Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New Books Coming in 2013!

Forgive me! It's been too long since my last update. I announced this on Twitter a few weeks ago, but it definitely needs to go here, as well.

I've sold two more books!

WEIGHT OF SILENCE (Cost of Repairs 3) will come out August 6, 2013 from Samhain. I don't want to say too much about this one yet, but this book features two younger heroes who've been mentioned in previous books, but not yet seen. I'll give a hint and say one is college age.  Other familiar Stratton favorites (*cough*ReySam*cough*) also make appearances.

UNEARTHING COLE will release from Dreamspinner Press in March/April 2013 (the exact date is TBD).  This is my first foray into first-person m/m and I'm excited to get to work with Dreamspinner. I've included the blurb I sent with my submission query to give you an idea of the story, but remember this isn't the official blurb so please don't reproduce it.

The last place Cole Alston wants to revisit is his childhood home in rural North Carolina, until his mother's sudden death leaves several acres of property to him. He hopes to sell everything and use the money to start over in Canada, far away from the abusive ex-boyfriend he's still running from.  But selling won't be easy, because Cole's mother was a hoarder. Every building on the property is full, including the house, and Cole has no idea where to start.

Jeremy Collins owns an antique store in town, and he makes good money selling locally and online.  He offers to help Cole sort the hoard, to market the valuable items to collectors, and to set up an on-site auction for the rest.  Cole is reluctant to allow a stranger access to his shameful family secret, but Jeremy is easy to trust.  He's also attractive, gentle, and kind, and the heat between them is difficult to ignore.  Their business partnership soon crosses the line into a personal relationship, and as the auction date looms closer, Cole's anxiety increases. Staying with Jeremy means being honest about his past and the relationship that almost killed him--but sometimes the worst secrets are better left buried.