Back to work on Slayers 4 (Into the Firestorm)

Perhaps by the time I’m finished with the book, I will remember that firestorm is one word. Although you probably shouldn’t hold your breath. I’ve written multiple books that involve either the Renaissance or renaissance festivals and I still spell the word wrong. Every. Single. Time.

Thank goodness for spellcheck.

Anyway, I am working on Slayers 4 again. I’m having a hard time getting excited about the book because I want to be already done with this series and it still needs so much work, and oh yeah, the climax and ending. It still needs that.

And–this is why I shouldn’t write series–I know at some point soon, I’m going to have to go back and reread all three books to make sure I’m not inadvertently changing facts and details.

I’ve said since book two that I was going to write two endings, one where she ends up with Jesse and one where she ends up with Dirk so that both camps will be happy. Oddly, even though the (super) rough draft is written up until the climax, I’m still not sure which version I’m writing now. I guess we’ll all be surprised…



  1. Tiana Smith
    January 11, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Renaissance is a hard word – don’t beat yourself up about it (I copied and pasted it from your post since I can’t get it right either) 😉 My feelings towards Jesse and Dirk change depending on the book, so I’m sure I’ll be happy with both endings. It’ll be interesting to have a series without a “definitive” ending that everyone reads. More work for you though, especially if you already don’t want to work on it. Who knows, maybe you should pick the one you like best and write that one first, that way if you get really sick of it and don’t want to do the alternate ending, you can claim that was your plan all along.

  2. Janette Rallison
    January 11, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    My feelings towards Jesse and Dirk change from book to book, sometimes from scene to scene–and every time I hear Imagine Dragons sing “Demons” I think, Dirk’s song. He deserves a nice girl…with superpowers.

  3. Jennifer Morris
    January 12, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Honestly laughed out loud at both the post and your comment. Love love love it.

    • Janette Rallison
      January 12, 2017 at 7:56 pm

      ah, Thanks! Glad you’re patiently waiting.

  4. Emily
    January 31, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    I can honestly say that I’ve been a Dirk fan from the very first page Tori met him. Your comment about imagine dragons made me smile from ear to ear because I could see that being his song and of course I agree he deserves a nice girl with powers..cough…cough…Tori!!! I just feel he feels with his heart more and Jesse is more to the duty of being a slayer but I think it’s great that you want to do both endings…..especially because I think it would break my heart if there wasn’t an ending with Dirk and Tori. ok done with rant….p.s none of this is meant to be hating on any part of your books or characters…love it all!!!!

    • Janette Rallison
      January 31, 2017 at 6:36 pm

      Imagine Dragons will be largely responsible for Dirk getting the girl…

      • Emily
        February 19, 2017 at 10:42 pm

        That brings me so much hope😊!!!! Getting super excited!

  5. I wrote this thing
    February 12, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    When is the next sale for your Slayers books? I am dying to read them because I love all of your other books but don’t have enough to purchase the first one….

    • Janette Rallison
      February 12, 2017 at 11:08 pm

      The first two books in the series are with Feiwel/Macmillan so I don’t have any control what price they charge for the books or the ebooks. However, if you perchance live in Arizona or Utah and come to one of my signings, I have copies of remainders that I sell for pretty cheap. If you live in those states (or I’ll be in Kansas next fall) email me and I’ll let you know where I’ll be signing. (Or if you live in the UK, I’ll be putting the ebooks up there within the next few months, and they will be cheaper because I have the rights to that market.)

      • Anonymous
        February 13, 2017 at 1:39 pm

        Actually I do live in Utah but do not have an email…

        • Janette Rallison
          February 13, 2017 at 2:17 pm

          I’ll be doing a signing in Provo for the LDStorymakers conference, Sat May 13 at 5:00. (You can buy the books before then at the bookstore in the conference.) It will be at the Utah Valley Convention Center. (Or if that’s not the part of Utah you live in, I’ll also be at the Kanab self-publishing conference March 4)

          • Anonymous
            February 13, 2017 at 5:44 pm

            Are you LDS Janette?

          • Janette Rallison
            February 14, 2017 at 3:23 am

            Yep. And I can sing several primary songs too.

  6. savannah
    June 24, 2017 at 9:12 am

    how much longer I like rereading books but not that much, especially now that school is out and I’m running out of books and dirk sounds much hotter.

    • Janette Rallison
      June 27, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      So sorry! I’m working on a novella and not getting much writing on Slayers done which is frustrating to me because I’m 90% done with the fourth draft. In fact, I may start putting parts of the rough draft on my blog just so people have something to read… Buut in good news, I’ll have a new novella out as part of romance anthology soon…

  7. clark shoblaska
    October 23, 2019 at 6:39 am

    Is “Into The Firestorm ” Out yet? My Library said it wasn’t published as of Oct of 2019?

    • Julia
      October 23, 2019 at 7:56 pm

      I want to know too! I just found this series and finished Book 3 and can’t find Book 4! Help!

      • Janette Rallison
        October 24, 2019 at 9:04 am

        Here is the link for number 4, Slayers: The Dragon Lords. The Jesse version of number 5 (Slayers: Into the Firestorm) should be up today. The Dirk version will be up in a week or two.)

        Slayers the Dragon Lords

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