Hey there everyone who manages to stumble upon this wee space of web I call my own!
I’m Regina, and I’m proud to say I write sexy, fun, entertaining books. But if you’ve been here for a while, you already know that.
I’m posting today to tell you a little bit about my writing journey, and what it means for you guys, the readers.
I’m a firm believer in the reader. After all, that’s who I am–a reader who’s devoted to her book friends. And as someone who’s been a tireless author-stalker in the past, wondering when the next title in a series will land, I owe it to you guys to let you in on what’s up.
You may remember that my most recent release, CAUGHT IN CRIMSON, was billed as the first in a series called “Spellbinding.” Well, it is. Technically. The bad news is, Spellbinding won’t be continuing right away.
Here’s the thing. I want to write what you guys want to read. And I also want to enjoy what I write. In fact, I’d say it’s VITALLY important for the author to enjoy what she does, otherwise, it’s meaningless. If I were to write a story I didn’t 100% believe in, I’d sooner hang up my quill pen and head to the nearest fast food joint. I’d take just as much pride in flipping burgers as I would writing something I didn’t believe in. More, actually.
BOUND IN BLUE was billed to be my next title. But I wasn’t connecting with it the way I wanted to–no, the way I NEEDED to. I was struggling hard with it. I got words down on paper, but they didn’t feel right. They don’t feel right still.
So here’s what I’m doing… I’m shelving the series for the moment. Not forever, because I do love this world and these stories. But paranormal isn’t where my heart is right now. I keep thinking about INDELIBLY INTIMATE. How much I adored writing that book. How much I loved the tattoo world, artistic personalities, the freedom to be young and make rash choices. And I wanted that again. I wanted to write another story with that aesthetic.
And since my editor and I apparently share a brain, she suggested a particular theme that I’d be good at. I wrote up a quick idea, and long story short, the next thing you read from Regina Cole will be a hot, sexy, and suspenseful contemporary romance called GET ON. Full of motorcycles, pierced and tattooed characters, and lots of heat and heart.
I’m truly sorry if the delay in Spellbinding is causing anyone to be sad! I promise those stories will come, eventually. But I’m figuring out what books my readers like most, and what books I like to write the most. I want to write what makes all of us happy. And for now, GET ON is where my heart is.
With all my love,