You managed to pay me the highest compliment within your question. I thank you for that!
I wish I could give you a firm date when Book 2, “Smothered by Light,” will be released. My hope is to release it sometime during “Simivisionios” or “time of brightness” next year. (May/June, 2015 - according to the Coligny Calendar.) This would be an appropriate time as Book 2 revolves around the full moon, when goddess is her brightest. Also, as you can guess from Book 2’s title, a “time of brightness” is an important element.
Aishling, Kelile, Morrigan, and Lance have such a complex story to tell in the “Mystic Gates” series that I want to get it right; but, as their official “storyteller,” I struggle to keep up with them! However, I’m working on what I keep calling in my head the “in-betweens” – a bit of what happens between the four teens, between each book. I haven’t decided whether to put this on my website, or have a mailing list sign-up so that those who have already read “Dead Moon Awakens” and know what’s going on will enjoy the “in-betweens” better, and this extra feature will make more sense. (Well, I guess I just answered my own question! Mailing list it is.) I’ll be sure to let you know when the first “in-between” is ready as well as how to sign up on the mailing list if you want to. In the meantime, check out my website – www.MysticGatesBooks.com. There are a few extra features on there now, and I’m working on adding more in the future. Best wishes, Lisa, and happy reading!