I’m VERY excited about True’s story. First off, it is the longest in word count in the NS series so far. There’s a lot of story in there. It’s going to answer a few questions people have had. I’m being vague, I know. I’m sorry. Here’s the blurb.
Book 11 in the New Species series. It is advisable to read the books in order to get the most enjoyment from the series.
Jeanie loves a New Species and is willing to pay for that love with pain, tears and heartbreak. She’ll do anything to keep 710 alive but she never wants him to know how she suffered for him. He’s the reason for her mission in life—freeing others like him.
True has a new life working with the NSO to rescue his people. A good life, until he encounters a dying woman—the female who betrayed him. True should feel gratified that she’s finally going to pay for her crimes, but she claims to be a victim too. He is still irresistibly drawn to the pretty little human who touched his heart and made him want her. When he clasps her hand to offer comfort, his instincts kick in and True will fight everyone to protect her.
There will be a LOT more New Species books.
In other news...there is an upcoming Cyborg Seduction book...Haunting Blackie. I have a cover but no release date yet. I’ll let you know when I get a date and links to post. Blackie was a bad guy in the series. He’s...grumpy and really into following orders from the council. I don’t have an official blurb to put up but I will say that he’s about to find out his faith in them is about to be shaken when he learns he was lied to and discovers the truth. He’s angry and it changes his entire outlook on life and what he really wants.
I’m always working on more books. I’m currently spending a lot of time on Cousin Brand’s story from Mating Heat. I know I got behind on writing the other series books. New Species are almost twice the length as my normal books so they take a lot of time to write. I’m trying to sandwich in some other series books between them. I have a plan and I really hope I can keep to it by writing a NS book....then working on a few other series books...then the next NS book. A few series books...then another NS...until I can finish writing the books I have planned for Zorn Warriors, Mating Heat, and Riding the Raines. I’ll close those series out once all the books are written. That will leave me more time to write NS books, cyborgs, and that series I’ve wanted to put out for a few years now that I work on in my free time for ‘fun’.
Here’s what I can tell you. Darkness will be the next NS book after True. I’m working on it. Gene will be the next Cyborg Seduction book after Blackie. I’ve started an outline for his book. I’ve got a big chunk of Ryder Raine’s story and hope to get it finished over the next few months. I do plan to write three more Zorn books. Vhon, Vinlotti, and Coto. I just need to write them together since they are linked so I keep trying to find a big enough hole in my schedule to fit in about three months just to concentrate on them. I haven’t found it yet. I will though. Those stories are going to be written.
I get asked a lot of questions.
What is the toughest thing about being an author?
Plans get thrown out the window all the time. My muse rules me. I’ve discovered if a story sticks in my head...if it fits into the schedule I’ve outlined or not...yeah. Forget it. That’s kind of tough. I have to write whatever story grabs hold of me and if I try to force it...it totally doesn’t work. I stare at the page...thinking about the other book that is stuck in my head. I go with the muse.
What do you love most about being an author?
I dreamed for sooooo many years of getting my stories out. I can’t say this enough but I had written 54 books before I was published. Mate Set and New Species (9 books) were a part of those original books. I’ll be blunt. I’m a high school dropout. It doesn’t bother me but when I used to write those stories and share my dream of being published...not everyone was supportive. They thought it was a pipe dream and I was wasting a lot of my nights typing away. I get to do what I LOVE now and no one can discourage me from doing it because I’m actually doing it!!!
You really have to love writing to stick with it for as long as I have, against such, well, bad odds of success. I love being able to share my story and encourage other people to follow their dreams. I get emails from people telling me how a story touched them in some way or just made them smile. That’s...amazing! Seriously...amazing. Books always meant a lot to me growing up. They were my escape when I needed one from reality. To be able to give that to other people...it brings tears to my eyes.
It’s November...Thanksgiving month...and that’s what I’m thankful for. To be able to do what I love, to get my stories out, and to know that the books can make someone smile when they really need to. I’m also eternally grateful to my friends and especially to my family. I have the best husband, seriously. He has always supported me in more ways than I can count and has always encouraged me to follow my dreams. I also have to always give a shout out to Ellorascave and everyone who works there. They are a family to me and they gave me my shot. I love writing for them and they make it a pure pleasure. I’m so grateful to have them as a home for my books.
What are we doing for Thanksgiving?
We’re staying home. MrLaurann is going to cook. We usually do Turkey and Prime Rib with all the fixings. I have a friend coming to stay at the office house so we’ll have some company this year. My mother moved close to us so she’ll be here too. I like to relax on Thanksgiving. Watch movies. Just...hang out with the people I love and enjoy their company. Good food. Eat too much. Not feel guilty about those two days of the year (Thanksgiving and Christmas) when it’s just about having fun. Oh...and eat some pumpkin pie. I love that! With whipped cream. Calories? What are those??? It’s Thanksgiving. I’m hoping that our oldest daughter, our son-in-law, and our grandson will be able to come for a visit soon so we can spend time with them.
I hope everyone has a fantastic, safe holiday.