So it’s been quite a very long while since I posted anything, and I aim to change that. But there are reasons I’ve been absent and so…updates on me and my work!
The EDJ is still evil. Overtime stopped, because we actually got caught up for a minute there. But that was because people were on vacation and there wasn’t as much work coming in. Alas, I was out for a couple of weeks (explanation in a minute) and when I came back we were again, very much behind. So overtime has started again, and as much as I love the extra money, it means more hours a day and at least six days a week at the job. Which is blech.
So about me being out….after years of pain, I was finally vindicated. I said it was my gallbladder, but since my tests came back fine, I was ignored. But finally, after another attack, the ultrasound showed gallstones, and I got that sucker removed. Seriously, even though I was nervous, because hello, surgery, I was so freaking relieved. The surgery went well, I was out of work for two weeks, got some Percocet to help with the pain of recovering in the first few days, and I am well healed now. Since it was laparoscopic, i only have three little incisions and you can barely see them only a few weeks on. And I am feeling much better in general, all around, and that is awesome.
So what have I been working on? A couple of sub call entries! First I wrote a snowed in story, that I love to pieces. Snowed in/forced proximity is one of my very favorite tropes. I love forced proximity an insane amount. So when I saw the call, I knew I had to write it. It took some doing, because I was second guessing myself for no reason whatsoever, but it’s done and in and Snowed In: Jonah and Cooper will be out in January.
I also wrote a Christmas story! Because if you know me at all, you know Christmas stories, and holiday stories in general, are totally my crack. I set it in Landry’s Fall, the fictional town I created for One in Vermilion, and there’s a reason for that (tell you in a minute) and this one came straight from a prompt from my BFF. He told me to write one, and I said, okay, what should I write, and he gave me a paragraph of the idea. I wrote it quickly, as after the surgery I didn’t have much time before the deadline. But I also love it a lot, it ends with a strong HFN, and it’s all the good feelings. ‘Twas the Play Before Christmas will be out in December.
Both these stories are novella length, which you may know is a favorite of mine. And totally my wheelhouse. So they will be fun, fluffy, quick romps you can enjoy in a couple of hours.
And Landry’s Fall….okay first let me say I love small town romances. Always have. Even when I was a wee child stealing Harlequin Romances from my Oma, those were always my favorite. I love the community feel, and I love the quaint and quintessential, and I love that they are often the best parts of small towns. Landry’s Fall is a town of my own creation, one that is pieced together with bits of my favorite places, and some imagined. I set it in the Adirondacks, which is one of my favorite locations on the entire planet, and sent Wyatt there to fall in love with Tru.
But Landry’s Fall has never left my brain, and I always wanted to set more stories there. I’ve been thinking about it for a while, talking it out with the BFF, and I decided to set Christmas there too. And while writing Christmas, more stories emerged, ones that also need to be written. This isn’t a series in the traditional sense, and not one like I’ve ever written before. These stories can be read in any order. Cameos happen, of course…it’s a small town! But they are in no way dependent on each other to exist. You don’t have to have any prior knowledge. But I thought it would be good to mark all these stories in a clear way, so that you know any book in the collection.
These stories will have a note, “A Landry’s Fall Story” on it so that you know exactly what you’re getting.
Yes, there will be characters introduced in these stories that will eventually get there HEA. And sometimes the cameos will be bigger than others. But enjoy them in any order! Read whatever strikes your fancy! (and maybe in the future, there will be a boxed set. We shall see)
Now, this is already getting long, but there’s a couple of other things I want to mention.
The first is what I’m working on now. I’ve just broken ground on a new story…and this one is special because, well, I wrote the blurb first. A name sparked a sentence, the sentence sparked the blurb, and though I’m sure it will be tweaked as I wrist the story, it’s being written to fit that blurb. And yes, you guessed it, it’s set in Landry’s Fall.
And this month I had two releases. The first was my cowritten book with Nell Iris, Falling Into Love, and we’ve begun working on the second in the series.
And I also released Somebody to Die For, part of the Dreamspun Beyond collection.
Click the titles to find buy links!
Okay so that’s it from me for now! See you soon!