April's Books


"April White's expert world-building, addictive action, and compelling characterization made Marking Time impossible to put down. The Immortal Descendants series is an epic time-travel fantasy!"
-Elizabeth Hunter, best-selling author of the Elemental Mysteries and Irin Chromicles

"These books are absolutely fantastic! They are so original, and I LOVE all the history in them!" -Kim Johnson, Reviewer

"Five making history real, touchable, and seriously swoony stars!" -Addicted Reader  

"This series just gets better and better!" -Ann Popp, Author

"...it's like taking all the coolest things and putting them into one book." -Dan Gover, Booklikes.com

    Seventeen-year-old tagger, Saira Elian can handle anything... a mother who mysteriously disappears, a stranger who stalks her around London, and even the noble English Grandmother who kicked Saira and her mother out of the family. But when an old graffiti tag in a tube station transports Saira to the 19th Century and she comes face-to-face with Jack the Ripper, she realizes she needs help after all.
 
Marking Time is FREE on iTunesAmazon.comBarnes&Noble, Smashwords, and Kobo. It is available on the Library Journal-curated SELF-e Select booklist for Biblioboards, and on Overdrive. The Audiobook is available on Audible.com.

     The time-traveler, the vampire, and the thief will need all of their skills and ingenuity as they race against time to steal a document that could change the course of history and put the Immortal Descendants at the mercy of the Mongers. Can they stop a madman bent on collecting the blood of history's most power Seer before the executioner's axe falls?

Tempting Fate is available for sale at iTunesAmazon.com, Barnes&NobleKobo, Smashwords, and Overdrive. The audiobook is available on Audible.com.


     Crossing the time stream to repair it has dropped Saira, Archer, and Ringo into the heart of the Hundred Years' War on the even of an epic battle, where the line between friends and enemies will be drawn in blood. To finally end the deadly game of cat and mouse with Wilder, Saira must contront her greatest challenge yet: the truth about her changing Nature

Changing Nature is available for sale at iTunesAmazon.com, Barnes&NobleKobo, Smashwords, and Overdrive. The audiobook will be available soon.



     Under threat of a brutal massacre, Saira and Ringo travel back to Bletchley Park during World War II where they team up with Archer from the past to crack a Nazi code and expose a Monger intent on changing the course of history. They join forces with a female commando from the French resistance to hunt down an elite unit of Monger soldiers - Hitler's Werewolves - before the terror squad can strike a fatal blow at the Allied war effort.

Waging War is available for sale at iTunes, Amazon.com, Barnes&NobleKobo, Smashwords and Overdrive. The audiobook will be available soon.

The German-language translation of Marking Time is available for FREE to Kindle Unlimited subscribers at Amazon.com in the United States, and at Amazon.de in Germany.


82 comments:

  1. I love your books! Waging War - Hurray!!

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  2. So excited for Waging War! I just finished binge reading books 1-3 in preparation for #4. I love these characters,and wish I could jump in the books and hang out with them (you know, if I were young, fast, fast and cool enough...) Thanks for sharing your great imagination and talent! :D

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    1. Thank you so much for your very kind words, Cynda!

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  3. Waging war was fantastic! How soon can we get our hands on book 5??

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    1. Thank you so much, Alex - I'm thrilled you liked it. I don't have a release date for Cheating Death yet because I'm still writing it. I'll know more once the first draft is finished.

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  4. hello April,

    Thank you for introducing me to Saira, Ringo, Archer and all the other wonderful characters. I always dreamed of time travelling and reading about it just made me so happy. I've read your books 1-3 multiple times, and enjoyed it immensely each time. I just finished reading waging war. I liked the excitement that builds throughout the book, but I wasn't too happy with the ending. It just seemed too abrupt and unfinished.
    Then I realized it's not the end, you also have another book after this. Thank God!
    Looking forward even more now, to Cheating Death.

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    1. I'm very sorry to have left you hanging on this book, and I appreciate your very kind words about The Immortal Descendants books - thank you. I'm writing book five as fast as I can...
      -April

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  5. Hi April,
    I've just finished reading Waging War...Is it too soon to ask when the next one is out? :)

    P.s I love the books.

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  6. Just finished Waging War and I'm breathless. All speed to your writing process as I can't wait for Book 5 and please tell me that won't be the end of Saura's adventures.

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  7. dorothy charlesworth31 January 2016 at 04:07

    Finished reading Waging War and as usual I tried to pace myself but found that impossible, you drag me in to the lives of Sara Archer and Ringo and I just have to keep on reading until the end. So looking forward to Cheating Death

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  8. Finished Waging War. Fantastic !!! Please,please,please do not leave us waiting to long for book 5.

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  9. Loving reading Waging War! All of your books are fabulous and just drag you into the pages making both the characters and story feel so alive. I look so forward to Cheating Death and will continue to recommend this series to everyone I know. As well as continue to repeatedly read all of the books. Thank you so much for writing these wonderful stories. Best of luck as you write Cheating Death!

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  10. I'm curious if you've had the entire storyline planned out from the beginning, or if its evolved as you've written each book? Do you already know how the series will end?

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    1. I do know how the series will end, but haven't always had everything planned. Sometimes the characters have surprised me - like Ringo, who became a recurring character by accident. He was just too charming to leave in book one.

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  11. I love this series and can't wait for book 5! I also enjoy listening to audio books, especially when traveling. I have enjoyed listening to the first two but haven't found audio versions for books 3 or 4. Are you planning on audio versions? If so when? I would love to complete my collection.

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    1. Thank you, Tina! Yes, the audiobook for Changing Nature is in production, and Waging War will be next. I anticipate that they'll be released within a couple of months.

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  12. I love your characters. They are an incredible family whose relationships are so real. Saira, Archer and Ringo are simply the best. Disappointed by the ending to Waging War. Didn't know there was another book. Also confused by Doran's cryptic comments in that they don't seem to bring anything to the story. You get the feeling that there's some weight to what he says, but, it never materializes. Nonetheless, I'm trying to be patient as I wait for the next installment. Thank you for the gift of your stories. 😊

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  13. Waging War was amazing and heart breaking. Looking forward to seeing what Saira does next. I love all the characters. I share these with a friend and look forward to sharing them with my daughter who is almost 14.

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    1. Thank you so much, Jackie! I really appreciate your note and your support of The Immortal Descendants books, and I hope your daughter enjoys them, too.

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  14. I was holding my breath when reading the last chapter of Waging War and I realized "Wait! It's not the end!" and I now totally understand why you have "Cheating death" for the name of the final book. I bought a Kindle (I'm always an Apple person) because I want to read your books without killing my eyes with bright iPad/iPhone. I can't wait to see the final book. When can the readers expect it?

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    1. Thank you so much for writing to me, Sally, and I'm so glad you enjoyed Waging War. I'm working on Cheating Death right now, and will have a better idea of its release when I've finished the first draft. Lurk around here, sign up on my newsletter, or find me on facebook (April White Books) for news as I know it.

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  15. I'm really not sure why your Immortal Descendant books aren't more popular! I'm so addicted to the story line and all of the characters you've created. You truly have mastered the art of creating a world with complex and well thought origins that is so unique and intriguing. I found the Marking Time book while I was browsing for free reads on amazon and wow do you have me hooked now!! I'm almost done with Waging War and seriously debating if I should read the rest as slowly as possible until number 5 is released!!! Haha. Moral of this post is that I love this series and the creative mind you have so please don't stop writing!

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    1. It's really generous and lovely for you to have written - thank you for your very kind words. I'm writing book five as fast as I possibly can, I promise! Thank you, again - you've made my heart smile.

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  16. A.Shaw 22nd.Feb2016
    I LOVE THIS SEIRES ! Your writing transport the reader to another time and place along with Saira Archer and Ringo! I'm so bummed that I finished Waging War.I am left wanting more!

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  17. I love these books. I introduce them to my mom who also loves them. Can't wait for Cheating Death, and what Saria does next. Thank you for transporting us in time.

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    1. Thank you so much, Tracy - I really appreciate your kind words and readership of The Immortal Descendants!

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  18. I love your I mortal Descendants series! I can't wait until Cheating Death comes out! I love your references to books and movies that are part of my real world. I would like to make one suggestion about something I noticed on the first page of "the foil" chapter in Waging War. You describe her slipping her daggers into special leg holsters that go under her jeans when you've established that Sarah wears skinny jeans which nothing fits under. It would be more practical for her to have a special sheath that wraps around her waist under her shirt with the daggers resting against the small of her back.

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    1. Thank you for your note, and for reading the Immortal Descendants series - and yes, you're right, the leg holsters are impractical under skinny jeans. They're okay under 1940s pants though, which have wider legs. But moving forward, the waist sheath is much more practical. Thanks!

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  19. Oh my gosh! Your books got me reading again! After grad school, I lost my love of reading due to tedious textbooks. Thank you so much for this series. I can't put the books down! I tried, and it makes me read them faster! I am looking forward to "Cheating Death".

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    1. You just made my night, Christina - thank you! I definitely have a gazillion good book recs if you want some more...

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  20. Catherine France5 March 2016 at 10:17

    Just read your four books within about four days! I loved them so much I couldn't put them down and I didn't want them to end. I live an hour away from Oradour sur Glane and I was impressed with the way you weaved your story around those tragic events, as you have done in your other books too. You certainly make history come alive! I agree with what other readers have said about how you've made your characters so real, and even loveable. I can't wait for book five and hope there'll be even more after that . . .

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely note, Catherine. I'm honored that you enjoyed the books, especially the history in Waging War - it was difficult to balance perspectives on the tragedies of that time, especially in France. I can't wait to finish book 5 as well, and yes, there may be more in the world of these characters after that...

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  21. Can't seem to sign in any way except anonymous but this is Ruby and I LOVE this series! Only problem is I can't CLOCK to the future to catch up with Saira, Archer and Ringo! Such great "friends!" Can't wait for the new books and anyone that follows!

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    1. Thank you, Ruby - what a lovely note!

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  22. April, I enjoyed Waging War and can't wait to read Cheating Death! Thank you for this wonderful journey through history.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Arun.

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  23. Hi April, I´m just reading book 4 of your fantastic series and I love it very much as the previous ones before.... My friends started reading your first book in german and can´t wait to find out how the story goes on. When will your second book (tempting fate) be available in german?!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind note. Yes, all the books will be translated into German, and my translator is about halfway through Tempting Fate. I'll make announcements (on Facebook - AprilWhiteBooks and here) when it comes out.

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  24. just finished the series so far, now waiting for next installment.

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  25. Such a wonderful series of books. Action packed, with history and a light touch of romance. Keeps me wanting more. Love your writing style. I read a lot but not many books captivate like yours do. I have fallen in love with the characters.can't wait for cheating Death. I was heartbroken when I read of Archers demise but the hope of the next book says "All will be well in the end"

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    1. Thank you so much for your very kind comments, and yes, I'm a firm believer in happy endings.

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  26. I was looking for something like this…I found it quiet interesting, hopefully you will keep posting such blogs…see

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  27. I don't know how you came up with these amazing books. I'm just glad that you did. I have read all four books more times than my Harry Potter books! You have made Saira, Archer and Dingo my family. I root, cry, laugh and feel for them with each book I read. I'm waiting somewhat patiently for Cheating Death. I am now in the "between" till it comes out.��

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    1. Thank you so much for your very kind words, Kristy - I'm honored, and I truly appreciate your support.

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  28. Books are awesome and full of intrigue. Any further info on a timeline for Cheating Death to be out?

    I'm a book junkie and like to read an author through and move on. I'm in a holding pattern.... Yikes!

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    1. Gah! Karen, don't wait for me! I'm writing as fast as I can, but it'll still be months of editing after I'm done with the first draft. If you haven't already read Elizabeth Hunter's books, pick up A Hidden Fire (it's free) - they're some of my favorites. Also, Penny Reid for romantic comedy, and I have a list of favorite books on my blog. Don't wait to read!

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  29. I just wanted to comment to let you know that I absolutely love The Immortal Descendants series! I have binged through books 1 through 3 via audiobook and downloaded Waging War on the kindle. Hopefully I can pace myself a little since hearing that book 5, Cheating Death , will be the final installment of the series. You have created an amazing universe and I love series' like The Immortal Descendants where I find myself so immersed in Saira's reality that I forget that it's fiction. Thank you April, for such a wonderful trip through time.

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  30. I stumbled across these books whilst looking for a new book by a different author (April White) the first was free on kindle so I downloaded and started reading......I haven't looked back.

    These books are fantastic, how is it that they haven't been picked up for a film or even better a television series.

    Hats off to you for your amazing imagination, I have recommended these books to anybody that will listen to me prattle on.

    Can not wait for book 5, keep up the fantastic work.

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    1. Thank you so much for your very kind comment, Kevin - I really appreciate your support!

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  31. Hi April! I'm in Ringo to withdrawal … any updates regarding the release of book #5? I LOVE this series and can't get enough!

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    1. Hi Rachael - thanks for your notes! I'll know more about the release date for Cheating Death when I've finished the first draft, but definitely this year (the book is FULL of Ringo). Thank you for reading the series - I'm thrilled you enjoy them!

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  32. I accidentally downloaded "Marking Time" while downloading a book by Angela White. Boy, am I glad I did. I was so captivated by the storyline (I'm a history geek) I couldn't put it down. I have read all 4 twice and am patiently (maybe not patiently) waiting for 5. Wonderful books

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    1. I totally appreciate your note and your accidental download - thank you for your very kind words, and I'm writing as fast as I can!

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  33. April....you are incredible!!!! There is everything to love about your Immortals.......the ability to cause so many emotions in me as a reader is phenomenal.....the characters all have such depth..whether or not they're likeable...is a testimony to your skill as an author. Two of my favorite subjects are history and time travel,which you've combined "splendiferously" !!! The first three books flew thru my Kindle......not so much book four cause I knew I'd have to wait for #5..... Prayers to you and your dear family that you'll be able to continue thrilling us all(am secretly hoping there's more than 5 books)....We must NEVER forget our history....to do so( or try to rewrite it) would be criminal...... thank you again dear April.... this 73yr old mom, Nana,great Nana loves you for every laugh,tear,sigh,history lesson you have brought into my life....til later,elna

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    1. Elna, you're lovely. Thank you so much for your very kind words, and for sharing you appreciation for these stories and characters. I am writing as fast as I can!

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  34. I love your books so much. The history is fascinating and somehow you managed to write about some of my favorite eras (Victorian times and World War II). I can't wait to read the next book and in the meantime, I will be continuing my attempts to get friends to read this series!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Meghan - I really appreciate your support and kind words! They're my favorite time periods too, by the way...

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    2. Meghan, I just read your blog from the Mary Shelley class (nice analysis). I think you might be entertained by book five.

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  35. When will Raging War be on audio? I have listened to all the other books that way and it has made my drive to and from work enjoyable. Thank you for a great series and I look forward to your other works in the future.
    Annette Taylor

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    1. Thanks so much, Annette - I'm so glad you've enjoyed them! Gemma, the narrator, is working on re-recording Marking Time, and then will do Waging War right away, so... a couple of months? Sorry about the wait - have you tried the audiobooks of Penny Reid's romantic comedies, or Ben Aaronovitch's paranormal police proceedurals? They're great!

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  38. Its rare that I ignore new books from other loved series in order to read all available books for a series from a previously unknown author. April, you've impressed me! I look forward to the next installment!

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    1. Laura, that's an incredible honor you've bestowed on my books - thank you so much for your very kind message!

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  40. I got the first book "Marking Time" as a freebie. I rarely buy the second book but when I finished "Marking Time" I went and got the series. I have spent 2 days immersing myself in the characters from your Immortal Descendants series and I am anxiously waiting book 5!! The story grabbed me from the beginning and did not let go. Thank you for the wonderful story and I can't wait to see how it all goes in "Cheating Death". This series should be picked up and made into a movie series. I would love to see this story on the big screen. Thanks again and happy writing! Tammy White, Florence Alabama

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    1. Thank you for such a lovely note, Tammy - I really appreciate your kind words of support, and I'm so glad you've enjoyed the books!

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  42. I wrote to you maybe two or three days after your release of the 4th book, Waging War. I am thrilled that book 5 may be coming soon. As I was reading your blogs my high school, English teaching daughter stopped by. Of course, I had to share with her about your series and the fact that I think they belonged in her classroom library.
    I am proud to tell you that your books will be on her next Donors Choose list of books for her class room. Yeah!
    Everyone please check out donorchoose.org and maybe find a classroom near you that could use your help.

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  43. Hi I just finished book 4 and now i cant wait for book 5.. do you have any timeline for the next book? And are you planning on it being the last in the series or are there any more planned? Also i was looking to buy the audiobooks but the first one wasnt there so i started to look for a reason and found out that there was a new narrator.. can i ask why? And why is she english when Saira speak american? Which of course leads to are there going to be a male narrator in book 4 for Archers part??

    Many happy wishes and thanks from Denmark

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    1. Hi,
      Thanks so much for your note, and for reading the books. I don't have a release date for book five yet, but I'll know more in a month or two. And yes, book five is the last in the series, which is part of the delay - it's a very big book that has to wrap up all the storylines I've put in place.

      And Gemma, the narrator for books 2 and 3 is re-recording book 1 right now so the narration matches. Yes, she's English, and the timber of her voice matches the one in my head for Saira, and no, I won't use a male narrator for Archer and Tom's chapters. Gemma does the male characters really well and I'm thrilled with her work.

      Thanks again, and find me on Facebook or sign up for my newsletter for release news on book five.
      Regards,
      April

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    2. Hi

      So i just tried posting a reply but it dissappeared... And it was a nice long too so lets see if i can remember what i wrote... Sigh...

      First THANK YOU for answering so fast.. I've been checking the side like a maniac for a reply;)

      Second already ahead of you, I became a member of the newsletter after i was finished with book one and knew i was gonna be like a jonkie jonesing for my next book fix after finishing the last book out in the series:)

      I am both sad and excited to know that book 5 is the last.. Thats the thing about a good series you never want it to end but at the same time you really really want to know what happens so cliffhangers and wait one year for the next enstalment sucks... But that being said.. Nooo no more books... I really hope that you come up with a good idea for more books after cheating death because talent like yours shouldn't be wasted:)
      I am also happy to know that its gonna be a long book because i read fast so long books (when they're good, like yours are) are a fantastic thing, makes them last longer:)

      Its good to know that Gemma sounds like you imagined Saira.. I gotta admit the idea of her sounding british is a bit weird to me but i also know that after 10 minutes or so of listening i will have forgotten that part.. I usually need 10 minutes to get used to narrators:)

      So i think this was about it from the original post but i am def. going to copy my text just in case:)

      Xoxo from DK

      P.S I dont know if its appropriate to put on your site but when i read book 2 it made me think about another book I've read called "The Untied Kingdom" by Kate Johnson... Its about a woman going to a parrallel universe.. The idea behind the parrallel world is sorta the question "if someone messed with the tudors and england never became prothestant what would the world and specificaly england look like today?" Its a good book, very interesting.. I feel it falls in line very well with your books and the thinking about timetravel and split time..:)

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    3. I'm considering a spin-off series with one of the characters after book five - so yes, I'll continue writing (thank you for the kind words of support). And I'll check out The UnTied Kingdom - thanks for the recommendation.

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  44. I absolutely love your books. I am an avid reader and have been reading books since I was about 12; just so I could get lost in anothers life! The only autor I have anticipated books by previously had been Cassie Edwards with her Native American books that i started reading in the 90's.
    I can't wait for the next book and any spin-offs.

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    1. Thank you so much for your very kind words about my books. I can't wait for the next books and spin offs too!

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  47. I want to thank you for sharing your lovely imagination and talented writing. I can't wait to read anything and everything you write going forward.
    -Vanessa

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  48. I have just finished reading books 1-4. I loved it, the whole series. I was wondering if you have a release date for the 5th book. I can't wait to read it.

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    1. Hi Dianna,
      Thanks so much for reading the books, and for your kind note. I should know more about a release date within the next two months, and will send a newsletter, do a blog post, and post on facebook - so those are all good places to find book news. Thanks again!
      -April

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