Blog Archive - June 2012

WIP Wednesday: What Exactly ARE You Working On?

Hello all! Welcome to this week's WIP Wednesday. So I've been writing a lot lately and as I work on quite a few things at once, I realize I'm starting to confuse a few folks, especially with a new release coming out this month. Don't worry, I confuse myself all the time.

I decided today I would get a little organized so you all get an idea what's going on and don't feel overwhelmed by all them heroes popping out of the woodwork. Welcome to my world. Here's a compass, some maps, and instructions. Watch your step, and don't worry about signing any waivers, you'll be just fine.

Current Series in Progress: (The actual collections don't have names yet) I've listed them in the order I'm working on them, though that's subject to change and if deadlines and such come up, one story might be put on temporary hold.Anything that's listed as 'In queue' means it's on my to do list, just not sure when it'll be started yet.



♥ Book 1: Roses in the Devil's Garden (Short story. Part of the Goodreads MM Romance Group Love Is Always Write event. Available for free)

Main Characters:  Prohibition Agent Harlan Mackay Prohibition Agent Nathan Riley

Secondary Characters:
Julius Knight
Detective John Flynn
Prohibition Agent Danny Brogan

Year: 1925


♥ Book 2: A Rose by Any Other Name (Novella. Am working on this now, 26k written)

Main Characters:
Julius Knight (Eros)
Edward Joseph Clarence Jr.

Secondary Characters:
Lawry Reinhart (Himerus)
Maxfield Clarence (Edward's cousin) 
Terry Talbot (Pothos)
Albert Harrison (Edward's best friend)
Davie Williams (Anteros)
Christopher Masin (Ares)


Crossover Characters:
Harlan, Nathan (From Book 1)
Christopher Masin (mentioned in Book 1)

Year: 1927


♥ Book 3: Untitled (In queue)

Main Characters:
Danny Brogan
John Flynn

Secondary Characters:
Harlan, Nathan (From Book 1)

Year: Not yet decided.


♥ Book 1: The Amethyst Cat Caper (Available to buy)

Main Characters:
Remington Trueblood
Detective Stanley Hawk

Secondary Characters:
The Gentleman Thief
Tom Winchell

Year: 1934


♥ Book 2: Untitled (Am also working on this. Will be completed after A Rose by Any Other Name)

Main Characters:
Remington Trueblood
Detective Stanley Hawk
Chester Trueblood 

Secondary Characters:
Maxfield Clarence, Lawry Reinhart (also in A Rose by Any Other Name)
Tom Winchell
Clyde Morris

Year: 1935



♥ Book 1: The Auspicious Troubles of Chance (Available to buy from Dreamspinner Press June 20th)

Main Characters:
Chauncey 'Chance' Irving (Legionnaire)
Jacky Valentine (Commandant)

Secondary Characters:
Johnnie Wolfe (Legionnaire, part of Jacky's unofficially adopted brood)
Bobby Haven (Legionnaire, part of Jacky's unofficially adopted brood)
Alexander Read (Legionnaire, part of Jacky's unofficially adopted brood)
Dr. Henry Young

Year: Spans a good portion of Chance's life. Early 1900s, most takes place during the 1920s, up to early 1930s.


♥ Book 2: Untitled (Next in queue)

Main Characters:
Johnnie Wolfe
Dr. Henry Young


Secondary Characters:

Chauncey 'Chance' Irving
Jacky Valentine
Bobby Haven
Alexander Read

Crossover Characters:
Julius Knight 
Edward Joseph Clarence Jr.

Year: 1934

♥ Book 3: Untitled (In queue)

Main Characters:
Bobby Haven
Alexander Read

Secondary Characters:
Chauncey 'Chance' Irving
Jacky Valentine
Johnnie Wolfe
Dr. Henry Young

Crossover Characters:
Chester Trueblood
TBC

Year: Not sure yet

♥ Intro: When Love Walked In (Available to buy)

Main Characters:
Private Investigator Bruce Shannon
Jace Scarret

Secondary Characters:
Mittens
Joe Applin (from the pie shop)

Year: 1933



♥ Book 1: Untitled (In queue) The first book in Bruce's PI series

Main Characters:
Private Investigator Bruce Shannon
Jace Scarret

Secondary Characters:
Mittens
Joe Applin
TBC


Year: 1934


So.... Dizzy yet?  There are a couple of others that are maybes for now, so I won't list them here yet as I won't even be looking at them until I've let these fellas say their piece.

Here's the list of what I'm working on in order. Anything 'In queue' may be shuffled about. There could possible also be some short stories in between. We'll see.

1. A Rose by Any Other Name (Julius' book)
2. Remi and Hawk Book 2
3. Johnnie and Henry's book (In queue)
4. Bruce's Series, Book 1 (In queue)
5. Bobby and Alexander (In queue)
6. Danny and John's Book (In queue)

Phew! Glad we made it out of that one. If anyone has any questions about any of the fellas or their stories, feel free to ask. Also, if you're wondering what the whole 'crossover characters' is about, you can read all about it here. Warning, you might want to keep that compass at the ready.

* link is all fixed now. Sorry about that! :D

x Charlie x






Media Monday: New Cover Art for The Auspicious Troubles of Chance *Updates*

MediaMonday

Hello all! This weekend I received a special treat in the form of my shiny new cover for my upcoming release from Dreamspinenr Press: The Auspicious Troubles of Chance.

The cover was designed by Anne Cain and I couldn't have hoped for more. I haven't been able to stop looking at it since. She did an amazing job, and considering how little info I gave the poor woman, I'm even more impressed.

Unlike with The Amethyst Cat Caper where I pretty much knew exactly what I wanted, when it came to Chance's book, I drew a great big blank. There were so many elements in the story, that I didn't know what imagery to draw from. The only thing I kept getting was the emotional side of things.

So instead of telling her what I wanted, I gave her as much info on the feel and tone of the story, along as some key settings, and left the rest in her very capable hands. When I opened my inbox and found this, you can imagine my flailing:

I'm so looking forward to it's release, and hope you all will enjoy it. I had a great time writing it. Chance is a very special fella to me, so I hope he'll find a little spot in your heart, too.

*UPDATE*

The Auspicious Troubles of Chance has a release date and is now Dreamspinner's Coming Soon page! *happy dance* June 20th!! You can check it out here.

x Charlie x


Photo Friday: Jensen Ackles

Welcome to this week's Photo Friday. In the spotlight this week is my latest obsession: Jensen Ackles.

When it comes to TV shows--unless they're sitcoms, I'm usually late to the party. Like years late. I have trouble with TV Dramas, because unlike sitcoms, you really have to commit yourself to spending a certain amount of your time to watching them and if you miss a few episodes, the next time you go to watch, you don't know what the heck's been going on.

In a way, it works out better, because I don't have to wait months while the show's on hiatus to find out what happens after that cliffhanger.

Anyway, my latest obsession, is Supernatural. Back when it started in 2005, I had no interest in it whatsoever. I guess at the time, it just wasn't my thing. Thanks to Netflix, and some much needed break time away from my PC, I decided to give it a go. Well, I'm about five episodes away from the end of season 1 and I am LOVING it. My favorite character is Dean Winchester. No surprise there. Aside being an awesome actor, he is... well, why don't I show you?
                                              
And he has the most AMAZING eyes....

I don't know what episode this is from, or if it's even from Supernatural, but I must find out! It's like he knows...


He also has a sexy muscle car in the show...


*sigh*


Next week: Sherlock

x Charlie x

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