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. :)

Amazon | Apple | Barnes & Noble | Google Play | Kobo | Smashwords | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca | Amazon.com.au … and more.

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.)

Amazon | Apple | Barnes & Noble | Google Play | Kobo | Smashwords | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca | Amazon.com.au

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!)

Official Release Date for Will’s Hope is May 13 (*Updated*)

Updated!! I had to move the release date for Will’s Hope to after the weekend instead of before, but there shouldn’t be any further delays. That makes the updated official release date Monday, May 13, 2019.

I’m sorry for the delay, but I hope the wait is worth it!

Will’s Hope is the next book in the Wolves’ Heat series. I really hope you like Will’s story as much as I do! :-)

This is my longest book ever. (So for those of you who like my longer books, this one’s for you. Everyone else, I’m sorry?) I think it’s worth it though because Will’s story is awesome if I say so myself. :D I hope you’re not expecting me to be objective about it, because I never am. I love all these guys!

Will’s Hope Update

The chance of Will’s Hope being a March release has pretty much disappeared. I mean, it’s not impossible, but it’s not likely either. Two health issues this month have put me back, and I’m just going to plan it for April. I’ll post an April release date for the book either at the end of the month or early in April. Thanks for the patience. :-)

Of Love and Zembores has a paperback edition now!

Of Love and Zembores has a trade paperback available now!

You can find the paperback at Amazon already, and it’ll be in other bookstores in the future (hopefully it won’t take too long).

If you pick up a copy, I hope you like it and thanks! Your support is much appreciated. :-) It means a lot!

ISBN-13: 978-1-79066-830-4

It’s a trade paperback, 5 x 8 inches, and it’s over 300 pages in a nice and readable typeface. Of Love and Zembores is the longest New Canton Republic book I’ve written so far.

This means all my books are caught up in paperback now, with the exception of some of the shortest stuff I’ve written, like The Queen’s Lover (a novelette companion to The King’s Guard and The King’s Gambit), and my short stories and novelettes of The R’H’ani Chronicles (although you can get some of them in paperback in the collection edition of volumes 1–6). And if you’re wondering, a novelette is just a short novella really. Longer than a true short story but shorter than a true novella. Kind of in that middle space where more happens than could happen in a short story but condensed so it doesn’t become a full-blown novel of a book. :-)

Mason’s Regret is now available in paperback!

Mason's Regret (Wolves' Heat, book 8) Book Cover

Mason’s Regret is now available as a trade paperback! I meant for this one to come out in print much, much earlier this year, but… it didn’t. Here it is now instead!

You can find the paperback at Amazon already, and hopefully it won’t be long before it’s available at other online bookstores too. :-)

Hey, I’m just glad I got Mason’s book out in paperback before Will’s Hope comes out! :D

ISBN-13: 978-1-9834-4521-7

The trade paperback is 5 x 8 inches and over 400 pages in a readable typeface. The look inside should be available soon.

If you pick up a copy, thank you so much! I really hope you like it.

New Release! Of Love and Zembores

Of Love and Zembores is finally available! It can be read as a standalone, but I have no idea why you’d want to do that. It’s going to be so much better if you’ve read the other books. :-)

The book is starting to show up in stores now, and I’ll be updating this post later with more links, but right now you can get it at Google Play and Smashwords. (And Amazon and Apple now too, and Barnes & Noble and Kobo.)

About Of Love and Zembores (A New Canton Republic Novel)

Ben’s just trying to make a living the only way he knows how, but nothing’s been going right for him lately, and now he owes a dangerous criminal more than he can pay. He’s only got one thing left to sell that’ll even come close to getting him the zembores he needs to clear his debt.

Vanost is one of the aliens everyone calls monsters, and he wants what Ben’s selling with a desperation he’s never felt before. Vanost isn’t averse to using his power and wealth to get Ben into his bed, but he’ll give Ben a choice. Of course he will. He’s not a real monster.

Ben’s ready to bargain, and Vanost is willing to give up anything to make the deal. There’s just one little problem. Ben’s a liar and a thief who can’t be trusted. But that’s okay, because Vanost is a Yeeru crime lord with a few secrets of his own…

A story of the New Canton Republic, where magic is determined to put an end to the ages old conflict between humans and the aliens who share their world….

This story contains explicit male/male sex, graphic language, and sexual situations that some people might find offensive. Romance for anyone who likes hot alien shapeshifters, fated mates, and a futuristic world where magic is often more trouble than it’s worth!

This is the first book release of the year for me, and frankly I wasn’t even sure I’d have one after the way this year started! But I do, and I’m pretty excited about it. I really love Ben and Vanost and I have an extra special reason for that that I’m not going to tell. ;D But I bet if you read it, you’ll be able to tell me why.

And holy crap, but I just realized this is my longest monster book ever! I mean, not my longest book ever because that honor goes to Mason’s Regret, my last book, but this is my longest New Canton Republic book.

If you buy a copy and read this one, I really hope you enjoy it! :-) I am super happy with it, to be honest, and I really hope it’s not just because I’m thrilled to have written a book this year. ;-)

The main book page for Of Love and Zembores is the best place to check for up to date links. I will be adding to them when I can.

And truly, if you’ve stuck with me this long, I am SO appreciative!

Of Love and Zembores is coming soon!

By soon, I mean Of Love and Zembores is coming within days. It’ll be going up Tuesday in some places and the rest of the places where my books are usually available in the days that follow. Of course, I’ll post links when I have them, but give it until Tuesday before you start to wonder if I’ve missed the date. :-) Sometimes things don’t appear quickly, and with the holiday, it could be a little longer than usual. (I’m really not sure.) (Yes, it did say Monday but ah, the holidays.)

I’ll announce the release here on the site as usual as soon as it’s gone up! :-)

As soon as the Of Love and Zembores release is all done up, it’s back to work on Will’s Hope (the next Wolves’ Heat book) which is coming along nicely! At this moment in time, I am actually thinking it will be a 2018 release. No, really! I’m not kidding! I really think it will be. Will has been so awesome to write about and I am much further along on this book at this point than I expected to be earlier this year.