Autumn is my favorite season! It’s still hot as hell here in Northern California, but I’m looking forward to cooler temperatures and maybe some rain! (That’s all the autumn–or winter–we really get here, but after a summer chock full of 100+ degree days, it’ll do.)
I’ve got a few updates to share with you.
First the biggest news! At the beginning of the summer, I wrote my first story in a totally new genre. It’s a “soft science fiction” story (meaning that it’s light on science-y explanations and heavy on character development) set after an apocalypse, and it was probably the hardest thing I’ve ever written. But it’s one of my best pieces, too, I think. I mentioned it a few posts back. It’s got a love story at its heart, but it’s not a romance. Its themes and focus are bigger than the leads’ relationship (also, there’s no explicit sex). Anyway, I had planned to release it at the beginning of the year, but that plan changed when I signed a contract with Evolved Publishing. The book I wrote this summer, Aurora Terminus, is now the first installment of the SUNSTORM series, which will be published by Evolved. Aurora Terminus is coming Spring 2018.
Since it’s a different genre than my other work, I’ve started a sorta-pseudonym. Just a different variation of my name: S.E. Fanetti. I’ve set up FB, Twitter, and blog accounts in that name. I plan to keep both connected and share some content between my Susan Fanetti and S.E. Fanetti accounts, but I’ll keep the romance-specific stuff and the SFF-specific stuff mainly separate, probably.
The second update is that THE NORTHWOMEN SAGAS is now off KU and available on multiple platforms. If you’ve wanted to read my Viking stories about warrior women and the men who love them, but you use other platforms than Amazon for your books, now God’s Eye, Heart’s Ease, Soul’s Fire, and Father’s Sun are available at Kobo, iBooks, and B&N. And, of course, the series is still available for purchase on Amazon.
Update #3: In a few weeks, on 29-30 September, I’ll be in St. Louis for Penned Con 2017. St. Louis is my hometown, and this will be my first signing. I’m excited and nervous! I’m closing the preorder form at the end of the day (5 September–today) so I can be sure to get my books ordered and shipped in time. I hope to meet you in St. Louis!
Finally, my October release is coming up in just about a month, on 7 October. That will be Somewhere, a re-release of a book I published last year under a pseudonym and then promptly deleted. You can read more about that strange journey of mine here. This will be a quiet release, without a preorder, but starting this coming weekend, I’ll share a teaser or two. I really like the story, and I’m republishing it because I want to write more in that world. I hope you like it, too. It is definitely romance. Probably my romanciest romance novel to date, and the first time I feel like I can actually guarantee HEAs for the whole series.
One last note, for those who read through this and got panicky when there was no mention of bikers: there is one more Brazen Bulls book coming in 2017–Book 4 will be my December release (more on that in a few weeks). Book 5 is written and waiting for editing. I’m finishing up the first draft of Book 6 now, and I’m 95% sure that the whole series will be 8 books long, plus a planned prequel. So new Bulls will be coming at you at least through 2018.
Okay! I think that’s all my news. I hope you’re safe and well, wherever you are. xo