CM Saunders from the Fading Light anthology wrote a novella named Devil’s Island. It was reviewed by an up-and-coming author, D. Robert Grixti. It was a very balanced review, so I figured Mr. Grixti to be an honest man. I offered him a copy of The Wrong Way Down, and here is the link to what he said about it. http://legionwood.wordpress.com/2012/08/14/the-wrong-way-down-by-jake-elliot-review/
I think that is awesome. There seems to be a trend here with what the reviewers are saying. Most of the readers agree that in spite of its faults, The Wrong Way Down is a very enjoyable read. Mr. Grixti, like many of the other reviewers, will be in for a treat with the next installment. Crossing Mother’s Grave is the next evolution of the unfolding story. The major faults of the debut have been tackled in Crossing Mother’s Grave, and it will satisfy the hunger that The Wrong Way Down built—almost. There is still the third installment intended. I cannot reveal the name of it quite yet, but it will wrap things up nicely. I’m hoping to finish number three by late February, so hopefully it will be released between September and December of 2013.
Back to Crossing Mother’s Grave––it is being edited right now. It is going to be a tight squeeze, but as we’d hoped, book two will be out on September 1st 2012. Kim Richards, who did a fantastic job editing The Wrong Way Down, assigned Andrea Heacock-Reyes as the editor for book two. Kim had a tough job with the first one, there were thousands of flaws that Kim spotted and fixed. Book two is far cleaner than The Wrong Way Down, and the editing process has been a lot smoother with only hundreds of errors to spot and fix. (Thanks to being included in Fading Light; Anthology of the Monstrous, I got to read a pre-edited story by Mark Lawrence––currently among the most popular authors in fantasy fiction––I can happily say even he doesn’t write a perfect manuscript.) We authors are dependent upon our editors to make us look better, and I am very pleased with Andrea’s help. As soon as I have permission to post a teaser, I’ll offer you a taste of Book 2: Crossing Mother’s Grave.