2014 – a year in review

It seems that every other post consists of me apologizing about not updating my blog enough, so I’m going to skip that and dive right into the meaty part of the post. (But I really am sorry)

I have several projects in the works for this year, and that is SUPER exciting to me. Through winter and into spring, I’m basically releasing a new story every month, and I hope to keep up that pace as well as my muse will allow. :D For two years now I’ve been defined by the “Anything He Wants” series, and while yes, there is one more story for Lucy/Jeremiah left (AND Lucas, don’t think I forgot him!), I’m also looking to branch out into new territories. I’ve loved New Adult stories since before I knew what that was, and this April I have my very first coming out. I’m also a biker, and the recent surge in motorcycle club romances makes my inner biker chick wanna dance for joy.

How does 2014 break down in the way of releases? Well, let’s see:
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Official cover reveal: “Breathe Into Me”

Those of you on social media might have noticed that I’ve been super bouncy all day long. Well, that’s because, after several weeks of keeping it bottled inside, I’m FINALLY able to present the cover to my upcoming New Adult novel (yes lol, it’s a full novel and NOT a serial – even has a HEA!):
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"Castaway 4" release day – links to ebooks and MORE!

Oh, I LOVE release days!!! New, shiny stories that are set loose on the world make me SUPER happy!!!

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Forgiveness is sought and deadly deadly decisions made in the electrifying climax of the Anything He Wants: Castaway series!

They say the sins of the father are passed down on the successive generations, and no more so than in the Hamilton family. What little hope remains in Lucy’s heart is shattered by events and the trauma of a madman’s pursuit. Outmatched and outsmarted at every turn, Lucy will be forced to make a terrible choice that will have lasting consequences, no more so than with her heart. For in her hands lies the fate of two men, both of whom she loves, and she must decide which will live, and which will die.

With no light at the end of this dark tunnel, will Lucy be able to choose the right path? Or will she be destined to bring down the Hamilton family legacy?

AMAZON US | AMAZON UK | BARNES AND NOBLE | KOBO | PAPERBACK | iTUNES

**** BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!! ****
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“Castaway 4″ release day – links to ebooks and MORE!

Oh, I LOVE release days!!! New, shiny stories that are set loose on the world make me SUPER happy!!!

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Forgiveness is sought and deadly deadly decisions made in the electrifying climax of the Anything He Wants: Castaway series!

They say the sins of the father are passed down on the successive generations, and no more so than in the Hamilton family. What little hope remains in Lucy’s heart is shattered by events and the trauma of a madman’s pursuit. Outmatched and outsmarted at every turn, Lucy will be forced to make a terrible choice that will have lasting consequences, no more so than with her heart. For in her hands lies the fate of two men, both of whom she loves, and she must decide which will live, and which will die.

With no light at the end of this dark tunnel, will Lucy be able to choose the right path? Or will she be destined to bring down the Hamilton family legacy?

AMAZON US | AMAZON UK | BARNES AND NOBLE | KOBO | PAPERBACK | iTUNES

**** BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!! ****
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The black moment, and AHW news

Do you know what is one of the hardest, for me, parts of a story to write?

The climax.

… … okay, you can stop laughing now. No really, I don’t mean THAT kind of…oh bother. This is what I get for writing erotic romance. :P

What I’m talking about is that point in a story, any story, where the plot comes to a head and the black moment occurs. The part where everything goes to pot, where the villain is about to win or everyone is set to die. Now I read/write Happily Ever After endings so if the villain DOES win, I’ll usually throw the book against the wall. Still, to make the moment truly pop, you need to go as dark as possible to make the resolution that much more awesome.

For a writer, that’s a LOT of pressure.

I am a “pantser”, a writer who starts writing without (generally) any idea where the story will go. I don’t always have the plot climax in mind; I may have the resolution, who ends up where and with whom, but that black moment, the most dangerous part of the story, often eludes me until the last minute.

This week I had an epiphany, which my Tweeps and Facebookers saw the posts with me flipping out that I’d finally figured out my ending. That form of writing, releasing each part without knowing the ending, scares many of my traditionally published author friends, but it’s what I’m used to with fan fiction. Heh, it’s definitely more pressure on me to get everything right the first time, but I really enjoy releasing my stories as I write them versus waiting for the whole thing to be done.

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The toughest time right now, visiting my sister and two nephews, is finding time to write. I’ve made mention before that “Castaway” will have five parts, but lately I’ve had a change of heart due in no small part to the natural progression of the story winding down. I could always extend it out, make things stretch to meet some pre-specified number of serials, but that doesn’t appeal to me. If the story is ending, let’s end the story – the climax is planned and I’m eager to write the resolution, so for those who are doing the serials I’ll be completing the main story with part four of “Castaway”. I’m working right now on the possibility of more, but it would be one-off shorts for the time being.

Okay, the sibling is motioning for me that it’s time to go, so I gotta pack up my computer. We’ll be back on Monday, keep your fingers crossed that there will be wifi in this lake cabin!! :D

Snippet Saturday, and NEWS!!

This announcement was supposed to come last weekend, but I needed to get the story done first for my own peace of mind.

And the story, or rather Castaway 3/AHW8, is finished!!! At least, the rough draft is done. :D There’s still a lot to do with edits (my pass, the editors pass, beta readers, back to editor, formatting, etc), but holy carp, after FAR TOO LONG the next installment of Anything He Wants is finished!

So, mark your calendars, because “AHW: Castaway part 3″ will officially be made available on Monday, July 22nd. Why so far out, you ask? Continue reading

“FLING” anthology release day!

Eleven months ago almost to the day, when I was just tarting out on this publishing roller coaster, I had my very first “Big Six” publishing editor contact me via Twitter. To say I was excited that Avon was calling would be an understatement: they asked me to be part of a BDSM erotica anthology, my first “traditional” deal after self-publishing, and I very happily accepted. I met some incredible people through this including my writerly BFF/beta Lauren Hawkeye and had a blast writing the story.

And now, finally, it’s available at all major retailers! :D

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FLING is an erotic collection of three steamy BDSM novellas set in Italy’s kinky Mancusi Resort during its infamous Fetish Week, and features Take Me by New York Times bestselling author Sara Fawkes, Teach Me by Cathryn Fox, and Tame Me by Lauren Hawkeye.

Take Me
Kate Swansea’s fiancée dumps her a day before the wedding. Will wealthy Greek businessman Alexander Stavros convince the BDSM virgin that a sexual adventure is the cure for her broken heart?

Teach Me
Tycoon Luca Mancusi whisks fashion intern Josie Pelletier off to his private resort to negotiate a deal for her boss’s lingerie line. But, by negotiation, he means a long, slow, spicy seduction…

Tame Me
Ariel Monroe, pop-star princess, refuses to sign a contract with CEO Marco Kennedy. She’s furious when he follows her to Fetish Week, although she could use a hot BDSM play partner. If he’s up to the challenge, of course.

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes and Noble | Kobo | iTunes

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“FLING” is newly unleashed on the world, but several sites are running giveaways:

Scorching Book Reviews has a blog post from anthology-mate Cathryn Fox, as well as a digital giveaway of “FLING”.

The very lovely ladies over at SM Book Obsessions are giving away another digital copy of “FLING” as well as a Kindle Fire with a handful of other ebooks including Avery Aster’s “UNDRESSED”, Cassia Leo’s “PIECES OF YOU“, and seven other full novels they list as their favorites (so far) of 2013. What an honor to be on that list, and LOOK at the number of entries! Whoo-doggies, those girls know how to spread the word!!

But stay tuned, I have my own little contest to prepare, because look what came in the mail over the weekend:

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"FLING" anthology release day!

Eleven months ago almost to the day, when I was just tarting out on this publishing roller coaster, I had my very first “Big Six” publishing editor contact me via Twitter. To say I was excited that Avon was calling would be an understatement: they asked me to be part of a BDSM erotica anthology, my first “traditional” deal after self-publishing, and I very happily accepted. I met some incredible people through this including my writerly BFF/beta Lauren Hawkeye and had a blast writing the story.

And now, finally, it’s available at all major retailers! :D

Eonly_9780062252043_Cover

FLING is an erotic collection of three steamy BDSM novellas set in Italy’s kinky Mancusi Resort during its infamous Fetish Week, and features Take Me by New York Times bestselling author Sara Fawkes, Teach Me by Cathryn Fox, and Tame Me by Lauren Hawkeye.

Take Me
Kate Swansea’s fiancée dumps her a day before the wedding. Will wealthy Greek businessman Alexander Stavros convince the BDSM virgin that a sexual adventure is the cure for her broken heart?

Teach Me
Tycoon Luca Mancusi whisks fashion intern Josie Pelletier off to his private resort to negotiate a deal for her boss’s lingerie line. But, by negotiation, he means a long, slow, spicy seduction…

Tame Me
Ariel Monroe, pop-star princess, refuses to sign a contract with CEO Marco Kennedy. She’s furious when he follows her to Fetish Week, although she could use a hot BDSM play partner. If he’s up to the challenge, of course.

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes and Noble | Kobo | iTunes

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“FLING” is newly unleashed on the world, but several sites are running giveaways:

Scorching Book Reviews has a blog post from anthology-mate Cathryn Fox, as well as a digital giveaway of “FLING”.

The very lovely ladies over at SM Book Obsessions are giving away another digital copy of “FLING” as well as a Kindle Fire with a handful of other ebooks including Avery Aster’s “UNDRESSED”, Cassia Leo’s “PIECES OF YOU“, and seven other full novels they list as their favorites (so far) of 2013. What an honor to be on that list, and LOOK at the number of entries! Whoo-doggies, those girls know how to spread the word!!

But stay tuned, I have my own little contest to prepare, because look what came in the mail over the weekend:

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“Anything He Wants: Castaway #2″ is LIVE!

Can I just say that self-publishing is awesome? :) It’s awesome to be able to get a story out a week earlier than planned, kind of a nice bonus for folks who’ve been keeping track and hoping for an early release. ;)

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Tensions escalate in the second part of the new “Anything He Wants: Castaway” series!

Reunited with Jeremiah, Lucy is forced to come to grips with the decisions she’s made in his absence. The billionaire is as insufferable as ever, but just as determined to protect Lucy. From the Caribbean seas of Jamaica to the man-made islands of Dubai, they must travel halfway across the world to find out who is trying to bring down the Hamilton family.

But it may be the woman who comes between them that tears the two brothers apart forever. And can Lucy bear to live with the consequences of her actions?

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Available at the following retailers:
Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes and Noble | Kobo | Apple iBooks

ALSO, I’m super excited to say that right after part two appears up for sale *cue eye roll*, Apple iTunes also finally released the FIRST part of “Anything He Wants: Castaway”!!! :D So for all you iBooks users out there, the new series is fully available!! :D :D :D