Hello, readers. Can I get you a coffee? Or perhaps a glass of scotch? Let’s sit down and chat for a few minutes.
I owe you an apology.
You see, I currently have four series out there that are unfinished. Many of you are wondering where you can find A Shift in the Earth, Revelations in Blood, In His Collar, and By the Fates, Fulfilled.
Way back when I started publishing, I had this grand plan. I was going to start three different series (werewolves, witches, and vampires) and write the books one after another after another. Witches, vampires, werewolves. Witches, vampires, werewolves. Lather, rinse, repeat until done. It made sense at the time. Why not please all types of readers? Why limit myself to one series? I can do this! At the end of two years, I’d have three series finished, a nice, solid fan base, and hopefully, more ideas!
At that time, I wrote quickly. It wasn’t unusual for me to finish a book in four or five months (and that’s factoring in editing time as well). But, not long after I published By the Fates, Fought, shit started falling apart.
First, I had this epic idea for a BDSM novel. In His Silks grabbed me like no other story. That wouldn’t have been a problem had my health not tanked. Turns out, I have ADHD and a slightly underactive thyroid. Doctors were stumped for quite some time, but gradually, with help, I was able to get the right diagnoses and start treatment. Physically, I feel better now than I ever have.
Then, some issues crept up in my personal life. Long story short (too late!), somewhere in all of this, I lost my way writing.
I’d sit down and try to write and the words wouldn’t come. I’d get out my plotting tools and the plots would fall flat, dead-end, or go places I knew they shouldn’t go. I wrote whole books that had to be scrapped and rewritten. I’m working on the third version of Revelations in Blood now, the fifth of By the Fates, Fulfilled, and you don’t want to know about In His Collar.
In the past month or so, I’ve found my way again. I’m more than halfway through By the Fates, Fulfilled, and A Shift in the Earth, A Shift in Flames, and Revelations in Blood are fully plotted out. The only book that’s still vexing me is In His Collar. But I hope to find clarity on that book soon, too.
Bottom line…I’m very sorry. I haven’t forgotten about any of you readers or any of my characters.
Here’s my DRAFT publication schedule for the next eighteen months or so. Life likes to throw curve balls at us at the worst times, so this is absolutely subject to change, but I’m going to do my best to stick to this. I realize that In His Collar isn’t on this list, and that’s because I don’t have a workable plot yet. But as soon as I do, I’ll slot it in. Oh, and the first two books in the Away From Keyboard series have been written for about six months. That’s why they’re coming out first.
Away From Keyboard: Breaking His Code
*This is a spinoff of the Holidays and Heroes series.
Away From Keyboard: Volume 2 (currently untitled)
October 31, 2017
By the Fates, Fulfilled
A Shift in the Earth
Revelations in Blood
A Shift in Flames