The spring print anthology has a title! Something Wild will consist of 3 never-in-print titles from me, Dangerous Games, Earth Girls Aren’t Easy and Two Knights in Camelot. Fingers crossed the cover gods grant me a fun, hot cover to go with the title.
And now, what is up with other works? Like where did Mad Stone go? Sasha and I pulled our duology feeling it had run its course and Mad Stone has a new cover. It is getting formatted and uploaded and will be for sale again as a stand-alone novelette in the Neuri universe shortly. I have three other shorts published in print anthologies but not available as ebook singles; Wolf at the Door, Nuns and Huns, Roped, all getting covers/formatting/uploading and those will also be available soon.
Yes, but what about new work? Red Queen and Kiss of the Demon need finishing and editing and then there will be release dates.
Aside from that? Black Magic (which needs a new title but that’s the working title) and my special ops hero/Indiana Jones heroine books need finishing and homes. I keep getting requests for final and spinoff titles in the Sirens series, but every time I try to tackle that I get a mess. The only characters who even try to cooperate are the wily bunch from Miss Lonely Hearts, which leaves Dane and Harold hanging. And I likewise do not know what to do with the Djinn novella trilogy. So basically it’s get the decks cleared first and then see what pops next.
We took an unplugged weekend to hike trails from the Hoh to Kalaloch and my brain is still wallowing. It struck me around Sunday that I was simply not fighting a trickle of negatives. No bad news. Nothing that triggered writing or publishing angst (which can come from good or bad news). Between that and my lungs taking in the clean coastal and rain forest air to wash away the lingering bronchitis I was recovering from, I feel like a new person. Or reacquainted with my old self. Unplugging is good for the soul and the creative psyche.
And on returning home I discovered an email waiting for me saying that a new print collection of never-before-in-print titles from me is in the works for this spring and would I please send some title suggestions. So huzzah. I did send a bunch of suggestions and will announce more when I have a firm title and date. The collection will include a short novel, a novella and a novelette which makes it about the length of two Harlequin Presents or one single title in length.
This is still not the new novel I know people are waiting for, but I have high hopes that I can get stuff out the door soon. And meanwhile, having 3 print releases in the span of 9 months is not bad. I also have multiple ebook shorts to get on sale for Kindle, Nook and other ebook readers. Cover art and formatting is underway. But really, I’m looking forward to finishing the novels in progress that it is time and past to be DONE with.
I missed posting this earlier on the blog because New Year’s and Genreality wrap-up interfered, but I did tweet the news. The Mammoth Book of Futuristic Romance is out, and I can’t think of a better way to start my new year off right than with a title in book stores and ready for e-readers that I love so much I cackled while I wrote it. Ever wonder why the Huns came out of nowhere? What if they were alien supersoliders exiled to earth? Nuns and Huns made me laugh and it can be yours now with a click of a “buy now” button or a trip to your favorite local bookstore.
Hello blog! I’m over at Genreality saying goodbye. In my appropriately titled “You can’t have everything” farewell, I talk about the sad fact that our time and energy is limited. And not spending time and energy there means I have more to invest here. Genreality will stay up with all the content archived and accessible, but this is our final week and when we’re done, we’re rolling up the rug and going back to our own blogs. And Twitter. And Facebook or Google Plus, or Tumblr. Well. You get the idea.
I’ve enjoyed participating in the group blogs I’ve been part of, but I’m also happy to come back to roost here.
So goodbye, hello, and Happy New Year.