WIP Wednesday – The first draft of Unleash is underway and Snow is on the loose!


The first draft of the final book in my Vampire Erotic Theatre romance series is underway!

It’s the one everyone has been waiting for. Yes, Snow is on the loose and he’s finally going to get a female in his life.

I’ve been nervous about writing this book, and those nerves have increased a hundredfold every time I’ve released a book in the series because reader expectations have been rising along with the sheer number of Snow’s fans. I feel I have a high bar to hit with this one, and I’m woman enough to admit that it scares me.

I experienced a similar bout of fear when I began writing Her Demonic Angel, because everyone had said amazing things about Her Guardian Angel, most of the time mentioning that they couldn’t wait to see where things were going to go and that the next book was going to be something awesome. Yes, I suffered nerves. Cold sweats. Complete writer’s block. Okay, not complete, but as complete as I get it. I still wrote, I was just slower and had more doubts about the book.

I’m getting over my nerves about Unleash now though. I think Snow’s book is going to satisfy his fans, although I’m certain that the heroine won’t be receiving much love from readers as she’s stealing Snow’s heart. It’s a very complex relationship, and I see plenty of scenes where readers will be angry with a character in the book, crying for some reason, or just fanning themselves.

I’m 32000 words into the book so far, and we’re just getting going. I’ve completed my outline for it now, taking almost a full day away from writing the book today to get it done. Time constraints and a deadline to start writing the book conspired to have me beginning the first draft without a full outline for the book. I was working with a basic outline of events and sheets of scene notes that were all numbered. It was hard work flitting between that basic outline, to whatever number I had scrawled in the margin next to a certain event. Now I have a full outline, and I couldn’t be happier. I compiled it all today, and added 6000 words of either new notes or changes to make everything fit.

Judging by the outline now, I have around 11 chapters left to write, and that will probably bring the completed first draft up to around 75000 words in total. That’s 11000 longer than Bewitch, and 20000 longer than Seduce. There’s a chance it could end up longer too.

I’ll let you all know how it goes!

I can’t wait to begin sharing snippets with you all!

About Felicity Heaton

I'm a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books as Felicity Heaton and F E Heaton. In my books I create detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, Larissa Ione, Kresley Cole, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will love my books too.

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Oh my god felicity i actually love you, u don’t understand, lol Ohhh I really can’t wait for his book, soooooooo eager to read it, I can’t wait for the snippets either! Ohhh it’s Soo exciting, and ur on a roll looll but I’m positive his book is gonna be great! Ur a wonderful writer! I think my number one favourite Loool! So excited eeeek!!!! Snow snow snow!!

Felicity Heaton

 Thanks! I’m hoping we can fly through his book now and it will be ready for release in early May at the latest. I know everyone is waiting for it! Still… there’s Bewitch to come first.


Remember you saying before the book came out that you were nervous that Her Demonic Angel wouldn’t live up to expectations – and it was better than we could have expected or hoped for!!

Snow’s book is gonna be fab and I’ve no doubt that you’ll give us as great a tale – scratch that, a better story – than you’ve done in the past!

Looking forward to finding out if Snow finds his much longed for peace!!!  You’ve saved the best for last!!  :D  xx

Felicity Heaton

Thanks Tracy! I hope Snow’s book will be fab, as you put it. It’s certainly a complicated relationship, and is packed with tension and emotion right now, and it’s only going to get more intense as the book goes on. I’m enjoying being in Snow’s head though, but he’s such a complex man, with so many issues. He’s worse than Payne, I swear!

It must be quite nerve wracking, especially with us all going on and on about how excited we are about Snow’s story and how good it’s going to be..we don’t want to put pressure on you, you never let us down you write such Fantastic stuff Her Demonic Angel was Awesome as you know from reviews and Snow’s is going to be exceptional as well. I like that it’s going to be a longer story ( cos when all said and done it is about Snow and you know he likes to be popular) can’t wait for some more snippets…… Read more »
Felicity Heaton

Thanks Julen! Yes, it is very nerve wracking. I never really experienced the sensation of dread when beginning a new story until Her Demonic Angel. I suddenly felt the pressure and the expectation of readers, and I didn’t want to disappoint anyone. I always want to give readers exactly what they want, or maybe more than they want, taking it to the next level.