What’s Next?

I’ve been asked a lot lately (even though I’m about to push out another book baby) what is next after the release of Angel Tears (Read about it here). What do I plan to write about now that my book baby is released to the world and I’m basically single again?

Several things. I’m playing with the concept of short serial stories about a teenaged vampire hunter. For those who know me, I don’t do short stories very well. I tend to make them full novels eventually and I can’t be trusted with a word count cap. Everyone who’s tried has failed. The first part, though, is somehow already written and will be made available in an upcoming anthology (watch this space for more details). But! I mostly NEED to work on Simon and Ebony’s story, which I started before Angel Tears but sidetracked away from. I have plans for the Next Generation Guardians, too. I’m also determined to write about Cathal, featured first in Resurrection (Book Four in the Promiscus Guardians series) and his assholery finding love.

Mostly, I have way too many ideas and not enough finger strength–or freedom seeing how I have four kids who may or may not rely on me for things (but mostly ask their father anyway).

So, first, I guess I should talk about what I’m already working on–Simon and Ebony. Remember them? They sort of had a story left unfinished and were forgotten over the course of the series because I had louder voices in my head. *cough* Bernie *cough* Because I really need this story to further the Next Guardians series, based on the kids of the main series, I can’t really leave it again.

So, now I write. I write like I’ve never written before. With brownies. Endless pots of coffee. An assortment of subjective, definitely unhelpful material I’ve pretended is because I found it on Netflix and wanted to watch it. I do what writers do, and I’m pretty sure that’s procrastinate and tell yourself that one day it’ll write itself.

Do I plan to write outside of the Guardian world again? Yes. I really loved writing a new shtick. I want to play around with different concepts not covered in the Guardian world, and also my brain hurts from trying to remember things I’ve written because I was never smart enough to make myself a cheat sheet about my characters, who are now just eyes and muscles in most cases. I also plan to explore more shorter story bits for anthologies.

Haven’t read my books? No problem. My first book, the one that is definitely a good showcase of who I am as a writer, is FREE to grab. Make sure to get your copy on your way out. It’s worth it, promise. Or it’s not, but then you didn’t spend anything and we can both act like we don’t know each other.

Giveaway! Feb. 15th-20th

Hello my sweets!

Who likes free stuff? Of course you do. I happen to LOVE free stuff. When it comes down to something for nothing, I lose my top–er, head. So of course, because I love you all so greatly, I will be doing a fantastic giveaway in celebration of Victor’s new release.

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So what is this fantastic giveaway, you ask?

I will be giving away 3 Victor ebooks and a $10 Amazon giftcard! Yeah, that means there’s four prizes to be had! How do you get them, you ask?

CLICK HERE DAMMIT!

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After following the steps, you’ll be entered with a certain amount of points for each to increase your chances of winning! The giveaway runs the 15th to the 20th, and I will be announcing the winners here, so follow and win!

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So what are you waiting for? Get ready to enter, enter, enter, and I’ll see you guys at the end of the week!

Three Children and a Release

It’s been a while since I published a personal post. With the ongoing hoopla of publishing both my second and third book this last month, I’ve been busy. However, I come bearing interesting…also mildly hilarious anecdotes of incredible–not–events that took place while writing/editing/formatting/publishing/feeding my coffee addiction with three children to contend with the entire process.

It’s no small mystery that children make things phenomenally more difficult; sometimes even prolonging processes that would take someone hours to instead take days to finish in light of demon children stalking the corners, blocking hallways, entering very interesting sentences that may or may not have made it into my final manuscript, and destroying the home you had rushed to clean so you could focus all your sole efforts on writing.

My eldest, a daughter I refer to as Diva, was the forefront enemy the last month. Her indisputable power over the two younger ones, Mr. Sensitive and Mr. Testosterone, is one of the many, many, many reasons my publishing process was not all sunshine, unicorns, and billowing glitter.

Yesterday, a day that will live on in my memory, was one such case where three against one is never a fair fight. It was the day before release, a day that would have any normal author jumping enthusiastically in their overused armchair/swivel chair/old school couch. I had managed another few edits–a manuscript is never perfect–and I was taking a small break from the process.

Diva had, in the time I had been away mentally, stolen an entire bag’s worth of candies and hidden them in her room. Therefore, yes, my children were very much drunk on candy. And the rest of the day served as a mad battle with candy-drugged two-four-six-year-olds, a potty that saw a little too much toddler action, and a floor that was mildly glistening with liquids that could be possibly categorized as a ‘bio-hazard.’

Today, I have my husband home for Victor’s release, and I couldn’t be more thankful. They are now his problem. I love my husband; I love my sanity more. So happy release day to me! Make sure to check out Victor and grab your copy of Awakening while it’s still free!

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Until next time! Write on.

Two Days!

Hello my pretties,

Today marks two days until Victor releases, and tomorrow you can pick up your copy of Awakening for FREE! Yes, free. As in, you download and pay nada! Now, my wonderful ARC reviewers have all said incredible things about Victor, and I don’t want to get a complex, but I think it’s going to be a great addition to your collection.

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If you haven’t been following, Victor is the first of the Guardians In Love series, and while it is meant to add depth to the main series, it can be read as a standalone. I was lucky enough to test it on someone that hadn’t read romance before, and she was incredibly satisfied with the other elements of Victor.

There’s action–lots of it. There is suspense. There is romance. There is hot and heavy action of the sexy variety–and of the weapon variety. There is a deeply disturbed villain. He’s bad, guys. Like, really, really bad. Voldemort bad.

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BUT! It has all your favorite characters from the main series! That’s the most important part. You get to see all my little lovelies in a different light, through different eyes.

So what are you still doing here? Go get your preordered copy and see you tomorrow for the FREE giveaway for Awakening!

 

 

Giveaway Feb.12-13th!

Hello my little beauties!

Awakening will be free February 12th-13th in celebration of the first book, Victor, in the Guardians In Love series being released the 13th!

Get ready for some sexiness….I mean, it’s going to be off the charts! Victor is by far one of the sexiest men I’ve written thus far.

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Austin Powers sexy…

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So don’t miss out on getting your copy! You can pre-order it and have it the day it releases! Don’t forget to also make sure to pick up Awakening for free if you haven’t already!

Love you guys! See you soon!

 

Come A Little Closer

Hey all! Guess who finished the final edit of Victor? Yeah-ya! I did. I did! And it’s going to be so great to see how well Victor fairs against my main love interest, Lucas. Probably will get a few more fans with this one guys.

As a way to honor the upcoming Victor release, I will be doing another freebie of Awakening Feb. 12-13th, and as I’m so awesome…your favorite author, right? I have a little fun excerpt for my fans today of what you’ll see in my new book.

Check it out:


“Indeed,” Victor said, lips twitching as he attempted not to smile at my clear irritation. “I have come to find that I can neither be calm where you are concerned nor entirely objective. You have made me into a man that is riddled with flaws.”

I feigned insult. “I didn’t do anything to you. Besides, you could do with a little bit of flaw. You’re too damn perfect…and it’s annoying.”

Victor chuckled deeply, leaning in and brushing his lips against mine. “Is that so?”

“Yes,” I said, suddenly much more breathless. “You have way too much going for you.”

“It is you that is so desirable that I have mind to keep you concealed from any man that might gaze upon your beauty,” Victor said evenly, flaring my cheeks with his bold, nonchalant words.

How did he manage to say half this crap with a straight face?!


There you have it! So don’t forget to get your copy, if you haven’t already, of Awakening during the freebie and of Victor while you can!

 

Until next time!

 

Pre-order Awesomeness!

Hello romanciteers, and salutations! Today, I come with exciting news! Victor will be featured in a few blogs BEFORE it comes to you guys Feb. 13th, but before that, you will have the explicit joy of pre-ordering it here.

It has been an incredible few months. Three months ago, I would have never believed that Awakening and Metamorphosis of the Promiscus Guardians Series would be making their debut with so much sha-bang, but now Victor comes as the first in its series, Guardians In Love.

Never would I have imagined that it would take flight like it has, but I can’t be happier. And it’s all thanks to you! So a big, fat, fluffy thank you to all those who’ve supported me through this process. I would be nothing without you.

So, get yours today–Victor. Yours Feb. 13th.

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Writer’s Remorse (WR)

First edit done, and I’ve sent off a few copies for ARC (advanced readers copies) and hopefully it will all end well and not in poor Brianna’s heartbreak. If I come here crying, you must all console me…I’ll need it!

I was rereading through my book–obviously–and knowing how well-received Awakening has been, I’ve been a bit worried with how far I strayed with Lilly. I have a little bit of what I like to call WR…or, Writer’s Remorse. It happens once and a while when I write a new character…and was in desperate love with my last.

You write a character or characters that you just can’t seem to let go? That’s WR. Granted, I’ll be able to get back to Izzy and Lucas soon, but I felt like I’ve been betraying them this whole time. I sort of was like this all day…

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I’m sorry I betrayed you…I did…I betrayed my first real published characters…I’m a monster.

But then I reread the love scene in my upcoming Victor book…

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AND! Instant forgiveness. Sorry Lucas and Izzy…but Victor is incredibly hot…and my writer’s remorse has just been cured.

 

Wicked Wednesday

Hello there romanciteers! I come with a special insight to my upcoming novel, Victor, first book in the companion series called, Guardians In Love.

As I am the super coolest author ever, I’ve brought a special excerpt for you today containing a little insight to the man called Victor, and what exactly you can expect from him.

You’ve already met our heroine, somewhat.

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She’s a bit…clumsy.

So, what should you expect our of her love interest? Well, let’s let this excerpt do the talking.


“In the bedroom, too?” I asked in disbelief, ignoring the small pique of interest at the very thought of Victor and I sharing a room.

I was not excited.

My hands felt clammy as I wiped them on my leggings, desire igniting inside of me with the wafting of the strong smell of citrus. Victor’s enchanting sky-blue eyes watched me, almost as if they could see through me. It made my heart rate become erratic. I swallowed around the sudden yearning that was sprouting inside of me with the dizzying swirl of emotion.

Illuminated, Victor’s eyes harbored just as much burning emotion as my own. He was close enough to kiss again, and I wanted to. Just to lean forward the few inches between and press my lips against his.My breathing grew labored as Victor moved closer, his large body obstructing my view and becoming the only thing I could effectively look at.

“Especially in the bedroom,” he said deeply. “You are at your most vulnerable here.”

That statement couldn’t ring any truer. Being here alone with Victor put me in an incredibly vulnerable state. However, none of that had any relation to Pius. It was entirely Victor’s doing.

The flicker in his eyes was raw and overt. Wrapped entirely in muscle, Victor was formidable man—power-infused and authoritative. But nothing about him elicited fear in me. The opposite, actually. Everything about him triggered a desperation to throw myself into his arms and taste his lips like a woman starved. To feel every powerful curve of flesh on his body. To discover for myself definitively what these feelings I had for him were; the impossible emotions that had continued to blossom inside me, filling every space and leaving nothing untouched.

It was impossible to do that when the consequences of those actions could very well lead to tragedy. So I steeled myself against the desire to lean forward.

I shook my head, rejecting his statement yet again with my firm resolve not to be talked into something that I didn’t want to do. “I would prefer to have my own room,” I said simply, glancing away to keep from being pulled once more into the strong current of his gaze. “Even if it’s next to yours, that would be better than having to share one.”


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You can reclaim me anytime…oh, sorry, forgot you guys were there. Delicious man-muscles took my focus for a second. Anyway, this has been an exclusive look. Victor will be coming soon, and hopefully this has excited some of you to read it!

Until next time!

 

First Comes Love, Then Comes Editing

The first draft of Victor is finished! AND…it’s much shorter than I planned, but that’s what editing is for! Besides, while this is meant as a stand-alone, the book also serves to add depth and another side to what you see in Izzy and Lucas’ story following the second book.

Therefore! I was able to write with ease, and a little bit of magic–pun fully intended. I managed it the day before I start college after being nine years absent from it! It’s definitely one of the ooh-ahh moments for me. Editing is tedious, but you basically get to see what crap you wrote and if it’s any good. Hopefully, mine will be, or I might just cry. A lot. Tears and tears of hopeless disappointment.

Still, I managed it in two weeks. I wrote a full novel in two weeks. Boo-yeah.

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Okay, gloating is over. I’m getting ready to start the first read through, so wish me luck!

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