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Giveaway ends March 20, 2020.
OMG, guys!!! I’ve kept this a secret for TOO long, and I’m so excited to FINALLY be able to announce that romance audiobook dream team😍Tim Paige and Kelsey Navarro😍 will be narrating WICKED EMBRACE!!!
Tim and Kelsey are such incredibly talented narrators with so much experience under their belt, I am beyond FLOORED to be working with them on the Wicked Embrace audiobook.
This is going to be INSANE! I can’t wait for you guys to listen to these two take on Sara and Tom. It’s gonna be 🔥🔥🔥🔥
It’s done! The Chronicles of a Dancing Heart is complete and the feeling is indescribable. Eight years ago, I set out on this writing journey without a clue where I was headed. I simply sat at my computer, opened up a Word Doc, and started typing. I haven’t stopped since.
Now, I have two published books, one work-in-progress, and two other projects (potentially three) sitting on the sidelines. For a chick who up until a few years ago didn’t even have writing novels on her radar, I’d say that’s a pretty awesome accomplishment. So YAY me!!! And it’s totally acceptable to pat yourself on the back. Totally.
If I can give other aspiring authors one piece of advice, it’s to keep your eyes in-front of you and never look back. The number one lesson I’ve learned in this business has been never to compare myself to other writers. Easier said than done, I know. Truth is, you will never get ahead trying to walk in someone else’s shoes.
Others will be more successful while others will probably never even start their engines. You need to worry about one thing. You.
I now know—and accept—I am not the kind of author who can pump out five books a year. Not even three. At least not yet. I’m a one-book-per-year type of girl for now, and that’s ok. It really is. (And that’s just the writing part, by the way. Tack on another year for production).
I used to beat myself up about the amount time I would spend researching, re-writing, or listening to my characters hash it out in my head with zero words on paper to account for all the mayhem. Writers would be on their fourth and fifth book for the year, and I’d still be on my one measly book. Clearly, I wasn’t doing the writing thing right.
I’d made a choice. A personal choice. And at times, it was not a choice, but a directive from life. I have a 9-5, a husband, three busy boys, friends who refuse to let me become a hermit, and a body that tells me, “Hey, you. Quit it and get some sleep.” Staying up until 4am on a daily basis was deteriorating me. And nothing is worth destroying your health.
This is my path and mine alone. It may not be in line with the trends in the market. I will probably fall behind everyone else who is able to crank out books like they are a factory, but that is more than ok. It’s perfectly OKAY. The minute you find your path or writing rhythm, and you accept it, and own it, regardless of what that path may be, you’ll become a more patient writer. And a patient writer is a happy writer.
Be. Happy. That is all.
Come. Celebrate with me. The completion of CoaDH is not just a culmination of countless hours slaving over a keyboard. It is the realization of a dream I never knew I had, but one that has shaped me into the kind of person I always wanted to be.
A writer. Oorah!
KG Fletcher’s A Sun So Bright gets ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ well deserved stars!!! I had the special privilege of reading an advance copy and OMG OMG OMG. This book was EVERYTHING. A perfect NYE romance read. I’m a sucker for billionaire romances, but this time the girl is the wealthy snob in need of love, and Chris is the perfect man to give her exactly what she needs😉 This is a contracted-affair love story, so for those of you who like this trope, I highly recommend it.
This is book 3 in the Reigning Hearts series, and I will admit, I was a bit skeptical about it at first as this is Fiona’s story (she’s the villain in book 1), and as I didn’t like her that much in book 1, I wasn’t so sure I wanted to read her story. However, when it comes to authors I love, I tend to trust their instincts and decisions. I am so happy I gave myself the chance to read this story. Fiona has one of the best character redeeming arcs I’ve read in a while, and by the middle of this book, the Fiona I knew from book 1 had completely morphed into someone I wanted to know better.
There is so much to her than meets the eye. And isn’t that a story we are all familiar with? Sometimes people judge us by our appearances, and sometimes our actions speak for themselves. Fiona is proof of both. The last quarter of this book had me at the edge of my seat needing to learn what came next. The ending-twist was incredible, sweet, and tugged at all the heartstrings.
I loved Chris. He was the perfect hero for Fiona. He was proof that there is someone out there for everyone…that love can inspire change, and that ultimately, love does heal. Do yourselves a favor and read this remarkable story. While it is a standalone, you’ll appreciate Fiona’s transformation better if you read the first book in the series. You won’t regret it.
P.S This book had me wanting to escape to the country for a very romantic snowed-in getaway. A true gem.
It’s been a while since I posted about books I’m reading. That’s partly because I’ve been busy working on the sequel to Wicked Dance … AND because I’ve been picking up books and not finishing them. I know, I hate DNFing books, but I just don’t have the time to put myself through the torture of reading through something I can’t connect with. I need the “feels” or it’s just not worth it. I also don’t think it’s fair to name those books. I don’t believe in giving a bad a review, so let’s just leave it at that.
Thankfully, I’ve finally found the book to get me out of my reading slump. KG Fletcher’s Georgia Clay is everything I’d been hoping for. I just started the book two days ago and so far I’ve struggled to put it down. This is the first book in her standalone Southern Promises series, and it’s positively beautiful. Katie and Clay reacquaint at their ten year high school reunion and sparks begin to fly. It’s such a relatable book and the characters are so well written it’s easy to fall in love with them. I can’t wait for her second book in the series, Georgia On My Mind, releasing June 11th! Go check her out!
I’ve been so busy lately, I was worried I would not have the time to read Sarah J. Maas’s new installment in her ACOTAR series, but … Audible to the rescue!
I can’t begin to explain how happy I am to have discovered my love of audiobooks about a year ago. It’s become a life saver in terms of helping me get through my TBR list. I get to listen to my favorite books on my commute to and from work. Traffic has become something I look forward to now!
If you haven’t given audiobooks a chance, what are you waiting for?
So far I am on chapter 7, but I will be back to finish my review. Should be fun as I will be in full blown book hangover mode 🙁
Gotta click them all! April 27th – 14 FREE e-books.
Some have angst. Some are dark. ALL are so steamy-hot they might melt your e-reader!
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Scarred Queen by Nikita Slater
Nectar by DD Prince
Knights of Silence MC Books I & II by Amy Cecil
Definition of Flawed by Lia Peele
Master of my Body by Marissa Honeycutt
Stolen by Jay Marie
Beautiful Evil by B.B. Blaque
The Redline Series by Skye Callahan
Born to be Bound by Addison Cain
Snowburn by EJ Frost
Accidental Witness by Sam Mariano https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XVNDYX5/
On the Rocks by Nikki Belaire
Take Me, Break Me by Cari Silverwood
Wicked Dance by Olivia Boothe
Free at time of posting. Some books free April 27th only. Double check price before 1-Clicking.
Finished Demon Crown, the 13th book in the Sigma Force series by James Rollins, and all I can say is WOW. Simply bone-chilling. Possibly one of the best in the series. What I love about this series is that James always finds a way to keep the story fresh and entertaining, even after more than 10 books. The science and history that he weaves into each book is unlike anything I’ve ever read. Fascinating. Add the element of suspense and adventure and what you have is an epic thriller that takes you on the roller coaster ride of your life. Beware: If you’ve got some type of insect phobia, this book might give you nightmares. My skin is still prickly with goosebumps.