It’s the time of year when everyone expects you to spend your hard earned dollars. Well, I am here to tell you that you don’t have to do that. I am going to give you something! Several somethings, in fact. First of all, let me give you an update on my books.
I just got a contract on proposal to do a novella about Sunday’s Child for Noble Romance’s Child of the Week project. I have to tell you that I am hugely excited about this! The other authors in this anthology are all really excellent writers, well known, and well respected. I’m honored to be included with them. The book will be released in February so I have a mid-January deadline. Now, if I could just get past this first chapter. Grrrr.
Both Shifting Winds and it’s sequel Hot Water will be released in March by Pink Petal Books. I have to tell you, if you are a new author, you need to send your work to PPB. It is a joy to work with Mary. As long as I don’t bomb on the other books in this series, I’m confident she will be publishing them as well. The third book will be a M/M story called Fire Season. The fourth book will have a menage a quatre, features weres, and is called Common Ground. The fifth book has a little BDSM and is called Ride the Lightning. I will continue to carry over (as needed) the secondary characters that I created in the image of my blogger pals. Even better, the fifth book will be about Vahid Delrey, who is based a little on my blogging friend Vahid, who loves dragons.
To round out my releases for 2009, Silver Lining, the story I based on an ex-boyfriend, will be out in July with Midnight Showcase. I have other books in the works so the number of releases I have in 2009 could climb. I’m so excited about it all that I could just squee. However, I’m not a fan of the squee so I’ll just Snoopy dance a little.
Now, since it’s still 2008 and it is the Christmas season, I have things to give you! First there is a little tale of the Nativity, told vampire style with my favorite characters in the whole world, Alaric and Alexandria. It is a free read, available only on this website (or at The Bar if you’re lucky enough to have access to it). Just go to the Download page and click on the banner that says Vampire Nativity.
Next, if you’re a Pink Chair Diaries fan, you’ll want to head on over there and read my PCD Christmas story, A Very Cougar Christmas. What would you do if you were a single man, with a gorgeous neighbor, whom you just happen to hear sobbing her heart out on Christmas Eve? Click on the link to my story to find out!
And last, but never least, Pink Petal Books has my book Christmas Hookup available for download at their bookstore and at All Romance eBooks. It’s got a hot cover and it is a very hot story! If you like the Gift of the Magi, you must read Christmas Hookup! There’s a little more info about the story over on my personal blog at Sunlight Sucks.
I hope you enjoy the free Christmas stories, and I wish you all a very Happy Holiday Season!