The blog will be shutting down for installation of new theme shortly. We will be stopping the blog newsletter, because we will be moving things around and we do not want you to get twenty million worldbuilding posts.
So if you come back and see that things are under construction, that’s why. 🙂 We expect to be down for under 24 hours.
I just want to be done, so I can get back to writing. Unfortunately, there ios a limited staging window here, so I need to get a move on and get this done. Fifty million buy links still must be linked. ::shakes:: I am so tired of the damn buy links. Apparently we’ve written 25 full length novels. 25 x 6= 150 buy links. And that’s not counting the damn novellas. Argh.ARGH.
Judith van Eijk says
Wish I could help you… Probably more work to get me worked in, but it is the kind of job I like to do, and with my 40 years of IT-experience I mostly get it done without much errors. If it would help…
Mary Cruickshank Peed says
I had the same thought. Except I hate WordPress and only do it when forced. It’d be easier for me to rewrite the site than to change the WordPress ( btdt)… It’s great for small, user maintained sites. But the bigger you get, the harder it gets. At least in my experience. Funny because 16 years ago my friend and I set out to write something like WordPress but couldn’t find a market for it. I understand why it’s popular… Just not my cupppa.
I know short term pain can yield long term gain but I’m sorry for the pain. Good luck with everything! I hope it goes well!
May things move smoothly and relatively snag free. Thanks for all you do 🙂
Progress is good.
Amateur Hermit says
Thank you for the cat photo. It will help a little.
My sympathies. It could be worse. It could be international ecommerce rather than links.
Michelle M says
OK see you soon, I will miss checking your page to see if there is a Ryder treat or hear about the yummy desserts you made. I hope the transition moves smoothly; just think, this time next month all this frustration will only be a memory as you enjoy your “new” website. Have a great day
Michelle, we expect to be down for less than 24 hours. 🙂
Yes, but the pain will still be fresh 😉
Sara B says
But, “Yay!” … 25 full length novels!
Please take a moment and savor that, along with our appreciation.
U. Kremer says
…. and don’t forget the novellas and the blog. Thank you for everything you did – and hopefully will do for a long time to come! ????????????
Melissa B says
That’s an incredible volume. Thanks for the dedication and good luck!
Maria Z says
Owee. I wish I could think of a Bug phrase that would fill this situation as I am addicted to your blog. Gimmee, gimmee, gimmee.
TUNA!!! I love the kitty.
Johanna J says
Thanks for the heads up. Hope things go smoothly as they can.
Take care, my dear. I will be checking to see when you are back up.
I know it takes as long as it takes…
My sympathies! Hope it goes well.
Cute kitty ????
Courage ! You shall triumph !
Amanda P says
Good luck ????
Yikes! Poor you. Seriously…
Don’t forget to breathe now and then.
love the kitty!!
Sending good juju your way. We will wait patiently.
Buy links, I know that pain well. In fact I’ve been helping someone with their own similar woes with a master spreadsheet containing: titles of books, book series, publishing date, publisher, isbn, links (including affiliate), at each of the venues books are available (amazon, b&n, indiebound bookshop, etc.). Plus a few other spreadsheet fields.
Wes d says
Lee Buxton says
Good luck – I hope you are soon out of this technological chaos. The old Camus quote may apply; “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer”
Though I only know you through your work and generous Family narratives, there is that invincible quality to you and Gordon. If today’s world events teach us nothing – we should realize that words matter . The old Greeks did not distinguish between word and deed . Their highest compliment was that you had arete – wisdom in words and deeds. You and Gordon certainly qualify. Be safe be well , Lee Buxton
Fighting my fav authors!! Thank you for the heads up! Won’t be too anxious now when seeing the 504 page again during the website shutdown^^
Maybe you could hire someone on Fiverr.com to help you? Cheap tech labor!
Nancy Weaver says
That just means the new posts will be more exciting and special after your created junkies get a dose.
None of us want to add to your stress. May it all go magically
Lighting candles so your migration goes better than my employer’s.
You. Can. Do. It.
Lenore A. Villa says
Fingers crossed you get it done with minimal mind altering levels and scenarios of frustration.
Lynn Thompson says
Thank you for the heads up, Ilona Andrews. Good luck. Hope all goes smoothly. We will check back later since the kitty (?tuna?) will make sure you are well supervised with rest and food breaks and no hammers. ( I already told Titan no Ryder this week due to technology upgrades.).
Done in by your own success.
Patricia Schlorke says
Yep. That’s why the Horde was invented. 😉
Calm technology thoughts and virtual hugs. Thanks for all you do.
Debra K Hoffmaster says
I am sorry that you are so prolific?? I will miss the blog. See you soon
Diane Mc. says
Good luck and have some tea while you finish!
Rorie Lynne Solberg says
My thoughts exactly!!!! Good luck and hopefully you won’t have to do this again for a very long time.
25 books. And I love every page of every book.
And all the blogs with pets and food and Christmas ???? and knitting ???? and family.
Thank goodness for your generous ❤️.
I am Tuna: : Pet Me
Good Luck! If it takes more time than you estimated, don’t stress over it. All the fans of House Andrews will wait, we just want you to be satisfied with the end result! “If mommy (and daddy) aren’t happy, no one will be happy.” We will see you when you are finished with the updates!
Good luck. Fingers crossed on no magic wave for 24 hours.
May the force be with you ????
Bill G says
Zooterkins! Such a mess; may it go well.
Megan Dees says
Omg he/she looks just like my cat ????
Oh, yuck. I’m sorry. This too shall pass! (Possibly like a kidney stone…)
Good luck with it. See ya on the flip side!
Valerie K says
Thanks for all the extra stuff you guys do I am grateful and I am sorry that this is such drudgery. If I had an active brain cell I’d volunteer to take that off your plate. I really love your work. Thanks again for all the great reads (I’ve read them all and can’t wait for more)!
Hi Tuna!! Please hug mama and papa lots after they finish with their computer transfer update uplink (and all the other tech things they have to do). Get Sookie and the rest of your fur-siblings to hug them too!!
Catch you on the flip side!!
The (temporary) downside to being a prolific writer. But we, the BDH, appreciate both your skilled writing and willingness to update our access to it as necessary. ????
Good luck! Let me know if you have any questions/issues I can help with. 🙂
Samantha L-H says
Good luck ????????
May the force be with you! You can do it.
Look forward to the end result.
Can we cope with under 24 hours of not being able to access your blog. Chin scratch… We are all addicts, you know. ????
????♀️????♂️ The emoji superhero version of you and Gordon. You can do it!
Awwwww…. adorable kitty comfort for the BDH !
I’m looking forward to seeing the new set up after the 24 hour reboot. You do go over and above for your fans. I appreciate you and will keep refreshing to get a ‘Coveted First Glimpse’ of the new site. Wishing you all the best!
Good luck and remember this too shall pass.
I feel you. My husband just restored a late 60’s jukebox. I spent the afternoon making new labels for the 45s he loaded into it so the kids could operate the thing. I never want to see another song list in my life. Seriously, I am good. If he brings home another juke box, he’s on his own.
May it go quickly and smoothly. Hopefully, it will just be a distant memory by that weekend. Extra pets for Tuna. Nancy
If anyone can do it, you can do it. I have great faith in your ability to do every single thing you decide to do. I mean, so far, you have, right? We’ll be here when you get back.
Best wishes on the move. IT stuff can be so painful. I hate it and I am an IT worker! LOL! WOW on the 25 full length novels. I’m not sure I should be surprised, since I own them all, but that is just such an accomplishment! Congratulations!
Kitteh!!! I want this one.
that’s a serval. gorgeous but deadly. but still gorgeous
Sending you good vibes that everything goes smoothly and efficiently. And that your help isn’t this helpful.
Hugs! We appreciate you! Deep breathes.
you know what? the kitten really helped! Always calms me down. Hopefully it will help getting you through this…
or calm you down afterwards 😉
Good luck! My fingers and toes are crossed for you both. I hope the IT gods are kind and the transition is as smooth and painless as possible.
Thank you for letting us know. I really appreciate your updates.
I am sorry you have that amount of work but I know you will get it done. Don’t forget to drink some tea and take time for yourselves.
The kitty seems sad. *sighs*
We’ll be here when you come back. (Please survive those.)
You are all loved. (The kitty also loves you. *smiles*)
I get it. My hubby has a blog on wordpress. Sometimes it just takes time.
John Gadzinski says
Patricia Schlorke says
I wish you and Gordon all the best with the upgrade. May the software gods smile on you both and get this done smoothly.
25 full books not including the anthologies…wow! I think I have all of them. ????
Clearly, you’re just writing too much!
Good luck! I am a physical therapist and if I lived nearby I would work on your neck and back to release some of the tension I am sure you are holding in your muscles!Offer stands forever if you are ever in NJ❤️
Happy thoughts, prayers, and good vibrations headed your way!
Tina Black says
Good luck on your quest! May the internet gods smile fondly on you in the next 24 hours!
And I just want to make sure that House Andrews knows how grateful the BDH is for everyone of those 25 full length novels plus novellas that cause all of those buy links!!!!
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Sam Fleming says
ooo! so fancy!
Wow! The new site looks great! Just an FYI, I tried to click here to subscribe buttons and they didn’t do anything. Figure things are still being worked on but just in case…
Jennifer Cui says
Ohhhhh, the new website is so pretty! ❤
Ooooooh new website pretty
Oh, it is so pretty! 😀
And functional, of course. 😉
It’s looking great!
This is so nice! It’s really beautiful, I want to keep on surfing.
Lizz D. says
Just loaded up the page and saw the new theme and freaked my husband out who was sitting next to me, because I said very loudly, and very suddenly, “WOW!” He looked over at me startled, so, I followed up with, “I LOVE IT!” and had to show off your site. 😀
The new website is great! Nice Job!!!
Linda Trainor says
Why can’t I get both? Sorry you have to do the set up all again. I hope it all goes well
Ooooooohhhhh the new site looks fantastic!
Pretty! So pretty!
Patricia Schlorke says
I wanted to see if the website was back up after the changes were done. I love the site! Great job even though it was a headache and a half. 🙂
Amazing, simply gorgeous!
Congratulations! The new version of your website is wonderful; very easy to navigate and extremely attractive. Also, I love the Emerald Blaze excerpt!
Do we need to sign up for the newsletter again, or will you just reactivate the old list?
Like the new site. Looks fresh and clean. Not that the site was bad before, but its like going from a queen bed to a king bed. There would never be a thought of going back type feel…
Ooh, look at the pretty site. I likey.
Does the Post Comment button disappear when you hover over it for anyone else? I’m using Chrome.
Gosh I am loving it! It looks fantastic! the countown! love this idea. And then I saw on the release schedule 01/12 BLOOD HEIR, Julie’s new book and after getting the date mixed uped…because I am from Germany and thought 1. December… I jumped with joy. Oh and I loved the story of how all your writing startet. I can’t thank you enough for your persistence. Sending you some love and gratitude
The new website is realy nice.
Best of luck!
By the way, the obligatory kitty pic looks a little like a local celebrity feline
Oooo! ???? I like the new site design. Very pretty! Congrats on what was, hopefully, a smooth transition! ????
I love how the Ryder (Blood Heir) chapters are set up, so much easier to read in order than the back and forth throughout the blog posts. New and improved always takes an adjustment. Great title by the way! I hope you can celebrate the end of your Herculean efforts tonight. I haven’t broken the news to my granddaughter that actually writing the book is the “easiest” part of the whole author business. I’ll let your posts do that.????
So fabulous. I thought the old site was good but this is much cleaner, easier to read and find things and oh so pretty. I like how everything is on one site too.
Great work House Andrews! ????
It is so beautiful! Love the LION! You guys RULE!
Just saw the new website
Read questing beast ( which I had somehow missed before )
The next 2 links to the short stories under that don’t seem to be working yet Mere formality and
A small blue key
Aman Sidhu says
It looks great!!! I love the new site!
Hey 🙂 great work on the website!
That picture… ???? I…. ???? Magic Sees A Bird…… ????????????????????????
The new web site is very nice!
Sarah P says
The new site looks Good, well organized, easy to use, and all of the major links are working smoothly. Well done you!
I love the new website!! So pretty <3
Oooh I like the new site, really like the countdown timer for the new book coming.
This new site is wonderfully dynamic. And a treat for my eyes. Your hard work is much appreciated.
Welcome back! What I’ve seen so far of the new site is very nice!
If this is the new theme, it is very nice. ????
The redesigned website is beeeyooootiful!
AHHH THE NEW SITE LOOKS SO GOOD. WHAT I’M TYPING RIGHT NOW LOOKS AWESOME. LOVE THE FONT, SET-UP, EVERYTHING~~~~
Your new format is incredible, also since it was the old format I got a 50″ UHD 4k and have it hooked up as a monitor, and between the two it, your site, looks great in uhd 4k and not all things make the grade
Love the new look!!
The current theme of the website when I wrote this comment looks so neat and magical! I’m viewing this from my mobile phone. Love how you make the comment box on top of the overall comments in the Blog, it saves me a lot of scroll downs if I want to comment on a blog post that already have hundreds of comments.
Also, the dropdown of the navigation bar under “Menu” looks so classy! The web looks so cool and so pretty x)
Teh Gerg says
New site looks good. Reorganization fits page well.
Sue from South Africa says
your new website is looking great !!
oh my god, the website looks AMAZING! The front page is so much cleaner and the links are easier to find and more direct.
Oh wow, I love the fonts! Altogether the site looks great, good job! 😀
One thing – when I hover over “post comment” button, it completely disappears – I guess it’s just the purple rectangle turning white, because the hand pointer is still there, but since the text is white as well, the button seems to have vanished – is that on purpose or is it something on my end? (I do have some script-blocking addons installed)
Richard Hainsworth says
Jut looking at the new theme. Very nice look.
I can see a link to ‘Admin’, just under the title (on this page: Shut Down is Imminent), which leads to another page. Is this desired or an option that needs to be turned off?
It looks awesome!
Is this the new blog setup? SHINY. I like! Many many kudos to you for the hard work, it looks lovely.
The new look looks nice!
This looks fantastic!
Just leaving hugs and a huge THANKS for all you guys do!
Michelle M says
The site looks fantastic, I love it. Hope it does everything you want and need it to do. It certainly looks like it can, very modern and streamlined.
Whooooooa loving the new site!