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When to expect the next book?

April 1, 2014 in Let Me Tell You, My Books by Sidney

So Inked Logohismarriagebargain_msr(1)Dear Readers,

Back in October I made a post about, When to expect the next book? It was in answer to a reader’s question wanting to know when to expect the next book in one series, while being unaware of another series. It was a good conversation and the resulting blog was very useful for not only readers, but myself! So I figured–why not do another one? I think I’m going to attempt to make this a quarterly thing to update readers on what is coming out and stuff to be on the look-out for.

These are estimations only, not promised release dates unless otherwise stated. Or, ya know, when I list a date. I’ll do this by series, then do a recap at the bottom.

** Everything here is subject to change at the whim of publishers, me, the wind or other circumstances. **

The So Inked books are by far the ones that get this question the most. Under His Skin and The Harder He Falls are currently available everywhere ebooks are sold. The third book, His Marriage Bargain, is in the heavy-duty stage of edits. This means–the release date is soon to be set! Yes! Very soon we will be diving back into the luscious world of the So Inked girls and their special brand of sexy fun. Now, the last two books in the series, More Than He Can Handle and His Little Fighter have been shuffled around as far as due dates. I will not speculate on a release date for those, except to say that they might be 2015 books.

hottango_msrThe Good Guys Wear Black series is hot and underway! Hot Tango released in January, which was fantastic. The second book, Line of Duty, is on deck for edits, so I would expect a fall to winter release of this year for that book. The final book in the trilogy will be a 2015 release, which kind of stinks because it’s going to be so super awesome. I’ve really enjoyed writing these. Both Hot Tango and Line of Duty have tugged on the heart strings.

duty-e-reader-copyThe Bayou Bound books kicked off in November with the Midnight Ink boxed set release. Picture Her Bound is out as a stand-alone novella. Duty Bound is in edits and I hope to release this full length novel at the end of May. For those who have read Picture Her Bound, this book follows Mathieu, Odalia’s former patrol partner. I have plans to do a full series in this “world”. Also! As bonus content, there will be a Jacques and Odalia short story in Duty Bound. I’m heading into the plotting stages for the third book in the series, and I couldn’t be more excited!

Possibly the only shift to my current release schedule is the book I will have out with Random House’s Loveswept line, Committed. This is currently a single title, BDSM-meets-suspense book that I am very excited about. The origional release date was July, but it’s being moved back to August. It is currently up for pre-order. You do not want to miss this book! Especially if you are a fan of the Bayou Bound series. This will incorporate many of the same elements of story seen there.

I’m currently working on a super, duper seekrit project that if all goes well, will release in the newly opened July slot. I’m keeping my lips sealed until things are a little better planned, but this is going to be a lot of fun.

RomanceThere are also some other projects in the works for the later part of the year, but they aren’t announced yet. So I shall keep those close to the vest. :)

That’s everything I can tell you about. There’s always stuff in the background or in the works that I can’t talk about, but hopefully soon. Ya know, if everything pans out.

Here’s a cheat-list of the expected schedule, including the rest of this year’s releases:

And that’s enough to make me want to go back to bed!!!!

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Cover Reveal: Committed

March 7, 2014 in Let Me Tell You, My Books by Sidney

RomanceI just found out today is cover reveal day over at the Romance at Random blog! Check out my July 2014 title, Committed.

In this erotic tale of sensuality and suspense, Sidney Bristol proves that desire can be the most dangerous drug of all.

DEA Special Agent Damien Moana works hard and plays even harder. But while indulging in forbidden temptations at a private BDSM retreat, the unexpected happens: He falls under a stranger’s spell. This woman drives Damien to distraction, pushing him to the sweet boundary between pain and pleasure. When duty interrupts their heated encounter, his focus turns to catching a criminal . . . but his head is still with the seductress who ignites his deepest desires. Now Damien must choose between closing the case of his career and losing the woman of his dreams.

Poppy Mercer can’t forget the night she spent with her mystery lover. When chance brings them back together, she seizes the opportunity to again feel his masterful hands on her body. Poppy is a switch who delights in dominating a powerful man . . . and submitting to the ecstasy of his control. Outside the bedroom, however, she questions her place in Damien’s world. His obsession with hunting a ruthless drug lord puts Poppy in the line of fire. And though Damien might be able to save her from danger, salvaging what’s left of her trust is another matter.

Committed is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

You can pre-order Committed on Barnes & Noble and Amazon today!

Advance praise for Committed

“The relationship between Damien and Poppy gives a hot, sexy, and realistic view of kink and power exchange, along with suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat.”—Jodie Griffin, author of the Bondage & Breakfast series.

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Picture Her Bound is out in the wild!

February 19, 2014 in Let Me Tell You by Sidney

picture-e-reader-copyDear Reader,

Today Picture Her Bound is going live on all the etailer sites as it’s own little novella. Okay, so it’s not really “little” but you know what I mean.

Bayou Bound logoAt the time of posting this, the following sites have Picture Her Bound up for purchase:

Amazon

Smashwords

More will follow. I’m learning how to navigate the waters of self publishing as this process rolls on. So far there have been very few hiccups.Very soon Picture Her Bound will be available everywhere. If you haven’t already gotten your copy in the Midnight Ink boxed set, consider grabbing it now. Or, if you have already purchased the boxed set and enjoyed this story, consider leaving a review.

Don’t forget, Duty Bound is right around the corner!!

Officer Odalia Foucheaux is a desperate woman. Incriminating photographs of her after-hours job as a fetish model have been stolen, and she’s willing to break rules to get them back. Standing in her way? The very dominant bounty hunter Jacques Savoy.

Jacques has been watching out for Officer Foucheaux. He wants her safe from harm as much as he desires her body, her soul—and her submission. Odalia’s in trouble and struggling to walk the line of the law. His solution? Work together to find out who stole her pictures, what the thief wants and how to stop him. And if they find a pleasure unlike any other along the way, well, laissez les bons temps rouler.

Let the good times roll.

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Join me in B.E.D.!

February 18, 2014 in Let Me Tell You by Sidney

wordpressDear Readers,

I’m going to be one of a handful of authors attending the Bondage Expo Dallas convention again this year. I went last year and it was a blast. For those who are interested in BDSM, it’s a great conference to learn, get your feet wet and meet people. They have tracks for all experience and knowledge levels, as well as some of the best presenters, riggers and teachers out there today.

There will be a book signing, and I hope that this will be the first time I get to reveal the print copies of Duty Bound–if all goes well.

So join me in B.E.D.!

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The Call.

February 14, 2014 in Let Me Tell You by Sidney

Sidney NewsDear Reader,

In everything we do, there are milestones. Today I want to share one with you.

I got The Call.

What is The Call, you ask?

Typically, an author writes a book. Edits it. Polishes it until it’s ready for people to see it. Then the author sends it off to a few agents to see if they like it book as much as they do. An author might go through this process several times, tweaking the email they send, fixing some new issues in the book. And hopefully one day someone falls in love with not just your book, but the potential a writer has to do other things. There’s a vision there. Ideas for the future.

The agent might email, but a lot of them pick up the phone and call an author to say those magic words, “What do you think about working together?” Or some variation that means: Sign on the dotted line, I’m your agent!

I got that call. It’s been a little while. I didn’t want to say anything too early or too soon. I kind of went about this process backwards. I got a contract, then wrote a book and found an agent. Really, I’m the wonky story in the box, so I’ve wanted to be very sure of everything before I announce or say anything.

I’m officially represented by Nicole Resciniti of the Seymour Agency. Some things not only click, but they make sense. For me, this was one of those things. I’m super excited about where Nicole will guide my career and what we’ll be able to accomplish together. There are already things in the works I just want to squeal about–but can’t. All in good time, right?

There’s a long list of people to thank for pushing me to this point. I would never have gotten here without that first push to write from my best friend, Zibby. I’d have never gotten back into writing without NaNoWriMo. Then there are all the people who helped make this opportunity happen. Lea Griffith, Sue Grimshaw and Stacey Kennedy are just a few. Then there are all the awesome ladies who have held my hand through this, Jodie Griffith, A.S. Fenichal, Eden Bradly, R.G. Alexander, Dawn, Kitty and Kat. There are so many. And so much support. I appreciate it every day and know I’m blessed.

Buckle up everyone, there’s a lot coming!

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Cover Reveal: Duty Bound

February 12, 2014 in Let Me Tell You, My Books by Sidney

duty-e-reader-copyBayou Bound logoHello Dear Reader!

If you’ve signed up for my newsletter or attended the Love & Lies party, you’ve been one of the special few to glimpse the new Duty Bound cover. I’ve been doing little teasers all day on Facebook–but it’s time.

The public reveal of the next Bayou Bound book cover!

Duty Bound.

For those who have read Picture Her Bound, you already met Mathieu Mouton, police detective and BDSM Dominant. He had skeletons in his closet and baggage holding him back, but that’s okay. An old flame is about to send his life into chaos.

I always love a good rekindling story, one where there’s a turbulent past, and man oh man, do Mathieu and Lisette have just that!

Duty Bound will be out in April. The exact date is forthcoming. I’m working through edits and will have  a blurb shortly, but how about an excerpt?

The following is a very lightly edited sneak peek at the book.

Duty Bound, Bayou Bound 1

Officer Mathieu Mouton sat at one of the four top tables along the windows of Cafe Du Monde and gazed out at the darkening city, an unsettled sense of foreboding deep in his gut. The glitz and glitter of New Orleans stared back at him, like a young woman hungry for her beau. If it weren’t for his sister, Mathieu would have been at home flipping through the channels, scratching his dog, Gator’s head, trying to put another week behind him.

Instead, he checked his phone again.

She needs your help, Mathieu.

He grimaced at the echo of his sister’s words as she’d cornered him in their mamma’s kitchen after the weekly family dinner. Damsels in distress were a dime a dozen in New Orleans and getting entangled in a charity project was not on his list of good ideas. But no one said no to Lola. Not even grandmère. If Lola weren’t poised to take over the Assistant District Attorney spot opening up in the spring, grandmère would have made Lola a voodoo queen. It ran in their family since grandmère’s grandmère.

The coffee in his cup was cold, the beignet untouched.

If this broad didn’t show up in the next—

The café door opened and a bell chimed. A woman wearing a cherry red coat that covered her from knee to chin stepped in and shook the chill from her body. She carried a backpack that was stuffed till the seams strained.

Mathieu sat forward, propping his elbows on the table and studied the patron.

She turned, honey blonde hair streaked with golden brown hair flipping over her shoulder as she surveyed the room. Her eyes snagged on him immediately and he sucked in a deep breath.

C’est sa couillion.” He was a raving lunatic.

No wonder Lola hadn’t told him the name of the woman he was meeting, who so needed his help. She started toward him. Even Mathieu could feel the cosmic pull between their two bodies. It’s what had drawn him to her all those years ago—and the reason he’d left.

“Mathieu—”

“Lisette Babineaux, haven’t seen you in a minute,” he drawled, rising to shake her hand.

Tricky, Lola. Real tricky.

Lisette’s gaze flicked from his hand to his face before she put her small palm against his. Her skin was still soft, nails chipped, but painted with a pale pink polish. Despite the good quality of her clothing, it was dirty and worn. That didn’t make sense. The Babineaux family was well off, and their little princess had never wanted for anything. But a lot changed in the years since he’d left her.

She’d always been delicate, refined, as if she’d stepped out of a painting from some debutant ball. Too fragile for a man with his dark tastes, but he’d hungered after her regardless. In his inexperience, he’d thought he could be a different man for her, one who didn’t crave bondage with his women. He’d been wrong.

A handful of years hadn’t changed her all that much. Her hair was shorter, her eyes just as green and the smattering of freckles preserved the air of youth about her, but there was a wariness to her that was new.

“I know. It’s good to see you.”  She unbuttoned her coat and draped it over the back of her chair. Under the coat she wore a long-sleeved black shirt and jeans. Nothing too flashy, but it had never been her clothes that drew the attention.

Was it?

“Have a seat, please.” Mathieu didn’t know what to make of the woman settling in across from him. They’d been something to each other once, but that was a long time ago. “Lola tells me you’re in a spot of trouble.”

Lisette chuckled, a deep, husky sound that was music to his ears. “That’s it? Tell me all your problems? No hello? Hi? How you been?”

Mathieu studied her, or more accurately, the woman she’d become. The black knit shirt, jeans and knee high boots spoke of a someone trying to not stick out, and yet she chose to wear a come-get-me-red coat. Lisette was in trouble, and didn’t know how to handle it. If Mathieu listened to his cock, he’d take her home under the false premise of protecting her from whatever evil had her running. And then she would run from him.

This was a bad idea.

Another woman not all that long ago had needed his help. Her pleas for protection, promises of love and affection had dried up. She’d been out of his life barely a year. He’d gotten drunk at the small apartment he now called home, with his dog, to celebrate. Though it had felt sad and pathetic instead.

“It’s getting late. I’d rather we cut to the chase, if you don’t mind.” Mathieu would hear her out, give her some advice and send her on her way. The Babineaux family should be capable of taking care of their own.

Lisette blinked and her mouth worked soundlessly for a moment. She blew out a breath and shook her head, appearing to collect herself. “This is not how I pictured this happening.”

“Right sorry about that.”

“Yeah, I’m sure you are.” She pointed at his cup. “You drinking that?”

He shook his head.

“Do you mind?”

“Help yourself.” He pushed the cup and pastry toward her.

Lisette gulped down at least half of the cold coffee before setting the mug down with a clink. She sighed and folded her hands in front of her on the table. He smothered memories wrapped in warmth of Lisette doing exactly this little act with her hands a number of times before saying something serious.

“You don’t want to help me, do you?” Her gaze seemed to bore past his skin, straight to his soul, and for a moment, he was back on campus, sitting under the magnolia trees, a blossom in her hair.

Mathieu shook the memory from his mind. He hadn’t seen that girl in a long time.

“It’s not that I don’t want to help you, but it seems awfully odd. Come to a cop, off duty? Wouldn’t it be better if you went to the authorities?”

“You don’t even know what’s going on.” She frowned.

“Exactly.”

“Are you going to turn me down without even hearing me out?” Her voice rose as she spoke until she realized the few patrons were staring and she ducked her head.

As a police officer, it was Mathieu’s nature and conditioning to protect people, but he’d learned the hard way that damsels in distress were better served within the bounds of the law. He couldn’t pretend he knew better. When it came down to it, he was part of a system of government that did its job when people allowed it.
“I’ll give you what advice I can. Even know who is on-duty tonight.” Mathieu knew this decision was the right one, that trying to save her would destroy him in the process. But he hated saying no to those cypress green eyes. It tore something out of him, and God knew he didn’t have much left to lose.

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RSVP Today! Love & Lies Party.

February 3, 2014 in Let Me Tell You, My Books by Sidney

February 2014 RS Love and Lies Badge 01Hello Dear Readers!!

February 10th I’m going to be taking part in a big romantic suspense themed party with seven other authors! It’s going to be a blast with prizes, special glimpses at future books and some one-on-one time with each of these awesome ladies.

Presenting authors include: Virna DePaul, Debra Kayn, Paige Tyler, Jayne Rylon, Lea Griffith, Alexa Bourne–and me!

It’s going to be super fun. I will go ahead and say that attendees and newsletter subscribers will be the ones who get a first glimpse at the next Bayou Bound cover.

[RSVP Today!]

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New Release: Hot Tango, Good Guys Wear Black #1

January 29, 2014 in Let Me Tell You, My Books by Sidney

hottango_msrHello Dear Readers!

It’s another release day!

There are so many things I wanted to get done today for the kick off of this book, but due to sitting a class for my day job, I just didn’t have time to update the website beyond some links. I’m so sorry guys!

Hot Tango, the first in the Good Guys Wear Black series, came out today from Ellora’s Cave. It’s currently available for purchase via the Ellora’s Cave webstore as well as Amazon. Other retailers, like Barnes & Noble and All Romance eBooks, should have it up very soon.

I’m very excited about this book and the series to come. I totally enjoy digging into the Metro City SWAT guys and gals. They’re a crazy bunch who love even harder than they fight crime.

SWAT officer Cole Westling walks a fine line of control. If his wife knew exactly what he wanted to do to her, he’d lose the most precious thing in his life. Instead, he throws himself into work.

Tanya Westling did not leave her job as a globe-trotting humanitarian to spend her nights playing roller derby and sleeping alone. Armed with a few adult toys and a prayer, she challenges him to a sensual game that will strip away their ideas of what sex should be.

Cole’s surprised but it’s his dream come true. With each sexual encounter, the walls between them come crumbling down and each must face the truth of what their marriage has been and what it could be.

Inside Scoop:  Contains an alpha hero who wants sex at all hours and a heroine who knows what she wants, just not the words to get it. Also depicts criminal activity, the strong arm of the law and a self-rescuing heroine.

Besides class, I’ve spent a lot of time working on future releases. There’s some awesome stuff coming down the pipeline! Stay tuned. :D

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New version of the Picture Her Bound cover!

January 16, 2014 in Let Me Tell You, My Books by Sidney

picture-e-reader-copyDear Readers,

Today I’m showing off the Picture Her Bound cover. But wait! Wasn’t that already out there to begin with? Well, yes. It has been, except there was a minor difference.

The series banner. It’s not there anymore!

I’m getting to exercise one thing self-published authors do all the time, and that’s to change it up. So, for the release of Picture Her Bound next month, here’s a pretty new cover. Excited yet?

Officer Odalia Foucheaux is a desperate woman. Incriminating photographs of her after-hours job as a fetish model have been stolen, and she’s willing to break rules to get them back. Standing in her way? The very dominant bounty hunter Jacques Savoy.

Jacques has been watching out for Officer Foucheaux. He wants her safe from harm as much as he desires her body, her soul—and her submission. Odalia’s in trouble and struggling to walk the line of the law. His solution? Work together to find out who stole her pictures, what the thief wants and how to stop him. And if they find a pleasure unlike any other along the way, well, laissez les bons temps rouler.

You can add it on Goodreads, today! If you’ve already read the novella, I’d appreciate a review. Reviews help sell books and as I take this new step into self-publishing I’m all up for any help I can get!

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Hot Tango–coming soon to an ereader near you!

January 13, 2014 in Let Me Tell You, My Books by Sidney

hottango_msrHello Dear Readers!

Settled into 2014 yet?? I just returned from my annual work trip to Florida. It was a blast–as it is every year.

I came home to the awesome news that Hot Tango will release from Ellora’s Cave January 29th–everywhere!! How awesome is that?? I’m super excited about having this book out there for everyone to read and enjoy. It was a real pleasure to write.

Good Guys Wear Black, Book 1

SWAT officer Cole Westling walks a fine line of control. If his wife knew exactly what he wanted to do to her, he’d lose the most precious thing in his life. Instead, he throws himself into work.

Tanya Westling did not leave her job as a globe-trotting humanitarian to spend her nights playing roller derby and sleeping alone. Armed with a few adult toys and a prayer, she challenges him to a sensual game that will strip away their ideas of what sex should be.

Cole’s surprised but it’s his dream come true. With each sexual encounter, the walls between them come crumbling down and each must face the truth of what their marriage has been and what it could be.

Inside Scoop:  Contains an alpha hero who wants sex at all hours and a heroine who knows what she wants, just not the words to get it. Also depicts criminal activity, the strong arm of the law and a self-rescuing heroine.

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