“Winter is Coming” … sure it sounded ominous until we truly ended up with the winter that won’t end. I live in Atlantic Canada for those who don’t know, and I still have 5 foot ice/snow drifts in my front yard (not exaggerating) while there are a few spots where there is grass showing through. But I know those drifts are going to take their time melting.
I also spent a good six weeks of this winter sick with first a nasty head cold and then a sinus infection. Both put so much pressure on my sinuses and gave me such bad aching behind my eyes that I couldn’t fathom having to sit in front of a computer and write. So that has left me woefully behind where I wanted to be with some projects.
But there is good news! Inclined to Scandal my first historical (being published by Totally Bound Publishing) is being released early. It will go on pre-order on May 29th, with a release date six weeks later… July 10th! (It was originally scheduled for release later this fall).
I am very for all my books to come out, but this is especially true for this one. When I started reading romance, it was historical romance that attracted me, so to be publishing one of my own… gleeful. Also I really love these characters. Our hero – the Earl of Rathbridge and Lady Georgiana, our heroine, both have overcome some daunting histories and its affected who they are. It’s made Rath a little rough, jaded and something of a loner (because he feels he’s disappointed those who cared about him.) Georgiana’s past tribulations have made her ‘an original or a misfit in the eyes of society. She is independent, and more than a little willing to throw caution to the wind on a whim. Almost as if consequences don’t apply to her.
They won’t reach their happily ever after easily – in fact Rath and Georgie will fight it every step of the way, for their own reasons.
Before the snow melts here at home, I hope to have finished my first paranormal romance – it’s a blending of ‘angel-lore with vampire-lore’ with a little magic thrown in. I am working on the second draft (okay – I’ve been working on this book most of my life so it’s probably closer to the 20th draft) and am nearly ready to submit to publishers. Fingers crossed that I will have some news on where/when to find it later this year.
And finally, I started the last novella in the Men of Steele series. Patrick and Samantha’s story – Playing For Keeps. The first chapter is done and I hope to have the rest completed by the end of May so it can be released in July – not long after Inclined to Scandal. This doesn’t mean I am done with St. Augustin or our Men of Steele … I am just going to take a little break from them so I can start the Whiskey Creek Series.