I’m going to be honest, writing a book about Malachi Blake sucks. Even writing a novella about him is like pulling out my own teeth. He and I do not work well together; he’s willful, arrogant, and a pain in the ass.
However, Fortified Dreams gave me a different idea for the Reality side of the D&R books. But I want the opinion of my readers before I proceed.
Both the SCTU and the VCU have caught a lot of serial killers in this series, far more than I have books for, several of them will be introduced in Fortified Dreams. And all of those needed me to write backstories for them so that they could be logically included in Fortified Dreams. I had to know about them. For this purpose, I wrote several short stories (5,000 words or less), but most of them were begging to be longer (15,000-30,000).
They would be “origin” stories for those that are mentioned but not given their own books. It would be told entirely from the serial killer’s perspective and would include what they did/liked, how they were caught and by whom. Like the Dreams novels, the first chapter of each would probably be the graphic kill-style chapter and the rest would be their attempts to flee justice and where they screwed up. Examples would be like the werewolf that the VCU caught in Indiana and the cannibal that like to invite his neighbors over…
Here’s where you come in:
If I wrote these longer stories and put 2 or 3 in a book, would you be willing to buy them? If so, at what price?