Taken By the Renegade –coming soon!

I’m pleased to announce that after many delays and contract negotiations I have finally signed the contract for Taken By the Renegade; the second book in the Rise of the Sadecs series! This is the series that’s coming out under my alter-ego Sadie Marks and if you haven’t read the first one you really should check it out here: Surrendering to Her General

I don’t yet have even a tentative release date for the sequel, but I’m hoping really hard for late April or early May.  It shouldn’t be long after that anyway.

I hope the readers enjoy it as much as the first one. I really feel bad about the long delay between the books but there were unavoidable complications. I have already started on the third book though so hopefully you won’t have to wait as long next time.

I did want to leave you with this gentle reminder: if you want to support authors whose content you enjoy, the best way to do that is to leave reviews on their books (And buy them too, of course) because reviews help push their books up in Amazon’s algorithms so more people can see them.

I’ve been asked a few times if I have a tipjar/Ko-fi/Patreon set up and no, I don’t.  I’m considering it for the future because I know there are people who would like to support my writing but don’t read e-books, don’t read fiction, or don’t have time to read books in general but I have to look into the mechanics of it.

Have a great week, everyone!

Updates: Sorry things have been slow, but there’s news!

Just sending out this real quick update because I know things have been quiet so far this month. The good news is the DIY Loopy toy post will be going out on Friday of this week, I promise! I know a few of your were waiting for it especially and I did mean to have it done before December which is my hectic month.

For those of you who have been following me for a while you know that December is very busy for me. I do way too much including baking/making around 800 cookies/candies. I also do holiday cards with individual hand drawn pictures in each.

Those take me about an hour each and has led to some severe lectures from L and G about me putting too much on myself. As a result my card list is capped at around 60 and I’m not allowed to add anyone else without dropping people. So there’s constant guilt for all the lovely people I would love to send cards too–but realistically I just can’t do it. So I do try to pick one or two of the card designs to turn  into an online card to share with everyone and that makes me feel a little better.

This year I’ve been doing a flashback with #30DaysOfHolidayDoodles and each day I’ve posted one of my favorites from cards from previous years that I kept pictures of. Only as far back as 2014 since I didn’t think of it before then. Anyway if you are interested you can find me on Instagramtwitter or facebook and take a peek just look on my page or look up the hashtag you should find them.

We also had a very successful party in our facebook group this week celebrating the holidays and our reaching 500 memebers! Actually Sexy Spanking Authors and Readers passed 500 members so fast we’re already almost at 550! Considering we only opened the group a few months ago that’s great. And the party was very well attended with sixteen authors giving out prizes, gift cards, and free books.

However the bad news is… just a few days before the party I injured myself badly with a pinched sciatic nerve AND apparently also a pulled muscle or tendon. That meant I spent most of the week in bed crying and trying not to move. I can say, as a masochist, that this was absolutely no fun at all and I would have safeworded out on the first day if I could have.

I was able to get out of bed for a half hour at a time so I got my party posts up luckily, but I wasn’t really able to participate much. And I’m now way behind in literally everything. My holiday activities have really been hit by the loss of time, and on top of that I haven’t even been able to look at the first round of edits back on my latest finished book so I may not be able to submit it until after Christmas now. (Boo hiss!)

I went to urgent care and ended up with a shot in my back which has me feeling better. It’s supposed to last 3-5 days and after that we’ll see. I might be fine or I might be right back in pain. So once the shot kicked in and the pain dropped significantly I dived into work today to get things done. I’ll be trying to do as much as I can in the next couple of days, without overdoing it, just in case the pain returns.

L and G aren’t happy about this and are watching me to make sure I don’t try to do too much, but they do understand my urgency (sort of) in wanting to get things done since this is a really busy time of year, so we’ll see how much they’ll let me get away with. We’re fifteen days into the month without me getting in trouble for anything and arguing with them about anything that risks my health never goes well somehow so I’d like to avoid that.

But keep your fingers crossed for me because I really want this book submitted this year. I feel like I’ve been lazy because I only put one book out even though I did write three!

Anyway I hope everyone else’s month is going better than mine and I hope friday’s how-to post is helpful. I did want to do another holiday story this year but it just doesn’t look like I’ll have time. Though I vaguely remember last year’s story was a few days late too, so maybe I can still work it out! In case you haven’t read the last one though you can find it here:

Santa’s Gift and the second part of it should be tagged at the bottom in related posts.

See you Friday!

New book and Anniversaries!

My 6th novel, Surrendering to her General, has been accepted by my usual publisher Blushing Books ! If you’ve never checked them out you should. Most of their books are romantic fiction covering relationships with elements of power-exchange, like mine.

I’m really excited about this book because I feel like I had to stretch in some new directions for it. I’ve always wanted to do a sci-fi novel, and I have another one started, but this one jumped to the head of the list. We’re probably looking at a mid-May release for it and I can’t wait to see what people think of it.

I’m especially pleased because it was two years ago this month that my first book A Haunting Experience was accepted by Blushing (February 17th 2017) so it feels like a great way to celebrate my anniversary as an author. Thank you so much for supporting me by buying my books, reading, and reviewing them. This has been a wonderful journey and more fun than I could have expected!

News and a snippet from the current WIP (Work in progress)

So my first news is that I decided to put together a new logo to use when posting about writer issues, writer problems, etc. I thought it would be more fun to have a little cartoon to go along with it, and people seem to like them–yay!  So after making the logo I decided to use it as a background for the text so I could post things as memes, and I’m liking how it looks.

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