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Yesterday, Willa asked if I could tell more about my current WIP and I realized–I haven’t done a project update in a very long time!
So I thought I’d just take a little time today and update you on the projects I’m currently working on (or planning to work on soon!). And if you have any questions about the books or books-to-come, just leave me a comment.
Earlier this year, I was offered a contract by Grand Central Publishing (for the Forever romance line). The contract was for three romantic suspense novels that focused on the SSD–the Serial Services Division in the FBI. The SSD tracks and apprehends serials–serial killers, arsonists, rapists, kidnappers…
I’ve written the first two books in this series (with the tentative and quite possibly changing names of EVIL MINDS and EVIL DEEDS). I still have revision and editing work to do on those tales, but in the mean time, I am working on the third book in the series, EVIL RISING (again, only a tentative title). EVIL RISING focuses on a serial kidnapping plot, so right now, yeah, I’m in the middle of a kidnapping.
And again, this is tentative now, but I *think* we are looking at back-to-back (to back?) releases for these 3 books next year. They’re sexy books, but dark. EVIL MINDS was the darkest book I’d ever written, but I sure did enjoy writing my heroine. She is one of my favorite characters.
Now, on the paranormal front, I have signed a contract to write 3 more paranormal books for Kensington Brava. Go, paranormals! Before I tell you about the paranormals that I am planning to write, I think I’llgo over the release schedule I have for the ones already written:
June 30, 2009…release of MIDNIGHT’S MASTER (thanks, Michele!!); the third book in my Midnight trilogy. Niol gets his story.
August 25, 2009…release of BELONG TO THE NIGHT anthology (with Shelly Laurenston and Sherrill Quinn); my contribution to this anthology is a vampire tale; vampires vs. shifters! If you read WHEN HE WAS BAD, then you’ve met the hero of this story–the vampire Liam.
December 2009…re-release of HOTTER AFTER MIDNIGHT in mass market form
January 2010…..release of ETERNAL HUNTER; the first book in my new paranormal bounty hunter series. My hero is a white tiger shifter and my heroine–well, I guess you’ll have to wait and find out! I am a tease!
TBD 2010…(I’ll post a definite date in 2010 when I’m sure, promise!)…release of I’LL BE SLAYING YOU (tentative title). Vampires, baby. Vampires. This is the second book in my paranormal bounty hunter series.
Now, all of these paranormal books are written, my lovely editor has them at her office and even though I still have to do copy-edits and line-edits, I still list them in my “done” pile.
This is my “to-do” paranormal pile:
-The next paranormal book I write will be the third in my paranormal bounty hunter series. I absolutely know that I am writing this book. I’ve got the characters in my head. I’ve got the plot ready to go. Actually, this book has been screaming at me while I did my RS writing, but it won’t have to scream much longer. As soon as my RS stories are done, I’ll go back to my bounty hunters. This story will focus on a demon and a fire-starter.
-For those of you who have written to ask me what will become of Lucas (the wolf shifter from IMMORTAL DANGER), rest easy! My editor gave me the go-ahead to write his story. So his book is on the list for me! And if you’re wondering about his book, I’ll tell you this…I know his heroine will be one charming woman. Okay, yeah, bad joke, but if you’re read my stories, you know what kind of Other she’ll be.
-The third book in my contract…no details yet for you!
And then, hopefully, I’ll have more contracts and I can do more sexy paranormals and dark suspenses.
If you’ve got any questions about stories that are coming up or if there are characters you’d like to read more about, let me know! Thanks!!Tweet It