Jimmy Coates: Blackout (book 7) was meant to be published in April this year, but didn't appear, and now Amazon is listing book 8 as being available from next week. So, just to clear things up a little bit: book 8 will not be available next week. I haven't written it and at the moment I'm not even working on it, though the plotting and the story is all worked out and the first draft is about 20% written.
Book 7, however, is written. I finished Jimmy Coates: Blackout about a year ago. After several months of disagreement (perhaps even dispute?) with HarperCollins, who have been publishing the series up to this point, I've taken back the rights to the books 7 and 8 in the series.
Which means I can now show you a bit more of a sneak preview of Jimmy Coates: Blackout. Up to now, the prologue and half of the first chapter have been up on my website. I've just posted the rest of Chapter One and the complete Chapter Two.
I don't know how long I'll leave it all up there. I might take it down after a couple of weeks, so get in there and read it now. I hope you like it.
Here's the link:
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UPDATE, JUNE 2012: the first SIX CHAPTERS of Jimmy Coates: Blackout are now available to download for FREE from the 'Free Chapters' page of the main website: www.joecraig.co.uk (look on the menu along the bottom of the page)
UPDATE, OCTOBER 2012: Jimmy Coates: Blackout will be released in the next 6 months. There's still no confirmed date yet. It could be Christmas, it could be April, I don't know yet... but plans are taking shape. So keep an eye on this blog for more updates...
UPDATE, FEBRUARY 2013: Jimmy Coates: Blackout now has a release date that the publisher is 'aiming for'. Start getting excited. If all goes well from here, the book will be out on...
June 6th, 2013.
HERE'S THE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT