First, I’ll answer the question I get asked most. The final book in the Dark Orchid Trilogy will be released on March 16th. It’s almost done, and the 9th Rise of the Iliri book comes next. Then Demons Muse #3.
This steamy little story is almost done. I’ve had most of it sitting on my hard drive for a very long time. When I realized that I needed to do some serious research to complete the next to last ROTI book, well, it made sense to give my readers something to occupy their time. The Dark Orchid Trilogy seemed perfect.
It’s hotter than my usual work. It’s based on sex – -and the acceptance of our own desires. See, as a young reader, I always found myself immersed in fantasy worlds where blood mages and sex mages were evil, horrible, and yet there was never a reason why. Those things are just “bad” inherently, right?
But they aren’t. We’re all the result of both those things. It’s a part of human nature. And in the back of my mind, a wheel began to turn. I wanted to explore the life of a sex mage. Along the way, I also began to ask what made a sex mage. Clearly, it wasn’t love, but sex is tied so closely to that emotion.
There’s also the fact that I really enjoy challenging myself as a writer. I wanted to see if I could write a plot based around some pretty hot sex, without losing the reason for the story. My readers know that I like to tackle some pretty heavy plot subjects. I think sexuality counts among that. From our own hangups to our desires, and so much more, it shapes us as a person. Recognizing the line between love and lust? That’s a very big part of it.
Be warned, the Dark Orchid Trilogy is not a typical romance. It’s not even a standard reverse harem. This is a story of how lies can be good, how lust can heal, and how love is a deadly and dangerous weapon. Oh, and it’s the story of a “worthless” woman who dares to disagree with others’ opinion of her.
So, we have one more week! There will not be a preorder. Due to a tiny little family downtime (Caught the flu) I’m pushing this right up to the limit. My love for my staff -who has doubled down to make this happen – and my beta readers who are always there for me when I need it. You guys rock.
And after Spell of Love’s release, prepare for more torture about Sal’s next adventure. I promise, none of you will see this one coming.