Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Chasing Days Release!



It's Tuesday, March 14, 2017! It's Pi Day π aka 3.14... 

Also, it's the book birthday for my latest young adult contemporary novel Chasing Days. I'm celebrating BIG (of course, there's confetti!) Check out my Instagram or Facebook for the latest.



Wondering what this sunny book is all about? 
Here's the blurb:


Two-weeks until Willa Wohlbreuk graduates.

Fourteen-days left for exams and senior pranks.

Three hundred-thirty-six-hours for friendships to unravel and to fall in and out of love.

Twenty thousand-one-hundred-sixty-minutes left to go wild and grow up.

And one million two-hundred-nine-thousand-six-hundred-seconds to figure out what freedom really means.

Willa faces her best friend Teddy—Theo now—as he defies his parents and reveals something about himself she never expected. Joss appears with blue hair and stirs things up. And Grady, finally, after four years, suddenly knows Willa’s name. Meanwhile, the undercurrent of uncertainty about the future dredges up the possibility that Willa isn’t even sure who she is. All she knows is life is about to change, epically.


Get your copy of Chasing Days!

 US // UK // AU

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There's also still time to win a signed copy. 
Please enter below. Apologies, this giveaway is only open to US residents.




Please share the Chasing Days luvvvv with your Twitter, Facebook, & social media friends:


Copy and paste to Tweet:
Chasing Days: Two weeks until graduation, two best friends, two epic secrets. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XCGVM7S#youngadult #LGBTbooks

Or:

Two weeks left of high school: plenty of time for muck ups, for break ups, for let downs, breakdowns, and for revealing secrets that will change everything. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XCGVM7S

Copy & Paste for Facebook:

Chasing Days is about the frenzied last weeks of high school. The highs and lows. The goodbyes and good riddances. It's about friendships falling apart and building new ones. Getting lost and finding something, or someone, you never expected to stir things up. Chasing Days is about pranks and making last minute memories. And secrets. Secrets that you can't take with you when you receive your diploma. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XCGVM7S

Or:

Two weeks until Willa Wohlbreuk graduates.

Fourteen days for exams and senior pranks.

Three-hundred- thirty-six hours for friendships to unravel and to fall in and out of love.

Twenty-thousand-one-hundred-sixty minutes left to go wild and grow up.

One million-two-hundred-nine-thousand-six-hundred seconds to figure out what freedom really means. CHASING DAYS. YA FICTION. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XCGVM7S



Thank you readers for your ongoing support, enthusiasm, and interest in my writing. It means so, so, soooo much to me and makes me smile so, so, soooo big! 

P.S. What kind of pie should I bake to celebrate? I'm feeling apple, but I'll take suggestions in the comments below.




Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Chasing Days Cover Reveal & Giveaway!


Guess what? I'm back with young adult contemporary fiction after a little detour into women's romantic comedy to start the year. 


Like I've said before writing (and reading) YA is my fiction home, but I like to switch things up from time to time too. But the main character in Chasing Days? Not so much. She's a self-proclaimed homeslice and prefers things to stay the way they are, or so she thought... 

With graduation on the horizon in just two weeks, she and her best friend struggle with their identities and two secrets that are bigger than both of them. All she knows is everything is about to change, epically.

Want to see the beautiful cover designed by Cheyanne from Nova Book Covers

I'll confess, I it soooo much. I'll even just open the photo album on my phone and look at it because it makes me smile so big. And this book? It does the same thing: makes my heart smile because it's a version of what I want for people. Not the hard parts, but the peace, love, and understanding parts. Read it and you'll get exactly what I mean.

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Two-weeks until Willa Wohlbreuk graduates.

Fourteen-days left for exams and senior pranks.

Three hundred-thirty-six-hours for friendships to unravel and to fall in and out of love.

Twenty thousand-one-hundred-sixty-minutes left to go wild and grow up.

And one million two-hundred-nine-thousand-six-hundred-seconds to figure out what freedom really means.

Willa faces her best friend Teddy—Theo now—as he defies his parents and reveals something about himself she never expected. Joss appears with blue hair and stirs things up. And Grady, finally, after four years, suddenly knows Willa’s name. Meanwhile, the undercurrent of uncertainty about the future dredges up the possibility that Willa isn’t even sure who she is. All she knows is life is about to change, epically.

A story of identity and fitting in, friendship and love, living with uncertainty and sexual awakening for fans of Keeping you a Secret by Julie Anne Peters, Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour, Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson, and I'll Give you the Sun by Jandy Nelson.
Preorder your copy of Chasing Days
US // UK // AU

Add to your Goodreads list.

But wait, while you're here, enter to win a signed copy!
*Sorry limited to US residents only.

Whatcha think of the cover? 
Please tell me in the comments below!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

How Not to Fall in Love Release!


Not only is it Valentine's Day, it's also release day! Happy book birthday to How Not to Fall in Love! This romantic comedy is the follow up to Love, Hate, and Other Lies We Told. It's told from Katya's perspective, Navy's best friend. 

Whereas Navy is sweet and demure, Kat is how shall I put this, a little more open, ahem, about her life between the sheets. It can be read as a standalone, but your enjoyment and insight into the characters will be richer if you read Love, Hate, and Other Lies first. 


Get your copy here:




You can also enter to win a signed copy of both Love, Hate, and Other Lies We Told and How Not to Fall in Love along with some confetti. But act fast because the giveaway ends soon and is only open to US residents. (*Apologies to my international readers). 


Oh, and as a bonus for all there are a couple of recipes in the back to satisfy your, uh, sweet tooth ;-) Thank you for reading and please leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads. For authors, they're better than a box of chocolates or cookies...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

How Not to Fall in Love Cover Reveal & Giveaway!



When I was writing Love, Hate, and Other Lies We Told, my attention repeatedly turned to Katya, Navy's bestie. She has a vibrant personality, which is at times, almost the opposite of Navy's more reserved nature. 

Where Navy is a hopeless romantic, Katya doesn't desire doting gestures from the guys in her life. 

Where Navy would like flowers and chocolate, Katya skips out before the night is over without so much as a follow up text. *Although Katya does love chocolate... and cookies.

Where Navy seeks her true love, Katya wants nothing to do with the L word. 

Or so it seems...

How Not to Fall in Love is the companion novella to Love, Hate, and Other Lies We Told. It can stand alone, but you'll have a much richer reading experience and get to know Katya (and Spencer) better if you read the full-length first. 


So now you're wondering... what's it about? 


First, the cover reveal!

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Katya's middle name may be Aphrodite, but she has no interest in relationships. In fact, she has three rules she lives by:

1. Never spend the night.
2. Never sleep with the same guy twice.
3. Never fall in love.
Oh, and number 3.1 is never order the same coffee two days in a row.

That's a lot of nevers, but when she repeatedly breaks every single one of them (her undoing was a vanilla latte with a heart in the foam, BTW), she begins to wonder…

Actually, it was a batch of chocolate chip cookies that started her downward spiral. Never mind, scratch that, it was Spencer—her neighbor. He's also a banker, a player, and seems to know just what Kat wants, which isn't love.

Until they start to spend a lot of time together…

Until she finds one of his socks at her place...

Until they go to a ski resort for a long weekend…

Until he has a snowboarding injury…

As Kat struggles with the part of her that wants to be strong, single, and on the scene and the mushy, melty, romantic within, she tries desperately not to fall in love. But what's wrong with falling if you have someone with dark tousled hair, refined yet ruggedly handsome features, and chiseled abs to catch you?

Nothing. Nothing at all.

A special thanks to my cover designer! Also thankies to Jessica over at The Confetti Bar for the gorgeous custom blend! 

You can preorder your of How Not to Fall in Love copy here:
Enter to win a Galentine's Day prize pack including signed paperback copies of both Love, Hate, and Other Lies We Told and How Not to Fall in Love and some bonus confetti! 
*This giveaway is open to US residents only.

The book Love, Hate and Other Lies We Told concludes with Valentine's Day, however How Not to Fall in Love opens with a (belated) Galentine's Day party (click the link to learn more and how to have your own Galentine's Day party). I'm all about romance, but also celebrating my ladies. If there are women friends in your life who need a laugh, love romance, and books, please share a copy with your gals! 

Please share on social media:

Twitter: 
Fiction readers: celebrate #galentinesday with two romantic comedies that celebrate love, friendship, & chocolate. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYE5CWI


Facebook:
Get your Galentine groove on with Love, Hate & Other Lies We Told and How Not to Fall in Love. Two romantic comedies that celebrate love, friendship, and chocolate. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYE5CWI


Oh, and did I mention there are cookie and brownies recipes in the back? ;-)






Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Love, Hate, and Other Lies We Told Release Day!




Hip, hip, hooray! It's release day! 


Love, Hate, and Other Lies We Told is free and in the wild, ready to warm hearts, make you cry... and, mostly make you laugh; it's a romantic comedy, after all. 

Oh, and it's women's fiction. As you know I've most recently written young adult fiction, but I had to tell Navy's story just in time for Valentine's Day. 

Wait? That's next month? Oh, right. Well, in that case, what I meant to say is the follow up novella will be release on February 14th! Wink, wink. 

Wondering what Love, Hate, and Other Lies We Told is all about? Read on...


Let go from her job and feeling lost, Navy Carrington takes a position as coffee-girl at a publicity firm. Their newest client is Carrick Kennely, the former love of her life and her fiercest adversary. She thought she'd let go of the past by playing it safe with book boyfriends—and avoiding frustratingly sexy guys like Carrick.

When Navy's roommate finds the Boyfriend Book, a silly relic leftover from Navy's teens, it prompts a dare; Navy is to go on five dates and pick one to be her Valentine. Despite her reservations, she can't say no, especially if it means proving to herself and Carrick that she can move on.

Navy chronicles her brief romantic entanglements with the Hottie in 7G, the Man-Bun-Barista, the Gym Stud, and the Book Boyfriend who turns out to be a toad—not the kind that when kissed turns into a prince—, on The Boyfriend Book Blog. She doesn't want to let her readers or herself down, but as Valentine's Day nears, none of the guys comes close to being her one true love.

Except Carrick. He’s infuriating, attractive, confusing, catnip…and it turns out he has a secret.

With a love letter and a plane ticket in hand, Navy leaves her baggage behind and must decide between love, hate, and the lies she told to protect her fragile heart.

Told with humor and heart, Love, Hate, and Other Lies We Told may appeal to readers who enjoy Alice Clayton, Sally Thorne, and Emily Giffin's work. 

Ready to nab your copy? 



I'd LOVE to know what you think. 

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Love, Hate, and Other Lies We Told COVER REVEAL!

What happens when you combine love, hate, lies, fiction, and me? 

You get confetti! 


Confetti makes me happy, especially the custom made blends from The Confetti Bar

Jessica Serra Huizenga, an indie author, a unicorn, and all around fabulous gal created this confetti for the book and guess what? It's found its way onto the cover! 

A certain ingenious, wonderful, talented writer friend designed this masterpiece. 

I can't wait to share it with you. 

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Let go from her job and feeling lost, Navy Carrington takes a position as coffee-girl at a publicity firm. Their newest client is Carrick Kennely, the former love of her life and her fiercest adversary. She thought she'd let go of the past by playing it safe with book boyfriends—and avoiding frustratingly sexy guys like Carrick.

When Navy's roommate finds the Boyfriend Book, a silly relic leftover from Navy's teens, it prompts a dare; Navy is to go on five dates and pick one to be her Valentine. Despite her reservations, she can't say no, especially if it means proving to herself and Carrick that she can move on.

Navy chronicles her brief romantic entanglements with the Hottie in 7G, the Man-Bun-Barista, the Gym Stud, and the Book Boyfriend who turns out to be a toad—not the kind that when kissed turns into a prince—, on The Boyfriend Book Blog. She doesn't want to let her readers or herself down, but as Valentine's Day nears, none of the guys comes close to being her one true love.

Except Carrick. He’s infuriating, attractive, confusing, catnip…and it turns out he has a secret.

With a love letter and a plane ticket in hand, Navy leaves her baggage behind and must decide between love, hate, and the lies she told to protect her fragile heart.

Told with humor and heart, Love, Hate, and Other Lies We Told may appeal to readers who enjoy Alice Clayton, Sally Thorne, and Emily Giffin's work. 


Preorder Links

Kindle // Paperback


Australia

Please add Love, Hate, and Other Lies We Told to your Goodreads and spread the Love!

Whatcha think of the cover tho?





Sunday, January 1, 2017

Welcome 2017!

Happy, happy New Year!

I'm so excited for things to come in the coming months. 

Why? 

Although I do a lot of talking and writing, my word of the year is LISTEN

Listening means to being more present to each passing moment and not let them flurry by. 

Listening means tuning into my intuition and going with my gut. 

Listening means being more attentive to family and friends. 

Listening means hearing what others have to say without judgement. 

Listening means slowing down when I need to. Slowing down in general. 


EXCEPT when it comes to publishing. I mentioned this in my farewell 2016 post, but I am going all in this year. I'm ready to LIGHT. IT. UP! 

I've written a lot of books, guys. A lot. It's time for you to have access to them. 

2017 is going to be the great year of publishing for me and I'm so excited to share some of these stories I have waiting for you. 

Are you ready? I hope so because I don't stop, I won't stop...

To start, we have Love, Hate, and Other Lies we Told coming your way in a little over two weeks! This women's romantic comedy releases Tuesday, January 17, 2017! 

Curious to know what it's about? 

Want a peek at the cover? Ok, here ya go. 



Want more? 

Ok, it's cover reveal time! Ready... I told you I'm going big! I won't tease you or make you wait another minute. Just keep scrolling...

So what do you think? Let me know in the comments below. 


Please add Love, Hate, and Other Lies we Told to your To Be Read on Goodreads (who's going for 100 books this year?) and while you're at it, go ahead and pre order! 


I'm so excited. Big beginnings. Big things. Big love. Thanks for welcoming 2017 and my new book. 


P.S. If you're a writer and want to jump start 2017 with promoting your own book, check out Book Promotion 365: how to reach readers and share your work with the world.