This is a sticky post, one talking about my publishing life… so if you are here to learn about what is current, read on!
So, I just can’t keep my mouth shut. Somewhere deep inside, I knew it was true. I said I wouldn’t post unless I had something to say, but apparently, I will always have something to say.
Anyway… over at All About Romances, a recent ATBF is about multi-book contracts, and I was asked my feelings. I babbled, as usual, but just realized some folks may not know that I am, indeed, in a three-book contract; in fact I just turned in my first book, on deadline and in good shape. My new publisher is Sourcebooks/Casablanca, and I am writing what I will call, for brevity’s sake, the Lady Anne series.
Lady Anne & The Howl in the Dark
The date is April 1786, the setting England; Lady Anne Addison is travelling north to Yorkshire most unexpectedly by that new conveyance, a post carriage. The Royal Mail was the eighteenth century equivalent of the bullet train, guaranteed to get you somewhere faster than anyone had ever thought possible, but Lady Anne, arriving sick to her stomach at dusk and with no one to greet her at the post house at Staunby is not a fan. Making her way to Darkefell estate on foot in the dark, she hears a howl, a scream, and stumbles over a dead body. Within the next hour she will meet the enigmatic and devastatingly attractive Marquess of Darkefell.
What is he hiding? And what about the rumors that a werewolf stalks Darkefell Estate? (More than rumors, really, since some have seen it, and women have been chased, sheep have been slaughtered by it.) Is there really a werewolf? Lady Anne is a skeptic. More puzzling to her, in a way, is why the marquess keeps kissing her… and why she likes it so much.
It will be out in the spring of 2009. I have just started writing the second book of the series, as yet untitled.
At the same time I’m writing the fourth book of my Awaiting series, Awaiting the Magic. I don’t have a publication date yet, but I’ll let you know as soon as I do!
Talk to you soon!!!!!
Update: September 2008
Hey, WordPress now has a ‘sticky’ function that allows a post to be ‘stuck’ to the top of the page. I like it! Especially since this post has the most current publishing news, except… well, ironically, given that I contributed to the ATBF about rushing publication dates (mentioned above and linked), I have agreed (no pressure from my publisher, honest, but it does work out to my advantage) to a considerably tighter writing schedule for books #2 & 3 in my new Lady Anne series. More info on publication dates, as soon as I have it!