Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

Hi Everyone 🙂

It’s been a strange year this year. And it’s only got stranger in the last week with the sudden closure of All Romance Ebooks!

In a lot of ways I think the less said about 2016 the better. I’ll stay away from politics and world events, but I will do a very quick recap of my year as a writer:

Two ebook releases…

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One print book release…

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Two audio book releases…

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And that was it. Not my best year, but we are firmly closing that book now.

Swiftly moving on to my plans for 2017 –

I’m hoping for a much more productive year!

There are 4 audio books already in production that should be coming out quite soon. Axel’s Pup, Worth Waiting For, Worth a Shot, and Base Over Apex.

I’m aiming for at least 6 ebook releases in 2017 – at least 3 indi re-releases of titles I’ve reclaimed from publishers, with one of those being novel length, and at least 3 entirely new titles, with one of those being novel length too.

The two novel length releases will also come out in print. Fingers crossed, some might come out in audio too 🙂

With the closure of All Romance Ebooks, I’m also going to be looking into placing my indi titles at other distributors, and maybe even looking into doing something with Kindle Unlimited. No firm decisions yet though.

The first ebook that will release in 2017 has already gone off to editorial. It’s a re-worked version of a story I originally brought out as Yes! (It was available a few years ago, both as a stand alone and as part of the Friction Anthology, but has been out of print for a little while now.)

The new version has a new title – Instant Gratification. It will be part of a new collection called How I Met My Master. And it has a new cover too!

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More info on Instant Gratification coming later this month, hopefully followed by a release date in February 🙂

Thank you to everyone for your support and friendship over the last year, I really do hope to pay you back with some new works in the year to come!

*Hugs*

Kim Dare

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The Next Six Months

Hi Everyone!

I have cover art – lots and lots of cover art.

I also have news about what you can expect to see from me over the next six months.

(Quick heads up, these stories haven’t made it onto my website yet, so clicking on a pic won’t take you anywhere.)

Here we go…

November  2015

Two stories coming out this November.

Celebrate is a short story that catches up with Ori and Raynard from Duck! and which takes place in between Duck! and Magpie. It’s about 9,000 words long. It will make no sense if you haven’t read Duck!

Magpie is a 80,000 word novel. It was previously released by Resplendence Publishing. This is the second/indi edition. It’s been re-polished but the plot has not changed. I don’t think it is necessary to buy the new edition if you have the first one – unless you want to, of course, in which case go ahead 🙂

I really love the covers for this series! Like all the other covers here, they’re by the fantastic Kris Norris from Round Table Author Services.

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December 2015

December sees a re-release of a short story called Hot in Here. It’s a follow up to Time To Do (published by Pride – formally known as Totally Bound) and catches up with Rigby and Brennan as their relationship progresses, and won’t make any sense unless you’ve read that book. It’s free 🙂

5. Hot in Here

January 2016

Another free story re-release. This time we’ll be catching up with Tristan and Cody from Gay Like You (again published by Pride/Totally Bound. Once more, the follow up will make no sense unless you’ve read the original story.

2. Make a Wish

February 2016

Finally something completely new! Sticks and Stones is the next story in the Kinky Cupid series. The main characters in this one are Dan – the bartender we met very briefly in Base Over Apex – and a new character.

Some bits might make more sense if you’ve read the previous books in the series (Once a Brat and Base Over Apex).

Base Over Apex is getting a new cover to match the new series theme, but the content isn’t changing.

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March 2016

We’re back to re-releases of free short stories now. This one is Anything in a Skirt. It catches up with Baxter and Spencer from Gay Until Graduation. It will make much more sense if you’ve read that book.

7. Anything in a Skirt

April 2016

One more free short story re-release. This one is a stand alone, so no need to have read anything else first. It’s called Two Twinks and a Truck.

10. Two Twinks and a Truck


And that is as far as certainty takes me.

There are a few different options for what will come out in May. A lot depends on energy levels and what-not. Hopefully it will be something people will like 🙂

In case you’re wondering if there is a method to my madness, the free short stories are intended to fill in those months where nothing new or of any real length comes out.

One last thing – my Queer Romance Post went live a few days ago, drop by to meet my friend Danny and enter a giveaway!

*Hugs*

Kim.

New Cover Art – Please read so you don’t accidentally re-buy without need!

Hi everyone!

The print version of FIT Guys Volume 1 has been finalised. The print proof is currently winging its way to me.

The cover is gorgeous. Once I saw it I couldn’t resist getting new e-book covers made for the series.

Over the next week or so, you’ll see the new covers rolling out over the various sales outlets. Now here’s the bit I’m slightly concerned about. The text hasn’t changed. So – if you bought it with the old cover, please don’t re-buy it. You should be able to just download a new copy from wherever you originally purchased, if you want your copy to have the new artwork on it. (If this raises a problem, please let me know.)

Fingers crossed no one will see the new cover and think it’s a new book without realising they have already got it. If this happens to you, send me an e-mail. Maybe we can work something out 🙂

The series will also appear on Barnes & Noble / Nook and iTunes for the first time.

All Romance E-books and iTunes will also have the follow up short stories available for free. Tony’s Move has only been available to read on a blog until now, so if you have the others you might want to keep an eye out for that one 🙂

And here are the new covers! Continue reading