01 November 2008
I can honestly say that this is the first time I've ever had 4 releases in a week and 3 within an hour. How do you compare with something like that?
So, what is new from me?
First of all, we have THE LADY'S LOWBORN LOVER from Logical Lust! This is the first of my Kielan series, an offshoot of the Kegin series, via the Council of Worlds. You'll be seeing more of the Kielan from LLP, and you'll be meeting them in ALIEN ENCOUNTERS, which is book 6 of the Kegin series coming from Phaze.
So, what is Kielan like? Kielan is a world of psychic machinery and genetically-matched soulmates or bond brothers/sisters. The psychic energy produced in pairs, trios, quatrels and so forth have a geometric increase and an arithmetic decrease...complex terminology to mean that the more people you have in a matched group, the more power you can create, nearly geometrically. Status on Kielan is based on two factors: family of birth (or that you've married into) and the strength of the matches you make!
Next up is CATCH ME, IF YOU CAN from Under The Moon! This is the first of my Urban Grimms stories, urban fantasy erotic romance retellings of the old, unsanitized fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm.
At the moment, I've got three of these signed to come out with UTM. They loosely relate to earlier works I've done in the Naughty Nursery Rhymes I've placed with Phaze. The UTM stories will be releasing in e-book first then print versions...with a print anthology of all three stories to follow soon after the individual titles. The print version of CATCH ME will be releasing in Jan 2009.
The current crop are CATCH ME, IF YOU CAN (based loosely on "The Hare and the Hedgehog"), THREE WISHES (based loosely on "The Three Little Men In The Wood") and THE TEMPTATION OF EVE (based loosely on "Snake Leaves"). To find out more about the original stories, check out this web site!
I'm not done with Urban Grimms/Naughty Nursery Rhymes. In fact, a novel-length omnibus of four related stories are in the hands of both agents and a NY editor, at the moment. Fingers crossed that they'll do well, of course.
Last but not least, there's "The Scourge of the Alliance" in EVIL OVERLORDS UNION #1 from UTM. These aren't romance stories. In fact, they are quirky little straight-genre stories, based on the Rules for an Evil Overlord.
The first edition contains stories by myself, Frederick McCann, Terri Pray and CJ England. And, there will be more of these short anthologies coming soon! The next one is slated for Spring 2009. The print release for the first collection is slated for January of 2009.
Short anthologies? Yes, these are short! In fact, all three releases are on the short side. The good news? If you purchase all three in e-book today, you're only going to pay a combined $5.50 for the lot! If you wait for the print versions of CATCH ME, IF YOU CAN and EVIL OVERLORDS UNION #1, you'll still only be putting out a combined $7.50 to get all three titles. Now that's a deal you just can't beat!