News and Thangs...
It's been a while since I've updated this place, so I think it's time.
For the last several years, I've tried to separate my contemporary romance from my things-that-go-bump-in-the-night romance. That's usually the advice authors give other authors when dabbling in different genres or sub-genres, but I tend to thrive when I make my own way, so here I am... going back to my roots.
When I started writing, I just wanted to write books I wanted to read. That's it. It was that simple. I didn't want to have to worry about marketing and advertising and all that boring behind-the-scenes-stuff, but as I quickly learned, those things couldn't really be avoided if I wanted readers to actually find my books. But at some point, I lost the desire to do what I had always loved doing: writing books I wanted to read.
I'm sure it didn't go unnoticed that I've gone for long periods of time between book releases. Part of that is that I will never be someone who can crank out a book a month or even a book every few months, and while I applaud authors who can, it just isn't me. But part of it is because I just got burnt out on all of it.
Then Covid hit and zapped my creativity entirely. You'd think being cooped up at home all the time would've made it easier to write, but it just didn't because I had a family and pets to take care of and worry about, children that I had to educate, and no energy left at the end of the day to write.
The last couple of months have been getting better, and I've found that I missed writing and creating, which brings me to the overall point of writing this update. I am no longer going to be separating my books into pen names, at least not at this time. I'm going back to writing what I want to write and when I want to write it. I will never give up my vampires, but I wanted my PNR readers to know that I will have some contemporary releases (or re-releases as is the case below) coming up, but I'll be back to my vamps soon enough.
I've got a lot of stories kicking around in this brain and it's time to give them the spotlight they deserve. So going forward, I will be writing and releasing all sorts of things from short stories to novellas to novels in many sub-genres of romance. I'm really excited for where things are headed, and I hope to have you along on this journey.
The first release I have coming up will be Her Secret Savior. Some of you might remember a book I had out years ago by the name of Blowback. I unpublished it not long after it came out because I didn't feel like it fit "my brand". The story and characters have stuck with me all this time and I often found myself thinking about it. So I decided to give it a little facelift and some updating. It will be available on all major retailers on March 16th. As of right now, it's been uploaded to Barnes and Noble and Apple as a preorder. Unfortunately, Amazon cannot be trusted to properly handle preorders (all I'm going to say about that at the moment), so I'll be uploading it directly on the 16th.
Next up will be Take Me On and Take Me Home. Though they are still published at this time on Amazon, I will be publishing them in the coming weeks under my name on all the major retailer websites. They may be getting new covers, too, though I haven't decided for sure.
In the meantime, here's a look at the cover and the blurb for Her Secret Savior. As the stores populate the book info, you'll be able to find it here: books2read.com/u/47NkVN
Thanks for reading, and as always, much love!
If you like wax melts and other smell-good things, keep an eye out because I'll be announcing something very exciting happening in that area very soon! And yes, part of that adventure will be somewhat involved with books, too. Stay tuned!
That's what I am.
I walked away,
Left her high and dry,
Alone and shattered.
It was for the best.
Her life was on the line.
I did it for her.
Or so I thought...
But now, looking into her eyes,
I still see the pain,
I should've stayed,
Should've fought harder.
But how do I fight against the man,
The one who raised me,
Who controls me,
Who can end it all?
That's what he is.
He walked away from me,
Shattering my heart to pieces.
With a painful revelation
And a broken heart,
I tried to move on.
I wrote Jet off long ago.
Or so I thought...
looking into his eyes,
I hate myself for still wanting him.
Hate myself for recognizing the same pain in his eyes
That has burrowed itself so deep into my soul.
I hate myself for still loving him.
He says I'm in danger.
I should leave,
Never look back.
But how can I fight against what my heart wants,
Especially when I've finally learned the truth?
Her Secret Savior is a steamy second chance contemporary romance that contains adult themes and steamy situations. If you like second chance romances with tons of angst and a heaping helping of danger and intrigue, then Her Secret Savior is for you.
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