Announcing!

Coming in September from JMS Books!

Falling Into Love: Book 1 Family Found Series by Kris T. Bethke and Nell Iris

Liam O’Donoughue is happy with his life. He runs V Wilderness Adventures with his best friends, his chosen brothers, and gets to spend his days hiking in the gorgeous Adirondacks. What’s not to love? But when he meets Austin on a hike, he thinks he’s found something he didn’t even know was missing.

Austin Jock is content with his work as a radiology tech and playing bass in a cover band. Someday he wants to find his forever person but doesn’t believe in romantic fireworks and isn’t sure it’ll ever happen. Then Liam comes crashing into his life, igniting sparks. Huge, life-altering sparks.

The connection between the two men is instant, and things move fast. But Austin isn’t sure what to do with everything he’s feeling inside. Can Liam convince him falling in love is the easiest thing in the world?

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Plugging Along

EDJ is still evil. But I have some days off coming up so hopefully I’ll get things taken care of then.

In the meantime, some news:

Nell and I are in the last legs of making our story shine, and we should be done with that soon. Then we’ll submit it, and hopefully have a release date for you in the coming weeks! Look for news about Falling Into Love soon!

Requiem Inc Series: Avery’s book, Somebody to Die For, will be out in September! I’m really looking forward to it, and I can’t wait for you to have it in your hands.

But you may be aware that the Beyond Line is not continuing after the end of the year. What does that mean for my series? Well, unfortunately, it won’t be put into audio like I originally anticipated. That’s a let down, because I would have loved for these books to be more accessible. But that’s how things go sometimes. Also, and this part really saddens me, I most likely won’t be writing any more in the series. I had planned on at least one more, and I’ve gotten some questions about Tyler and if he’ll get a story. I was going to write it. I wanted to give readers and Tyler himself, his happily every after. He deserves it. I’m not taking it completely off the table, but given the closing of the line, and the other projects I have in the queue, I doubt his story will be written and released. But I’ll never say never!

I always anticipated writing a sequel to Beholden, and that’s still in the works. I am, however, having trouble getting the voice of the story right. It will happen, hopefully sooner rather than later. So there will be at least one more as a follow up to that one!

I’m writing a Snowed In story for JMS right now. Due to the crazy work schedule, and guitar lessons, and writing with Nell, it’s been at a standstill. But as I said, I have some days off coming up, and I’m hoping to knock that out this weekend. I have three days of uninterrupted time to get it done, and I really want to finish Jonah and Cooper’s story. Wish me luck!

And of course, Nell and I will be writing the second book in the Family Found series!

That’s it from me for now. But I’m still working, even if it’s a bit slower than normal. Look for new books soon!

New and Notes

Okay so it’s been about a month since I’ve posted anything. No flash fics. No updates. It’s not because I’ve not been working on stories. But man…

So the EDJ is kicking my butt these days. I’m still working overtime, and the job itself is sometimes tedious. At the end of the day, I don’t have much mental capacity left and I need to focus on certain things. Unfortunately, that means the website, and social media as a whole, has been a bit neglected. So here’s some news and notes!

June is Pride Month for the majority of us! I dig pride month for a lot of reasons, and that’s certainly not to say it’s perfect or that the celebrations going on are all sunshine and rainbows. Though there certain are a lot of rainbows! Remember that there are certain groups within the community that get erased on a daily basis. Aro and Ace people are constantly ignored, or told they don’t belong, or some other weird thing. It’s not necessary. Embrace the folks that identify this way! Each sexuality is valid. This goes for queer and genderfluid and any other thing that I can’t possibly think of. The point of the month is to remember those who have fought before us and to celebrate who we are today.

And of course (and you know I’m going to say it) this goes for the bi folks too! I won’t get on my soapbox about bierasure again, but it’s a thing that hits hard at me. It happens to me all the time, and there are so many times I want to point out that I’m bi, but I know it’s not safe to do so. Remember the bi folks have a place here too!

And to that end, here’s a shameless plug: I write a whole lot of bi characters for just that reason. Every book I’ve published with JMS and a lot of the ones at DSP feature Bi characters. I know both publishers have other titles featuring Bi..and all the spectrum…characters. So check them out and buy if it strikes your fancy!

Going with the theme, both the MCs in the book that Nell and I have written are bi! Did you catch that? We’re done! We’re in the polishing stage now, and then we’ll submit it. I’ll give you more details when we know publication dates. But in the meantime, we dropped this on Friday. So here’s a hint about what’s to come.

I’m still working on solo stuff too, but it’s taking longer than normal due to the aforementioned EDJ situation. Fortunately, I have some days off coming in a couple of weeks, and I’m hoping with the weekend, I’ll make some solid progress!

Happy Reading! Happy Pride! Enjoy, celebrate, remember, embrace!