Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Three Down, 0 to Go!

I finished Rogues last night! It's officially off my desk and in my editor's inbox. And that means that I'm now done with writing my first trilogy. The books will release in March (Thief), April (Fortune Hunter) and May (Rogues) from Carina Press. In fact, Thief and Fortune Hunter have already made it to the coming soon page.

So what's up next? I'm not sure yet. First, I'm going to take a much needed mini-break. I've become hooked on BBC America's Top Gear, and I plan to watch all the seasons on Netflix. So that should keep me entertained for a while. And I'm looking forward to catching up on reading. It's been months and months since I've read a book simply for the joy of reading. As for writing, there are a few story ideas bouncing around my head. I figure by the end of January, one will pop to the top of the need-to-write list. In the mean time, I'm going to enjoy being deadline free. I've been under deadlines of one form or another for the past year and a half, and it's wonderful if a bit...odd to not have one hanging over my head.

In other news, you can now listen to the Men Under the Mistletoe anthology. It's available as an audio book, and includes all four stories in the anthology - My True Love Gave to Me, Winter Knights (Harper Fox), Lone Star (Josh Lanyon) and The Christmas Proposition (KA Mitchell). I must say, it's pretty cool to listen to someone read aloud a story I wrote.

And that's it for me for now. I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday!

Happy New Year!!


  1. Glad to hear you are done. It is such a relief to realize that there is nothing hanging over your head. Congratulations!

  2. Congrats! What a fabulous accomplishment to start off the New Year!

  3. YAY! Congrats on finishing Rogues:) I'm glad you're taking a much needed break. Enjoy it:)

  4. Thanks, Tina!

    Chris - I had hoped to end 2011 deadline free, but the book took a couple extra days to finish. Though now, as you said, I can start 2012 with a big fat 'done' on my to-do list :)

    Hi Andi - I definitely plan to enjoy the break! Been looking forward to it for months.

  5. Congrats on finishing the trilogy, Ava! Happy New Year :) Enjoy the mini-break.

  6. Congratulations, Ava.

    I look forward in reading this trilogy.

    Tracey D

  7. Thanks for the congrats, Barbara and Tracey!