Author Archives: Odessa Lynne

Anything At All Is Available Now!

The first of the two new R’H’ani Chronicles stories is available now!

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Anything At All is a novelette length story for Yestrille. If you’ve kept up with the series, you know Yestrille is also in His to Keep and One to Tame. I thought he deserved his own story and this is what came of that! :-)

Here are links, but of course, the most up to date list of links will be on the book’s main page.

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In this 13th volume of the R’H’ani Chronicles, Odessa Lynne brings you a novelette length story of male/male romance set in the land of Ani’Hain, where nothing is as simple as it seems…

Yestrille plans to marry for love, or not at all. But sometimes even the most simple plans fall apart when faced with the reality of life in Ani’Hain…

Anything At All is another exciting tale in the R’H’ani Chronicles, where romance and love follow a different set of rules, and true love always wins in the end!

Although the series is best read in order, this story can be read as a stand-alone story.

Since this is a R’H’ani Chronicles story, I don’t think I have to warn for sex. :D

And finally, this is science fiction that feels a whole lot like a fantasy read.

 

Two New R’H’ani Chronicles Stories Are Coming This Week

Two new R’H’ani Chronicles stories are coming later this week. They’re ready to go, and I just have to find the time to get them up and live.

One is a novelette like most of the rest and the other is a novella, a little bit longer than No Better Offer. If you want to know more about Neese, well that one is certainly going to give you that! The other is a story for Yestrille (from His to Keep and One to Tame), and oh, my, I totally love Yestrille even more than I loved him before, and I really loved Yestrille to begin with so there! He got a story and it’s one I happen to love so, so much!

After I get these up, it’s back to getting the novels I’ve been working on all summer ready.

I want to get Of Relations and Ships out in November, if at all possible, but I do still have some work to do on it.

Taken with Tony is getting really close and I totally think it’ll be a December book for me.

Liam’s Trust is still very much in progress, while I’ve got something new and possibly stand alone in the works too. :D That one’s untitled, so I’ve just been calling it Adam after one of the leads. :-) It’s a strange one, but as usual, it’s got romance and love and sex and a bit of a plot too. Okay, a massive plot, what the hell. It’s not like that’s going to surprise anyone. :D

I’d love to guarantee all of these will be out when I’d like them to be out, but it’s just not possible. My muse is fickle, fickle, fickle, and I have to do what I have to do to keep the stories flowing.

Anyway, back to work for me! I’m trying to get those R’H’ani stories out as soon as I can now that they’re ready. I’ll update with an announcement as soon as I do!

No Better Offer Is Now Available in Paperback!

The trade paperback edition of No Better Offer is now available! You can get it at Amazon, or find more links on the book page for No Better Offer. Check them out if you need a link to a different retailer.

No Better Offer Paperback Cover

No Better Offer (The R’H’ani Chronicles, Vol. 12)

Stenyl is miserable in his new job in the harem of a wealthy R’H’ani bureaucrat, but it was the best he could get after being fired from his last for breaking the rules. When he gets a better offer, he knows he should accept. Only the better offer might not be the one he wants…

Spencyr is the reason Stenyl was fired without cause and forced to take a job he hates—so why does his heart still beat faster every time the gray man gets near?

Then there’s Neese, Stenyl’s handsome co-worker who claims not only not to be gay but to have never performed with another man, and who has made Stenyl an outcast in the harem. Neese is a liar, and Stenyl means to prove it.

If only Spencyr were a little more forthcoming about his own desires, and Neese wasn’t so infuriating—and so pretty…

The book is a 5 x 8 inch paperback and 130 pages.

The other volumes will be coming to paperback soon, even though I freely admit they’re a little thin in paperback, but they’re really nice to hold and flip through! :D The first in the series has actually been in paperback for a long time, but wait to pick it up if you want the collection! The new edition will have the most recent cover and match the rest of the books when they’re done. :)

If you like thicker paperbacks, you can pick up the first six stories in the series in the paperback edition of The R’H’ani Chronicles Collection: Volumes 1–6. It is definitely not thin at 279 pages. :D

Will’s Hope Is Now Available in Paperback!

The trade paperback edition of Will’s Hope is now available at Amazon! (More links are available on the Will’s Hope book page. Check them out if you need a link to a different retailer.)

The book is a 5 x 8 inch trade paperback and 496 pages. It’s a monster. ;-)

At this moment in time, I’m really wishing I hadn’t imagined all my books would be about the same length as Ian’s Choice and set them up to publish as 5 x 8 paperbacks. If the books keep going long, I might have to republish in a larger book format, like a 5.5 x 8.5 or a 9 x 6.

If you’re a paperback purchaser, would it disappoint you to have the newer books in a different size?

Anyway, let me know in the comments if you care one way or the other. It’ll make it a little easier for me to decide what I’m going to do with longer books in the future. :D

No Better Offer (R’H’ani Chronicles #12) is published! A novella!

No Better Offer book coverNo Better Offer is the twelfth story in the R’H’ani Chronicles series and it turned out a lot longer than I planned when I started writing it.

Instead of being a novelette (a longish short story) it’s as long as my short novel (aka novella) The King’s Guard. :) If you haven’t read that one and can’t compare, it’s about twice as long as the last R’H’ani Chronicles story, One to Tame.

It’s showing up in all the usual places, but for the most up to date list of links, visit the book’s page. :)

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Here’s a little about the story that took over my life for just a little while this summer. :D

About No Better Offer

Stenyl is miserable in his new job in the harem of a wealthy R’H’ani bureaucrat, but it was the best he could get after being fired from his last for breaking the rules. When he gets a better offer, he knows he should accept. Only the better offer might not be the one he wants…

Spencyr is the reason Stenyl was fired without cause and forced to take a job he hates—so why does his heart still beat faster every time the gray man gets near?

Then there’s Neese, Stenyl’s handsome co-worker who claims not only not to be gay but to have never performed with another man, and who has made Stenyl an outcast in the harem. Neese is a liar, and Stenyl means to prove it.

If only Spencyr were a little more forthcoming about his own desires, and Neese wasn’t so infuriating—and so pretty…

Check out all the details on the page for No Better Offer, where you’ll also find the usual links.

There’s a lot of story in this one, and I happen to really love the guys in it so if you pick up a copy, I really hope you enjoy it! :D

No Better Offer stands alone the way most of the stories in this series do, so you can read it without fear of a big cliffhanger to frustrate you! That said, the next one in the series is close to being ready, so you can expect to see Stenyl again soon. ;-)

On that note, Yestrille’s got a story coming up back in Ani’Hain, and I have titles for the next several R’H’ani Chronicles stories, because I really got on a roll with these. :D

#13 – A Fair Trade
#14 – Two to Cherish
#15 – Anything He Asks
#16 – Never Enough
#17 – Only for Him

Barring disaster, they’ll all be coming out this year. :)

If I change the order before publishing, you’ll be able to find the official order on the main R’H’ani Chronicles page.

What I’m working on—July 2019

First, if you missed it, Will’s Hope is out! It’s the latest Wolves’ Heat book and it’s one long damn book. :D If you didn’t miss it and you picked up a copy, thank you so much! I really hope you liked it as much I do, despite how crazy long it is. :)

Also, the 11th R’H’ani story came out in June, One to Tame, just in case you missed that one! This is a series that’s just moving right along. I love the stories and doubt I’ll ever stop writing them. It’s a series of hot, hot, hot romance set in a world that doesn’t really do monogamy so the guys get to play around a lot in ways they wouldn’t in a different world. :-)

I think I’ve said before that I do usually work on more than one story at a time. It’s just the way my creative process works. When one thing needs mulling time, I move on to another for a while. At the moment, I’m working on the next two R’H’ani Chronicles stories, volumes 12 & 13 while Of Relations and Ships rests for a bit. That book is still probably going to be my next novel release. It’s much closer to being finished than anything else I have.

As for the R’H’ani stories, one of those stories has a title and the other doesn’t. The funny thing is that the title for the 13th story was supposed to be the title for the 12th, but it just didn’t feel right to me, and then as I was writing on the 13th, I realized that was the story that title went with. So the 12th story remains untitled at this point. I just haven’t come up with anything that fits it yet, so I can’t really talk about it by name. But both stories are really close to finished at this point, and I’m hoping they’ll be out by the end of the month. So yay for that!

The next Wolves’ Heat book is fluttering around in my brain, and I’m thinking I might be able to get it written within a six month window of the release of Will’s Hope. Maybe. Assuming it doesn’t turn into a ridiculously long book like Will’s Hope did. :D

I much prefer to write shorter, but I always let the story decide for me what length it needs.

One big project I’ve been tinkering with is a set of maps for the New Canton Republic, Hend & Yurt, and Wolves’ Heat books. This is a project that’s probably going to take a good long while to come to fruition but I’m pretty set on the idea. I love maps. And of course they’ll be going in the front of the books, if this happens.

Finally, unless something happens to derail my plans, I will be releasing The King’s Deception and Taken with Tony in 2019. Not sure when, yet, but I’m working on them and I am feeling confident that I’ll get them finished up this year.

The Next R’H’ani Chronicles Story, One to Tame, Released Today!

It’s an exciting return to Ani’Hain in the next R’H’ani Chronicles story, One to Tame!One to Tame book cover

It’s available now at Amazon and some of the other retailers and coming soon to the other usual places!

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In this follow-up tale to His to Keep, the R’H’ani Chronicles returns to Ani’Hain, where the people of another land have their own rules for love…

Mateo thought Brylan was adjusting well to his new life after being rescued from the corrupt harems of R’H’ani.

Then he discovered Brylan making plans to run away…

Enjoy this exciting new story in the R’H’ani Chronicles that takes us back across the Great Ani Ocean to Ani’Hain!

One to Tame is the eleventh story in The R’H’ani Chronicles. Although the series is best experienced in order, this story can be read as a stand-alone story.

That said, it’s going to make a lot more sense if you’ve at least read His to Keep, since this is Mateo’s story!

Novelette length.

In fact, this is the longest story in the series to date. :-)

If you haven’t tried the series yet, the following Smashwords coupon will get you a full 50% off the R’H’ani Chronicles Collection 1, Volumes 1–6.

Code: EQ63A

Expires on: June 30, 2019

You have to use the coupon code to get the discount!

Link: The R’H’ani Chronicles Collection 1, Volumes 1–6 at Smashwords.

If you decide to use the coupon, you’ll pay less for the entire collection of the first six stories than you’d pay for the first two stories alone buying them individually!

And if you do, thank you so much!

The truth is, I love the guys of The R’H’ani Chronicles. And I really want people other than me to enjoy reading these stories so I’m hoping a few of you will make use of the coupon. The first collection makes up an entire novel’s worth of reading and it’s sexy and fun and a little naughty too. There’s not a lot of room for monogamy in this world, and amazingly enough, none of the guys seem to mind. ;-)

The coupon expires in just a couple of weeks so don’t wait too long to use it!

At half off, the collection is the best way to get the first six stories in the series, by a significant margin. :D

Upcoming Books and Other News

Some of this post is from my last email notification (the one for Will’s Hope) about upcoming books, expanded for the blog here.

In case you missed it, a while ago I released Of Love and Zembores, the sixth New Canton Republic book, and Gay for Alex, a contemporary story and the first of the Love Is series that’ll continue with Taken With Tony, which I have been working on.

Currently, I’m working hardest on Of Relations and Ships, the next New Canton Republic book! I’m loving it, and I can’t wait to share it! I don’t think it’s a spoiler to say this is Blane’s story and he is so, so much fun. (Blane is Carlton’s younger brother from Of Mates and Barters.)

I haven’t forgotten about The King’s Deception, but it’s taking a while. It’s got mystery and humor and lots of fun, hot sex, and if you haven’t tried the Hend & Yurt series, The King’s Gambit is a favorite of mine. :D A little intrigue, lots of romance, fun characters, and magic! It’s also a full novel. Don’t let Leon’s marriage of convenience with Ithera scare you off this series! This is a lighthearted romance fantasy series and the “King” books are Leon’s and Geran’s story.

There will be other books for other pairings in this series, for sure. The King’s Deception is going to be followed by The Mage’s Mark which is a story for Prince Yohan. I won’t spoil it by saying anything else but I am desperate to write this book! I just wish I had more time. There’s never enough. :-)

One to Tame is just about ready and that leaves only one more novelette in the R’H’ani Chronicles before the second R’H’ani Chronicles collection comes out. I don’t know if anyone’s waiting for that, but I have plans to offer a coupon for a big discount on the first collection at Smashwords when I release One to Tame.

I’m happy to say I’ve been writing a lot lately and feeling the love for all my characters and stories again after a rough patch or three the last couple of years. Expect releases to pick up a bit as I finally get some of these stories I’ve been working on for what feels like forever completed. :D (Fingers crossed!)

I don’t mind questions or comments about how I’m progressing on any particular project. I do still work on more than one book at a time in almost all cases. :-)

What’s coming next, in no particular order:

The King’s Deception
Of Relations and Ships
Taken with Tony
One to Tame
The Mage’s Mark
Werewolf at the Gate & Bet on Marriage (these are for my Lynne Sterley pen name, and there’s an active coupon for the first two books in that series at 50% off on Smashwords that expires June 30)

I have two different stories begging me to tell them as the next Wolves’ Heat book, but I’m giving myself a little time on that decision. Will’s Hope was a bit of an epic for me and I definitely want to finish a couple of other things before I dig into those.

A few other projects are in the works, too, but all I have are tentative working titles and sometimes things don’t come together so I’ll just skip mentioning anything else right now. If they develop further, they’ll get mentioned eventually.

New Release! Will’s Hope

Whew! It’s so nice to announce that Will’s Hope is available! It went live yesterday, and I’m really hoping I’m not the only one who loves this one. :)

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For the most up to date list of links, visit the page for Will’s Hope. :)

Will's Hope bookcover

Here’s the description!

Will knows who he is, even if he doesn’t remember how or why he ended up on the run with one of the aliens everybody calls “wolves.”

He knows the wolves were welcomed to Earth with few reservations and shared technology and knowledge freely—until their first heat season revealed the dark truth about their attraction to human scent, triggering uncontrolled sexual aggression and violence, and changing the world as he knew it forever. He knows the wolves rule the American Protectorate, a place where they roam freely and claim humans for mates.

Will knows he has a past—and he knows something’s wrong, that his life isn’t what it should be—but he has no way to know that his past is about to come for him, and it’s going to be a fight to the death for his soul…

Book 9 in the Wolves’ Heat series.

These books really are best read as a series, in order, but they are stand alone stories if you don’t mind figuring things out from context. :D

For good or ill, this is my longest book ever! Whew. I don’t even know what happened, but that’s just what the story took. :D I loved writing this book, and I love the result. I hope you like it. I can’t say I’ll be writing anything this long again, but I can’t say I won’t either, because I write what needs to be written and that’s just the way it happens for me. :D

Lots of explicit sex and language in this book, and men that give as good as they get! :D

If you pick up a copy of this book, thank you so much! And thank you for taking the time to read my stories! I love sharing them with you.

Will’s Hope Is Published!

Book 9 in the Wolves’ Heat series is available now!

Will's Hope bookcover

Just waiting on the book to go live in all the usual places. Since I need some sleep, I’ll update with links after I do that if they’re available. :) (Best place for the links is the Will’s Hope book page.)

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Description is on the Will’s Hope page and I’ll update here when I have the chance tomorrow (today).

Thanks for your patience with me and my release day issues!

Everything in the world happened to delay me today and I finally, finally got the book up at like 1am at Amazon. Which is technically the next day. But since it’s 4 am now and I haven’t gone to bed yet, it still feels like yesterday to me.

So. I have officially learned my lesson. No more release dates for me. (That is a promise!) (Oops. I didn’t realize this sounded so sinister. All I meant is I’m going to be way more careful not to mention possible publish dates in the future so I don’t disappoint anyone if things aren’t done in time. That’s what I get for writing this at 4 in the morning.) :-)

On that note, I think this could be a great way to help make sure I don’t burn out. Eliminate the stress points (because oh my god, deadlines stress me the hell out) so I can enjoy the rest of it more. :)

If there are any problems with the book going live, I’m sorry to say that it’ll be a while before I can deal with it, because I really, really think I should try to go to sleep before daybreak. Once daybreak hits, there’ll be no way I’ll get any sleep at all. I’ll update this post when I have links or news or something. (I admit, the book seems like it’s taking longer than I remember the last taking to go live so… yeah. Worried!)