As some of you may have noticed, Erin and I have recently taken some small steps into being hybrid authors (that is, authors who work with publishers and also self-publish) with a few shorts placed in Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program.
As of today, we’re taking a much bigger step in that direction, having reacquired the rights to all our titles with Torquere Press, including those in the Love in Los Angeles series and our forthcoming releases, The Art of Three and A Queen from the North.
What does all of this mean for you? Lots of good things!
First, our titles originally released by Torquere will soon cease to be available through their website or any distributor. But never fear! They will be back. While we’re still working out a calendar of re-release dates, we can report the following:
Starling, Doves, and Phoenix will be re-edited to get the love they always deserved and rereleased with new covers in 2017, as a lead up to the release of book 4 in the series, Cardinal. The books will be available in print and digital editions across multiple distributors. Evergreen, the Liam-centric Christmas novella, will also be re-released as part of this effort. We will also be looking towards producing audiobook editions of this series. Which, yes, is still slated for six books.
Short stories, novellas, and novelettes will begin being re-released digitally within 30 days of their removal from distributor sites. These will also have new covers and fresh edits. Some of these stories will be released across all distributors and some will go to KU for a period before being released to all distributors.
We will also begin to compile two anthologies of our short stories and novelettes — one featuring paranormal romance stories, and one featuring contemporary stories. These will be released in print and digital across multiple distributors when they reach an appropriate length. We’ll be writing some new shorts to make that happen.
The Art of Three, our low-heat polyamorous MMF romance novel featuring the formation of a multinational poly triad and a 48-year-old heroine will remain on the same release schedule, and will be in your hands — print and digital — March 28, 2017. We will also be looking towards producing an audiobook edition of this title.
A Queen from the North, our contemporary royal romance set in a not-so-United Kingdom still riven with the wounds from the Wars of the Roses, will also remain on the same release schedule, and will be in your hands — print and digital — May 23,2017. We will also be looking towards producing an audiobook edition of this title.
New works continue to be developed. Some we may self-publish; some we will publish traditionally.
There is no change in status, or intent to change the status, of our works with Dreamspinner Press or Cleis Press or for our recently signed contract with Riptide Publishing for our first F/F title, Desperate Needs.
We are excited about these changes, and love the editorial and creative team we’ve assembled to make our new releases and our re-releases the very best they can be.
We also want to take this moment to thank Torquere for its support and enthusiasm for our, at times, eclectic work. We wouldn’t be where we are, or able to take this step, without them.
If you have any questions, you know where to find us. We’ll post release schedules as soon as we have them sorted. Meanwhile, we’ll continue to update our website and marketing materials to reflect these new changes. This month’s newsletter will go out after the approaching holiday weekend.
Thank you for coming along for the ride!