I can hardly believe that 2021 is almost over but I’m happy to move forward and am truly grateful to have you with me. Please know I’m wishing you all the wonderful things in 2022.

In this post, I have for you:

  • pre-order info for Overexposed, my paranormal mystery/suspense novel
  • the results of a poll I sent out in my newsletter about serialized stories
  • an update on a new Stealing Hearts story
  • assorted other ramblings 🙂

Overexposed Pre-Order

Overexposed, a paranormal mystery/suspense romance, is my first long work in the non-contemporary genre. I’m super excited about having tried something new with my writing!

Overexposed releases on January 25 and is available on Amazon for pre-order as of this week. I’d love it if you checked it out.

Summary:

An unexpected chapter in a vampire’s guide to staying alive.

As the only vampire employed by the NYPD, crime scene photographer Noah Green isn’t popular. He’s worked alongside humans for decades and knows how to stay focused and avoid attachments with the bleeders around him … but hasn’t done much to avoid a certain West Village bakery owner, who has no idea Noah can’t eat the bread he buys.

Baker Danny Kaes is done hooking up, at least when it comes to fangers. He’s too busy running Nice Buns, the Filipino bakery he owns with his sister, to dwell on the dramas of dating, and if he misses the thrill of sharp teeth on his throat, he still knows he’s better off with his own kind … like the CSU hottie who stops into the bakery before sunrise.

While working a string of suspicious deaths, Noah finds Danny at a crime scene, traumatized after discovering a body. Worse, Danny’s also put himself in the killer’s crosshairs and needs a safe place to hide. Surprising even himself, Noah offers Danny his couch, knowing he’ll have to come clean about being a blood eater.

Days bleed into nights as the killer closes in, leading Noah and the cops in a mad scramble to protect Danny from dangers he can’t imagine. But Noah can’t protect himself from his feelings for Danny, or how they’ve made him question everything he thought he knew about how humans fit into his carefully ordered vampire life.

Overexposed is a 92+K paranormal mystery MM romance. It features a crime scene photographer who thinks he’s got his vampire life figured out, a bakery owner who’s definitely sworn off inter-species dating, an unfortunate number of murders, more mayhem than anyone asked for, and a hard-won, deeply satisfying HEA.


Serialized Stories: The Nays Have It

In my last newsletter, I asked my subscribers if they would enjoy receiving a new story in a serialized format with new content once every 1-2 weeks. As you can see below, the vast majority of respondents prefer to receive a single, complete book rather than a serialized story and I will respect the peoples’ vote! 🙂

Survey results for a question asking if readers enjoyed the serialized story format of receiving new content once every 1-2 weeks. 31 responses indicating positive feelings toward serials, 87 responses indicating negative feelings toward serialized stories and a preference toward receiving all of the content at once in a single volume, 17 responses indicating no preference.

If you are a subscriber and voted, thank you for taking the time to share your opinion with me–know that I appreciate hearing from you.

Keep an eye out for a new Stealing Hearts story in the first couple of months of 2022 featuring the grumpy/sunshine and age gap tropes. I plan to make it available to my newsletter subscribers first before it’s released into the wild–consider subscribing if you’re interested!


Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I’d love to hear about them if so–don’t hesitate to hit me back with a comment. This year I’m resolving to take better care of myself in terms of stress. My anxiety has been pretty gnarly this year, and I want to make a conscious effort to chill out more and distance myself from things that ping those anxious feelings.

Until we meet again, I’m sending love and light to you all, and hugs for a peaceful 2022.

– K.

Posted by:kevancoles

K. Evan Coles is a mother and tech pirate by day and a writer by night. She is a dreamer who, with a little hard work and a lot of good coffee, coaxes words out of her head and onto paper. K. lives in the northeast United States, where she complains bitterly about the winters, but truly loves the region and its diverse, tenacious and deceptively compassionate people. You’ll usually find K. nerding out over books, movies and television with friends and family. She’s especially proud to be raising her son as part of a new generation of unabashed geeks. K.’s books explore LGBTQ+ romance in contemporary settings.

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