A quick check-in from the midst of the whirlwind. After a dayjob conference in Denver last week, I spent the weekend working on the next novella (due to my editor the first weekend in June) and helping get ready for the roomie’s (JP Barnaby’s) family to come visit. I’ll be spending this coming weekend in Orlando going to Disney, which cuts into my writing time by a lot, but considering I keep doing a lot of writing on airplanes (2,300 words on the flights to and from Denver), I should be able to make some progress anyway.
(For the record, the tentative release date for Tongue & Groove is August 29.)
In the meantime, I’ve sent the final proof corrections for Rhythm & Blues to the formatter. As soon as that’s done, I’ll get the files uploaded to AllRomance and Draft2Digital, so non-Amazon order links should start showing up soon. Less than a month until release now! (And thank you to those who have pre-ordered so far. <3)
I also have a tentative release date for my next Dreamspinner novella, Accidental Fall, which is a re-release of a former Amber Allure title. Look for that on September 21.
Still to come: a third M/M novella, and then probably an F/F one, if life cooperates. That’ll take me into early 2017, and we’ll see where things go from there. 🙂
Currently writing: Tongue & Groove, M/M novella (~66%)
As you may have seen at Prism Book Alliance earlier today, the cover art for Rhythm & Blues is in the wild! And it’s a doozy, too. Just take a gander at this:
Design is by the amazing AngstyG, and I adore it.
Here’s the blurb and links for the story:
When life tears apart your dream, build a new one.
After a knee injury ended his career, Broadway dancer Pate Hawkins limped his way back from New York to Atlanta to implement Plan B: open a dance academy to train the next generation of song-and-dance dreamers. When model-gorgeous contractor Ace Samson answers his request for an estimate on renovating his studio space, Pate hits pay dirt in more ways than one. As construction gets underway, the red-hot attraction between the two men flares, and soon they develop a fledgling relationship. Then the siren song of the stage calls Pate back, and he has to choose between the dream he left behind and the new life he’s building—with his studio, and with Ace.
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Currently writing: Tongue & Groove, M/M novella (~45%)
Well, I’m committed to this thing now. ARCs for Rhythm & Blues have gone out (if you’re a blogger who didn’t hear from me about an ARC and you want one, you can fill out this form), and a cover reveal is set for a week from today (if you want to see the cover a day early, you can sign up for my mailing list here).
Rhythm & Blues releases on June 20, and you can preorder it right here.
I’M ONLY A LITTLE NERVOUS!
One thing I want to be sure everyone knows is that Rhythm & Blues is a standalone. It’s a 25,600-word contemporary romance novella, and yes, it most definitely has a happy ending. There will be at least three (possibly four) novellas in the set, but each will be a standalone, with no crossover between the individual stories.
I hope you all enjoy reading them as much as I’m enjoying writing them. 🙂
Currently writing: Tongue & Groove, M/M novella (~43%)
Yesterday, I finished the first draft of Rhythm & Blues, the first in a set of three novellas. Yay! These are the ones I’m planning to self-publish. Normally that would mean I could work pretty much on my own schedule, but I have an editor booked for all three, so I do have actual deadlines. Which is good, because I generally work better with a deadline!
I’m on to the second novella, shooting to have it drafted by mid-May. I have a few events between now and then, including a family reunion next weekend, the RT conference next month, and a work conference in early May, so I don’t have much time to spare.
I’m still keeping up on my Lenten resolution to write every day, too. I missed two days while I was in Orlando for the Dreamspinner author workshop, but otherwise, I’ve gotten something done every day, even if it’s just a sentence. I’m going to try to keep that up after Lent as much as possible. Hey, if something’s working, no reason to stop, right?
Currently writing: Tongue & Groove, M/M novella (~6%)