Wolf in the House is coming June 12! It’s likely the book will be available in some places sooner than that, but the 12th is a good compromise as an official release date. ;)
Here’s a look at the final cover.
The first book has a new cover too! I’ve included it below. I needed a more cohesive series look and I think I’ve got it with these. I have covers for the upcoming Werewolf at the Gate and Bet on Marriage too, although I can’t promise when they’ll be out. I’m hoping there’s interest in these guys, because I really like writing their stories!
I’m aiming for a May release for Wolf in the House. I meant to post this announcement when I’d finished the book, but I’ve been working hard trying to get another book ready for my other self, and it slipped my mind until this morning. Sorry about that!
I’m waiting on cover redesigns for the series, and some other stuff, but I expect the book will come out a bit later in the month. I have a kid graduating high school this month, so it’s been a bit crazy for a while. :D
Anyway, I’m really happy I finally finished the book. The book took a lot longer than I’d planned, and it’s quite a bit longer than I’d planned, too, but I think it’s a fun story and I’m hoping a few people will enjoy it as much as I do.
I’ve already started working on Bet on Marriage and Werewolf at the Gate! (Because I can never write just one book at one time.) :D I honestly can’t say at this point which one comes first, because they’re kind of concurrent in the timeline but we’ll see what develops.
I’m often overly optimistic with deadlines, and obviously I was overoptimistic about when I’d finish my next book! I’m working on changing that, but the fact is, me and deadlines just do not seem to get along at all. Every time I set one, I start having a much harder time writing my stories. I’m posting this update because I’m still working on Wolf in the House and I had said the book would probably be ready this month. It’s not, but I will get it done!
I’ll post another update soon. And if you’re waiting for this book, thanks so much for being patient with me! :)
You can get the paperback at Amazon right away, but it’ll also be available in other online book stores soon. Finally, you can also ask your local bookstore to order the book and they should be able to do that for you.
“What?” Jane interrupts. “Are you kidding me? Werewolves aren’t ordinary. And they don’t exist, so don’t waste your breath telling me sexy Blake Reave is a werewolf, because I won’t believe it.”
Okay, how about this? Blake Reave is far from ordinary—
“Got that right.” Jane fans herself.
“Go on. Just stop trying to sweeten the story with half-truths and outright lies.”
Werewolves are real. You’ll find out, one way or another.
Jane’s gaze contains a marked degree of skepticism. “Sure.”
You will. Right before—
Jane slaps her hands over her ears and gives me an evil eye. “Don’t ruin the story for me!”
Jane has just had to move back in with her parents, into their new—rumored to be haunted—house in Gambel county. She hasn’t been in town long when she runs into Blake Reave and finds herself unable to resist the wild and reckless urges she’s been fighting for months—urges she can’t explain but also can’t deny…
Blake Reave can’t believe his good fortune when he stumbles across a woman capable of mating with one of his kind. Werewolf mating season is less than a year away and claiming a mate is the most important thing he’ll ever do for his pack.
Blake’s willing to take advantage of Jane’s every weakness to claim her as his mate—and using her weakness for his touch against her is just the beginning…
***I’m now estimating the book will be out in Jan 2016. :) Estimates are estimates so that date could be off, but I’m feeling good about this one!
I’m currently working on Wolf in the House, but it’s been slow going. (I work on multiple books at a time, because if I didn’t, I’d never finish any of them.) HOWEVER, I’m hopeful I’ll have the book published by the end of the year. I have two other books to finish first, and then I’ll be able to devote myself to finishing this one. I’m behind on the other two books for my main pen name and that’s why I’ve taken so long to get Wolf in the House completed. It’s not a surprise to me that this is the case. I am a very slow writer compared to some and I just have to do my best. :)
I’ll post updates about my progress to this page if you’d like, and I’ll definitely post the news to the site when the book is done.
Lots! Okay, here goes me trying to quantify that reply into something meaningful.
If I have my way and the books sell well enough that I don’t have to starve while I write them, I’ll be writing at least 12. If I’m lucky, I’ll also turn to writing books for the Barker boys. :) (If I don’t eventually get to write a book for Hale Barker, I might have to go hide in a room and cry. He’s a bit of an ass, but boy, could I see a story for him being so much fun to write.)
I can also see myself writing books for a few of the werewolves of the Reave pack that aren’t actual Reaves, so that knocks the count just a little bit higher too. I’d say when all is said and done, I could easily write 20 books in this series. The world will grow and I’ll probably have so many ideas for books that I won’t know what to do with them all. This is something I’m used to. I love series. I love watching them expand. I love revisiting favorite characters from previous books to see how their lives are going. I just… love it all.
Will I write a story for Boston? Absolutely! I’ll definitely be writing a story for Boston—although I’ll probably be “co-writing” it with myself because I believe some people who read my other books might specifically be interested in Boston’s book even if they’re not into the rest of this series.
Which brings up the question: Does it count as co-writing if you’re doing it with yourself?
Which is kind of like asking if it’s sex if you’re doing it with yourself. Ellie would answer that one with a resounding “yes”! Jane would probably disagree.
Anyway, yes, Boston will definitely have a story, barring terrible unforeseen events that prevent me from writing it. I already love him so much and wouldn’t dream of leaving him out in the cold. :)
Do you have a question you’d like me to answer? Reply with a comment or just send me an email. I’ll be happy to answer! :)
Ellie’s just found out she’s supposed to marry Bastien Reave, one of Bar Reave’s twelve hot—and creepy as hell—grandsons. It’s a ridiculous marriage contract, one she’s sure can’t be enforced, but Bar Reave is one scary old man. There’s only one thing to do—pay back the money that changed hands when her grandma signed that damn contract.
Bastien Reave has just come back to town to take his rightful place in the Reave pack as the future alpha, and although their impending marriage is news to his future bride, he’s known for years that Ellie is the woman for him—even if he hasn’t been all that happy about it.
But Ellie isn’t the same girl he left behind, and Bastien has grown into a man Ellie can’t stop thinking about.
With werewolf mating season coming, the future of the Reave Pack is at stake, and neither of them are going to be able to fight their nature for long…
Alpha Next Door is the first book in what I hope becomes a long-running series. I tend to become absorbed by the worlds I write about and that translates into lots of connected stories. I enjoy revisiting characters I’ve gotten to know in previous books. If you read the book, I hope you enjoy it!