I finished The Descent Series this summer with book #7, Paradise Damned. It was an extremely difficult series to wrap up. It was the story of Elise versus Him - the Godslayer rising to meet her destiny - and writing it dredged up almost as much emotional junk for me as it did for the characters. It was really satisfying, though, and I knew immediately that I wasn't done with Elise and James yet.
That's how The Ascension Series came about. It's kind of like Season 2 of Elise's story (although it's a standalone, so you don't need to read Descent first). What's extra cool about it is that Ascension includes Rylie, Seth, Abel, and all of my favorite characters from The Cain Chronicles, too. Getting all of these characters mashed up together is a huge mess, in the very best way possible, and so far readers seem to enjoy it.
I'm going to be continuing with Ascension for probably seven books or so (I'm not sure yet, so don't hold me to that number). I've put deets on the first three below.
I hope you guys have all had a great year. Happy reading!