There are so many stories where I need to figure out where I’m heading. Okay, I should clarify somewhat. I know where I’m heading I have to work out how to get to the end result—the path I should take with the least resistance. Sometimes my stories like to walk in circles for a while before they say okay enough piss-arsing around, and let’s get on with the damn story. But, I know I’ll get there in the end. Especially, if I have all of you out there kicking my arse with encouragement.
Moon Runners 2: I Won’t Let You Go 01/01—27/01
The Diamond Rose 2: So Pretty on the Outside 29/01—23/02
The Freedomers 2: Craine’s Everlasting Faith 24/02—23/03
Hidden Hearts 3: Going By The Book (Travis) 24/03—20/04
Moon Runners 3: It’s Gonna be Okay 21/04—18/05
The Diamond Rose 3: Sometimes It Hurts 19/05—16/06
The Freedomers 3: Drake’s Broken Prophecy 19/06—17/07
Hidden Hearts 4: Couples Cover (Macen) 18/07—14/08
The Freedomers 4: Finding Arotol’s Destiny 15/08—11/09
The Diamond Rose 4: Monsters Like Me 12/09—09/10
The Freedomers 5: Maven’s Guardian Angel 10/10—06/11
Moon Runners 4: Something That You Said 07/11—04/12
Moon Runners 5: Finally Figured You Out 05/12—01/01/18
To start off with… Today My blog does not want me to post any pictures that sit alongside the text. Hell, it won’t even let me move it to the centre of the page… but let’s not let that distract us.
I know I’ve been putting off writing the next instalment in my series, The Diamond Rose I have come up with a somewhat awkward situation. Where I realise my world has almost the exact same name of somebody else’s world… the thing is I love this other author and it never even occurred to me until I was recently re reading her books that I noticed the glaring similarity with the name…Okay, I should mention before someone points it out that the author is Alexis Morgan and her world is called Kalithia whereas mine is Kalethia… I want to sincerely apologise to everyone for my stupidity, and for not researching the name more thoroughly… It won’t happen again.
Now onto more of my dilemma… We’ve already been to Kalethia in book one… would it seem weird if The Diamond Rose (the property set in Australia) finds out it’s connected to more than one world… I figure that way I can move away from the name similarity—and it can also bring in new characters for everyone to get to know.
I really would be interested in your opinions, so that I can get back to writing this series. That whole name thing has thrown me for a loop, because I don’t want people thinking I stole the story. I just didn’t research enough. And because I gave myself a guilt trip I had a metal aversion to continuing with the series, but in 2017 I need to be able to move forward.
Please stop by and let me know your thoughts…
Moon Runners 2: I Won’t Let You Go is a story that is long overdue. I think I screwed myself on this one because I changed so much in what I originally had that I now have to bring it all back together.
I’m going to try and talk about the story without giving too much away in the plot-line. In book two Liam Kantry’s younger brother, Marcus gets his turn in the limelight. we have to hope his mouth doesn’t get him into too much trouble and if his mate, Kaleb can handle everything about Marcus.
Before they can have their happily ever after they along with the rest of the pack need to prepare for what’s coming… some is good—some not so much. Through the bad times Marcus and Kaleb need to figure out a way to work together if they are going to be strong enough to not only do their jobs, but explore the possibilities of their mating. Not everything in life is what it seems and our boys need to sift through everything to find the truth.
I’m hoping all my readers see the strides Marcus makes in his life and falls in love with him as much as I have begun to. When life gets him down he always finds a way to smile through it—even if he is breaking on the inside.
Heart-mate Mine! (done 2014)
- I Won’t Let You Go Marcus & Kaleb
- Through Bathroom Doors
- Something That You Said
- Finally Figured You Out
For those of you who have read book 1… please feel free to drop me a line and tell me which characters story you would like to hear next. I’m always up for suggestions.
People think I’m weird… I can’t even say they’re wrong. I know most authors—well some authors feel exactly the same way. I always carry a notebook and pens with me wherever I go. I’m the one you see having a cuppa at the mall jotting down notes like my life depended on it. And to top it all off I never seem to throw the books away once they are full. Even after I transfer everything onto my computer I store them in archive boxes. I always date when I write notes down… as if it’s proof that this is what I did on a certain day, and I own these notes/story ideas.
Sometimes I can’t even enjoy listening to music as I’m always listing to words or a phrase that will jump out at me and inspire me to write my own version… it may have nothing to do with the actual song itself, but those few extraordinary words take up room inside my head space until I put them to good use.
Take today for instance I was listening to Nickleback in the car and there are just certain songs of theirs that just make me want to pull out The Lines of Marsden and write. I don’t even know why to me Nickleback is Michael Marsden & Doyle Kerwin. Or why Bullet for my Valentine makes me automatically think of my series Experimentals. Why Chris Daughtry makes me hunger to write The Diamond Rose series. Or why Shinedown makes me think or The Connelly Chronicles.
The truth is I don’t even listen to music when I write. I like it to be nice and quiet. Yet I still find inspiration in the things I see and the things I listen to. I also love watching people in case I need to use them as a character in my stories.
Okay, the truth is I have just written out a list of every book that comes next in my series for: Fireborn Publishing… MLRPress… Pride Publishing… all in all there are 12. Mind you, for Pride before I do the next The Connelly Chronicles I’ll be finishing up all the Wardens of the Guild books…They are as follows:
1- Hidden Hearts 3: Going By the Book
2- Moon Runners 2: I Won’t Let You Go
3- The Diamond Rose 2: So Pretty On The Outside
4- The Freedomers 2: Craine’s Everlasting Faith
5- Experimentals 3: Messages from the Dead
6- Intended Mates 2: Dancing To the Sounds of Madness
7- Lancaster’s Way 3: Pre-loved
8- Sons of Evenmore 3: Fear The Scarlet Moon
9- The Lines of Marsden 4: The Trail of Red Roses
10- Toowoomba Boys 4: Securing The Heart
11- The Connelly Chronicles 3: Because of You
12- Wardens of the Guild 2: All that Shimmers
I have 6 months and this means I will probably write between 6 & 9 novellas (Barring any family distractions) so to be on the safe side I’m going to aim for 6. I think it’s better to play it safer than to fail miserably at the end. I know that novella length stories will be easier to manage than a full-on novel.
Here is a tentative list of what they’ll be…
- Wardens of the Guild 2: All That Shimmers
- Wardens of the Guild 3: Heart Strings
- Wardens of the Guild 4: Gilded Cages
- Sons of Evenmore 3: Fear The Scarlet Moon
- Moon Runners 2: I Won’t Let You Go
- The Diamond Rose 2: So Pretty On The Outside.
The 3 possible extras will be…
- Experimentals 3: Messages From The Dead
- Lancaster’s Way 3: Pre-loved
- The Freedomers 2: Craine’s Everlasting Faith