Carla M. Lee (carlamlee) wrote,
Carla M. Lee

[writing] Monthly Project Update

I wanted to have Monsters & Music draft one done by this update, but I'm still a few chapters away. Still, it's the middle of the month and I'm trying to do this regularly, so here's the current project list.

Active Projects

Short Stories

As the pseudonym.

+ "Puppy Love" v2.0 draft one (paranormal romance, queer werewolves, f/f and m/f/f, kink, sex, and complications)

+ "Fanged Girls" outline (paranormal romance, queer vampires, f/f, sex)

+ "Battering Ram" outline (paranormal romance, queer werewolf rockstars, m/f/m/f, kink, poly, sex) (This working title makes me snicker every time I think about it.)

+ SEKRIT PROJECT with Eliza Reeve. I can tell you nothing else.

As Carla Lee.

+ "Mirror, Mirror" outline (horror, hotel rooms, ghosts, and death)


As Carla Lee.

Rock & Roll Monster Mysteries
YA paranormal romance, mystery, bisexual, heterosexual, homosexual

+ Monsters & Music
Summary: Sandra thought she walked away with only a scratch from the accident that killed her best friend's parents, but a few months later, she realizes she's left with a strange new affinity for the dead. When the ghosts of slaughtered teens start to haunt her dreams, she has to figure out what's killing them or never sleep again. Complicating things is her best friend Lina's new boyfriend, local rockstar Anders, and Anders' best friend, Ben, whose flirtations with Sandra take on a dangerous bent when she learns his deep dark secret. Sandra throws herself into solving the mystery in order to clear the boys' names and stop the murders, but soon she'll be struggling to save her own life in a world where the supernatural is just around every corner.
Outline: In progress.
Status: First draft in progress, 60k written. The original first draft of this was a contemporary adult romance, "Rock & Roll Love Story," but I always thought it needed to be a different story completely. This is that story.

+ Blood & Bass (or Blood & Bands, I've used both in my notes)
Summary: Over the summer, Lina's best friend, Sandra, started seeing ghosts and Sandra's new boyfriend, Ben, turned out to be a werewolf. Neither of those really prepared Lina for her own boyfriend's secret. With more people turning up dead, people with whom Anders has a dangerous history, Lina must work together with Sandra and Ben to clear Anders' name and stop the bloodshed before it's too late.
Outline: In progress.
Status: Outlining. Chapter one complete.

+ Spells & Songs
Summary: Babs keeps everyone's secrets, but when she falls in love with one of the werewolves, she's tired of hiding her own. She sets out to prove that one witch and one werewolf can change the paranormal world without bloodshed, but when Sandra's ghosts start disappearing, Babs' heroics may leave them all dead.
Outline: None
Status: Pending M&M and B&B

+ Wolves & Words
Summary: Logan's loved girls as long as she can remember, but with an alpha pair determined to breed the pack stronger, her preferences are forbidden under pack law. Logan refuses to give up, and hashes a plot with Ben to change the balance of the pack. Elsewhere, a year's worth of mysteries come together into a horrifying plot to destroy the world.

+ Werewolves in Love
Paranormal romance, heterosexual
Summary: Prequel, of a sort, to Along the Road Home. In her final year of university, Victoria has no concrete plans for her future. This turns out to be a good thing when she's attacked in her own backyard under the full moon. Now a werewolf, Victoria finds herself embroiled in pack politics, the difficulty of controlling her changing body, and a romance with a human.
Outline: Complete
Status: Draft one complete through chapter eight.

Horror High
YA horror, romance, homosexual, bisexual, heterosexual, poly (Cowriting with Sarah)
+School Massacre
Summary: Classmates are pushed together - and torn apart - when things go terribly wrong at an overnight school fundraiser. As their classmates are slaughtered around them, two sisters, their best friends, and the guys in their lives must struggle to survive and to figure out whether their head priest is correct, and it is hell come to earth.
Outline: In progress, because Sarah is giving my way a try.
Status: Outlining
+ Holiday Massacre
Summary: The survives of School Massacre try to escape nosy reports by taking a holiday in America. What they don't know is that once touched by horror, they are forever attractive to monsters, and the darkness is universal, not bound by location. As the horror looms, their relationships change and deepen, and for four of them, nothing will ever be the same.
Outline: In progress
Status: First draft in progress
+ Theme Park Massacre
Summary: The survivors of Holiday Massacre have a new purpose for their lives, but everything is threatened when they check out an abandoned town that leads them into a haunted adventure.
Outline: In progress
Status: First draft in progress

(Welcome to) Hell High (working titles)
YA paranormal romance, mystery, bisexual, homosexual, heterosexual
Summary: Schools for paranormal students exist around the world. At [Blank] Paranormal Prep, affectionately known as Hell High to students and staff, the best of the best learn to cause mayhem and madness, along with more traditional subjects.

+ Vamp It Up (tagline: Gimme a V-A-M-P)
Summary: Senior Lucy (nickname: Sin) rules the all-vampire cheerleading squad, including her twin younger sisters Mina and Van (short for Van Helsing, and yes, their parents totally love Dracula, isn't it ridiculous?). Though Sin's full of school spirit, she's not pleased with being paired with the captain of the drumline to come up with a pep rally that incorporates a variety of student talent. Outside school, vampires close to turning start dying, and the vampire council looks to adult threats: paranormal hunters, rogue vampires, and the monsters which don't buy into the private school and private community plans. Sin's not convinced it's an adult problem and welcomes Dane's help at finding the real threat. When an attack ruins their big pep rally, school spirit takes on a whole new meaning as Sin vows revenge and throughout school all hell breaks loose.
Outline: In progress.
Status: Draft one in progress.

+ Hell Hounds at Halftime (tagline: Who let the dogs out?)
Summary: Mag (short for Magpie, and who were her parents kidding?), captain of the colorguard, thought she and ex-girlfriend Dane, captain of the drumline, would work together as normal to bring home trophies at marching band competitions. Dane, however, has been pretty busy with her new vampire girlfriend, much to Mag's chagrin. (What the hell kind of name is Sin, anyway?) When their first competition is interrupted by a dead deer in the middle of the field, Mag is frustrated, but not afraid. (And, okay, a little hungry.) When bloody bits of meat on the field turns into poisoned meat in the woods and silver slipped into their uniforms, Mag is the only one who seems to think someone is not just trying to sabotage the band but actively hurt the shifters. As she sets out to find the problem, she realizes her parents have been grooming her not just to lead the band to victory but to lead the pack.
Outline: In progress.
Status: Outlining.

+ Demonspawn (tagline: The Seven Deadly Sins never looked so good.)
Summary: All Rae wants to do is graduate with top honors from Hell High and get on with being a badass demon in a world full of humans to corrupt. Secondary goal: Distinguish herself from her equally badass sisters. Being one of seven sometimes feels like getting lost in a crowd. Senior Project: Infiltrate a music scene as new band Seven Deadly Sins and get the musicians to sell their souls. Competition: Which sister can collect the most souls? Lineup: Rae (Wrath) on bass, Lou (Lust) and Pride (too proud of her name to have a nickname) on vocals, Tony (Gluttony) on drums, Reed (Greed) on lead guitar, Vi (Envy) on rhythm guitar, and Lottie (Sloth) on special effects, costumes, and keyboard. It's all fun and games until Rae meets a bad boy guitarist gone good and starts to question soul selling. Her doubts throw the sisterhood out of balance and opens the door for the Wicked, a band of demons who wants far more than just human souls.
Outline: Outlining.
Status: Outlining.

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