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.
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.