Ding! Ding! Ding!
Not only did I finish the 4th story in the Willy the Kinky Elf series but I have a title, cover, and blurb. It’s also now available for pre-order on Amazon. It’ll be added to other e-tailer sites in the coming days. It’s still in the editing process so if you’ve been promised an ARC they should go out in mid October.
Check out the info below.
Barry the Lonely Reindeer & His Bashful Elf
From the world of Willy the Kinky Elf & His Bad-Ass Reindeer –
The North Pole isn’t exactly as it appears in fairy tales. It has the elves and Santa and his reindeer, but Santa and Mrs. Claus aren’t the jolly couple the world believes them to be. Far from it, actually. The reindeer are all shape-shifters who transform into gorgeous beings in human form and are respected by all.
Reindeer Barry Simpson leads a simple life. He works, comes home, then does it all again the next day. Once upon a time, he was outgoing and social. That changed after he became involved with an abusive reindeer. It’s been a year since Barry ran and he’s finally getting over his fears, eager to start living again.
Ricky is a shy elf who blushes at every turn. One accidental touch and Barry’s convinced he’s finally met his mate. He’s never been with an elf before but he knows in his heart that this is the man he’s been waiting for.
Between meddling parents, an overprotective brother, and even a sad Santa Claus, Barry and his elf are pulled in several directions. When his abusive ex-boyfriend starts getting violent, Barry has to fight to protect not only himself but also those he loves, including his newfound mate.
You can find the Amazon pre-order link here. The official publication date is November 1st.
I’ve also already started on book #5 of the series. In my last blog post I said there was a chance there wouldn’t be another book after Barry’s. Well, I introduced Dylan in Barry’s and knew he needed his story told. So far I’ve already written quite a bit and I know in my head exactly how I want the entire book to play out. Dylan’s love interest is in Barry’s story a couple of times. You’ll probably figure out who he is by the time you finish reading that book.
Book #5 will take the readers outside of where you normally go in this series. You’ll venture to Mistletoe Hill – if you’ve read the others you know that’s the only place in the North Pole that’s not all candy canes and sugar cookies – and you’ll see a darker side. Characters from the other stories will feature prominently but it will ultimately be Dylan’s as he has to come back from some serious things in regards to his childhood. I know what the theme of the story will be but I’ll hold off on revealing too much too soon.
I mentioned a darker side but keep in mind that this is a Willy story so expect silliness and maybe even a Peppermint Whiskey episode or two. Each book has a serious theme – that’s never taken lightly – but Willy won’t let me bog things down with too much darkness or seriousness. 🙂
I hope you enjoy Barry and Ricky’s story. Most of you know that I had no intention of having two “B” names back to back but I got emails from several readers of Blake the Rogue Reindeer & His Cocky Human who really wanted to see Barry get his HEA. Luckily, Elf Ricky agreed. 🙂
I hope you’re all doing well.
Until next time,