Note: This post was last updated on September 18, 2018.
What I’ve just finished or am waiting on
I’ve just finished writing No Secrets or Lies (Lily’s House, Book 6). The released date is currently set for November 11, 2018, but I am doing everything I can to release that up to a month early.
Also we’ve added Rylee’s Mix-up to Tara’s story in Cowboys Can’t Lie (Rylee’s Mix-up is about Tara’s roommate), and together those novellas will have become book 7 in the Lily’s House series. It will be available on all platforms beginning November 11, 2018. Note that the current the earlier version of Cowboys Can’t Lie with just Tara’s story was once available only to my newsletter subscribers, but that has been replaced by the book Royal Quest.
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. So now that my Lily’s House series is finished, I am back to writing my Colony Six series. Right now I’m writing a prequel story for the series. Growing up in the Coop for my characters was so fascinating that I’d like to explore it a bit more, as well as Reese’s enforcer life in Estlantic. After I finish it, I’ll be on to book 3 in the series! There will be six books in all.
I’m planning a brand new Rachel Branton series that takes place in a Midwest town. (I know the series name, but it’s all hush, hush until the first book comes out!) The first novel is already strong in my head and I’ve written down a bunch of details and have character outlines. At this point it’s just a matter or carving out time to get the rest on metaphorical paper. I’m super excited about this series. I’ll probably intersperse writing this series intermittently with my new Teyla Branton Colony Six series. It’s really fun for me to switch back and forth. I think it makes the ideas fresher and keeps me from being repetitive.
I sill have the final romance book that I got back the rights from my publisher. So somewhere in the middle of all this, I’ll re-read that and get it out for my romance readers. It’s a cool story about how far a father will go to protect his child, and I think you’ll love it. As per agreement with my former publisher (like with all my reprinted books), I have to choose a new title and a new cover for the book. I’ll update this when I have a title.
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.
Other Upcoming Books
Imprints—yes! There will be more books in the series, as soon as I can get to it. I’ve been waiting a really long time to write more of these, but after getting the republished so quickly, I need a little change. Writers are sometimes fickle that way. We must go where the story calls.
And yes! There will be another Unbounded series. I’ll be writing a second generation about Erin’s daughter as soon as I finish Colony Six. I wish there were more of me to write these all simultaneously. I need a couple clones or to figure out how to write faster!
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, 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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