October was an exhausting circus of parties and new releases, leaving me short on patience and sleep. November isn’t going to be too much better because I have two major projects to finish. I will be devoting most of my time to writing this month.
Because of the stress of everything going on G has put his foot down on anything overly stressful. I’ve been banned from picking up any parties until later in the month because, while I do enjoy them, they are a lot of work to set up. I’m not allowed to sign up for any more anthologies and any time the Internet upsets me I get yanked off.
Balancing a career with submission is a trip sometimes lemme tell ya. But he’s right. I don’t have time for all of that right now.
I have a heavy schedule to manage starting with finishing the second Krampus Collective book: Krampus Sir. I’m really enjoying the freedom I have with this series, I can’t even tell you. The first one Daddy Krampus, is doing really well, and I’m happy with the response to it, but we’ll see how people accept a different, less cuddly Krampus.
Here’s the cover for book two. I’m in love with his eyes. Ugh
I intend this to be an eleven book series. Yes, there are twelve Krampus, but, well, you’ll see. Because each book stands alone and the ties between them can mostly be done with a prologue to set up the universe I feel like I have the freedom to do some things that I don’t usually get to do.
My regular readers may not like all of them, though some will. Some people who don’t normally read my books because they don’t read M/F might enjoy some of the ideas I have planned. I don’t want to get into the details because I’d like to save them for a surprise but let’s just say… Krampus is a shape changer and doesn’t always have to be a man. And … their sexual preferences won’t necessarily all be the same.
This series will be happening in real time. Which means each year two of the Collective will step up to take their turn and find their mates, while for the rest it’s business as usual. That means two books will come out every year. Probably on the same schedule: October and then December. So it isn’t something you’ll see this year, but a plan for future books at some point.
But because they stand alone you can simply skip any book that doesn’t suit your own interests. This kind of diversity is something I set up in my Sadec world. I have side characters there who are gay or trans. And the Sadec race is a lot more equal between the genders. The women are just as dominant, and are also warriors.
I had to limit how far I could actually explore those side characters in the main books, which I really regret. Kenzi is shared with a woman, for instance, but it’s very low on detail. Dez is a gay switch who has a Master but you don’t really get to see them interact.
There is something of a divide in the reader world and books that mix hetero pairings with gay pairings don’t tend to do well. Additionally the publisher those books are with only does LGBT under a separate imprint, making it hard to combine both in the same series.
However, I’ve signed up for an alien LGBT anthology next year and I’m using the opportunity to give Dez his own story finally, which I’m really excited about. I adore his switchy sass.
And speaking of the Sadecs… I have news for you! The Stolen and Seduced anthology did so well that we might extend it another three months, before we remove it from sale forever.
And we’re doing a sequel anthology: Captured and Captivated. It will be out in early December, but you will want to grab it now at the pre-order price because it will cost more after it goes live.
It will feature another Sadec story from Sadie Marks and will bring back some familiar characters from Taken By the Renegade. You might recall a certain set of Dominant twins … Well it turns out they aren’t happy without a slave and they’re looking for someone new.
And there’s a broken girl who could really use some caring Masters to help her heal. So yes, this will be a ménage story.
I’m really excited about it because this story is going to connect strongly to the third book in the series, which I finished a while ago and I hope will be released early next year.
But this story will not be an excerpt. It will stand alone. And it shouldn’t give too many spoilers for the third book.
At some point I might collect these Sadec short stories into a book, but some of them might also end up being extended into their own book. Who knows! I am keeping my options open for now.
I do have another blog post planned for later this month. I noticed a lot of confusion about Daddy Kink and Ageplay with these two Daddy books I put out and I thought it was time to address those topics a little more fully. It’s already written, but I do need to find time to edit it some, and I was waiting for a beta read on it from someone.
I always like to get other people in the scene to read the educational posts, preferably people who are especially involved in that topic, to review before I post. Just because I think it’s important to make sure I get these things right. But that can mean it takes a little longer.
So, I do apologize if it ends up delayed. I’m hoping it won’t, but my schedule is really tight right now.
Oh! By the way, It’s my birthday today! Yes, I’m a Scorpio. And yes it’s Friday the 13th! I have no idea what will happen today; a comet falling out of the sky would not surprise me. But if you want to make me a very happy author you could pop over to amazon and buy Daddy Krampus or Claiming His Brat or if you’ve already got them you could leave a review.
Otherwise stay safe, stay healthy, and stay at home if you can!