As soon as that one is done, I am finally going to get to write the next Spirit Wild book. Please don't give up on me. I miss my Chanku something fierce, and can't wait to get back into their world!
Oh, guess I should explain the photo at the top--that's a diamondback rattlesnake, and the photo is courtesy of my older brother Dave, who lives up in Oregon. He's "almost" retired and his wife is retired, and they are constantly taking wonderful trips and sending me pictures, which I really love but which also make me insanely jealous, because I haven't gone anywhere in forever! But I think that, of all the critter shots he's sent me over the years, this is my favorite. There's something so incongruous about a deadly python resting amid the wildflowers. Anyway, just wanted to share, and no, it has nothing to do with anything I'm writing.
I did get the cover for FERAL PASSIONS--the book comes out in September in a duet--a dual release with author AC Arthur titled CLAIMED BY THE MATE. It releases first as an ebook, and then will come out in print in an anthology with an added story by author Eve Langlais.
Heroes and Heartbreakers just did a cover reveal a couple of days ago--I really like this one, and I'm looking forward to its release. I'll get an excerpt up as soon as I get a release from my editor.
HOT ALPHAS, the anthology with Lora Leigh, Shiloh Walker, Laurelin McGee, and me, will be out on May 19. The story I've got in it is TANGLED, a sexy romantic suspense set here in the wine country where I live. We lived in Dry Creek Valley
Nate's the vineyard manager who comes to take charge of the Intimate Winery, but he'll have to work with the winemaker, who has always known it as Tangled Vines, the winery her mother and father started. Her father's advancing dementia from Alzheimer's led to the loss of the land and the home he'd built for her now deceased mother, so it's a pretty tough pill to swallow when the new guy shows
Other upcoming releases now on the schedule are INTIMATE in mass market paperback on December 1, 2015, and the second book, REDEMPTION, on December 29, 2015--two books in December, and three if you count the mass market release of HOT ALPHAS, which comes out in trade paperback (the bigger size books) the same day as INTIMATE releases. What's cool is that if you haven't had a chance to read TANGLED, it will be on the shelves, hopefully next to INTIMATE, at the same time.
I have read hardly anything this past month other than books I was judging for a contest and can't discuss (though they were really good! I can tell you later...) but did get a chance to read Patricia Briggs NIGHT BROKEN. I love the Mercy Thompson series, and never would have read them if not for the persistent recommendations of so many of you. Thank you! Also read the new Rock Kiss book from Nalini Singh--ROCK HARD. I love this series!
Sitting here, taunting me are six books I'm dying to read--I keep them right where I can see them, as incentive to get my work done!
I'm planning to dig into Amanda Quick aka Jayne Ann Krentz's GARDEN OF LIES first--her books are consistently wonderful, and always get me back on track. Next will be JR Ward's THE SHADOWS, because it's been sitting here for what feels like forever, and I miss the boys in the BDB! I want to read all four of the others as well, but they couldn't be more different from one another, so I imagine a lot will depend on what mood I'm in. Every single one sounds terrific!
I'm giving away three print copies of HOW TO WRITE HOT SEX, edited by Shoshanna Evers and including a dozen articles from twelve of us who write the hot stuff. There really are some terrific tips in here, and I think you'll enjoy it. It's fun just to read, as well, and you'll recognize a lot of the names. Click on the title if you want to read about it--the link will take you to Amazon.com.
My best to all of you. The contest will end next Saturday. Please DO NOT put your personal information in the comments section. Use the contest entry form--it's at the right on your computer screen, and all the way at the bottom of the page PAST the comments section, if you're using a mobile phone and some tablets.
If you live in a part of the country that's getting crappy weather, my thoughts are with you. Some of you have had a winter that shows no intention of leaving, while we've never had winter out here! I was wearing spring and summer clothes throughout the year--just weird.
Also, my apologies if any of you received spam messages from me Thursday or Friday. My Yahoo account which I only use to make announcements for the newsletter, got hacked. I've fixed it, but what a pain in the butt!
Enough. I'm headed to bed
Be safe, take care, and get your entries in early.
My best to all of you,