Note: This post was last updated on October 14, 2020.
What I’ve just finished
This summer, I added another book to my paranormal mystery Imprints Series (Teyla Branton), which, yes, has a nice shot of romance, and Kiss at Midnight, the first book in my small-town romance series (Rachel Branton). I recently finished book 2 in that series, and you can pre-order This Feeling for You now. It’ll be out on December 1, 2020.
So will the next book be a Teyla or Rachel novel?
While I’m always thinking ahead on plots for both my romance and my sci-fi/fantasy, I usually only do actual writing on one book at a time. I love to immerse myself in the world. Normally, I alternate only one series for each pen name because it’s just too hard to keep up with all the plots in more than two series. But after so much encouragement from my readers, I’ve decided to revisit my Unbounded Series. But it’s been years since I wrote the last Unbounded, so I’ve spent the past two weeks getting reacquainted with the characters and where I left them. I also had to decide at what point to begin again, with Erin or possibly her children—not to mention I needed to plot a new danger for them to face because I wrapped up the last one quite nicely. So, after a lot of consideration, I have decide to continue right where I left off, at least for one more book, with the same characters and world. I think it’s going to be a lot of fun! After that, I’ll decided if I’ll go on or start a new series with the second generation.
So, next is a Teyla Branton book from the Unbounded Series. No title yet! I don’t know where this will leave my Imprints series (which has eight books and a novella), but I do believe I’ll write another of those eventually.
New Rachel series
Now that I’ve finished This Feeling for You, the second book in my A Town Called Forgotten small-town romance series, I’ll be continuing the series with many of the other townspeople in between each new Teyla Branton novel. That means after I finish the next Unbounded, I’ll write the third book in the series. I think switching back and forth between genres makes the ideas fresher and keeps me from being repetitive, but it is more challenging at the same time. Normally, I’ll write which ever book character yells the loudest in my head.
Other upcoming books
I also have two novellas, Royal Quest and Royal Dance that were originally written as part of the Royals of Monterra Kindle World, published by Amazon. With the dispersing of that program, I received my rights back. So now I’ve taken everything mentioning the Royals of Monterra, changed certain names, and invented a new location. This series of novellas will now by known as Royals of Beaumont. These are stand-alone, but each book will be connected. Royal Quest will actually be book two when I’m finished, and Royal Dance will be the third book. I plan to write a first book (Royal Kiss) and a fourth (Royal Time) to round out the series. I’ll be getting new covers for all the books as well, but for now Royal Quest is an exclusive for my subscribers only. I’m not sure when I’ll get around to writing these! They keep being delayed.
Another story keeps running through my head about a family of sisters with abilities (some might call them witches, but it would be more based on magic, not witchcraft), and I’m looking forward to someday telling their strange and fun stories. It’ll be paranormal romance, I think. But will probably end up being suspense and urban fantasy as well, lol.
So that’s the plan. Unless some my characters hijack me and force me to do something else. Which they have been known to do. They are very insistent at times. If so, I’ll update this blog with whatever is current.
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