Monday, December 28, 2015

Coming 2016

With the year coming to a close soon, I want to talk about the new books that will be coming in 2016.  First and foremost, after a three year wait, will be Cirque Macabre #2: The Vanishing Act. I already got the cover for it and plan to have it edited this weekend. Its release date will probably be towards the middle of January.
Following this will be Taming the Thief. This is a standalone book that is romance with erotica sprinkled throughout it. It will be for 18+ audiences. I also have the cover for this too and am wrapping the book up. This one is due around Valentine’s day.
Then come the spring releases, Ghosts of Burning Inn #2: A Taste of Fame and The Sugar Mountain Murders: A Mary Beth Pearson Mystery (Portman’s Creamery). They’ll be in April and May respectively.
I only have one thing planned for summer and that’s Last Dance of the Roses, another romance novel. It is also standalone. I’m thinking it’ll be out early July (If I can finish it fast enough).
Fall 2016 is pretty open but I do have a feeling Operation: Genome #2: The Anti-Genome Group will come out in November.
So here’s the list of what’s to come:
Cirque Macabre #2 – mid-late Jan 2016
Taming the Thief – February 2016
Ghosts of Burning Inn #2 – April 2016
The Sugar Mountain Murders – May 2016
Last Dance of the Roses – July 2016
Operation: Genome #2 – November 2016
You’ll notice I haven’t put Patterns & Parallels or TRA on there. Truth be told, I don’t know when they will come out. I also don’t think we’ll have more than that one PC book or any Flavors of Love next year. Now that’s not set in stone, things can change.

To catch up with any of the books, check out my author pages:
I hope you all have a great New Years Eve.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Happy Holidays!

Have a Merry Christmas to those who celebrate and Happy Holidays to all!

Proper updates will come later!


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

New maps and some changes

First off, some more maps of the Patterns & Parallels world. These were made by nhatlink and are also beautiful. I love seeing how people interpret my worlds and how different both maps were. Honestly, if you want to make me happy, artwork of my books (or of things I like) is the best way to do so.

Also, I've made some tentative changes to my 2016 books coming out. This is the tentative schedule for new books.
Cirque Macabre #2: The Vanishing Act (Jan 2016)
The Sugar Mountain Murders: A Mary Beth Pearson Mystery (Feb 2016)
Ghosts of Burning Inn #2: A Taste of Fame (April/May 2016)
Taming the Thief (July 2016)

Now that's for the first half of 2016. Second half of 2016 is left to be seen. I'm hoping to wrap up TRA #3: In the Blood during that time and release Operation: Genome #2: The Anti-Genome Group. There may also be another PC book. I think that may be it for new books. I doubt I will have a Flavors of Love in 2016 as I did two in 2015. Not to mention, this next book is the beginning of a longer arc here. Patterns & Parallels #3 is also up in the air. 

Anyway, that's it for now. More news to come!


Saturday, December 19, 2015

New art and freebies

First thing…check out the new official art of the Patterns & Parallels world. Actually, this is made by Renflowergraphix and looks pretty much what I imagined of it. I’m getting another map made, which will be the map the characters use. Yes, all of this will make sense when book three of P&P is out. It’s just so pretty and I’ve already order a poster of it! I plan to get more done (yes, I am allowed. I got permission) to give away and give at signings :D
Number two…freebie week started today. Each day, a book of mine will be free for a few days till the 27th. Make note of when these things are free.
12/19 – 12/20
A Pile of Bones
Hearts Under Ice
Wrapped in Death and Chocolate
Secrets Under the Big Top

Updates on current works:
Ghosts #2: 50K (moving to ‘complete’ pile now)
PC #5: 21K
TRA #4: 7K
Taming: 32K
P&P #3: 28K
PC #6: 5K

So now it’s a question of which book that’s ‘complete’ that should get out first. We’ll see though.
Till later,

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

New updates

Well, a few things have happened since I last posted. The first main thing is that The Dangers of Art is going to be turned into an audiobook. So that means five of my books will be audiobooks by 2016! I’ve heard it so far and it’s great! The due date is my birthday (January 12th) but it may be done sooner. I’m really looking forward to it.
The second is that I have a few freebies starting today.
The Dangers of Art is free today and tomorrow. It’s the newest Portman’s book.
Hearts Under Ice will be free on the 21st and 22nd to celebrate one year of publishing. Wrapped in Death and Chocolate will be very the latter half of that week (23rd to 25th).
Thirdly, Cirque Macabre #2 has reached the 50K mark and is more or less done. Since this is a long time waiting, I will release this around late January/early February of 2016. I’ll have a synopsis for that later. If you want to catch up with it, here’s book one. It picks up right where book one ended:
Fourth, the current updates:
Ghosts #2: 45K (next to be done)
P&P #3: 25K
Taming the Thief: 28K
Flavors of Love #3: 15K (was revamped and turned around)
Portman’s #5: 20K
Portman’s #6: 5K
TRA #4: 4K
Some of these books will move out of this list soon.
Fifth, I am going to Norfolk next year for SASS 2016. I’m about 90% sure of this. Details coming.
Stay tuned for more news to come!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Year End Reflection

Even though it's technically not the end of the year, I'm done with writing for the year. New books won't come out until 2016. I've got some great stuff on the way. One of the anticipated ones is the sequel to Cirque Macabre. It's nearing the end and I hope I can have that out by February. I know it's been three years but I'm praying it's worth the wait.

This year was an interesting year for writing. It was the year of sequels. I completed sequels to the following series': The Reaper's Apprentices, Flavors of Love, and Patterns and Parallels. I also wrote a lot of book in the Portman's Creamery series. In additon to Stacey's first case, we got Pippa and Becca's first cases out. Another new addition was the start of a rock romance, Ghosts of Burning Inn (and my first erotica series, Flavors of Love). I also finished Operation: Genome #2 (out next year) and nearing the end to both, Cirque Macabre #2 and Ghosts of Burning Inn #2.

A few other things that happened includes the addition of audiobooks. I worked with some amazing people who were incredible in the whole process and I thank them dearly. I would love to work with all of you again. There's a different feel when you hear your own words. You're in awe of the fact that you wrote all that.

Other things that happened was my signing in Greenville. Such a great event with great people. I loved that it was close to home for a change too. Even though it happened right after a tragedy, I'm glad I was able to go. The summer/autumn of this year really beat me down emotionally. Fortunately, I had all this to keep all those demons at bay.

My books can be found at the following places:






Till later,


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

New short post

I’ve been very behind on stuff here but I’m just making an update on the latest PC book. It comes out on the 8th! I’ve also got some events coming up. It’s Becca’s first book. This is the last book of the year so yay for that. Nothing else coming in December but this!
Preorder links:
Updates on works:
Ghosts #2: 37K
Cirque #2: 41K
P&P #3: 22K
PC #5: 15K
TRA #4: 1K
As you can see that I’ve added some newer stuff. As some books near the 50K mark, I remove them from the list because they are at the finishing line (though not technically finished). I’ve got so much planned for 2016. I’ll let you know of them soon!