Thank You for 2019!

I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting this month (and a lot of eating. A lot of eating), and even though there were some pretty crappy moments in 2019 (the stress of the government shutdown, my husband’s stay in the hospital, and the armpit of burnout and depression in spring), there have been some absolutely glorious moments to balance out the less-than-stellar periods.

This was a year of fantastic friends, fantastic books, and many fantastic hours spent toiling away at the keyboard, creating the kinds of stories I’d want to read–and then getting to share them with YOU. I’m so, so grateful.

So, thank you so much for 2019!

Tomorrow we will greet friends and family with the words, “Happy New Year!” It’s going to be awesome.

‘Twas the Night of the Full Moon

This is going out in my newsletter tomorrow, but I just couldn’t wait to share it!

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’Twas the night of the full moon and all through the clan

a creature was roaming—was he bear, was he man?

Gruff and commanding and misunderstood,

the shifter stepped out of the dark, piney wood.

 

Alone in her cottage, a sweet spinster sat,

reading a romance novel, safe with her cat.

When lo and behold, a knock on the door

announced a huge hottie she’d not met before.

 

“Let me in,” he said, “’cause our love’s meant to be.

You’re mine and I’m yours, so don’t argue with me.”

His muscles were rippling, he had abs for days.

She wanted to touch him in intimate ways.

 

But he was a stranger, and bossy, at that.

She stood, hands on hips, and unseated her cat.

“What’s that?” she sputtered. “We haven’t gone on a date!

You can’t barge in here and declare me your mate!”

 

“I can and I will, because our love is true.

Ask anything of me, I’ll prove it to you.”

She looked in his eyes and read truth in his face.

The love she saw there made her lonely heart race.

 

Their hearts were as one, they fit perfectly,

and deep down she knew their love was meant to be.

He kissed her and pleased her up against the wall,

and she sighed, “Insta-love ain’t so bad after all.”

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!