conjuring raine is DONE

I just finished yesterday, the last podcast has been edited, mixed, given intros and outros, ID tags, turned into an mp3, etc etc.


(It’s not up for y’all yet, I’ll post it today—no, I’m not going to make you wait for Friday—and it might show up tomorrow or Thursday, depending on how quickly podiobooks updates.)

The end of a big project is always a surprise.  I can’t believe I did it, honestly.  The newness of the idea—how about podcasting one of my novels?—still feels pretty new.  I bought the mic in mid-March, so that’s five months ago—five months!—but it has gone by in a blur.  And now it’s done.  Complete.  Podcast a novel: check.  This is so weird.  The time between idea conception and completion just…collapsed.

Anyway, I really hope y’all like the big finale.  It’s a bit long, 45 minutes, but it didn’t seem right to cut the last arc into pieces.  Look for it tomorrow!  If you’ve been listening all along and like what you’ve heard, consider leaving a review over at podiobooks.  I know I’m encouraged to try things when lots of other folks have reviewed it and and said it’s worth my time.

I have had such a good time with this whole project.  Podcasting a novel turns out to have been a very postivite experience, not in small part because of all you great listeners who have been cheering me on.

So, with that giant creative project in the can, I now give my full attention back to my current novel revision.  Will this novel ever be finished?  I started it a little over a year ago.  I don’t even have a title for it yet….

5 thoughts on “conjuring raine is DONE

  1. Terri


    I just finished the podiobook.

    you are really gifted – it’s a fantasy that even a middle-aged non-vampire-focused person can love.

    I was especially taken with the vampire mythology: it honors the fact that for them, as a ‘race’ we are seed as well as snack…

    looking forward to the next one!


  2. Jessica

    I finished Conjuring Raine and I thought you would like to know how much I enjoyed the book. In this age of Stephanie Meyer and Charlaine Harris it is refreshing to delve into a “vampire” book that has intelligence. Your book is a masterpiece and I sincerely hope that it is published. I will be looking forward to your next venture, be it fantasy or reality.

    1. maya Post author

      Wow, Jessica, that’s some strong praise! I’m so pleased you enjoyed it. I am looking forward to my next venture too (i.e.I need to get my butt in gear…) :).

  3. Donna

    I left a comment at podio too but I wanted to leave a second one. So here’s my rant:

    MAYA holy crap this story was awesome. I’m so sad it’s over but so happy to have read it. I hope you someday consider a sequel? Where Raine gets turned? Or tries to get turned? It’s the endless romantic in me talking but in truth I really loved the MAJOR SPOILER ALERT:

    bittersweet ending of the human and the vampire being together with time against them. Josh is so sweet and so heartbreaking all in the same breath. It’s so like him! Dammit Josh you make me smile in cry in the same sentence!
    And in the final chapter when she told Az the “I forgive you” speech and the line of “thank you for keeping Annette’s pain for all these years” I almost LOST IT. And I was in a professional setting–listening to it at work and I had to keep it together man!! So good. Loved it. Can’t wait for your next project

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