Sunday, November 19, 2017

New book currently on Kindle Scout

So I'm going to have to ask for your help again. I know, I'm so needy. But, any book that is shortlisted on Kindle Scout in November or December is supposed to get some editorial feedback and I would love to win that - the publishing contract usually offered if selected wouldn't be too bad either.

Ready to support this independent author without going any further? Here's the link:

Need to know a little more about the book before jumping over to nominate? Well, the link does have a short description and almost the first three full chapters, but here's a little fuller description for you.

Blackmail, lies and unprotected sex. What could possibly go wrong in a relationship built on those things?

Hannah Williams has a system. She doesn't sleep with a guy who rates over ten on a little scale her friend invented for her in high school. It sounds stupid, especially since she's still following the system ten years after she graduated. It's led her to live a rather boring but safe life.

That all goes out the window when she shows up at her ten-year high school reunion and Curtis Power starts whispering in her ear. The man was a hunk in high school and years playing professional hockey hasn't changed that. If anything, it's made him even more desirable.

Hannah never imagined she'd have a chance with someone like him. The scale doesn't even go high enough to rate Curtis, but that doesn't stop a Hannah from letting him show her everything she's been missing in life.

When secrets start pouring out, Hannah's world is rocked. Will Curtis' love be enough to put things back together? Or is she destined to live a meaningless life with strict rules to keep the dangers lurking in the world at bay?

And clearly, you need to see the book cover to make sure you're in the right place.

Oh, how about seeing the social cards I made with some quotes from the book?

Still not convinced to nominate? Did I mention that if the book is selected, once Kindle Scout publishes it, you get a FREE copy? Yes, a free copy of the fun and sexy tale of Hannah and Curtis. Need that link again? Here is is:

While I'm busy trying to promote and drive nominations, I've started working on the sequel. For those of you who follows me and my random ramblings, you know that means I've got a working cover going. I can't really say what I think the book is going to be about yet, because that would be a big spoiler to Blocked Shot, but I think it's going to be a fun, quirky little story.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Adulting is hard

I'm in my mid-thirties, so I like to think I've been doing this whole adult thing for a while now. I will say the word adulting gets on my nerves a little, but it's kind of how I feel right now.

You may have noticed I've been silent for a while - okay, a long while. I've continued to publish books, but my personal life, which you may know I rarely talk about, is a little rocky. My husband's vision has been funky for months now and we finally found out this week that it's because he's not getting blood to his eyes, and chances are good it means his arteries are on the no-blood-shall-pass side of things.

My hubby is a Scorpio, which if you are one or have had to live with one, I hope you know it generally means there's stubbornness involved in any decision-making. Surgery is not something he's game for, so I'm trying to get him to do some adjusting to his lifestyle. Believe me, that is almost a full-time job in itself.

I am still hard at work. I put a story I've had sitting around for a while (The Gray Side of Eden) up on Kindle Scout last weekend to see how it does. I haven't had much success there, but I'm sort of a glutton for rejection it seems.

I've also been working on two other books. Splitting the Defense is one of my contemporary romances that has a tie to my most favoritest sports, hockey. I'm hoping to get that published on Amazon this week.

The other book is the one that has probably suffered the most from my split focus. It's still in the early stages - even though I think I've finally played the plot out in my head. It's also my first real kind of YA or teen book, as the main character is in high school (even though she's over 200 years old). Can you guess this one isn't a contemporary romance?

I'm hoping to get some more time to work on writing, but I may be a little behind my goal for the year. Thank you all for your continued support!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Constantly moving forward

So, I think it's safe to say I have a problem. I can't stop writing things. That's not a bad problem to have when you've decided you like writing stories, but I seem to be easily distracted.

Case in point, I've recently been absorbed in various states of three different stories. I've heard other people do this, but I'm usually a work on one story until it's published, then move on to something new kind of person. I think it'd be better if the three stories were all in a series, but these guys cover very different story plots.

I'm sure you all know that I had From Earth to Oblivion in Kindle Scout for the last month or so, something that sadly didn't turn into a publishing contract, but that was fine. As I waited to hear what would happen there, I started a contemporary romance of the hockey variety that I've completely fallen in love with. That story has finished, gone through my first edits and a critique partner's perusal.

In the week or so since I liked where it was going, I had a dream that was so vivid I had to start writing about it, and have gotten about a quarter way through what I believe that book will be. It's in the sci-fi world, but my main character pushed for it to be written in first person, present tense, so it's been a lot of fun going back and forth between these three books.

Thankfully, I did publish From Earth to Oblivion, so one book is off my plate.

I've posted Delay of Game on WriteOn to hopefully get some more feedback. If you're interested in giving it a read, but don't want to click through the WriteOn site, let me know and I'll send you a copy.

Here's the very short blurb on the story:

Jason Miller’s life has been tilted on its axis, and then kicked to the curb for good measure. To say things haven’t gone his way would be an understatement, but eventually something has to work out for him. That’s what he’s hoping when he gives a cute bartender his number. He isn’t looking for more than someone outside of his teammates to spend some time with, but Hope may give him a little more than he’s expecting.

I'll say upfront that it's steamy. Here's the cover I'm working on for it, which hopefully gives you that idea.

Well, that's my update. I'll hopefully be checking in again soon.