Universal Warrior: Atherean Defenders is on indefinite hold, although I hope to have it out by the end of 2012.
Roughly three months ago, I handed in the "final" draft to Journalstone, and it was justifiably rejected. The truth is, I allowed myself to get overwhelmed in freelance work and became more concerned with completion rather than quality. I can still re-submit the book when the revisions are completed, but I'm taking a step back to allow the title to breathe.
Instead, I'm completing a novelette entitled Universal Warrior: Before Red Morning. It's a series of five shorts that tell the stories of the principal characters in Atherean Defenders; the most pivotal moments of their lives are revealed in the tales of how they came to be.
This will be a free read made available through Smashwords. I'm aiming to get it out at the end of June; two of the five stories are completed, first-draft status.
In the meantime, stay tuned to the Facebook Fan Page for tidbits on how the war between Heaven and Hell came to be. Free stuff coming.
A dedicated Universal Warrior blog is in the works as well, and will probably be out roughly the same time as Before Red Morning.
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More updates coming soon.