As you might have noticed, September shot by me so fast, I completely missed it. Although, to be honest, I wouldn’t have had a lot to say about September if I’d actually managed a newsletter during that month – other than, I’m spending September doing all the things I didn’t manage to get done in August, lol.
Anyway, new month, new start, and I’m going to start by letting you know where I stand on my various on going projects –
Avian Shifters Series
Thank you to everyone who bought, read, reviewed and contacted me about the new edition of Duck!
I’ve finished tweaking Magpie. It’s already been proofed by the lovely Shannon, and will be going off to the equally lovely Chris in the next day or two. So, still on course for a November release. It will probably go up for pre-order on the 1st and release properly about two weeks later (exact date to be confirmed after I check when Armistice commemorations fall this year.)
I finally pinned down a title for the short story that will follow on from Duck! It’s going to be called Celebrate. I’ve just ordered cover art for it. All going to plan, it will release on November 1st.
Celebrate focuses on Ori and Raynard and takes place in between Duck! and Magpie. It isn’t finished yet, but it will be short. I usually work on under 5k being free and 5-10k being $0.99.
The series has grown, but it’s not my fault. You can all blame my Facebook fried Lee. He’s the one who put two extra ideas in my head, lol.
What this means in practice is that I’ve had to tweak the schedule. The third book in the series will come out in Feb 2016 as planned. Followed by book 4 and book 5 in 2017 (book 5 being the new slot for the re-do of All the Gear). Then in 2018, book 6 will come out, along with an indi edition of book 1.
Book 1 is Once a Brat – it’s currently with Riptide Publishing. I don’t intend to change it when I get it back, I’m only doing that so I have the rights to the whole series for print and audio etc.
Werewolves & Dragons
I love how enthusiastic so many people are about the next book in this series, but it is going to be a little while before I get a chance to go back to this series. Add in the fact it takes about a year for me to write a book this length, and it looks likely to be 2017 before it will go on sale.
I have quite a few more stories planned, but I’m probably going to have to wait until Kinky Cupid is done before I can turn my attention back to this series. On the positive side, I don’t think people mind so much with this series, since it isn’t anywhere near as popular as the longer paranormal ones 🙂
Moving on to other topics –
October is Queer Romance Month. Click on the link to check out the blog posts – I think three will be posting each day! Mine will go live on the 21st. It’s all about my friend, Danny.
If I can, I’ll do a couple of spin off type posts on this blog to go with the Queer Romance theme. That said, you’ve probably worked out by now that blog posts aren’t my strongest point – neither is doing things in the month that I intend to do them in!
I’ve done a few updates on my website. I finally got the Duck! page to load up with the Barnes & Noble link on it. The coming soon page has been update. I also made a page for my currently unavailable titles.
I’m still working on re-polishing and re-releasing my free short stories. The next one that is republished will be Hot in Here – I think that will be in December.
The Goodreads ask an author thingy seems to be quite popular at the moment, so I’m thinking about doing some sort of weekly – FAQ – Friday’s Answered Questions slot – either here or maybe on Facebook. If there’s something you’d like answered, feel free to let me know 🙂
I’m also planning a post answering questions about Duck! since there were some that it wasn’t possible to answer within the story itself. Anything you want to know, let me know that too 🙂
Another thing you could let me know, if you feel so inclined, is – is there any interest in me doing giveaways for signed print books or does everyone prefer ebooks?
One last thing – nothing to do with writing, but I’m back on pintrest. I recently deleted all my pins and I’m starting again from scratch. I’ll mostly be using it to keep track of colouring, crafts and various collections.
I think that’s it for now. Go check out Queer Romance Month!