Axel’s Pup in print :)

Hello everyone πŸ™‚

First, thank you to everyone for their kindness and understanding about the Goodreads event story I had to withdraw from. Sara’s prompt has been taken up by Julia, and I have no doubt she is going to rock it!

Next, Axel’s Pup is now in print. It’s actually been out a little while, I’ve kept meaning to blog about it, but I kept putting it off hoping I’d have updates on other projects to add to the post. I finally gave up on that plan, lol.

Okay, so – print.

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If you’ve read the e-version you’ll know that Axel’s Pup isn’t a small book. Unfortunately, the price of the print book is largely dictated by the size of the book.

I’ve kept the price as low as possible. I’ll be honest – I make my living out of e-books. I’m not aiming to make huge profits on the print side of things. It’s more about giving people the option, and the fact I do love having things in print πŸ™‚ So, I’ve just taken the minimum price and rounded up to neaten things up.

It works out as Β£11.99 for the UK, €13.99 for Europe, and $14.99 for the US.

(If you’re curious, my royalty per print copy will be $0.75 US, Β£0.33 UK and €0.40 Europe.)

If you’re familiar with the exchange rates, you might notice that the US price is lower than the others. I’m guessing that it is due to print costs or what-not.

However, I can only keep the US price this low by limiting distribution from Amazon to other websites. Once I expand distribution, it will go up to about the same price as it is in other territories. I think that will be about $20.00. So, if you’re in the US and want a print copy, you might want to get it sooner rather than later. (I’ll try to give due warning before I put the price up.)

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The book is 9 inches by 6 inches and 616 pages.

You can buy it on Amazon US, Amazon UK and Amazon Europe.

Any other questions about it, just shout πŸ™‚

*Hugs*

Kim Dare

P.S. One last pic – a group shot with my other print titles…

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If you want to see one with a chihuahua posing next to it for scale, see my twitter feed πŸ™‚

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Update on Goodreads MM Romance Group Event Story.

Hi everyone,

Not good news on this front I’m afraid. I’m really sorry to anyone who was looking forward to the story, but I’m going to have to pull out of the event.

My health isn’t great at the moment (nothing new or dramatic, just too exhausted to get anything done at a pace) and I knew it would be tricky for me this time around, but I really hoped that I would be able to do it.

I’ve signed up for the event every year since it first started and always managed to complete it in plenty of time. Unfortunately, this year, it’s proved impossible.

I was hoping to do it by the deadline, then I thought that perhaps I could do it if I asked for an extension, but at this point I have to face the fact that it just isn’t going to happen.

If I did manage to send anything in, it would be too rushed and too short to do the prompt justice or to please anyone.

Since I’ve plotted the story out, I hope that I will write my version of it in the future, but it will have to be at a later date and without any deadlines.

Sorry again, everyone.

*Hugs*

Kim Dare

Axel’s Pup is now available on Nook! (Also, Leather Bunny!)

As you might have guessed from the title of the blog post, Axel’s Pup is now available on Barnes & Noble Nook. You can find it here!

Also, if you’re waiting for the print version, I ordered a proof copy of it today. All being well it might be on sale next week πŸ™‚

Huge thank yous to everyone who has bought so far, and read and reviewed. *Hugs everyone*

Kim.

P.S. Have you heard of Catherine Dair. She’s a wonderful artist who, amongst other things, draws gorgeous pride bunnies.

I asked her if she’d consider doing a leather pride bunny, and she’s done it!

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You can can see some of her other work on her website.

April Newsletter – AKA My plans for the next eight months!

Hello everyone πŸ™‚

I’ve had a few questions lately about what readers can expect to be written sooner rather than later and what might be released when. So, rather than tell you what I’m doing this month, I’m going to go through the projects on my to do list so we can all have some idea what order everything will happen in.

Seeking Something

This is my current work in progress. It’s a Male/Male novella (about 20k words). This one is all cuteΒ and fluffy after the emotional wringer Axel’s Pup put me through. It’s going to be published through Resplendence Publishing as the sixth and final installment in the Sun, Sea and Submission series. No fixed release date, but I’m hoping to submit as soon as possible.

(For those keeping track, this one was previously titled Fourteen Nights.)

Goodreads MM Romance Group Event

I have a title and character names but I’m not allowed to share them until the group does it’s quiz. I think I might be cutting it fine for submitting this one by the end of April deadline. I might end up asking for an extension. On the plus side, it looks likely to end up a bit longer than my stories for previous years events have been.

If you are a member of the group you can see the prompt I’m writing for here. If you’re not, I’ll be posting the details here and on my website at some point. The story will be posted on the group page at some point over the summer, and will also be available to download for free in due course.

Duck!

If you’ve been reading me a while, this is one you might have read before. It came out with Resplendence Publishing a few years ago. I reclaimed the rights about a year ago and it’s been out of print since. I’m going to give it a polish, maybe add a bit of explanation of things that confused readers before, and bring out a new edition.

I’m toying with the idea of writing a follow up novella that will catch up with Raynard and Ori, and see how they settle into their new roles in the nest. I keep changing my mind on if it would be a good idea or not. I’m pretty sure I’d enjoy writing it, but maybe it’s a self indulgent project. It might unbalance the original story. My style has changed a bit, so it might sound odd. I’ll probably make a decision once I’ve re-polished the existing novel.

The release date will depend a lot on if I write a follow up and how long that possible follow up ends up being.

Magpie

You can mentally copy and paste everything about Duck! here for Magpie. There may or may not be a follow up, and that will dictate the release date.

Albatross

This is the new novel in the Avian Shifter universe. It will feature Ambrose, Everet’s friend from Magpie, and a new shifter to the nest. I expect it to be about the same length as Duck! And Magpie which currently stand at 75k each. I’d love it to come out during 2015 – that probably depends on hoe my energy levels go. It might be possible, it might not.

Kinky Cupid

There are two of novellas planned for Valentine’s 2016. One is all new, the other is a re-write of All the Gear, No Idea, which was published by All Romance Ebooks and which is currently out of print. I’m not sure if there will be any extra additions to the series, I’m sure the characters will let me know in due course.

I missed Valentine’s 2015, so I’d like these to come out in February 2016. If I miss that deadline, I may just move Valentine’s to a different month and go with them whenever they are ready.

Bayden’s Alpha

This is the tentative title for the next book in the Werewolves & Dragons series. It will follow Bayden and Axel’s ongoing relationship, seeing how it alters and adapts when the world around them changes. I expect it to be another long one. A lot of the same secondary characters will return, and new characters will be introduced. It’s hard to say too much more without spoilering.

I would like this one to come out in 2016, but as I’m sure you all understand, books this length are not quickly produced. How long it takes me to complete other projects in this list will have a knock on effect for this release date.

Side Projects

There are a couple of other projects I’m working on alongside the main projects I’ve already listed.

I’d like to re-polish and re-publish my existing free short stories. My style has improved since many of them were written. It would also be nice to have the available in different formats etc.

I’m gradually reclaiming the rights to some of my previously published stories. These will need to be re-polished etc and brought out as self-pub / indi projects.

I’m also working on getting my self pub projects onto different retailers and into print.

I think all that is more than enough to keep me busy!

Any questions, feel free to ask in the comments πŸ™‚

*Hugs*

Kim Dare

P.S. I’ve had a bit of a health wobble and spent most of the last week in bed, which is why I’m a bit late with this blog post. If you’re waiting for me to do something, I promise I’m gradually catching up on everything and will get to you soon πŸ™‚