At some point in the last….few years, 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’ve been more or less doing this update quarterly since then to keep readers up to date on what’s coming out, what to look for and what I’m working on.
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. **
I’ve been busy the last nine months birthing a series. I got to announce the mass market deal with Kensington Books for a romantic suspense series last year. Or was it this year? Oh man, I’ve been working on it for a while! Anyway, I describe the Hot Rides series as the love-child between The Fast and The Furious and Burn Notice. Drive is closer and closer to being out in the world. It’s up for pre-order and will be out in February 2016. I have seen the cover for book two, Shift, and it’s hot. Super, duper hot, guys! I’m so excited about working with Kensington on this series, and I couldn’t be happier about what we’re putting together. Right now this series is three books, but who knows what it could turn into?
Last time I did a big update I acknowledged that from the outside, it probably looks like I’ve been focusing only on Hot Rides. New releases have been pretty slim this year, but that’s because writing a book isn’t a fast process. With all the irons in the fire, my health stuff and life, it took a bit longer for some of these projects to come to fruition. That said, I’m ready to talk about all these juicy projects!
First up, a quick recap. If you’ve been around a minute, you probably know about my So Inked series. It revolves around a tattoo shop here in Texas and the love lives of the artists. A few weeks ago the series got a face lift and a little update. The all new look for the series is up for purchase! The books out now are Under His Skin, The Harder He Falls and His Marriage Bargain. People have been asking for a while now about more books in the series. I haven’t really had an answer until now. I feel confident in saying: Keep your eyes peeled for announcements about book four in 2016.
The rest of 2015 is going to be jampacked with some good stuff!
In just five more days I’m releasing a romantic suspense book called Blind. So far, reviewers are warning people to not read this one late at night. It’s for readers who like TV shows in the vein of Criminal Minds and The Following. Now, is it a series? Honestly, that’s up to the readers. Do I know what happens to all the characters? Yes. Would I like to write those books? Yes. But, do you want to read them? Tell me on October 6th and beyond.
During November I’ll be releasing my first ever serial called Dangerous Attraction. This is the first in an all, new series for me. Installment one will be part of the Seven Naughty Seals boxed set, and installments two and three will be published one each following week. Parts one and two do not have happily ever after endings. They are cliff hangers. And, if you’ve read Blind, or have read it by the point the serial starts, you’ll recognize characters from Blind taking part in the rescue action of this romantic suspense serial. For those who don’t like to buy the individual installments, I’ll have a complete edition releasing late in December.
Last December I released two short stories in my Holiday Engagements series. These BDSM short stories are not for the weak of heart. Festive Seduction and Electric Engagement are really fun little stories that combine kink, feelings and sparkly things. I will be working on the third and last installment, Decadent Wish, for release at the beginning of December.
I’ve mentioned before how I’m re-releasing some former Ellora’s Cave books. In January I will re-release another book, Bound with Pearls. It is currently on hiatus while I tackle updating the book and tweaking it slightly. Never fear! The ginger scene is staying. 😉
The Bayou Bound series had a strong couple of releases in late 2014 and early 2015! It kicked off in 2013 with the Midnight Ink boxed set release. Man, it feels like it was just yesterday. I had to pause at the idea that the set came out in 2013. Crazy how far we’ve come! Anyway, Midnight Ink has since been retired. Picture Her Bound has been out as a stand-alone novella. Duty Bound, Bound Memories and Bound & Tamed have been so much fun to write and release! I have several more titles in this series I want to do, but for now, Picture Her Bound is being re-published as part of the First Taste boxed set of first in series BDSM romances. This is only available for another week, so snag your copy now!
Here’s a cheat-list of the expected schedule, without my secret projects listed:
- Blind: Killer Instincts, October 6, 2015
- Seven Naughty Seals boxed set, November 2015
- Dangerous Attraction: Part Two, November
- Dangerous Attraction: Part Three, November
- Decadent Wish, December
- Dangerous Attraction: The Complete Serial, December 18, 2015
- Bound with Pearls, January 5, 2016
- Drive, Hot Rides 1 – February 23, 2016
- Shift, Hot Rides 2 – 2016
- Hot Rides 3 – 2016