Hello! And wow, Lisa sure cleaned this place up. Stuff’s off the floor and is that a chocolate fountain? Damn. Hot and cold running coffee even.
Grab a cup and let’s sit down to chat.
There’s a lot going on right now. Some good. Some… oddly sad but good. So, I thought I would come here and share with you all in the quiet comfort of The Novel Approach’s den because, well, this is kind of where it all started.
Let’s talk about the State of Rhys Ford…because times, they are a changin’. Let me do an update on each series and we can go from there.
The Cole McGinnis Series
I have made the very hard decision of ending the series after the next Cole book. So melodramatic but oh, I thought it would be fairly easy to arrive at that decision. It was like pulling up in a hearse. Cole! And Jae! Because… Cole! And Jae!
But you see, all good things must come to an end and I feel in my gut, the story is about to be told. The final book will be called Dirty Heart and it was an honour to have Mary Calmes herself name it for me. Mary’s been instrumental (fanatical) about this series since she first picked it up to read, and I wanted to have a part of her in its final incarnation.
Now, please keep in mind, I am putting them on hiatus. If I do revisit the boys—and I will—it will be as a one-off mystery here or there and not a long standing arc. But I do think it’s time for us to find out why Ben did what he did.
Greg Tremblay is currently working on Dirty Laundry right now so that audio will be out when he’s done talking to Cole about his stupid life choices.
The Sinners Series
As many of you know, Tequila Mockingbird will be released in twenty-(one) days (9 pm on June 26th if you live in SoCal like I do). Sloe Ride and a yet unnamed book will complete out the series. Sloe Ride will be the final band book with the Unnamed Drink being about Miki’s journey to get a bit of his head on straight. Tristan James has been contracted to do The Devil’s Brew, so yay!
The Hellsinger Series
Wooooot! A cover reveal! Duck Duck Ghost, second in the series!
This is the cover for Duck Duck Ghost and yay! I found a Tristan I liked. Not that there was anything wrong with the other guy, but I broke with canon on covers and went with a different look. I needed… more oomph. And I’m happy with this oomph. This will be out in September.
This is the tentative blurb for Duck Duck Ghost. I really broke my brain writing this one and heh… so much fun.
Paranormal investigator Wolf Kincaid knows what his foot tastes like.
Mostly because he stuck it firmly into his mouth when his lover, Tristan Pryce, accidentally drugged him with a batch of psychotropic baklava. Needing to patch things up between them, Wolf drags Tristan to San Luis Obispo, hoping Tristan’s medium ability can help evict a troublesome spirit haunting an old farmhouse.
With Wolf’s sister handling Hoxne Grange’s spectral visitors, Tristan finds himself in the unique position of being able to leave home for the first time in forever but Wolf’s roughshod treatment is the least of his worries. Tristan’s ad-hoc portal for passing spirits seems to be getting less and less guests and despite his concern he’s broken his home, Tristan agrees to help Wolf’s cousin, Sey kick her poltergeist to the proverbial curb.
San Luis Obispo brings its own bushel of troubles. Tristan’s ghost whispering skill is challenged not only by a terrorizing haunting but also by Wolf’s skeptical older cousin, Cin. Bookended by a pair of aggressive Kincaids, Tristan soon finds himself in a spectral battle where not only is his sanity threatened but also his relationship with Wolf, the first man he’s ever loved.
Creature Feature 2
The lovely Poppy Dennison and I co-wrote a book… about hunters. Paranormal boo-wigglie hunters. Watch this space and others for the blurb and cover… and oh god, I adored every second of doing this with Poppy. She rocks. This will be released in October 2014
Black Dog Blues and The Four
I am happy to announce that Black Dog Blues (Kai Gracen Series) and The Four (Horsemen of the Apocalypse) have been picked up by Dreamspinner Press Publishing for release next year. These are two urban fantasies and while Black Dog Blues was previously published, I’m looking forward to going back in and adding a few scenes *grins*.
Anything else I’ve forgotten? Oh yes, the new series…. Because there is a new series coming out. But oh, that’ll be later. *grins*
Right now, I’m working on Down and Dirty, Bobby and Ichi’s book. And well, waiting for Tequila Mockingbird to finish cooking and fly off into the interwebs. I do hope you enjoy both of them *hugs*.
Thank you and smooches,