Wednesday, 12 October 2016

What's new, pussycat?

Yes, I know it's a song by Tom Jones....

I thought I'd share what's on my agenda for the next few months... Take a breath...

Right now, Parker Williams and I have nearly finished the first book in our new BDSM series, Secrets. This is called Before You Break.

Six years ago, Ellis walked into his first briefing as the newest member of London’s firearms unit. He was partnered with Wayne and they became fast friends.

About a year ago, Wayne noticed a change in his friend. Ellis’s temper become erratic and he flew off the handle easily. Wayne also saw the bags under his eyes, which told him Ellis wasn’t sleeping. And it got worse as time went on. When Wayne sees Ellis is at breaking point, he knows he has to act.

He invites his friend to the opening of the new club, Secrets, where Wayne has a membership. He wants Ellis to glimpse the lifestyle before he approaches him with his proposition. Wayne wants to take Ellis in hand, to control his life, because he wants his friend back and he figures this is the only way to do it.

There are a few issues, however. Ellis is straight. Stubborn. And sexy. Can Wayne control himself enough to be what Ellis needs? Or will he be surprised when he finds out what Ellis actually requires?

When that's done, there's a short Tantalus story in the Damon & Pete series that needs finishing. This one is called Limits, and it's set during the Folsom Street fair in San Francisco.

After that? My Christmas story, Saving Jason.

When David Monsall is given the task of finding a suitable soup kitchen so his company can improve their PR, he realizes he needs help. He turns to Jason Garton, the owner of the coffee house that David visits every morning. Funny how it took David so long to notice all the food and beverages Jason gives away to the homeless. Because until then, Jason had been almost invisible.

But the more David learns about him, the more intrigued he becomes. There’s something about the selfless, lonely older man that pulls David in, and what began as work becomes so much more.

THEN, I finally get to write the last book in the Personal Series - Personal Challenges... You get to see what Will & Blake, Rick & Angelo, and Ed & Colin have been up to...

Will and Blake couldn’t be happier. They have a beautiful little boy, Nathan, and Sophie finally has the little brother she’s been demanding. But all is not bliss in the Davis household. Coping with reality is going to change all their lives.
Ric and Angelo are sick and tired of trying to get a wedding organized. If it was up to them, they’d be married already, but Ric’s mother has plans and they keep getting bigger. Angelo can see problems on the horizon: big, traditional Italian wedding and gay do not go well together. Something’s got to give.
When Colin’s first boyfriend tells him he hasn’t long left, Colin wants to be there for him. AIDS has finally caught up with Ray and Colin takes a leave of absence to spend time with him. Ed loves Colin’s big heart, but his generosity of spirit is putting a strain on their relationship. All Ed can do is be there to support his fiancĂ©.
As the coming months unfold, the friends are going to need each other more than ever.

In mid-December, the sequel to my first fantasy, A Bond of Three, is released. This one is called A Bond of Truth - and WAIT until you see the gorgeous cover that Garrett Leigh has done for me!

It is twenty years since the Bond of Three returned to Teruna. The kingdom of Kandor, once Teruna’s enemy, seeks help and sends its finest warrior, Dainon, on a diplomatic mission. A solitary man since his wife and child died, Dainon is unable to explain why an encounter with a young man on a beach rocks his world to its core.
Prince Arrio of Teruna has always been attracted to men but has never acted on it—until he meets Dainon. Headstrong Arrio goes after what he wants, despite his fathers’ advice. But when Prince Kei arrives unexpectedly, Arrio finds himself drawn to both men. Is history repeating itself?
Prince Kei has his first taste of freedom, and is shocked when the visions that have plagued him since childhood become reality. The three men embark on a voyage of discovery. No one has foreseen the day, however, when the arrival of a stranger threatens to destroy their bond.

In the New Year, I'll be writing my next story for the Dreamspun Desires line, Out of the Shadows - and that's all I'm giving away right now. ;-)

So... do you think I have enough to keep me busy for a while?