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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Putting the *ugh* in “rough”

Greetings from the pits of deadline hell! It’s funny, every book is a different experience. I wish I had a formula or “cheat” for writing each book, but alas, each one is different.

Take, for example, the first “Anything He Wants” novel. It was released in serials online, each ranging from 8k-20k words, and was fairly easy to write (despite the sudden popularity, which was stressful for an introvert like me). I had a similarly nice and easy path with “Castaway” – there was a rough patch in the middle where I doubted myself and developed a mad case of burnout that lasted three months – but for the most part the story flowed.

And yet we get to my current work, and suddenly I’m realizing the UGH in “rough draft”. I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember, and I don’t remember a book that’s harder to finish, one that just won’t cooperate. Some books, however, don’t truly come alive until the editing phase. The key is to FINISH, to get to The End, and then you can go make it pretty.

…is it masochistic of me to say I’m eager to dive into this one? 😉

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The gorgeous ladies of S&M Book Obsessions have revealed the cover for the “Unraveled” anthology and it’s SO PRETTY!! My submission to the book is kind of an epilogue to “Castaway”, one last part to the “Anything He Wants” series. Does this mean I don’t intend to continue it? Well, I can’t say that because there are still ideas swirling around my head on how to continue the story, but it does give some closure to a few bits (as evidenced by the Snippet Saturday post I did a week ago). 🙂 Lots more things coming in the future, but for now I’m wrapped up in deadlines, which means I’m stressed, which means I tend to go all ultra-mega-introverted and forget that, hey, there’s a larger world out there!

So if I seem to be ignoring you, PRETTY please don’t take it personally! *hugs*

Putting the *ugh* in "rough"

Greetings from the pits of deadline hell! It’s funny, every book is a different experience. I wish I had a formula or “cheat” for writing each book, but alas, each one is different.

Take, for example, the first “Anything He Wants” novel. It was released in serials online, each ranging from 8k-20k words, and was fairly easy to write (despite the sudden popularity, which was stressful for an introvert like me). I had a similarly nice and easy path with “Castaway” – there was a rough patch in the middle where I doubted myself and developed a mad case of burnout that lasted three months – but for the most part the story flowed.

And yet we get to my current work, and suddenly I’m realizing the UGH in “rough draft”. I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember, and I don’t remember a book that’s harder to finish, one that just won’t cooperate. Some books, however, don’t truly come alive until the editing phase. The key is to FINISH, to get to The End, and then you can go make it pretty.

…is it masochistic of me to say I’m eager to dive into this one? 😉

*~*

The gorgeous ladies of S&M Book Obsessions have revealed the cover for the “Unraveled” anthology and it’s SO PRETTY!! My submission to the book is kind of an epilogue to “Castaway”, one last part to the “Anything He Wants” series. Does this mean I don’t intend to continue it? Well, I can’t say that because there are still ideas swirling around my head on how to continue the story, but it does give some closure to a few bits (as evidenced by the Snippet Saturday post I did a week ago). 🙂 Lots more things coming in the future, but for now I’m wrapped up in deadlines, which means I’m stressed, which means I tend to go all ultra-mega-introverted and forget that, hey, there’s a larger world out there!

So if I seem to be ignoring you, PRETTY please don’t take it personally! *hugs*

Happy shiny things!

Less than one week to the Romance Writers of America convention, and the stressing is very well underway! *eeek*

Many things were promised this week and it’s time to deliver! Remember that little contest we were having for a signed FLING paperback and gift certificate? Well, I got a nice surprise in the mail this week:

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So guess what? MORE WINNERS!!! Only one person will get the $25 Amazon gift certificate but I will now be sending out 10 more paperback books to ten lucky winners. Continue reading

"FLING" paperback giveaway!!

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So, who likes free stuff?!

“FLING” is officially available at online booksellers, and the Ebook is already part of several free giveaways around the web. The gorgeous ladies of S&M Book Obsessions are holding a contest ending next week for a Kindle Fire and 10 ebooks (including FLING) to one lucky winner.

Unfortunately it won’t be available in paperback form for another several weeks. In a way I like this as it allows the book to get out as early as possible, without having to wait for any ink to dry.

On the other hand, I heart holding books in my hand.

So I’m going to give away the only paperback of “FLING” that I currently have to one lucky reader, along with a $25 Amazon gift card. I’m starting up a mailing list that will let me keep readers informed of new releases as they go live, as well as exclusive excerpts and news I may not want to release publicly yet. All you have to do is sign up and you’re entered in the drawing.

I’m really hoping to get more paperbacks from the publisher soon, and if I do then I’ll add more copies to the drawing. For now, the prize is 1 signed copy of “FLING” plus a $25 Amazon gift card. All list members are eligible, and the contest will run from today through Monday, July 8.

Good luck!!!
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“FLING” paperback giveaway!!

image

So, who likes free stuff?!

“FLING” is officially available at online booksellers, and the Ebook is already part of several free giveaways around the web. The gorgeous ladies of S&M Book Obsessions are holding a contest ending next week for a Kindle Fire and 10 ebooks (including FLING) to one lucky winner.

Unfortunately it won’t be available in paperback form for another several weeks. In a way I like this as it allows the book to get out as early as possible, without having to wait for any ink to dry.

On the other hand, I heart holding books in my hand.

So I’m going to give away the only paperback of “FLING” that I currently have to one lucky reader, along with a $25 Amazon gift card. I’m starting up a mailing list that will let me keep readers informed of new releases as they go live, as well as exclusive excerpts and news I may not want to release publicly yet. All you have to do is sign up and you’re entered in the drawing.

I’m really hoping to get more paperbacks from the publisher soon, and if I do then I’ll add more copies to the drawing. For now, the prize is 1 signed copy of “FLING” plus a $25 Amazon gift card. All list members are eligible, and the contest will run from today through Monday, July 8.

Good luck!!!
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Cover wars!!

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Alright, I need your help!! I’ve got two awesome covers that I can’t choose between, and since this will eventually be your story (FOUR MORE DAYS!!!), I want your opinion!!

Cover number 1:

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Cover number 2:

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Crunch time is upon us!! Let me know which cover you like and whichever one has the most votes by Saturday night wins!! 😉