Forgive me-- I'm crossposting like a fiend here-- I've gotten enough e-mail about these things to want to address them in every blog/website I can:-)  You'll find this posted in my website both on the front page and in the news page, so it will be accessible for a while:-)

I've been getting a lot of e-mail lately about sequels, and I'm thrilled.  So I thought I'd give you the rundown for sequels and my plans to write them, to save you all some e-mailing and me some replying (not that I don't love to hear from you:-)  So, here's the status (or non status) on sequels I'd like to (or wouldn't like to!) write:

The Locker Room-- No.  I'm sorry, I have no plans to write a sequel at this time.  For me, the end of The Locker Room was all about Xan and Chris having possibilities because Xan had grown into having a bigger life than the box he was locked into as a kid. Unless I'm bit by the major plot bunny of all time, the one that will solve world hunger and promote world peace, I think it's fair to say I want Xander and Chris's life to remain in the possible.  Honestly, from the letters you all have sent me, any sequel I would write would be a disappointment-- you all see them so happy.  
Keeping Promise Rock-- Yes.  In fact, although the writing of it was stalled by something else that is almost finished, I'm well in to writing the FINAL installment of The Promises series.  It's called Forever Promised, and it gives Crick and Deacon everything they've ever wanted.  No lie.  I swear.  Honest.
Gambling Men-- No.  Not unless the guys take up billiards, and at this point, it doesn't look likely. 
Chase in Shadow-- Yes!  Dex in Blue is already out, Ethan Gold is going to be next in line, followed by Black John and Tommy Bright.  So, uhm, yeah.  More to come there!
The Winter Courtship of Fur-Bearing Critters-- Yes.  How to Raise an Honest Rabbit and Knitter in His Natural Habitat have been greeted so warmly that I want to revisit Granby and Rance Crawford's little yarn shop one more time.  Besides, everybody wants to see how Jeremy is doing in his little house with Aiden, and to check on his recovery.  (Stop GLARING!  He had a karmic debt to settle!  Stanley was karmically clean--as innocent as a newborn lamb.  It wasn't HIS job to confront the bogey man, I SWEAR it wasn't!)  The next story has been tentatively titled (with the help of T.A. Chase, Goddess bless you, darling!) The Naked Alpaca Hats Band, and I'll be sneaking that one in sometime next year.
Scotty and Ryan-- It's a distinct possibility.  They're just too damned much fun not to!  
Clear Water-- I swear, I had a whole little mystery series planned when this one came out.  I still have plotbunnies for these guys, running up my legs.  The next time one of them crawls up my ass and calls out for my dragon to ride me like a porn star, I'm turning Patrick and Whiskey loose on the world again.  
Talker-- No.  They're happy.  Their lives sucked.  They've earned their little community by the seashore.  I want to think of them surfing and being happy forever.  
Country Mouse-- Yes.  Aleks and I have had the phone ringing (i.e. interruptions!) as of late, but we are well into City Mouse, and we want to keep writing it.  We love working together, but sometimes, real life just yanks on your chain!  But still-- we have plans for those boys!!!
The LIttle Goddess series--aka Quickening-- YES.  YES YES YES YES YES YES YES.  When I first "transitioned" from teaching to writing as my mainstay, (i.e., was yanked out of my classroom and threatened with all sorts of horrible things I shan't burden you with here!) I knew it was going to be a while before I got back to Quickening.  I wasn't writing for "fun" (it's never been that frivolous, trust me!) anymore, I was writing to feed my family, and to keep the promises to my older children of education and security.  I'm still doing that.  But in the last two years I've rediscovered that fantasy feeds my soul.  So I can't give a timeline-- and I'm sorry for that.  But I will not give up on the dream of writing this series, either. I'm still looking into publishers, and still pulling out the manuscript and adding to it when I've got a spare moment (not so much as of late) and I still have hope.  So yes.  There WILL be a sequel to Rampant.  I have faith.  
So that's pretty much it on the sequel front.  If there's a couple here I've missed, let me know, and I'll update this list again![image error]
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message 1: by Connie (new)

Connie It's called Forever Promised, and it gives Crick and Deacon everything they've ever wanted.
I stopped reading after this ^^^:)


message 2: by Kaje (new)

Kaje Harper Oh wow, so many goodies coming!!

I'm sorry about Chris and Xan - I'd have liked to know about that phone call, and what Xan said in return, and to peek in on the good and the bad of Chris's recovery. But that tiny Valentine's snippet was good - just enough reassurance. I know major injuries and can envision how there is dark and light, so I can live without that one (although if a bunny ever bites you in the Locker Room, I'll buy a sequel in a New York minute.)

Thanks so much for the update.


message 3: by Amy (new)

Amy Lane Connie wrote: "It's called Forever Promised, and it gives Crick and Deacon everything they've ever wanted.
I stopped reading after this ^^^:)"


I can't wait to finish it!


message 4: by Amy (new)

Amy Lane Kaje wrote: "Oh wow, so many goodies coming!!

I'm sorry about Chris and Xan - I'd have liked to know about that phone call, and what Xan said in return, and to peek in on the good and the bad of Chris's reco..."


My pleasure! And yeah... I've pondered whether or not to write that sequel a LOT, but like I said, everyone has such a clear vision of what they want to happen. I hate to break that.


message 5: by Kaje (last edited Nov 23, 2012 09:07AM) (new)

Kaje Harper Amy wrote: "My pleasure! And yeah... I've pondered whether or not to write that sequel a LOT, but like I said, everyone has such a clear vision of what they want to happen. I hate to break that. ..."

I do get that. No matter what you wrote, for some people it wouldn't fit with their own image going forward. But they are your guys, so if they decide down the line that they need you to tell us where they are, you should feel free. Not like you're short of other projects though.


message 6: by Con (new)

Con Riley Yay for more knitting! :D


Ije the Devourer of Books Yay for a Clear Water sequel!!

A very big yay for all the books sitting on my kindle waiting to be read and for their sequels to come. Excellent prospects for my reading next year. Thank you. :)


message 8: by Pam (new)

Pam Thanks for some hope on the Little Goddess front......


message 9: by Lucy (new)

Lucy Whedon Another yay for a Clear Water sequel: I'm reading it for the 3rd time.
I'm sort of glad you're not writing a sequel for Locker Room. I thought the ending was perfect as it was.


message 10: by Delena666 (new)

Delena666 And yet another yay for a Clear Water sequel!
\0/ \0/ \0/

I never thought you would, but I'm so happy to hear there would be more of Patrick and Whiskey. It's my favorite book of yours :)


NannyOgg *Not Nancy* Squee for the Little Goddess sequel! Made too many of them in my head by now, can't wait to see what really happens.
And YAY for Promises sequel - there will be a bit of Shane and Mikhail thrown in won't it?


message 12: by Pete (new)

Pete W Yeah for the next Knitter book :D.

I just wanna tell you that you wrote some of the best outburst dialogues I have read. Two of favorites were the Patrick yelling at Fly Bait and Leif's plea for toothbrush and shower :D


message 13: by Amy (new)

Amy Lane Pete wrote: "Yeah for the next Knitter book :D.

I just wanna tell you that you wrote some of the best outburst dialogues I have read. Two of favorites were the Patrick yelling at Fly Bait and Leif's plea for ..."


Thank you--that's an awesome compliment! And thank you especially for reading Believed You Were Lucky, and liking it!!! (I loved that story!)

Amy


message 14: by Amy (new)

Amy Lane Tamara (NannyOgg) wrote: "Squee for the Little Goddess sequel! Made too many of them in my head by now, can't wait to see what really happens.
And YAY for Promises sequel - there will be a bit of Shane and Mikhail thrown i..."


But of course there will be Shane and Mikhail thrown in!


message 15: by Amy (new)

Amy Lane Delena666 wrote: "And yet another yay for a Clear Water sequel!
\0/ \0/ \0/

I never thought you would, but I'm so happy to hear there would be more of Patrick and Whiskey. It's my favorite book of yours :)"


:-) Excellent!


message 16: by Amy (new)

Amy Lane Lucette wrote: "Another yay for a Clear Water sequel: I'm reading it for the 3rd time.
I'm sort of glad you're not writing a sequel for Locker Room. I thought the ending was perfect as it was."


Thank you:-) And yeah-- Xan and Chris need to be happy. Patrick and Whiskey ARE happy and need to share the love!


message 17: by Amy (new)

Amy Lane Pam wrote: "Thanks for some hope on the Little Goddess front......"

I NEED TO WRITE THAT BOOK. *sigh* I do.


message 18: by Amy (new)

Amy Lane Con wrote: "Yay for more knitting! :D"

Of COURSE more knitting;-)


message 19: by Amy (new)

Amy Lane Kaje wrote: "Amy wrote: "My pleasure! And yeah... I've pondered whether or not to write that sequel a LOT, but like I said, everyone has such a clear vision of what they want to happen. I hate to break that. ....."

LOL-- no-- not short at ALL!


message 20: by Sashu (new)

Sashu ~Sabine~ "Stop GLARING! He had a karmic debt to settle!" - LOL -
hmm, maybe I will stop... eventually... some day...
All depends on the Naked Alpaca (glorious title!!!) and the happenings in the little house ^^^


message 21: by Amy (new)

Amy Lane Sashu wrote: ""Stop GLARING! He had a karmic debt to settle!" - LOL -
hmm, maybe I will stop... eventually... some day...
All depends on the Naked Alpaca (glorious title!!!) and the happenings in the little ho..."


The dark had settled and the little creaks of the house had settled as well. Jeremy lay there and wondered that he had never noticed the sound of the wind when he'd been so snug in his little apartment. But Aiden was warm at his back, one arm securely over Jeremy's waist, and that was something Jeremy hadn't had in the two months in the hospital: it was almost too good to let him sleep.

Aiden wasn't asleep yet either, and his voice, when it came, was low and gruff and rumbly, but it grew stronger and sweeter as he supported it, because you had to do that when you sang.

"Blackbird singing in the dead of night..."

Jeremy snuggled backward, closed his eyes, and let Aiden sing him to sleep.


message 22: by Cindyg (new)

Cindyg You're a busy lady: family, love and writing, just to mention a few...
Your hard work is appreciated.


message 23: by Amy (new)

Amy Lane Cindyg wrote: "You're a busy lady: family, love and writing, just to mention a few...
Your hard work is appreciated."


*dimples* Thank you!! You're so very kind to say so!


message 24: by Kaje (new)

Kaje Harper Amy wrote: "Sashu wrote: ""Stop GLARING! He had a karmic debt to settle!" - LOL -
hmm, maybe I will stop... eventually... some day...
All depends on the Naked Alpaca (glorious title!!!) and the happenings in..."


Aww, thank you ((hugs you and the boys))


message 25: by Amy (new)

Amy Lane Kaje wrote: "Amy wrote: "Sashu wrote: ""Stop GLARING! He had a karmic debt to settle!" - LOL -
hmm, maybe I will stop... eventually... some day...
All depends on the Naked Alpaca (glorious title!!!) and the h..."


You're welcome. ((hugs back)) *dreams about the boys some more*


message 26: by Sashu (new)

Sashu ~Sabine~ Amy wrote: "Sashu wrote: ""Stop GLARING! He had a karmic debt to settle!" - LOL -
hmm, maybe I will stop... eventually... some day...
All depends on the Naked Alpaca (glorious title!!!) and the happenings in..."


Oh my, thank you so much!!
*stops glaring, starts cuddling her pillow and dreams of Aiden singing*


message 27: by V (new)

V I translated Clear Water for Dreamspinner Press and I loved it! I felt in love with Patrick and Whiskey! So YAY for the sequel. And YAY for the next book of knitting. I want to learn how to knit now :)


message 28: by Amy (new)

Amy Lane Raion wrote: "I translated Clear Water for Dreamspinner Press and I loved it! I felt in love with Patrick and Whiskey! So YAY for the sequel. And YAY for the next book of knitting. I want to learn how to knit no..."

LOL! Awesome! And it's such an honor to hear from a translator who loved the story! EEEEEE!!!! Awesome! (And I wonder at the knitting store proprietors who are going to say, "You want to knit because of who?")


message 29: by V (new)

V Amy wrote: And it's such an honor to hear from a translator who loved the story! EEEEEE!!!! Awesome!

The honor is all mine!

Amy wrote: (And I wonder at the knitting store proprietors who are going to say, "You want to knit because of who?")

I won't tell, LOL.


message 30: by Shannon (new)

Shannon Really excited for City Mouse! Loved Country Mouse and I want more!! Owen and Malcolm are such great characters and it will be interesting to see how they do in an actual relationship and if Owen even likes being in the big city of London!


message 31: by S. (new)

S. Oooh my favourite blog post in a long time!!!!


message 32: by Dre (new)

Dre YAY! So excited that you are writing John's book! Last I conversed with you, you were not planning to write his. I can't wait for his and the rest of the Johnnies books!


message 33: by Deja (new)

Deja Black Loved this!! Thanks for the update!!


message 34: by Debra (new)

Debra YAY!!!!! So happy that there will another book to the Little Goddess series!!!Can't to see what happens!!! Thanks love this series!!


message 35: by Gina (new)

Gina Gosh gosh!!!!! My head is spinning with excitement! Can't wait. >.<


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