Since I am already getting the question, my next book, "The Journey's End," will be out within the next two weeks. Yay! I know I have mentioned this before, but I love being able to write on future worlds, really anything can happen. This is a stand alone but I am digging this secondary character that has propped up who is a Mercenary/Pilot, so he may eventually get his own book. We shall see. I do know among my favorite female characters, and I do love them all, Nori is definitely up at the top. SHE KICKS ASS. Fun all around for me, and hopefully you.
Some of you die hard fans, or new lookers, may have noticed that my book "At One's Pleasure" was pulled from Kindle. I know because I had people leaving me messages on Facebook telling me they were reading my sample and it disappeared. I think I have the mystery solved. Jacob wants to impress Rebecca so he quotes Emily Dickinson, originally the mention of who wrote the poem is a few lines away from the quote so Kindle saw this as me stealing from Emily, who is one of my favorites, and something I would not want to do, at all. So I moved the Emily Dickinson reference so that it blares obviously rather than subtly in my revision, but...I am still waiting on an answer from Kindle about this, so I'm not sure if they allow the book back after its kicked or not. In any case I am happy to know that the copyright laws are so stringent on Kindle publishing. I just wish they would communicate a little more.
If you are looking to buy the book follow the link from my books page by clicking the picture. It will be released on Nook within the week, and Kindle too hopefully, just not sure how long it will take.
There are very few things to comment on that all of you who follow my blog don't already know. But it has been a few days, so just thought I would let you know that I am working and it is going well. I am loving my new book, and not just because the female lead kicks serious ass. I will say it is entirely cool to get to live vicariously through such a character as Nori from "The Journeys End." My female characters tend to be sassy, she is beyond that, as in- she is a little scary, but since I get to be her for long periods of writing, it works out well. I, myself am not bad-ass so it's a nice change.
Menelaus is seriously, smoking hot. Really. But beyond that, I love writing on different worlds because I can spend some time with a character who fights with a sword and lives in a stone castle, then they are dealing with Mercenary space captains and anything else that comes at them. And it is definitely anything goes when you are planet hopping. And its not beyond the realm of all possibility, I mean I write about dragons and shapeshifters and magic users, what's a little intergalactic hanky panky?
Incidentally, if you haven't already voted on who you enjoyed the most out of Rebecca's three guys, now is your chance. So far Linc is ahead on my Facebook page. But, I only have two votes and one of them is from my favorite crazy stalker fan and she says she changes her mind every time she reads it. Amber, if you are reading this, feel free to vote each time you re-read. I firmly believe if you re-read my book that many times you deserve to be heard in triplicate (or how ever many times you want).
Hope you are all enjoying "At One's Pleasure." It was an interesting write for me because I had actually started that one long before the Keeping Her series and put it aside for awhile. It amazed me how well Cleo and Logan fit into the story and what they added to it when I got around to working in the security aspects of the book.
The next book, "The Journey's End," is a futuristic romance. I like to write about distant worlds sometimes because all bets are off, anything goes, and if I want to write about sword wielding kings and star ship flying mercenaries going head to head for the love of a shapeshifting heroine (who can totally kick ass), I can.
And before you ask- November is The Journeys End, December is Beatrice and Douglas, January is Web of Bones(Dragon Mage), and Lucas Gibbs and Miley Isabella Rose will finally have their story, Claiming Her, in February of 2014. These dates are not set in stone but I'm ever hopeful no new crisis will occur to derail my progress.
In the mean time enjoy, and let me know
This last month has been crazy busy. Mom's back pain, writing "At One's Pleasure", working my day job (when mom wasn't in need) and then trying to get "Keeping her" out in Print and other e formats. I have found that sleep is a precious commodity we can live without, but then we get that dry, prickly, "what was I saying?" feeling that is a lot like medicine head, only without the passing out and sleeping for days. (Though that sounds good right about now.)
But... Keeping her is out, At One's Pleasure is at the publisher (woo-hoo!), and my mom is sleeping through the night. (Again with more emphasis Woo-Hoo!) Plus my boss came back from vacation and I was finally able to give "official" notice without feeling like I was abandoning them. They have had weeks to get someone else, time to GET SOMEONE ELSE.
So tonight I sleep, tomorrow I read something I did not write (Because to do otherwise is to deny my SOUL.), then I jump into "The Journey," in hopes I can make up some lost ground and get it done by early November. Then December is Beatrice and Douglas (Sigh, Douglas Bruce.) Then in the new year its Web of Bones for my Dragon fans (and because General Solan is calling me.)
Then Claiming Her.
And somewhere in there I am going to catch a movie, re-join the gym, and take up Yoga. Plus my dog really needs a bath.
"At One's Pleasure" is done! And I am happy to say it's longer, quite a bit longer actually, and really good. I certainly enjoyed it anyway. While it's not in the straight "keeping her" line, we do get to see some cameo's, as I've mentioned before. Namely Cleo gets to shine, and Logan has his part. (I firmly believe that every story is made better with the addition of a hot cowboy.)
And we are introduced to Isabella, formerly Miley Isabella Rose, the romantic interest of Lucas Gibbs.
Besides that, I love these characters on their own merit and I hope you do to. I'll keep you posted on the release date. As soon as I get it back from the editor I will release it on Kindle.
On another note the paperback book form of "Keeping Her" will be released on October 10th. I'll have a link to place on the website and facebook when it's ready. Also Keeping Her will be released on all the other ereaders soon after that.
Mom came out of her surgery just fine. Today is day one of recovery so we will see.
On the writing front, I have been writing as much as I can between doctor visits so I will have "At Ones Pleasure" done this week and then it goes to the editor so keep a look out for the new release e-mail. For my stalkers, and you know who you are, I have posted an new excerpt of the Contemporary Romance "Beatrice and Douglas," if you are interested to see what my romances are like that don't have shapeshifters.
And, just because you need your "fix"
A little bit of news.