So, I guess I'll give you the bad news first. The release date for, Kiss Me, O'Malley is going to be held up for a short time. Yeah, I'm kind of bummed about it too. However, I think my publisher has it right.
See, I never intended for The O'Malleys to be an ongoing series, it just sort of happened. One book led to another and another until I'd written 7 books. The characters took on a life of their own and each time I thought I was done, I wasn't. In fact, I'm still not.
Because I didn't intend to write so many books, they never got connected. In other words, branded, so that readers could tell simply by the cover that the books were part of something bigger. They also had no way of knowing which order to read the books in. Over time, and with the release of each new novel, it got more and more confusing.
Now Blushing Books is going to fix the problem by giving the books new covers which will clearly state they are part of the series and they'll be numbered! So it's like a free make-over. Same novels, same characters, but a new image.
I'm not sure how long this will take, but we're all working very hard on it. Changing Her Mind, The O'Malleys, Book 1, will be free when everything is up and running. They are also going to move the books from Erotic to Romance. You see, I think I'm pretty hot, well not me exactly, but my stories. They have a box on their submission form and I'm always checking "X". I'm pretty sure someone is laughing at me when they see this and they always, always move me down a couple of boxes.
I'm not apologizing. I write from my heart and while there is sex and a bit of kink, they are love stories first and foremost. They are about families, and commitment. There is almost always someone getting married, about to get married or newly married. I can't seem to help it. I want everyone to be happy. There are children and babies, arguments and naughty wives and lots of handsome, frustrated men who believe that sometimes there is nothing left to do but pull their ladies over their knees.
And there are women, lots of funny, feisty, opinionated woman who find it very difficult to mind what their men say, even when it's obviously for their own good. This leads to conflict and of course, sweet and sexy resolution.
So, there it is in a nutshell. I'll let you know as soon as I have a new date, but I expect it to be early October. In the meantime, I'll get back to work on Colleen and Noah's story. Readers have been asking about it for a long time and I'm thrilled to finally be able to bring it to them. It's going to be part of another double story about them and an independent little cousin from Ireland who causes quite quandary for a certain Sargent. Even I can hardly wait to see what kind of trouble she gets into.