Blue River is on Dreamspinner’s Coming Soon page and available for pre-order for those of you who just can’t wait! 🙂
Note: this is a second edition. First edition was published through MRL Press over two years ago. I got my rights back, and I expanded this version to almost double the original length; it also tells Quinn’s side of the encounter with Ethan.
Transgression update: I am *this close* to finishing the first draft. I love this part of the book. All the loose ends are getting tied up and writing seems to accelerate the closer I get to typing “the end.” This is different from my other stories, as you know, and I really hope it finds its audience. I’m pretty sure there is one out there for it, but only time will tell.
And then I turn again to the YA novel while I contemplate my next adult release. I am contemplating–drum roll–a return to Gray and Cooper’s ‘verse (role-playing shorthand for ‘universe’).
Yes! There’s been enough of a break that I’m excited to get back to their story, and this morning, while I lay in bed half-asleep, the plot started forming in my head. I have the vaguest possible idea in mind, but as I get closer to writing it, it will become clearer.
I get my best ideas while half asleep. AJ is deeply envious of that ability. In fact, most of Transgression was written from ideas I got while dozing in bed in the morning. I suspect my mind is less guarded at that time, and I’m relaxed enough to listen to what it has to say.
Where do you get your best ideas?
For some, it’s in the car. For others, it’s on long walks down a country road. For still others, it might be sitting on the toilet with nothing to read 🙂
Speaking of reading, I’m into two new books right now, and re-reading a third. All are interesting, and they are as unlike as can be imagined. One is an earlier m/m story by JC Price called The Starving Years. I’m not quite sure where it’s going yet, but AJ said I’d like it, and I trust his opinion. Price is one of the best writers in the m/m genre (though the editing could be better).
Another is The Sacrifice Game by Brian D’Amato. This is the second book in a trilogy, which I didn’t know until I started reading it. I picked the hardcover up on remainder at a grocery store. If the author did his job well, I won’t need to read that first one, because the Kindle copy is $10.99, which I will not pay for any ebook. However, the paperback is an affordable $6.99, so I may get that from Amazon. As best I can tell this early in the story (page 20), it is about a man of Maya descent who is capable of ending humans on the planet. Pffft! Just like that. Already I’m intrigued. His style is modern and flowing, which I like.
The third book is Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. This is a series, and it’s about a twelve-year-old boy who’s a criminal genius. It’s interesting enough to keep my attention, and I may eventually sample a few of the others.
Have a great weekend! I plan to finish my draft and start the edit. The weather is sunny and warm. I hope summer hangs on a while. 🙂