Where did they go? Currently seeking some of our missing favorite authors… Part two:

by Maryse on November 14, 2016 · 37 comments

in News, Reader Questions

Oh my! List number one became absolutely HUGE (some authors still missing in action, but many have been found!! :D ) yet, we’ve received a ton more “where are they now?” inquiries, and it’s time to start a new one!

Debra: Would love an update on your post about “Where did they go?”!!!

Beverly: Maryse can you do another “what happened to that author” post?

Ashley: Hey Maryse, I remember you use to do posts about authors who have been MIA. Do you still do them?

I’m on it, guys! In fact, the majority of the latest questions HAVE answers!! :D

P.S. Here’s the first post if you haven’t seen it yet. It might answer some of your author questions ➔ Where did they go? Seeking our MISSING FAVORITE AUTHORS…

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a post to “flame” anyone (or encourage any upsetting comments). If the author has (temporarily or permanently) left the writing world, then there is no need to look too hard for them (nor post any of their personal information).  If they wish to remain private, please leave it as is. Life happens, and sometimes it’s best to “leave some stones unturned”, until the author is ready to come back again.

Leave your “where are they now” inquiries in the comments, and I’ll try and do some very “light” investigating. So if any of you know of any “missing authors” or book delays that haven’t been updated in awhile, but have the info, let us know, in the comments. :)

Lily White <— Marjorie asks: “I have 2 names for lost Authors, Lily White, Her Master’s xxx, 3rd book”

  1. Her Master’s Courtesan
  2. Her Master’s Teacher
  3. Her Master’s Christmas – December 5th 2016

I HAVE ANSWERS!!! GOOD ONES! This author is in FULL FORCE right now and has just posted this!

Lily White: “As promised, I’m giving away copies of Her Master’s Courtesan to any and all of you who would like to read it. Since HMC has been banned on Amazon and I’m continuing the series, here’s your chance to read book one. All you have to do is click the link, follow the instructions and your book will be delivered to you.”


“Get your FREE copy of Her Master’s Courtesan: In celebration of Her Master’s Christmas being released on December 5, 2016, I’m giving away book one to introduce you to the series….”


“Aiden and Rebecca will be back on December 5th in Her Master’s Christmas. If you haven’t read Her Master’s Courtesan where it all started, I strongly urge you read it first!”


“2017 Lily Forecast: 2 Master’s series books, 2 Estate series books, the final Serial book, 1 erotic thriller, 5 dark romance standalones, and 1 romantic crime thriller. Phew…calendar of releases is done. 

Madeline Sheehan <— Marjorie asks: “what happened to Madeleine Sheehan UN series? That’s it! Thanks” and Beverly is wondering, too: “Also where is Madeline Sheehan and her awesome biker books? The last one was over two years ago.

I HAVE ANSWERS!!! The author HAS updated us in regards to this upcoming release saying:

…YES. UnDeserving is still coming. Of course it’s coming! And yes, I’m still hoping to have it out by the end of this year. And yes, I’m still planning on having UnDying out at some point in 2017…

… This book is also proving to be the single most hardest book I’ve written to date. I’m not exactly sure why, sometimes there isn’t an answer to be had. But because of all these things, I’ve yet to finish it…

River Savage <— Johanna is looking for this author’s next release, asking: ” Maryse,  Have you heard anything from River Savage on when the next book in the Knights Rebels MC series is coming out?”

I HAVE ANSWERS!!! And I had to dig deep, but I found it in the comments section of this recent post!! The author says:

“The next book in the S.W.A.T. Series will be after the 5th book in the Knights Rebels series (Brooks and Kelly’s book) which I am currently working on :)

And her assistant posted this in October:

“River is working on it now and Brooks and Kelly’s book will be her next release. No release date set yet but will be announced as soon as she knows…”

Marly Chance <— Cindy and Clara both are looking for this author! UNFORTUNATELY I HAVE NO UPDATES AS OF YET. She doesn’t appear to have a Facebook page, and her webpage (while still up) has not been updated.

Cindy: Marly Chance – Oath of Capture; Capturing Cass (Book 3). I have been waiting years for her to finish this series.

Clara: Hi! I just reread the two books from the Oath series by Marly Chance and I really want to know what happend to book number three: OATH OF CAPTURE: CAPTURING CASS. Thanks!

Angel Steel <— Jen wonders: “Hi! I was wondering if anyone has any information on Angel Steel who wrote Sweet Temptation and Sweet Surrender and I am curious about book 3, also Holly Carter who wrote Punished into Submission that I believe ended in a cliffhanger…”

I MAY HAVE AN UPDATE… (it appears a bit of writer’s block at the moment) but the author has posted this on her Facebook page (on May 30th 2016):

“Have 2 stories opened up in front of me! Doing a read through on each, let’s see which one talks to me first! Will it be one of the HARPER MEN or my new male crush!!!! #AmWriting#TryingToBreakWritersBlock#Harpers2#WIP#OnAMisson

AND BACK IN MARCH 2015 when someone asked about the next in the Sweet series she replied:

Angel Steel: “Yes I will be. Joey is next in the sweet series ;) and definitely a yes to harpers 2 :) xoxo”

JD Nixon <— SO MANY wanting updates on this popular author (one of our original “indies” back when we first discovered their awesomeness!)

Mary: “…like so many above, I’ve read the Heller series and looking anxiously for #7. Does anyone know when it is to be published?”

Margaret: “…when is Hellers the family #7 coming out…..read one book a night couldn’t put it down…”

dot: “I’ve read all the Heller’s books are we going to get one after Heller’s regret, Please say YES!, I love them”

beverly: Also where is J.D. Nixon? She hasn’t released a Heller book since Jan of 2014.

I HAVE ANSWERS (sorta)!! The author has JUST posted this update on her Facebook page:

“Hi there. Contrary to any rumours, I am still very much alive. 2016 hasn’t been particularly kind to me and I’ll be glad when it’s over. I needed to step away for a while, but unfortunately my absence went longer than I expected, not really helped by a massive crisis of self-confidence. And yes, I sure picked a terrible time, so close to the end of both series, to start questioning my career choice as a writer. A bit late for that, JD! My apologies for my absence and I’ll answer all my emails and PMs in time. I won’t be very active on FB and I’ve deleted both my blog & website (both were crappy, so no great loss to the world), so I can concentrate solely on writing. Thank you.”

Amy J. Fetzer <— Nancy is wondering where this author is! “I have another author that I love and haven’t seen anything from for 6 or so years – what happened to Amy J. Fetzer? Her books were a MUST buy for me.”

I HAVE AN ANSWER (sorta)! Back in August 2015, when someone asked about the other two boys in her Couviyon series she replied:

“I tried but never wrote them because Harlequin didn’t want them. They felt I wasn’t established enough to do a second series (did Wife Inc for Desire) despite that I’d already sold about 20 books then. oh wait, I just remembered there was a second murder with involving the parents underlining that series.”

But when readers ask if she’s coming out with a new book (or when), those inquires go unanswered.

Pamela Ann <— Megan is wondering about this author’s releases, asking:

“Hi Maryse! Do you know what is going on with Pamela Ann’s release of Damaged? Every time it is about to be released, it’s cancelled!”

This is true… I’ve noticed a few preorders (including Damaged) becoming inactive/missing (or being moved up to a new day) once the original release date shows up. As of yet, NO UPDATES since June 2016 in regards to the release of another book… and no response to those asking about this one. I will keep checking.

Shayla Black <— Joy is wondering about a particular series by this author. She asks: “Hi Maryse, do you know if book 4 in the Doms of Her Life series by Shayla Black is the conclusion of the series? With the way it ended, it felt like it wasn’t but then there seemed to be hints of a possible spinoff that may tie up the end of the characters in Doms of Her Life. I checked the authors website but didn’t see anything and figured you may have some insight.”

YAY! I HAVE AN UPDATE!!!!! The author posted THIS on her own webpage (release schedule):

Shayla Black October 4, 2016 at 11:49 am
Yes! We are excited to have started planning Doms of Her Life: Heavenly Rising featuring Beck, Seth, and Heavenly. Stay tuned for more details.

Judith McNaught <— Michelle’s been wondering about the ebook versions of this author’s popular books! She asks:

“Hey Maryse: I have a couple of e- book related questions. Why might some books only be available on Nook (Barnes & Noble) and not Kindle (Amazon)? In particular I noticed lately most of Judith McNaught’s backlist is available for Nook but only one e-book is available for Kindle…”

Good news Michelle! Within the last week or so, this author’s entire backlist has been converted and is now available everywhere in ebook format. :D !!!
Amelia LeFay <— Janet is curious about THIS followup release. She asks: “So, quick question, any idea when the follow up to The Anatomy of Jane (WJM Book 1) by Amelia LeFay is coming out? Hot story, with a big cliffhanger! Thanks”

I HAVE ANSWERS!!! The author posted this sweet teaser for the sequel entitled “The Anatomy of Us (WJM Book 2)” (in October)

“They Come Back
Nov 25th….”

Jenn Cooksey <— Beverly is desperately seeking THIS author! She asks: “Maryse can you do another “what happened to that author” post? Like what ever happened to Jenn Cooksey? I loved her Grab Your Pole series, but she hasn’t published a book in the series for over three years.”


At first she replied to a comment (back in August) stating:

Jenn Cooksey, Author: Hi, Marian! So glad to hear that you love my work! And don’t be sad…I don’t know where you heard that the GYP series is on a hiatus, because it’s not. Not really. I’m just trying to balance my personal life with my fictional one and have some health issues that I’ve decided to put some of my energy into dealing with as best I can, and with all of that, I feel that taking my time with book 4 so that I can do the characters and the series as a whole justice is the best for me and my family right now, but book 4 IS underway and has a dedicated beta reader.

It’s probably not going to be out this year, though, because it’s a very tricky book to write with a lot of detail to get correct, which has made it somewhat of a tedious task for me every now and then, so when I feel I need to take a break from writing it or when the gang decides they aren’t in the mood to play with me, I work on a few other books that I have in the hopper. But I promise, there’s more to come in the world of GYP…I just don’t have a date for when everyone will get it.

BUT!! She has since, just posted THIS update (for Grab Your Pole #4!!!) back in October!! :D

“Guess who’s back…


Lynda LeeAnne <— And Ashley is looking for this author: “Hey Maryse, I remember you use to do posts about authors who have been MIA. Do you still do them? I’ve been trying to find out what happened to author Lynda Leeanne. I read a few of her books throughout the years, but can’t find anything recent. Love your blog!!” and Joyce is wondering, too: “Still looking for Mrs. LeeAnne’s 4th book in the series…?Hope she and her son is doing well.”

And she posted this back in March of 2015 (but there has not been an update, since):

“…I know it’s been a long time since my last update, and I’m so very sorry for that. The damn real world just wouldn’t stop interfering with my fictional world.

I’ve been trying to put off posting anything until my book was published because I really hate giving excuses, just as I’m sure you don’t like reading them, but I need to let you know what has been going on and why I’ve been so absent…

…I know a lot of you have asked if SHANNON, BOSS is going to be published, and some have asked if you should just give up on me – which, by the way, hurts my heart to read; however, I completely understand the frustration. I should have let y’all know what was going on sooner, but every time I logged in to post a comment, I just couldn’t find the right words, then I got depressed, and then I logged back off. But that’s done now. I’m in a better place.

Shannon, Boss is coming. It’s pretty much finished, but I have some cleaning up to do…”

Maya Banks <— Sue is wondering about the future of this author’s “KGI series” asking: “I have fallen in love with all of the KGI series.  I am hoping there will be more to come.  i look forward to reading more of them.”

AND I HAVE GOOD NEWS!!! The author has just posted (<— entire detailed post here)an update about her series (and the latest book coming out in it):

“…I can say this with complete honesty and no exaggeration whatsoever. This book was THE most difficult book I’ve ever written in my entire career and I’ve written close to 80 books now. It also took me LONGER to write this book by FAR than any other book in my career…

…So basically, this book GAVE ME FITS. Joe & Zoe (AND Rusty & Sean) were THE most uncooperative characters I’ve ever written in my LIFE lol. If they were real, I would have already choked them months ago haha.

But in the end, perserverence paid off as I REFUSED to give up and I REFUSED to turn in an inferior book. I wanted this book to stand along side all the other KGI books…

Brighter Than the Sun (KGI Series Book 11) is (to me) a refreshing change of pace and something I haven’t really done in this series yet, as it’s focused entirely on the Kelly home turf and the romance between Joe and Zoe blossoms BEFORE any shit hits the fan. And what I mean by this, is that in most all of the KGI books, there is a LOT of action and in most cases, the hero and heroine MEET because of a mission, rescue, or an element of danger etc and so the romance happens amid bullets flying, stuff blowing up, fighting, bloodshed etc hehe

So we get to see the entire Kelly family during a period of “down time” and we get to see the attraction between Joe and Zoe develop into something more before the world goes to hell.

Two new members of KGI will be introduced. One will be joining Joe’s and Nathan’s team and one will be joining Rio’s team *g*

Annnndddd yes my fellow Rusty/Sean fans. You’re going to see a lot of Rusty and Sean as we follow them on the path to their own book.

YAY!!!!!!! :D !!!!! Today has been an INCREDIBLY successful and fun “where are they now” author research session!!!

Don’t forget to check out The first “where are they now” post (in case the author you’re looking for is listed on that one). :D

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{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

Nay November 14, 2016 at 5:18 PM

Thanks for all your research, Maryse! I was just thinking about two of these authors last week, and now I have my answers!

Maryse November 14, 2016 at 5:49 PM

YAY!!!! I’m so happy to help!!! :D

Jan November 14, 2016 at 10:09 PM

Hi Maryse. I wonder if you’ve heard anything on the grapevine about Shelle Summers writing any more books. I read her debut novel, Grace Grows (pub 2012 or 13?) and really liked it. But she doesn’t seem to have written anything else??

Lindsay November 14, 2016 at 10:21 PM

Love this post. ” clicking the link since I’ve been wondering about some. So glad another Heller book is coming out.

Jen C November 14, 2016 at 11:20 PM

Yaaaay!! Particularly glad for the Jenn Cooksey update – absolutely DYING for GYP4. Such a big fan of that series!

Fiona November 15, 2016 at 10:28 AM

Hi Maryse
I am wondering what happened to the author Sophie Summers; think she is from South Africa & was a newbie author a few years back; she wrote a bike series well 2 from this genre which were deadly; I read a lot of biker romances & this was goooood!! She also wrote 2 paranormal books about a family of wolf shifters; the H was great in it…Sophie has gone off the radar big time, & was wondering have you heard anything about her work; Cheers Fiona

Beth G November 15, 2016 at 10:32 AM

Hey, great post so excited for some of those books to be released. I was wondering if you or anyone in your readers squad know what happened to C.J. Washington? Her first book was amazing and I cannot wait for the second one named The Musketeers.

Brianne November 15, 2016 at 2:45 PM

Has anyone read Reason and Romance by Jenn Young? I loved it! Ive checked her website and facebook page and seems like she says she was working on Reason and Romance #2 over a year ago.. But i havent heard anything new.

Joanne teale November 15, 2016 at 4:03 PM

I’m waiting patiently for the next book by Torrie mclean but I can’t find any info

Kennedy November 15, 2016 at 4:22 PM

Has anyone heard anything about Iris Blaire author of East Park? Her website and facebook haven’t been updated since 2014.

Tracey Polomoscanik November 16, 2016 at 9:01 AM

I am still wondering about 3 9f my all time favorite authors Katja Millay, Tiffanie DeBartolo and CJ Roberts. Would you please try to find information about them?
Thanks Maryse!

Carla November 17, 2016 at 12:20 AM

Thanks Maryse! This is very helpfull! Actually, I’ve been wondering about Lucy Chidtopher, Victoria Michaels and E.L James. About this last one, I know that she’s been involved in the movie adaptations, but what about new books? Do you know anything about them?

Debbie November 21, 2016 at 6:35 PM

Do you have any information about these 2 authors? Sierra Jaid was supposed to release Learning To Love A Rogue at the end of 2014 but she posted that it would be delayed until 2015 and there is no other information since. Also, April Brookshire had War With Love ready to release in November, 2015. It was posted on her Facebook page, but it never came out. I have sent emails questioning the release, no answer. She is still active on twitter but I never go a response there either. Thank you

Jenny January 26, 2017 at 6:57 PM

Dani Alexander?? I knew the author was ill a few years ago, but then started doing updates again last year – which just stopped. No fb, twitter or website poss in half a year – seriously don’t even care about the book anymore, just concerned for Dani’s wellness.

Niamh May 4, 2017 at 6:21 AM


Just wondering if you have any updates on Ava Lore?

Jill June 15, 2017 at 6:28 PM

I check back in every six months or so to see if anyone’s heard anything about Ava Lore and her Lonely Kings series…no luck yet! Thanks for all the hard work here!

Martine July 16, 2017 at 8:02 AM

Hi :) Does anyone know what happened to Author C.C. Brown? She wrote Fraternizing, Compromising and another book called Shattered. She has written others as well but I haven’t read them yet. I have just reread two of her books and went to check her out on FB but I can’t find her profile and her twitter has nothing since 2015. Thanks! Xxxx

Copeland July 31, 2017 at 9:25 PM

What ever happened to Charlotte Featherstone? She has no real website it directs you to a Spanish magazine type page and the blog has a great tease of a new series on extras about the Westlake family and fantastic. Beginning that ties a reader in! But there is no sign of this series existence, nor a novella entitled ‘missives and mistletoe’ that was supposed to be released with an anthology that included Stephanie Laurens – I found the book on Amazon but its missing Charlotte’s book!
Where did she go?
Where is the Westlake family series?
Why does her name lead one to a Spanish magazine page?
Is she ever coming back????
She supposedly had a thing with Harlequin spice but their is no trace of her mores the pity!!!.

Laina August 6, 2017 at 8:39 PM

Has anyone heard anything about Talyn Scott? She had a couple pre-orders that canceled but I can’t find out if they are a lost cause or still in the works. :(

Crystal October 17, 2017 at 10:40 PM

Can you find out what happened to the author Sierra Jaid?? I can not find where to down load her book how to love a rogue anywhere…..

mariana navarro January 8, 2018 at 12:18 AM

does any one know what happened to Ava Lore, she wrote the hard rock arrangement, hard rock remix and i just want to know if shes still alive.

lisa jung January 17, 2018 at 4:56 PM

I was just wandering about the same thing the other day, I even sent an email but didnt get a response – I just figured life got in the way,

Angie April 14, 2018 at 3:09 PM

J.D.Nixon has been missing for a little over a year now in all social media outlets and no new books what’s going on with her us fans are worried

Ang April 23, 2018 at 4:08 AM

Gabriella Herkert vanished from view, too. I get no reply from her Goodreads page, and her third book “Horsewhipped” doesn’t appear to have been released back in 2009. :-(

Ditra Wells May 26, 2018 at 6:38 PM

I would like to know what happened to Lynda Chance. I love her books and haven’t heard anything since early 2017

Sylvia Smith July 16, 2018 at 5:09 PM

J.D.Nixon Does anyone know what has happened to this author

Sarah July 29, 2018 at 5:40 AM

I too would be interested in finding out what happeend to Charlotte Featherstone. She stopped blogging and tweeting in January 2012, and a message on a board suggested it was due to personal circumstances, but her writing was fantastic.

Mary August 10, 2018 at 5:10 PM

I absolutely love Charlotte Featherstone and my periodic searches for updates have yielded no results. I would be extremely grateful if someone could provide an answer for her disappearance, and if she has retired from writing. It would be sad, but I would rather know than remain clueless. Thank you!

Jessi D September 20, 2018 at 2:01 AM

Hi, I was wondering if there are any updates on Adrian Phoenix. I have read nearly every single last one of her books and just love them. Yet, I have noticed that she hasn’t written anything in a long time. Do you know if she has plans to finish any of her series are did she decide to stop writing? I have been trying not to pry to hard into her social media accounts but figured someone would know if she is still writing. Thanks so much in advance!

Suzie March 3, 2019 at 7:55 AM

Hi Maryse – I’m wondering if anyone knows what happened to Gen Gericault. Last I heard she moved to London in the UK but planned to keep writing. She has a web page and FB and twitter accounts but no posts for a long time. Hope she is well and will be publishing more soon.

Tracey March 3, 2019 at 11:58 AM

Hi Maryse- I would love to know if anyone knows what happened to a few authors.
1. Katja Milay- first book The Sea of Tranquility was from 2012. It was an awesome book and a huge hit. Then nothing.
2. C.J. Roberts- hasn’t released any books since the the last book in The Dark Duet series in 2014.
3. M.S. Willis- if she will still write more in The Estate Series. Last book was 2014.
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!

Debbie March 4, 2019 at 12:16 PM

Whatever happened to author Vivian Cove? She hasn’t published anything since January 2015. Also her Website, Facebook and Twitter pages have not been updated since then either.

Debbie March 4, 2019 at 12:19 PM

Tracey, I think I saw on Goodreads that M.S. Willis is also author Lily White.

Carol Worbs March 15, 2019 at 4:18 AM

Maryse, could you please advise if Talyn Scott is still writing, and if so, are her books being published under her name?

Carol Worbs March 15, 2019 at 4:24 AM

Has Maya Banks released Parts 2 and 3. of the “Breathless” Trilogy?

Carol Worbs March 15, 2019 at 4:28 AM

Maryse, has Mat a Banks released Books 2 & 3 of the “Theirs To Keep” trilogy? Thank you

Sarah March 15, 2019 at 3:50 PM

Yes wondering about Charlotte Featherstone too! Excellent writing! Dying for more from her!

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