I'm embarrassed about how infrequently I've updated my blog of late, but now have been sharing plenty of news over the past two days.
But what have I been up to, writing-wise?
Last summer while I was waiting for Redemption edits, a friend challenged me to write something I'd never written before: erotica.
Sure, I could do this, right?
Wrong. The story grew a plot. And more plot. And yet more plot.
And spawned three more stories.
Now, instead of a short story, I had four novellas, but in marketing discussions, I didn't want to sell them as four novellas, since they shared a story arc and readers would be paying more for the individual stories than for a novel with the same word count.
I couldn't do that to them, so I pieced it together, smoothed the edges, and am now in the final stages of creation with A Bear Walks Into a Bar.
It's got shifters, lots of intimate scenes (many more than I normally write, but it's integral to the story) and, drum roll please....
A non-monogamous couple.
Oh, wait! Where are you going? Come back! I didn't say they were cheaters, but part of their shifter culture involves group sex with others, for comfort, discipline, bonding, etc.
Look for A Bear Walks Into a Bar to release in late December or early January, from Rocky Ridge Books.