I’m a day early for my end-of-year projections, but I figured you wouldn’t mind.
I’ll keep this puppy short and sweet because it’s cold here on the Front Range and my bum wrist is being a whiny little bitch.
This post is for the readers wondering what series they’ll be seeing more of and what new shenanigans I have planned.
Ready? *sips tea*
Sons of Gulielmus
I’ve got six more stories planned for the SoG world. They’ll have two different arcs and will be branded under two series names. One will have shapeshifters–I’m calling that one “Desert Guards” for reasons that’ll become apparent–and the other will deal with a peculiar sort of angel. (Yes, Gulielmus being one of them.)
I don’t like to talk much about projects that haven’t been contracted yet, but I’ll say the first will be submitted in February. More news on that as I have it. I’ve already warned the editor that it’s coming.
Filthy Vikings (AKA the Afótama Legacy)
The Chieftain’s Daughter, Afótama 2, is very nearly done. I’m two scenes from the end. It’ll be about the same length as The Viking Queen’s Men, and as I mentioned before, it’ll continue the romance of Tess, Ollie, and Harvey.
Okay, that’s not quite true. It’s really Ollie and Harvey’s romance, and Tess is around dealing with queenly shit and being a catalyst for drama of all sorts. I don’t know how to categorize that story. I suppose its part erotic romance, part paranormal romance, and part urban fantasy…with an MMF relationship.
I’m sitting on this one for a little while once it’s done because 1) I need to space out releases a bit. The next Afótama story won’t be out until late 2015, and the next story SET IN THIS WORLD (scroll down for news about that) won’t be out until summer. 2) I already have paranormal releases in January and February. I don’t want to launch them right on top of each other.
Look for The Chieftain’s Daughter in March. The preorder link for it will go up in January.
The Greasy Fairies (AKA Heath, Thom, and the crew at the Hearth Motel)
I first introduced the sídhe warriors Heath, Thom, et al in Last of the Season. You saw them again in The Viking Queen’s Men, and they play a critical role in The Chieftain’s Daughter.
In February, I’ll be rebooting Last of the Season and turning it into a novel-length work. It’ll take place between books two and three of the Afótama series and will spin off into the Hearth Motel series.
These two series will remained intricately intertwined. There may be some future books that carry both series monikers, but expect that the Afótama books will be remain paranormal and the Hearth books closer to urban fantasy.
Last of the Season may or may not be re-titled. Okay. It probably will be. Either way, look for it this summer. (I’ll tell you when as soon as I know. It may be in a boxed set.)
Shrew & Company
I haven’t forgotten about this series, y’all. In fact, Astrid’s story is with the editor right now. Following Fabian will be out in February. Look for the preorder link in a couple of weeks.
Since you like me enough to be reading my blog, I’ll share some exclusive news with you: if you haven’t started the Shrew series yet–wait. I’m releasing the first three stories in a bundle on January 6. It’ll be 99¢ through the release of Following Fabian. Won’t be so inexpensive after that. (Sorry. Book sales are money I use for things like dental crowns and iTunes binges.)
Shrew 5 is on the horizon…for very late in 2015. If I can get it done sooner, I will, but my calendar for 2015 is already a hot mess.
But what about contemporary romances, Holley?
Well. I don’t have much going on there. I’ll have another Den of Sin novella releasing in the summer, and I may have something in a spicy boxed set that hasn’t quite come together yet. I will be writing a Storafalt novel in Q1 (Cord’s story, in case you’re keeping track). I have a geek book scheduled for October 2015 release through Lyrical Press (On the Ropes – it’s Stephen Scott’s story).
Other than that?
If anyone wanted a contemporary (or erotic contemporary) from me at this point, they wouldn’t have to beg, but they might have to offer me a little blood.
Oh! By the way – if you missed the Emerald Springs Legacy when it released last spring? Well, soon you’ll be able to get all five books in one bundle. More news on that soon. Like. Really soon.
I’m branching off into a new subgenre next year. I suppose it’s, technically, sci-fi romance, but it’s pretty light. Think near-future manifest destiny space saga with *coughcoughménagescough*.
I sent the series proposal off to my editor. Hopefully she won’t stop responding to my messages. There might have been a little bit of WTF in that packet. (Sorry.)
News on that when I have it.
I think that’s it!
Have a safe and happy New Year, everyone!