Friday, February 27, 2009

Some Updates (Or things I can stop worrying about)

This week--

I finished and turned in a short story for the Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance II. Woo!

Immortals: The Reckoning (me writing as Jennifer Ashley) came out. I saw it in Target. Woo!!

I just finished a novella for a Christmas anthology coming out in October. Woo!!

Mortal Seductions and Hot for the Holidays (one of the Xmas anthos) are orderable at Amazon. Woo!!

Facing me are copyedits of Mortal Seductions, the first draft of Pride Mates (new paranormal series), and the first draft of Stormwalker (new urban fantasy).

But I think I'll take the weekend off.


Thursday, February 05, 2009

Cover of Mortal Seductions

If you enjoyed Mortal Temptations (and even if you didn't), the next book, Mortal Seductions, is due out in September. My editor just read it and said it was even better than Mortal Temptations. And I agree; Mortal Temps was the warm-up. :-)

The cover to Mortals Seductions is to die for. This is Demitri in all his tiger glory!

(BTW, in the book, his human body isn't tiger-striped. It's an artist's interpretation--but I like it!)


Dragon questions

I've had a lot of questions regarding the Dragon series (Dragon Heat; Black Dragon; Dragon Master); e.g., is it the end?

I'd always intended the series to be a trilogy--and in fact Berkley bought the third book well after the first two (waiting to see how the first book did, possibly...which is why the year between Black Dragon and Dragon Master.)

I'd originally sold Berkley four books, two Dragons and two Heats--Mortal Temps and Mortal Seductions, which are both releasing this year.

(BTW, In case anyone finds this stuff interesting, I wrote Mortal Temptations before I wrote Dragon Master, but they were published in reverse order. )

What I'm working on now for Berkley is a brand new series that will debut in 2010. It's more urban fantasy, but with romance. You'll get a glimpse of it in the Christmas anthology, Hot for the Holidays, coming out in October.

For the dragons: I never say never. I might get the opportunity to do another one, and I wouldn't say no! For now, there aren't any scheduled.

Everything I post on my website is what's contracted and in progress, so if it's not there with at least a TBA date, then I don't have a contract for it. As soon as I make a sale, I post the book title and possible date.

(Which reminds me, I just made a Jennifer Ashley sale to Dorchester, and need to post that too!!)

As always, never hesitate to ask me questions about my books and series. I can't always answer email right away, but I get there! (Or if I get many of the same question, I answer it via blog.)