Note: This post was last updated on March 3, 2020.
What I’ve just finished or am waiting on
Last summer, I finished my post-apocalyptic sci-fi Colony Six series, and I added another book, Street Smarts, to my paranormal suspense Imprints Series, which, yes, has a nice shot of romance. More recently, my new Autumn Rain novel, Hidden Intent was released!
So will the next book be a Teyla or Rachel novel?
While I’m always thinking ahead on plots for both my romance and my sci-fi/fantasy, I usually only do actual writing on one book at a time. I love to immerse myself in the world. I have an entire new plot in my head for book 8 of the Autumn Rain Imprints series, and it’s always easier to write a speculative book once while you are already in that world, but I’m also being tugged in another direction. I’d like to write another Unbounded series (or similar one) and intersperse that with my upcoming Rachel Branton series. So for a while, these three novels were duking it out in my head. Who won? See below!
New Rachel series
The winner was the first book in a brand new Rachel Branton romance series that takes place in a Midwest town, and I’m nearly finished with the first book now. (I know the series name, but it’s all hush, hush for a few more week!) As I plan to do a book on many of the small town’s characters, the series may be a large one, depending on reader response. I’ve created a main street with businesses, a history, have written down many plot ideas, and have character outlines. At this point it’s just a matter or carving out time to get the rest of the series on metaphorical paper. I’m super excited to do it, though. I’ll probably intersperse writing this series intermittently with my new Unbounded series. It’s really fun for me to switch back and forth between romance and sci-fi. I think it makes the ideas fresher and keeps me from being repetitive, but it is more challenging at the same time (which is why I don’t do two speculative series at the same time). But after finishing up this first romance, I may do the Autumn Rain book 8 that’s outlined instead of the next Unbounded. It just depends on which character yells the loudest in my head.
Other upcoming books
I also have two novellas, Royal Quest and Royal Dance that were originally written as part of the Royals of Monterra Kindle World, published by Amazon. With the dispersing of that program, I received my rights back. So now I’ve taken everything mentioning the Royals of Monterra, changed certain names, and invented a new location. This series of novellas will now by known as Royals of Beaumont. These are stand-alone, but each book will be connected. Royal Quest will actually be book two when I’m finished, and Royal Dance will be the third book. I plan to write a first book (Royal Kiss) and a fourth (Royal Time) to round out the series. I’ll be getting new covers for all the books as well, but for now Royal Quest is an exclusive for my subscriber only.
I also have story running through my head about a family of witches (well, I don’t call them that), and I’m looking forward to someday telling their strange and fun stories. It’ll be paranormal romance, I think. But will probably end up being suspense and urban fantasy as well, lol.
So that’s the plan. Unless some my characters hijack me and force me to do something else. Which they have been known to do. They are very insistent at times. If so, I’ll update this blog with whatever is current.
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