Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Until Summer Ends will be out in two weeks!

Okay, so my next release, UNTIL SUMMER ENDS, a contemporary romance novel, finally has a release date!

And it's in only TWO WEEKS.

Yes, my jaw hit the floor too. But I am super-excited about this book. I loved writing it, and I hope others will love reading it.

It's my full-length contemporary romance debut, and I hope you'll order it and tell me how I did in a new genre!

A few fun facts about UNTIL SUMMER ENDS:
  • It's the first in a new series, the Redwood Bay Romance series, which will have at least 3 books.
  • It takes place in a small fictional beachside town called Redwood Bay in northern California.
  • It features a taco stand owner as the heroine. Food trucks, FTW!
  • The hero is a down-on-his-luck actor.
  • This is a clean romance -- there is no swearing and mild sexual content.
  • This is a contemporary romance -- no paranormal, no historical, nada. Just a girl, the beach, and her taco stand. Oh yeah, and that actor...
  • Until Summer Ends is the perfect beach read! I hope you'll take it on your vacation with you.

You can order UNTIL SUMMER ENDS from these retailers:

If you're interested in joining my romance newsletter, I've recently split it from my speculative fiction list. You can join the romance newsletter here, and get my beach-themed novella, OPEN FOR LOVE, for free. Then you'll get news and deals about my romances in your inbox.

UNTIL SUMMER ENDS will be released on August 9! I'm pretty stoked this book is coming out -- it's been a long three months of waiting past the original release date!    

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Nominate RIFT for publication with #KindleScout

Okay, so this post is a bit of a doozy. Some of you may remember back in the fall when I announced the sale of my YA time travel thriller, RIFT.

It literally was one of the funnest posts I've written. I was so happy. Things were going so well. I finally felt like I was producing and publishing again, after a long period of stagnation, of going nowhere, of wondering if I was a "real writer" or just someone playing the writing game.

Fast forward to now. I won't go into all the details, not only because I don't think it's necessary, but because there are multiple sides to this story, and you'd only be getting mine.

The bottom line is, I own the rights to RIFT again. It will not be published by Jolly Fish Press, much as I would've liked it to be.

So. I stewed and stewed. What should I do with this book?

I still believe it's a good book. I was able to secure a literary agent with the manuscript. I was able to secure 3 offers of publication from small presses with it.

Should I just throw it away? Let it sit? Forget about it?

Well, I'm a little bit of a pit bull, and I finally decided I couldn't do that.

After a couple of months of thought--and seeing how well my adult fantasy has done with Amazon/Kindle Press--I've decided to go ahead and run a Kindle Scout campaign for RIFT. After all, the sequel is already drafted. I decided I couldn't just throw away two books.

So! If you would take a few seconds to nominate RIFT for publication with Kindle Press, I would really appreciate it! It's live today for the next 30 days, and if you nominate the book, you'll get a free copy should it get selected for publication.

You have to have an Amazon account and be logged in. Then it's just a matter of a single click on the blue "nominate me" button. That's it.

Thank you so much!

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