Things on my mind…
For those of you who don’t know, Refrain will be Ethan and Lincoln’s book (Rockstar book 15). Yes, that means it will be a m/m romance. If you don’t like that type of book, feel free to skip it or just skim past the sexiness.
I admit to being pretty nervous about this book.
1. It’s the first m/m book I’ve written.
2. I’m going by logistics and common sense as far as the sex goes. I may get it wrong and get slammed for it.
3. I don’t know how men think. Seriously, does anyone? I’d like to think they think somewhat like us and have the same worries.
So… Refrain will be coming out next month. Release date will be announced soon. I’ll be putting it up for preorder on iBooks, BN, and Kobo… NOT Amazon. The book will release on day X for the preorders and then it will release on day X+1 on Amazon. Which means, if I release on the 20th, preorder will be through the 19th and will be released that date and then be taken down later that day–so you will HAVE to preorder it or wait for it to come off of KU in 3 months or wait until the series completion in 12/2019 when I release the final boxset. Refrain will then release on the 20th (just an example) on Amazon and go directly into KU. I’ll be following this strategy for my books to see how it works out.
After I finish Refrain, I’ll be reworking The Way books 1 and 2 just a bit, tweaking a few things, and then writing the third and final book in the trilogy. There may come a time where I write Cameron’s book, but it won’t be for a while, if I decide to. I’ll include bits of Alexa’s story in book 3. I anticipate book 3 sometime around November 2018.
While I love the Truths books, those characters just aren’t speaking to me. Like, at all. So, those books will be on hold until such a time as they are ready to have their stories told. Whispered Truths is no longer available for purchase. When the time comes, I’ll have reworked a bit of WT and put it on the retailers in such a way that they update your book. But, again, that won’t be for a while.
Final book for 2018 will be A Very Xander Christmas 4. I just finished redesigning the covers and designing the covers for AVXC4 and AVXC5. Cover reveal will come closer to the release date.
In 2019, my plans as of right now are to finish the Rockstar series: Strings (Kennedy’s book), Melody (Trace and Meggie’s book), and AVXC5. I’ll be both happy and sad that the series is finished. Happy because I’ll get to move on to writing something else, but sad because I’m going to miss them. They’ve been a huge part of my life for the last four years. It’ll be difficult to part with them.
I don’t know what else I’m going to write in 2019. I have ideas for so many books I don’t know where to begin. I’ll have to make up my mind, but I have time 😉
I’ve been asked how someone can be part of my beta team. Right now, my team is full. If there are openings at a future date, I’ll look around for someone new. I basically choose from those who aren’t afraid to give an honest review.
The AM Reader Reviewer Team. The signup has been closed. I’ve been reviewing the names, checking to see if I can find previous reviews. Also, there was a choice on there as to whether or not a person was just willing to review the Rockstars books or if they were willing to review them all. I’ll be honest. If you said “just the Rockstars” you’ve been automatically excluded from the selection. I want a team that is going to review ALL the books… not just the RS.
Now, there’s a series that I want to write that doesn’t fit with the “Anne Mercier” brand. It’s suspense, thriller, police procedural, with some romance elements. So, when I get around to that (probably next year), I’ll be writing under a different name. I don’t have one yet, but I’ll let you know what it is when I do–in case you want to venture into the unknown with me.
Lastly, I really would like to see about a get together for all of us. Las Vegas, October 2019, is the goal I have in mind. I need to do some research on this, but first I need to see how many of you are interested. I’ll be putting out an interest form tomorrow (on my Facebook page https: www.facebook.com/AnneMercierAuthor, in my Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/AMFamiglia/) so I can get an idea of the number of attendees. If it’s big, well, then we need a hotel. If it’s small, then I’m going to look into renting a house for the weekend or something. I’ll keep you posted, but please keep an eye open for the interest form tomorrow!
I want to personally thank each and every one of you for being so supportive of me and the books. It means so much to me. We’re nearing the four-year anniversary of Falling Down’s release–and many of you have stuck with me from day one. That is EXTRAORDINARY and I am honestly humbled by this. I want to hug you and squeeze you and call you George! (If you didn’t watch Bugs Bunny, you won’t get the reference) Thank you. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU.
Hugs and love,