a bit of grace

The random musings of Kate Grace

Most Frequently Asked Question…

I’m going to cut Google some slack here and make it really easy for you guys…

(Most popular search phrases for my blog)

Is there a sequel to Burden of the Soul?

Burden of the Soul sequel?

Burden of the Soul second book?

High school nerds (unrelated, but a fun tid bit)

YES. The second book in this series (thus far untitled) will be ready to hit your eager little palms later this year. There are four books total in this series definitely, or will be. Oh the BURDEN (get it?) of being one of the first to discover a great new read. But what an honor as well… each of you is helping me build this. Your feedback and reviews both inspire me and challenge me to be better.

I promise there will be more, and the story will be resolved as much as real life allows for each of us. (which means sometimes not… those the breaks, sweetheart!) But yes… there are more coming. I do know how this story ends, and one day you will too.

All in good time. But for now, thank you for sticking with me and these characters. I promise you it will be worth it.

I want to know who the first readers… my foundation for this series… if you’re proud to be one of the first readers and therefore discoverers of Burden of the Soul, comment with your name or shoot me an email at kate@abitofgrace.com with your name. Those names collected in the next few weeks will be included in the “Give thanks” section of book 2!


28 comments on “Most Frequently Asked Question…

  1. Amy Lundgren
    February 21, 2012

    loved the book. found the characters engaging and entering my thoughts when I wasn’t reading. I was disappointed in the end, I felt there were too many loose ends, but I am relieved to learn there is more to come. 🙂 Amy

    • Kate Grace
      February 21, 2012

      Thank you so much for your comment, Amy! And the truth is… I think i went about the first book wrong. Meaning My creative mind is engrossed with this digital landscape, and this series is one that can really only be told here, yet I tried to apply the rules of traditional publishing to the first book and I think that’s where things are leaving readers unhappy, because my means misled them. We’re looking to experiment a bit more with the way we distribute digitally so it fits more appropriately to the means. That’s not to say everyone will get the answers they want in the next book or at any point before the end. But it does mean we’re now going to approach this in a way that applies a digital framework to a digital distribution so you all get more to appease the reader’s appetite in less amount of time. Be patient with us for now! We’re going to fix this and get more of the story in your hands more quickly!

  2. erin varnell
    February 21, 2012

    Just finished the book..glad to know there is more to come! I was worried at first i would never know what happens to Clara. ~Erin

    • Kate Grace
      February 21, 2012

      More are on their way and you will definitely know what happens to Clara and everyone along the way. We’re going to shake up our digital distributing a bit to give you guys content more quickly. In the meantime, help us by going to Amazon or Goodreads and letting other readers know what you thought!

  3. Amy Talkington
    February 21, 2012

    Loved it so much and didn’t want it to end! I think like a lot of readers I ‘expected’ more closure than I got – however – I was relieved to know that I would be finding out what happens to Clara next! For me, for a YA book, that’s fairly amazing because with three kids (the youngest 14 mos) it’s got to be great to keep my attention when I have a spare moment to give it to reading.

  4. Kate Grace
    February 21, 2012

    Wow! Three kids and you were still able to get to the end. That is one of the best compliments I have received yet, thank you! If you think of it and find a spare moment, post what you thought of the book on Amazon and/or Goodreads. Every review helps us spread the word a little bit more!

  5. Heather
    February 22, 2012

    Would love to know when the second book comes out!

    • Kate Grace
      February 22, 2012

      Later this year. I’ll keep everyone posted!

  6. Remedios Pina
    February 24, 2012

    Thank you for introducing the world to Clara, can’t wait to read more. I love the ending.

  7. Shari
    February 25, 2012

    I downloaded this book for free to my kindle.
    I love this story, it’s very different . I’m eagerly waiting for the next and the next and the last!

  8. Michelle
    March 2, 2012

    Absolutely great book and I can’t wait to see what happens next. Thank you so much!! – Michelle

  9. Tiffany Berman
    March 8, 2012

    I loved this book. I’m also glad to hear there is a sequel because I was worried that was the end and I definitely want more. I’m an avid reader and since buying my kindle I have been exploring a variety of new authors. So far you are my favorite new author! I cannot wait to see your writing style grow as the books evolve.

    • Kate Grace
      March 9, 2012

      Awwww! Thank you so much for saying so, Tiffany. I’m so glad you enjoyed it and I just can’t wait for the rest of this story to get in readers’ hands. My fingers can hardly keep up! If ever you have a moment, reviews on Amazon and Goodreads help us tremendously! This is a ground-up operation, a labor of love for all of us involved, so every bit of help we can get from readers goes such a long way. Thank you again for reaching out! And be sure to keep your eyes peeled for some bonus chapters releasing between now and the release of book 2!

  10. Letha Cyr
    March 16, 2012

    i just finished Burden of the Soul last night after letting it sit in my carousel for a couple of weeks. I should have read it sooner! I was engrossed to the point I was upset with myself for falling asleep at about 3:00 in the morning the first night I started reading. You did a wonderful job of describing everything. Textures, colors, emotions. The ending threw me a bit and I was terrified to not find a sequel already on amazon. i can’t wait for the next chapter in Clara’s journey.

    • Kate Grace
      March 18, 2012

      Thank you so much for your comment and for your support! The next in the series is on its way this year, along with some bonus content, so keep an eye out!

  11. Kirsten
    April 14, 2012

    I finished this book in 2 days on my Kindle! it was soo good!! Can’t wait for the next one!

    • Kate Grace
      April 14, 2012

      Thank you! I’m so happy to hear from readers. It’s so surreal and fun! If you think of it, leave a review for us on Amazon or Goodreads, and spread the word about it! We’ll have some bonus chapters coming out over the next few months and book 2 will be coming out later this year!

  12. Laura Malcom
    April 27, 2012

    Loved the book can’t wait for book 2!!! I was so sad when I was over:)

    • Kate Grace
      April 27, 2012

      Thanks! And don’t be sad… there’s so much more to come!

  13. Erika Cook
    May 1, 2012

    I loved this book and cant wait for the next to be published

  14. Amanda Castellano
    June 22, 2012

    I read this book back in February, I absolutely loved it!!! I love the characters, the story line, and I love the fact that its not so far out there that it could actually be possible! Is there a date yet as to when the next book will be out?

    • Kate Grace
      June 24, 2012

      No official date as of yet, but I can say it will be late this year, around the holidays. We’re going to make sure though, going forward, no more than six months passes between each book. We’re so thankful all of you are on this journey with us!

  15. Jennifer Arens
    July 6, 2012

    I loved this book and have told all my friends about it! But you know that! I cherish my signed copy! I was excited to see that my cousin, who loved the feel of a book in her hand has joined me by downloading the book today! What a way to break in a new kindle!!! Can’t wait to read the next books! Hope all is well!

    • Kate Grace
      July 6, 2012

      You are so amazing, Jen! Thank you! The life of this series is truly dependent on its army of helpers, every recommendation to friends and endorsement to other readers. I can’t tell you how much it means to all of us, and just how hot the fire is all of your support has lit under my bum! And tell your cousin that Kindle is going to come in handy! We’ll be taking a new approach moving forward which is dependent on digital. We may even cut out paperbacks until the series is complete. Let me know what she thinks when she’s finished!

  16. Stacey
    December 9, 2012

    Wow this book is a wonderful read so far. I love it. I have about 120 plus pages left I will either finish it tonight or tomorrow but when will the rest of the series be available. I hope soon. I feel like I am Clare & I loved the Aunt Grace.

  17. carrie martin
    May 18, 2013

    Just read burden of the soul.on my kindle………AMAZING. fab read hooked in the first pages can’t wait for the second. when will it be out. Or is it already. X

  18. BRH
    February 4, 2014

    Hey read first book I thought it was amazing is the 2nd book out yet can’t seem to find it anywhere

    • Kate Grace
      February 4, 2014

      It’s not out yet. It’s on its way though! I’ll announce a date as soon as I can.

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