I hope you'll excuse the long post. But I have lots of things in the works right now and I wanted to give you a rundown of what to expect. Mark your calendars and warm up your credit cards! ;-)
**October 21, 2013
Steamed Up, a steampunk anthology, releases from Dreamspinner Press. You can preorder at a discount today! It will include my short story "The Clockwork Heart" and 10 other great stories. Here's the blurb for mine:
Dante Winter makes a living repairing broken things. Socially awkward and rejected by his father over his too-fanciful work, he’s alone in the world. Dante's life changes when he finds a badly damaged male golem, a lifelike automaton created for service and pleasure. He does his best to fix the golem, whom he names Talon, and comes to find that the creature is very human—perhaps more human than Dante. But when Talon tempts him with something more than friendship, Dante must decide whether a clockwork heart is capable of love.
**October 23, 2013
I'm fleeing the country and spending over a month in Europe. Tune in here, on Twitter (@kfieldingwrites) and Facebook (http://www'facebook.com/kfieldingwrites) for photos and chatter from Poland, Croatia, and Bosnia.
**November 13, 2013
My novella Housekeeping releases. This is a fairly light contemporary--a bit of a break after the angst of The Tin Box. Paul Richmond is putting the finishing touches on an amazing cover right now. In the meantime, here's the blurb:
When Nicky Hauser walks in on his restaurant-owner boyfriend having sex with a waiter, Nicky loses his lover, his job, and his home all in one night. Although he's nearly thirty, he's never settled on a true career, and he has nothing to show for his years with Tom. Depressed and unable to find work, Nicky ends up couch-surfing with friends until he lands a house-sitting gig for a wealthy family.When Nicky’s clients discover that he loves to clean, demand for his services skyrockets. Word of mouth leads him to Spencer Cartwright, a busy computer consultant and a slob. Spencer and his wife divorced when he came out, but he’s never found the time or courage to settle down with a man. As Nicky sets Spencer’s house to rights, the two men find friendship. But Nicky’s past experiences make him wary of risking everything on love.
My self-published novel Equipoise will be available FREE in Kindle format from Amazon. Equipoise is the third book in this dark fantasy trilogy. If you can't wait until November and want to buy now, I donate 100% of my royalties from these books to Doctors Without Borders. Also, the first book, Stasis, is now available in audio version at Audible, Amazon, and other sellers. The audio versions of the other books will be available soon.
I'll have a short Christmas story included in Dreamspinner's holiday package. You can buy the entire package right now and receive a story a day in December. Or you can buy the stories individually in December.
Best friends Scott and Marco meet on a rooftop on Christmas Eve, each temporarily escaping from his difficult home life. With no gift to share, Marco instead promises to someday rescue Scott and take him to Alaska. As the years pass, they meet—first by design, then by chance—on occasional Christmas Eves, only to find life growing increasingly difficult. They treasure the few moments they have together, but will they ever reach Alaska?
**February or March 2014
My fantasy novel Pilgrimage releases. I don't have a blurb yet, but this one is about a modern-day Californian who's zapped to an alternate universe, where he must undertake a pilgrimage to a death god's shrines. Good thing he has a hunky guide to help him out!
I'm collaborating with 3 fantastic authors on a gothic-type anthology. I've read their novellas and they are terrific. All very different in setting and all really enjoyable to read. My contribution is about a golem and is set in 18th century Eastern Europe.
I've just finished the first draft of my 10th(!) novel. It's a paranormal involving a ghost, Route 66, and Las Vegas. I'll keep you updated.
Future plans? I'm going to give NaNoWriMo a shot despite my travel schedule. I think I'll probably start on the third Bones novel, this one focusing on Ery Phillips.
Whew! That's a lot! Also, Brute is a finalist at the Rainbow Awards (winners announced in December). It already received Honorable Mention for high judges' scores. The Tin Box has been nominated as the November book with the Goodreads M/M Romance group. Voting is going on now and I'd sure appreciate your vote!