As I change what I write, and now that I am not writing as hot as I used to, my backlist is a strange mix of erotic romance and more mainstream fare. Also, as contracts with digital epubs expire and rights are reverted to me, a few series I had are missing books.
I finally was able to ask for the rights back to THE WICKED BAD from Crimson Romance. It is book one of The Wicked Men of Rockland. A series I am determined to finish. Book 2 is still with Crimson and I probably won't be able to ask for rights back to that until the spring. I know it will leave readers confused. But what can you do?
I did submit book 3 of TWMOR to Crimson, but due to real life issues, withdrew it. Then I made the decision I would finish the series on my own. I have reasons I came to this decision to not continue with this publisher which I will keep to myself because who else besides me would be interested? We all have our own reasons and opinions in the decisions we make.
Also, The Wicked Bad is erotic and I don't write this hot any longer. It wouldn't match the rest of the series. So I put this series on hold. The Wicked Bad has some problems, and I can't wait to fix them. it will take a few weeks as The Wicked Bad is removed from vendors.
But not only am I getting The Wicked Bad reverted, but numerous books from Evernight Publishing and Decadent Publishing. My one and only book from Ellora's Cave. There is quite a pile collecting over the next few months as books are taken down from vendors.So what's an author to do? Don't panic, don't rush.
I am in no hurry to get these books back out. I'm going to take my time. I have another pen name and some may be released under that name. Who knows? I have the option to do as I want for I will be self-publishing these reverted e-books on my own timetable.
In the meantime, my backlist is going to look chaotic and uneven while this transition takes place. My writing since being published has been all over the place regarding genres and heat levels but I have finally chosen my path.
Historicals and contemporaries. Sensual heat. I'll do it my way. :)