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I have two books scheduled to come out early this year. The first is a sequel to A Ring and A Promise, titled A Ring and A Vow. It will first release in the Semper Fidelis anthology this month, then late spring it will come out as a single. Here are the covers and the blurb:
Every promise must someday be fulfilled, and the best way Owen knows how to reward Cary’s faith is with a vow.
It’s been nearly five years since
Owen went down on one knee with his Academy ring and promised Cary he’d
someday do it for real. With Cary being a Naval aviator and Owen a
Marine officer serving in Iraq, they’re rarely on the same continent,
let alone together.
About time for them to fill out
paperwork to re-up, Owen realizes that if they were married, they’d have
a much better chance of being stationed nearby. But time is not on
their side so he’s forced to compromise on his proposal in order to make
Cary has been waiting for Owen for
years—there was no chance he’d ever say anything but yes. Owen is coming
home at last, and wants to make a home with him. However, between the
chronic nightmares he’s been fighting and the ever more complicated
wedding plans, the next month could be anything but a dream.
I also expanded my very first story from years ago, Remarkable Restraint,
from a short story to a novel and I'm re-releasing it next month as the
first book in a new series called Grad School Guys.
When Justin gets fed up with his best friend
Chaz avoiding him, he decides it’s well worth sacrificing his favorite T-shirt
to try to save their relationship.
Chaz is finding it
impossible to hide his attraction for his straight roommate, so he tries avoiding
Justin until he leaves for the summer. He just has to get through a few more
days, then he’ll be home free—at least until Justin comes back in a couple of
months. Still, he firmly believes that space between them is the best answer
But Justin is
not a man to be ignored. He’s known Chaz for almost a decade, and can tell when
something is weighing on his mind. And being shut out is not acceptable,
especially just when he’s finally ready to commit to more than friendship. When
closer than usual proximity just before his trip to Central America turns up
the heat between them, he takes matters into his own hands by restraining
Chaz’s hands—and feet—until he gets some answers.
The results are
explosive and more than either could have dreamt, but the abrupt shift in their
relationship is almost impossible to reconcile in the short time they have left
together. It will take remarkable restraint from both to find a way to weather
the separation, to stay friends…and to grow into something more.
I've already worked out my writing schedule for the year. It took some time consulting with TA Chase, my frequent co-author, and looking at my Ideas list while figuring out how many words I can comfortably commit to writing each week. Here are the books that I plan to get written:
Two MF books in a new series (tentatively called Women of the World) set in the Int'l Men of Sports world, which we'll write under our het pen names, Stacey Lynn Rhodes and Tiffany Aaron. We've created some great female characters while writing that series, so we decided to give a few of them their own stories. The first two books will be Caroline (from Blindsided) and Chelsea (from Burning Up the Ice).
TA and I have also planned out a brand new MM fantasy series and want to get the first two novels done this year.
I showed you Remarkable Restraint in the Grad School Guys series above. So I'll be writing at least the next three books in the ongoing series.
And of course, we'll be doing another Unconventional anthology this year before GRL. This year we'll be writing a paranormal anth with all the original writers back once again (and yes, that includes Carol Lynne!).
That may sound like a lot, but since many of them are co-written, I have a little more free time. Some other books on my short list (I may or may not get to all of these!):
A book about a cancer survivor who meets a man supporting his sister through the same disease.
Any thoughts on the list? Any you'd hoped to see that aren't on it, or one you want first? I'd love to hear some feedback to motivate me, and who knows? Your comment might push your choice to the top of the list! xoxo