All But Signed…

Huzzah, I bring you happy news! I got an email this morning (technically last night) from P.D. Publishing. One of the four novels I have in their queue has been accepted! All I have to do now is let them put together the contract and then sign it. I have the pen all ready. This manuscript went through quite a few changes and revisions and new drafts, so I’m really gratified to finally see it with a stamp of approval.

So, my fifth novel from P.D. Publishing will be The Following Sea.  And I don’t want to give too much away, but one reason I’m glad this book is coming out is because something and/or someone in the novel will make an appearance in a future book I have yet to write. So it’s good to know this story will be part of the canon before I write the other book that’s connected to it.

Still no word on Only Flame and Air (the second Claire Lance novel, following Tilting at Windmills), but Confused by Shadows seemed very close to being accepted. I hope we can do a two-fer with that, but… well, we’ll see what develops. I don’t want to put the cart before the horse. <g>

Summary: “Sara Tamirova doesn’t need much to make her happy. She’s a well-respected deckhand on an Alaskan salmon seiner in the summer months, and she has a steady stream of beds she can hop into if the winter gets too cold. But all that changes when she meets Vanessa Kavik. It’s lust at first sight for Sara, but her fantasies are quickly dashed when she discovers that the lovely newcomer is married to a fellow deckhand. She’s ready to throw in the towel when Vanessa casually reveals that she’s bisexual, she has an open relationship with her husband.

Sara is adamant about becoming involved with a married woman; she just won’t cross that line no matter how willing the couple might be. But her platonic friendship with Vanessa causes a lot more problems than it eases and Sara finds her resolve crumbling. With her feelings for Vanessa threatening to overtake her better judgement, Sara is forced to make a move one way or another. But as she’s learned time and again, the sea can be dangerous, and the weather can change at a moment’s notice.”