Note: This post was last updated on July 28, 2018.
What I’ve just finished or am waiting on
My book, Visions (Colony Six, Book 2) by Teyla Branton, is two days away from release. It’s been a fun book to write and I can’t wait to see where the rest of the series takes me.
A few months ago I published Rylee’s Mix-up another Lily’s House novella, by Rachel Branton, in an anthology called With a Kiss. You can read a sample chapter or find purchase links here. I regret to say that the anthology is only going to be on Amazon instead of everywhere. But in a few more month, Rylee’s Mix-up will be put with Tara’s story in Cowboys Can’t Lie (Rylee’s Mix-up is about Tara’s roommate), and together those novellas will eventually become book 7 in the Lily’s House series. It will be available on all platforms. Note that the current version of Cowboys Can’t Lie with just Tara’s story is available only to my newsletter subscribers.
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 for new writing, I’m well into book 6 in my Lily’s House series. This story is about Halla and Elsie, the last two of the original foster sisters. I hope to have it out sometime in October.
I am planning on writing a short prequel to the Colony Six 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. Then it’ll be on to book 3 in 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.
I also 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.
For the future, I’m planning a brand new Rachel Branton series that takes place in a Midwest town. 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.
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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