Hey, folks. Honestly, this is too important to put in the hands of the felines, who are recovering but are still a bit grumpy.
I will be moving all of my preorders out a month. So Booked for Kidnapping will be moving to October. Up in Smoke will be moving to December. Plaidypus will be moving to January, and Silent Stalker will be moving to March.
I need the breathing space. COVID has been hard, people bitching and moaning over how DARE I not write a standalone with the exact characters they want, with the exact endings they want, with the exact everything want is tiresome. (Like, seriously… go find some other author to read. If you can’t handle series or trilogies, my books were NEVER for you. Ever. Even from its conception, the Magical Romantic Comedy (with a body count) SERIES was meant to be a SERIES.
I do not have a SINGLE actual true standalone in my arsenal of books. I DO have a bunch of books that CAN be read as standalones, but exactly ZERO of my books are true standalones.
I recommend you either get over it or find your entertainment elsewhere. All you do is annoy me. I’m not going to change what I write because you don’t like it. I enjoy making my readers happy and helping others laugh, but I’m not changing what or how I write because you would prefer a true standalone, something I have NEVER written.
The first novel I ever wrote? First in a trilogy. Second? First in a quartet. Third? First of a quartet. After that? Lost count of how many books. Not a single one was ever meant to stand alone.
Get. Over. It.
If you want standalones, you should be reading something like a contemporary romance or a mystery standalone, not my books.
I’m complicated, and my books are often too complicated for one volume. Or I am working on a thousand different threads, which are placed in books so I can use them later. Playing with Fire? Tons of those threads. Hoofin It? You’re starting to see those threads coming to life. Hearth, Home, and Havoc introduced an important concept most people don’t realize is an important foundation piece. Serial Killer Princess introduced racial elements of the various societies, but especially gorgon elements and how they can change genetics. (It was not a mistake for Tulip to have turned out as she did, and how that happened provides important clues for how other stuff works in the series.)
So, no. Enough, enough.
New dates will be posted once the date changes are finalized.
I’m fucking tired, and I’m especially tired of working myself to the bone.
Books take time to write. Deal with it.
Don’t like how long it takes for me to write a book? Seriously? Go write your own. If you think you can do better… go do better. Enjoy the fame and riches when you get there. Good luck! (And go burden somebody else. I’m too tired for that nonsense.)
If you’re not happy with how I write books… stop reading them. Go read some other author. There are a bazillion authors out there who’d love boosts to their paycheck.
I want people who will be happy reading my books to be reading and buying them.
If you aren’t happy reading my books, please go find somebody else to read. Nobody is forcing you to read anything I write. Seriously.
I write my books for the people who like the types of books I write, and I’m not a cardboard cutout. I am not going to write the exact same thing every time. Characters aren’t going to be the same exact kind every time. Some tropes I love, so you’ll see them often… but I’ll change it up.
If you don’t like it, the correct answer is to go find someone you love reading. You aren’t going to hurt my feelings.
It would be a great deal stranger if everyone loved my books.
I write books I want to read, and instead of putting them in a drawer and having a job doing something else, I polish them and share, opting to make my living sharing my books with people who want to read the stuff I write.
If I don’t write the stuff you want to read… don’t read it. Seriously.
Try Ilona Andrews. Try Faith Hunter. Try Diana Pharaoh Francis. Try Grace Draven. Try Cat Banks or Erin Hayes. Try somebody else.
Go read books you actually like.
So, that’s that. I’m not going to be grinding myself to the bone on a deadline hell and make myself sick. I want to be able to breathe for a change. So, the deadlines are being changed. Expect notices on Amazon and other vendors to be going out soon.
With much love,
Enjoy this picture of the orchid my spouse got for me the other day. It’s pink!
Thank you for your understanding.