Welcome to December and our mini “office” party here on the AmberPax blog! I feel so very blessed to be among such a great group of writers, a few of which have become friends I will cherish for years to come. I’m not sure how many of them are bringing a holiday blog this December, but I look forward to reading the different perspectives on the season - who loves it, who hates it, and who’s cagey and sticks to straight promotion.
December is a “launch” month for me. It’s a time of evaluating where my writing has taken me and for planning for the year ahead. It’s time to be realistic about what’s left undone, too. I don’t know about other writers, but I rarely complete every project started in any given calendar year. The ideas come faster than I can get them on the page.
I have two projects near and dear to me that are front and center for 2014. The first is the next installment in the Sundown shapeshifter series, and the other is a new case for Ian Coulter, private investigator. I’m excited to be able shrug off deadlines and just have some fun with these characters. It will be interesting to see how the way they speak to me has grown.
The New Year will come and I need to be ready. We no longer have to sharpen our quills to write. What we tend is so much more important. We’re finally recognizing that our very best writing asset is ourselves. This holiday season is for me to rest and recharge and enjoy family and friends without the stress of a deadline lurking. This is a time to get back to basics, which will ultimately make me a better-equipped writer.
May you and yours have a happy and safe holiday season.
PS. You didn’t really think I’d skip out without a little promo, did you?
Contemporary gay romance available at Amber Allure.
This title is also part of the Dream Man PAX, available only at Amber Allure.
Victor Carter knows his grandfather only from a handful of black and white photographs, so his surprise when the man’s will is read is genuine. What’s he going to do with seventy acres on the side of a Kentucky mountain? More importantly, how’s he going to survive living there for a year to satisfy the conditions of the will so he can sell the property? Even worse, it’s not like the hills of Kentucky are teeming with gay companionship.
Boone Mosely is Kentucky born and bred with a proud family heritage he can trace back to his home state’s founding. Following in his uncle’s footsteps, Boone’s in his second term as sheriff of Four Points. He takes the job seriously and doesn’t suffer fools - or crime - in his town.
When city slicker Victor Carter arrives on Shepherd Mountain, Boone knows he’s got a whole new brand of trouble to deal with. And this time, the badge isn’t going to help him at all.