New short story out today! This time it’s a rare revisit of the River Wolfe series with How the Werewolf Stole Christmas under the First Dates (that end badly) banner.
Teenage wolf-turned-human River hates Christmas. And capitalism. And human customs.
And she’s about to combine all three in the most terrifying thing she can imagine: engaging in the human mating ritual known as a “date”. It’s against every fiber of her being, but she’ll do anything to show her mate that she cares.
Police involvement optional.
Next month will be Zara’s novella Counterpoint: Always Kill a Boy on the First Date–I nearly had it ready to release the end of last month, but I was out sick for literally half of October and November, and I have to focus on freelance catch-up at this point to pay the bills. It’s due out the end of January instead.
Pretty much everything I’ve finished this year has been short–yes, Shiva’s Bow released, but it was originally written in 2014. All I’ve done this year are short stories and novellas, I think because my novels are getting bigger and more complex with each one and carving out time to focus on them is getting tougher. (I wish my writing income was a little more predictable; it was on an upward trend this year, but this fall dropped significantly–as I’ve mentioned–and if my focus wasn’t split on so many different income streams, I feel like I could get more novel writing done sooner.) I’ve got revisions for Blood Ties in progress and hopefully will complete them over the Christmas break, or at least enough to send for content edits, and it’ll be my next project.
BTW–last call for Emaleth’s Cat short story fundraiser! It goes out tomorrow, and then will be on Patreon next year.
River Wolfe fans, I hope you enjoy the new story! I actually liked revisiting the world, and Wolfe remains on my ever-lengthening to finish list.