Thanks to my amazing literary agent, Nicole Resciniti of The Seymour Agency,
I SOLD A NEW 4-BOOK SERIES TO
Liz Pelletier and
The following are reasons this has SUPER AWESOME EPICNESS written all over it, enhanced by images via the Gods of Google:
We Love Firemen! We Love Firemen!
Um, no, not that kind of firemen…
YES, THIS KIND! WE LOVE THIS KIND!
*STRIKES MATCH & TOSSES IT ONTO THE GASOLINE TRAIL TO MI CASA*
What’s that? You’re still not sure you know what they look like?
Let me help you. After all, it’s my responsibility to make sure we’re all on the same page here…
(pun totally intended)
Now that we know the series is about firemen, let’s learn more about these
SMOKIN’ HOT HEROES…
- The (as of yet, unnamed) series is set in Boston, Massachusetts. Not all the guys are from Boston, but they now work as a team on Rescue 2 of the Boston Fire Department (BFD).
- The team is made up of 5 extraordinary men who share a bond closer than brothers and always have each others’ backs, both on the job and off.
- Before they became firefighters, they were Army Special Forces. They’ve all done at least one tour in Iraq or Afghanistan and have come away from those experiences with different wounds and scars–some you can see and some you can’t.
- Here are the heroes’ names and their call signs*, in book order:
- Erik “Ares” Grady*
- Gavin “Dozer” Greer*
- Ashton “Smoke” Donovan*
- Sean “Bowie” Evans*
- Tyler “Preacher” Connelly*°
* Names/call signs might change slightly between now & publication.
° Preacher’s book isn’t officially part of the deal yet, but I’m hopeful that Entangled will want him to get his HEA like the rest of his brothers.
(Whether it’s novella or single title length, his book will be m/m.)
I wish we were sitting at an adorable cafe, indulging in over-priced coffees with pastries that have higher calorie counts than our calendar year. We’d hang out for hours while I describe each of the men and tell you all about their unique personalities and personal demons. We’d act like high school cheerleaders tittering about the football studs, and you’d giggle and squee and do jumpy claps in your seat, as one does when gushing over book boyfriends–past, present, or future.
But I’d need a shock collar to prevent me from spilling too many beans. Any time I started discussing their heroines and the juicy details of how they meet, fall in love, and all the rest, someone would have to push the button to send a decent ZAP through my system.
Knowing all these things about this series (I’ve never planned out more than one book at a time before, much less an entire series of 5 books, their characters, and plots) is like having the JUICIEST OF GOSSIP and being sworn to secrecy!
GAH! So. Hard. Must. Resist.
Hey, stop it with the pouty faces and puppy dog eyes. I can’t do it! You’ll thank me later, I promise. Or maybe not. Either way, I’m not telling. (Although, for those who are in the Maxwell Mob, you’ve already gotten a sneak peek at an excerpt, so you know who Erik’s heroine is. 😉 Pays to be in the Mob, people, so go join our ranks as the world’s first ever romance mafia!)
So now you know what I’ve been keeping under wraps since the beginning of the year! I’m currently writing (and almost finished with) Erik’s story, then will be quickly moving onto Dozer’s. The best part about this series for YOU, THE READER, is that these books will be released back-to-back (1 book per month) starting in JANUARY 2016!!! In order to get them out to you quicker, we decided to go with a digital-first plan. This means that January through April (possibly May if Tyler gets his separate HEA) you’ll have a new Gina L. Maxwell book about sexy, alpha ex-Army-turned-firefighters. Then, as long as the sales are good (*cough* up to you *cough*), they’ll be released in paperback in the same back-to-back manner a little later in the year.
And remember that before the end of this year, I’ll be re-releasing ASK ME AGAIN, the book that was included in the Sweet Talk box set, and that book 4 of the Fighting for Love series, SWEET VICTORY, will be released in October. This means, that within the next 12 months, you will have 6 (possibly 7) NEW BOOKS FROM ME!!!
Now you know why I’ve been so absent lately. I’m working on making up for my pathetic release record of averaging 1 book per year up to this point. You have all been so loyal and patient and understanding and supportive and loving… I can’t begin to express how much it means to me to be blessed with so many wonderful readers. I hope that you’ll forgive me my initial unprolific career as I hunker down in the writing cave and work my ass off to bring you so many new books in the coming year–even if it means I might be scarce in the Mob and other social media for a while. 😉
So what do you think? Thoughts, questions, comments, plans for the weekend? Throw ’em in the comments section below. I’d love to hear from you! Oh, and don’t forget to join the Maxwell Mob on Facebook if you aren’t already a Mobster so you can get the sneak peeks and participate in all the fun there. #MaxwellMob4LifeYo
That’s all for now. I’ll let you know when ASK ME AGAIN is available. I’m shooting for sometime in August, but with my schedule the way it is right now, I’m not willing to guarantee anything. But soon, my lovelies, soon!
~ G <3
P.S. My website is seriously outdated right now. I’ll try to get that taken care of asap.