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State Of The Trout: cover reveal, new series, and The Year of Re-releases!

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Hey there, Trout Nation! I’ve got lots of news this time around, so lets jump right in!

First, grab your calendars and cross out “2019” because this is officially the year of Trout Freedom. One of my old publishers folded, and I got the rights back to Abigail Barnette’s earliest works, which means I can retool and republish them. Some of them (like the Naughtily Ever After series) will become full-length novels; others will remain novellas with a little spit-and-polish to update them; it’s been nearly a decade since some of them were published.

The first one up is my shifter novella, Awakening Delilah, which was first published in 2011:

The cover of Awakening Delilah features a beautiful, dark-skinned Black woman in profile, in front of a misty background of a pine forest. There is a ghostly image of a doe standing over her shoulder and the logo for the Northern Circle series in the bottom right corner.

When Delilah moved from Boston to Gwinn Close, a sanctuary for shifters in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, she knew there would be an adjustment period. Fitting into the isolated and close-knit community deep in the wilderness isn’t something her affluent upbringing and cosmopolitan lifestyle prepared her for. When two hot, bisexual shifters rescue her from poachers, both of the rugged, commanding men make this good girl want to be very bad.

Miguel and Darius are wholly devoted to each other, but shifters need a pack. When they meet Delilah and feel an instant spark, they know they have to do whatever it takes to keep her. But secrets from their past threaten a future with the woman they both crave. And while Delilah struggles to embrace the Gwinn Close way of life, it’s up to Darius and Miguel to bring out the wild animal in her… 

Do you like fated mates? Insta-lust? Hot three-way sex? Then this is the story for you. And guess what?

You don’t even have to wait for it. Awakening Delilah will be out on March 19th!

I’m also super psyched to announce that Awakening Delilah marks the beginning of a new collaboration between Bronwyn Green, Jessica Jarman, Kris Norris, and myself. The Northern Circle series will feature contemporary paranormal romance novellas, novels, and short stories set in Michigan’s Upper Penninsula.

So, be on the look-out for re-releases from me, more books in the Northern Circle series, and pick up the new version of Awakening Delilah on March 19th!

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  1. Tami Marie Alexander
    Tami Marie Alexander

    This is crazy. I didn’t know about this book but my late ex and I had been a part of a writing group back in 1986 that dealt with (mostly) lupine shape-changers, and our contributions were set in upper Michigan (Boyne City area) on a farm where we lived at the time. My main character had lost his mate to poachers and wound up in a threesome with another man and his wife. What are the freakin’ odds that, 33 years later, I’d find someone who wrote something so similar? Once again, proof that we have a lot in common!

    March 11, 2019
  2. Mimijones

    Oh this looks like exactly the type of tropey goodness I’m in the mood for now!

    March 11, 2019
  3. Rachael

    I loved Naughtily Ever After, I’m thrilled to hear they are turning into full length novels!!

    March 11, 2019
    • DS

      Heck yes! Me too!

      March 14, 2019
  4. Gretel

    Five more days! Ah, this is torture! XD

    March 14, 2019
  5. That looks amazing! We definitely need more bisexual polyamorous relationships! And it’s with two men so count me in

    March 15, 2019

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