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…
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!
I know this is going to sound kind of crazy, but I had a total change of heart on my cover and have a NEW cover to reveal. :) I did love the original cover I purchased, but I decided I wanted to go in a slightly different direction with the series branding, since I am very interested in this being a series. I’m very likely to write more books for the Reave boys (and possibly for the Barker boys too) if there’s any interest at all, because I adore these characters and this world. So if you pick up the book, like what you read, and want more, please let me know by leaving a review where you bought it, or emailing me, and I’ll get started on a follow up ASAP! (Reviews help, really!) :D
And here is the new cover:
Ta da! Isn’t it lovely? Bastien looks so manly here, doesn’t he? ;)
Oh, and the book is coming out in the next day or three! I’ll post an update as soon as it’s live. :)
I’ve been holding off releasing the title or book cover but realized today that the cover designer had already posted the book to their portfolio so it doesn’t seem all that necessary to keep it under wraps any longer. :)
So, the title of my book is Alpha Next Door. I’ve had this title in mind for a year and I started the book on a bit of a lark after a conversation with my sister about how much I love werewolves (we’re both huge fans of a certain wolfy series that comes on MTV) but how I didn’t really enjoy the dark stories that much. I mean, I can write dark, don’t get me wrong, but I have a wacky sense of humor sometimes and when I read, I like books that are lighthearted and funny, while also fulfilling my desire for all the usual werewolf stuff like strong men and feisty women.
I couldn’t have been hit harder by a plot bunny if it’d been driving a 4×4 straight at me and I sat down that very night and wrote out the two opening scenes of this book. The story idea hasn’t left me alone since. The book is almost ready and I can’t wait to release it. If even one person other than myself enjoys this story, I’ll be thrilled.
The cover is, in my biased opinion, fantastic! (It comes from derangeddoctordesign.com.) I ordered this back in December and I still look at it and squee. :D