Thursday, April 2, 2020

Publishing Announcement for Blood Reigns

This is an announcement I've been dreading and I regret to inform you of an announcement on my publishing schedule. Not just for the book I had due out next week, but for the upcoming months.

Due to issues with illness and life, I unfortunately had no choice but to cancel the release of Blood Reigns (Yuri Sorenson Book 2). At this time I am unable to put out a book that I can be proud of. With the current climate and high stress I have been forcing the creation of the book. Being able to publish it and have it stand up to the pride I took in the first book is impossible at this time.

When it comes to the stories I write, I need my readers to connect with the characters I create and even I am having a hard time doing so. The story is forced in areas and if I can tell, my long term readers would definitely be able to notice. I can't do that.

So, over the next few weeks or so, I need to focus on my physical and mental health. Stress and severe depression has taken its toll on my immune system.

This decision was not made without punishment. Due to cancelling the preorder I have been barred from scheduling one through Amazon for the next year. I will send them an email and explain the situation but doubt that they will reverse the decision.

All preorders in all markets should be cancelled, Amazon will be sending out an email and won't be charging you for the preorder. If you purchased the title through Kobo or Barnes & Noble, please contact them for a refund if you are charged in error.

I deeply regret this decision and know that I've disappointed readers who've looked forward to catching up with Yuri and Josh. This was the best decision for myself and readers as the story I've written is sub-par and nowhere near ready for release.


J.M. Dabney


  1. Jami, you take care of you! Good vibes your way. We’ll be here when you’re ready.

  2. So sorry to hear but dont put out inferior product that will cause more angst and regrets. If you are not in a workable headspace you cant function. Mend yourself true fans will be there.

  3. You need to look after yourself and do as much selfcare as you need and for as long as you need it. Those of us who love your books will still be here, ready to embrace your fabulous characters.💕

  4. No apologies necessary. Your health always comes first.

  5. I'm sorry that you are going through this stres. But your loyal readers will understand the delay and not bitch about it. The important thing is you getting healthy again. Your continued mental and physical wellbeing are beyond a doubt what everyone wants. I struggle with depression and anxiety everyday, sometimes leaving the house (before the lockdowns) just wasn't something I could do no matter how much I wanted to. Taking the time for yourself is priority when it come to situations like this. I love reading your stories but we can wait. I think your loyal fans will agree when I say this, take the time you need to get healthy, happy, and twisted again. Xoxox

  6. I think you should be proud of yourself. It takes strength and courage to take care of yourself when you need to. I hope you are doing better soon and can get back to doing what you love. Best wishes to you.