Sunday, January 11, 2015

News

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 I'm late and one of my New Year's resolutions was to post more on my blog and already, fail. But...from here on out, every Sunday is my plan. I worry that I won't have exciting things to always share so you all might end up listening to me blather on about Hawaii Five 0 but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. :)

 So I've been under a rock which I'm technically still under (the book is due this Thursday, ask me if I'm done yet?) until later this week when I turn in the very last Change of Heart book. And that's good and bad because yeah, excited to see Jin and Logan again, but very sad that this is it, the end, no more.

When I left off with Jory and Sam, I knew I'd still see them with my marshals and I knew there'd be one last wedding novella at some point. This is different, this is really goodbye for my werepanthers and I find myself a bit verklempt as I finish up. And I know I said there would be no more Jin and Logan books before but it was weird. When I sat down to write my Wick and Dov book (they were mentioned at the end of Crucible of Fate), I couldn't get more than a thousand words out. It was crazy. I tried but, nothing.I tried for 2 years and it just wasn't working. And some books are crafted, like you put them together and you work at it, and others are what Amy Lane calls "dragon ridden" and they just flow out of you but in this case, neither was happening. So I talked to my editor and she said, if the characters aren't speaking to you, if the idea of the book isn't speaking to you, then you need to find the characters who will. Of course, the characters that worked, were Jin and Logan. So the very last book, Forging the Future, will be theirs.

In other news, the second in my Mangrove Stories series called Quiet Nights will be out February 9th at Dreamspinner Press and I can't wait for you all to meet Kelly and Coz. It's very different from the first one but still friends to lovers which is a trope I find I really enjoy writing as love growing from friendship is such a natural progression. In that vein, I had a wonderful night last night at the Good Reads Awards and was so honored to be in such wonderful company with the other wildly talented authors. I was particularly thrilled that my book All Kinds Of Tied Down won first place in the Friends to Lovers category.


That's it for now, I hope everyone has a wonderful, productive week. 

8 comments:

  1. Looking forward to Quiet Nights and Forging the Future. Sorry to hear that's the last CoH book, since Jin and Logan are right up there with Jory and Sam. Love your characters and stories. Would love a follow-up to The Frog, it was really good as well. Thx for all the good books to read and congrats on your award you deserve it.

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  2. Well done too on being all time fave m/m author, well-deserved winner. Looking forward to everything but especially more Logan and Jin!

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  3. More Jin and Logan!! Yay :) It will be bittersweet for sure. I am so happy we will get another story from them but, OMG the last one? I knew this day would come, very bittersweet. I'm so excited for a new release next month. Any other works planned for 2015? Also, I've been meaning to ask, any chance the Warders books will be released as a collection in ebook? Thanks! Looking forward to your posts on Sundays :)

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  4. I love Logan and Jin, so I'm super excited to hear there will be another story. It's saddening, though, to know for sure that it's the last one. I'll be looking forward to more Jory and Sam, however.

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  5. Jin and Logan, Jory and Sam and please please please don't forget Stef and Rand. Love 'em

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  7. Hey, congrats on the award :P I truly have never been in love with Jin and Logan as much as Sam and Jory (OTP!!). I was so excited to see that you were not done with the marshal and his trouble magnet :) I had hope while I contented myself by reading the series and listening to the audiobooks for the 100th time. I still smile at Jory's antics and Sam's exasperation. I never get tired of them. I know that gay romance is your domain, but I would really have loved to read a Dane Harcourt centric as his character is so interesting. The man would be perfect if he were gay, but I guess they cannot all be... I cannot wait for your next novel to come out. I don't even bother to read anything by anyone else anymore since I always end up disappointed. My fav. series ever are yours and Abigail Roux and Madeleine Urban's Cut and Run series, because Ty and Zane... (sigh) Sending all my love from Canada, hope you keep writing until I stop reading (which will never happen). xxx

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