House update and next release date
Something Wicked This Way Comes - Volume 2 comes out May 1st on Kindle and B&N. It will release at Ellorascave on May 2nd. I get asked a lot why that is. My new releases come out on Tuesdays at Amazon and B&N, Wednesdays at Ellorascave. It’s how they are scheduled. I have had so much fun writing these anthology shorter stories with other Ellorascave authors. There are two more volumes coming soon but I don’t have the release dates yet. This one features my story of Scarred and Kilt.
Matty has a new neighbor, and she strongly suspects the kilt-wearing hottie is a vampire—he only goes out at night, has weird visitors and the blood bank is making regular deliveries. But he doesn’t seem to hurt anyone, so “live and let live” is Matty’s motto. Until she sees a guy armed with crosses and wooden stakes breaking into the neighbor’s house. Matty charges to the rescue—and ends up in Mr. Hottie’s bed…and on his desk…and…
My life is still a bit crazy with the big move to Nevada. The painting is done and I’m including some photos here on my blog. We have new carpet and a few rooms of hardwood installed now. The majority of the repairs have been done. I only have a few things left that need done around here. I have people coming this week to paint the deck around the pool (it was chipping). I have a gate on the side yard that I think was placed so far back to allow someone to park a boat or other guy toy there. LOL. I’m having that gate moved forward to give the kids more play area connected to the backyard. It was just wasted space otherwise. It also is driving me nuts that we have double front doors. They are nice but there aren’t screens across them. I love having my front doors wide open and when the kids and cats come...BAD idea! That cats are indoor ones. I had the handyman take a look, measure, and ordered security screened doors he will install hopefully Friday. I looked at regular screens and hated them. I am used to security doors since I had them on my mobile home and that way I can lock them, leave the doors open, and not have to worry about anything going in or out of them. LOL. I drove around and found a few houses where they’d been installed. It’s an upscale neighborhood and I didn’t want to be the only house on the block with them.
I have furnished more rooms! I’m still in need of the odds and ends - a table here, a lamp there, but the majority of it is done! I also bought another shelf to my library unit. Here is the before and after pics. I will get my desk (I miss it soooo much!) hopefully this weekend when Mr. Laurann comes to visit me. The hardest part about this is being away from him and our children. They will be moving here when their school year ends and I can’t wait!!!
Here are some other pictures. The Loft...
The living room...
As you can see by the loft...I really do still need to buy stuff or wait for it to come from California. My desk is one of those items. I really miss it! Mr. Laurann is making a trip to visit me this weekend! He’s bringing my desk, treadmill, my other desktop computer I use to make book videos, and he’s not coming alone!!! I get to see kids!!! I’m SOOO EXCITED!!!
I am getting back into the groove of writing. I want to turn in four books by the end of June. Keep in mind that some of them are close to being finished. I always say I am a mood writer and work on different books instead of just one. It keeps me from experiencing writer’s block. Sky’s story from Cyborg. Cousin Brand from Mating Heat. Obsidian and Shadow’s books. I think I can do it since I don’t have to worry about the electricity being interrupted while repairs are being done or having to unplug the computer for painters. I have all day and night just to write. It helps me avoid being super lonely since they all keep me company.
In book news...Tiger hit the NY Times and USA Today best seller lists. Thank you so much!!! I can’t believe it’s real. I keep saying that because it’s the truth. I was just a woman with a dream, a love for writing, and I never even considered the books would become so popular...ever. I’m floored in the best way and I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. You guys are AWESOME!!!
I have been swamped with emails and I’m a bit behind in answering. I take a few hours a day to respond to them (I’m catching up) but I’m trying to finish the books too so I’m putting in some heavy writing hours. Here’s the questions that I seem to be getting the most of.
Q - Are female and primate Species getting books?
A - Yes. You’ll see stories about them soon!
Q - Will Vengeance, Brass, Breeze, and Flame get their own books?
A - Yes!
Q - Are there more Mating Heat and Riding the Raines books coming?
A - Yes.
Q - Are there going to be more Zorn books?
A - This summer I’m devoting time to finish writing Vhon, Cotto, and Vinlotti’s stories.
Q - Will Sky be the last Cyborg Seduction book?
A - No. I have outlines and chapters started for at least four more books. It’s an open series (New Species is too) which means that I don’t have a set number of books planned, nor do I see ending the series any time soon.
Q - I love New Species and want to buy something. Any way to do that?
A - I have been getting a lot of questions about this topic so I’ve been working on a plan to do something that will allow you to buy something Species. It’s going to take some time but I’m hoping before Christmas to have some products available. Maybe T-shirts, necklaces, key chains, mugs, ect. I have to do some more research on it, find somewhere that isn’t overpriced (it shouldn’t cost you a fortune to buy the things you want - FIRM believer in that! LOL). Hopefully soon! I do hear you and I am trying to find a solution so everyone is happy.
Q - Did you really sign a 75 book deal with Ellorascave?
A - Yes! Everyone at Ellorascave is awesome, I LOVE writing for them, and that’s how I’m able to tell you that you’ll be seeing a lot more books. They are contracted!
Okay...I think that covers most of the questions I get the most. I hope everyone has a fantastic week!!! I’ll be writing and this weekend...spending time with my family!