I’m excited to share that Colonize Epiales is now available on Amazon for both Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. This is a dark, science fiction novel and the second book in the Watson’s Worlds series.
If you’ve been patiently waiting for a direct sequel to my fantasy LitRPG, Entriss Online, I owe you an explanation.
My idea for this series actually started with what will now be book 4. I started writing it in 2020 and soon realized that I was missing something – a prequel. The idea got bigger, slowly taking on a life of its own. After weeks of brainstorming, I decided to write three preceding books. Because, really, who does that?
Are You Crazy?
Entriss Online, Colonize Epiales and the upcoming Battleworld Titus are all (or will be) unique titles that stand alone within the Watson’s Worlds universe. The main characters, virtual world, and game mechanics are different for each book. Even the genres are different.
- Book 1 of the Watson’s World series, Entriss, is a hero story that takes place in a traditional fantasy mmo.
- Book 2, Epiales, is a science fiction novel with a hint of horror that takes place in a town building game.
- Book 3, Battleworld Titus, will happen on a Cyberpunk world… and that’s all you get for now. ;)
Characters from these stories will come together in book 4: Everyworld Online.
You Are Crazy
It’s not a linear series, but they are tied together similarly to the early individual Marvel movies – Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, etc. – that lead up to the Avengers team-up. It’s different, and I’m enjoying the challenge, but it hasn’t been easy.
What Took So Long?
My first two hurdles while working on Colonize Epiales were world building and game mechanics. That challenge is worthy of another blog post, but creating another unique VR world that is interconnected within a universe, without making it too confusing, took time.
The Dog Ate My Homework
After completing a third of Epiales, I had to step away due to complications with Parkinson’s and a demanding day job. I wrote when I could, and during that time the file got corrupted.
I back up like crazy, but didn’t realize that some of my chapters were blank until almost too late. I put it back together, and after parting ways with my day job, I completed the last third of Colonize Epiales in record time.
How Long Do We Have To Wait This Time?
I plan to publish the next book in the series, Battleworld Titus, by the end of summer 2023. I expect Everyworld to be another challenge since there will be a lot of moving pieces, so I’m shooting for an early 2024 release.
Will there be an Entriss Online 2?
I have plans to write a direct sequel to Entriss Online. That’s one of the fun aspects of this universe. I can continue with stories in each unique world, or add completely new worlds later.
Colonize Epiales - Unexpected, Unusual, and Fun!
Hopefully, this helps explain why book two in the series is Colonize Epiales, rather than a direct sequel to Entriss Online. There’s a lot to look forward, and I’m excited to share. I hope you enjoy my stories, and would love to know what you think about my crazy plan.