I love working on multiple projects all at once, so when people ask me what I'm working on next, it's a bit difficult to answer. So, I'm breaking it down according to what stage I'm at on each project.
Editing / Final Pre-Publishing Stages
Jumping back to the Regency Love series, I'm working on a book about Lewis Finch, who is Simon's best friend at the beginning of Flame and Ember. He doesn't make a good impression there, but he's actually a pretty great guy, and he's going to be finding his own love. The book takes place directly after Flame and Ember, and he's going to meet his love while visiting his friend, Simon. He and Mina are going to feature prominently in the story, and we're going to spend a lot of time with the newlyweds as they begin navigating their new relationship. Coming 2021.
The next book in my schedule is Lydia Hayward's story. In The Shameless Flirt, she sacrificed her own happiness to marry the man her parents chose for her. But when her husband dies, Lydia has a chance to find love again...If she is willing to risk it.
Outlining / Brainstorming Stage
I plan on expanding into the American Wild West. My plan is to establish a few books in all three eras (Regency / Georgian, Victorian, and Wild West) and then bounce between them as the mood strikes. All three series will be tied together with similar characters. As a reader, I love when series do this because I get a chance to see the characters I fell in love with in previous books and see how they turn out. It's almost like the other books in the series serve as an extended epilogue for each of the couples after they reach their happily ever after.
I'm picking at a novella for the Villainy Consultant World that would be a retelling of Ricky of the Tuft, which is an obscure and seriously weird story. Honestly, I have no solid plans of when it's going to be done as other projects have taken precedence, but it's one that I work on from time to time.
I've got at least one more book for the Villainy Consultant Series, though there's always room for more stories. At this point, I'm not ready to reveal anything about what I have planned, but there will be at least one or two more coming out in the future. I also plan on doing more short stories like Magic Slippers, but my main focus at present is writing historical romances. I will be revisiting the Villainy Consultant Series, but it's on the back-burner.
I'm in the brainstorming phase of a multi-level paranormal series. As of now, I'm looking at arranging it kind of like the Marvel Universe, where I'd have several series that are each standalone, but then with times where they overlap each other. It would feature werewolves, vampires, fae, ghosts, demons, and witches. I'm worldbuilding it all out, so it's pretty sketchy as of right now, but I see it being a pretty massive undertaking that will take years to finish. Right now, I'm focused on my historical romances, but this is a passion project of mine. I adore adult urban fantasy / paranormal romance, but it's near impossible to find series without objectionable content. I'd love to write a series that has all the drama, love, and action but without the language or sex.