It's Kill or Be Killed...

Okay, no, it's not. Not really. But Lunchbox keeps running around the house yelling that. I don't know where he got that from. He's also been singing Journey lately, which normally I'd be down for, but he's got the words wrong and he WON'T FIX IT when I correct him. 

LB: Don't stop, BELIEVING... Just hang on to the ceilinggggg...

Me: No, buddy. It's "hang on to this feeling"

LB: Just hang on to the ceilinggggg....



So there's that. Also we began renovating a bathroom. And have gotten slightly distracted. This is our bathroom now. There's a tub and shower... and they work, so that's cool. And we put in the wood look tile I loved... I did that myself, yo. I'm quite handy that way. So it's all grouted now, and we have to do the less fun stuff like patch walls and paint. And caulk. Though I love to caulk. It lends itself to a lot of fun jokes (cuz, you know, it's pronounced "cock"... Yes, I'm twelve on the inside). 

Anyway, we'd hoped to have it done by the time my mother in law comes for Christmas. But she's not coming. So now... we may get this finished by Valentine's day or so. The kids are enjoying sharing our bathroom. It's quite jolly...

Do you think I should talk about books? I guess maybe...

SO. The followup to WITHOUT WORDS is coming out February. That's Amy and Trent's story and it's sweet and fun -- lots of San Diego goodness in there. And the third book in that series will follow in October. 

But wait, there's more! I have two new series coming out this year. I've been stockpiling books because I had been publishing traditionally for a little while there... but I write faster than the trad market can handle and there's  so much waiting. And writing what other people think should get written. So I have these books... 

And that's good for you! The (very tentative) plan, as of now, is to release the first book in a new series in January. That may drop like a turd into the market, since I'm kind of pushing things in terms of getting a good launch set up in time, etc. But I've never been one to think too much about doing things the exact right way. (This really explains quite a lot about my life.) So... stay tuned!

In the meantime, Happy Turkey to my US friends and happy totally normal day to those in other countries! 

What's Next?

I'm working with my editor from Entangled on the follow up to Without Words -- Amy and Trent's story. That book is actually done (ish-- we have revision still to do and several rounds of editing after that...) and I'm drafting the third book in the series, which I think might be my favorite. In book 2 we meet Amber, Amy's best friend... and this is a second-chance romance with a twist that is so much fun. I can't wait to share it with you!

In the meantime, I'm starting a co-writing project, and if the planning stages are any indication, this is going to be FUN. I can't share a whole lot, and there's so much to be worked out... But I tell you this so you'll know I'm hard at work, even if you don't hear about anything new for a while!

But actually, I do have something new. I've got a fun little duet set in my new home--southern Maryland--that I hope to release either late this year or very early next. Stay tuned for those! They'll bring a touch of movie-star madness to rural small-town Maryland, spinning a set of sisters and leaving them wondering what happened!

Release Month -- MR. BIG!

PRE-ORDER HERE: Amazon Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Some early reader reviews are in:

Mr. Big is funny, emotional, and a whole lot sexy. Delancey Stewart provided romance, conflict, angst, friendship, and family [with] an entertaining cast of characters.”—Harlequin Junkie

"I loved their journey together, I smiled I cried and I even got mad. It's a great story of love, lies, forgiveness, loneliness, and family. I'd definitely recommend this book." -- Angel, Goodreads Reviewer

“Oliver and Holland are realistic and easy to sympathize with, and they have smoldering chemistry. This is a heartwarming story with interesting characters and a good plot line.”—Cocktails & Books

"This was my first book by Delancey Stewart and I can guarantee you that it will not be my last. Mr. Big was very well written and flowed very nicely. I loved the story of Holland and Oliver!" -- Heather, Goodreads Reviewer



Where Have I Been?

Where haven't I been! Okay, actually. I haven't been a lot of places. But this month I've been to California on my annual summer trip with the little boys. We went to San Francisco, Fresno, Sequoia-Kings Canyon, Carmel, and Monterey! Here are a few of my favorite pics from the trip...