Recently, I semi-announced that I was offered a writing contract for the Urban Vampire Series. I had been contacted by the acquisitions editor who had read samples of my work and asked me to send them a submission. I have always wanted Urban Vampire to be formally published because I think the series is dynamic and I truly want to see it published through a publishing company who can market it appropriately. Stranded was also on the table. After some editing we polished off some rough edges and since I knew that Ellora's Cave was known for romantic-erotic stories I figured I would be a good fit.
Unfortunately it wasn't. The acquisitions editor liked both stories and offered me a contract which I accepted...but then came the realization that they required a revision to the story and not just edits. I won't do that--there are too many fans already following the story and the formula is right for me and my fans even if it isn't right for these publishers.
So the long and the short is that I contacted them and stated that I will not be signing a contract with them for UV or Stranded. Me and my books are homeless again.
Uh...well for now. Now I will begin actually shopping for a home for us instead of waiting for offers that drop into my lap. Regardless, UV 4 will still be published by either me independently or someone else.