Sometimes the author is the last person to know: It turns out that my next book, Himiko, was really two books instead of one. So, Himiko: Bonding will be out as planned on February 9, and then the sequel will be out later this year. Don't worry, the first part can stand alone, and the second part is already mostly written - it was just getting too long for one book. I will enjoy the opportunity to let some of the secondary characters get a bit more space, though; one of the best things about writing is getting new fictional friends, and I definitely got a couple or four while writing Himiko.
I read and I write - everything from corporate to kink. My naughty fictional friends are always there to make my life interesting. And pester me, of course. Pesky creatures.