Surfacing for a bit
Heya. I’ve been meaning to keep this blog a bit more active in order to keep y’all entertained, but a combination of bugs and a wonky knee have kept me dragging for, oh, the last two months or so. Mrrgh. I’m hesitant to say I’m finally feeling better because every time I did that I got sick again (this last go-round was a charming lower GI tract bug that…well, let’s just say that Pepto-Bismol and two-ply toilet paper are my friends and leave it at that), but I’m hoping that things will start to improve from here on in because ye gods, I have books to write!
And let me take a moment here to thank my other half Ramón for being, well, pretty damn perfect while I was feeling like reheated death. If he wasn’t asking me how I was feeling or what he could get for me, he was doing the dishes, cleaning the cat boxes, procuring Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate and Raspberry squares, and generally making my sick and groggy life a lot easier. When I admitted that I was depressed from feeling so crappy for so long, he went out and bought me a FitBit ChargeHR to replace the Surge that got stolen a couple of weeks ago, just because he thought a present would cheer me up. Reader, I married him.
In other news, my editor at Evernight just got Deep Water so I should have edits in a week or so. If I can get them turned around smartish we may be looking at a late July publication date. I don’t have a cover yet, but I know Jay Aheer’s work is superb and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with for the book. And for the Olympic Cove fans out there, I’m already doing the prep work for Book Four, Cross Current, and will start work on that in September for a late October/early November release. My beta readers said that Deep Water is the best book of the series so far, but I think Cross Current is going to top it because things start getting really complex. Not only will the central relationship be M/M/M/F/F, but we’re going to start seeing other pantheons interacting with Ian, Poseidon and the Olympic Cove gang (including a hot Orisha who had a fling with Amphitrite), and I’ll be dipping into the long game that Thetis is playing and the individuals that are supporting her. This is gonna be fun!
If that’s not enough to whet your whistle, the Bad Alpha anthologies should also be out fairly soon from Evernight. My short story “Bully Boys” will be in the Manlove edition, and if you like tales of dark Victorian back alleys prowled by hot shifters you’re going to get a kick out of this one (and I probably need to give Peter Jackson a nod of thanks for the inspiration. Read it and you’ll understand).