2018…so far

I know, I know, I keep saying I’m going to update my website more often, then it falls to the wayside. Have I mentioned how many times I hate WordPress? It’s not an easy-use for me. Can’t even explain why, but I just never feel comfortable with it. Anyway! So let me catch you up on my year so far…

March saw the release of AN AMERICAN WITCH IN PARIS. This story featured Ethan Pierce as the hero, a vampire who appeared in a few previous Beautiful Creatures stories. I wanted to tell that guy’s story, and found the perfect witch to pair him with.

Then in June THE BILLIONAIRE WEREWOLF’S PRINCESS came out, and again, I fell in love with the hero of that one. Had some fun bringing back a previous character, Never, as the hero’s half brother. Would love to write Never’s story one day. Maybe I will!

The first half of this year and last half of 2017 also saw some tough times for our family. My husband, Jeff, was diagnosed with cancer in 2013, and was doing quite well until last fall when it decided to tackle him hard. He had to quit working and was disabled to the point where he could no longer walk on his own this spring and we brought in hospice care in March. On May 31st he passed away. It was a slow cruel death, yet it was something I had seen coming for a long time. He was always in good spirits and I believe he is without pain now and very happy. While this was going on, despite my best efforts to maintain a ‘normal’ work schedule, I was lucky to get an hour or two of writing done a day (some days none at all) these past months. I’ve always been a writer who puts a lot of words to the page. I wrote three to four 80K word Nocturnes a year, and still wrote projects on the side. Since last fall, I think I’ve written 80K total.

Anyway, I’m looking forward to getting back into the writing swing of things. As you all know, Harlequin will stop publishing Nocturne in December. I’ll have the last book with THIS STRANGE WITCHERY. And then my first Intrigue, STORM WARNING, will debut next March. It’s been a slow start with the Intrigues because my mind has been preoccupied with care-giving for a while, but I’ve told myself that I wasn’t an expert at writing Nocturnes right out of the gate either, so I’m giving myself some slack and know I will slide back into ‘writer mode’ soon and ‘get r’ done’.

So this month sees the re-issue of FAMILIAR STRANGER. It was published back in 2007 as part of a 4-book mini series called Dark Enchantments. It is not a part of my Beautiful Creatures world. Instead, me and my 3 critique partners/writing buddies, Nina Bruhns, Cynthia Cooke, and Pat White created this fun paranormal world. And along with the reissues (by all 4 of us!) we’ve also written new novellas for the series. Mine is titled THE TRUTH ABOUT FAMILIARS and is a prequel to Familiar Stranger. (You can read them in any order though. Promise.) For a short time The Truth About Familiars is free at your favorite online retailer (except Amazon; don’t get me started on how difficult it is to get Amazon to mark a book to free; ugg!). So grab it now!

And next from me is TEMPTING THE DARK out this September. Promise I’ll try to post more often here, and keep you all updated on my writing and what’s going on in this new life I’m learning to live as a single person.  Blessing to you all!

Michele

 

 

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