I've had a lovely new year, having had my shoulder sawed apart and a new joint implanted (ouch!). It's been a literal pain, and it seems all I do is go to physical therapy and do exercises, but in between I've been writing like made. First I reread my second Regency, THE SPINSTER AND THE RAKE, and was very happily surprised. It's a bit Old Skool, but still felt fresh, so I cut back on the Georgette Heyerisms (just a bit, because that's the flavor of the book) and added pages and pages of sex, because it seemed to call for it. I haven't added love scenes to any of the other older books I've worked on, but this one felt like there should have been one in the first place, and only the standards at the time stopped me. I feel the same way about LORD SATAN'S BRIDE, my first regency (and the first appearance of The Heavenly Host) but when I read through that the expansion didn't feel as organic (in other words, it was harder work and I'm lazy). So LORD SATAN'S BRIDE will have to wait for later to be expanded, but I promise I'll get to it.
It's funny, because when people first started expanding their regencies (decades ago) my immediate thought was that I'd rather write a new book. But I really felt constrained when I wrote LORD SATAN'S BRIDE, and decided if I ever had the chance I would through all the lush, lovely stuff I wanted into it. Oddly enough, my third regency, THE HOUSEPARTY, felt right just as it was.
But speaking of luscious, sin-drenched historicals, the first book of The Wicked House of Rohan, RUTHLESS, is on sale right now for a mere 99 cents! I have no idea how long the sale will last (they probably told me but the first part of the year has been somewhat foggy with pain meds - I'm off them now and just hurting stoically) but it's a definite treat. Nothing I like better than a truly decadent hero.
Here's a link: http://tinyurl.com/hfa8dg6