Mercury’s Orbit has finished first-round betas, and it’s partially out for second-round. The story is definitely a lot more fully realized than my initial excerpt (as it should be), and—knock on wood—it looks like I am still on track for publication sometime in September. Mercury’s Orbit has taken me roughly five years and several false-starts to complete because it’s not quite as easy as my other “enemies to lovers” progressions. Instead of growing together to become a couple, I actually had to break one of the characters down. Putting the “fun” back into dysfunctional…er, something like that. I hesitate to use the “romance” tag because there are no hearts-and-flowers of any sort here. If bullets were a Valentine, then I’d say their love is true. But we’ll see where it gets sorted once people start to check it out.
In other news, Their Precious Own is heading to Smashwords today, so it will be available in different downloadable formats through a wider set of retailers very soon!