Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Demimonde Update

I am fully immersed in Desire in the Demimonde, the story of Justine Dixon, a high-priced prostitute living in Butte, Montana in 1910.  I have even taken a strong liking to my hero, Jack Murphy, a mine worker being forced to play mediator between the other miners and the corporation who has bought out the mine.  I'm very happy with the way the story is spinning out, with a healthy balance of romance, adventure, and sharp wit.  It's all coming together rather quickly.  I anticipate a release date in the middle of next month.

In the meantime, I am almost certain I am asking my graphic designer, Laura Gordon, to create a new cover for The Demimonde Trilogy.  I didn't really have a clear idea of what I wanted when I did the cover for Daughter of the Demimonde.  This weekend, while browsing Laura's recent covers, I found some that gave me some new ideas that I'm hoping to try out.  She really is fantastic!

So with any luck--and some clear focus and hard work--my next post will be an excerpt and then a release announcement.  I will say that I always enjoy this process of creation, but I haven't adored a character more than Jac MaCall until now.  I hope you all enjoy Justine Dixon and Jack Murphy as much as I have.