I’m thrilled that my first romantic suspense novella is out! Danger’s Edge is one of four stories in the Capitol Danger anthology, all of them set during the next president’s inauguration night. When domestic terrorists take over an inaugural ball, they get more than they bargained for! There’s no magic, but plenty of stuff blows up. *g* This novella launches a new series, The Arachnid Files.
There’ll be more stories about Arachnid agents next year, with another look at Kelsey Mitchell and Greg Reed, the heroine and hero of Danger’s Edge, and a new, slightly different type of series about one of Kelsey’s colleagues. More about that later in the year.
If you’re worrying that I’ve abandoned the Light Mages, don’t be. I’m hard at work on Nemesis, Tasha Murdock and Carter Lockwood’s story, with an eye toward having it out in September.
Years ago, Tasha and Carter served together in the U.S. Navy Seabees. A fierce attraction sizzled between them, but regulations stood in their way. Then Tasha made a choice Carter couldn’t overlook. He did his duty as her superior officer and reported her, ending her naval career and any hope of a future for the two of them.
When working together to save a mutual friend reunited them (in Warrior), they were appalled to find the attraction as strong as ever. Now Tasha’s life is on the line and Carter’s charged with her protection. Targeted by ghouls and a traitor mage, they must figure out what Tasha knows that the ghouls fear before the enemy catches up to them.
We visit Wayfarer and the Okefenokee, and the familiar characters from earlier books are in the story. The story is set mostly on the south Georgia coast and in the coastal cities of Savannah and Brunswick, though, with more of a look at life in the mages’ Collegium.
I’m also revising my upcoming historical fantasy, The Herald of Day. The first book in a new trilogy, The Boar King’s Honor, it’s about the descendants of a mage named Edmund Mainwaring, who are cursed because he made a grave mistake. He unwittingly helped murder Richard III’s nephews, who’re known as The Princes in the Tower. Richard III was wrongly blamed, so the Mainwaring heirs are cursed until they clear the king’s name.
Lifting the curse is their aim in each book, but they also face larger problems. In Herald, a powerful mage has changed the history of England to set up a dictatorship of the mageborn. The second book, The Steel Rose, takes place between Napoleon’s escape from Elba and his defeat at Waterloo, with the fate of Europe at stake. The story wraps up in The King’s Champion. Set in 1940 between the Dunkirk evacuation and the start of the Blitz, it’s about a German plan to invade England.
The Herald of Day will debut in October 2015, in honor of King Richard III’s birthday that month.
The follow-up on Peri and Roland from “The Solstice Ball” is in progress. “Magic & Mistletoe” is a holiday story and should be ready in October or November of this year.
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