So I am going to give updates on EVERYTHING coming out this year.
You know that Undercover Agent is already out!
Champion (book 2.5 of the Champion series following Elvin Princess and Kemp) is for sale March 1st.
Alpha Wolf book 2 in the the Animal Within series is done and edited. The cover is in the works now! The release date is July 1st. The cover is delayed because of model disagreement. Lola was sick and forgot I said plus sized. I wanted sexy not slutty. We finally agreed on this... (keep in mind this is the 1st draft it may change a little before publishing but this is basically it)
Release date May 1st
my first (and likely last because I had the darnedest time NOT adding fantasy elements) book (which is actually 2 books, 1 from each characters point of view with scenes from when they are together and apart) has its cover and is off to the editor. My editor came down with the plague and got super busy with other work so she is a bit behind. It will NOT affect the release date I am going for. I will get a new editor before that happens.
release date will be July 1st
I am joining a multi author project. I am not allowed to talk much about it so here is a quick overview. It will be a dimension that overlaps the human world and the fae world. An ever growing town called IvyWood.
Each author will write their own characters. We will have young adult, urban-fantasy, adult romance, and so on. The characters will interact with one another. An entire kindle world experience. I am doing fairy tale characters. My first is Alice, a fae that creates this world. She is like a dimensional witch but fae.
I will be kicking off this world with my prequel town creation book. The release date is September 1st and the cover is in the works.
This is not your average Alice....nor is the white rabbit (he can not only talk but has wings)! Look forward to more info the closer it gets.
I have no cover yet but here is a teaser image. A magic hat my flying white rabbit will wear imbued with magic that allows him to cross dimensions. My cover artist Lola is also a writer and she is doing all the images and some stories as well! We are super excited!
Shifting Truth book 2 of the Shifting Blood series is in the writing stages. It is not going to be released until November 1st but the cover has already been ordered and I have plenty of time to write about our favorite vampire shapeshifting hybrid kicking fae butt!
Personal note: Lately I have been trying to get healthier. A writers lifestyle is hectic, chaotic, and lacks sleep and nutrition. I do not want to be a bad influence on my son who is 5 so I am working to be healthier. I got the Wii U fit because the games are so much fun! My son saw me doing yoga on it (I have done yoga since I was in school but stopped for a few years) anyway he decided he had to "play" with mom. So he now waits eagerly for our wii fit time. Sometimes I am able to sneak pics of him...his reactions are so darn cute! I have discovered that yoga might not be interactive enough for him but he still gave it a good try!
I think he is not quite as yoga inclined as mom. I will be the only yogi in the family lol.
So I tallied the results of the forms to find out how often you want to hear from me and what you want to hear when I do contact you. This is how it came out looking:
about 90% of you want to hear it all. pets, people, books, the whole shebang. as for how often it was a bit jumbled. A majority (by the smallest percentage ever) said every 2 weeks. 1 week was in second place (very close behind the 2 weeks). and a few for only once a month. So you will likely hear from me a couple times a month (unless something pops up) and it will be about life and books.
So here goes personal. The flu hit my house. The one that is putting tons of people in the hospital. Well it did my son and I too. Neither of us could keep water or saltines down even. So we spent two days in the ER. My hubby got sick as well but his was not so bad to end up in ER. All of it was horrendous. We are on the mend now but still sick and exhausted. Coughing, fevers off and on, mostly eating pretzels and Popsicles. I am completely behind on everything because of it. My son is behind on school and husband is now going back to work and trying to catch up on his work. We are all alive though so I consider this a win.
As for work though this weekend I am going to be going through everything and making full work up of everything to come this year and when. that email will go out next week once its done. yes it will take me all weekend. i keep falling asleep sitting up. apparently having the flu, sinus infection, upper respiratory infection all at once is exhausting. my sister is helping with my son, who is already basically mended, while i slowly recover. apparently kids bounce back so much faster than adults.
Well thats all until the year long update email. hope everyone is healthier than i am!
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I love book sales. So I want to show you guys some awesome sales!
Start Date: 12-08-2017End Date: 06-30-2018
The Genesis of EvangelineBy Rachel Jonas
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Wolves. Dragon shifters. A fallen kingdom destined to rise again. Evie Callahan, isn't the average seventeen-year-old girl. Finding out her entire life has been a lie is scary enough, but what's terrifying is discovering who she's destined to become.
Start Date: 02-01-2018End Date: 02-16-2018
Ducking Ugly: a Menage Ugly Duckling RomanceBy Stasia Black
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A playboy, a tomboy, and an ex-con. They couldn't be more different. But they're about to discover the one place where all their inequalities disappear---the bedroom.
Start Date: 01-22-2018End Date: 02-15-2018
Spark of Defiance: Elemental Magic & Epic Fantasy Adventure (Games of Fire Trilogy Book 1)By Autumn M. Birt
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Six months after a tragic war, the world of Myrrah has found peace. But many of the heroes have not. Wandering to avoid memories of lost friends and past actions, Zhao reluctantly returns home to fulfill a promise to his sister. And to proclaim to the elders of his people that their treatment of Air Elementals is wrong. His homecoming is met with hostility but not for the reason he expects. It is far worse.To protect his gifted niece from a life of hardship and subjugation like the one he endured, Zhao must rescue his sister. - "I absolutely loved this book. I couldn't stop reading it! It is well written with intriguing characters and a compelling plot. Five stars!Â
So once a season I try to clean out my sons closet (he is 5 so not so great at doing it himself). We store stuff in there, clothing for the season opposite of what it is, toys he does not play with anymore, so on. Once every 3 months or so we go through everything, try on everything, and get rid of the buildup. Well we found some snowshoes. My son decided to use them. He is going through this phase where he will do everything by himself! Well i had to get pictures because he never put on snowshoes before and he didn't let me help this time...hehe. So I grabbed the camera.
You will notice one snow shoe is no longer on his foot. He kept complaining that only one was working and i told him to look back he was like ahhhh!!!!! It made my day. Kids provide great amusement when you stuck cleaning and have a cold.
I am working on getting updates from editors, cover artists, and so on so I can send out an email to all of you about what books will come out this year, when, what they are about, so on. So as soon as I head back from everyone I will send you a work update I swear!
The super awesome thing about working at home is that your kid and cat decide when they do not want you to work and so you will not....my cat has this down to an art form. He will try to climb on my lap, even lying on top of the laptops keyboard if he is desperate enough. But before that point he lies next to me on the couch and plays with the air and cushions. This is his cry for attention.
See the picture where his head is hanging almost off the couch? sometimes he rolls so much over he goes....ya its hilarious! Once I know he is okay I mean. :)
I love to write. In my spare time I nerd out on manga and anime. I read...a lot. When I am pried away from that I like photography (by that I mean a digital camera that I use to document my family's life obsessively). I also like nature. I am told I am like a puppy because if I do not get my daily walk outside I am unbearable to be around.