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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.

Finally some news about the next book

Good news, I think. :)

I’m feeling pretty good about having Of Love and Zembores, the next New Canton Republic novel, ready by the end of the month. If not then, then shortly thereafter, but I’m going to stick my neck out here and say that it’ll be out by the end of the month. Maybe the last day of the month, but I think I’ll make it.

It’s not a promise, just a heads up, because I think we’re all a little happier if I don’t set a firm date and then miss it. :)

In other news, I’ve finally realized that I was possibly fighting a serious bit of depression this last year and that is why my publishing schedule between books has gotten so long. It’s funny how you often don’t recognize these things for what they are until you’re looking back on them.

I’m back writing on a regular basis now and I’m happy to say that I think I’ve finally put that behind me. I’m very hopeful that this means I’ll go back to a schedule more suited to getting out some of the many, many books I want to write. I’ll just have to see how it goes!

If you’re here reading this, thank you for sticking with me despite the slow progress on some of these stories! You are much appreciated. :)

Mason’s Regret is coming next week!

Mason’s Regret is coming! It’ll be out probably late in the week next week, but sooner if I can swing it (fingers crossed!). There’s a greater chance than usual that I might be right about this but I’m trying to build in a little extra room for the unexpected. But I wanted to update for those who’ve been waiting incredibly patiently for this book so I’m going ahead and announcing it. :-)

I’m sorry, as always, that I write and publish so incredibly slowly sometimes. You can bet if I were able to speed up, I’d do it in a heartbeat because I have so many stories I want to write and make available to you. But sometimes it just takes a while.

Also, fair warning, this book is the longest one yet—on par with Cam’s Fortune. I don’t even know how that happened but the fact that it did end up that long sure did slow things down for me. Long books are not my natural speed. :D

That said, this is a meaty book, if I do say so myself. If you skipped Gerald’s Lot, I suggest you read it before you read Mason’s Regret, because this one really follows that one even if the timeline overlap is more like Ian’s Choice and Devon’s Gamble instead of that of a direct sequel.

Now I’m going to take a short break from the long-form writing and put a little time in on my R’H’ani Chronicles series and breathe a bit. They’re short and I do love writing them so much!

After that, I haven’t decided which series I’ll tackle next, but I have several novels started already and I’m sure it’ll be one of them. If you have a preference other than Wolves’ Heat, let me know! I might use that to help me decide. :D

Anyway, I’ll get the cover and description up this week, I think, and maybe even a bit of a teaser from the book. There’s plenty of book to take it from, that’s for sure. ;D

And to everyone who has been so incredibly patient with my slow writing, thank you so much! I really do appreciate it. I keep thinking things are going to settle down in a way that lets me put in more time and then it just doesn’t happen. But I’ll keep pushing for that and maybe soon I’ll be able to write at a speed more in line with the years when I was able to put out 4 books in a year. I’m not giving up on the dream!