What I’m Working on Now

Note: This post was last updated on October 29, 2022.

What Teyla Rachel Branton is working on now

What I’ve Just finished

The Unsworn by Teyla BrantonIn summer 2021,  my family moved from practically one end of the United States to the other (sunny Florida).  Then in April (2022) we were in a severe car accident, from which I am still recovering. And this week my father died. Needless to say, it’s been a real struggle, and there were months when I couldn’t write at all. But this year I was able to finish The Unsworn, Unbounded #9 (Teyla Branton) that will be released October 31,2022, and also a 31,000-word novella Royal Time (Rachel Branton), which will be released in December 2022.

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 completely. Normally, I alternate one series for each pen name because it’s just too hard to keep up with all the plots in more than two series. Normally, I know exactly where I’m going next, or at least have a strong preference, but now, for the first time, as I finish up edits on Royal Time, I find myself wondering what I’ll do next. I guesss I’m still a little numb from losing my dad.

A Town Called Forgotten series (Rachel Branton pen name)

I could continue the A Town Called Forgotten small town romance series, as I have many more stories to write about the townspeople. Right now, with the last release of Reason to Breathe, there are only three in the series so far. Book four is the book I was supposed to do next if I’m altering each pen name, but with squeezing in Royal Time, maybe I’ll do another Teyla Branton instead.  I’ve been wanting to do a space opera and also those in my “Other Upcoming Books” below.

So I guess I’m going to take another few days to decide. 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.

Other Upcoming Books

Another story keeps running through my head about a family of sisters with abilities (some might call them witches, but it would be more based on magic, not witchcraft), 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.

Thank you for your support. I really appreciate my readers. I couldn’t write and publish the stories I love without you!

Teyla Racchel Branton

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44 Responses to “What I’m Working on Now”

  1. Staci Atwood

    I love that you are continuing with the Unbounded series…I can’t get enough!! Thank you!

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  2. Robin

    I just finished checked in. Will you be writing another book in this series?

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  3. DaNeesha Walker

    I love your writing I have read all the unbounded series and cannot wait to ready book nine!! The unbounded and imprinted series are my favorite series in all of the books I have read! I look forward to what you have planned next!

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    • Teyla Rachel Branton

      So glad to hear this! I’ve been dealing with sore thumbs from my recent move (weird, I know), so I’m slower than normal, but I hope to have book 9 finished soon!

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  4. Christine Crane

    I’m an idiot I just posted I meant book 9 I’ve read book 8 sorry

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  5. Christine Crane

    I really love the unbounded series! When are you releasing book 8 I cannot wait I want her new ability to be able to advance her niece nephew and brother!!! Very few books or novels these days keep me enthralled but yours definitely do! I can’t wait I need a date! Lol

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    • Teyla Rachel Branton

      Hi Christine! I am working on book 9 now! So glad you’ve been enjoying them! Thanks!

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      • christine crane

        Sorry, no pressure ( well maybe a little…) haha. I so look forward to the finished book. Thank you for your imagination, its a wonderful, enjoyable dive into your stories. One I sometimes hate swimming out of .

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        • Teyla Rachel Branton

          Lol. Love that analogy, especially as the AVOWED are surrounded by water!

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  6. Rita Oconnor

    I really love the unbounded series I have entire series in both kindle and nook. I find it fascinating and the characters impressive. I hope you continue writing more books in this series or spinoffs.

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  7. Cindy

    I loved your novels. Although I enjoyed your religious novels, the Imprints series is my favorite. I love them. I havent read the Unbounded, but I’m sure I will like them.

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    • Teyla Rachel Branton

      Thank you, Cindy! I hope you do love them. I hope to do a new Imprints one soon!

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  8. Janet

    I hope you do more Imprints books. I have enjoyed them in the past and have read nearly all of them to my husband. We are on the last book – “Checked In” and liking it a lot. Your plots keep us guessing and your characters are authentic. It’s obvious that you like to be versatile in your writing. The only problem with that is that you don’t get around to writing more of certain books because you have the Unbounded series or the Romances etc. I guess I’m complaining because there aren’t more Imprints books. I bought the last 2 in the series for my husband for Easter. He was very happy about that. Thank you for what you do write. We have so enjoyed your stories.

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  9. Erin Reed

    Oh my goodness, I am sooooooooo happy you are writing more unbounded! They are my favorite books other than Sarah Eden. I read them once a year. In fact I finished them again tonight, that is why I was on your site. I just started sketches, and I cannot put it down. Thank you so much for what you do and who you are! I really hope Unbounded becomes a set of movies some day. I was actually thinking Helen Mirin would make a fantastic Deliah.

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    • Teyla Rachel Branton

      Yay! I’m definitely going to write more. It takes a lot of time to get into each world, though, so that’s why I’m getting in more Imprints books. People have been begging for them for a long time! I thought if I finished 2 or 3 now, it would be easier that switching back and forth. Once I get back into the Unbounded series, I’ll stay there for a while! Thank you for posting!

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      • Erin Reed

        Hello again, sorry to bug you but I have your Imprints series written under your first name and I am wondering if there is a difference between the “new” Autumn Rain novels and the imprints series. I don’t want to buy more if I already have them. Thanks again!

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        • Teyla Rachel Branton

          Erin, the novella First Touch (book 0) is all new and was never published before except under that title by Teyla Branton. The first four full-length novels had name changes when I got the rights back from my former publisher (that was the deal I made with them). So here are the new titles with the old ones in parenthesis: Touch of Rain (Imprints), On the Hunt (Shades of Gray), Upstage (Final Call), Under Fire (Line of Fire), and Blinded (still Blinded because the publisher didn’t do that one). Then Street Smarts is also all new (written this year under Teyla Branton), as is book 7 Hidden Intent, which is the book on this page. I just finished it, and it’ll be out at the end of February. Tracy’s name was also changed to Paige (she’s Shannon’s partner) in the new series because the name interfered with one of the other characters in the earlier books. So be aware of that. Hope this helps!

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          • Erin Reed

            I am so sorry I was being pushy. Sometimes I just get so excited and I tend to forget people have lives and don’t sit around waiting to E-mail me back 5 minutes after I message them. I should have given you time to answer one before I bugged you somewhere else. Thanks for answering my questions, you really are amazing! I just want you to know I have been reading your books since college. I have an amazing Rachel shelf. Thanks for all you do! I cant wait to see what else is percolating in that wonderful brain of yours!

          • Teyla Rachel Branton

            Haha, Erin, I think it’s great you contact me more places. Because, seriously, sometimes I’m so caught up in imaginary worlds that I don’t see emails or posts. I’m also really glad you love all my books. Sometimes this is a hard business, and readers like you make the effort worth it on the days we’re ready to go get a “real” job with health insurance. So THANK YOU!

      • Neesha Walker

        I am so incredibly excited for the new unbounded books!! I have read all them several times and the imprints series a number of times as well!! I loves the stories of both so much!! I’m so excited!!

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        • Teyla Rachel Branton

          Yay! Thank you so much for saying so. Energy from readers like you is what keeps me going!

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  10. Dagmar

    I love both Unbounded and Colony Six. I am looking forward to the next installations and to the new paranormal series about witches you mentioned!

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    • Teyla Rachel Branton

      Yay! Thanks for letting me know! I can’t wait for the series either, lol.

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  11. Teya

    Teyla, I’m so EXCITED for VISIONS!!!!

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  12. Kristi

    Enjoyed the imprints series and can’t wait for visions!

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    • Teyla Rachel Branton

      Thank you! Visions will be out this weekend. I’m so excited!

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  13. Barbara Duprey

    I have read all the Unbounded books, not once but four times. I keep them on my Kindle to read again if I can’t find any books to read that interest me at the moment.

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    • Teyla Rachel Branton

      Hi Barbara! That is so great. Thank you for letting me know. You made my day!

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      • Barbara Duprey

        You are quite welcome.
        Having trouble sending this. Hope you get it.
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        • Teyla Rachel Branton

          I got it. I’ll check in to what is wrong with the Catchpa. Thank you!

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  14. DANYA PARISI

    I love the Unbounded series. I am on the third book right now. Keep up the good reads.

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  15. Tiffany Tolman

    Thanks for the update, Rachel. I love your books. Can’t wait for the new ones to come out.

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  16. Tammy Beverley

    I love your books! I just read your prequel to the Autumn Rain series an absolutely loved it! I have all your books except the colony ones and loved them and now my daughter’s read them and read them over and over again! Thank you so much for sharing your talent. I’m sorry for your rough time the last few years I hope it will all go better for you now.

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    • Teyla Rachel Branton

      Thanks, Tammy. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I’ve been wanting to write it for a long time, and now that I have the rights back, it’s been so fun to revisit the series. I’m glad you’re still with me. It has been a long three years, but things are going better now!

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  17. Karen Frost

    Thank you for the updates I’m not really into Sci/phi but love the rest am starting on the house of lies. I really like your page it has made my day. Your writing is phenomenal keep up the good work.

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    • Teyla Rachel Branton

      Hi Karen. Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m so glad you’re enjoying my books.

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  18. Teyla Rachel Branton

    Thank you, Elisha!

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  19. Elisha Roberts

    I’m really excited about all of your new books, but especially the Unbounded series. I can’t wait to read the new books and thank you for being such an amazing writer!!!

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