It's been a wild and wacky year for both authors and readers with the options for both growing and expanding with the growth of self-publishing, hybrid publishing and small publishers going full bore up against the larger and more established big houses. It's a great time to be a reader *and* an author because we've got more options than ever before to write what we want to read and find what we want to read no matter how exotic it might be - there's someone, somewhere, writing it and getting it ready for publication!
I've had a grand year - the last three books in the "Blood of the Pride" series came out from Carina Press and while it's hard to put Bran and Reb on the shelf it's time to move onwards and upwards - and I'm doing that with a new series starting in May, 2014!
"In The Black" is the first book in a new science-fiction romance series that, well... imagine "Firefly" meets "Best Little Whorehouse"...
Sam Keller is a woman running from her past, landing as a captain on a Mercy ship—ferrying courtesans from stop to stop to indulge the sexual fantasies and needs of distant mining colonies.
She thought she'd left the violence behind but when one of her crew is brutally murdered she has to find the killer before the Bonnie Belle loses enough money to be put out of commission. Marshal Daniel LeClair arrives on base to investigate and the sparks between the two fly both professionally and personally.
As the pair weave through corruption and the sensual world of the professional courtesan they find themselves drawn together not only by a need for justice but also for survival in a world where Sam knows the shadows hold dangerous secrets.
I hope all of you have had a wonderful 2013 and begin a great new 2014 with a wonderful read from some of the assorted authors here. There's plenty here to whet your appetite for anything and anyone so why not try something a little different as part of a New Year's Resolution?
Looking forward to celebrating a whole new year with you and I wish you all a Happy New Year!