This summer has been super busy for me, and I haven’t made as much progress as I’d planned and hoped on my current WIP’s–Never Show Your Hand (Clare Thibodeaux Series, Book 3) and Not Mama’s Little Girl, Anymore!
I have completed a short story for the upcoming three-volume One Million Project short story anthology for charity. I will continue to update you about when the books will be released. It is scheduled in the November to December 2017 time frame right now. They will be published by Dark Ink Press and will be available on Amazon.com.
Never Show Your Hand is approximately 11,000 words and I am working on Chapter Eight of the book. It has been more of a challenge for me because I am writing it from more perspectives than just Clare Thibodeaux’s. I wanted to offer an inside look at what the other main characters (Wyatt, Lee, and Shanaya) are feeling.
Writing from Clare’s point of view is fairly easy because I’ve been in her head for the past two years. Although I’ve been aware of the motivations of the other characters, it is a challenge to jump into their characters and bring their inner dialogues to the forefront. I think it’s turning out to be an exciting story with intrigue, hidden agendas, romance and those darn plot twists I love so much.
Not Mama’s Little Girl, Anymore! is a story about Natalie Parker. She’s a Southern girl with a bit of sass that she uses to hide a hearty dose of personal insecurity. Natalie has been featured in several of my short stories. Another writer suggested she might make for a good full-length book, so I’ve been working on her story as well.
I am weaving her short stories into a larger story in the ChickLit genre. I am 10,000 words into the book at this time. I will include a preview of the first chapter under the “Kate’s Books” tab. Bite-Sized Stories V. 2 is published on Amazon and includes the Natalie short story, “Mucking Around”. The new OMP anthology I mentioned earlier will include another Natalie short story entitled “Not Mama’s Little Girl”.
Thanks for reading! I’ll get busy writing!!
For a limited time, you can download Exodus (Clare Thibodeaux Series, Book 1) for FREE, and purchase the Kindle version of Winter’s Icy Caress (Clare Thibodeaux Series, Book 2) for only $0.99!
Don’t miss out on a chance to read about Clare’s journey from ER nurse to a woman in hiding as she is hunted down by deadly strangers from her past. Two men vie for her heart while they promise to keep her safe from harm. Can she let her guard down and open her heart?
I didn’t realize how excited I would be to break Kindle’s top 100 books in three different categories with Exodus!! So thanks to everyone who decided to take a chance and read a brand new author! I have to enjoy it today, because I may find myself back in the 5 and 6 figure rankings tomorrow. LOL!!
Exodus is available for free on Amazon until 7/7/17. Check it out now!
Who doesn’t like finding some boxes awaiting when they get home? What if they were filled with books? I love it! And, when they’re my books–there are no words to describe the feeling.
The paperback edition of Winter’s Icy Caress was in one box, and the other contained additional copies of Exodus.
Now, the Happy Dancing can begin.
The second book in the Clare Thibodeaux Series is now available on Amazon.com! The ebook is online and the paperback should be available very soon.
There’s even a sneak peek at the first chapter of book 3 —Never Show Your Hand.
Clare’s adventure continues in Winter’s Icy Caress when she inadvertently becomes the target of a serial killer. Anyone could be the culprit, and the clues seem to lead to someone with inside information about Clare. Lee and Wyatt are back, and a few new characters are on hand to stir things up.
I hope you will enjoy the roller coaster ride!
The tension continues to build as I near completion of my second novel–Winter’s Icy Caress. I’ve reached the 60,000 word mark as of today, and I am looking forward to the coming days. The excitement of bringing my ideas to completion is an emotional “high”, and the excitement spurs me on to my next projects.
In Winter’s Icy Caress, Clare Thibodeaux is hoping to find her “happily ever after” despite a past littered with death and sadness. But life in the Northwoods of Wisconsin has been anything except normal when two young women from the area turn up missing. Clare’s determined to find the connection between the missing area women in the hopes of uncovering the person who abducted them. As her personal life begins to fall apart, Clare finds herself embroiled in the search for a serial killer who has selected her as his next target.
I have some plotting started for the third book in the Clare Thibodeaux Series. At this time, I don’t have a title for the next book, but the “Clare” junkies out there should be reassured there are more adventures and danger ahead. Not everyone is who you thought they were, so expect more surprises.
I’d like to thank all of the readers who have purchased Exodus. The best thing about writing is finding out someone enjoyed your book. I’m excited by the enthusiasm surrounding the characters of Clare, Wyatt, and Lee. I love when readers talk about them like they are real people living in Bayfield, Wisconsin. In essence, they are real as they live and breathe in my head filling it with their conversations and adventures.
Before you think I’m a bit crae crae, I want to reassure you I’m not. Yes, I talk to myself and say dialogue out loud while driving in my car wishing I could write it down immediately. I pull over as soon as I can and use the voice recorder on my cell attempting to replicate it instead of trying to text and drive. (I’m not THAT crazy!)
Work on Winter’s Icy Caress is progressing and I’m anticipating the first draft of the book to be complete by the end of the month. With over 56,00 words written and thirty-four chapters completed, I’m hopeful I can keep my publishing deadline of May 2017.
Exodus (Clare Thibodeaux Series Book 1) is now available in a print format. It’s available on Amazon.com .