Yay, I survived Thanksgiving without adding too many pounds. LOL I hope everyone survived it safe and sound (and sane!). And tomorrow, Mercury goes from retrograde back to direct. (Can I have a hallelujah?)
And on Friday, the fourth installment in my Deep Space Mission Corps series, Out of Bight, Out of Mind, releases from Siren. (Hint: You can pre-order it now! *smile*) Don’t worry, there will be more books in that series. Books five and six will focus more on the crews of the Kendall Kant and Braynow Gaston, although Emi and her boys will make appearances. And there will be books beyond those.
So right now, I’m finishing a WIP to turn in to Siren, tentative titled Foggy Daze. (Not sure I’m totally in love with that title, however, but it does apply to the manuscript.) It’s a mfm menage, and a prequel book to my Coffeeshop Coven series that I’ll be putting out next year.It’s not technically a paranormal story, it’s more a contemporary, although we’re introduced to a few characters and magickal elements we’ll see in later books in the series.
EDIT: We did go ahead and change the title to It’s a Sweet Life. (It’s the name of the heroine’s bakery.)
(Another hint, Out of the Darkness is a prequel to the Coffeeshop Coven series, which focuses on the people who call the Many Blessings new age shop a second home. If you read OotD, it’ll set up the backstory for the series that while not mandatory to know, it’ll give you greater insight into the first book and the events that took place leading up to it. And Red Tide contains related characters as well.)
Here’s my working blurb (subject to change):
LacieBell Addams, known as Libbie to her friends, has a mortgage on her building in Brooksville, Florida, a struggling bakery, no love life, no health insurance…and fibromyalgia. She’s worried how she’ll continue making ends meet when two hunks show up looking to rent the extra apartment over her bakery. Not only do Ken and Charles make her money worries go away, they offer to help out in the bakery in their spare time, giving her hope. They also make her panties damp. Too bad they’re gay, but they are great eye candy.
Ken Dougherty and Charles Stackhouse have a secret–they’re not the gay cousins they pretend to be. They’re actually twin brothers in disguise and on the run from a vengeful New Jersey mob boss. Charles is actually Allan Donohue, formerly a prosecutor with the State Attorney’s office in Miami. Benjamin Donohue was the Miami-Dade detective who helped break the case wide open. Now they’re both marked for death. They hope their ruse is enough to keep them, and Libbie, safe. Because now that they’ve both fallen in love with the struggling baker, there’s no way they’re going to let her go.
But what happens when fate strikes and vengeance comes calling? Will there be a lifetime of days both foggy and sunny for the three, or will their love suddenly be ended in a deadly eternal night?
What comes next? December will be spent finishing Tony’s story and getting that submitted to Siren. It’s going to be a mf BDSM book, and emotionally it’s been grueling to write (although not nearly as much so as The Reluctant Dom was.)
In no particular order (no, I don’t have any potential release dates yet), here are the projects topping my whiteboard from hell at the moment, and which I anticipate being done/released in the early part of next year:
- The Denim Dom (Tony’s story, and will catch people up on characters from Safe Harbor, Cardinal’s Rule, Domme by Default, and The Reluctant Dom)
- Triple Trouble 5 (I can’t decide on a title for it yet.)
- Without Porpoise and Porpoisefully Yours, books 3 and 4 in the Placida Pod series
- Book 1 in the Coffeeshop Coven series (mfm and as of yet untitled because I can’t make my dang mind up–heeeey, Macarena)
- Book 2 in the Bleacke Shifters series
- Deadline, a contemporary mystery (mf) with romantic elements that I’m self-publishing as Lesli Richardson (it’s in edits now)
- Pinch Me, a contemporary thriller (mf) with romantic elements… *ditto ^^^*