As for 2023…
Yup, it’s definitely a new year. As I didn’t go anywhere last night to celebrate New Year’s Eve (mainly because I am Olde™) I woke up bright and early this morning, fed the J Crew, updated all of my ads on Amazon, and entered my December income and ad numbers into my tracking spreadsheet.
(BTW, If you’re hung over and glaring at me right now for my unholy bounciness, I do apologize. Go take some Alka-Seltzer and nibble on a piece of dry toast when you feel ready for it..)
Anyhoo, the data is pretty clear—my bestselling titles are definitely paranormal romance (I consider Olympic Cove to be paranormal since it’s not classic fantasy romance and technically you could call Bythos, Aphros, and all the merfolk shifters) and the Hidden Empire series did ridiculously well in 2022 considering that it only has two books in it. This is good because it allows me to drill down into my particular paranormal romance niche (historical paranormal romance with vampires/witches/shifters) and make it work for me. It also looks like I will definitely be writing To Love a Wild Swan one way or another this year (starring Louisa’s Fae cousin Nessa, now the Swan Queen, and what happens when she’s f/o/r/c/e/d/ persuaded to enter a betrothal to an arrogant Fae prince. Yep, it’s an enemies-to-lovers story—think Anna Joy-Taylor in full Emma. mode teamed up with Sam Reid from Interview with the Vampire and you’ve got the right idea).
Because hey, who needs sleep?
Also, I really, really, REALLY need to get the last two books of the Olympic Cove series done and out there. *rubs face* I think I have to try dictating books while I walk because that might be the only way I can get everything I want to write finished in a reasonable amount of time.