Thursday, July 30, 2020

Did you know...?

Hello again everyone! Only one more day before we level up in our seemingly endless 2020 Jumanji game. In my determination to keep things light (because we all need a break, don’t we?), today I’m sharing some fun, little know, trivia about my books.

Last year I was pounding away at the keyboard writing the most recent novella in my Prophecy series. The working title was “Maggie’s Story.” How’s that for creativity? Ahem, yeah. I was also working on the fourth book in my Prophecy series, entitled…wait for it… “Lost.”

The Three-syllable Series

I know, I know.

I put my husband to work thinking up suggestions that might jar loose some ideas in my head. A while later he asked, “Did you know the titles in your series have three syllables?” Well, no. No, I didn’t. So mentally went through them: Prophecy, Salvation, Collision. Yep, all the novels did have three syllables. Huh.

So, what about my series short stories and novellas in this series? Blue Christmas, Space Ranger, All of Me. Well, look at that, also three syllables. What a weird coincidence. So, the gold standard for titles in this series has now been set. Three syllables. No more, no less. And no pressure, right?

The good news is that Maggie’s Story was released last year as Skylar’s Gift.*. (Three syllables, yay!) And Lost is now Paradox**. Go on, count ’em, there's three. Boom!

(Side note: I’m still working on Paradox. It’s a complicated story because it’s an SFR time travel and has lots of layers, as you can imagine. And because the hero, Juan—the son of the H&H from Prophecy—seems to enjoy tormenting me.) 

Moving right along! One of my current projects is writing three books for the Intergalactic Dating Agency. The Silverstar Mates series releases in September, October, and November, and there is a subtle something about these books too. No, these books do not follow the three-syllable standard, so what’s so quirky about them? It’s not that the heroes all have wings and other bird of prey like features, or that all the protagonists are 50+…although, it is fun to write about people in my age group.

The neat little thing I added to this series is that all the heroines have “bird” names. Robyn, Meryl, and Nixy. Nixy? How is that a bird name? I’ll give you a clue: it’s short for something. Can you guess what it is? (One of the blurbs will give you the answer.)

Speaking of my new series, check out the covers. All three books are available for preorder now.
Above the Storm * Wing and a Prayer * Trial by Fire

A few other exciting tidbits for you:

This SFR first-in-series sale ends tomorrow, 7-31-20.

 My ebook version of Prophecy is on sale also through 7-31-20.

Sign up for my monthly newsletter and receive a copy of my short story, Space Ranger, for free.

That’s all for this month. Tune in on August 30th for more fun stuff from me!


*Special thanks to my awesome friend Rosalie Redd for brainstorming this title with me. If you haven’t read her books yet, check ’em out. They are a-maz-ing!

** Hugs and kisses to Mr. Kirk who did manage to jar loose this title. 


USA Today Bestselling Author, Lea Kirk, loves to transport her readers to other worlds with her sci-fi romances. 

When she’s not busy writing about the blue and green aliens of her Prophecy series, she’s hanging out with her hubby, five kids (the nerd herd), and a spoiled Dobie mix pup.

She is currently working on the fourth book in her Prophecy series, and three new books for her Silverstar Mates series featuring age 50+ protagonists coming this fall. (Part of the Intergalactic Dating Agency)

For more on Lea's books (past, present, & future), check out her:


Maureen said...

Now I'll be thinking in syllables all day! lol I did just notice this morning that another author's new release has the same name as my WIP- OYI! I may need to consider some of your strategies :)

Diane Burton said...

Love the first graphic. I felt the same way going into the hospital to visit Hubs. They want you to stay 6' away from the table, but then they want to take your temp. I don't know about you, but I can't lean over that far. I love the covers for your new series. Really cool.