Moon releases on April 30th at Amazon and B&N. May 1st in the morning, it comes out at Ellorascave. I have no idea about other sites. The truth is, the files get sent out and it’s up to various sites on how fast they are loaded. I have no control over that. Other book news...Lethal’s novella has been turned in. I’m hoping for a June release but not sure. It’s a story related to Scarred and Kilt (Something Wicked This Way Comes Volume 2 anthology) and Mine to Chase. Here is the cover.
In other writing news...I’m behind. I’m finishing books but it’s going slower than I intended. Blackie from Cyborg Seduction, Cousin Brand from Mating Heat, and another Raines book is currently on my plate. I’m also working on updating and fixing the 11th New Species book. (I’ll be running a contest a few weeks after Moon is released on my blog to give everyone a chance to read it - to guess who will be featured in the next book so I won’t say the name) It was one of the previously written books but it needs a big overhaul. I do plan to write the final three Zorn Warrior books about Vhon, Coto, and Vinlotti. I have pieces of their books done but their stories connect so I have to finish all three before I can send in any of them. I’m not sure when but it’s on my ‘to write’ list.
I’ll be blunt. Life has been hectic and crazy for the past...six months. I got really ill at the end of last year. It was the cold that wouldn’t go away. That set me back big time. I ended up sleeping for about two months. I’ve never felt that horrible in my life. I imagine it was like suffering from narcolepsy. I just couldn’t stay awake for more than a few hours. I also dealt with house hunting to get my mother moved closer to me. She lives alone, was a 4 hour drive each way, and I worried about her. She was ill too when I was so we had to go houses hunting without her. We found a really terrific two story house a block away. She was able to come here and see it around Christmas. While she loved it, the stairs worried her. We ended up searching for a single story house with her, found one she loved, and bid on it.
Long story short - it’s tough to write from home, even though I have my own private office. Kids. Cats. The phone. Just...distractions aplenty. I’ll be writing along in ‘the zone’...and suddenly have to stop to address something. Scene lost when I get back to it and I struggle to find where I was. It’s frustrating. We didn’t back out of the bid on the short sale down the street - they take FOREVER to close. We bought it to be my office house. No kids, no cats, no phones, and no distractions. It’s going to make writing easier for me and I’ll be able to catch up...finally. To me...that’s worth the added cost of another house.
Right now I’ve been getting my mother settled in her new place and setting up the office house. Um, they closed within weeks of each other. It’s been...crazy! I have a few more weeks to go before the office house is functional. Who knew ordering a desk could take weeks? Um, not me. I’m distracted, have a million things on my mind, and quite frankly...I just want to get back to writing. I love that. I hate shopping for stuff, worrying about what I have to get, and what is needed. I used to leave the house about once a week. Now it’s a daily thing. It’s too time consuming for me when I just want to finish books and get them out to people who have been waiting for those stories. I totally know how frustrating that is. I read as well as write. It sucks waiting a long time for a book you really want to read. I apologize for that.
In conclusion...I’m still behind but that’s the plan to get back on track. Once the office house is functional...I can really put in some impressive word count and focus just on the books. I’ll be able to send them to my editor faster. The release dates won’t be so far apart. My hope is that by the end of September...I’ll be caught up to where I want to be. That’s finishing at least 5 books that I have big partials on for various series. This summer is dedicated to writing. That’s the plan to get back on track.
I also want to apologize for being behind on my emails. There just aren’t enough hours in the day right now. It’s seriously crazy. I spend about an hour a day right now answering them but I’m still...in the weeds. I’ve hired someone for the time being to help me with Twitter and my official author fan page on Facebook (the Laurann Dohner friend one...that’s ALL me). I couldn’t keep up with all three constantly so sometimes the one answering you on those two is an awesome person assisting me named Ditter Kellen, sometimes it’s me. She knows my books back to front and what’s going on in my life so she can answer most of your questions. She gives me a call if she can’t so she can give you an answer. LOL.
Last but not least, Ellorascave has signed a deal for audio books. Awesome news!!! 25 of my titles were picked up (not sure which ones exactly...pretty sure the New Species will be included). I don’t know when they will be made but I’ll update you when I hear something. Tiger should be added into print soon too. I’m looking for it and will notify you when I spot it.
I hope you have a fantastic day!
The office house