The Secret Heart comes out this week. The nature of independent book publishing is such that there’s no “release date,” just a series of “Oh, look, it’s up on Amazon!” and “Oh, look, you can buy it for your Nook!” So keep watching this space; all the links should be active by late July 2012. (Anyway, if you’re just finding me, you’ll want to start with The Locked Heart, the first of The Aerie Doms series.)
But for me, the end is here. Xavier Greer is in love! The three Doms I imagined eight months ago are all happily-ever-aftered. I’m working on a short story (Roman and Juliet) that my publishers, Harmony Road Press, can give away free to my existing fans (Thanks, Fans!!) and also to entice new readers.
And I keep thinking I should write up The Aerie Holiday Revels as a Christmas-themed short story. Can’t you picture Darby as an elf? Okay, so maybe I’m not completely done with The Aerie. But I’ve used up all my Doms, and I didn’t add any more. (“Master Ralph” doesn’t count!)
I freely admit that The Aerie is not a realistic BDSM club. There’s virtually no one in here, there aren’t enough Dungeon Monitors, it’s a bit too shadowy and…well, it’s imaginary. What I didn’t do is keep adding more Doms, in the brilliant way Cherise Sinclair does in her Club Shadowlands series. I love that about her books: she might leave to play with some kitty cat Doms in another part of the country, or go camping in a BDSM-themed resort up in the mountains, but faithful readers know there will be some new Doms at Club Shadowlands soon enough.
By contrast, The Aerie looks like a posh country club with some sexy costumes and anemic enrollment!
That’s okay. I can always go back to visit. And in the meantime, I’m moving to Washington, DC, where I’ve imagined Mackenzie Talbot, a very high-powered lawyer who–when he’s not arguing cases before the Supreme Court!–volunteers his expertise to help Doms with their legal affairs. I’m calling this new series, Lawyer to the Doms. Write what you know, right?
Mac’s first challenge: notify a vanilla writer that a deceased uncle 1) was a Dom and 2) left the nephew his live-in slave. When the nephew meets this woman, he’s surprised to find a CFO from a Fortune 500 company. So how did she get to be his uncle’s full-time sub and what’s he supposed to do with this most-unusual bequest? Look for Lawyer to the Doms, Book 1, later this year.