Well, maybe not that soon as I'm doing my best to stick to that sane and sensible schedule thing. So while it is -- already! -- time to list the planned projects for 2013, I'm not attaching any dates to anything. I hope to have a story out every couple of months, and that's about as far as I'm willing to commit. That way I don't disappoint anyone should I not hit the planned dates -- and I don't make myself nuts should I...er...not hit the planned dates.
I mean, surely if there's one big, fat, perk to working for one's self it's being able to rearrange one's schedule?
Anyway, here are the projects in the loosely anticipated order of delivery.
BLOOD RED BUTTERFLY - novella
Despite falling in love with aloof manga artist Kai Tashiro, Homicide Detective Ryo Miller is determined to break the alibi Kai is supplying his murderous boyfriend--even if it means breaking Kai with it.
THE BOY WITH THE PAINFUL TATTOO (Holmes & Moriarity 3) - novel
It's moving day at Chez Holmes. Somehow, against Kit's better instincts, he and J.X. are setting up house together. But while J.X. is off at a writing conference, Kit unpacks a crate that should contain either old books or new china. It doesn't. Within the mounds of green Styrofoam popcorn is a dead body. A very dead body.
There goes the neighborhood.
MAN OH MAN: WRITING QUALITY M/M FICTION - reworked and revised with a bonus section on writing genre fiction which includes some really terrific (if I do say so myself) goodies.
ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT (Shot in the Dark 2) - novella
File it under The Mummy Case, Effie.
A blackmail scheme ends with murder at a swanky costume ball in an Egyptian museum. As much as tough guy PI Rafferty wants to pin the crime on Brett Sheridan's famed Egyptologist former lover, he can't help fearing the murderer may be hiding closer to home. Too close to home.
STRANGER ON THE SHORE - novella
Twenty years ago young Brian Arlington, scion to the Arlington fortune, was kidnapped. Though the ransom was paid, the boy was never seen again. Pierce Mather, the only witness, now controls the Arlington billions. He's none too happy, and more than a little suspicious, when investigative journalist Griffin Hadley shows up to write about the decades-old mystery -- especially given Griffin's uncanny resemblance to the missing heir. Griff shrugs off the coldly handsome Pierce's objections, but it might not be so easy to shrug off the objections of someone willing to do anything to keep the past buried.
WINTER KILL - novel
An FBI agent and an Oregon deputy team up to catch a serial killer.
KICK START (Dangerous Ground 5) - novella
Will is finally braced to bring Taylor home to meet the folks. Unfortunately, not every member of the Brandt clan loves Taylor the way Will does. Then again, not everyone loves the Brandts. In fact, someone has a score to settle -- and too bad for any former DS agents who get in the way when the bullets start to fly.
BITE CLUB (XOXO 2) - novella
All I know is, it's about vampires and old movies!
STRANGER THINGS HAVE HAPPENED - Surprise, surprise!