What I’m Working on Now

Note: This post was last updated on June 14, 2020.

What Teyla Rachel Branton is working on now

What I’ve just finished

Last summer, I finished my post-apocalyptic sci-fi Colony Six series, and I added two more books to my paranormal mystery Imprints Series, which, yes, has a nice shot of romance. And now I’ve just finished Kiss at Midnight, a small-town romance set in a Midwest town called Forgotten.

Checked In by Teyla BrantonSo 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 already had an entire new plot in my head for Checked In, 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, so that is what I’m writing now. The release date for this novel is September 1st.

I have also just revised the order of the Unbounded series in preparation for continuing the story. This included taking 3 novella side stories off the end of the series (they were books 7, 8, and 9) and putting them in a set to become book 3 and shifting the rest of the series down. There are now seven books in the series (the novellas are still separately published but are no longer in the main series). There will be at least one more book from Erin’s point-of-view. From there, I’ll let the story decide if there will be more or from Erin or from her children.

Kiss at Midnight by Rachel BrantonNew Rachel series

Now that I’ve finished Kiss at Midnight, the first book in my Rachel Branton A Town Called Forgotten small-town romance series, I’ll be continuing the series with many of the other townspeople in between each Teyla Branton novel. That means after I finish Checked In, I’ll write the second book in the series before jumping back into Unbounded. 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). Normally, I’ll do which ever book character yells the loudest in my head.

Other upcoming books

Royal Quest by Rachel BrantonI 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 subscribers only. I’m not sure when I’ll get around to writing these!

I also have story 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.

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.

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

Teyla Racchel Branton

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

  1. 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!

  2. 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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  3. Teya

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

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  4. 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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  5. 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.
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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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  6. DANYA PARISI

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

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Teyla Rachel Branton

    Thank you, Elisha!

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  11. 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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