Thoughts on rereleasing DC Files series

Seek & Find (formerly Serve & Protect), the first book in DC Files series, is out (and from 12/26 to 12/30 it’s going to be FREE!)

I wanted to rerelease DC Files series for so long, that now it’s finally happening, I can’t quite believe we’re here. The first book is out already, the Christmas story is available for the newsletter subscribers, and the books #2 and #3 are up for pre-order. Things are haaaaappening!

As I was revising the first book, it struck me how long it’s been since I wrote it (2013/2014). I’m a different writer now and the world is definitely different.

When I was writing about Sam managing the campaign that led to (spoiler alert!) the first woman being the POTUS, Hillary Clinton hadn’t announced she was going to run in 2016 elections yet. To be honest, I didn’t think she would. Joke’s on me, because not only did she run, but her campaign manager was a gay man, too.
Luckily, my book was out (or about to be out?) at that point. I didn’t think of Hillary Clinton when I was writing Margaret Galloway. I didn’t think about any of the prominent women in politics at that time. I wrote Galloway how I wanted the candidate to be and that was that.

Today, a few years later, with the world looking so much different, I don’t think I could write this book now. For many reasons. But while I revised, polished, and slightly expanded this book, I tried not to change it too much. Sure, maybe it would be better if I did, since I’m a better writer now. But I also wanted it to be still that story I wrote so many years ago. This was the first serious book I started and for that, it will always have a special place in my heart. So will Sam and Blake (it’s no wonder they’re in every book of that series–I just couldn’t let them go, heh).

I’m so glad to see it back out there in the world.

What’s Coming Up Next

I took a longer-than-expected break from things, but I’m back and ready to share more stories with you!

Next Harrington Hills book, tentatively titled Searching For Home, is already with the editor, so fingers crossed it’s coming out soon! I’ll update you as soon as I know the details.

You might have noticed that D.C. Files books are currently unavailable. I plan to republish them all in the near future, starting in (let’s hope!) November. There’s also a new book in that series coming up – look for that somewhere around Spring or Summer 2019.

I’m also working on a trilogy I hope you will like. It has a completely new fantasy setting, dragon shifters, alliances with humans, and, of course, love stories at the core of it all!

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Next Harrington Hills Book Coming This Fall!

As I’m editing the first draft of the next D.C. Files book, I’ve got some news to share:

Redefining Home, the fourth book in Harrington Hills series, is coming this Fall! And this time, it’s more than two people finding each other…

For years, Roy Cocker and Bill Soreno have been together, but they’d never become mates. Roy had never been able to fully commit to forever when a part of his heart belonged to a man he’d once left behind in San Francisco.

Now Adrian Marlow shows up in Harrington Hills unexpectedly, and their world gets thrown out of whack. Roy can’t go through losing Adrian the second time, Bill’s instincts are sending him mixed signals, and Adrian… Adrian doesn’t want to get his heart broken again.

But can he really leave Harrington Hills behind after only one day? Or is there a way for the three of them to right the old wrongs, heal each other’s wounds, and become something more?

 

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Coming Back Home – It’s Here!

The newest book in the Harrington Hills series is here! Connor and Jack get to tell their story and you can find out what happened in the past and what’s happening now that Connor’s back in town he hadn’t thought he would ever step foot in again.

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Jack Harrington told everyone who asked that he got over Connor long time ago. And while he still hasn’t managed to convince himself, he moves on with his life. He doesn’t have a choice. Connor is gone for good.

Or is he?

Connor Warden didn’t plan to ever come back to Harrington Hills, but with an infant in tow, that is exactly what he does. His daughter needs a pack and he is going to give it to her.

When Jack and Connor’s lives literally collide again, will they be able to go back to what have been and find their connection once more? Or is the divide between them too deep to ever fully get over?

End Of The Year Promo And A New Cover

Serve & Protect, the first book in D.C. Files series, is available for $0.99 for limited time so if you haven’t read it yet, now may be the best time to snatch it! Aaand it has a new, awesome cover:

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LINKS:

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True & False (D.C. Files #4) Is Heeereee!

The latest book in D.C. Files series, True & False, is out today!

It’s a special book for me, one that was a difficult journey at times, but at the same time, brought me a few proud moments, too.

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Openly gay US senator and the man who has spent all his life in the closet… What can go wrong?

Senator Pascal Tirado’s last relationship has ended years ago and he blames his busy schedule for the lack of dates ever since. His pull toward Jeremy is unmistakable, though, so when he discovers it’s mutual, Pascal wants to try to make it work. Whatever “it” is.

He thinks he knows what he’s getting himself into but his patience will be stretched to the limits.

Jeremy Callan is so deep in the closet that even people closest to him have no idea he’s gay. It has suited him all his life—in and out of the Corps—and he’s set in his ways even when he begins a new chapter in D.C. But then he starts sleeping with Pascal, and things get…complicated.

True & False (D.C. Files #4) Is Coming Soon!

In less than two weeks (!!! Where have the last month gone?!) the next book in D.C. Files series, True & False, comes out!

I can’t wait to share this story with you, but for now, have the cover and the blurb:

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Openly gay US senator and the guy who has spent all his life in the closet—is the disaster imminent or can they come up on top?

Senator Pascal Tirado’s last relationship has ended years ago and he blames his busy schedule for the lack of dates ever since. His pull toward Jeremy is unmistakable, though, so when he discovers it’s mutual, Pascal wants to try to make it work. Whatever “it” is.

He thinks he knows what he’s getting himself into but his patience will be stretched to the limits.

Jeremy Callan is so deep in the closet that even people closest to him have no idea he’s gay. It has suited him all his life—in and out of the Corps—and he’s set in his ways even when he begins a new chapter in D.C. But then he starts sleeping with Pascal, and things get…complicated.

Building a Home Is Here!

Building a Home, the second book in Harrington Hills series, is now available on all the usual vendors!

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Dating a younger guy wasn’t anywhere in Zack’s plans,
but can he ignore the instincts of his wolf?

Zack Harrington noticed David Dewitt the day the guy showed up in Harrington Hills, but their first meeting was far from perfect. A few months later, Zack still can’t forget about him, and now that the two of them belong to the same pack, their paths cross even more. The problem is, David is barely twenty-two, and Zack still remembers how stupid he was at that age.
David knows he’s young, but he’s tired of hearing about it all the time. He’s not a kid, and he hates being treated like one, even—or especially—by the hot deputy sheriff. But as they get to know each other better and the sparks between them turn hotter, David’s willing to forgive and forget.

Can they move past the age difference and their own personal hang-ups? Or will they ultimately fall into a trap of miscommunication and hiding?

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Building a Home (Harrington Hills #2) – Excerpt

The pre-order for Building a Home will be up on Pride Publishing website on August 30th, so a week from now. To celebrate the upcoming release, today I’m sharing an excerpt from the book!

First, though, look at that pretty cover one more time:

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Dating a younger guy wasn’t anywhere in Zack’s plans,
but can he ignore the instincts of his wolf?

Zack Harrington noticed David Dewitt the day the guy showed up in Harrington Hills, but their first meeting was far from perfect. A few months later, Zack still can’t forget about him, and now that the two of them belong to the same pack, their paths cross even more. The problem is, David is barely twenty-two, and Zack still remembers how stupid he was at that age.

David knows he’s young, but he’s tired of hearing about it all the time. He’s not a kid, and he hates being treated like one, even—or especially—by the hot deputy sheriff. But as they get to know each other better and the sparks between them turn hotter, David’s willing to forgive and forget.

Can they move past the age difference and their own personal hang-ups? Or will they ultimately fall into a trap of miscommunication and hiding?

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And here’s the excerpt:

David hadn’t cared about joining a new pack at first. He and Charlie had spent years without one and, as far as David was concerned, they would be fine like that going forward, too. But Charlie had really wanted this. And since he’d done so much for David in the past, saying yes, when Charlie had finally come to ask, was a no-brainer. David would never be able to fully pay off the debt to his brother, but he could do this.

By the time the Joining Ceremony rolled around, David was actually into the idea. After being invited to a few celebrations and getting to know the locals better, he was happy that if they were going to be a part of a pack, they would end up in this one. Most of the people he came into contact with in Harrington Hills seemed really nice.

And by ‘most of the people’, David meant everyone except Zachary Harrington, one of the sheriff’s deputies, whose picture could be in the dictionary under the definition of Hot and Angry.

They’d met during David’s first visit to the town, after he’d picked up a last-minute job for a wedding party. David had noticed Zack as soon as the man had gotten out of the sheriff’s cruiser and headed his way. The deputy was hot and very tall, and his uniform fit nicely over what looked like the body of a seasoned football player. David spent his days working in construction, and he could only dream of shoulders like that.

The spell had broken right after the guy had opened his mouth.

“You’re the boss here?” he’d asked in that disbelieving tone that always made David grit his teeth. He’d managed to be civil only because it had been his first day and the guy had worn a uniform. The fact that he’d introduced himself as Zachary Harrington helped as well.

They hadn’t exchanged more than a hello ever since, but David still couldn’t forget and move on. Any time he saw Zack now, he was torn between the impulse to walk away without looking back and a desire to confront him, to walk up to him and give him a piece of his mind about not assuming things about people.

Meanwhile, his wolf just wanted to rub his muzzle all over Zack.

Which he almost—almost—got to do during the Joining Ceremony. When the big, black wolf walked up to him and he looked into those clear blue eyes, David had no doubt about who it was. He felt like they stared at each other for a long time, but then Zack looked away and let out a huff that David didn’t know how to interpret. Did he have a problem with David joining the pack? Or was it something else? David wasn’t a pushover, and he had pissed off a few people over the years, but, as far as he knew, he didn’t usually rub people the wrong way right from the start.

He didn’t usually react to others like he did to Zack, either, though, so maybe they both were just destined for a collision of some kind.

But then Zack stepped closer and brushed his shoulder against David’s, and David had to push his claws into the ground to stop himself from dropping down. He drew a deep breath, hoping to calm himself, but then Zack’s scent hit him—metal and coffee, and something he couldn’t decipher—and it just made things worse. When Zack pulled back, David leaned slightly to the side to follow, but caught himself in time. He was in a very public place and he was the center of attention. It was the worst time to act crazy like that.

Available soon on Pride Publishing website

So Preciousssss (& Coming Soon!)

(Can you guess from the title of the post that I rewatched Lord of the Rings recently? Gotta love Netflix!)

But, anyway, look at this:

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I LOVE that cover!

And you know what it means that I’m showing it to you, right? Building a Home is coming out soon! It will be available at Pride Publishing’s website in September and everywhere else in October.

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