I flew to Florida to see KeleMoon. She’s my critique partner and best friend. We’ve known each other for two years but had never had the chance to meet in person. It was fantastic, we talked books, plots, and it recharged our author batteries. I had a blast with her and her wonderful family. I can't thank them enough.
You guys are awesome. I came back to a list of questions in the comment section and in emails so...here goes. LOL! I can’t answer every single one of them without giving away some of the plots. You don’t want me to ruin the books for you. I can tell you a few things that aren’t spoilers about New Species. If you’ve followed my blog or me on facebook then you already know that I had written a lot of the books from that series before I was published. I had nine finished books and a ton of partial stories done when I stopped writing them in 2004 when I had a pretty rough pregnancy and took a few years off writing due to health issues. Pretty much - almost every Species mentioned in the books have at least a few chapters to mostly done books in those partials. (The quick version for those of you who didn’t know that). I have answers because of those partials.
Leo has a book and she’s human. He is kind of similar to Valiant because he’s a Wild Zone resident. A lot of the Wild Zone residents are feline. Brass has a huge partial. I was about 90 percent done with his book when I had stopped writing the series. She’s human and in need of being rescued.
Flame and Amanda have a partial. Jericho has a partial. She’s human. Kit even has a few chapters written. Yes, I know she isn’t everyone’s favorite but trust me when I say she’s kind of...bitchy...for a reason. I know that won’t be good news for some people who hate her but if you’ve read the Cyborg series...Zorus was the most loathed cyborg...ever! LOL. His book is a favorite of some people who used to write me asking me to kill him in various horrible, painful ways. I can’t stress enough how much he was HATED. I hope when Kit’s book comes out...you give it a chance.
Darkness has a book. She’s human too. Breeze is going to hook up with a human - yes - the one she mentioned being attracted to. It’s NOT Tim O’berto. LOL! Ven’s (Vengeance) story is in the near future and...she’s human. Smiley gets a book. Jaded. Harley. The list is LONG on who gets books. And yes, you will see a book for 927 (from Valiant’s book). There are also some books with Species you haven’t met yet...who are still being kept in captivity.
Moon - I’m finishing his book soon and he’s up next in the series. Who is his mystery lady? She’s human and someone from his past who he met right after being freed from Mercile. No, she didn’t work there. That’s all I can give you for right now.
I am working on more books from other series. Zorn...I’m hoping to get the last three books in that series out next year at some point. Coto, Vinlotti, and Vhon get stories. I need to close out a few series and Zorn will be the first. I’ll finish writing the rest of the Raine brothers - including Trip and Adam. Mating Heat...I plan to finish Cousin Brand’s story, the rest of the Harris brothers who don’t have books yet, and I want to write a book for Alpha Elroy. That man needs a good mate. I’m leaving Cyborg Seduction open. I have no set amount of books planned for it. New Species...they are going to be around for quite some time.
Why end any of my series? I’m currently juggling five of them and to be honest - there aren’t enough hours in the day to keep up with them. I'm workahlic if that tells you anything. LOL. I LOVE my job!!! That’s why some of them are suffering by not having stories out in a more timely fashion. I’m more than aware of their neglect and I apologize. My goal? Write the books I had planned for Zorn, Raines, and Mating Heat and close them out. That means that Species and Cyborgs will get more of my attention.
I have most of Cousin Brand’s book done - the holdup is that I’m also writing a few of the Harris brother books that are linked. I’m almost to the point where all the connections are done. To be blunt...it’s easier to wait until I have those parts written for the other books because once it’s released...the facts are set in stone. It’s just more convenient for me to be able to adjust them at the same time so they fit smoothly together. The same goes with a few of the Riding the Raines books. I’m also close to finishing Blackie and Sky’s stories from Cyborg Seduction.
And last but not least...will there ever be a female New Species baby? I debated on answering this. LOL. Yes. There is hope! That's all I'm saying on that matter for now.
Have a fantastic week and thank you so much.