Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Al Long Last: Scott & Preston

At Long Last: Scott and Preston is now available for purchase.

Originally released as the titles At Long Last and Until the End of Time, At Long Last: Scott and Preston has been packaged together in one convenient book. Some revision has been done but the crux of the stories is the same.

Anyway, here is my wonderful Ginny Glass Cover.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

13 Shawn Lane Stories to be Re-Released

I'm pleased to say that I've found a home for 13 more of my stories. They are being re-released over the next several months through JMS Books, beginning with them being exclusive to Amazon Kindle Select for three months before being released through other distributors.

The titles coming soon for this (and I'll advise more info when I have it) are:

The Beach House
The Sutter's Bay series which included, Sweet Reunion, Twice in a Lifetime, Galaxy's Heart, Finding Forever, and Tempted to Taste
Maybe This Time
Ticket to Ride
And the Only series: Only in His Dreams, Only For Him, Only His Heart and His One and Only.

I'm pretty excited about being able to have so many of my stories available again.

I'll update as I have information.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Shawn Lane Updates

So the latest news from me is the following:

At Long Last: Scott & Preston comes out in exactly one week from Loose Id. This is the combination of both At Long Last and Until the End of Time. Some editing has been done on this work to change a few things, but the story is essentially the same.

Most Likely to Succeed has been contracted with Loose Id and is in the very first stages of edits. I don't have any release information on it yet.

Finally His, probably my most popular His story, has found a new home with JMS Books. I signed the contract today and am excited to be working with JMS Books for the first time. I don't have an exact release date but I believe it will be this summer in July.

So that's the latest release information.

I am working on a new story that I suspect is about 1/2 to 3/4 done. Once I do have it finished, hopefully by the summer, I'll see where it will go.

At the moment I still have no immediate plans to self-publish but that could change

Sunday, April 17, 2016

At Long Last: Scott & Prestion

Here's my cover done by artist, Ginny Glass, for my upcoming release at Loose Id of the combined package that includes both At Long Last and Until the End of Time. The packaged stories are due out on May 03, 2016 from Loose Id

Thursday, March 31, 2016

The End of So Much For Me

Yesterday was the end of Amber Quill Press. It still fills me with a lot of sorrow to write out those words. 

Back in 2007/2008 when I took a chance and entered their then publishing contest I never expected to get anywhere. I'd been writing for years and at that time had no success getting a publisher.  I used to write hetero romances but one day started reading gay romances, sometimes called M/M, and my love affair began. 

The story I submitted to the contest was called The Squire. It combined my new found love of M/M with my love of medieval romances. 

I officially sent my entry for the "Heat Wave" contest on January 01, 2008. 

What a shock it was to me when on February 29, 2008, I received the following:

It is my pleasure to inform you that the manuscript you recently submitted into our 5th Annual Heat Wave Contest, THE SQUIRE, has been selected to receive an e-publishing contract with Amber Quill Press.  Congratulations!  With more than 200 entries this year, the competition proved fierce, so pat yourself on the back for a job well done!  

I surely read that email a hundred times certain it was a mistake. It wasn't. The Squire was published in June of that year and thus began a long history of publishing with them. I released more than 20 titles with them over the years, many of them, like The Squire, very good sellers for me.  Car Wash, Most Likely to Succeed, At Long Last, the Only Series, Sutter's Bay, man, I could go on. 

Those early years were especially fond ones for me and it was a pleasure working with my editor, Catherine, and all the others at AQ, especially Trace who was always phenomenal.

I have no idea what the future holds for me and all my orphaned books other than the ones I have already noted here but I'll always remember my time with Amber Quill as a happy and successful time.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Most Likely to Succeed offered contract

I thought about what to do with Most Likely to Succeed, one of my best selling novellas, and also one of my personal favorites. I considered paying to retain the cover and self-publishing it, but as I think I have said, I'm not yet ready to jump on the self-publishing bandwagon. Maybe at some point I will be. I still have a lot of orphaned stories with the closing of AQ.

Anyway, I decided, ultimately, to offer Most Likely to Succeed to Loose Id. They had already offered me a contract for At Long Last/Until the End of Time, and considering Most Likely to Succeed was one of the two other stories that made up the Lawyers in Love stories, it seemed natural to see of Loose Id wanted it as well.

And I am pleased to say they did. I have been offered a contract from Loose Id to republish Most Likely to Succeed.

That leaves Car Wash out of the three original Lawyers in Love tales. What to do with Car Wash which is still the favorite of many of my readers and holds a huge, huge soft spot for me. I don't know yet. So stay tuned.    

Monday, March 14, 2016

Release Dates and Progress

Okay looks like we are looking at May 03, 2016 as the re-release of At Long Last and Until the End of Time with Loose Id. I wouldn't say the story has substantially changed but I have made a few revisions. Anyway, that's the latest on that.

I am working on an untitled story at the moment and am making progressing, slowly, but surely. I originally hoped to have it done by the end of March but that's just not going to happen.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

At Long Last and Until the End of Time Update

Well now that the contracts have been signed and officially acknowledged I can mention that I have sold the rights to At Long Last and it's sequel, Until the End of Time, to be re-released by Loose Id sometime later this year. Since Scott and Preston hold a special place in my heart this is good news that they will be out in the publishing world again once the closing of Amber Quill concludes later this month. There will be some edits on At Long Last and Until the End of Time but not sure to what extent at this point. I do know the plan is to package them together when the time comes.

At this point I have no other news on the fate of my other Amber Quill work including Most Likely to Succeed or Car Wash. When I do I will post here.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Restaurant Wars is Now Available for Purchase

Looks like Restaurant Wars is already available for purchase on Evernight's site. Here is the link should you wish to get it now. It's also on sale.

Restaurant Wars

And it is now available to purchase from Amazon Restaurant Wars-Amazon

And from All Romance eBooks Restaurant Wars-ARe

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Restaurant Wars Cover

Here is my fabulous cover for Restaurant Wars coming from Evernight Publishing later this month