My Dani Worth series are on hold. They weren’t selling and now that the publisher is closing, they’re in a sort of holding pattern until I know what’s going to happen with them. I’m truly sorry to the fans I have for Crux Survivors and Kithran Regenesis. I LOVE these series and sincerely hope to finish them. Until then, I’m writing under my own name, Rinda Elliott and mostly what I’m doing these days is a MM romantic suspense series with a co-author, Jocelynn Drake. You can find out more about our books at http://www.drakeandelliott.com. I’m also at http://www.rindaelliott.com.
Lucas Vallois is always in control. He’s building an empire in the glittering city of Cincinnati and created his own family from his three close friends. The self-made millionaire has everything he wants within his tight grasp. But his world starts to crumble after he’s jumped by a trio of thugs late one night after leaving a club. The warning is clear—give up his new property venture or end up dead.
Caving to the demands of his friends, Lucas accepts the help of bodyguard, Andrei Hadeon, as he hunts for the source of this new threat. But as Lucas gets closer to uncovering the danger, he realizes the sexy Romanian bodyguard poses an even bigger risk to his carefully constructed world. Trapped by a need he never expected, Lucas must find a way to deny the shiver of longing he cannot control.
His brother. His warrior. His heart. Four friends. Unbreakable bonds.
I’m also Rinda Elliott and this is my latest book. Just came out this past week! I co-wrote this with Jocelynn Drake and couldn’t be more excited about the series. I’ve been wanting to make the move to M/M romance for years. Seriously, like 90 percent of what I read is M/M romance. There’s just something I love about reading about two men coming together and falling in love. 🙂 I’ll still be writing M/F and M/M/F and possibly other letter combinations, but I will be focusing on this series for a time.
I had planned to slow down my Dani books. I love writing them like crazy, but they didn’t gather quite the audience I needed to be able to afford to write them. However, I will have some fun news coming up shortly, so stay tuned. Until then, why not pick up a copy of SHIVER! So far, the reviews coming in are wonderful!
I’ve been kind of quiet. That’s because there is a LOT going on. I had a new sexy southern Gothic out as Rinda, but in other big news, I’m making some changes, streamlining how I do things. I’m also jumping with both feet into the M/M romance world. I’ve been moving that direction a long, long time and when friend and fellow lover of m/m romance, Jocelynn Drake and I came up with some stories we could not stop talking about, we decided to do this together. And wow, did we find we work very well together. I’m so excited about our first book! It’s in final revisions now and we’re putting together our websites, etc. You can find us in several places–still mostly under construction. We’re not on FB yet, but our Tumblr is HOT. <G> http://drakeandelliott.tumblr.com/ Our website is www.drakeandelliott.com and we’re on Twitter. Come follow and keep up with our latest news. smile emoticon https://twitter.com/DrakeandElliott
Though I did say I had to set both this series and The Kithran Regenesis series aside, I didn’t mean this was a permanent situation. In fact, I’m finding myself working on both in between other contracted projects. I also write as Rinda Elliott. Dani Worth is the pen name I used for my more erotic work and it’s possible I’ll be blending the two names in the future now that my kids are older. They were the main reason for having the two writing names when I first started publishing these. (Plus, I write YA as Rinda. )
But I have a book coming out in July called Raisonne Curse and it’s a spicier Rinda m/f book. Click on the cover to read the blurb and a long, sexy sneak peak!
Because most of my Dani books are m/m/f with one m/f, I don’t want readers thinking I separated the names because of the alternative relationships. I didn’t. I honestly don’t even like calling any love story alternative. To me, they’re love stories whether they are m/f, m/m/f, m/m… you get my drift. In fact, I may be coming out with a m/m romantic suspense series I’m co-writing with another author and it’s possible I’ll be doing those as Rinda. (Yeah, I’m teasing.) Like I said, my kids are older now and they certainly know what I write now and don’t care. They are also old enough to deal with local fall out over mom’s love for ALL kinds of love stories. 😉 My kids are independent, open and strong-minded, loving and wonderful–luckiest mom ever!
So, I’m getting some curious readers here lately and I’m pretty sure it’s because of the very fun bundle of post-apocalyptic stories I’m in with the new Kit Rocha release Beyond Innocence. Out today!!! Man, I love their covers–check this one out! Click on it to go to Amazon for the blurb!
The bundle is a part of this fantastic contest called Love After the End of Things and it includes a Kindle loaded with 13 post-apocalyptic romances including my After the Crux. Click here to enter!
So any readers who enjoy After the Crux and end up reading the sequel Sole Survivors, I just wanted you to know there will be more books in the series. I had to set them aside to handle an apocalyptic YA trilogy contract with Harlequin Teen and a couple of other projects, but they will happen. Especially if interest in them picks up. In fact, here’s a short snippet in the rough of Tripp and Cad from the first two books. Crux #3 snippet.
I recently introduced a good friend to the M/M Cut and Run series by Abigail Roux. She’s a writer–one with a very popular series–but she hadn’t read a lot of erotic books with bisexual characters before she’d picked up my first two Kithran novellas. In fact, she hadn’t read a (doesn’t this feel like it should be an?) m/m/f menage book at all before and she just loved them. She’s still one of my biggest fans, which is fun. But we’ve become friends now.
(BTW, she was so inspired, she’s now written a wonderful contemporary m/m/f menage! Seriously, it’s good.)
So, we’re chatting and I’m telling her that I truly love this Cut and Run series. I reread the books…even joined a Goodreads group for their fans. She gave the first a try about two weeks ago. She’s in the reread stage already. There are 8 books out. Ten and a novella if you count the spinoff series, which I do. The emails have been hilarious and I’ve been called evil for introducing her to the illness.
But I’m thrilled. Thrilled that I helped a reader discover a new series to love. So, I thought I’d throw up a blog post to my readers who may not have discovered the books yet.
You can check out the books, see reviews and reading order here. And um…welcome to the sickness!
I’m pretty jazzed that ORIGIN got reviewed in Romantic Times Magazine! And it’s a nice one, too. Check it out.