Hello, humans. Here is the upcoming releases list.
- April 2023: Vampire of Montana (Susan Copperfield)
- May 2023: Doggone Mess (R.J. Blain)
- June 2023: 101 Ways to Die (R.J. Blain)
- July 2023: Dead Weight (G.P. Robbins)
- August 2023: Life-Debt (R.J. Blain)
- November 2023: Old Secrets (R.J. Blain)
- December 2023: Whiskers on Kittens (R.J. Blain)
- January 2023: Trickster King (Susan Copperfield)
As a member of the RPS, Daphne Niell, also known as the Vampire of Montana, lives to serve.
On a good day, she hunts terrorists and eliminates them before they can strike.
On a bad one, His Royal Majesty of Montana, also known as her twerp of a cousin, sends her overseas to play nice with foreign monarchs.
Upon landing in Spain, the Vampire of Montana learns she’s been played, and her first job involves securing the life and liberty of everyone in a busy airport. To do her job, she needs more than just an excuse: she needs a partner.
Selecting a tall, dark, and handsome stranger from the ticketing line to become an unwitting accomplice in her plans isn’t her style, but desperate times call for drastic measures.
What she doesn’t know might kill them both and forever change the course of the Royal States and the world.
You can preorder the Vampire of Montana at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Apple Books.
Doggone Mess will be releasing in May. Unlike the Dirty Deeds anthology version, this is a full-length novel three times the length of the original version.
Single, female lycanthrope: check.
Bills to pay: check.
A bounty for the hottest single lycanthrope on the block: check.
As the sole holdout of the corporate buyout of her apartment building, Joyce Gray is determined to transform her stubborn pride into a masterpiece in order to stay off the streets. Dipping her hands into the dark world of bounty hunting would give her the funds needed to find a new home, somewhere safe from the wolf who’d infected her with the lycanthropy virus.
On the surface, the job is simple. For a period of three days, she must keep Wayne Barnes from returning to the New York City area. The owner of the corporation determined to reduce her apartment complex to rubble has a reputation of being straitlaced and playing for keeps. Worse, her virus is ready to roll over to have her belly rubbed and enjoy some positive and intimate attention.
But with twenty thousand on the table and a chance to get ahead for once in her life, she’s prepared to get her hands dirty no matter the cost.
What she doesn’t know will change her life and plunge her into the murky depths of the black market, where secrets are worth more than money, life is cheap, and anything can be purchased for a price.
You can preorder Doggone Mess at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Apple Books.
In June, 101 Ways to Die will release. The primary story will be the same (beyond a few inclusions/edits) but there will be a few new stories added to the book involving McMarin and her partner. The new stories will not be ‘end game’ critical to the series, so it’s entirely optional if you get the stories if you already have Dirty Deeds 2.
Officer McMarin of the NYPD is in for the ride of her life when the Chief Quinns storm into her station, promote her to the rank of detective, and relocate her to Manhattan. Saddled with the dubious honor of being Chief Bailey Quinn’s primary rider is only the beginning of her woes.
Her first case delves into the dark waters of the many ways in which a person can die.
At the heart of the mystery is one Alec Mortan, a forensic accountant with a knack for being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Witnessing so much death is hard on a soul, and she can’t help but admire his tenacity and desire to help her uncover the truth.
When the forces of the heavens and the many hells involve themselves in the case, McMarin’s beliefs and skills are put to the test. If she’s not careful, she’ll lose her witness to fate right along with her chance for a happily ever after.
You can preorder 101 Ways to Die at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Apple Books.
In July, the first G.P. Robbins book, Dead Weight, releases! Wheeeee!!!!
Newly promoted Detective Jace Smithson has his hands full with solving the murders of ten men and the kidnapping of a unicorn capable of producing diamonds. On the surface, the crime appears to be a classic tale of greed and violence, but digging deeper reveals something sinister has come to Cauldron City.
Securing the safety and security of those he swore to protect is only the beginning of Jace’s problems. Add in his relationship with the dragons of Cauldron City along with a few personal secrets, and he’s the ideal target for the killer. Surviving to tell the tale will test his wit and skills in ways he never thought possible.
But if he wants to obtain justice for the wronged, he will have to face his challenged beliefs and come to terms with the darker realities of the city he calls home.
You can preorder Dead Weight at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Apple Books.
Last year, I had contributed a story to Pets in Space 7! That story is now available for preorder and will be available in August. There will be some adjustments, but not too much.
When scavenger and hybrid fox Viva comes across a derelict in empty space, what she and her furry partner, Pandora, discover puts them on a collision course for adventure, fame and wealth—assuming she survives the experience. Teaming up with the derelict’s living cargo isn’t wise, but the handsome stranger might hold the key to the ship and its many secrets. Add in some pirates out to profit from Viva’s living head, and she’s in for a wild ride.
Delivering the cargo to its rightful owner is the right thing to do, but getting the job done will test her skills, her sanity, and her limits.
You can preorder Life-Debt at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Apple Books.
In November, Old Secrets, the conclusion to Karma’s trilogy, will release! Hooray!
Karma and Jake return in this thrilling conclusion to the Balancing the Scales trilogy.
Unable to find new leads on the terrorist organization they hunt, Karma and Jake set off to the one place they might find answers: Tibet. But something lurks on the horizon—something dark and dangerous enough that the United States, China, and Japan join forces to put an end to it.
While Karma wasn’t the first to be betrayed and terrorized, she vows to make certain she is the last—no matter what the cost.
You can preorder Old Secrets at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Apple Books.
In December, Whiskers on Kittens will release!
The next time a friend dared her to steal something, Kelsie would say no. Should the friend also be a succubus, not only would she say no, she would run for the nearest border faster than a bat fleeing the dark depths of hell.
Under normal circumstances, she didn’t even mind serving community service. It added spice to an otherwise boring day and gave her something productive to do.
Hoping to contain her prankster ways, the judge teams her up with a grouchy wolf of a cop with an attitude problem. According to her virus, Kelsie needs to get the good officer out of his pants. According to her common sense, the last thing she needs or wants is a goody-goody hampering her style and getting in her way.
When they’re assigned to help rescue six kidnapped kittens, Kelsie knows one thing for certain: to create a Christmas miracle, she’ll do a lot more than bend the law—she’ll break it over her knee and unleash hell on Earth while she’s at it.
You can preorder Whiskers on Kittens at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Apple Books.
In 2024, the show will start in January with the Trickster King! Hooray!
Patrick Laycal loves his family above all else, but he needs time off work from ruling over stubborn Texans. Rather than rest and relax, Pat does what he does best, sowing the seeds of chaos and progress wherever he goes.
His trip to purchase land and cattle for his projects blooms into an opportunity to forever change the Royal States, if he can somehow cultivate the child best suited to become next King of Texas—and save his stubborn daughter from the consequences of her choices.
Chronologically, this novel takes place after Taken, but due to the nature of the story, it is best read after Runaway and before the Prince of New York and New Waters.
You can preorder the Trickster King at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Apple Books.
Here is the list of books R.J. will be working on after the current set of upcoming releases is complete. If it is not on this list, R.J. does not know when it will be coming, just that it will eventually be coming.
Note: Lilith Daniels pen name (Grave Affairs) is scheduled to launch in March of 2024.
Anyway, here’s the list, in no particular order:
- Booked for Theft (Vigilante Magical Librarians)
- Up in Smoke sequel (Fox Witch #3) *
- The Edge of Midnight (Wolf Hunt #3) *
- Murder Floof (Bernadette Franklin)
- Grave Affairs (Lilith Daniels)
- Pirate Magic (Shapeshifting Unicorn Pirate book one of a trilogy)
- Storm Without End rewrite
- A Light in the Dark (Audrey Greene)
- The Prince of New York (Susan Copperfield)
- Jesse Alexander #3