Articles for this day of April 7, 2014

Tempeh for Two

Friday marked the release of the final novel in my Real Werewolves Don’t Eat Meat series. That series started back in 2011 with the novel Salad on the Side, which grew out of conversations with friends and a challenge from the MLR Press executive editor. At the time, I thought it would just be one novel, but my editor and readers persuaded me otherwise.

It’s been an interesting three years with Kyle Slidell, Tobias Rogan, and their other friends. In addition to the Real Werewolves series, the characters gave rise to the shorter Men of City Pack series of heterosexual romance stories, which run concurrently with the first three books of Real Werewolves Don’t Eat Meat. Tobias’s backstory of how he was changed into a werewolf at age fifteen became a young adult novel, Fresh Meat, which was published under my YA pen name Jo Ramsey. And back in the M/M romance side, a novella, Chance Met, was a tentative spin-off from RWDEM.

So I’ve gotten to know these characters and their world very, very well. But all good things must come to an end. It’s time for Kyle and Tobias to finally have their happily-ever-after, and for various reasons I’ve retired the characters and universe, which means there will be no additional stories even related to these.

I thank my readers, publisher, and editors for letting me play in this world for a while, and I hope you’ve all enjoyed the journey with me.

Salad moon