FORBIDDEN MOON—Gladstone Shifters, Book 4
*** Now on chapter twenty-seven. Word count is 65,000+.
The MS is about 80% completed, and while there’s a ways to go, I have a glimpse of the finish line! Jonah and his mate still have challenges ahead and the pack faces an unknown enemy. More romance, drama, danger, and intrigue to come! Hoping for a February or March release date, if all goes well.
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Coming Up Next
(Subject to change!)
1. STAND-ALONE TITLES
More and more I have been thinking of writing a few shorter (50-60,000 word) stand-alone books in various genres. Why? Mostly because I have so many stories to tell and being bogged down in a series (or two) puts me in a meandering mood! Other benefits of trying this approach include having a greater variety of stories to offer current and new readers, more flexibility in promotions, adding seasonal/holiday stories to my backlist (FINALLY), and keeping my motivation high by completing more manuscripts. I will be thinking more about this idea in the weeks ahead as I finish my current MS.
2. RETURN OF THE DRAMAN (working title)
A sequel to Rise of the Draman is bubbling away on the back burner. The plan is to craft it as a collection of shorter works as I did with book one, with Croft a bit older (perhaps pre-teen). Readers are demanding more stories and I have a bunch of great ideas already. No firm date available for this project, especially if I start working on some stand-alone titles (see #1 above).
I envision this as a series of Sci-Fi novels or novellas with a common backstory linking them together. Cool aliens, awesome new worlds, and humans in distress. You won’t believe some of the awesome stuff I have planned. Great space opera without all the singing!
This will be a series of shorter works with a mix of genres: fantasy, paranormal, Sci-Fi, and romance. Pay a visit to the shoppe and pick up a little something to take home. Every customer is guaranteed to get more than their money’s worth! And what about that mysterious shopkeeper and her “cat”? Irresistible reading in delicious bites!
I have toyed with the idea of something seasonal for Christmas or Valentines. It would require a lot of advance planning to get it written, edited and launched at the appropriate time, but it’s a good back-burner idea. There’s certainly no lack of romance ideas in my files!
My Galactic Neighborhood novels need revision, more editing, and new covers. I have no idea when I will have the time or money to pursue this project. Meanwhile, the books will be available as-is.
Canceled – Retail Men
Green’s Thumb is now a standalone, but it, too, would benefit from an overhaul – including significant new material. It remains available for purchase as-is for now. (Cover was changed 6-26-2020).
Reader feedback tells me fans really appreciated a 50+ gay romance, and there aren’t a lot of books out there for this demographic. I’m gathering information for a new series featuring silver characters who find their special someone. It’s my desire to take a realistic and humorous look at life, love and sex for men over 50. Not sure when I can get to it, but I may be able to squeeze in a short stand-alone silver romance for Christmas or Valentines Day.
More Paranormal/Fantasy – Future books may include bear and cat shifters, elves, fairies, brownies, genies, giants, merfolk, cupids, and unicorns. I’m eager to write about all of them! (some of these ideas may show up in the Curiosity Shoppe series – see note above).
Types of stories I won’t write
You’ll have to find a different author if you are looking for books with angels, demons, witches, vampires, or zombies. They just aren’t my cup of tea.
Out of Print
My first novel, Second Chance Earth is no longer available for purchase. Why? See my blog post for the explanation.
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