Wednesday, July 16, 2014

ASB Now for Sale

A STARTER BOYFRIEND is now up for sale on Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes and Nobel. :)

Saturday, July 12, 2014

ASB: Blurb

Here's the blurb for A STARTER BOYFRIEND. 

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The duty of a starter boyfriend is not to fall in love.

Zoe Rayne is happy. She’s making a name for herself at work, has found peace and acceptance of her body, and has become a role model for Paige, a girl she was paired with in the Big Sister, Little Sister program. Although some people think she’d be happier if she were dating, Zoe is determined to stand by her belief that you don’t need a man to complete your life.

Kissing, cuddling, and engaging in other sexual activities must be consensual.
When Colton Philips is presented with the starter boyfriend contract, he doesn’t think much of it. As he sees it, the agreement along with his thriving landscaping business are just the distractions he needs while waiting for his ex-fiancĂ©e to return and marry him. Never mind that it’s been two years since she left him at the altar and ran away to Paris with their dog.

The starter boyfriend will consider kissing Ms. Rayne should he feel so inclined.

For both Zoe and Colton, the contract is just one big, laughable joke. The whimsy of a twelve-year-old and a sister eager to see the people they care for most find love. They can’t deny it when sparks begin to fly, but is Colton in a place to accept new love and how long is Zoe willing to wait?

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Feedback is welcome.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Picking up on "Around the World Tonight"

Now that A STARTER BOYFRIEND is finished (I'm still planning on an early August release), I've been focusing on AROUND THE WORLD TONIGHT, which I started several months ago. To refresh myself with this story, I've decided to edit the first 126 pages that I wrote. So far, I'm pleased! Haha. It's always nice to return to something and think "hey, this doesn't suck after all!" So, my goal is to finish the first draft of this novel by the end of the year (if not before) so that I can hopefully haven't something new out next year.

Here's the updated cover for ASB. I'm definitely going with the picture (sorry non fans!). I'm still not 100% in love with
the font, but I think it's getting better. I still need to work on the blurb. I kinda wish I had the old one from my Fiction Press days! Because the cover's not as "romantic," I'll need to spice up the blurb a little.

Now, I know what some of you are wondering... what about KM6? Well, the idea is still there but the drive to write is not. Instead of forcing the story out, I'm going to let it marinate a little longer. Hopefully I'll feel ready to work on it after I complete the draft of this new novel. It's probably good for me to work on new things. Sometimes I wonder if it's a mistake to even extend the Estela and Moo series with more books. I've said to myself from the beginning that I wouldn't do it unless I had a solid story arch. In the beginning I did feel like I had something, but not so much any more. Plus, I do want to finish the supernatural YA trilogy that I have planned (book 1 is finished, but needs massive editing).

Oh yeah... I have been seriously thinking about offering the KM series in paperback format. A lot of work needs to happen before I take this plunge, but I think it will be the next step for Estela and Moo. (It will likely happen much faster than KM6 getting finished.)

The good news in all of this is that at least I'm working again. I'm hoping that means that life is balancing out and I'm on the upswing. Although, I do still need to find my own place to live. One monstrous task at a time.