because the chapter is not written from Cat’s point of view (she otherwise narrates the entire story) and because it contains explicit sexual content. In fact, I believe I have never written any sex scene as explicit as this one is. One might go so far as to call it smut in some circles. And I totally own that.
I wrote it for no other reason than that it wanted to be written. Because it belongs in this story and no where else (it is not a standalone short story nor will it have any emotional resonance for a reader who is not familiar with the narrative and characters), I offer it online for those who are interested.
For those who choose to read it: Enjoy!
Updated to add: I do have pamphlet style paper copies of the chapter, some of which I signed and gave to people who bought copies of the book at the Powells signing on Sept 20 (and who preordered the book from Powells before the signing). I still have a number of the paper pamphlets, and I will be signing them in person for people — my next signing will be at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego on Wednesday 26 October during their pre-World Fantasy Convention Open House at the store (open to all!) from 6:30 – 8:30pm. I will also sign some copies for booksellers in the WFC dealers room, and I will post afterward which dealers may have copies of COLD FIRE signed and with the bonus pamphlet.
I have thoroughly enjoyed this series and was very pleasantly surprised to find this additional chapter. I was the first to buy this book in a downtown Toronto store and made a clerk pull it out from the back (I came the day it was released)
Your story is wonderful and characters layered and well crafted.
I tried to email you (using link on your site) and it bounced back.
If you have a newsletter I’d love to be added to it, am eagerly anticipating the final part to this series.
Don’t stop writing! You have a gift for Fantasy 🙂
Thank you so much. I’m so glad you enjoyed Cold Fire. I’m especially pleased to know that people enjoyed the characters in Cold Fire because they have flaws and weaknesses, and I don’t try to hide them, so I was a bit worried that might bother some readers. So thank you again for your kind words.
And thanks for rousting the books out of the backroom!
I don’t have a newsletter at this time but I am starting to think I should set one up (in my copious spare time). I’m hoping people find the bonus chapter, because I had a lot of fun writing it.
My email is Kate.Elliott at sff.net but that doesn’t mean the link on my site isn’t broken somehow. I will check it out, so thanks for the heads up.
Hello, thank you so much for writing the extra chapter, I enjoyed reading it as much as I have enjoyed reading the series
You say that you have a number of pamphlets of the extra chapter, I live in England and was wondering how I might come by a copy?
thank you so much for the work you do, it is very much appreciated
I emailed you.
I fell in with this series and the style of writing reminds of another author I love Maria V Snyder. As I live in ireland I am unable to get the extra chapter and was wondering is there a a way in which I could get it. Looking forward to reading more of your books.
the Bonus Chapter is posted as a page on my web. If you just click through the link it should take you there.