I’ve been locked away for a month, mostly due to meeting a deadline that had me climbing walls to get completed. After finishing, it left me taking stock of where I am as far as my own writing goes (well, other than needing serious rehab for drinking away at the creative juice department for far too long!). This includes thinking about the third novel in the Don't series and where to go from there.
Genre: BDSM Thriller
The sequel to Don’t is written and awaiting an editor. It’s rough release date is scheduled for autumn 2013. Ms. Kelling’s third novel (that brings in the shared-world project between Deliver Us and Don’t) is also now at the publishers too. Both need to be edited together to iron out the wrinkles, or put in the kinks, one of the two! I’ve been lucky enough to be given a copy of Forgive Us Our Sins and I can say, I’m loving seeing Jack, Jan, and Gray being played the way they have been!
To tie into this, there will hopefully be an audio extract from Antidote available closer the time (details pending).
Title: Lie With Me (Working title)
Genre: Dark Paranormal M/M Erotic Romance, light BDSM
This novel has been handed over to the publishers too and I’m just waiting to see if it gets the green light. It's undergone a huge edit already and challenged me in ways I didn’t think possible. It’s moving away from thriller territory and going dark paranormal erotic romance (with light D/s ties).
The edit has allowed me to get gritty, looking into thought becoming the latest kink-crime that sex-traders can cash in on.
Title: Original Sin:
Genre: Contemporary BDSM
Length: Short Story
This one is written for a charity anthology that’s hopefully due out soon. All royalties will go to a huge, huge, writing site (Absolute Write Water Cooler) who help new and seasoned authors when it comes to the likes of publishing bewares, guidance, and general tips (it’s also a good place to relax). It’s helped me in huge ways over the years, including making choices over employment as proof, then contract editor. The people who run it, all the mods, supermods etc, have vast experience in the publishing world, and for all of their free time that they give to support authors, it’s good to offer something back and just say thanks.
Title: Gray Matters (working title)
Genre: BDSM Thriller
Now Antidote and Lie With Me have been handed in, I’m starting the third novel in the Don’t series. This one focuses on Gray's perspective and deals with the fallout from Antidote. It also ties into the shared-world project with Ms. Kelling, where I’m borrowing Gabe, Dare, and Trace. I love the story plan to this, coming at it from Gray’s world, through his eyes. He’s probably my most favourite character to date, and I’m looking forward to getting up and close and personal with his MI5 and MC focus.
Gray Matters will be my primary focus, but I’d also love to look at covering a novel-length prequel to Don’t, just investigate Cutter’s time with Jack. In between this, there are a few short stories in the works too.
It’s been a busy year so far on the writing front, but I’m loving it, even when I'm fighting deadlines!