Looking Ahead to 2020

Last week, I flipped through my 2019 calendar to see what I’d published. I mentioned that I’m proud of what I accomplished, even though it wasn’t quite as much as I’d hoped for. I seem to always do this–expect more of myself than I’m actually capable of.

And that’s fine. I like dreaming big.

So let’s look at what 2020 may or may not have in store….

More Rock Creek Clan books!

Ruthless Knight, the fifth book in the Fierce Mates: Rock Creek Clan series, is already up for preorder, and it’ll come out in February,  woot! I’ve been looking forward to Nolan’s story since I began writing this series. It’s a blast so far. 🙂 Click here to pre-order your copy!

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Alphas & Alchemy: Fierce Mates!

This is a nine-book series planned with Keira Blackwood. They aren’t reverse harem books like our Spellbound Shifters series; instead, each book features a single hero and heroine and they take place in the fictional town of Forbidden, Kentucky. Expect hilarity, weird-ass bad guys, and sexy shenanigans. They’ll be released first on Apple Books, B&N, and Kobo before coming off those sites and going onto Amazon and Kindle Unlimited. Grab Book 1, Claimed in Forbidden, by clicking here. It’s coming out in January!

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An Unnamed Series!

I can’t say anything about this one yet, but it’ll be a coauthored series with someone new, and we’ve been excitedly exchanging emails about it for months now! Cannot wait for this one.

Another Unnamed Series!

I have alllll the ideas, it seems, and there’s another something new cooking away in my brain! I’m really excited about it, and I’ve already pestered Keira about making more covers for me!

More Dark Pines Pride books!

I have a killer outline for the fifth Fierce Mates: Dark Pines Pride book, and I’m itching to write it.

ONE Anthology!

I’m trying to back off on the anthologies in 2020 after doing…three? four? in 2019. I absolutely love collaborating with other authors, but it’s a lot of work and I need to take a breath or ten. This year, I’ll be taking part in a shifter anthology in the spring, and that’s all the anthology fun I have planned.

You can pre-order Bound to Change on Amazon by clicking here.

I’m so ready…

I’m ready for 2020 because I think it’ll be a fabulous year, full of fabulous books to read and write. Thanks so much for being a part of my author life and joining me!

2019 in Review

So, what book babies did I push out this year? Let’s take a look! (Seriously, as I type this, I have no freakin’ clue, so this is as much for me as it is for anyone reading, haha.)

A peek through my 2019 calendar reveals these beauties!

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Ruthless Misfit

Oracle Defiant (with Keira Blackwood)

Oracle Adored (with Keira Blackwood)

Ruthless Outlaw

Dragon Ever After (with Keira Blackwood)

Ruthless Fighter

Hope Reclaimed (with Keira Blackwood) (And my first audiobook! Click here for the audiobook links!)

Orphan Entangled (with Keira Blackwood)

Spellcaster Hidden (with Keira Blackwood)

Savage Penance

Ruthless Rogue

It’s not quite as much as I’d set out to do when 2019 began, but I’m still proud of these books. I fell in love with the characters and their stories, and I’m so lucky to have had this year to write them.

Besides, one thing I learned about myself this year is that I will always plan way more than I’m capable of. The trick is learning not to beat myself up when I don’t achieve the loftier-than-lofty goals I concocted.

More important than any writing goals are the readers. Thank you so much for being a part of this year in publishing. ❤

Join Me in the 2020 Alpha Obsession Book Club!

The Alpha Obsession Book Club is up to its old hijinks, finding twelve authors to give away twelve books in one year! The theme for 2020 is shifter romance, and I’m so excited!

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Joining Alpha Obsession is absolutely FREE. Visit the site by clicking here, and you’ll be able to sign up and see who the new authors are for 2020! It should be a blast!

In the meantime, for the 2019 reverse harem series that Alpha Obsession ran, Oracle Defiant is free this month to the 2019 group! If you’re in the 2019 club, you should’ve already gotten your download link, but here it is again in case you missed it! ❤

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A Time for Gratitude

Things I am grateful for:

  • super soft pants and socks and blankets
  • friends–readers, writers, and the few who have nothing to do with publishing
  • supportive family
  • rockstar kiddos
  • surviving 2019, which seemed determined to kick my ass
  • getting on the USA Today bestseller list with the Fated Mates anthology
  • a home, safety, love

happy thanksgiving

Ruthless Rogue – Available Now!

Ruthless Rogue is out today! This one features a book seller heroine. She was a blast to write, because I once worked in a book store much like the one she owns.

Here’s an excerpt that shows her at an estate sale, looking into buying some used books for her store.

“Ah,” Koffman said. “Well, I suppose you want to see the books?”

“Very much,” Faith said with a smile.

She followed Koffman down the hall. It was filled with furniture—plush chairs, dining chairs, a large dining room table that spanned a good six feet. There were tea carts and ornate shelves, two china cabinets, plus divans and sofas and even some bed headboards. Eleazer Manford had been a rich old man, and it showed.

“We thought it would be best to bring the furniture all to the first floor,” Koffman said in explanation. “That way people don’t have to hunt through the house.”

“How many stories are there?” Faith asked.

“Three, with a generous basement. That’s where Mr. Manford kept his books.”

“In the…basement?” Faith asked. Her expectation of a gleaming library might need a slight adjustment. “I hope it was controlled for temperature and humidity?”

Koffman gave a loud, braying laugh. When Faith didn’t join in the merriment, Koffman turned to face her. “You were serious?”

“I thought…I thought I was coming to look at…at the books of a rich misanthrope who cared for nothing but his ancient tomes.” It sounded like a romantic and silly notion with Koffman blinking at her in surprise.

“No, I’m sorry,” Koffman said. “You have the misanthrope part correct, but this is the library of his wife, who predeceased him by some forty years. He moved her books to the basement.”

Faith’s shoulders fell. She’d gotten up early for this. She’d been looking forward to this opportunity for months. And now she’d be sorting through boxes of books with moldy pages and crumbling bindings, likely full of booklice. If there was anything good in the mix, Faith would likely have to either invest time in restoring it herself, or, more likely, pay for the books to be restored by an expert.

“Well, this way,” Koffman said, continuing along.

Faith thought of returning to her car, driving home, and hiding in her bed with her copy of Renegade Player, but that wasn’t professional. She at least had to give this collection a chance.

She followed Koffman down a set of concrete stairs. To Koffman’s credit, she’d set up several bright floor lamps; the single bulb from the ceiling wouldn’t have been enough to see anything down here.

Faith shivered in the chill, but immediately walked to one of the large folding tables which had been set up. Cardboard file boxes sat atop them, some of the corners splitting, some stained with damp.

This was a crime—this was an outrage. No book deserved to be treated this way. Even Moby Dick, which was one of the worst books Faith had read, did not deserve to be stored like this. Faith was tempted to dig up old Eleazer and bring him back to life, just so she could slap him around a bit.

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You can get your copy of Ruthless Rogue from your favorite retailer! Click here, or tap the image above. ❤