I've been hashing this around for a few weeks, and I decided that Shadowkill will no longer be a stand-alone novel. It will, in fact, be a trilogy.
That being said, I spent several days brainstorming on what the title of the trilogy could be.
And here it is: Shadowkill is now Killzone: Book 1 in the Shadowkill Trilogy.
Ironically enough, Killzone was the original title of this book and I changed it when I discovered there was already a video game called Killzone. Now, Killzone is back with a vengence.
Book 1 is set in the summer of 2006, the bloodiest summer in the Iraq War. Tentatively, the second book will be more modern times and the third will be set a bit in the future.
As we speak, I'm currently editing chapter thirty-eight and there are fifty-one chapters in the novel. It's running close to 71,000 words, which is a little shy for a full novel. Either in the final chapters or in my next pass-through, I'll look for areas to beef up. I already know how I'll enhance the first chapter.
Then, I need to grow the love interest early on--yes, I'm adding a touch of romance to this as well.