You can visit the Grim Tides Kickstarter page if you want the whole backstory, but, basically: this is the sixth full-length novel in my Marla Mason urban fantasy series. The series began with Blood Engines and continued with Poison Sleep, Dead Reign, Spell Games, and Broken Mirrors; there’s also a short prequel novel about the main character’s early days, Bone Shop.
The first four books were published by Spectra, a division of Random House. When my publisher dropped the series, I decided to try and keep it going by appealing directly to the fans. It worked! And it’s still working.
I’ll be updating Grim Tides one chapter at a time, every Monday, starting on January 2, 2012 until it’s done. Read, and enjoy.
Though it’s a complete story in and of itself, Grim Tides will probably make more sense if you read the earlier books in the series — there’s a lot of old bad blood from earlier books bubbling up in this one. You can go to www.marlamason.net for links to the earlier volumes, which are all available in print, e-book, and audio editions.