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.

102. Celebrate     84. Magpie

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.

BaseoverApex     103. Sticks and Stones

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.

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Duck! (Second Edition) – available for pre-order now!

Hi Everyone!

This was going to be a newsletter issued on the 1st of the month and with details on everything due to happen this month etc, but it’s now 1:52am tomorrow morning, so I’m just going to do today’s news and come back and do other days on other days.

Duck! is now available for pre-order on Amazon and All Romance E-books!

It will release officially on August 12th – at which time it will also go up on Barnes & Noble. (At the moment only big publishers have the ability to list books for pre-order there.)

So here we go – as I said before, this is the second edition of Duck! It has been tweaked and re-edited, but the plot hasn’t altered.

Duck! has a new cover for the new edition, and it’s made by Kris Norris.

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The blurb:

Raised among humans, Ori Jones only discovered he was an avian shifter six months ago. Unable to complete a full shift until he reaches his avian maturity, he still can’t be sure of his exact species.

But with species comes rank, and rank is everything to the avians. When a partial shift allows the elders to announce that they believe Ori to be a rather ugly little duckling, he drops straight to the bottom rung of their hierarchy.

Life isn’t easy for Ori until he comes to the attention of a high ranking hawk shifter. Then the only question is, is Ori really a duck—and what will his new master think when the truth eventually comes out?

The pre-order links are – Amazon and All Romance E-books.

The Goodreads link is here. (The reviews are for the first edition. Your mileage may vary with the second edition on some points.)

A print edition is in the works.

And, finally, here’s the first chapter… Continue reading

Avian Shifters – Release Scheule and Cover Reveal

Hi everyone!

I have news on the Avian Shifters series. It’s about a year later than I intended to be able to announce these release dates but never mind, lol.

First the follow up novellas I spoke about before. The bad news is that they didn’t work out as hoped. Raynard had to make certain mistakes in order for the plot of the first follow up novella to work, but he’s stubbornly refused to do that. The good news is that the follow up novellas will be replaced with follow up short stories – and those stories will be free. Free is always cool, right?

On to the novels!

They’ll come out in e-book and print and the e-book version will be released through Amazon, All Romance Ebooks, Barnes & Noble and iTunes. The plan is to upload each one for pre-order about two weeks before the actual release day.

Duck! has been polished, edited and proofed. I’m going through the proofs now. It will go off to file conversion in a day or two.

Duck! will be released in August 2015.

This is the gorgeous new cover by Kris Norris…

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Magpie is being polished at the moment. It has a few more processes left to go through yet.

Magpie should be released in November 2015.

It has a fantastic new cover too!

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And, the last book that’s part of this announcement, but certainly not least…

Albatross hasn’t been written yet, but it has been plotted out.

Albatross has a tentative release date of May 2016.

I already have a wonderful cover for it.

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Okay, that’s all for now 🙂 Back to working on the books!

*Hugs*

Kim Dare

June News Letter – Coming Soon, Sun, Avians, FIT and Misc

Hi everyone 🙂

I’m a day late with June, but since May completely passed me by I’m going to call it an improvement!

I have lots of bits of news on different things so I’ll jump right in.  Continue reading

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

Hello everyone 🙂

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 cute 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 🙂

*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 🙂

Axel’s Pup – Available to Pre-order Now!

100. Axel's Pup

Axel’s Pup finally has a release date! It’s going to be available for immediate reading on Wednesday 11th March but it’s available for pre-order on All Romance E-books and Amazon now. I’m intending it to go out to Smashwords and its various channels on the day or release.

So…

Axel’s Pup. You’ve been hearing about this one for a while! It’s a much longer novel than I’ve ever published before (176,000 words – larger than Duck! and Magpie combined!).

It’s Male/Male, BDSM, Human/Werewolf. There are motorcycles, and whips, and leather, and shifters, and tattoos, and kink, and I’m so excited about finally being able to share it with you I’m finding it hard to type because I’m literally shaking!

In some ways it’s the kind of book people who are familiar with my work might expect, in other ways it is a little bit different. I don’t use trigger warnings (for reasons I won’t go into here) but, like always, if you’re concerned about anything in particular you can email me and I’ll do my best to give you as much relevant information as I can 🙂

Also, if you’re a blogger/reviewer, and you’re interested in a review copy of the book, shoot me an e-mail and I’ll see what I can do. I know there are a couple of reviewers out there who I’ve spoken with about this book. I have a list, but if you want to send me an e-mail and remind me about things like what format you prefer that would be much appreciated 🙂

This is the Goodreads link.

This is the blurb:

As the landlord of The Dragon’s Lair and leader of The Black Dragons Motorcycle Club, Axel Carmichael has seen it all and done it all. He’s a respected and experienced dom. Nothing shocks him any more, and nobody catches him off guard.

When Bayden rides up to The Dragon’s Lair on a bike worth more than most men earn in a year, and immediately demonstrates that he has far more attitude than sense, it’s easy for Axel to write him off as a silly little rich boy who’s about to get himself killed.

But, there’s more to Bayden than meets the eye. He’s no silly little boy, rich or otherwise, and werewolves aren’t easy to kill.

And here’s an excerpt. Because it’s a longer book, it’s a longer excerpt – the whole first chapter!

Chapter One

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Coming Soon: Camping It Up

So, as you may have noticed, my plans for frequent blogging didn’t come to much. My mind has been whizzing around in a dozen different directions lately. I seem to be starting a dozen different things, but not finishing any of them.

Blog posts never quite seem to go to the postable stage. I’ve got so many bit of news, I’m comfusing myself trying to put them all in one post. So, one thing at a time from now on!

Todays topic – I have a short story coming out next Wednesday with Resplendence Publishing 🙂

Camping It Up is a 5000 word coffee break length story. It’s MM, BDSM, cute and quirky. It’s being released under the Gems imprint.

On this one project I am reasonably organised.

I have a cover to share, made by the wonderful Les Byerley.

99. Camping It Up

I have a blurb:

When Lindon agreed to go away for the weekend with his boyfriend, Cal, it didn’t occur to him to ask Cal what he had planned. Lindon’s been looking forward to staying in a nice hotel and getting spending the weekend relaxing and getting discretely kinky with Cal at every opportunity.

It’s not until they’re in Cal’s car and on their way that Lindon finds out what Cal actually has in mind for them. There is no nice hotel and Cal has no intention of being discrete.

And I have release info: It will be out on Wednesday 25th February and, initially at least, will be exclusive to Amazon. As well as being available to buy from there, it will also be available to anyone subscribing to Kindle Unlimited.

If all goes to plan, I should be back tomorrow with another update on another project 🙂

*Hugs*

Kim