Alp has delivered for initial review the first 100 pages of his first true Sci-Fi story - Black Moon Rising - it's awesome but still a long way from being finished (probably looking at 400 pages) - but we all agree that it will be worth the wait because those first 100 pages left us totally wowed and breathless. Meanwhile, his short story He Protesteth Too Much is coming on nicely and almost ready for editing/cover design. Alp's crime series published on the web - The Twelve Crimes of Hannah Smith - is due a new instalment - part five called Virtuoso, is being edited ahead of being uploaded to the website.
Our all-team joint project - Trojan Horse - the Space Opera, is also due a new instalment - two more acts of scene one are ready to be edited.
Morgan Starr's second story - Rock-A-Bye Baby, is due to be published on Friday 30th October 2015.
Alp's fourth audiobook - New Worlds - is coming on slowly with 6 of 8 chapters now delivered by Stewart; though there are some edits to process - we hope to have it ready for the middle of the third week of November (ACX - our production partner - performs a very extensive QA process on our final submission, which can take up to 3 weeks). New Worlds will be in the order of 3 hours long; it's our longest audiobook to date and the most challenging for Stewart due to the French accents which pervade the story - it'll be worth the wait because we think that Stewart's voice is pure gold.
We have innumerable short and medium length story projects on the go - Chambers is running full pelt to deliver The Life and Times of Johnny Sante part 5, Zac Tremble Investigates part 21 and Agent X (Fenchurch Mystery series 2 debut), together with much of Trojan Horse act 6 (scene one closer).
Due to the wonderful reception that Alp's story Oswald's Lament received, he has brought forward the timetable for the delivery of Caravan to Saint Clair - an Oswald Senator story - outside chance of delivery by Christmas, which would be awesome.
We all agree that we could publish more, even more quickly, but that would be at the expense of quality, both in terms of the story, the editing and the cover design - and we don't see the point in compromising because our goal is always to bring you the best of what we can achieve.
Shannon is snowed under with editing and cover design work and that probably means that we won't see a new story from Shannon in 2015 - but as Shannon is the driving force behind our editing, cover design, and ebook production (also website design and maintenance), you are actually enjoying a lot more of their work than you probably realised!
Have kind of taken our foot off of the gas on the book trailer YouTube projects and the LABELS film project - these projects haven't stalled but are definitely on the back burner, simmering on a low heat - making films is a complex and lengthy process that demands a lot of energy - and hard cash!
We really hope that you enjoy our work; feedback is always welcome. One of the comments we have had on a periodic basis is that the stories fall more into the #LGBT literary fiction category than into the true blood M/M erotic romance/contemporary romance category - all we can say is that we don't really ever want to be pigeon-holed - we hope that our output is more entertaining for being that bit more varied.
If you ever want to ask us specific questions, please contact us through the website - we're always happy to connect and share.
The Carter Crew
(Alp, Chambers, Shannon and Morgan)
22nd October 2015