Good Morning Monday! Special Print Editions of Upside Down

I’m very excited to announce that Upside Down is getting a limited-time only, special edition covers with metallic foil on the cover! Made by Kaligraphic, an Australian company, and I’m just a little bit in love!!

I’ve only seen photos so far, and I can NOT wait to see these in real life! But check these beauties out!

I don’t have any point of sale information at the moment, only that they will sell through me, not a retailer. I will have more details as I get them. I just wanted to share my excitement with you!

It’s only the purple that is metallic, not the whole cover.


In other news, I’ll be having a cover and blurb reveal soon for my next release, but in the mean time, there’s this…

The title you might not have been waiting for!! LOL

The Hate You Drink is with my editor as I type and I’ll be looking to release around May 23rd-ish (subject to change). It’s the story of  Monroe and Erik, a recovering alcoholic and his best friend. It’s friends-to-lovers, angsty, and full of N.R. Walker goodness!  Actual cover reveal coming soon!!


Current WIP is going well. Words are flowing fast and I’m not going to say any more than that in case I jinx myself LOL.  Only that the MC’s name is Sig, he’s one sexy motherf*cker, and he’s about to have his whole world turned on its head. LOL

Until next week!!

Good Morning Monday! Upside Down Cover Reveal!

Good morning! This will be a suuuuuper short post this week. If you follow me on social media, you will have probably seen this already, but last week I promised to show the cover for Upside Down, so here it is! And you can have the blurb as well. LOL

It’s a cute and fun cover because the story is, though there is a message in this book I hope people recognise and accept. Asexuality is a group that is often left out of the LGBTQIA+ community, or simply discredited.  So, I’d like you to meet Jordan and Hennessy!!

BLURB

Jordan O’Neill isn’t a fan of labels, considering he has a few. Gay, geek, a librarian, socially awkward, a nervous rambler, an introvert, an outsider. The last thing he needs is one more. But when he realises adding the label asexual might explain a lot, it turns his world upside down.

Hennessy Lang moved to Surry Hills after splitting with his boyfriend. His being asexual had seen the end of a lot of his romances, but he’s determined to stay true to himself. Leaving his North Shore support group behind, he starts his own in Surry Hills, where he meets first-time-attendee Jordan.

A little bewildered and scared but completely adorable, Hennessy is struck by this guy who’s trying to find where he belongs. Maybe Hennessy can convince Jordan that his world hasn’t been turned upside down at all, but maybe it’s now—for the first time in his life—the right way up.


GRL2019

Most of you know already, but I can’t attend GRL this year. I did say last year I couldn’t attend for the next three years. I love GRL and I love travelling the world and getting to spend time with my people, but real life and kids take precedence. I will say though, if you have the chance or the opportunity to attend, you really should. It’s awesome!!

(For those who don’t know, Gay Romance Lit, is a huge get together of the community – authors, readers, reviewers, bloggers, cover artists, narrators – all together for 3-4 days of awesomeness. It’s in a different US location every year, and it’s SO much fun!)


Translation into Thai!

And OMG!!! Finders Keepers is being released in Thailand very soon, and this is the amazing cover!  Is it not the CUTEST thing you’ve ever seen???  And also, branching out to the Asian market is SO exciting for me!!  I will post buy links when I have them.


In WIP news, my current writing project is at 17K words. I’m getting to the angsty/gritty part of the story which is never easy for me to write, though, that being said, I’m hoping for a lot of words this week!

Okay, that’s it for this week. Told you it was a short one! Until next week!

Good Morning Sunday ~ Wait, What? Freebies and Other Things

Yes, I know… you’re getting this a day early, but there are things that are time-sensitive so I figured I’d live a little dangerously and send this out Sunday instead of Monday. LOL

First things first…  FREE BOOKS.  Yes, free books. There’s a whole stack, and you can download them, easy peasy.   Awesome books from amazing authors of LGBTQIA+ romance!!

Act quickly though because this fab deal is only good for two days, January 19 and 20!

All you need to do is to click on this link to ProlificWorks (it used to be called Instafreebie) and check out the amazing authors and their books they’re giving away

Lucky – Garrett Leigh
Flashbulb – Clare London
Summer Heat ARC – Jay Northcote
Changing Lines – Rj Scott & V.L Locey
Cronin’s Key – N.r. Walker
Quentin Heart: Vampire Hunter – Amber Kell
Crooked Tree Ranch – Rj Scott
Play On: A Glasgow Lads Novella – Avery Cockburn
Farm Fresh – Naked Organics Book 1 – Posy Roberts
How to Howl at the Moon – Eli Easton
Knit Quick – Annabeth Albert
Colorado Hitch – Sara SJ York
The Altered – Annabelle Jacobs
Scorched Haven – Amy Lane
Goaltender’s Penalty – V.L. Locey

Yes, I’m GIVING AWAY copies of Cronin’s Key – just in time for Kennard’s Story to be released later this week! GRAB IT NOW IF YOU HAVEN’T READ IT ALREADY!!


Other news of timely importance

Private Charter will be leaving wide distribution and heading back into KU very soon. If you haven’t grabbed it, now is your chance!!

Amazon
Apple
B&N
Smashwords

Also…

Nova Praetorian will be leaving Kindle Unlimited in the next few days and will be available at all major retailers asap!!  If you’re a KU user, now is your last chance to grab it!!

Universal Amazon Link


Are you ready for some excited rainbow vomit?? LOL  Because I also have FOUR books up for voting for BOOK OF 2018 at Love Bytes – yes, four!!

You can check that poll out HERE if you’re so inclined to vote. You can choose as many as you like, but you can only vote once ❤


 NEW COVER REVEAL FOR SIXTY FIVE HOURS!!

I am so excited to share this…
I’ve shared this in my Facebook groups already, but now for you guys…
As you may know, I’ve had to remove all my paperbacks from Createspace and move them to IngramSpark (because Amazon is a mofo) but the cover I had done for Sixty Five Hours (in 2015) wouldn’t comply because Ingram is a lot harder to please lol.
Sooooo, I had to have the cover redone. This book has had its fair share of covers since 2011 (not all of them great) and I wanted to give Cameron and Luc the cover they deserve. And who else better to make a forever-cover than that amazing Reese Dante 
And it’s absolutely perfect!!
Things to know:
⭐️ There is NO new content (from the 2015 version)
⭐️ The ebook will stay FREE – new cover to be uploaded at all sites asap!
⭐️ Paperbacks will be available soon! And they are priced as low as I can possibly make them
⭐️ I have two signings coming up and if you’ve pre-ordered the Sixty Five Hours paperback, it will be the NEW cover – unless you t
ell me you want the old one.
⭐️ I’m so in love with this, you have no idea omg. I will post the wrap cover in the comments because it’s SO freaking awesome!

The new covers should start appearing in the next few days!


CRONIN’S KEY IV – KENNARD’S STORY

Kennard’s Story is out this week!! OMG I’m so excited!!  It was so great to spend time with these guys again – I will post buy links asap!!  Also, ARCs will be going out today or tomorrow… whenever I can get them done!


Other news…

My WIP is now complete. Upside Down is now 66K words and I’ll be sending it out to beta readers this week! Eeeeek!!

What’s next is undecided… whether it’s the angsty addiction characters, or the angel/devil comedy, I can’t decide. They’re still competing for centre stage in my head.  It will more than likely be the angsty one…

My 2019 schedule (subject to change) now looks like this:

Jan 28th – Kennard’s Story

Late March – Upside Down

Late May – Angsty addiction story

Late June – Angel/devil story

Late August – beginning of a cop/cold case trilogy to be released up until Christmas or something like that, idk.

Okay, that’s it for this week. I’ll be back next week with the buy links for Kennard’s Story!!  Eeeeeek! So excited!!!

Until then….  ❤

 

Good Morning Monday ~ Farewell 2018, Helloooooo 2019!!!

A bargain, a cover reveal, and a bit of a schedule – Oh my!

Okay first up, the bargain sale!!  Private Charter is now just 99c for a short time only!  That’s 65,000 words for just a buck! It’s hot, it’s steamy, and you’ll never look at a bottle of tequila the same again 😉

Available at all major retailers!!

Amazon
Apple
B&N
Smashwords


Now for the cover reveal!!

I know everyone has waited long enough for this book, so without further ado, here it is!!  Release date: January 28th. Cover by SJ York.

Blurb:

Kennard and Stas have been enjoying being newly bonded mates, hidden away for the last six months in Stas’ cabin, deep in the forests of Northern Russia. When they get a visit from Alec, Cronin, Eiji, and Jodis, Kennard and Stas decide to return to London where they get news of a supernatural disturbance in India.

Excited for a new adventure, the band of friends embark on a journey like they’ve never seen before. Following a trail of snakes and serpents, they slip through gates into timeless dimensions all over the world, leaving them without their vampire powers. Even Alec is powerless as they follow a trail of gates and doorways to their final destination.

But the bad guy isn’t who they think it is, and Kennard will need to draw on his past to save their future. Because history is never what it seems…

I can’t wait for you guys to read this. It’s 35,000 words of crazy, but it was SO much fun to spend some time with these crowd again. I hope it was all the wait!!


2018 was a very busy year! 

And 2019 shows no signs of slowing down… what I can tell you right now is I will be aiming to have a new release every 8 weeks, starting  with January 28th – Cronin’s Key IV ~Kennard’s Story.  The next will be late March – Current WIP (still untitled) contemporary romance, then the next would be late May, then late July etc.

I have 9 audios planned this year already. They include The Blind Faith series (March-April), Thomas Elkin series (Feb-April), Private Charter (June), Galaxies and Oceans (July), and Kennard’s Story.  **Please note dates are tentative and subject to change. I would LOVE to get Nova Praetorian into Audio but that one’s up in the air at the moment. It would be almost 19 hours long and that’s crazy expensive to produce as a self publisher.

I also have two book signings so far. Local ones, which will be a nice change 🙂  They are 23rd Feb in Sydney for Books By the Bridge

and 3rd March in Brisbane for BookMarked and Sexy

So yes, 2019 is going to be super busy but I am really excited! I think this year is going to be awesome!!  I will also have a new website soon, but I will keep you posted! (this blog and my Good Morning Monday posts won’t change)

Okay folks, I will see you in the new year!!!  Until then! ❤

 

Good Morning Monday! A Cover Reveal, A Deadline, and a Chest Infection

Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? Well, minus the chest/lung infection, that is. It’s not that bad… I only cough every time I breathe. 😉  My doc gave me some antibiotics and told me to rest (obviously doesn’t know that rest doesn’t apply to a working mum LOL)  Though I am trying to take it easy/easier. This infection has also brought on a spike of chronic fatigue which is a double whammy. Basically I’m too tired to get better. LOL  Fingers crossed I see an improvement this week. I’m leaving on Friday for a four day trip to Brisbane with my daughter, my sister, and my niece. Which would have been fab if I wasn’t hacking up a lung every other minute. I’m sure I’ll be feeling better by then…


My next release!

Anywhooooo, I mentioned a cover reveal!! Woo hoooo! I love doing these. It is for my Christmas story, called A Soldier’s Wish. But the big reveal isn’t here today. The big reveal is happening on My Fiction Nook   on the 5th November. I know it’s technically the 5th of November here in Australia but we know all dates and timezones for these things are set default to the US.  So you’ll have to wait a day. This is part of the Christmas Angel anthology – seven authors, seven different stories involving one Christmas Angel ornament that gets handed down throughout history.

 

The Christmas Angel Series

In 1750, a master woodcarver poured all his unrequited love, passion, and longing into his masterpiece—a gorgeous Christmas angel for his beloved’s tree. When the man he loved tossed the angel away without a second thought, a miracle happened. The angel was found by another who brought the woodcarver True Love.

Since then, the angel has been passed down, sold, lost and found, but its magic remains. Read the romances inspired by (and perhaps nudged along by) the Christmas Angel through the years. Whether it’s the 1700’s England (Eli Easton), 1880’s New York (Kim Fielding), the turn-of-the-century (Jordan L. Hawk), post World War II (L.A. Witt), Vietnam-era (N.R. Walker), the 1990’s (Anyta Sunday), or 2018 (RJ Scott), the Christmas Angel has a way of landing on the trees of lonely men who need its blessing for a very Merry Christmas and forever HEA.

Christmas Angel (Book #1) – Eli Easton
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41718418-christmas-angel

Summerfield’s Angel (Book #2) – Kim Fielding
https://www.goodreads.com/…/sh…/41718433-summerfield-s-angel

The Magician’s Angel (Book #3) – Jordan L. Hawk
https://www.goodreads.com/…/s…/41718440-the-magician-s-angel

Christmas Homecoming (Book #4) – Lori Gallagher Witt
https://www.goodreads.com/…/s…/41718469-christmas-homecoming

A Soldier’s Wish (Book #5) – N.r. Walker
https://www.goodreads.com/bo…/show/41730466-a-soldier-s-wish

Shrewd Angel (Book #6) – Anyta Sunday
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41718481-shrewd-angel

Christmas Prince (Book #7) – Rj Scott
https://www.goodreads.com/bo…/show/41718495-christmas-prince

The books can be read in any order. They are all completely standalones. They are only tied together with a common theme. You can read one, or all seven. And you know you want to read all seven, right???  😉

Mine is set in Woodstock and Vietnam. Gary and Richard are two characters I simply adored writing. This is my first ever full length standalone Christmas story. Christmas is not really something I get into much (bahumbug, and all that) and I did worry that this wasn’t very Christmassy, but my pre-readers said it passed the Christmas test.  The book will be released on December 2nd and will go straight into KU. It is 55,000 words long and follows these boys from when they meet going to Woodstock and the two years that follow.

I hope everyone enjoys reading their story as much as I did writing it! ❤


Nova

Nova Praetorian has been out a week now and the feedback I’ve had has been really positive. Thank you to everyone who has read and reviewed this book. I know historicals aren’t for everyone – I knew that before I wrote it. But I wouldn’t change a thing. Quintus and Kaeso remain one of my favourite couples I’ve ever written, and I’m very proud of this book.

Universal buylink


My WIP update:

I’m currently 22K words into my newest venture. If you were at GRL or saw a few clues on social media, my current WIP is Kennard’s story from my Cronin’s Key series.  Yes, Kennard and Stas are getting their story! It’s only going to be shorter (under 30K words) but there’s crazy adventures abound, because as well know, history is never what it seems! 😉

And I can honestly say I have NO clue what’s going to happen is this book. I never plan anything and this is one crazy ride. I’m just as keen to see where it all goes as anyone else! LOL I really want to finish it this week. As I mentioned, I’m going away on Friday for 4-5 days and I’d love to get the first draft finished before I leave. Not sure how possible that is considering every time I add a chapter, something crazier happens. Let me just say, that Eiji is in his element here. The weirder it is, the more he loves it. ❤


Okay folks, that’s it for this week. I’ll be away next Monday so there might not be a post next week. Don’t miss me too much 😉

Until then…

Good Morning Monday! A Cover Reveal, News, and Some Book Signing Info!

I hope everyone’s had a great week! Mine’s been busy (always) but productive which always feels good.

So I promised a cover reveal for Nova Praetorian!! And I shall deliver – but there is no edited blurb yet and no update on the definite release date, but I do have the cover. So behold! I found this cover on a pre-made site (Go On Write) and LOVED it! So feast your peepers on this!!

It is my first dive into Historical waters, and I loved writing it. So, a quick Q&A:

Is it Historical?  Yes. The dates, Roman customs etc, and some historical events are accurate, though the names of senators and the emperor are fictional.

Is it Romance?  Yes. LOL

Is it a little different from my usual books? Yes. Apparently. Or so I’ve been told. It’s written in third person POV which I think gives it a different feel. And the language/word usage is more formal – because it’s set in Roman times.

Anyway, I’m suuuuuuper excited for everyone to meet Quintus and Kaeso. I adored writing them. I hope everyone loves them as much as I do!  If release date is not before GRL (October 18) it will be after I get home (late Oct/early Nov). I’ll keep you updated!


My WIP now has a title and I’ve seen the prelim cover, so I’m getting excited! It’s called A Soldier’s Wish, and it’s part of a group Christmas anthology. A bunch of awesome authors are writing a story with a continued theme of a special Christmas Angel ornament that gets passed along throughout history. Each story is about the Angel and the men she helps along the way. Each book can be read a stand-alone, they will each have their own special cover, and they don’t have to be read in order.

I’m excited for this! I just need to finish writing my story… and yes, I’m very well aware how close to the deadline I am for this. LOL  A Soldier’s Wish is now at 42K and I’m really hoping there is only 6-8K to go. I know I say that a lot and it ends up much longer LOL  Considering I thought this story was only going to be 15K in total, my estimates are a complete shot in the dark.

Release date is December 2nd! So mark it on your calendars!


With GRL fast approaching, I’d like to remind you that I will not be doing pre-orders and I cannot sell books at the event. If you want me to sign a book, you’ll need to bring your own copy with you.  You can buy my paperbacks from my Author Page at Amazon.


SOME OTHER BOOK EVENTS!

Next year, I’ll be signing at Sydney Books By the Bridge on February 23rd. You can pre-order books for that HERE!

And I’ll also be signing at Book Marked and Sexy in Brisbane on March 2nd. You can pre-order books for that HERE!


Okay, that’s it for this week!!  I reeeeeeally need to get this WIP finished this week. It’s pushing my whole schedule back because it’s taken me so long to write it. If you see me online, kick me in the pants!!

Until then!

Good Morning Monday!! And a Cover Reveal for Private Charter 😍

Hello all!!  Holy crap it’s been one helluva busy week. I know I say that every week, but damn… One day I’ll have a spare minute or two to just breathe. LOL

On the writing front, my WIP is at 80,000 words and realistically, there’s 8-10K to go. I am going to finish it this week. DO YOU HEAR THAT UNIVERSE?? *shakes fist at the sky* I AM GOING TO FINISH IT THIS WEEK! lol

So I mentioned (very briefly) on Facebook about this damned WIP so I can now tell you this: It is set in the ancient Roman era. My main characters are Quintus and Kaeso. Quintus is a lanista (owner of a gladiator school) and he finds himself playing body guard to an ambitious senator. It is there he finds himself the charge of a slave named Kaeso. And love, treason and violence ensues. LOL

The research I’ve done/am doing for this books is extensive. Even more, probably, than what I did for the Cronin Key series.  Yep. THAT much research. I’m mostly being cautious with words/dialogue for that era. For example, the characters can’t even say ‘yes or no’ because etymologically speaking, those words didn’t appear until around the 1400s in England. It would be the same as reading a Victorian period piece and having the main character say ‘G’day mate’ – It just wouldn’t have happened.  LOL Now, of course I’ve taken some liberties – because the book isn’t written in Latin LOL. But I’m *trying* to get the phrasing and vernacular as close as I can.

If I can do it justice, only time will tell.

The title is Nova Praetorian, and it should be out in October, all things going well and depending on how much work it needs. Which will be a lot. I’m not under any delusion about that. 😉


This week I’ve also completed the first round edits for Private Charter.  This lovely little story, full of sailing, sunshine, and sex is due out in just 4 weeks.  I know, right?? That came around really fast. Sooooo, it’s about time I showed off this GORGEOUS cover from Book Cover Zone! Oh, alright – and the blurb too 😉

Blurb:

Stuart Jenner’s job is high stress, high stakes, and everything he’s strived for. So why, when the apex of his career is within reach, does he stumble? At his doctor’s insistence, he books a privately chartered yacht to sail around the Whitsundays for two weeks of sun, surf, and sex. When his friend-with-benefits bails on him at the last minute, Stuart decides to go alone.

Foster Knight left the rat race behind six years ago, bought a yacht, and now calls the Great Barrier Reef his home. Sailing tourists around tropical waters is all in a day’s work, and he’s never been happier. When his next client arrives alone, the two-week charter will be the most private job he’s ever had.

Foster can see how stressed and exhausted Stuart is, and he promises him extensive rest and relaxation. Stuart slowly realises his original plan for two weeks of sun, surf, and sex might not be lost yet. Confined to a yacht, isolated by aqua-coloured oceans and the sweltering sun, Stuart and Foster are about to find out just how hot the tropics can get.

Eeeeeeeeeek!!!  So. Much. Fun!  I loved writing this book. It is 100% pure sunshine, tequila shots, and scorching sex. And just what you need to read to take a break from the worries of the world right now!

I can’t wait for you all to meet Stuart and Foster.  Oh, and Stuart wears white Speedos. White, see-through Speedos. And Foster didn’t stand a chance hahaha

That’s it for this week guys!! So so so much love to you and yours.

Until next week! ❤

Good Morning Monday ~ The Cover Reveal of Evolved!

Man, it’s almost April. The mornings are cooler here now, and the sun sets a little earlier, so it’s getting harder to ignore that the year is really pressing on. It’s kinda crazy how fast it seems to go now, it’s like one book release after another. Which is not a bad thing 😉

So in WIP news, I finished Galaxies and Oceans!!  OMG it truly felt like the manuscript that would never end. LOL!!  It finished at 84.5K words, though this week will be spent going back over it and fixing/adding/deleting so there’s no saying what the final word count will be. But Aubrey and Patrick’s story is down, at least, in first draft form. I’m still aiming for a June release, all things going well, and I will keep you all posted on progress.


I do have an amazing cover to show off! Evolved is coming out in under four weeks!!  *flails*  and I can NOT wait for everyone to meet Lloyd and Shaun. It’s a different kind of story, given that Shaun isn’t human. And it is sci-fi, but mostly it’s just romance. Shaun is an android, but he’s more human than most people. I know that sounds weird, but by the year 2068, humans  have retreated to living mostly digital lives, where relationships are online and are somewhat clinical. Along comes Shaun, who is programmed to feel, so there is something very human about how he adapts to life with Lloyd in the physical, non-digital life. Anyway, I’ll let the readers’ decide if they agree with that 😉

So, enough explanations…

The cover was made by the super-talented Reese Dante. And it is so utterly perfect, I just can’t even deal. LOL  I am so in love with this cover, and I’m sure you can see why…

BLURB:

In 2068, androids are an integrated part of human life. Big Brother no longer just watches from the shadows. It’s in every household.

Lloyd Salter has OCD issues with noise, mess, and he’s uncomfortable with human interaction. When his ex claimed the only thing perfect enough to live up to his standards was an android, Lloyd dismissed it. But two years later, after much self-assessment, he thinks he may have been right.

SATinc is the largest manufacturer of androids in Australia, including the Fully Compatible Units known as an A-Class 10. Their latest design is the Synthetic Human Android UNit, otherwise known as SHAUN.

Shaun is compatible to Lloyd’s every need; the perfect fit on an intellectual and physical basis. But Lloyd soon realises Shaun’s not like other A-Class androids. He learns. He adapts. Sure that SATinc is aware Shaun functions outside of his programmed parameters, Lloyd must find a way to keep Shaun safe.

No one can know how special Shaun is. No one can know he’s evolved.

And before you can ask, yes, the binary does spell something. Of course it does!! LOL  It spells EVOLVED  🙂

Release date is April 23rd!!  So not far away at all!!


And in case you missed my mid-week post, Three’s Company was re-released on the 22nd. I now have all my books back under my creative control, meaning, all my titles are now self-published under my name – and I’m so freakin’ happy!!  Not including my translated titles, that is. But I’m very happy to have all my books back ❤

Global Buy Link


So that’s it for this week! Next week is Easter, so if you celebrate, I wish you all the very best!  I should be posting next Monday, unless I’m in a chocolate coma… keep your fingers crossed LOL

This week I’m hoping to have the first draft of Galaxies and Oceans whipped into shape and then I can start thinking about which story to write next! Ah, the possibilities of a new book. You know, I sure do love writing the words The End, but writing Chapter One is pretty freaking cool too.

Until then… ❤

Good Morning Monday! *sings* And a Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2018!

Before we look forward, let’s take a quick look back at the year that was 2017. It was a busy, busy year, that was for certain. To highlight the positives, there was:

  • Eight new releases
  • Four re-releases
  • Ten translation releases
  • Eight audio book releases

No wonder I was busy! LOL   I also had a trip to the US for GRL which was an absolute highlight for me. I also dealt with/am still dealing with some health issues but Australia legalised marriage equality, so I’m considering 2017 a win! 🙂

Also, I have a range of books voted for Best of 2017 on several sites, Best Cover for 2017, (with Imago and On Davis Row) and I’m also up for Author of the Year as well. I’m so honoured and stoked, truly. I really am blessed to have the best job in the world, where I get to create worlds were love wins, and I get to meet and interact daily with the best people. ❤

So what does 2018 have in store for N.R. Walker?

Well, I’m hoping for much of the same. I said to a friend on Facebook the other day, all I want for 2018 is peace, health and happiness. Because if I have those, then the words will surely come 🙂 It’s about finding balance and peace of mind, and cutting the negativity out of my life. All I want to do is write books! Lots of them!

And so far my schedule for 2018 looks like this:

  • Re-release of Sense of Place (Jan 17th)
  • Release of Finders Keepers (late Jan)
  • Re-release of Taxes and TARDIS (Feb 21st)
  • Release of RDH4 on audio (possibly Feb)
  • Re-release of Three’s Company (March 21st)
  • Release of current (unnamed) WIP (late March)
  • Spencer Cohen Series (all four books) audio releases – Book One in March
  • Turning Point Series (all three books) audio releases – Book One in January
  • Translation of The Weight of It All in German.
  • Translation of Sixty Five Hours in Thai.
  • I have NINE pre-made covers I want to write books for (I’m obsessed with pre-made covers LOL) though they won’t all be released this year, but possibly four of them will be.
  • And there is the very real possibility of a new series beginning in 2018.

I’m what’s known as a “pantser” meaning I don’t plan or outline my books. That also means I don’t plan or outline my writing schedule. Well, I do. I try to, but it changes. I have no control over which characters get their story written first/next/at all, or how long each book will be. So you can see this writing schedule is pretty vague. The titles I’ve named are the ones I *know* are happening (audios/translations/re-releases). But the new books? Well, we’ll just have to wait and see.

It’s probably better to ask me what I’d like to release, and what I’m aiming for is:

A new release every two months. So far, though it’s subject to (and probably will) change, those months will be Jan, March, May, July, Sept, Nov, and maybe a short Christmas story thrown in sometime around Dec.

But real life will be the determining factor, and my good intentions may all go to shit by mid-January. LOL

I’m not sure what signings or cons I’ll be doing this year. I do know I’ll be at the Sydney Author Event in April (not as a listed author as such – more details to come later). I want to try and do more Australian-based events, so I’m looking around to see what’s on and where.

It’s very unlikely I’ll be at GRL in 2018, but I won’t know until it gets closer.

But in exciting news, I’ll be the Author of the Month for all of January at My Fiction Nook!

Aaaaaand what would a New Year’s Celebration be without a cover reveal?

Made by James at Go On Write, here’s the totally cute cover for Finders Keepers, due out late January. Blurb to come soon!

Okay, so that’s it for today! Wishing you all a very happy and safe New Years! And all the very best for 2018! I’ll be continuing my Good Morning Monday posts, so until next week…

Good Morning Monday! On Davis Row Cover and Blurb!

Good Morning Monday! It’s been another busy week, but seriously they all are. It’s my son’s birthday this week so he’s had friends over this last weekend. Let me tell you, not only can six teen boys can make a helluva lot of noise, but they can mow through a truckload of food. LOL Amongst other RL things, I have managed to get some writing done.

My WIP, now titled Finders Keepers, is at 25K, and I’m still thinking 40K will see it done. It’s a super cute fluffy story of Griffin and Dane and a dog called Wicket. 🙂 I’d like to have it done by the end of November, but I’ll be away for a few days next week, so maybe not…

And of course, November 27th is the release day for On Davis Row! I’ve done one round of edits (my poor, poor editor LOL) and can’t wait for everyone to meet Noah and CJ. I’ve shown the cover before but I have the blurb for you as well!

Blurb:

Nearing the end of a suspended jail sentence should unlock a brighter future for CJ Davis, only the chip on his shoulder is as hard to shift as his bad reputation. Born into a family of career criminals who live down Davis Road, an address the cops have dubbed Davis Row, his name alone is like a rap sheet that makes optimism impossible.

Brand-new parole officer Noah Huxley is determined to see the good in men like CJ. After all, he knows firsthand that bad things can happen to good people. His colleagues mock his doe-eyed optimism, but Noah soon sees CJ’s bad attitude and bravado are weapons he uses to keep people at a distance.

Both men know one simple mistake can change a life forever. At first glance, they might seem to be polar opposites. Yet underneath, they’re not that different at all.

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On Davis Row will be exclusive to Amazon and will be an immediate release (no presales). Though I will be hosting Release Day giveaways and other fun stuff, so stay tuned!