Frequently asked questions

Books

When does [insert book] release?


RELEASE SCHEDULE Well, this is both easy and difficult to answer! All of my active series get a release every 5 to 6 months, with the timer starting when the previous book dropped. So, if the Example Book 1 released in January, Example Book 2 would released in the area June or July. Exact release dates aren't confirmed until there's a preorder.




How many books will be [insert series]?


1. Age of the Andinna: 7 books (6 of 7 released. Final book in April 2021) 2. Jacky Leon: 12 books (5 of 12 released. Book six in July 2021) 3. Kaliya Sahni: 6 books (3 of 6 books released. Book four in June 2021) 4. Everly Abbott: 9 books (Beginning in September 2021) Completed: The Redemption Saga Kingson Pride Wolves of Wild Junction Unknown and couldn't tell ya: Witrch of the Wild West- Hiatus/cancelled (not completely concelled but pretty close to it)




When will [insert audiobook] release?


RELEASE SCHEDULE Jacky Leon audiobooks are being worked on around the clock, but they release several months after the initial paperback and ebook release. These things take time for me and my team. I'm sorry for the wait. Kaliya Sahni is currently just beginning production for Bounty. It will take some time to get up to the current releases. Everly Abbott will get an audiobook for Servant of the Blood, but others depend on series reception. Remember- Audiobooks of a series don't get produced if they don't sell. This is the reason The Redemption Saga is not complete. The Redemption Saga audiobooks will most likely never finish. None of my other series are getting audiobooks or have audiobooks at this time.




Witch of the Wild West


Update- Witch of the Wild West was unpublished in early January of 2021 because the future of the series is up in the air. I was tired of new people reading it and then asking the same questions I had already addressed dozens of times before. Witch of the Wild West is on hiatus for a variety of both personal and professional reasons. Personal- In the most basic of terms, some of my early readers thought book two was trash. And they let me know. They hated the entire vision I had for it. It completely killed my confidence in the little experimental fun series I was trying just to have a laugh of a series. Professional- Shortly after that, book 2 released and all the sales were abysmal. They are two of my worst selling books since I started publishing. Very fews of my readers from my other series wanted to try them. If you want to know why it's important to support your favorite authors early in a series, this is why. It is my only series on hiatus and I hope to never have another.




I want [insert POV chapter idea] (and other POV related questions)


I'll write that down, but I write free POVs in my free time and I normally do it as a reward for readers when they review newly released books. Review books, get more POVs. The one you want might show up. Some have asked POVs to be released into their own book. Sorry. The currently free POVs are unlikely to make it into their own collection book. More likely, a collection of shorts and novellas will be all exclusive content written for release. Some have asked for POVs to be released onto this website:
They're coming. It's being worked on.




Where can I get regular or signed paperbacks?


Well, normal paperbacks are available on Amazon. Just change the format on Amazon to paperback and it will be right there. (For some reason, not available in all countries. Go bother Amazon until they fix it) Signed paperbacksare only available in person or through giveaways.




Why are your books only available on Amazon?


Because I'm in Kindle Unlimited which requires (most) authors to be exclusive. If you find and download my book online through any other site, it's piracy. Please don't. I have 5 pets to feed.




But Amazon says your series are complete! Why isn't it finished? Where's my HEA?


Amazon will mark every series complete, no matter if it is or not. What they're trying to say is they've made a list of the available books, therefore they have the complete set of the series as it stands at any given time. This could just be the first book or the series or 5 books or whatever, but that's what they decided for the terminology, so we just have to live with it.





Other

Can I contact Kristen/K.N. Banet privately?


Certainly! You can find my email on the About Page! However, if you send a message with questions answered in this FAQ, the email might get lost. Or you just might recieve a link to this page. If you want to just hang out with me and chit chat, you can find me mostly on Facebook, in my reader's group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheBanetPride/




Excuse me, but I noticed an error...


Email me and let me know, if you feel so inclined. If I don't personally see your message, my assistant Andi probably will and send the information along to me.




Conventions, Signings, and More


There's currently no planned signings or convention appearances. I'm sorry. Every time I schedule to one, either my life gets in the way or the universe gets in the way. Maybe one day, I'll get to meet you! Signed paperbacks were once available through an Etsy store. Currently the only way to get one is to win one through a giveaway I run through the blog or (more likely) in my Facebook group or on my Facebook pages.




Interviews?


Yeah, I'll do them. Send me an email, explain what the interview is for and I'll get back to you! If you need any graphics for my books, and all of that can also be handled. I promise, I'll answer the interview questions, not Andi (my PA). She just helps me stay on top of all the moving pieces.




Where is Kristen located?


Arizona. I platonically love you, but no, you can't visit.




Can I get an Advanced Reader/Review Copy of a book?


Reader: Possibly? Contact us and Andi will talk it over with you. We limit this because of the risk of pirated copies getting out before a release. Blog reviewers, video reviewers: Yes! If you reach out, Andi has got you covered. We would love to add you to the release ARC list as well!




What's the difference between Kristen Banet and K.N. Banet?


Well, it's a genre thing. K.N. Banet: I write MF Urban Fantasy here(mostly). And possibly MF epic fantasy one day as well. Kristen Banet: I publish reverse harem series under this name. Paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and epic fantasy. If it has any sort of reverse harem in it, it's under this name. And yes, urban fantasy and epic fantasy can be reverse harem (check out The Redemption Saga or Age of the Andinna from me). So can horror, YA, and more. There's loads of amazing authors pushes the bounds of reverse harem and taking it into new genres.




Family?


I have a husband, you can call him Nick. And then there's the zoo: Sif, the border collie. He's the goodest boy that loves fetch and will nicely give you his toy for you to throw. All the time. It never stops. Carbon, the cardigan welsh corgi. She's not the goodest girl 99% of the time, but if you catch her while she's sleepy, she'll cuddle with you. Io, the tabby cat. Older, cranky, hates everyone and everything and really wants you to leave her alone. Hades, the black cat. Chaos incarnate. Kore, the siamese mix thing. She's crossed eyed and strange, but we love her any ways.




When will Kristen Banet write Reverse Harem again?


When I feel like it. Maybe 2022 or later, maybe never. I got tired of it. The earliest possibility is 2022 after Kaliya Sahni is finished.
Try reading my other books. People think they're good too. You just need to go in and remember they aren't RH.





Age of the Andinna

Will Alchan and Mave get together?


No.




Age of the Andinna Audiobooks?


NAH. Expensive production versus a low earning epic fantasy series? Absolutely not. And that's before we get into the difficulties of pronounciation, names, POVS, and more. Never going to happen.




More Age of the Andinna?


It's up the air. I have a couple of ideas for minor contiunuations, but they would be extended epilogues, not full additions to the world with drama. There's also 2 "backstory"/prologue stories I have wanted to write... But for now, I just need as break from the series. It was a lot to write and I desperately need a break. I might go back to it, I might not.





Tribunal Archives

Do I need to read any series first?


No. While some characters reference others, *none* of the plots intersect into an official reading order. Consider references to other series as fun world building, but not overall that important. Each series will rehash basic things for reader understanding and add new lore on their own. You can also hear about events from different books. It's a bunch of immortal creatures gossiping.
Example: Jacky has run into vampires before, but she doesn't know the nuances of vampire life in their world. Everly Abbott on the other hand, knows a lot about vampires, but not much about werecats. She doesn't know that Jacky is who she is or why it's important.
You'll see this play out a lot over the world.




Short Stories/Novellas/Standalones


So, not every character gets a series. As it stands in my head, one of character of a species will be a series main character. Jacky for werecats, Kaliya for nagas, Everly for vampires (and that's just so far), but that won't stop me from writing more of other characters. Zuri is the first of many short stories, novellas, and standalones coming. I'll keep you all updated on who is getting a story and when. And, if it's not "book worthy" of a story, then it'll be a newsletter short story. These will be exclusive to the newsletter for a long time, until I have several of them to bundle and sell in an anthology of sorts. And then it starts again. This could take years, though. So... sign up for the newsletter.




Will all of the series have romance?


Yes.




Hints at future series?


Is there a supernatural species mentioned in the series that doesn't have a lead yet? Chances are, there's a plan for that to be center eventually.




How many books will be in each series?


1. Jacky Leon: 12 books 2. Kaliya Sahni: 6 books 3. Everly Abbott: 9 books Standalone novels/novellas/short stories: Zuri





Redemption Saga

Will you finish the Redemption Saga audiobooks?


Probably not. The first 3 were given to Tantor to create and the sales are poor. The last two books were never contracted. I would need to do them on my own and I don't see the point.




Will there be more of Sawyer and the guys? What about side characters?


Probably not. I've put them to rest and I like it this way. I told the story I wanted to tell and that's pretty much it.