What’s new from Renae in 2016?
We’re at the start of the New Year with dreams, hopes and wishes all fresh!
So what can we expect from Renae in 2016?
Ooh – lots. For a start, we still haven’t released the audio of You Are the Reason. That will be coming in this year. It’s late, I know, but sometimes you need to wait for the good narrators.
I also have a number of translations that I understand are to be released this year. The Blinding Light will hopefully make it into French and Italian, and Safe in His Arms into Italian and Korean. And I wonder what the Italians will make of The Shearing Gun?
Last year I released a short story that I want to expand and rerelease. I have it slated to work on in February 2016 – so I’ll see how I go with that.
As for new work? I’m hoping to have three stories out this year – that’s three full length novels. Dreamspinner have accepted my first, and I expect it to be out some time in May 2016. I have another two that I’m finishing up this month and hope that Dreamspinner like as well.
So let’s talk about them.
Story #1 – a spin-off from Safe in His Arms
You guys asked for it, so I wrote it. I didn’t mean to. When I wrote Safe in His Arms the minute Ash and Devon appeared on the page, I knew they had a story to tell. They exploded in my head during the “beach scene” I wrote, and I knew exactly what had happened between them, and what Devon needed to do.
But the readers told me they wanted Paul and Andrew’s story too. I was unsure. Paul was a bit of a lark… and Andrew? How could Andrew live with himself? He was married!
I didn’t want to write the story, but it challenged me. What was the deal with Andrew?
It took me ages too. Almost a whole year of picking it up and then casting it aside again. But I persevered, and Dreamspinner said they wanted to publish it. Eeek.
So Paul and Andrew’s story will be coming in 2016, and I hope to get Devon and Ash’s story finished in 2016 too.
Story #2 AND #3 – spin-offs from Loving Jay
I really need to find a series title for this one, because I’m hoping that by the end of January, this series has three books in it. #2 is finished. #3 nearly.
My January job is to finish them and get them off to the publisher.
In #2 we’re introduced to Jay’s friend, Kee. He’s a little bruised from a relationship, so took a break from the scene. Now he’s back. He’s planning on finding himself a big bear to go home with. Instead, he ends up with Tate. Not quite the man he expected.
Our friends from Loving Jay are all there too – Liam and Jay, John and Jackie, and Aaron.
And #3? Oh, I’m going to be a mean author. I’m just going to say that you need to read #2 first… **wink**
How about, what am I writing?
Actually, I sat down yesterday and looked at what I had. There are a couple of stories I want to finish that are not like the normal Renae Kaye novels. Neither of them are set in present day. One is in the future, and one is a new world. I’d like to finish them off.
Then I’m going to concentrate on Ash & Devon’s story or perhaps Mickey Ryan’s story (from The Shearing Gun). I have the next two books for The Tav mapped out in my head, a brand new series of 4 (or 5) novellas set in a small town in WA, maybe a co-written book, and the first chapter of a book featuring a “bad-boy” that just won’t leave my mind.
So strap yourselves in for a ride in 2016. I can’t wait.
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