So what’s up…
Here’s what’s happening in my writing these days…
~ ~ Life, Some Assembly Required, the sequel to The Rebuilding Year, is keeping its title (yay) and we have a blurb, (also yay – see below) and the cover is in the works. First edits are in my hands, waiting to be finished. We’re on track for a June 9th release date from Samhain.
~ I’m 90K into a new contemporary Mystery with a hint of paranormal, with no title yet. I think this will be about 120K when done, and probably the start of a new series if readers like it. Brian and Nick are not doing things the easy way, and it’ll take more than one book to work their relationship out.
~ With the help of my friend Jonathan Penn, I’m moving forward on commissioning an audio-book for Into Deep Waters. More on that project as it develops. I’m excited and really nervous about doing justice to my own favorite of my books.
~ I’m 50K into the sequel to Full Circle – it’s on the back burner while I wait for Jamison to tell me what the hell he’s up to now. Some characters are slower to reveal their story than others.
~ There will be a Finding Family, Book 3 and a Hidden Wolves, Book 4 in my future too, probably beginning in the summer.
~ I just picked up my prompt for the summer free story writing event for the M/M Romance group. (Melissa’s DRitC free story writing Prompt – claimed by Kaje: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/2232777-dear-author-melissa.) This will have a gay F2M trans MC, whom I hope I can do justice, as I give him a guy to love. No freaking clue how long it will turn out to be. I swore “No free novel this year.” I’m an optimist, and hoping for a novella. So many stories, such slow typing speed…
By the way, if you are interested in trying your hand at writing M/M, in a supportive setting, or you are an author looking for a way to have hundreds of readers see your free story, consider joining me in the “Don’t Read in the Closet” event. There are great prompts waiting for stories, from established authors or first-timers. Check it out at M/M Romance – Love is an Open Road. You can also ask me for details.
~ And here is the blurb for… Life, Some Assembly Required: The Rebuilding Year, Book 2:
Finding love in the ashes was easy. Building a life together? Don’t make Fate laugh.
After spending the first part of his life chasing pretty girls, love has finally come to Ryan in the form John, a tall, lanky, red-headed landscape architect with wide shoulders and a five-o’clock shadow.
For the first time in his life, love feels easy. Hell, he even ran into a burning building for John and his son, and he’d do it again if he had to. But telling his father and brothers “I’m gay. I’ve met a man”? That’s a bumpy ride he’s not looking forward to.
For John, loving Ryan is as natural as breathing. Now if only the rest of his life would fall into place. Dealing with his teen son is complicated enough, but with his ex-wife causing trouble and his daughter wanting to move in, John’s house—and his relationship with Ryan—threaten to split at the seams.
Would one month without a new surprise knocking him upside the heart be asking too much? If the sound of Fate’s laughter is any indication, the answer must be yes…