2017 in Review and Looking Forward


So, that was 2017. Whew.

What did I accomplish? I finished writing 2.5 books:

  • Outside the Lines: 63,000 words
  • Syncopation: 103,000 words
  • 1/2 of Counterpoint: 50,000 words

That’s more or less 216,000 words in a year, which is a lot. I had expected Syncopation to be about 75,000. It wasn’t, as you can see. That book was almost like writing two novels in the end. And the edits were great and wonderful and I had to work hard on them. I think it’s the best book I’ve written to date.

I published two new novels this year:

I am very proud of both these for different reasons. Outside the Lines was the first (but not last) foray outside of m/m. Daily Grind deals with an older person finally acting on their bisexuality, which is vaguely based on my own experiences.

I wrote a bunch of Takeover shorts for Alpha Book Club, which you can find on the Takeover Extras page. I also started work on some Takeover holiday stories. Alas, I did not complete them. Perhaps next year!

This year, I also received the rights back to two titles (a novel and a short story), gave them a light edit, bought covers, and re-released them via self-publishing:

I also signed a contract with Riptide Publishing for two more books. I can’t talk much about them yet, but they’re going to be part of a multi-author series that I think you’ll like.

Reading-wise, I read 48 titles this year. I think my favorite was probably Layla Reyne’s Agents Irish and Whiskey series, with Kris Ripper’s Scientific Method series a close second. Both of these series grabbed me, pulled me under, and didn’t let go until I’d finished them all.

But I read SO MANY good books this past year. If you’re curious what those titles were, my Goodreads Challenge is here.

So what’s next? Well, more books!!

Syncopation, the first book of my new rockstar series Twisted Wishes comes out from Carina on April 8th, 2018. The followup, Counterpoint, comes out in September.

And I am bound and determined to release No Quarter Given in July. That’s the second Close Quarter book I keep promising, the one where Rhys and Silas face what awaits them in New York.

You can read a bit more about Syncopation over on my Coming Soon page.

I’ll have more about the other titles in the future. For now, I’m sipping wine from my Carina cup and still working away on Counterpoint.

Happy New Year! May it be filled with all the best things.

Love, Anna

Outside the Lines is Out in the Wild!


It’s release day for Outside the Lines, my fun, sexy, polya romance!

I had so much fun writing this one and I adore these characters. I hope Ian, Simon, and Lydia find a home in your heart too.

There’s also a blog tour going on with a chance to win a $25 gift card from Riptide publishing!




Buy Links for Outside the Lines:

Outside the Lines and More

In a couple of hours, anyone who’s pre-ordered Outside the Lines from Riptide will be able to download it two days before it comes out on the 18th!

There’s going to be a big old blog tour, coordinated by Riptide, too. Excerpts and posts and a chance to win a gift card, so check it out!


I’m really pleased with Outside the Lines. It was so much fun to write and I really wanted to branch out and show other types of HEAs. It’s already gotten some great reviews, including a starred review from Publishers Weekly, but…

OutsideTheLines_1800x2700HR…but book releases are scary, yo! Because once a book is out, it’s out. In reality, it’s been out for a while with ARCs and such, but now it’ll be OUT.

And you’ll get to meet Ian, Simon and Lydia and watch them build an interesting loving family through trials and tribulations and some foolishness on both Ian and Simon’s part.

It’s also slightly bittersweet for me, because Outside the Lines is also the second to last book in the Bluewater Bay series. Be sure to check out the very last book, New Hand by LA Witt, out on the same day.

But as series end, new series begin, and I have a new series coming! It’s called Twisted Wishes, and it follows the careers and love lives of the member of the up-and-coming rock band, Twisted Wishes.


The first book, Syncopation, will be released April 9, 2018. I don’t have a cover yet, but I do have a blurb! And preorder links!

Twisted Wishes front man Ray Van Zeller is in one hell of a tight spot. After a heated confrontation with his bandmate goes viral, Ray is hit with a PR nightmare the fledgling band so doesn’t need. But his problems only multiply when they snag a talented new drummer—insufferably sexy Zavier Demos, the high school crush Ray barely survived.

Zavier’s kept a casual eye on Twisted Wishes for years, and lately, he likes what he sees. What he doesn’t like is how out of control Ray seems—something Zavier’s aching to correct after their first pulse-pounding encounter. If Ray’s up for the challenge.

Despite the prospect of a glorious sexual encore, Ray is reluctant to trust Zavier with his band—or his heart. And Zavier has always had big dreams; this gig was supposed to be temporary. But touring together has opened their eyes to new passions and new possibilities, making them rethink their commitments, both to the band and to each other.

You can pre-order it here: Amazon / B&N / iBooks

I’m hard at work on the second book, Counterpoint, which should come out in September.

In between now and then? Well, a certain fae couple is going to finally get a sequel. Be on the look out for No Quarter Given in July.

I wish you light and contentment at the closing of the year!