Is It Just Me, Or Is It Feeling Warm In Here? (aka- The Long Awaited Bloodtruth #4 Release Date)

5273990757_d4d13c500fI love you guys. I have mentioned this many times before, but I am still blown away by the response I’ve received to the Bloodtruth series over the last two years. And after a recent Bookbub promotion featuring Heiress of Lies (Bloodtruth #1), it’s become a lot more intense. You’ve been churning up the heat for Bloodtruth #4, and I feel it!

So instead of giving you a bunch of lame excuses about why it’s not out yet (they’re really not that lame- just the cosmic interference of real life sucking away all my writing time), I’ll just tell you when it will be out.

Drum roll please….

A Heart’s Deceit (Bloodtruth #4) will be released on March 4th, 2014!!!

So mark your calendars now, OR head on over to my fancy new Pre-Order page and get a digital copy delivered to your inbox a whole day earlier. That’s right- pre-orders get first dibs, and they don’t even have to wait in line. (Sweet, right?)

I’d write more, but I’ve got a deadline. Hope you understand. 🙂

(photo credit Andrew Malone)

The Latest News On A Heart’s Deceit (Bloodtruth #4)

I am in awe of all the folks I’ve heard from over the last few weeks who are eagerly anticipating the release of A Heart’s Deceit (Bloodtruth #4). I’m reading and responding to every comment that comes my way, so don’t stop sharing your feedback. It really does help spur me forward. (Motivation/pressure- it’s the same thing, right? LOL.)

I know the question that is top of mind for everyone is WHEN. “When will it be ready?” “Can I just get a date, please?”

Here’s my answer on that:

Yes, soon.

I was hoping for a January release, but life has a way of interfering with the best laid plans. Rest assured though- the story is well-underway and so I should be able to set a hard release date in the next week or so. I have other exciting things planned for the launch in the works, so stay tuned here for the latest word.

This book will mark the very last of the three series that I started two years ago, and because Angeline is probably my favorite character of all of my books, I really want to make sure that I take the time to do the end of her story justice. Be patient with me, and hopefully you’ll see that it was worth it. 🙂

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Where Do We Go From Here?


I am astonished that we’ve just crossed over the 2013 mid-year mark. The old saying is that time flies when you’re having fun. In my case, I feel like I blinked and lost track of the first half of the year. There’s been some fun for sure, but I’ve also faced some unexpected challenges along the way as well.

Way back in January (haha- I feel like that was just yesterday!) I published my tentative 2013 Production Schedule. I hit the mark for the first three months of the year. (Yay, me!) Life derailed the last three months, and my writing derailed as well. Now that’s not to say I haven’t been writing or releasing new work. In addition to some short stories under my new pen name, I also started the Gamescape serial.

Having just wrapped my first full-length contemporary romance novel under my pen name, I found myself uncertain of where I should go next.  There are days when it’s necessary to  hit ‘Pause‘ and take stock in order to decide which road you plan to travel. For me, today is one of those days. I’ve got a bazillion stories ideas buzzing in my head, but I also know there are fans of the Bloodtruth and Twisted Souls series waiting patiently for me to deliver the next books.

Reassessment was needed.

As much as I love the idea of a serial, Gamescape’s production schedule isn’t working for me. First I promised a new installment every two weeks, then every three, and finally once a month. I still can’t hit it with all the other irons I have in the fire. So I made a decision. I’m pulling back the first three installments, and incorporating them into a full-length book that I am planning to release by year end.

So that frees me up to refocus on my two series, which hopefully makes a lot of people very happy. 🙂 So here it is, the refreshed Production Schedule for the remainder of 2013.

August 2013: To Be Titled (Twisted Souls #4)

September 2013: To Be Titled (Bloodtruth #4)

November 2013: Step To My Bones

December 2013: Gamescape

Things may still shift around just a bit, but this is my plan and I’m sticking to it. As always, thanks for sticking with me!

(photo credit Jean-Louis Zimmermann)