Thursday, October 27, 2016

Some links!

I know what you’re thinking. I’ve come back with another update. However, I come back with links. That’s what I have been waiting for!

The first link is to the new Portman’s Creamery story, A Bitter Pill to Swallow. This is Winky’s first mystery and it will be live on Nov 1st.You can go ahead and preorder it now! Even though it says number five, you technically don’t need to read the first four to get this. The PC books don’t follow a timeline so you can start right here.

The second is a link to the Solstice anthology, As I Lay Me Down To Sleep Vol 3. I have a story in this anthology. This isn’t a prompt from any series, just a straight-forward ghost story.

Finally, the AITC anthology is coming out Nov 1st. Pre-order is still available for only 99 cents! 11 novellas, 11 great stories! Yes, I’m included in this too.

There! I think I’ve covered it all! Now time for some rest.


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Quick update

I know I just did an update yesterday but time for another one. I swear I will try not to update too fast. I should have probably waited until today to make my updates. As it is, I've got more definite stuff now.

New updated release dates!

A Bitter Pill to Swallow - Nov 1st
Perfect Human #1: Project 99 - Nov 8th
The Summer Key - Nov 15th

I swear I wasn't trying to release everything November but it ended up being that way. I'm also planning a radio interview on Nov 16th. More details for that coming a little later down the line.
Now back to your scheduled program.


Monday, October 24, 2016

A change in plans

Hello and welcome to a short update on my current writing status. I won't take much of your time. I just want to say that we may have to make some changes. First off, I don't think I will have anything coming out next week. I'm still waiting on edited changes for Perfect Human #1 and I'm waiting on my covers for A Bitter Pill to Swallow. Also, I'm waiting on my publisher's next move for The Summer Key. Edits are done, now comes the next part. The only thing that I am certain is coming out is the horror/paranormal anthology, As I Lay Me Down to Sleep (Vol 3) and Christmas In the City II (AITC's anthology). They will be released Oct 28th and Nov 1st respectively.

Right now, it's just a waiting game. Whoever delivers first gets uploaded first. As for me, I'm busy planning out my NaNoWriMo novel. I really want to start writing it now. I'm really excited about this idea. I won't reveal much except that it doesn't follow any series I'm writing and it's a standalone. The genre is fantasy romance. That's all you're getting for now.

We're also close to 4000 likes on my FB author page! I'm deciding whether to do a party or giveaways. We'll decide that as we get a little closer.

That's it for now. Just want to mention a change in plans.


Friday, October 21, 2016

Big changes are coming

Hello and welcome to another update. November is slowly creeping up on us now and the year is almost over. In doing so, my last couple of books are going to come out soon. All I’m doing is waiting. I’m waiting on Perfect Human #1 to come back from the editor and I’m waiting on my final covers for A Bitter Pill to Swallow. As soon as they come, those books will be out. I’m aiming for an Nov 1st release for Perfect Human #1. I was hoping to get A Bitter Pill to Swallow out at the end of this month but that may not happen. A lot of things can change. The main thing to know is that as soon as I get something back, we’re moving forward. As for The Summer Key, my editor is out of town this weekend but I think we’ll be moving forward with that too.

Now here’s the big news. I’m about to do something that I haven’t done in five years. I’m participating in NaNoWriMo. The reason I haven’t done this in a long time is because I’ve been busy trying to finish up other books. However, this idea came to me recently and I really want to work on it. NaNo is the perfect time to do that. I have the title, Roses of the Ocean. The plot will be revealed a little later. I will say that this is not part of any series, big or small. It’s a standalone. It is fantasy and romance. That is as far as I’m telling right now. For November, that is pretty much all I’m going to work on.

2016 has been quite the year for books. We’ve had long ones, short ones, published traditionally, and self-published. Even though it’s not over yet, I’m wrapping for the year. Here’s what to look forward to next year (likely to change).

The Nights After – The TRA prequel I wanted to release but didn’t finish
Patterns & Parallels #4: Deep In the Heart of the Forest – I will try to get back into this in December
Ghosts of Burning Inn #3: All Around the World – ditto with this. I may even wrap up this series next year with book 4.
Crossing Paths #2 : Untitled as of now – haven’t started it yet but I will
Perfect Human #2: The Chimera – started on it but not putting myself completely into it
Roses of the Ocean – the NaNo project will probably be out early 2017
Delicate Things – my first m/m romance. Working on it now, will come out early 2017 as well

There may also be another Portman’s book as well as TRA #4 and I will try to finish The Autumn Key. There’s a lot going on and a lot that I’m planning. I can’t wait to show all of you!

I hope next week I will have some links for you!


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A change of plans

Hello, everyone, and welcome to the latest update! As you can see from the title, we may have a change of plans. First off, I finally got my editor for The Summer Key (same person who did the The Winter Key, which is good). Depending on how long it takes for us to do editing, we may see this book out sometime in November or possibly early December. I know it's weird to have a book called The Summer Key out in winter but that's what's probably going to happen. At latest, it will probably come out in January 2017 (though I highly doubt it). But it's good to know that the ball is rolling with this now.

Secondly, I'm nearing the completion of A Bitter to Swallow (A Winky Smith Mystery) and I plan to have to my editor by Friday. Depending on how long my cover designer takes, this book may also come out by the end of this month. So that will technically come out before it's typical time. Again, it's just a matter of time. Still planning on releasing Perfect Human #1 on Nov 1st and all the anthology dates are still the same.

A slightly updated version of everything then:

Lilacs and Vanilla - released last week
A Bitter Pill to Swallow - aiming for an Oct 25th release date
Perfect Human #1 - aiming for a Nov 1st release date
The Summer Key - aiming for a late Nov or early Dec release date

And here updates for the anthologies:
AITC II anthology - Nov 1st (cover reveal is tomorrow!)
As I Lay Me Down to Sleep #3 (from Solstice) - Oct 28th
A Winter's Holiday (from Solstices) - Nov 28th

After these are out of the way, I'm going to wrap up The Nights Before (the TRA prequel), continue TRA #4, Smoke and Ashes, Ghosts of Burning Inn #3, and Patterns & Parallels #4. We'll see where inspiration strikes first.

Will be back later


Thursday, October 6, 2016

October updates

Hello, everyone! The end of the year is so close! As for me, I’m nearing the end of some of these books too. I just gave the Perfect Human draft to my editor and they said they will give it back to me before or on Oct 28th. It’s a little longer than I thought but no worries! That just means it will come out early November instead! Right now, I’m aiming for a Nov 1st release date for this book. If it comes out earlier, even better.

So that just leaves one more book and that’s the fifth Portman’s Creamery mystery (not counting the Black Paradise Circus arc or any shorts I write). It will be Winky’s first mystery and it’s called A Bitter Pill to Swallow. If I can finish it fast enough, I may have that ready by late November or early December. I prefer late November but we’ll see. At the moment, I’m not sure if it will be a full length novel or if it’ll be a novella. This book is moving rather rapidly. It may be out before Perfect Human. I do have to set up a date with my cover designer though.

Also, Lilacs and Vanilla is out early! It’s been a while since I’ve written a book and I’m glad it’s finally out! Come see the latest f/f novel from me!

Another piece of news I want to mention is that I took Operation: Genome off the market for now. Reason for this is that I’m taking much longer than I want to with the sequel. I don’t think it will be out anytime soon. Instead, what I will do is post book 1 & 2 together when the time comes.

So current schedule (likely to change) of books and stories for 2016:

As I Lay Me Down to Sleep Vol #3 (from Solstice) – Oct 28th
Perfect Human #1  – Nov 1st
AITC Anthology II – Nov 1st
A Winter’s Holiday (from Solstice) – Nov 28th
A Bitter Pill to Swallow – late Nov/early Dec
(Somewhere along the way, I may also throw in a surprise. Just saying)

Books likely to come 2017:

Patterns & Parallels #4: Deep In the Heart of the Forest
Smoke and Ashes (sequel to Sparks and Flames)
Ghosts of Burning Inn #3: All Around the World
The Reaper’s Apprentices prequel
The Reaper’s Apprentices #4: The Dolls of Cocytus
Crossing Paths #2 (Untitled)
The Summer Key
The Autumn Key

This can change at any time though. There’s no release date for any of them yet. We’ll see how I feel and how things go as I continue.

Well, that’s about it for now. Ciao till then.