I finally have my year settled as far as convention appearances, which is exciting. I’m doing five this year, which isn’t that many compared to some people I’ve met, but for me it’s a huge step up from last year. Check my Events page for a list of my planned cons. I’m going as far as Louisiana this year, so I’ll get to meet a whole mess of new people! I’m pretty stoked about it. I love doing conventions; I love meeting people and hanging out with nerds and getting to dress up in costumes. It’s a great opportunity to talk to people face to face about my work, and nothing beats the feeling when someone you met on Friday comes back by your booth on Sunday saying, “I started your book, and I love it!”
Seriously, Cloud Nine, you guys.
As far as books go, I have three releases planned so far this year. First on the agenda is Because You Needed Me, the sequel to cheeky paranormal romance Those Words I Dread. It’s full of the tension of new relationships, secrets, and uncertainty, with a heaping pile of snark on top, of course. I know some of you were totally shipping Julien and Noah, so you’ll be glad to know that the story does place more focus on what’s going on with them. It made even my black little heart skip once or twice. This one’s finished, so I’m in the artwork/editing/formatting stage. I’ll be giving everyone a sneak peek of the cover and illustrations on my Facebook over the next couple of weeks, so keep a lookout for them!
Currently in progress is The Left-Hand Path: Runaway, book two in Nathan and Elton’s Wild Ride. I’m in the thick of writing this right now, and I’m very excited. Nathan is always an absolute joy to write, and in Runaway, he’s really getting to let loose and be the pain in the ass Elton always knew he could be. There are explosions, accidental murders, love notes, and scavenger hunts. The gang’s back together, for better or worse, and the Magistrate is going to have their work cut out for them.
A little farther down the line, I’m planning a contemporary paranormal romance about Caleb Durant, the cambion–or demon child–who’s grown up with a religious-obsessed mother telling him that he’s the son of Satan. He’s not (his father’s name is Raum), but that hasn’t stopped his overzealous mother from constantly telling him about his Omen-like destiny. At 17, he’s a little tired of hearing it, honestly. But as his powers grow stronger, he’s experimenting and becoming more comfortable with his fate. Unfortunately, standing in his way is Isaac–kind, churchgoing, and determined to keep Caleb in the Lord’s good graces despite his problematic heritage. I am going to have so much fun with this one, y’all. Some foreshadowing: I found a whole list of Jesus-friendly swear alternatives. Stay tuned for more details on this.
In the meantime, how about the results of this round of model-hunting? You guys guess which one is the half-demon and which one is the good Christian boy.
Hard to call, right? Just kidding.
I’m looking forward to getting you guys some more sneak peeks soon! In the meantime, I’m doing an author-centric Instagram challenge, so if you aren’t following me on there, then honestly what are you even doing with yourself. Get your life together.