News & Updates From the Junkyard for March 2020

urban fantasy news and updates

Here’s a little update regarding what I’ve been up to, the book launch, and upcoming spin-offs in the Colin McCool urban fantasy universe…

1. Druid Mystic Book Launch

So far, everything is going right on schedule. The ebook is set to drop on Friday, and the paperback version of Druid Mystic should be live on Amazon by tomorrow.

As for the audiobook version of Druid Mystic, see the next item…

2. Blood Bound Audiobook

Audiobook listeners, be advised: Audible is now taking weeks instead of days to conduct quality assurance reviews of new audiobook titles.

I submitted Blood Bound to Audible on January 26th. Here we are, 7 weeks later, and it’s still being held up in their QA department. I’ve contacted them twice already, and each time I’ve received the same canned response.

So, we’re at the mercy of the Great and Mighty ‘Zon right now regarding the retail release of that audiobook. My apologies.

Obviously, if this continues it will have an impact on how I distribute new titles in the future. If Audible’s QA department keeps dropping the ball on the review process for new titles, I will very likely start releasing my audiobooks on other platforms while Audible twiddles their thumbs.

3. Other Stuff

I have not taken a complete day off for over a month. Usually I get to rest between finishing one novel and starting the next, but we ran into an editing snafu on Druid Mystic and I spent the last week straightening that out. So, I’ll likely take some time later this week and weekend and do absolutely nothing. If you don’t hear from me for a few days, that’s why.

As for my next project, right now I’m plotting the Crowley spin-off series and finishing up everything that needs to be done to launch Druid Mystic. I’ll be writing the Crowley series between Colin McCool novels 11 & 12, but don’t expect to see that series drop until the 12th Colin McCool book is released.

After that I’ll being writing a couple of other spin-off series, which I’ll announce later since I haven’t decided which character will get the treatment after Crowley. So, stay tuned.

-MDM-

19 Comments

  1. ellen ketchum on April 17, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    I have enjoyed the Druid series. What is the ETA on Druid Arcane? Thanks

    • M.D. Massey on April 20, 2020 at 4:04 pm

      No ETA yet, but I put out a novel roughly every three months. That should give you an idea of when the next one will release.

      • Chris Larivee on April 28, 2020 at 6:41 pm

        Any idea when audible will get druid mystic absolutely love the series

        • M.D. Massey on April 29, 2020 at 7:17 am

          The audio is done, and I’m reviewing it this week. Once I review it, it’ll go to Audible’s QA department. They’ve been kind of slow with regards to processing new audiobook submissions lately, so it could be anywhere from two to six weeks.

  2. Mike on May 27, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    Thank for all the great reads. I frigging love your writing style, it’s reminiscent of butcher to me but all it’s own. Im a fan.

  3. Ryan on August 30, 2020 at 11:48 pm

    When can we expect the audiobook for Druid arcane? I love the books and this has been on my watch list. Thank you for all the hard work. I’m sure it takes a lot to push so many books through at this quality.

    • M.D. Massey on September 2, 2020 at 9:23 am

      Just got the audio files today. Will be reviewing and submitting this afternoon, hopefully.

      • chris stough on November 1, 2020 at 3:21 pm

        Any update as to when druid arcane will be on audible? I’m hooked on this series.

  4. Robert Lounsbrough on November 19, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    I need number 13 ,can’t stop reading this story.

    • M.D. Massey on November 28, 2020 at 9:57 am

      You’ll have to wait for Book 12 to release first, but thanks!

  5. Charles on December 3, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    Any updates on book 12 I’m looking forward to reading it you obviously do great Research into the lore and the pantheons of many cultures good on ya i am glad I came across your books

    • M.D. Massey on December 15, 2020 at 11:18 am

      Just hit the publish button for the print version today, actually. You should be able to purchase a paperback for Book 12 by tomorrow afternoon, and the pre-order page for the ebook will be live at about the same time. The ebook version will officially release on Kindle on 12/22.

  6. Jeanne on January 26, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    I am loving the Junkyard Druid series & would like to know when the audiobook may be available for book 12. I know it was only recently released, but I was wondering the approximate time between book/ebook release & audiobook release. I don’t have a lot of time to read directly, so the audiobooks are a great way for me to get a good book in while doing other daily tasks. Also can’t wait to see what you do with Crowley in that spin off & a personal suggestion would be Hemmy for another, he is one of my favorite characters (giant teddy bear demigod with a goddess of death as a mother… OH YEAH!!)

    • M.D. Massey on January 27, 2021 at 8:43 am

      Thanks! We’re working on it. Steven (the narrator) send me an update this weekend. He’s giving the project his full attention, so hopefully I’ll have finished files in hand in a week or two. But as always, it’ll be a crap shoot as to when Audible approves the files. Once the files are ready, I’ll upload them everywhere the same day. Usually it takes 3-6 weeks for Audible to approve them, but they’re usually available on iTunes within two days.

  7. Justin Beckstrand on March 3, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Will druid master ever get an audible version? I like getting my favorite books on audible and been waiting for release

    • M.D. Massey on March 4, 2021 at 7:06 pm

      Yep, it’s coming. Audible has it, and we’re waiting for them to release it.

  8. Cassidy N. on September 11, 2022 at 8:06 am

    I just want you to know I love these books, I have just finished the 11th book and my heart actually hurts that I’m on the last book. I haven’t found a series I enjoy in this genre since The Dresden Files, I absolutely love this character and wish it would never end!

    • M.D. Massey on September 19, 2022 at 10:49 pm

      I take that comparison as high praise! Be sure to check out The Trickster Cycle. It’s the continuation of the original Colin McCool series. Crowley’s series might also interest you, after you finish the trickster novels.

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