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State of the Author

As usual, I’ve been pretty lax about posting on my blog, so I figured it was time to do a sort of “state of the author” type of update.

Heretic Doms Club

Book three of the Heretic Doms Club, Spare the Rod, is almost done. This is going to be a long one — probably around 150k by the time I finish. It’s going to need a lot of revisions, and then (obviously) edits. Best case scenario, it’ll be published in early April. Worst case is more like June. As soon as I know for sure, I’ll let you know, believe me. I’ll be shouting it from the internet rooftops. John Solo and I hope to have the audio ready for release around the same time.

I have to say, Gray might be the end of my career. I know a lot of readers think they’re ready for his book, but I have a feeling a certain percentage of you will decide you don’t like Gray at all. All I can say is, Gray put the “heretic” in the Heretic Doms Club, and he has a bit of a chip on his shoulder at the moment.

Book four, No Good Deed, will have to wait. There’s one other project I need to sneak in before Charlie gets his turn (see below), so unfortunately book four probably won’t be ready until 2020. (But hopefully, early in 2020.)

Tucker Springs

Tucker Springs has been moved from Riptide Publishing to Dreamspinner Press. Book one (written by L.A. Witt) is available now. Second Hand (written by Heidi Cullinan and me) is available for preorder now. It comes out January 8th. There are no big changes. We did discover one small timeline discrepancy. Sorting that out required the addition of one small scene. But overall, the story remains as it was before.

Never a Hero will be released on or around July 5th. I haven’t done the edits on that one yet, so I’m not sure how extensive the changes will be, but I do anticipate some pretty big revisions. We’ll see.

That project I need to sneak in between Gray and Charlie’s books? It’s a new Tucker Springs book! All three Tucker Springs authors (me, Heidi Cullinan, and L.A. Witt) will be writing brand new novels in the Tucker Springs universe. Those will be released in 2020. (Mine is slated for January 7th, to be exact.) Not sure exactly what mine will look like, but I will say this: now that Coda and Tucker Springs share a publisher, it’s possible you’ll see some familiar Colorado residents show up for a visit on the Western Slope. 😉

Due to contractual obligations, the original Riptide versions of the audio books will still be sold. There won’t be any new versions of the audio books, although the three new novels will have audio through Dreamspinner Press. Clear as mud?

Coda

I’m smack in the middle of re-editing Promises for its mass market release. It’ll have a new blurb and a new cover. (I loved the old one, but the publisher feels it should be updated for the mass market version.) Not sure when exactly it will be released, but sometime in 2019. [Note: I’ve just been informed that we’re aiming for a May release.]

Promises was the first book I ever wrote, and it had a lot of sloppy writing in it that needed to be cleaned up. But don’t worry! I doubt most readers will notice the changes.

All but one, that is.

See, back when I wrote Promises, I had no idea I’d be building a series around it. I certainly didn’t anticipate Jared and Cole’s friendship becoming so pivotal to the entire setup. But now that I know what I know, Cole’s visit felt wrong. It didn’t make sense to me that Jared wouldn’t mention Matt to Cole until the next morning. So Cole’s scene has been expanded just a bit, and darling, he couldn’t be happier.

Speaking of Cole, the mass market version will contain a brand new short story called Meant to Be. It’s sort of a prequel, where we get to see how Cole and Jared met and became friends.

Everything Else

Honestly, I’m not sure there is much else. Between Tucker Springs and Charlie, I anticipate being plenty busy in 2019. The one other project I’ve been considering is an anthology of short stories set in the Oestend universe. But I can’t make any promises in that regard at the moment.

I’ll be at RARE in Rome in September, but at the moment, that’s the only convention I’m planning on.

If you haven’t joined my Facebook group yet, you can do that here. That’s really the only place on Facebook that I hang out. I find Facebook to be a pretty negative place overall, but you’ll find none of that negativity in my private group.

Feel free to drop me a line in the comments below, or email me at msexton.author@gmail.com if you have any questions or comments. Thank you to everybody who still reads/buys my books. I truly appreciate your support.

If You Liked _____, You Might Also Like _____.

I’ve had several people contact me lately to say, “I enjoyed [x] story. Have you written anything else like that?” So I thought I’d do a quick “If you liked X, you might like Y” post telling you what other books I think might match certain fan favorites. I’ve chosen these recommendations based on similar themes, and/or similar levels of kink (or lack thereof). 

Keep in mind, I’m only talking about my own books here, mostly because I don’t read romance, so I have no idea how to match my books up with other books out there in the broader literary world. 

Here’s what I cam up with. Enjoy. 🙂 

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If you liked Coda (Promises, Strawberries for Dessert, etc.), you might also enjoy: Tucker Springs, Tales of the Curious Cookbook, Wrench Wars (you can find all those here). Also, Between Sinners and Saints, Family Man, Chapter Five and the Axe-Wielding Maniac.

 

If you liked One More Soldier, you might also enjoy: To Feel the Sun, Trailer Trash

 

If you liked Between Sinners and Saints, you might also enjoy: Family Man, Trailer Trash, Winter Oranges

 

If you liked Blind Space, you should check out: Song of Oestend, Saviours of OestendRoped In, One Man’s Trash, Release

 

If you liked Tucker Springs, you might like: Coda, Roped In, Wrench Wars

 

If you liked Cinder, check out: Winter Oranges, Damned If You Do

 

If you liked One Man’s Trash, you might enjoy: Release (published and A.M. Sexton), Roped In, Song of Oestend

 

If you liked The Well, try: Shotgun, Trailer Trash

MM Back to School Short Story Giveaway

I’m participating in the MM Back to School Short Story Giveaway, with over thirty other authors! Now, because I was a late arrival to the group, and because I write slow and short stories just aren’t my forte, I will unfortunately not have a NEW story to give away. But, you’ll be able to download Chapter 5 and the Axe-Wielding Maniac, along with stories from this amazing group of authors. So much yumminess, all in one place! The stories go live on Tuesday, August 28th. You can find them HERE.

Terms of Service is available today!

Terms of Service is available now! Haven’t read One Man’s Trash yet? You’re in luck. It’s free on Amazon from now until June 29th.

Dr. River McKay moved to Denver with his husband, Terrence, hoping to give their failing marriage a new start. A year later, Terrence is gone and River’s left brokenhearted. Now, he’s decided it’s time to get back in the game. A chance encounter at the hospital introduces him to Phil, a strong-willed pharmacist who isn’t impressed by River’s degree.

Phil can’t deny his attraction to River, but dating is out of the question. Phil only does one kind of relationship — domestic servitude, where he gives the orders and his partner obeys. To his surprise, River agrees — not because he likes the idea, but because anything’s better than being alone.

They know the arrangement won’t last. Phil’s set in his ways and incapable of showing affection outside the bedroom. River’s unused to obedience and still in love with his ex. But their time together will change them, making them question everything they thought they knew about control, respect, and love. When the unexpected threatens to tear them apart, they’ll be forced to choose between the comforts of the past and a future they can only find together.

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New Facebook Group

I’ve created a fan group on Facebook. I know, I’m a bit behind the times on this. I confess, Facebook scares the crap out of me. Over the years, it’s been the source of a great deal of anxiety. On the other hand, my writing cave is awfully lonely. I’ve decided to make more of an effort to socialize. So, if you’re interested, you can find the group here. It’ll mostly be dog pictures and random conversations, leaning toward the positive side of life — I’m allergic to drama and sick to death of negativity. There will also be occasional giveaways, including ARCs of all new releases. Hope to see you there!

Autism Awareness Blog Hop

Autism Fact:  Autism is a developmental disability. It’s a difference in how your brain works. Autistic people can have good mental health, or experience mental health problems, just like anyone else.

Welcome to RJ Scott’s Autism Awareness Blog Hop! Thanks for stopping by.

My instructions were simply to write my hopes and dreams for myself, my child, or humanity. I suppose my one big hope for humanity would be that we stop focusing on our differences and start focusing on what unites us. Judging other people and choosing to hate them simply because they are different from us is destructive, no matter what. Whether that person is “different” because they have autism, or because of their religion, or their race, or their political affiliation, they are still A PERSON. Rather than assuming the worst — assuming they’re stupid or evil or uneducated or “weird” — we need to start giving people the benefit of the doubt. We need to start focusing on what brings us together, not what drives us apart. We are all human. We are all struggling to stay sane and happy as we spin through the abyss on this giant rock. We all want to be heard, to be understood, and to be loved. We all care about our family, our friends, our community, and our world. So let’s stop trying to make every damn thing about us versus them. Let’s STOP assuming everybody who’s “different” in any way is automatically “them.” We are all part of “us.”

“WE ARE GROOT.”

So stop spreading hate, and start spreading a bit of love.

Now, for the general “please consider buying my books” plea: Terms of Service is now available for preorder HERE. Haven’t read book one yet? No worries. Here’s your chance. Leave a non-hateful comment, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win two ebooks of your choice from my backlist. Winners will be chosen on Saturday, April 28.

Thanks for stopping by!!

 

Terms of Service Available for Preorder!

Terms of Service is now available for preorder. It’ll be released on June 25. Find it HERE.

 

Dr. River McKay moved to Denver with his husband, Terrence, hoping to give their failing marriage a new start. A year later, Terrence is gone and River’s left brokenhearted. Now, he’s decided it’s time to get back in the game. A chance encounter at the hospital introduces him to Phil, a strong-willed pharmacist who isn’t impressed by River’s degree.

Phil can’t deny his attraction to River, but dating is out of the question. Phil only does one kind of relationship — domestic servitude, where he gives the orders and his partner obeys. To his surprise, River agrees — not because he likes the idea, but because anything’s better than being alone.

They know the arrangement won’t last. Phil’s set in his ways and incapable of showing affection outside the bedroom. River’s unused to obedience and still in love with his ex. But their time together will change them, making them question everything they thought they knew about control, respect, and love. When the unexpected threatens to tear them apart, they’ll be forced to choose between the comforts of the past and a future they can only find together.

 

 

Terms of Service is Finished! (Sort of)

I’m thrilled to announce that I just wrapped up the first draft of Terms of Service. This book nearly killed me. I know, I say that every time, but this time was worse. I made it all the way to 56k late last year before trashing the entire thing and starting over. I’d originally planned to release it in February, but that clearly didn’t happen. Finally, the first draft is complete!

Now, that doesn’t mean the book is done. I have a lot of tweaking to do, but that’s fine. I can revise all damn day. But getting to this point — first draft complete, needing only a bit of polish — is a HUGE step for me. I totally want to celebrate.

Terms of Service will probably be about 123,000 words by the time I’m truly done fiddling with it. Although it’s part of the Heretic Doms Club series, it isn’t nearly as dark or gritty as One Man’s Trash was. Terms of Service will be released on June 25th. (Hallelujah!!) It’ll be available in audio right around that time as well. I’ll have a preorder link for the ebook ready very, very soon.

I have a couple of other announcements I’m sort of sitting on. Trying to decide on the right time to share those. I think another week or two. For now… here’s the blurb for Terms of Service. 🙂

Dr. River McKay moved to Denver with his husband, Terrence, hoping to give their failing marriage a new start. A year later, Terrence is gone and River’s left brokenhearted. Now, he’s decided it’s time to get back in the game. A chance encounter at the hospital introduces him to Phil, a strong-willed pharmacist who isn’t impressed by River’s degree.

Phil can’t deny his attraction to River, but dating is out of the question. Phil only does one kind of relationship — domestic servitude, where he gives the orders and his partner obeys. To his surprise, River agrees — not because he likes the idea, but because anything’s better than being alone.

They know the arrangement won’t last. Phil’s set in his ways and incapable of showing affection outside the bedroom. River’s unused to obedience and still in love with his ex. But their time together will change them, making them question everything they thought they knew about control, respect, and love. When the unexpected threatens to tear them apart, they’ll be forced to choose between the comforts of the past and a future they can only find together.