Works in Progress

So many projects, so little time. I’ve made a start on the sequel to Revealed in Mist, Concealed in Shadow, and the sequel to A Raging Madness, The Realm of Silence is with beta readers and will be published in May. I’m aching to get to the next in series, Unkept Promises, in which Mia goes to Cape Town to retrieve her husband’s children by his mistress, who is dying.

I’m also working on a novel for Scarsdale Publishing, House of Thorns. The theme is Marriage of Inconvenience, and delivery to the publishers is 1 March. I’m also beginning to think about three or possibly four box set novellas for 2018.

My Christmas novella in last year’s Bluestocking Belles box set was the first in the series In the Halls of the Mountain King. My hero James is the eldest son of a man who once ruled a kingdom in the mountains between Turkmenistan and Iran. I hope to rewrite The Bluestocking and the Barbarian, Holly and Hopeful Hearts as a full novel as soon as I clear my decks a little.

I’ve slightly lost track of my chronological order. The box set tells about eight romances between guests at a house party hosted by my Duchess of Haverstock in 1812. My first four novels all start in 1807. But with my novellas I’ve started to jump around, and I may keep that up with the novels.

In chronology, Lord Danwood’s Dilemma, and the stories of two of Prudence’s sisters follow Farewell to Kindness and Revealed in Mist in 1808. In 1809, the last of the Virtue sisters finds her happy ever after. More stories follow in 1810.

And so it goes. 1811 is a very busy year, and in 1812, the Mountain King and six of his ten children arrive home from Central Asia to take the London Season by storm. Aldridge’s story, for those who have asked, is the third book in the Mountain King series. (The Bluestocking and the Barbarian is the first, and I’m holding off on putting it out in its own covers until I’m almost ready to publish The Healer and the Hermit. I haven’t settled on the name for the third: either The Saint and the Sinner or The Rake and the Redeemer. Guess which one Aldridge is.)

I’ve plots through to 1820, and several that haven’t matured enough to have a setting or a date yet. And, since some of my characters have appealing children, who knows?