Summer Time!

Hi Sugas! Happy summer!!

I hope this newsletter finds you all well and enjoying the hopefully beautiful weather.

I’ve been spending the first few weeks of June adjusting to my son being home for the summer, work, summer camps, tutoring, summer fun, AND writing.

It’s happening … the writing, that is.

I’m currently working on Marty’s story. I hadn’t planned on writing his book now. I had been working on a totally different story—one that would be a part of a new series—but when Marty’s story came to me, it came with the force of a tsunami. The other stories in its wake needed to run for cover or be decimated. So, I put aside my new series and went to work full-time on Marty’s story. And while he’s a character we know (and love), his story doesn’t really focus on the band (though they are definitely a part of this book). It introduces a whole slew of new characters—his family. And let me say, what a bunch of characters they are!

Bit of a timeline … I hope to release Marty’s book in early Fall. (fingers crossed).

In the mean time, July will see the release of Baby, It’s You, a Stars on Fire novella I wrote for the limited release anthology, Hot for the Holidays. It’s an important little novella and I wanted to make sure readers could get their hands on it (and the paperback as well).

The cover reveal for Baby, It’s You is 7/8.
The release will be 7/25 (Christmas in July LOL).

I would seriously LOVE your help spreading the word! Sign up below to help with various promo opportunities for this release! Thank you so much for all that you do! ❤

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Baby It’s You BLURB:

It’s been a long road for the members of Last Star and they are ready for some holiday fun …

Mia’s last minute plans to produce a holiday song for their fans had the band converging on their lead singer’s in-home studio—in the middle of cold and snowy December.

But Marty, Clark, and Todd would do anything for Mia … especially a pregnant Mia.

What could go wrong?

More than you think …

BIY home

Coming July 25, 2016
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The Stars on Fire series is available for free on Kindle Unlimited!

Bring Me You (Book 1): http://amzn.to/1Q215PR
Still Into You (Book 2): http://amzn.to/1FywHXW
Never Over You (Book 3): http://amzn.to/1EP7yNV
Losing You (Book 4): http://amzn.to/1UsCOsj


NOY Series Boxed Set
NEVER OVER YOU SERIES BOXED SET AVAILABLE
Get all three books in the Never Over You series PLUS bonus scenes.

Check out the News & Events section of my website for more information about my author events in 2016 and 2017! Next up — Sweet Home Chicago Author Event! August 20, 2016! I’m so excited to be a part of this and the other events!

Breathe

Reviews … to read or not to read?

It’s a scary feeling to read someone’s words about these words you pretty much threw your heart and soul into. To hear the criticism as well as the love. Good or bad, reading reviews can leave me an emotional mess.

Recently I received a review of Losing You that made me think about the entire writing process of the book, of the characters (especially Tom, and not just think about him; I haven’t been able to get him out of my mind since), of giving up. These parts of her review … god … got me right in the heart:

Tom. Best friend and lover. I’m so glad to have his story. Tom’s story of Mia. Tom’s story of Marc. Tom’s story of Lizzie. Tom’s sadness, strength, and love. Tom was good through and through. His story was a mixture of beauty and heartbreak.

Thank you for Tom’s story. I can only imagine the heartbreak and tears that went into each page of his story. But the man who we saw in the other stories needed his own and it truly was beautiful.

This was the hardest story I’ve ever wrote; so emotionally draining in ways my therapist might have said, “oh sh!t!”. This book was the closest I ever came to giving up and saying, “what the f$ck am I doing? Why am I putting myself through this?”

I just wanted to thank you the reviewer for her words and to also take this time to thank all the readers that have written a review for one of my books.

Reviews aren’t just about those stars next to the title on Amazon or iBooks. To me, they are about the drive to continue when you are trying to juggle all the hats you have to wear plus the ones you want to wear; they’re the drive to better my craft when left a negative or critical review despite the fact that it adds another hat to juggle. To me, they are a connection to you, the reader, telling me what you think.

So, again … thank YOU!

And because that review let Tom into my head again, my Teaser Tuesday post this week features Losing You

It’s available now on Amazon as well as Kindle Unlimited!

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1UsCOsj

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BRING ME YOU is FREE!

BMYPROMO FREEBring Me You, the first book in my Never Over You Series is #FREE for this week only! If you haven’t met my southern charmer quarterback and his rock star girlfriend, now’s the perfect time!!

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Synopsis

Pro quarterback, Ethan Christopher thought he had found his home when he met rock musician, Mia Devereux. She was the welcomed distraction in his football-focused life.

Things may not have been perfect. Their individual careers made being together difficult. Her touring. His away schedule. As her success grew, they spent more extended periods apart.

But at the end of the day, he knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. Only her.

When Mia met Ethan, she felt a connection unlike any she’d ever felt. She gave him more of herself than she thought was even possible.

But she knew it wasn’t enough. There was a lot she didn’t share, couldn’t give him.

An event two decades in her past made sure of that.

Those demons that she’d so carefully tucked away wanted out. As Mia struggled with the stress of touring and being apart from Ethan, her defenses weakened, allowing the demons to fight their way to the surface, leaving her in a vulnerable place. A place where bad choices were made.

Choices that both of them will regret.

Can Mia and Ethan’s love survive her past? Or will it fall apart under the weight of her choices?