Another question I have is, having found "Outlander" purely by accident (haha), I am impatiently awaiting book 9 (I feel like I am right there with them in the thick of it). Could you keep them alive a while longer? I'm not ready to let them go.
You'll just have to wait and see. I don't plan the books out ahead of time, so I have no real idea of how much ground any given novel will cover.