Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Safe Love

A new release!!!!

Safe Love is an Always novella. You do not need to read the other books in the series. It is a complete stand alone love story.
Seth and Benny were minor characters in Love Me.

After spending years in foster care, Seth's life was anything but easy. He spent his days hiding behind a hoodie and a sketchpad counting down the days until he aged out of the system.  With ten days left until he turned eighteen he never expected to make friends with the cute girl next door.

Seth thought of Benny every single day. She was the reason he worked so hard to make his life better so one day he could deserve her. But would she forgive him for leaving three years ago without saying a word?

He was about to find out because the girl he used to know was now a gorgeous woman and she was standing right in front of him.

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Love, Ryan has a new cover!  
My daughters were kind enough to help me make a new cover.  Having so many kids is finally paying off. ha ha 

In the 90’s I fell in love with my best friend and neighbor Anna May. Growing up together, I never saw her as anything more than my friend until one night and one dance. At seventeen, I was forced to do what I had never imagined. I had to choose between losing her to another guy or do everything I could to make her mine even if it meant ruining our friendship.

To celebrate Love, Ryan will be free on Amazon March 5th and 6th. If you haven't checked out yet, here's your chance.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

OMG it's February?

I feel like I should be yelling "I'm baaaaaack!" but I've never really been gone. I've just been really really quiet.

So for anyone interested here's an update:

After taking a few months off of writing to deal with family life and mental health stuff, I'm back to writing everyday and so excited about this coming year. A break was exactly what I needed and I feel better than I have in a long time.

Currently, all my titles except for Love You, Always and Until Now are on Kindle Unlimited but will be back on all sites April 11th ish.

Within the next few weeks I'll be releasing Safe Love a 26k word novella for the Always series on all sites. You don't have to read any of the other books to read this one. It's a sweet story about Benny and Seth from Love Me. There are three more novellas and one more novel for the Always series that I hope to release this year.

My goal is to also finish off the Until series with Until Forever (Phillip and Jenny's story) but I also have several shorts that I've been working on about all the main characters from all the books that will be free on this blog.  I'm almost finished with the first one which is about Bridget's father. As a warning it is really sad.

Ummm. I think that's it for now!  Come say hi to me on my Facebook page.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Remember that one time?

Remember that one time I said a particular book would be released at a certain time then I said it wasn't. Well, I'm saying it again.

Nearly a month ago, I woke up from my year long anxiety ridden daze, looked in the mirror and barely recognized myself. I’ve had to come to terms with the fact that I am a mess. Inside and out.
In the past year, I continually put myself last , and it shows. I put on 25 lbs and aged years. I feel it in my body and see it in my face.  I won't go into details because it's so much. So. Much.  But it did involve one of my kids and mental illness. 
For a year I held onto him with everything I had to keep him from drowning while sacrificing myself. I survived off of fear, worry, caffeine and lots and lots of junk food.

That was until a few weeks ago. I hit my wall. I realized that I couldn't keep going like this. My child still needs me more than ever, but I can't hold him up when I'm drowning. I had to make life changes, take time to exercise and do some self-care but it wasn't just in my personal life. It affected my writing life. I pushed myself to write even when my heart wasn’t in it. I filled my days with shoulds. As a family, we made sacrifices so I could quit my job and write full time, so I carried this heavy weight of responsibility and every day I woke up feeling the weight of all my shoulds on my shoulders. So I wrote, but I lost that passion I had when I first began writing. Hitting that wall, I realized that this needed to change too. I wanted to love writing again, and in the past few weeks I have.

I write every day more than I have this past year, but I have no idea when anything will be published. I have no idea what books will be finished next and I have no idea when I’ll finish writing the last books for the Until Series and the Always series. Right now, I know those series won’t be finished any time soon. Those characters aren’t talking to me. But I am writing in fact I have more story ideas than time.

This week, I've been writing a short story about Bridget's father from Until Now that I'll be posting on here once it's finished.  I'm also half way done with a novella about Benny and Seth from Love Me. If all goes well, it'll be out in November but I won't make any promises.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Until You is here! ::Jazz hands:: 

Until You Book 2.5 novella
Jason, a single dad, spends his days running his coffee shop and doing his best to dislike a beautiful blonde he can’t seem to avoid.

But at night, when his son is asleep, he becomes Belakor, an online gamer. His only concern is keeping up with his strongest competition, his friend Nysterie.

Alexis spends her days attending college, modeling to pay for it and trying to avoid the grumpy coffee shop owner her best friend works for. It would help if she didn’t find him so attractive.

At night, once her homework is done, she becomes Nysterie in an online game where it matters less what you look like than how fast you can blow something up.

What happens when the lines between real life and the fantasy world you keep to yourself aren’t as clear as you thought?

*For anyone concerned this book is light on gaming and heavy on falling in love.

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Since every story I write has a little or sometimes a lot of me in it, I added online gaming to this one.  For years I played World of Warcraft and in fact Nysterie is named after my Blood Elf Hunter and Belakor is named after my husband's Tauren Warrior.

When I began playing years ago, 2007 ish (for you gaming nerds out there, it was right after the Burning Crusade expansion), I had four little kids, three of which are on the autism spectrum. Taking my kids anywhere was a challenge since they all had different needs and difficulties so we stayed home--a lot. It was where they were most comfortable.

At the time, I had felt very alone and constantly stressed out. Then my husband put WOW onto my computer and I slowly made friends. Gaming was literally my only social outlet and a way for me to relax after a tough day with the kids. And even though I don't play any more, some of the friends I made at the time are still my friends today. I love you guys!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Updated deleted scenes.

I updated deleted scenes with more from Until Now, Until Us and Love me. You no longer need to have a Wattpad account to read. You can also find out why I cut these scenes out of the books.  I'm warning you now, these scenes have not been edited.


Until You is almost here!!!!

Alexis and Jason were so fun to write and I can't wait to share their story with you.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Until Here

Until Here releasing June 28th

After a failed marriage Melanie Campbell quit a career she loved, friends she had shared with her husband and her social life. She spent three years burying herself in her job avoiding living her life until one evening her boss gave her an ultimatum. Either take a month off or get fired.

Two years ago, Preston Reed left Arizona with a broken heart. Now ready to find love again, he’s returning home with a renewed hope. 

What started as a chance meeting at a hotel bar soon turned into a life changing moment. Their attraction was instant and nothing either expected. But after thirty days will Melanie leave just as broken as when she arrived or will her connection to Preston be the one thing that could heal her?

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I wrote this moooooonths ago and I can't believe the world is finally going to see it.  It's the little novella that could. It went through a few hands before it got to the right editor (Thank you again, Elaine York! You are my hero.)

I love this little novella. Emphasis on little.  It's just under 28,000 words which comes out to around 90 pages, I think.  It's a sweet, easy read with great characters who get a well deserved happily ever after.

For those of you who read Until Now, this is Preston's story. I fell in love with him while writing Until Now and though most of what I had written between him and Bridget got cut from the book, I knew I had to give him a happy ending.