Writing All The Things

Completed Projects

Strapped For Cash: Available Now!

Head Over Tentacles: August 24th, 2021

Nautilus Than Perfect: October 26th, 2021

Just Calamarried: Submitted, Pending Acceptance!

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Current Projects

A Quick Buck: 24/25 (rough draft)

Love Included, Heart Not Required (in beta)

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Future Projects

Sucker For Love: #6 , #7, #9

Cold Hard Cash #5

That Half-Brother Guy

Fable

Gods (Untitled) #1 – #5

And The Stars Went Red

The Yawn Of Churchyards

Gay AF Supernatural (Untitled)

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Ramblings/Drabbles/BLEGH

Hello, darlings! I hope everyone is doing AWESOME! This is gonna be a quick blog because I’m in the middle of GISH and Misha needs me!

The pre-order for Head Over Tentacles is up, and my lucky newsletter subscribers are getting an exclusive sneak peek at the first chapter! Nautilus Than Perfect has been confirmed for an October 26th release, but the preorder info is still pending. I will share it as soon as I can! 😀

I am also so super excited that I am on the LAST chapter on my current WIP, A Quick Buck. It should hopefully be edited and submitted to my publisher in a few weeks, and then I’m gonna dive back into tentacle land for a while. I have a bunch of lovely bonus material to write, and I am going to start on #6!

Though the Taking A Chance Anthology is gone, you can still get a copy of my short story, “Playing for Keeps” by signing up for my newsletter through Book Funnel! Come on! You can get sneak peeks at chapters and stuff! It’s so much fun! And if you’re already signed up, you can still share your email and get a free copy anyway! XD

That’s it for me, folks! Take care!

<333

Stay safe!

-Kat

FREE copy of Playing for Keeps!

That’s right, darlings. FREE! You can get a free copy of my short story, “Playing for Keeps”. All you gotta do is sign up for my newsletter over here at Book Funnel! This story was previously part of the bestselling Taking A Chance Anthology, but it is now available for free to download in mobi and epub formats! Happy reading! <333

Mateo Delgado doesn’t do anything without a plan.

A natural gift for numbers and organization allowed him to build a successful custom BDSM gear business, but his busy schedule has left him poor in the romance department.

When he finds himself in need of a man with unique skills to help a loyal customer, does he opt for a more experienced candidate or risk his success on the apparent amateur that his sister is mysteriously pushing him to meet?

Get it HERE!

LAST CHANCE to Take A Chance!

We are in the FINAL DAYS for you to get your copy of the amazing TAKING A CHANCE ANTHOLOGY! IT’S ON SALE NOW! From July 15 – July 22 it’s only $2.99 and after that?! It’s GONE FOREVER!

Grab your copy today while you still can!

Seventeen authors were challenged to take a chance to write something new and outside their normal box to help celebrate International Take A Chance Day. These authors went above and beyond by writing sixteen stories that span the gender and sexuality spectrum. They’ll make you laugh, cry, shout with joy as they take you on a journey through their contemporary, paranormal, science fiction, and adventurous stories.

Desert Knight by D.G. Carothers

Taking A Leap by Toshi Drake

When Clyde Met Hay by C.W.Gray

Playing for Keeps by K.L. Hiers

Alien Attraction by Gianni Holmes

In The Twilight Hours by KC Luck

Evan’s Awakening by G.R. Lyons

Always and Only You by Claire Marta and Abrianna Denae

Silhouette by Amanda Meuwissen

A Dark Half by Shane K. Morton

Fated by Faith Ryan

The Sweetest Ache by Bretton Sans

Love’s Heart Print by JP Sayle

Catch Me If You Can by Lynn Van Dorn

Take A Chance On Me by Shannon West

Taking The Leap by Toby Wise

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This anthology will only be available through July 22nd so grab your copy today! <333

Writing All The Things

Completed Projects

Kraken My Heart: Available Now!

Strapped For Cash: June 11th, 2021

Head Over Tentacles: August 24th, 2021

Nautilus Than Perfect: October (preorder pending)

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Current Projects

A Quick Buck: 12/25 (rough draft)

Just Calamarried (SFL #5) 15/15: Editing for submission!

Love Included, Heart Not Required (in beta)

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Future Projects

Sucker For Love: #6 , #7, #9

Cold Hard Cash #5

That Half-Brother Guy

Fable

Gods (Untitled) #1 – #5

And The Stars Went Red

The Yawn Of Churchyards

Gay AF Supernatural (Untitled)

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Ramblings/Drabbles/BLEGH

Hello, darlings! REMINDER – this is the LAST MONTH to grab the Taking A Chance Anthology! Go do it now! It’s only gonna be available through the 22nd so the clock is ticking away! Remember it’s for a super awesome cause! All the proceeds are going to the AIDs Healthcare Foundation! <333

Strapped For Cash is LIVE and the pre-order for Head Over Tentacles is LIVE and OMG! It’s been a crazy year. I released a new book in March, April, May, and June. Wow. I’m freakin’ blown away by how much has happened and so very quickly, and the year isn’t over yet! Head Over Tentacles will be out August 24th and Nautilus Than Perfect comes out in October! WOO!

I’m almost halfway through the rough draft of A Quick Buck, and I expect to publish that before the end of the year PLUS I am going to finally finish Love Included, Heart Not Required. I already have the cover for Love, and omg is it GORGEOUS. I seriously can’t WAIT to show you guys. It’s a bit backwards for me as I usually have the book done long before the cover, but well, it’s been a little nuts lol. With all my other projects going on, I kept shoving Love on the backburner and then I had trouble getting a beta to help me and ugh… it’s been a whole thing.

So, tl;dr, my final goal is to release a minimum of four more books this year, the two Sucker For Love books that are already scheduled plus A Quick Buck and Love Included, Heart Not Required.

Beyond that? WHO KNOWS!

It’s always sort of funny when I sit down to write this monthly update because I look back at the one I wrote for the previous month and see how far I’ve come… or how wildly off track I am. Once I finish my current WIP, I’ve become a bit fuzzy on what to do next. I still very much want to start the next Sucker For Love book for my beloved Alexander, Rota, and Ollie – plus I have oodles of bonus scenes and this funny little mini-series idea for Jay and Asta that’s been rolling around in my head – but I’m getting distracted.

I teased last month about writing something with Boss Cold having a half-sibling running around somewhere and now it’s infected my brain. Send help. While I still intend to only write one more book for Cold and Jimmy, I very much want to continue writing adventures in the world of Strassen Springs. I haven’t worked out all the details yet, but I want to do something with this mystery half-brother and perhaps a member of the Luchesi family. Yes, it’s very corny Romeo and Juliet blah blah but I think it’ll be fun and very, very naughty.

Switching back to Tentacles Land, I wanted to say something else about the bonus scenes. You see, I just realized that I had never written any kind of bonus content for Sloane and Loch. Or Ted and Grell. Oops. To remedy that, I am planning several fun sexy bonus stories for all of them PLUSSS writing ahead and doing some extra sexy fun bits for Merrick and Chase, new characters that you’ll meet in Nautilus Than Perfect. I really should have just written the bonus content at the same time as the darn books like I did for Strapped for Cash, but hindsight is 20/20 and all that.

Lesson learned!

Speaking of learning, eagle-eyed readers will notice that Jinn & Tonic has vanished from my future project list. Without going into too many pitiful details, let’s just say my muse for that series got hit by a dump truck and I learned that self-pub is not my friend. I expect that Love Included, Heart Not Required will be my last self-pub for some time while I focus on my Sucker For Love and Cold Hard Cash books. I really need to finish at least one freakin’ series before my brain gets off its leash and pulls me into another world.

Or more spin-offs…

Just in the world of Strassen Springs, I’m working on A Quick Buck and Half-Brother Shenanigans. In Tentacle Land, there’s the Hidden World that I’m itching to start because it focuses on the everlasting people who survived on Aeon and what their descendants are up to like the infamous Fish Boy. I also have this delightful idea for ANOTHER tentacle series because I have watched Psycho Goreman too many times — which if you haven’t seen but you like campy horror, you MUST WATCH IT. Omg. Two words. “HUNKY BOYS”.

Or wait oh maybe this hunky boy series could tie into the Hidden World somehow… agh… see!? I have to stay focused! XD

Oh, oh, oh, and there’s the Suckers and Spats series, which would be a mafia tentacles series of books totally separate from either Sucker for Love or CHC, and, and… yeah, I’ve gotta stop.

Anyway! I hope you’ve enjoyed this month’s ramblings and are excited about what I have planned for the rest of the year. Thank you so much for all of your support and love! It means the moon and stars to me. I seriously could not do this without you guys! Thank you.

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Stay safe!

-Kat

Head Over Tentacles Preorder Live!

That’s right! Head Over Tentacles is now available for preorder! This is #3 in my critically acclaimed and bestselling Sucker For Love Mystery series, and it will release August 24th, 2021. Sloane and Loch are back for another crazy adventure, and it’s gonna be sooo much fun! You can place a preorder RIGHT HERE and get a sneak peek at the first chapter in my newsletter!

Hope you guys check it out!

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Private investigator Sloane Beaumont should be enjoying his recent engagement to eldritch god Azaethoth the Lesser, AKA Loch. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have time for a pre-honeymoon period.

The trouble starts with a deceptively simple missing persons case. That leads to the discovery of mass kidnappings, nefarious secret experiments, and the revelation that another ancient god is trying to bring about the end of the world by twisting humans into an evil army.

Just another day at the office.

Sloane does his best to juggle wedding planning, stopping his fiancé from turning the mailman inside out, and meeting his future godly in-laws while working the case, but they’re also being hunted by a strange young man with incredible abilities. With the wedding date looming closer, Sloane and Loch must combine their powers to discover the truth—because it’s not just their own happy-ever-after at stake, but the fate of the world….

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Take care, darlings!

<333

Kat

Writing All The Things

Completed Projects

Kraken My Heart: Available Now!

Strapped For Cash: June 11th, 2021

Head Over Tentacles: August 24th, 2021

Nautilus Than Perfect: October (pending)

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Current Projects

A Quick Buck: 6/25 (rough draft)

Just Calamarried (SFL #5) 15/15: Editing for submission!

Love Included, Heart Not Required (in beta)

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Future Projects

Sucker For Love: #6 , #7, #9

Cold Hard Cash #5

That Half-Brother Guy

Fable

Gods (Untitled) #1 – #5

Jinn & Tonic #2 – #3

And The Stars Went Red

The Yawn Of Churchyards

Gay AF Supernatural (Untitled)

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Ramblings/Drabbles/BLEGH

Hey everybody! Sorry for the delay in posting! My internet has been down for a few days, but now I’m up and running again! WOO!

BIG NEWS! Strapped For Cash is coming out June 11th! I am super excited to share this book with you guys, and I can’t wait for you all to get to know Roger and Mickey. I’m super duper RIDICULOUSLY pumped for this release. Like OMG. I’ve been planning this book for months, and it’s finally here!

Also! Quick heads up! If you haven’t snagged a copy of the Taking A Chance Anthology, do it now! It’s only gonna be available through July 22nd so the clock is ticking! Remember it’s for a super awesome cause! All proceeds are going to the AIDs Healthcare Foundation! <333

There’s more super exciting news for all my tentacle fans, too. There will be not just one but TWO new tentacle books this year! Head Over Tentacles (#3) comes out August 24th and Nautilus Than Perfect (#4) comes out this October. I’m waiting for an official release date for Nautilus, but I will post that plus all the preorder links as soon as I can.

Now I know a lot of people were disappointed by Grell’s magnificent hemi-penes, but I promise that these next two stories are jam packed with sexy tentacle goodness. The rest of the SFL series is all tentacles, I swear! Well, except ONE more very special book that I can’t tell you about.

OKAY but maybe I’ll just say that this is the book that used to be #3 and got bumped to #8… because it would totally give away who the Kindress is so I decided to move it. There are no tentacles in it – sorry! – but it is a veryyy important part of the series.

I’m almost done editing Just Calamarried (#5) and once I’m finished with A Quick Buck, I’ll switch from mafia shenanigans back to tentacle land to start on #6. This is one I’ve been looking forward to foreverrrr because it’s the book for Alexander, Rota, and Ollie. I know you haven’t met all of these guys yet (you’ll meet Alexander and Rota in #3, Ollie in #4), but trust me. It’s gonna be great.

Speaking of mafia stuff, I gotta say… it’s time to say goodbye to Jimmy and Boss Cold. CHC #5 is going to be the last of my sweet boys, and this was a really hard decision to make. Got some time? I’m gonna tell you all about it!

First and foremost, I’ve learned SO MUCH about writing since I published Cold Hard Cash. It’s actually hard for me to read it now because I just cringe. The hanging modifiers, the repetitive sentence structure, the adverb abuse, the word PURR, agh! I know that I can write so much better than that now, and I think it shows as the series has gone on. I’m getting better and better with every book I write, and I’m still constantly trying to improve my craft.

More than that, it’s the fan fiction connection that continues to gut me. The series started as fan fic. A lot of my early books did. It’s not exactly a secret. Ahem. Boss Cold? Come on. The problem that I have now is that the second I say anything was fan fic, whether it was a drabble that went on to be a novel or a fully filed story of my own creation, the perceived value of my work drops exponentially. The quality of what I wrote becomes insignificant, and I am being judged by the cruel measuring stick of “oh, but it was fan fiction”. My plot, the pacing, the steamy scenes, everything, all of it suddenly becomes meaningless.

That sucks.

No matter how much I love Jimmy and Boss Cold and the world I created, I want to move on. It’s just like my love for fandom. I will always love that part of my life and all the great things it has given me (hello there, 90’s queer awakening), but it’s not a good space for me now. It hurt me. Constantlyyy. It was an endless black hole and no matter what I did, I couldn’t keep my head up. The fun was gone, and there was not enough good to outweigh how much the bad sucked.

So. I left. I made the choice to leave. I don’t write fan fiction now because it’s like pissing in a barrel with a hole in it. I know that’s a super harsh analogy and I mean absolutely no disrespect to anyone who writes/reads fic — this was MY most recent experience of it and ultimately what killed any desire to write it ever again. I was in fandom for over twenty years, but wow… Maybe it’s just me and my lil’ feelings being extra squishy, but fan peeps have gotten kinda nasty. I simply don’t have the mental energy to deal with it.

It’s not worth it.

Just like continuing a series that hurts me, no matter how beloved it is by my fans, is not worth it. It doesn’t matter what else I write for Jimmy and Cold, what I create for them, or how hard I try—it all comes right back to fandom, and yeah, wow, it still hurts. I’m sorry that I’m not a machine that can ignore the mean comments and reviews cracking about it being fic, but as a very wise author once said, it only takes one turd to spoil a bowl of Cheerios. So, that’s it. Just like I had to say goodbye to fandom, so too will I say goodbye to Jimmy and Cold.

Tl;dr I am going on to write lots of brand new and exciting naughty things in my own little bubble, and that’s that. People will still drop turds in my bowl, they always do, but they won’t be able to shit on me about fandom stuff. I can finally close that chapter of my writing career for good and move on. Fresh bits. Good meat. Let’s go.

I promise that I will give the boys a HEA, and it will not be the last time we see them. There will be many more bonus scenes and spinoffs and all that, don’t worry. I know how much they mean to everyone, and I do understand. They mean a lot to me too, but you can love someone and not wanna be with them, you know?

Plus I had a random idea for ANOTHER spinoff that I can’t shake. If you’ve been following along in my social media, you already know that A Quick Buck is about Alistair Star, Cold’s dom that we meet in Strapped for Cash. But I remembered something I had written in CHC, sort of a throwaway line that Rowena says about there being a whole bunch of little Legrands running around Strassen. Rowena was the only one acknowledged because of her Italian mother, but it got me thinking…

What about Rowena and Cold having another sibling out there? Their father was a big ol’ man whore, so it’s very possible that they have a half-brother or half-sister running around that they don’t know about. And what if this half-brother or whoever figured out who he’s related to?

DUN DUN DUNNNNN!

I haven’t been able to get the idea out of my head, so I think there’s a BIG possibility of writing yet another CHC series. It won’t feature Cold or Jimmy as MC’s, but they’d be a part of the story for sure. I do love those guys, but sometimes I worry about them wearing out their welcome. I’ve been writing them for a long time. A very loooong time. And you know, I want to write new people, new stories, new stuff, new SMUT. So, yes, I will keep writing stories set in CHC’s world, but I am only going to write one more book with Cold and Jimmy as the MC’s.

Whew. Okay. That was a lot. If you’re still here with me, thank you! I’ve said some of this stuff before in my ramblings, but I really wanted to get all of this out. So, yeah. There it is. I mean, have you seen the future project list I’ve got going? LOL I have sooo much more to write, and I’m finally ready to say goodbye to my first boys. I will probably start the last book sometime this fall, but mehhhh? We’ll see what happens!

Thank you for all of your support and your love for my writing. I seriously couldn’t do any of this without you guys. Keep your eyeballs peeled for new preorder links and release info coming soon!

<333

Stay safe!

-Kat

Kraken Wins 2nd Place in BOTW!

I am so EXCITED! Kraken My Heart won 2nd Place in Love Bytes Reviews Book of the Week Poll! Big and huge awesome thank you to everyone who voted! This is seriously so COOL! I’ve had a few nominations before, but I’ve never won! AGH! Thank you!!! As if that wasn’t freakin’ cool enough, this means that Kraken will be going on to compete in the Book of the Month contest! WOO!!!

Thank you all so very much!

<333

Kat

Kraken My Heart is LIVE!

It’s finally here! WOO! I am seriously so excited for you guys to read this one! The entire SFL series is very dear to me, and I hope you all enjoy it! You can check it out HERE! <333

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It’s just Ted’s luck that he meets the love of his life while covered in the blood of a murder victim.

Funeral worker Ted Sturm has a foul mouth, a big heart, and a knack for communicating with the dead. Unfortunately the dead don’t make very good friends, and Ted’s only living pal, his roommate, just rescued a strange cat who’s determined to make his life even more miserable. This cat is more than he seems, and soon Ted finds himself in an alternate dimension… and on top of a dead body.

When Ted is accused of murder, his only ally in a strange world full of powerful magical beings calling for his head is King Grell, a sarcastic, randy, catlike immortal with impressive abilities… and anatomy. The two soon find themselves at the center of a cosmic conspiracy and surrounded by dangerous enemies. But with Ted’s special skills and Grell’s magic, they have a chance to get to the bottom of the mystery and save Ted. There’s just one problem: Ted’s got to resist Grell’s aggressive advances… and he isn’t sure he wants to.

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Available on Amazon now!