I need a few more weeks for Taken with Tony. Some good news is that the temperature has been lower for the last few days and the inside of the house isn’t sweltering anymore. :)
I just put out the second R’H’ani Chronicles collection, which took more time than I expected, too. These stories are pure romance, but the setting is such that there is definitely a LOT of sex happening.
Most of the distributors want me to put them in erotica, but in my mind, that doesn’t fit at all! I guess I’m deluding myself. I feel like the stories are one-hundred percent focused on the romance, but if I don’t label them erotica, the distributors get mad at me! ;D
Have you read the R’H’ani stories? What do you think? Pure romance, or erotica is a fine label for them and just accept it?
This year, I’m trying to update a bit more often so everyone knows where I am on the stories. :) I am not great with estimating the time it will take to finish things, but I’m feeling pretty good about my progress on Taken with Tony at the moment. This is the follow-up to Gay for Alex, and it is Tony’s story (no surprise there). :D
Updated the estimated release date to August July 2023. I’m pretty confident now that I will be releasing it soon. :)
Just a quick update, Of Relations and Ships will be going up later today (MONDAY)! First on Smashwords, then everywhere else. It might be quite late in the afternoon, but it IS coming. And yay! I’m so glad to finally get this book up.
Most of the other retailers (like Amazon) will take a bit of time because of the processing time they require before making a book live.
If you plan to pick up a copy, you have my undying gratitude!
As always, I will post a notice on the blog as soon as the book goes live in at least one place. :)
I have a few things left to do on Of Relations and Ships, after finally getting back to it this week. :D I’m happy to say that I’m very pleased with it even after being away from it for so long. I have a real soft spot for Kaviere and Blane, and I can’t wait to get it up for everyone to read. I’ll post an update this weekend, because I should have committed to a release date by then!
In the meantime, I’ve also posted a new episode of Mage in Love (episode 10). Writing is going well, I’m happy to report! :D For anyone who doesn’t know, Mage in Love is part of the New Canton universe, but not directly related to the series at the moment. That will eventually change, but not for a while. You definitely don’t have to have read the New Canton series to read it, and vice versa. :-)
Hopefully, this will be the last post I have to write about delays for a long while. My father did pass away, but I’m doing okay. I just need a little time for things to settle around me before I can tackle all the things that have been put off. I didn’t finish the episode I mentioned in my last update nor get to restart my final proofreading, but I expect I’ll be able to do that soon.
Thank you so much for your patience and well wishes during these tough times. I’ve really appreciated all of it.
There’s a whole lot of stress in my life right now, but I’m working on my writing today regardless! First up, I have a half finished episode of Mage in Love so I’m going to go ahead with it first since I figure I can finish it and get it up today. Then, I am going to restart my final proofread for Of Relations and Ships which I bailed on when things got really bad because I just couldn’t concentrate on anything other than my real life at that point.
Unfortunately, I do have to restart that proofread from page one because it will be easy to miss things if I don’t and it’s been so long since I have looked at it, and I always try to put out the best book I can. :) I have to be the last one to go over my books before they go out, always. I can’t let them go out any other way. This will take me a couple of days, probably. I’m not gonna sugar-coat this, my dad is in bad shape and if he passes in the next week or has another incident in the hospital, it will take longer. That’s just the way it is.
I appreciate any and all well-wishes, and if you want to help out in any way, I will be eternally grateful for any Ko-fi or Patreon support or purchases through Smashwords (a place where I get more of the money, faster). Google Play is a good third, and Barnes and Noble another good option. Amazon, Kobo, and Apple are fine also, but pay from those sales can take many months to make its way to me. Thank you so much if you do buy my books or support my writing!
First, I’d like to say I’m sorry for all the delays this year! I had planned to get things off to a strong start with a few releases and keep up the momentum. Then a bunch of family emergencies happened, and I’ve really just been avoiding anything that causes me any kind of stress at all.
It’s resolving now, for the most part. So tomorrow I’m going to sit down and take stock and see if I can just pick it all back up where I was when I stopped everything and start this year over. I’ll post an update in a few days and hopefully I’ll have good news about a release or two. :)
I got sick after my family’s Christmas party and everything kind of fell to the wayside. I’m finally feeling a bit better, and I’m going to get the book up this week. I’m really sorry for the delay!
I’ve been so careful to avoid getting sick with Covid that I think I forgot for just a little while that Covid isn’t the only thing you can catch at a family gathering around the holidays when children are around. Anyway, I started to feel better last week, but my energy levels have just been the worst and I ended up having to give myself just a bit more time to get enough energy to do anything remotely productive.
I’ll go back and update the release date post with the correct release date after I get the book up, since I’m going to do it as quickly as I can this week, but I’m not sure if that’ll be tomorrow, Thursday, or Friday. I’m running out of energy fairly quickly the last few days so I need to give myself a little leeway.
Of Relations and Ships will be releasing a little later than I wanted, but I’ll be putting it up on December 27th! It’ll be going up on all the usual places.
Because of the holidays, some retailers might have a bit of a delay making it available, but it should be available somewhere on the 27th. Amazon, almost certainly, and I suspect that’s where most of you will pick up the book anyway, so that’s good news. :)
I really wanted to get it out before the holidays started, but I just wasn’t able to get it ready in time. It’s possible it could be early, but with the holidays slowing everything down, it’s really not likely.
I hope this is good news for those of you who’ve been waiting for this book!
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. :-)