I figured I couldn't keep dropping little snippets of mean on Facebook after announcing that I had scrapped the final Scrimmage book.
Yes I have decided not to write Last Man Standing. LMS WILL NOT BE THE FOURTH SCRIMMAGE BOOK! It may never be a book at all.
I had this idea of bringing in a new rookie quarterback to force Angel to fight for his job as Levi's successor. I had this grand idea that somehow I could bring in two completely unrelated new guys and write a sexy football book starring them AND still somehow pull all of the crazy that I left unfinished in the last three books into that storyline and tie everything up with a nice little bow.
Now I'm not going to say that Damien and Raphael's story is never going to happen. LMS may one day be written but as a stand alone short story inside the same Southern Scrimmage Universe. MAY. Or MAY NOT. I can't make that promise now.
I know that LMS isn't going to work because I started writing it three times. And the third time Bo and Dylan came out. Bo and Dylan started this story and had very minor roles in the second two books as Levi took over.
Well, they weren't happy about that. So fifty thousand words later Sunday Schooled has a cover and will be the fourth book in this series. It will close out the Bo-Levi driven arch. But it won't pick up where Jude left off. Instead it will tell the Sidelined and Offside Chance stories again but from Bo and Dylan's POV....and then it will pick up where Jude left off in OC and beyond closing out all three couple's stories.
So if you ever wondered how Bo met Liv...that will be answered. Let's just say pink leather chaps play a big part in that meeting.
Now for the release date....hahahahahaha....oh you really want to know....50k out of a possible 150k words...fingers crossed for December. Maybe. Most likely January.
Sooo now that I spilled the beans over on Face Book I feel so much better about the course of this series.
Now the lovely cover....and please again, I ask that it doesn't get posted on Goodreads. Not yet.
First for the book orders page. I'll have that available again after I return from GRL. I apologize for any inconvenience but I won't be able to ship books for at least two weeks soooo yeah...if you're still interested then I'll be happy to get those out to you.
About the news sections....so much has changed in the last couple of days. I've made a decision that well, frankly, is not a happy decision. I've hit a point in my personal life that I have to be realistic as to my abilities.....soooo
I've decided that Last Man Standing is not going to happen. I've apologized to the cover artist for wasting her time. I've started that story three times but the truth is adding a fourth couple to this mess is too confusing and takes it too far away from the ongoing storyline.
Wait, don't scream at me yet.
The series will have a fourth and final book. It will. I swear. I'm most of the way through the story now. But I'm not ready to discuss it in public. The couple from LMS will be a part of the book but not the main couple. Instead it will be told from a previous couple's POV. ONLY!....and it will bring everything that was left open to a close.
I don't know when it will be finished. I don't know how long it will be. It's at 43 thousand words now. I'm barely even begun. This could end up being around 200 thousand words.
Again my apologies. The dynamics for that book did not work. And this is the only way to tell the final story.
About the future.
I don't know right now. I want to go a different route. I want to move away from the angst filled books. I want to write more male/female centric stories. I don't plan to abandon my male/male. I plan to write more paranormal, even though the couple of books I currently have out haven't been well received.
So what is absolute.
The final Southern Scrimmage book. Not Last Man Standing.
The second Shifter book in the spring.
A couple of M/F short stories spun off from the Scrimmage series. Bo's cousin. Tracy's sister.
There will be no further Cold books. I've danced around that question for years. I will not release the second book and the third book will never be written. I'm leaving In from the Cold as a stand alone. It ended. They moved on from there. The end.
I have no plans to write the second twincest book. And to anyone planning a twincest book......Hahahahahaha...okay...only for the fun of it...because no one will host it.
I'm here. I'm not going anywhere. I've just chosen to re-evaluate what I want to write and how I want to market myself.
And right now with no current books looming I'm choosing to not blog. When I'm ready to reveal the cover for the final Scrimmage book I'll be back.
If you're going to GRL in Chicago, see you there.