Some of you may have been wondering why I haven’t been putting out a lot of stories in the last year, when the year before was close to one release a month. *blush* There’s been a really huge project going on all this time, which I’ve hesitated to talk a lot about because it represents a enormous change for me. The Rare Event is easily the biggest project I’ve ever taken on, and has presented some challenges to me to grow as an author.
But last night, all the shouting, whooping, and popping of corks you heard in the distance was me, celebrating the signed copy of the contract Dreamspinner offered for The Rare Event, and now I am confident enough to talk about it more openly. I’ll discuss details in future posts about what made this such a departure for me, but the things that matter most to you as a reader are:
Where to find it: Most of my work is with Torquere, including my upcoming novella, Maroon: Donal agus Jimmy (October 29th :D). All my eggs have been in one basket, and a very cozy basket it is, but not all m/m romance readers shop in it. I’d like the opportunity to convince a wider audience that I can entertain them. Prep Work went to Dreamspinner, and they’ve been so lovely to work with that I felt really good about entrusting them with my massive project.
Size: Massive is not just my looking at the year and a half of my writing life; this novel is about twice the size of Fire on the Mountain. (More news on Fire to come, btw.) More plot, more subplot, more of just about everything good that goes into an m/m romance novel. Erm, except possibly solitary play, because Jake does have the market cornered there. But Ricky and Jon, whom I shall introduce you to, have multiple, overlapping and sometimes contradictory needs, and need the page time to explore them.
Location: hee, more to come, but readers, Jon and Ricky consider Colorado to be flyover territory unless they might want to go skiing. The mountains this ain’t.
And when will this be available? We’re just starting the process of getting this book totally reader-ready, but look for it in March or April of 2012.