I blinked and now it’s December. Since August, a lot has happened. I moved, and that ate a giant hole in my writing time. Moving with twin toddlers and very little help is not something I recommend. I’d sooner run a marathon than do that again, and believe me when I say I view running a marathon as a severe and twisted punishment. Really. In fact, I’d rather be a guest at the red wedding on Game of Thrones than move again. Anyway, winter is coming, we’re all getting settled into our new digs, and I expect things to settle down. Seriously, they better settle the f- down.
If you’re the kind of person who read the first three books in the series and is now wondering where on earth the next book is, Book 4 in the Heart’s Temptation Series, Sweet Scandal, is still in progress. It now has a tentative release date of Spring 2017. But all is not lost. In the mean time, I’m also working on re-releasing all the historicals in my backlist this winter. The Wicked Husband Series books 1 and 2 are on their way just as soon as I can squeeze them into their corsets and send them back to the ball. Until then, darlings.
Summer is almost over, and with the cooler (and much welcome) winds of fall will come some more re-releases from yours truly. The next series slated for re-release is my contemporary romance series, Love’s Second Chance books 1-3. After that series, I’ll be re-releasing my historical romance series Wicked Husbands books 1-2, which is all about American heiresses and English rakes. (insert lusty sigh here for the English rakes)
Anyway, in the mean time, I’m still hard at work writing book #4 in my Heart’s Temptation series, Sweet Scandal. I’ve gotten many wonderful, encouraging emails from readers who are excited for this book, and you have no idea how happy that makes me! I was hoping for a fall release for Sweet Scandal, but a lot has happened in the last 2 months to derail my writing pace. Managing a day job, twin toddlers, and moving to a new house slowed me down more than I would have liked this summer, but I’m still shooting for a late, late fall release. I may shoot and miss, but—to steal a line out of this summer’s season of Big Brother— your girl’s going to give it her best try.
In more ways than one, I’m starting fresh in 2016. So why not start out with a new blog too? This is the year I get to do things my way (you’ve been warned), and I’m very happy to say that doing things my way means re-releasing my books with better-than-ever covers and well, just generally speaking, better everything. This means that series that were never finished can now be completed and stories that were released as novellas will (in some cases) be further developed. It means a lot of other things too, but we have plenty of time to get to that later on.
In the mean time, allow me to unveil the very first series I’ll be re-releasing, the Heart’s Temptation Series. Set in 1880s Victorian England, it’s all about love, corsets, and sexy heroes. Or, more formally:
In the gilded world of late Victorian England, passion burns, scandals abound and love triumphs. From a wicked embrace in a country house maze to a kiss in the rain to a stolen moment in a carriage, these distinctive men and women aren’t afraid to give in to the temptation of following where their hearts lead them. Nothing can keep them from a love that lasts forever.
This has always been my pet project, and I’m thrilled to be able to bring these stories to you (and eventually the 2 stories that complete this 5 part series). Have a gander at one of the luscious covers created for me by the amazing Dar Albert at Wicked Smart Designs:
As we get closer to official release day, I’ll be posting more information but in the mean time, my hiatus is officially over.