Just a heads up that I’m planning to send a newsletter on Monday with a Valentine’s Day extra: an alternate chapter for Chick Magnet in which things gets considerably more steamy on Will’s porch. I’ll talk more about this in the newsletter itself, but writing the scene with extra heat helped me to get over my mid-book slump and finish the book. So while I fully love the final (lower-heat) version of the chapter, it’s fun to look back and ponder, “what if?”
If you’re not on the Fly Me to the Moon mailing list, you missed an important announcement: Genevieve and I will be serializing a summer-themed novella called A Midnight Spark there starting tomorrow! It features a silver fox rancher, a woman with a weakness for strays, an injured hummingbird, and enough fireworks to rival the US Capitol’s display.
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I’ve been meaning to collect the stories I wrote for the Rogue series. Thanks to my ennui about current events, I finally got around to it. Dispatches is collection of three standalone novelettes, and I’m offering it as an exclusive freebie to my mailing list subscribers.
To emphasize: this is previously published work. If you bought Rogue Desire, Rogue Affairs, and Rogue Hearts, you already have these stories. But they’re together along with a few extras for the first time.
Gathering these stories together reminded me that politics, at its best, can be hopeful; it can be where people work in tandem to make things better. If politics is a site that destroys us, it can be a place of power too. And in that way, it’s a lot like love.
I’ll never stop believing that, in the most intimate and elemental way, to choose love is to look to the future. In these stories, falling in love isn’t an escapist fantasy or a turn inward. Instead, these characters take in the hellscape, then turn to each other and say, “Let’s fix it. Together.” It’s a message I need now more than ever.
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I interrupt this insane news day to say I have two deleted scenes from “The Fourth Estate” (from Rogue Affair) that I’ll be sending to my mailing list next week. They’re both from Drew’s POV: one is the coffee meeting (except his perspective) and the other involves him watching Brynn on the news. If I do say so myself, they’re pretty cute.
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The first installment of A Midnight Kiss will be hitting inboxes on Wednesday. It’s very swoony and romantic, and if you want to read it for free, make sure you’re signed up for the Fly Me to the Moon mailing list.