I'm trying something new. Amazon allows me to put preorders up almost a year in advance. I've gone ahead and listed both books for the end of December 2022. But don't despair! I intend to have them both finished MUCH sooner than this, but wanted to give myself some wiggle room. Amazon doesn't allow authors to push their preorders back without penalty, though they have no issue with moving one forward. With that in mind, I put them up so that anyone who would like to preorder now can do so. Once I've finished them, I'll adjust the release dates accordingly. Doesn't everyone love to get a new release earlier than they expect?
I'm working concurrently on A Demon's Dilemma and Cat's Chance in Hell. Which one I'll finish first, I can't say. Just the way my muse rolls.
A Demon's Dilemma is set in the Much Ado About Demons world and is Az's story. As I've said before: this is one demon who needs to work for his redemption. But I'm confident he'll do it. After all, his HEA is on the line. Naturally, you'll see Nico, Flamey, and their friends make some guest appearances.
Cat's Chance in Hell takes us back to Baltimore. This one will be Carter's story. Cat shifters NEVER take the easy way out and he may even be more stubborn that Poe. (Yes, you'll get to check in on Poe and Tommy). Lots of twists and turns before Carter gets his HEA. And I'm loving being in his head. He's such a . . . cat.
What's my story about you ask? It's going back into my Much Ado About Demons world (Verona), and is Kem and Tuli's story. If you've read In Fairy Verona, you met Kem and Tuli briefly as their impromptu marriage ceremony was interrupted. It comes in at just over 40K, so it's a novella, but I still managed to pack a lot into the pages.
Demon for the Win:
Dryad Tuli Cato has 3 rules he lives by: No relationships, no drama, no trouble.
When gorgeous incubus Kem Balthasar offers him a night of no-strings passion, Tuli readily agrees.
Only that no-strings night sure feels like a lot more.
Okay, Tuli has 2 rules he lives by: No drama, no trouble.
Being the sous chef at the most exclusive restaurant in town makes no drama a challenge. Especially when the kitchen’s in an uproar after a staff member turns up dead. Murdered.
Um, Tuli has 1 rule he lives by: No trouble.
Surely, he can stick to this 1 simple rule. . . except it turns out, he might be the murderer’s next target.
Fine. Tuli has 3 GOALS he lives by: date Kem, become the executive chef, stay alive. Not necessarily in that order.
Sounds easy, right?
For those of you who are active on Facebook: I've opened my reader group: Maslow's Mischief, Magic, and Murder. I'd love to have you there! We'll be talking books, I'll post snippets, and have giveaways. I aim to make this space one huge blanket fort where we can all go to get away from the outside world.
The Amazing Sarah Jo Chreene did a portrait of Twig and Quinn! I absolutely love it! Expect to see this image show up on swag and possibly merch in the near future.
For those of you who aren't familiar with Sarah Jo's work, she did a rockin' cover of "Eryx" for Jaclyn Osborn and she did her very first graphic novel for "Try" by Ella Franks.
News and other happenings. . .
*Meghan Maslow Mischief, Magic, and Murder graphic by JJW