Valiant is out! Whoo Hooo! I'm happy to say that I've gotten some wonderful feedback already. I apologize that I wasn't able to post this earlier. It was one of those days where I literally got a few hours of sleep, jumped out of bed, and rushed out the door! I just got home a short while ago, answered some emails while I ate something, and now I'm updating the blog. LOL!
I'm amazed and touched at the outpouring of emails I've received over the New Species. I was really worried about releasing them. I wrote them a long time ago, my writing style was VERY different, and while I've gone line by line to update and correct my old bad writing habits...I wasn't sure if I could clean them up enough to make them shine. I added in cell phones, tried to weed out the references that dated the books, and had a few good laughs over words I used to use. Rad was one of them. LOL. Remember that one? It was rad, man! LOL!!! It isn't easy to tackle long books to edit line by line but reading my old books was like going home to visit family after a long absence. I remembered why I was so obsessed with them for the years I wrote them, and now I'm back in their world. When I finish updating the original nine, finish the three other books that were nearly completed, I do plan to write brand new books in the series.
I'm currently over half way done with going over the 4th book - Justice. I get asked a lot for a list of the first nine books. Some of the names have been changed already and I'm not sure if the others will have to get a name change. I can tell you that Justice is #4. Tiger is #7. Brass has a story but his was only mostly done when I had some health issues and had to take a year off writing. That's when I stopped writing this series. I will finish that story for Brass. I have partials that I started on some of the characters you've met. Harley, as an example. I wrote the first three chapters of his book. I saved all my old computers and I was able to find and salvage all those partial stories from them. Yippee!
In other news...Taunting Krell should get a release date and a book cover really soon! That's the 7th Cyborg book. I plan to write more books in the Cyborg, Zorn, Mating Heat, and Riding the Raines series. I am not sure which book I'll finish next. I'm a mood writer, I get obsessed with a character, and that's who gets finished first. LOL!
I'm all geared up for Romanticon. If you're going...AWESOME! I'll have Romance Trading Cards on me to pass out wherever I go so please come say 'Hi' to get yours. I'm also bringing promo items for the area Ellorascave has for that. Plus...I'll bring even more stuff for the book signing. Let's just say I'm bringing a third suitcase since I need it to take all that stuff with me. If you're not going...I'm sorry. When I get back from Romanticon I'll probably run some contests and send out some promo items to winners. Yippee! Here's the link to Romanticon
I ALWAYS get asked this. All my books release at Ellorascave first, then are sent to other book stores 1-3 weeks later when they load on sites like B&N, Amazon, ARE, and others. I never know exactly when they are loaded to each site. I check daily and then post the links on Facebook.
Have a fantastic week!!!