Summer has given pretty much her last gasp in my neighborhood. The weather has turned cooler, it’s getting dark earlier and the leaves are already starting to turn. School started last week although it was a typical first week so they’re not actually on a real schedule until this week. My oldest will be doing fifth grade orchestra, the middle kiddo seems to be settling into first grade nicely (knock wood) and the wee monster is in preschool a few hours a day. Suddenly I went from a chaotic, insanely noisy house to actual silence for two hours a day. Two hours. Like many moms, I haven’t had time to myself in over a decade. I’m not quite sure how to handle it, LOL.
It’s bliss but at the same time, it ends up getting filled with all the tasks better done without children around like grocery shopping and going to the post office. I’m hoping that in a few weeks I’ll be used to the new schedule too and I can zealously guard those two free hours for writing at least three days a week. Tough talk I know, LOL.
Anyway, let’s see, otherwise life continues apace. I’m done with Laid Bare, a contemporary erotic romance for Berkley Heat, and I’ll be sending it to my editor today or tomorrow. I’m now busily working on Sweet Charity, a contemporary follow up to last year’s To Do List – this one features Raphael’s brother Gabriel and releases from Samhain in December.
I finished a partial for something I’ve wanted to write for two years. I can’t wait to hear what Laura Bradford thinks about it!
I’m planning promo and contests for Undercover, which holy moley, releases in 85 days! Wow, okay so December 2 is way closer than I thought. Anyway, keep an eye out for contests to win ARCS (right now until noon pacific I’m running a contest at my blog to win an electronic ARC). I’m excited and right now I’m so busy I don’t have much time to be nervous but that’ll come, LOL.
I’m promising myself to finish all holiday shopping by mid-November. When I do this, my life is way easier at the end of the year! And with so much stuff going on in December through May, it’s a good thing if I work ahead. Gah!
Release wise: If you live in Britain, my and Megan’s Taking Care of Business releases in the UK in October. Yes, in a month OMG. Stateside, it comes out March 31.
Holiday Seduction – a print anthology with my To Do List and Jaci Burton’s Unwrapped, comes out November 25. The cover is pretty scorching!
Undercover – futuristic erotic romance, menage with BDSM elements releases from Berkley Heat December 2
Sweet Charity – contemporary red hot romance comes out in digital from Samhain in December at some point, I don’t know the date yet.
January and February – Cascadia Wolves: Wolf Unbound and Standoff come out in trade print
March – Taking Care of Business from Black Lace – contemporary erotic romance co-written with Megan Hart
April – Always – a contemporary romance will come out in digital from Samhain
May – Relentless – futuristic erotic romance set in the same world as Undercover but not a sequel, comes out from Berkley Heat and the second Vegas anthology releases from Spice as well.
Anyway, that’s just a glimpse into my next whatever many months. You can check out covers and excerpts as well as other release dates and all that jazz at my website.
Have a great Monday!!!