My Twelfth Book

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:

Hearts in Orbit

Three books.jpg

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:

Xi Force

Xi Force Series.jpg(I’m not showing the cover of the 4th book because I haven’t done my cover reveal yet.)

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.


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3 Responses to My Twelfth Book

  1. Beth Carter says:

    I remember Marc! How funny that you think of him as a different person (and a dead one at that!) Huge congrats on all of your success, Steve! What an amazing volume of books you’ve created. I agree about the excitement with every release. Well done! You’re an inspiration.

  2. sueberger3 says:

    Congratulations, you prolific human!
    I have read two out of your eleven books and enjoyed both thoroughly. I agree about the release of an ARC being a release of tension. Irish Magic came out last week and I feel I can spend more time on crafting the next book. (But I am enjoying looking at reviews. I sent out a LOT of ARCS.)

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