The VIOLENT KINGDOM series
An arranged marriage.
A brutal betrayal.
And a love so forbidden, it might destroy them both.
The California Blood series got a major rebrand in the lead up to book #2 releasing. Though I absolutely LOVE the original covers and titles, I feel like the new covers and titles more accurately portray the dizzying wealth, the corrupted family dynasties, and the dark romance genre that Avery and Rome’s story sits in.
ALSO, the order of the books got a little reshuffle. I’d originally envisioned VICIOUS PRINCE (which was originally “Verona Blood”) as Book 1 in the series, and wrote & released it as such last year.
HOWEVER… after much soul-searching, and MUCH writing, the little prologue novella I’d intended to be a small 90-page intro to the series ballooned into an entire novel - hence the reshuffle.
That ‘little’ novella is now a FULL-SIZED novel called RELUCTANT HEIRESS, releasing Summer 2019.
VICIOUS PRINCE (formerly titled “Verona Blood”) will re-release with new title and cover at the same time.
VENGEFUL QUEEN (Formerly titled “Burn in Your Blood”) will release soon after.
and finally, VIOLENT REIGN will finish off the series in the second half of 2019.
I’ll be releasing the new covers and blurbs very soon!
Here’s that new reading order again for you:
BOOK 1: RELUCTANT HEIRESS
BOOK 2: VICIOUS PRINCE
BOOK 3: VENGEFUL QUEEN
BOOK 4: VIOLENT REIGN
More news and release dates coming soon! In the meantime, have you added these to your GR?
WHY I DECIDED TO REBRAND THE SERIES
For those who are curious, a lot of elements go into planning the look and feel of a series. I originally planned this series back in 2016 - a lot has changed since then!
And while I LOVE the covers and original titles, there were some issues I hadn’t anticipated - for example, readers mistakenly assuming that VERONA BLOOD was a paranormal / vampire book! It happened so many times that I knew I had to do something drastic to change perception. As authors, we can sometimes get too emotionally attached to our covers and titles - our books are our pride and joy. But for this series, largely because the word BLOOD was in the titles, and/or because the covers were that gorgeous bright red wash, readers were getting confused.
Which told me a rebrand was in order! And I’ll be totally honest, I’m a cover whore, and any chance to design more covers with my beloved designers is a good thing. : )