I really like this award, it comes from the readers and the fans. And I thank those who nominated me.
so this year I'm in the following
All Time MM Author
All Time MM Romance: Beyond Complicated
Best Book of the Year: Six Ways from Sunday & Sidelined
Story that should/must have a sequel: Under a Crescent Moon
Best Sex Scene: Under a Crescent Moon
Best Virgin Sex Scene: Six Ways from Sunday
Best Athletes: Six Ways from Sunday & Sidelined
Best Military: Six Ways from Sunday
Enemies to Lovers: Sidelined
Friends to Lovers: Six Ways from Sunday
Hurt Comfort: Six Ways from Sunday
Tear Jerker: Six Ways from Sunday
Okay wow, thank you so much for the nominations. :-) I'm tickled pink (no that is not sarcasm I'm really happy see smiling and squeeing you like me you like me slap my ass and call me Sally happy)
So if you've a mind too, please vote for any of the above or well if you have other favorites on the list I will understand. I actually had to think about a couple over myself.
MM group Readers Choice awards link
I should finish this effin book tonight. Even if I have to write all night long to finish it. And we're just talking the first draft here. Right now this book is sitting at eighty five thousand words and I'm just starting the final chapter. I didn't mean for this book to be this long. I'm terrified that nothing has happened and that it's a hot mess. Sooo right now I'm going to do my best to get this out as fast as possible and will not rule out a December 20th release but it might be a couple days past. Please bear with me and my editor while we get this thing ready to go. Working hard. I am. I swear. Just way too much freaking story.
Oh and there's a spoiler on this page. Can you spot it?
Oh and there's a spoiler on this page. Can you spot it?
Over the course of the last year one question has come up repeatedly. Will there be a sequel to_____? The usual culprits are Behind Iron Lace and Beyond Complicated with a few requests for more of Let It Go and now Under a Crescent Moon.
So, let's talk about this a bit. First Behind Iron Lace: I wrote this book in early 2011. And went through hell with it after that. The mess at Silver is still very much in my mind. And this book is linked with them forever and always. Two years ago I had the idea to write a short story from Bailey's POV ending at Christmas with a check in with Darcy and Caleb. I've discussed this take with a couple of people and decided that even if I could jump back into that world it wouldn't work. Two years is a long time and a million miles away from where I was then. So no, that story is a stand alone.
Beyond Complicated: Simple answer. NO! Okay to be candid, writing that book nearly killed me. Writing a nervous breakdown as it happens, and yes that's exactly how you should read that book, as if you are in the middle of Liam's nervous breakdown. I tapped into something painful in my life to write that book. I can't duplicate that even if I wanted to. The suggestion has been made that I revisit maybe ten years down the line to show them settled in life...well, where's the story in that. They are settled in life. What are they doing ten years down the road? Who knows. Hopefully they are happy and after everything I put them through I really don't want to write a second book just to break them up. And admit it, if I did that would you like it?
Let it Go: The epilogue finished that book. Creed went back to school. Eli made a success of his father's ranch with Creed's help. Not much else there but sexing in the barn.
Under a Crescent Moon: Aha, of all of my stand alones this one actually has the potential for a sequel. There are several characters in Moon who could have their own story. But I'm going to say that right now with the negative reception to the book and my full schedule that I have no current plans to add a sequel to this book.
And the grand daddy question of all grand daddy questions.
What happened to the Cold Series?
I will not publish book two. I have my reasons. I can't go into certain personal issues. But let's just say that Cold Shadow (of doubt) is not a HEA story. It's not Drew's sweet little romance while he visits Nathan and Quinn. It's about his obsession with Nathan and he comes between them. This is not a book that needs to be published. I apologize for leading you on. But I will not revisit this series. In from the Cold is best left with the HFN ending it currently has.
The negative backlash that Sidelined received convinced me that sequel writing is not really something I should focus on. I have a third book in that series that will most likely be draw the same criticisms but I'm putting it out anyway. I need to tie up that series at the very least.
I've learned in the past few months not to discuss future books in case the story falls through. I will have new books next year. No sequels planned at this point. No, really, I prefer the stand alone single title style. Lesson learned the hard way on that.
And one last question: Will I be writing another MF romance any time soon? Well, I sit down to write MF but no female characters want to tell me their story. Maybe one day I'll revisit my roots. Just not right now.
Offside Chance is coming to an end. Thank all the deities that ever existed or didn't exist, in all universes everywhere. I will dance a jig and call down the moon or something. I don't even know what I'm saying anymore. So update for Wednesday late maybe Thursday early, I'm unsure as to the day, month and quite possibly the year at this point. Sooo....this book turned into a monster. It's going to end up around ninety thousand words. If you're counting or a size queen that's nearly double the length of Sidelined. Right now I'm in the winding it up stage at seventy-nine thousand. Three more chapters and an epilogue will see this done. All three books tied up in a nice little bow. Whew. So glad that's over because I was seriously starting to hate these six men.
And book four will come out in May...possibly...I reserve the right to change that date. The Backup Plan...or something like that. You'll meet Damien and Raphael (better known as Angel) then. :-) So if you haven't read either of the first two books in the Southern Scrimmage series you might want to get on that. Because I am working my ass off to get this out in fifteen days.
Offside Chance--December 20th. Keep your fingers crossed and toes too.