Because I know y’all want to know, right? Right. So here’s what on Ally’s release calendar, and what she’s working on right now.
As many of y’all have no doubt heard, Samhain Publishing — home of the majority of my books — has closed. They’ve always been wonderful to me, and I’m sad to have to say goodbye. It’s going to take me a while to figure out what to do with all my books, but I do want to find homes for them. Some I plan to self-publish; some I’m hoping will be accepted by other publishers. Keep checking here for news, or you can follow me on Facebook or Twitter, or subscribe to my newsletter) for updates.
UPDATE 8/9/17: Bay City Paranormal Investigations book 1, Oleander House, will be available as a FREE self-published title 8/31/17. I’m hoping to offer book 2, What Hides Inside, as a pre-order either simultaneously or soon after. Stay tuned!
Wilde City stories
I’ve pulled my three stories from Wilde City’s infamous Butt-thology books together into an anthology which I’ve titled Loose Stories, with adorable cover art by my talented hubby, Brent Brown. It’s live and available for purchase through all the usual channels.
The Night Orchard
Gay Southern Gothic horror/romance, set in L.A. (Lower Alabama). Involves a commercial pecan farm and a centuries-old Creek legend tangled up with a family secret. Intrigued? I damn well hope so.
The completed manuscript is currently with my agent of choice, who will hopefully be able to read it soon. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. It’s not even possible to exaggerate how important this is to me.
Original working title was Carl Stays In the House, because one of my main characters is named Carl, and I’m a Walking Dead fan from day one. Well, mostly. We won’t talk about season seven, or how much I’d love to punch Negan in the face to to make him STFU.
Anyway. This started out because I wanted to write a short horror/romance aimed at the Gone With the Dead collection which was supposed to be debuted at the Romantic Times convention in May 2017. I mean, as a lifelong fan of horror, how how could I not, right? But, as so often happens to me, I started on it and it instantly wanted to be something longer and more complex. So here’s me trying to turn my short story into a novel.
As of now (August 4th 2017) I’m nearly halfway finished. I think. This book continues to challenge me, and to change course as I go along. It’s more sci-fi/thriller/horror-ish/spec-fic than romance, although it does have a romantic relationship at its heart. It’s fascinating and frustrating, but I think I love it.