Hey, sorry for the delay since my last blog post. My
son was sick again and the autumn weather has been kicking my ass.
Fortunately, I’m back to writing and blogging.
Looks like Damaged and the Saint will be released mid-November, though I don't have an date set. While this will be the last official Damaged
book, I'm planning to write a novella/novel for Sawyer and Jace plus I'll
one day (hopefully during the holidays) finish the Cooper POV novelette.
The Sawyer/Jace project will be one of a standalone romances
I'll write in 2015. I have a couple others planned along with starting a few series. One
new series will be a spin-off from Little Memphis MC. I had initially
planned to make LMMC series only two books that followed the Reed brothers. When the first book was so well received, I decided I might use my idea for a third book. Then
The third book is darker than the first two. Though the characters
I had in mind are introduced in LMMC, they don’t fit the humor of the
brothers. Not that they won’t have their lighter moments. Being a smartass is
sort of my thing.
Bad Men Rising will be the first series I write in 2015 then
the spin-off of Little Memphis (series name unknown). I’m also considering a Damaged spin-off following Saint and Harlow’s new business
venture. I'll explain more about that once the book is out.
Juggling a lot of ideas, I'll need to see which ones
feel the meatiest. I've had one idea for a standalone book that’s changed many
times since it first popped into my head. Some stories remain vague for a long.
Others though hit me fast and furious, needing to be written that very minute.
Next week, I'll post a Saint cover and blurb reveal plus another
giveaway for Halloween. I also realized I have way too many paperbacks in my
house, making it impossible for a messy person like me to get organized. I’ll
need to do lots of signed paperback giveaways to help clear out my clutter. :)
What a week. I want to begin by thanking everyone who
bought, reviewed, and talked up Little Memphis. Starting a new series before
finishing Damaged was a gamble, but I’m thrilled so many readers connected with Shay and the Reed brothers.
I’m currently writing Damaged and the Saint with the goal of publishing a little after Halloween. I won’t have a set publishing date until mid-Oct.
This book is the first time I've finished a series, so I want to allow for the
time necessary to properly wrap everything up. Not only do we say goodbye to the characters in Ellsberg, but
we’ll meet the guys from the Bad Men Rising trilogy I’m writing next year.
Early next year, I'll take part in an anthology with several awesome romance authors. I can’t give too many details since it’s still on the
DL. I can say my standalone novella will be a second chance romance. I’m very excited to participate and can’t wait to share
As for 2014, I won’t get much of a vacation. As soon as
Saint is completed, I'll start Pax's book. I
had intended to make the series two books. Yet since so many readers connected to the first book, I’m considering adding a third.
I have characters in mind plus book three would allow for more time to deal with
the changing club dynamics.
Broken Memphis will be released by the end of the year. As excited as I am to spend time with the
Reed brothers again, I need to give Saint his due first. In fact, he's waiting for me right now, so I'll finish my
post with the first teaser from Damaged and the Saint. Thanks to Miranda as
always for putting together the design.
Ford spills blood as an enforcer for the Little Memphis
Shay makes an impulsive choice to start over her
life in a wild city controlled by a motorcycle club.
Meeting Shay at the MC´s bar Suede, Ford sees her as a shiny
new toy to spice up his life. Shay sees him as a sexy bastard she needs to
The city of Little
Memphis is filled with violence and dubious loyalties.
The days of the club’s supremacy are over as enemies fight for territory and
alliances fall apart. It’s a dangerous time to find love, but Ford and Shay
have never been good at playing life smart.
August is a weird month. Just saying... Little Memphis is getting a new release date. Between family health issues and the book being longer than the last few Damaged novels, I need more time to fine tune it.
I've been dying to write Little Memphis since January when I stopped in Blytheville, AR. I was driving to TX for a book signing and brought along my two assistants/sons Jack and Luca. If you remember back in Jan, a massive snowstorm hit the Midwest, so we took most of the day to get through Illinois. By the time we arrived in Blytheville, it was dark and we were cranky.
The hotel was nice and the girl at the front desk was nicer. As we began dragging our suitcases inside, a nice couple asked if we'd been to town before. When they learned we hadn't, the woman warned us to be careful since Blytheville was called Little Memphis. As you can imagine being a single woman with two boys on the road, I wasn't thrilled to find out we stopped in a scary place. The reality was we were gone by the morning, never had a single problem, everyone we met was sweet as sugar, and we chose to stop there on the way home a week later. Yet the idea of Little Memphis stuck with me.
The Little Memphisseries will focus more on the MC along with Ford and Pax's jobs as enforcers. In the novels, Little Memphis isn't a safe place to live even for those protected by the club. Yet Shay finds friends and her fantasy man in this violent world.
Soon I'll post excerpts from the book, a cover reveal, and blurb. I also have lots of fun giveaways planned for September. Until then, happy reading!