What I’m Working on Now – Summer 2015
Wowza! The last six months have been spent finishing and editing my first six releases – the CANDID Romance Series and the Montevaro Monarchy series! It’s been a blast and gone very well (and not quite over yet – I need to get the paper copies of the last two releases done – an incredibly sick and busy month has stymied my efforts!), but I’m so very glad to be writing new material!!!!
So what am I working on? And what can you look forward to seeing release soon? Very first is The Lifeguards, the Swim Team, and Frozen Custard – the first book in the Serenity Landing Lifeguards series! Remember Alivia, the new nanny in Finally Mr. Write? This is her story! It’s available as part of the SPLASH! 9 Refreshing Romances Filled with Faith! The entire collection is only 99 cents for kindle! You can preorder here – and it releases June 23! Update: It’s out and will be out as a single by July 12!
Right now, I’m working to finish the first draft of Hand-Me-Down Princess – the story of Prince Malachi of Mevendia (the spare) and Jessabelle, who he’s never even met prior to the wedding! It’s book 1 in the Brides of Bellas Montagnes series! I’m praying it’ll be done in the next two weeks because then…Update! Released on 8/31!
I’m going on a writer’s retreat weekend with a dear friend. We’re planning to lock ourselves in our hotel room for about 72 hours and write! At the end of that I want to have a whole novella done! I know it seems crazy, but it’s theoretically possible ;). What novella? It doesn’t have a title yet (it doesn’t have a heroine’s name yet!), but will be the story of Tony, the head of security for Queen Christiana of Ravenzario, in his attempts to once and for all discover what happened to Christiana’s little brother after that car accident. It will be book 2.5 in the Brides of Bellas Montagnes series and will be offered free to newsletter subscribers! Not signed up yet? You can here! I promise not to be spammy, but there will be freebies and cover reveals (and special pre-order pricing!!!) available to subscribers! Update: retreat was a huge success! And the still-untitled novella is DONE (or the first draft anyway :)).
Queen Christiana’s story is book 2 and is mostly written but needs to be edited for continuity and to add a couple other plotlines that have since presented themselves and should work nicely in there. It will also lead into the next series that will hopefully release late this year/early next. After I get back from that writing retreat, I’ll be working on edits for all three of those to get them done and out the door! Update! Releases 10/31!
I’ll take a short break from Bellas Montagnes to write a Christmas story! This novella will go back to Serenity Landing and see what’s happening with Samantha – remember her? She’s been in love with now-Prince Consort Charlemagne since they were kids! She and Vince are going to find themselves thrown together. They might hate me for that ;). Update! It’s been released in the Snowflakes and Mistletoe collection!
Next on the list is Prince from her Past, book 3 in the Brides of Bellas Montagnes series. Princess Yvette of Mevendia has been engaged since long before her first birthday. The big day has finally arrived! But will the groom show up?! Update! It’s in progress with a release date goal of December!
My goal is to have the entire Brides of Bellas Montagnes series out by early/mid-fall, but stay tuned for updates!
So that’s what I’m up to, writing wise anyway, this summer! I’m also teaching American Government at a local community college, have 4 kids doing swim team (two a days!), one each doing: baseball, softballl, horse riding, saxophone – oy! I’ll be crazy busy but I’ve got my highly portable word processor that goes to the pool with me often. I’m also in charge of the Facebook page for the swim team and often send meet results to the local newspaper/sports website.
I’m going to pin this post to the top of the blog (at least until I write a new one this fall)! What about you? What’re you up to this summer?
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