What I’m Working On Now – Spring 2016
Well… Prince from her Past just released! YAY! Sales have gone really well, so yay! So what am I working on now…
The project I’m hoping to finish this weekend is The Lifeguard, the INSERTDESCRIPTORHERE, and Frozen Custard – the second lifeguard book (though I’m not sure what that center word is going to be – heiress maybe?) It will release June 29 as part of a boxed set (and on its own a few weeks later).
As soon as I finish that, I’m working on another novella that will be part of a boxed set, but the details on that are still kind of under wraps. It’s probably going to be set in the bakery from Protecting the Prince. I’m excited about that! Keep an eye on the newsletter for more details when they’re available!
As for the next series… well, um… I started Jonathan’s story. I’m so excited about it! But I had to put it on the back burner to get LIFEGUARD done because there’s deadlines for it and other people relying on me. Something in LIFEGUARD though… well, it’s a perfect lead in to Jonathan’s story. It’s unlikely that you’ll HAVE to read LIFEGUARD to read Jonathan’s story, but it wouldn’t hurt. You’ll see when I get there (and the boxed set will only be .99 for books by about a dozen authors so… a great deal!) :D. (I might have kind of designed the cover for Jonathan’s story today. Oh my! I LOVE IT! It doesn’t have a title, or a completed manuscript but it has a cover!)
So if Jonathan’s story comes AFTER the LIFEGUARD story that releases at the end of June, does that mean there’s NOTHING ELSE coming in the meantime?!?!?! Nope!
Christopher Bayfield – twin brother of Alexander, Duke of Testudines – was supposed to have book 2 in this series, but instead, he’ll get book 1. It will pick up with Christopher, Julia, and Alex on the plane back from Ravenzario to Serenity Landing after Winning the Queen’s Heart. It will hopefully release in May or early June, followed by LIFEGUARD, and Jonathan’s story.
Book 3 in this series (which doesn’t have a series title yet :p) is still pretty nebulous so I can’t tell you much about it yet.
I’ll be honest. I’m torn. I LOVE writing the royalty books and there aren’t a lot of them out there in the Christian market. I have ideas for a ton more (though moving away from the Commonwealth of Belles Montagnes and to some new countries set in the Western Hemisphere – though we’ll still see faces we know and love). I had planned to release Grace to Save late this summer. It opens on 9/11 and with the 15th anniversary and all… All of the books in that series open on 9/11 before moving to more modern day.
Grace to Save is the story of Travis Harders (drama teacher at Serenity Landing High School) and his daughter, Cassie, who’s popped up a few times.
I’m debating writing that series, and interspersing them with royal novellas (I have some AWESOME ideas for those! At least I think they are 😉 – I even made a cover for one of them today!) that will likely be free to newsletter subscribers for a time anyway.
The other option is likely release Grace to Save (as it’s been written for a long time but needs a good polish), write full length royal novels set in these new countries, and possibly alternate series (Grace to Save, royal novel, Grace to Redeem, royal novel, Grace to…, royal novel) and work the novellas in there somewhere. Or save the other Grace stories for “later” sometime depending on some combination of what I’m inspired to work on and what readers want.
If that all seems overwhelming or confusing… welcome to my brain ;). If it crosses your mind, i wouldn’t turn down prayers for guidance and clarity.
Thanks, all! 😀
ETA 3/21/16: YAY! Thanks for your prayers! I appreciate them!!! I had another opportunity come my way, but after a lot of prayer and discussion, I decided to pass on it, but out of those discussions came a full-fledged novel – not completely plotted in my head, but a chunk. And I already wrote the prologue and part of the first chapter. Oh my heart! I love them! I can’t wait!
Book 1: Christopher Bayfield and Julia (by late June at the latest…I hope)
Novella: Lifeguards 2 (Adam and Gwendolyn; June 29 as part of a set, likely mid-July as a single)
Novella: Mallard Township bakery…not sure when yet
Book 2: Jonathan Langley-Cranston (late July/August)
Book 3: Prince William (YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!; hopefully August/September)
Tuesdays of Grace book 1: Grace to Save (late August/September)
Then… NEW SERIES!!!!!! Set in San Majoria and possibly those royal novellas in there somewhere… 😉
I love your books. I’m excited about Christopher, but especially Johnathan. I will pray the Lord will guide you and use your books to bring more to the kingdom.❤
Thank you! I appreciate it!!! (And see the post for an update :))
Wow. I cannot wait. Yes the royal is my fav
Thanks Teresa! Look for edits to the post momentarily ;).
The royal series is amazing! Thank you so much for your work!
Thanks, Tanya!!! Look for edits to the post momentarily!
I have enjoyed your novels so far. Hand Me Down Princess is my favorite, is their a chance you will go back to Jessabelle and Malachi for another novel?
Hi, Chris! Probably not back to Jessabelle and Malachi – but they’ll certainly be around! I’ve figured out how to work Prince William into the next series, so they’ll be popping in :D. YAY! I do love them, though! Shhhh ;). Don’t tell my other characters I think they might be my favorites ;).
When does Prince from her Past come to paperback version?
Hi Gail! I think the interior formatting is done – I think I’m getting one of my kids trained to do it ;). I need to get the cover done today or tomorrow and then… well, then it’s in Amazon’s hands… (Well, CreateSpace…) I’ll let you know when it is!
Is it any closer to paperback now?
I had some issues with it and then have been almost completely offline for the last couple weeks. Look for an email from me momentarily :). It’s been approved though. The next novella SHOULD be out in paperback at the same time and that’s my goal… to figure out how to get them both out at the same time… :p
Poor Jonathan. I feel so bad for him. I know that it will be a fantastic story, and I am anxiously awaiting it. And yes, please keep up with the Royal stories. I love reading them. But I think I might pack up and move to Serenity Landing. I’m already married but I’ll take a best friend and a comfortable lifestyle… 😉
Nice!!!! 😀 Check out the post for updates momentarily! I live in the real Serenity Landing. If only we had an Andy’s… 😉
All the ideas sound AMAZING! I really enjoy your Royalty stories!
Looking forward to reading them when they come out.
Hi, Lientjie! Check out edits to the post momentarily! Thanks so much!
So love your books!!!!! I read a book collection at Christmas and had to keep reading. Well I started 2 weeks ago and let’s just say I am dying for johnatha’s story and what a Prince William. Oh my. I have not been able to put your books down. Seriously I have read like 7-8 books in the last 2 weeks. I. Onto the lifeguard book!!
AH! I don’t know how I missed that! THANK YOU! You’ve made my day! Jonathan and Prince William’s stories should both be out this yer! YAY! Not sure of exact dates yet, but keep an eye on the newsletter!
I have read all the royalty books so far and I need the Jonathan book!! I love your work and need to read every one! I have also read the Mr Wright books. Please tell me what I’ve missed!!
Suzie! Thank you! Not sure how I missed this! But you can find the whole list (including timeline/order) here: http://www.carolmoncado.com/books/timelinebook-order/
You are quickly becoming my favorite author! I love your books and quickly get sucked into them. I completely lose track of time! Thank you so much for writing clean romantic fiction! You are a blessing and I pray God continues to bless your work as you bless others with your talent.
Will you be working on a story for Anise?
Yes! I’m not sure exactly when but PROBABLY sometime next year :). Stay tuned to the newsletter for details!
Thanks Lisa!!! Your kind words have made my day!