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It Began With a Sigh

I’m just full of surprises this year! My next book was planned to come out in May but I decided to push it up to April because otherwise my whole schedule would be thrown off. Then the lovely Dawn Brower popped in and this fantastic box set is the result!

It Began With a Sigh is a fabulous collection of contemporary romance books by seven amazing, bestselling, award-winning authors, and I am super excited that At Any Cost is part of it. If you already bought it, that’s okay! For $0.99 for a limited time, you get six more books in the bargain. If you haven’t bought it, it’s an even sweeter deal! Eventually the price is going up to $4.99 after release so now is the time to jump on this deal.

It’s scheduled for release on March 26th, but the preorder price is only $0.99 for two weeks. After that it’s $2.99, but you’re still making out like a bandit at that price! Don’t worry, I’ll remind you.

It’s available to preorder everywhere, so head on over to your favorite store and pick it up!

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07N12D7DW

Nook, Kobo, iBooks: http://www.books2read.com/ItBeganWithaSigh

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Cover Reveal and Preorder – At Any Cost

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Surprise! Well, two surprises. Take a look at the hot off the press cover for my first contemporary romance, At Any Cost. It was done as always by the fantastic Victoria Miller and perfectly captures Michelle (also known as The Hawk) and her personality. She’s Martin’s bodyguard and definitely the alpha in this story. I absolutely love it and am looking forward to seeing the full cover wrap. Yep, there will be paperbacks!

So what’s it about? Glad you asked…

Martin Caiber has a problem. As the son of a high-ranking member of Chicago’s underworld, he knows his family has enemies, but he never expected to have someone trying to kill him. Unwilling to inherit his father’s legacy, he wants to keep his nightclubs on the legal side of things but after nearly being run down in front of his club, Martin decides that it’s time to enlist outside help.

Michelle “The Hawk” Andress is a woman with a past. A private investigator who specializes in finding lost children, she has talents she is glad she rarely has to use. It is these talents that put her on Martin’s radar, and after an attempt on his life she agrees to become his bodyguard.

The attraction between the two is undeniable, but when Michelle becomes the target of hitmen too, her past comes back to haunt her and puts their future in jeopardy. If they’re going to make it out alive, they’ll have to use Martin’s contacts and Michelle’s deadly aim to put an end to the threat for good, and find out if love makes the ends justify the means.

If this sounds like something that’s up your alley, the release is January 15th – my first release of 2019!

The second surprise is that it is now available for preorder! Right now it’s up on Amazon and Kobo, but it will (hopefully) be on all retailers by the end of the week. I’ll drop the link here once it is so Nook and Apple Books can pick it up for the sale price of $0.99 during preorder and the first week of release.

Amazon:

Kobo: http://books2read.com/BuyAtAnyCost

This is a super-short preorder period, mainly because I didn’t intend to release this as a full novel. Turn the Page will still be coming out in March, this is just a lil bonus.

Stay tuned for the first of six FULL chapters of At Any Cost, releasing here every Wednesday!

Coming Soon – A Christmas Reunion

img_4033-1On the banks of Llyn Ffynnon Las, a wish is made under the winter moon…

Carys Anwyl doesn’t much care for the man her father has arranged for her to marry, but as she is already twenty with no prospects she has little choice in the matter. She dreams of adventure and excitement, traveling a little further away from her village with each trip in the hopes she will one day get the courage to leave for good.

In the forest near Mount Snowden she meets Emrys, a young man who seems to have lost his memory, and she feels a connection with him like nothing she’s ever known. When he appears in her village a few days later, Carys’ dreams of leading her own life seem closer than ever. Unfortunately, her fiance has other plans, and as Emrys’ secrets slowly come to light she has to make a choice between love and duty that will change both of their lives for eternity.

Here’s some exciting news I’m finally able to share with you! Not only have I been lucky enough to be invited to write a book for one series this year, I’ve also got a second one coming out in November for the Christmas Wishes series!

This gorgeous cover was once again courtesy of the amazing Victoria Miller, and she’s outdone herself yet again. The back cover is going to look just as beautiful, and I’ll be revealing that at a later day.

Christmas Wishes is a series of six different holiday-themed stories from six different eras, all based on folklore or myth, and all starting with a wish. The books will be coming out starting in November with a Viking novel and ending in December in the Edwardian era. In a departure from my usual modern(ish) eras, this one takes place in the Tudor era! I’ve also never written a holiday-themed book either so I hope you enjoy it.

It’s been a lot of fun mapping this book out and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you on November 13th! Preorders are already underway and you can get mine for $0.99 and buy the whole set of six together! Here are all six beautiful covers, along with the full release schedule with handy links to everyone’s books:img_4050

11/6/18   Hela Takes a Holiday by Rebekah Lewis
11/13/18  A Christmas Reunion by Rebecca Lovell
11/20/18  The Appeal of an Elusive Viscount by Hildie McQueen
11/27/18  Christmas in the Duke’s Embrace by Amanda Mariel
12/4/18   The Magic of Gingerbread by Sandra Sookoo
12/11/18  Rebellious Angel by Dawn Brower

 

Only a Rogue Knows Cover Reveal!

onlyarogueknows_mediumI’m extremely excited to reveal the cover of Only a Rogue Knows, an Edwardian romance set in Greenley, England in 1910.

This beautiful cover was created by Victoria Miller, who is wonderfully patient and super talented. She knows exactly how to translate what I want into a cover and I couldn’t be happier with it. It’s got a real “old school romance” feeling to it, the kind I used to steal from my aunts and read in secret. Memories.

Next week, the preorder starts! I’ve learned a lot from the launch of Drowned History and I hope to use it to make everything go a little more smoothly. I’m so excited!

Only a Rogue Knows will be $0.99 for the first month, the same as Drowned History! In addition, I’ve lowered the price of Drowned History to $0.99 for the next two weeks. If you haven’t read it yet, now’s the time to pick it up before it goes back to $1.99!

The Detective’s Brother Cover!

No pirate excerpt this week, I’m afraid, but I’ve got something even more exciting to share with you – the cover for The Detective’s Brother!

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When the book was originally picked up by Sinnful Books, we made it all the way to a cover reveal before they shut down. I really liked that cover and was really disappointed I wouldn’t be able to use it. They did give me permission to use the art if I was planning on self-publishing it but Booktrope snapped Detective’s Brother up and the search was on for a new cover.

Ashley Byland is my cover designer and she kept some of the same elements that I liked but found a picture of Quinn that I thought fit her better! The font she chose is amazing too. It really makes the title stand out. The cover she made is beautiful and I can’t wait to see them stacked up on the table at a signing. The fire wraps around the back cover as well!

We will be releasing The Detective’s Brother at the end of March with this beautiful cover and it will be available in both print and ebook formats. I’m going to be ordering some copies to take to a signing, so if you’d like an autographed copy I’m more than happy to oblige!

I’m really excited to be this close to publication and will share all the new info as it comes!

Up Next: Proofreading!

I finished the outline for the pirate story and have been working on the character sheets, which goes back and forth between being one of my favorite things to do and one of my least favorite things to do. I’m kind of chomping at the bit to start writing the story but am doing my best to wait until the characters and research are finished so I don’t have to go back and do a rewrite.

Scrivener is, as always, an amazing asset. The ability to move scenes and chapters around if I think they’ll be better somewhere else is wonderful, and the fact that I can have all my research and character sheets in one place is even better. I’ve gotten pretty good at navigating around it with the keyboard too! If my editor and publishing process didn’t use MS Word, I’d use the compose mode but I don’t want to write an entire novella in Scrivener just to have to transfer it to Word later and possibly lose my formatting.

As far as editing this work in progress, I’ve decided I’m going to use my editor Carly again. She’s awesome and we really clicked during the editing of Detective’s Brother so I trust her with this one as well. It’s going to be published a little differently, though, so she’ll be able to get it finished quickly with her usual sharp eye.

Speaking of Detective’s Brother, now that the edits are finished and uploaded I can get it to the proofreader for the final read. Then it’s off to formatting and finally publishing it! It really has evolved since I wrote it and I’m very pleased with the finished story. I think I’ll be able to take what I’ve learned from Carly and rewrite Framed a lot more effectively.

The book cover concept has also been approved and as soon as we get that my designer will finish it up and get it sent off. It looks really nice and I can’t wait to see how it looks stacked up on a table at a book fair. I guess I’d better practice my fancy author’s signature!

Air Conditioner Fail!

It seems the air conditioner on my car is back on the blink. A couple of months ago it was doing a most unpleasant thing where it would not only not cool down, it would blow hot air for a minute or two, then blow cool air, then hot air again. Now it’s doing the same thing!

It was supposed to be fixed when I took it to the shop in June (I think), and it worked great since then. Now it’s doing this and at the worst possible time – my stepdaughter was in town. I couldn’t exactly drive around town with a baby in a hot car so we were stuck at home trying to figure out a way to get the car to the garage. My husband and I were both off yesterday, but I work today and tomorrow. He’s off tomorrow and I’m off Friday, which was when we were supposed to take my stepdaughter back to South Texas, but we had to change our plans and take her yesterday. Driving a baby four hours in a car with no air conditioning was not fun!

Thankfully my car is still under warranty. I plan to take it back to the same garage and tell them that they were supposed to have fixed this two months ago so I’m not going to pay the deductible a second time. They’re very nice there so I don’t expect there to be a problem but I hope they can fix it in a day because we really need it. I’m within walking distance of work but my husband is definitely not. Maybe my in-laws can give him a ride? We’ll have to think about it a little.

I officially have a cover designer now and she’s wonderful! She hasn’t made too many covers yet but the ones she has made are gorgeous. I’m excited to have her on my team. Still talking to the editor. She’s not available until November but she likes my manuscript, so I’m going back and forth. She seems like she’s worth the wait, though, and if she’s swamped that just means she’s good and thorough. I’m excited, it’s all coming together!