I thought I would give a brief explanation for the upcoming release "Pet du Cajun" as it relates to the New Orleans Rent Boys. Unfortunately, due to my publishers guidelines, The Cajun's Pet and therefore the Rent Boys could not exist in its first incarnation and therefore I cannot finish the series as it was written. Thus the Rock Bottom Boys were born.
It's probably best to look at this series with new eyes because it's basically been ripped down to the bare bones of the story and built up with a completely different shell. The setting of New Orleans remains the same and the characters with some major changes exist there as well. However, the rest of the story is fundamentally changed to include shifters, magic, and some very interesting Russian vampires who decided to show up at the end of Pet du Cajun. It's also about 25k longer than the original as well, if that makes any difference. :)
I hope that you look fondly back at the rent boys as they were but turn new expectations for the Rock Bottom Boys and their stories. ^-^ For those of you who haven't read The Cajun's Pet, no worries, this is something completely new for you. For those of you who have, the characters may ring a bell but it will be just as new to you as well.
I'll be happy to answer any further questions!