So, I just received the ARC for my twelfth book with Soul Mate. There is nothing to compare to the release of a new book, and release is the right word for so many reasons including the release of worry and tensions that have built up in the crafting of the novel. Seeing it come out is (dare I say) orgasmic.
It also releases me to concentrate on my next work, but it’s also got me looking back on what I’ve accomplished over the past eight years. Yeah, I’ve been with Soul Mate that long. I signed my first contract in 2012 for my book Son of Thunder, which came out the following year.
That led to my Heavenly Wars Series, which sadly I have not yet finished.
Yes, the story in the Soul Mate Valentines Day collection is from this series. Still, I have a number of stories yet to write in this series, but I got distracted by:
And yup, I have more stories planned for this series as well, but at least the three book story arc reached a satisfying conclusion. I was even able to add my Soul Mate Tree book, Between Venus and Mars, to this series before I was once again distracted by:
So, there you have it. All the books S. C. Mitchell has published with Soul Mate.
“But wait,” you say. “That’s only eleven books.”
Well, in every family there’s that red-headed stepchild that maybe they want to hide away. But today I’m coming clean.
At one point in my career I was playing around with erotica and erotic romance, you know, to help beef up the sex scenes in my real books. (That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.) So I created a pen name to keep his stuff separate from mine. He even had is own login on my computer to keep his stuff separate from mine, and yes I still think of him as a different person.
His name was Marc Stevens.
So when my wonderful editor, Cheryl Yeko, was looking for a story to round out a collection of steamy romances, I offered to write one as Marc.
Yup, Suburban Spies is mine, and it’s probably time I claimed it.
Marc Stevens is dead now. Well, I’ve killed him off three times and he keeps coming back, so maybe not. Time will tell. But to date, this is his crowning achievement.
May he rest in peace.