The Year In Review–and What’s Coming Up in 2013

I hope you all had a very happy holiday, whether you celebrated Hanukkah or Christmas or Kwanzaa, or in whatever way you celebrate. We had a good one here at the Burton household, but I’m glad it’s over. It’s back to work for me!

I always take this time of year, right before the end of the year, to reflect on what happened, bookwise, throughout the year.

This year I released two more books in the Play-by-Play series: Taking A Shot and Playing to Win. Both books hit the USA Today and New York Times Bestseller lists. Thank you!

I also released The Ties That Bind, the first digital novella release from one of my previous print anthologies. More of those will be coming up next year.

This month, The Best Thing released, which was the final novella in my Kent Brothers series. I’m sad to see this series end as it was such a fun series to write. The Best Thing made the New York Times bestseller list, and I’m so grateful to all of you for embracing this book as you did.

Anyone who thinks writing books is easy should think again. It’s not. It’s tough, and with every book it gets tougher. What makes it worth it is all of you who email me, or post on Twitter and Facebook and here on my blog to talk about my books and my characters. I’m so grateful to all of you for writing and telling me you love my books, or even when you don’t love them so much. Without you, I wouldn’t be able to do what I love so much. Thank you for that, for all your wonderful comments about my books and my characters. You always make me smile.

Starting out 2013 will be the digital novella release of No Strings Attached, which was previously available in the Laced With Desire anthology.

Coming up next year will be two more Play by Play books. In March will be Thrown By A Curve, which will be Alicia Riley’s story, and her hot hot hero, Garrett Scott, followed by One Sweet Ride in June, where you’ll meet Gray Preston, the first of my new group of sports guys. I really think you’ll love these men.

In April will (hopefully!) be the release of Nautier and Wilder, the second anthology I’ve done with awesome author Lora Leigh. This anthology will include my final Wild Riders book, introducing a new Wild Riders hero. I’m very excited about this book!

Releasing in May is Wild Nights, the novella from the no longer in print anthology, Exclusive. Wild Nights features Mike Nottingham, who appeared in the Wild, Wicked and Wanton anthology.

In July I’ll be introducing Hope Flames, my new small town contemporary romance series in the Hot Summer Nights anthology along with novellas from Carly Phillips, Erin McCarthy and Jessica Clare. Hope Smolders, the first Hope single title, will be released in September.

In November, Carina Press will release the Holiday Kisses anthology in print, which includes A Rare Gift, one of my Kent Brothers novellas.

You can find out more about my upcoming books on my Coming Soon page.

Whew! That’s a lot of books releasing next year. And, I hope to have one more surprise coming up next year, and I’ll fill you in soon about that.

Thank you again for being a part of my life and my world of books. Wishing you all a happy and prosperous New Year!