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So what’s up…

March 2, 2015

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…

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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.
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~ 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…

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. Leni permalink
    March 2, 2015 9:33 pm

    It sounds like a lot on your plate in a short period of time. I will be looking forward to all of it. Its been wonderful reading your stories, you absolutely tick all the right boxes for me.

    • March 3, 2015 12:16 pm

      We’ll see what happens how fast, but that’s the plan 🙂 Thanks for the encouragement.

  2. jenf27 permalink
    March 3, 2015 12:10 pm

    Looking forward to reading your upcoming books. Thanks for the update!

  3. Kendra Patterson permalink
    March 4, 2015 1:38 pm

    Really excited for this book! Absolutely love The Rebuilding Year & the characters John & Ryan have excellent chemistry, so the sequel has to be great.

    • March 4, 2015 10:04 pm

      I hope you’ll enjoy watching the guys trying to build a life that works, with complications 🙂

  4. Elle permalink
    March 6, 2015 4:54 pm

    Can’t wait for this book – as I’ve said before, The Rebuilding Year is one of my favourite m/m books. Really looking forward to Ry & John’s story continuing. Roll on June!

  5. Iva permalink
    March 7, 2015 3:35 pm

    Love the Blurb June 9th can’t come soon enough.

  6. Indus permalink
    March 27, 2015 11:54 am

    Oooh a new Finding Family- I have to admit, I know you write M/M and I enjoy read it (Life Lessons is one of my favorite series) but in Finding Family my favorite character, hands down, is Sam. He’s just so ridiculously giving and rarely seems to get credit for it. It’s funny how understated he is, how he is obviously in so much pain over the destruction of the family he’s been raised in, how the moment of bonding with his birth mother is overshadowed by what his brother goes through, and of course, how the most impossible task we ask veterans to do, i.e. become civilians, is not shaped by what he needs but what his brother needs. And then there’s his constant worry about Dora. I think he’s maybe one of the sweetest and most amazing characters I’ve read recently, and am glad the series isn’t over.

    • March 27, 2015 9:51 pm

      I’m glad you like Sam – he’s a fun guy to write, and the brother I wish every young gay guy could have. He’s really the glue that holds everything together in that book. I’m looking forward to writing more for all of the guys (although with 5 POVs between the first two books I have to give some thought to whose story will happen how in the next one.)

  7. April 6, 2015 7:05 pm

    I can not wait for Finding Family 3! Just make them happy- did not want to give anything away!

    • April 7, 2015 11:31 am

      I’m looking forward to writing it. I promise, I aim for real but good endings, and these guys are no different.

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