Author Archives: Odessa Lynne

Finally some news about the next book

Good news, I think. :)

I’m feeling pretty good about having Of Love and Zembores, the next New Canton Republic novel, ready by the end of the month. If not then, then shortly thereafter, but I’m going to stick my neck out here and say that it’ll be out by the end of the month. Maybe the last day of the month, but I think I’ll make it.

It’s not a promise, just a heads up, because I think we’re all a little happier if I don’t set a firm date and then miss it. :)

In other news, I’ve finally realized that I was possibly fighting a serious bit of depression this last year and that is why my publishing schedule between books has gotten so long. It’s funny how you often don’t recognize these things for what they are until you’re looking back on them.

I’m back writing on a regular basis now and I’m happy to say that I think I’ve finally put that behind me. I’m very hopeful that this means I’ll go back to a schedule more suited to getting out some of the many, many books I want to write. I’ll just have to see how it goes!

If you’re here reading this, thank you for sticking with me despite the slow progress on some of these stories! You are much appreciated. :)

In the Works for This Year

I mentioned in the last post I wrote that I was working on a new book for the New Canton Republic series. I’m also working on (or planning) a new book for the Wolves’ Heat series and the next two R’H’ani stories. (It’s about time we find out what’s going on with that election (and Mateo!)). :)

I can’t make promises, but I’d love to know what you’re most interested in seeing from me this year….

Let me know!

Working on a New Canton Republic Novel

Of Love and Zembores is the working title for the next New Canton Republic novel, although that title might change. Made up words in titles always kind of throw me for a loop.

The story for this one is finally coming together for me, and I’m excited to be working on it. It’s fun to be back in the world of Yeeru and humans and magic.

Finally, if you’ve never had a chance to read any of my R’H’ani Chronicles stories, here’s a coupon for Smashwords for the first one in the series. If you like the series and want to keep reading, you can get the first six stories in The R’H’ani Chronicles Collection 1, Volumes 1–6.

Just a little warning! These are very explicit harem fantasy stories and One for Himself is by far the most tame of them all!

Promotional price: $0.00
Coupon Code: LN92B
Expires: January 31, 2018

Here’s a direct link: One for Himself at Smashwords.

This coupon is for One for Himself at Smashwords. Enjoy!

New Release! Mason’s Regret

Mason’s Regret is my latest book! It’s starting to show up in stores now, and I’ll be updating this post as soon as I’m confident it’s available in a few more places, but YAY! I’m so f*cking excited I can’t stand it.

I love this book! (I love them all, I swear, but this one is definitely right up there at the top.) If you pick up a copy and read this one, I seriously hope you love it, too.

And oh my God, this one is long. It’s my longest book ever, actually. So, enjoy. :-)

Book cover for Mason's Regret (Wolves' Heat, book 8)

Click the image to go to Amazon!

Google Play has it, it’s coming up on Amazon in fits and starts, and you can always count on Smashwords to be live right away. :D

I’ll update the main book page for Mason’s Regret with more links as the book becomes available in other stores.

Here’s the description!

Mason’s Regret (A Wolves’ Heat Novel)

Once every three years, humans become sexual prey to a species that has no control over the urge to mate because of a devastating attraction to human scent.

It’s been three years since Mason and his twin brother were caught inside the American Protectorate and held as prisoners by the aliens everyone calls “wolves.” Mason’s brother hasn’t been the same since, and neither has Mason.

Now heat season has come again, and for reasons Mason doesn’t understand, his brother has gone back into the protectorate—and he needs Mason’s help.

Mason’s past is full of mistakes, but leaving his brother to deal with trouble alone isn’t one he’s going to make again—no matter the cost. But when wolves start howling nearby, there’s only one sane thing to do: run.

Except the only path to safety is through a terrifying alpha wolf who wants to claim Mason as his mate…

Book 8 in the Wolves’ Heat series.

This story contains explicit sex, graphic language, and sexual situations that some people might find offensive. Male/Male sexual content. Romance for anyone who likes hot male/male loving, alien mates, and a strong dose of alpha romance!

 

Here’s the cover! And a second cover just for fun

I’m getting everything together for the new book so still expecting/hoping it’ll be up really soon. Hopefully tomorrow. I will post immediately after the book goes live with the usual links and I’m really hoping you’ll like it. :-)

Here’s the official cover for the book. The description is at the end.

Bookcover for Mason's Regret

It’s blue. Since I love blue, betting on blue would’ve been a smart bet. ;-)

HOWEVER…

There was a cover war and I had a really hard time passing up the chance to use a slightly different look. In the end, I decided to stick with the style everyone’s used to seeing for this series. But I really want to share the alternate cover so I’m including it here just for fun!

An alternate book cover for Mason's Regret

It might not fit well with the series, but it totally fits the story, IMO.

And you know how you’re not supposed to eat at your computer? Please don’t do that. It does not always turn out well. :D

Anyway, on to the description!

Once every three years, humans become sexual prey to a species that has no control over the urge to mate because of a devastating attraction to human scent.

It’s been three years since Mason and his twin brother were caught inside the American Protectorate and held as prisoners by the aliens everyone calls “wolves.” Mason’s brother hasn’t been the same since, and neither has Mason.

Now heat season has come again, and for reasons Mason doesn’t understand, his brother has gone back into the protectorate—and he needs Mason’s help.

Mason’s past is full of mistakes, but leaving his brother to deal with trouble alone isn’t one he’s going to make again—no matter the cost. But when wolves start howling nearby, there’s only one sane thing to do: run.

Except the only path to safety is through a terrifying alpha wolf who wants to claim Mason as his mate…

Book 8 in the Wolves’ Heat series.

Mason’s Regret is coming next week!

Mason’s Regret is coming! It’ll be out probably late in the week next week, but sooner if I can swing it (fingers crossed!). There’s a greater chance than usual that I might be right about this but I’m trying to build in a little extra room for the unexpected. But I wanted to update for those who’ve been waiting incredibly patiently for this book so I’m going ahead and announcing it. :-)

I’m sorry, as always, that I write and publish so incredibly slowly sometimes. You can bet if I were able to speed up, I’d do it in a heartbeat because I have so many stories I want to write and make available to you. But sometimes it just takes a while.

Also, fair warning, this book is the longest one yet—on par with Cam’s Fortune. I don’t even know how that happened but the fact that it did end up that long sure did slow things down for me. Long books are not my natural speed. :D

That said, this is a meaty book, if I do say so myself. If you skipped Gerald’s Lot, I suggest you read it before you read Mason’s Regret, because this one really follows that one even if the timeline overlap is more like Ian’s Choice and Devon’s Gamble instead of that of a direct sequel.

Now I’m going to take a short break from the long-form writing and put a little time in on my R’H’ani Chronicles series and breathe a bit. They’re short and I do love writing them so much!

After that, I haven’t decided which series I’ll tackle next, but I have several novels started already and I’m sure it’ll be one of them. If you have a preference other than Wolves’ Heat, let me know! I might use that to help me decide. :D

Anyway, I’ll get the cover and description up this week, I think, and maybe even a bit of a teaser from the book. There’s plenty of book to take it from, that’s for sure. ;D

And to everyone who has been so incredibly patient with my slow writing, thank you so much! I really do appreciate it. I keep thinking things are going to settle down in a way that lets me put in more time and then it just doesn’t happen. But I’ll keep pushing for that and maybe soon I’ll be able to write at a speed more in line with the years when I was able to put out 4 books in a year. I’m not giving up on the dream!

What’s Next? An Update

I wasn’t sure when I started Mason’s Regret if it would be the next book I ended up finishing because I’m really bad about working on more than one book at a time (or good, however you look at it!), but I can say pretty confidently now that it is the one that’ll be next.

I’ve been having a lot of fun with it, and I can say this: it has not gone exactly how I thought it’d go because Mason has been AWESOME. :D Maybe I shouldn’t say that about my own character, but if you expect objectivity from me about my guys, you’re dreaming. ;)

I can’t wait to share this book when it’s done. :D

I can’t make promises about a delivery date but what I said in my last post still holds true. I’m really thinking it might be ready in just another month or so.

Then, it’ll be on to Of Love and Zembores and Taken with Tony. It’ll be a competition to see which one gets done first, for sure. The King’s Deception can’t be left out, but I’ll be honest, it’s going really slowly for me for reasons I can’t quite nail down.

And I’m definitely going to get to more R’H’ani Chronicles stories. I have Mateo’s story, One to Tame, in the works right now, but it’s also going really slowly for reasons I haven’t figured out.

I gotta admit, I’m a mood writer. If I’m not in the right headspace for a story, I find it really difficult to get going on it. On the flip side, if I’m there, a book can go really fast (for me). (Let’s face it, fast for me is still pretty slow.)

Anyway, I hope this update is helpful. I don’t know if anyone really wants to know these things or not, but I love to talk about my books, so there. :D

Still Writing!

Just in case anyone is wondering, yes, I’m still writing! :)

I’m working on Mason’s Regret, which I’m pretty sure is going to be the next novel I finish, and Taken with Tony is coming along. Of Love and Zembores is waiting on my brain to settle and for me to finish that next pen name book I started last year. ;) But summer is coming and I’m feeling productive so I can say pretty confidently that Mason’s Regret will be ready in a few more months at the outside and sooner if things keep going well. :D I’m also holding off on a few other stories because I just can’t work on all of them at once no matter how much I want to.

Gerald’s Lot, Of Monsters and Love, and Gay for Alex Is Now in Paperback

The paperback edition of Gerald’s Lot (Wolves’ Heat) is finally available! :)

Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA

It should be available at the other online bookstores like Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, and Book Depository in the next few weeks, if it’s not already (sometimes it just takes longer to show up at those stores). :)

Of Monsters and Love (New Canton Republic) is also now in paperback.

Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA

And Gay for Alex (Love Is) has made a particularly pretty paperback too, in my opinion. ;)

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Amazon UK | Amazon CA

The reissues of The King’s Guard and The King’s Gambit (Hend & Yurt) are also available with their pretty, new covers.

Whew! Now I can go back to concentrating on all the books I’m trying to write. :D Mason’s Regret is surprising me in a very pleasant way, while Taken with Tony and The King’s Deception are coming along nicely. :) The only story giving me trouble right now is One to Tame! Brylan isn’t as tractable as I’d like, that’s for sure. Which also surprised me in His to Keep, because he seemed so easy going at first and then he just didn’t turn out that way at all!

There are a few other wips I have going too, but they have no names and aren’t connected to any of my ongoing series. One is in-space science fiction (male/male of course) and the other is a time travel/ghost story (also male/male of course!) ;) I’m also working a bit on my Lynne Sterley stuff, because I really do want to get to Boston’s story and I can’t do that if I don’t get the other books written first.

All in all, I’m having a busy time of it, but I am loving every minute I get to spend with the guys in my books. ;)