Note from the Author:

Once again, we return.

It's been a long hiatus, but I'm in a better place overall, I figured out why I was having trouble with the first chapter of the new story, and the words are flowing once more. The second part of The Tempest Trilogy begins now. Brave New World can be found under my author profile.

The second book will focus on preparations for the revolt against the Volturi, Bella Swan's senior year, and a few surprises yet to come. Brave New World is a fitting title, almost on the nose, because I plan to expand the world radically from here. I don't know how long it will take me to finish this one - it took roughly two and a half years, including a couple lengthy breaks from the story, to complete As Dreams Are Made On. I'd like to beat that record, if I can, but I do have other work to see to, including These Our Actors, my Ariel/Wonder Woman story Out of the Blue, a story commission that sprang out of my participation in this year's Fandom Trumps Hate charity auction, and of course my original fiction. I also still have other obligations, so: we'll see. But I'll try to keep it moving.

I've written the first scene of Chapter 2, but my plan is to post the Rosalie segment of These Our Actors next, before Brave New World continues. I've written a lot of the Rosalie story, but it's a long and tricky installment. Then I want to at least make a start on the Fandom Trumps Hate piece, which will of course be posted in all the usual fanfic places; I'm tentatively calling it House of the Rising Sun, but that's just a working title and may change. I don't want to say too much about it when I still need to get actual material to the auction winner, but I will say it's different from my usual fanfic in that it will be a modern story with no supernatural elements. A bit of a challenge, but I look forward to it.

I myself won a couple Fandom Trumps Hate auctions, one of them an art auction, and chose to commission an illustration for Out of the Blue. I've seen the work in progress and it's gorgeous. I hope to have Chapter 2 of that work ready by the time the illustration is complete, so I can share both new additions at the same time.

Author's notes and other material relating to this story are available on the Tempestverse Tumblr account, twilight-adamo. I haven't written up my notes for Brave New World Chapter 1 yet, but I hope to share them soon, and may include some material from the initial draft of Chapter 1, before I decided to start at a different point in the timeline. I've saved it in case I want to refer to it in flashbacks or another side story but I expect to make quite a few changes before admitting it into canon. Still, you'll be able to see some of what I'd had planned originally.

As always, thank you all for reading, and for your kind words of encouragement. I hope you'll enjoy Brave New World, and everything else still to come.