I have a brand new book out today!

Always You is now available! This is the 2nd book in a new small town romance series called Lilac Bay. I’ve been having a really great time getting to know the characters on this little island and I’m already excited to plan out book 3.

Always You is being offered for only 99c for a limited time only! This book will normally sell for $3.99 so make sure you grab your copy before the prices go back up! Always You is my contribution to the Friends with Benefits series. All of the books in this series can also be purchased for only 99c for a short time. Stuff your e-reader with some cheap reads for summer!

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For as long as she can remember, Riley James has wanted to work in television. And more often than not, Riley gets what she wants. There’s a reason, after all, that she’s considered the most competitive person on Lilac Bay Island. Riley likes to win.
So when Lilac Bay is chosen to participate in a reality TV show, it’s only natural that Riley leads the charge to bring home a victory for their small town. And who better to help her than her best friend, Andrew?
As the competition kicks into gear, the stakes for Riley and Andrew get higher. The line between reality and the game isn’t so easy to find. This time the two old friends are playing for keeps. And love might be the ultimate prize.

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Don’t miss the rest of the books in the Friends with Benefits series! All of these books are available for only 99c for a very short time. Don’t miss out!

New Three Girls Available NOW!

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It’s here! I’m so excited! I’m also feeling vaguely sick, lol. This book means so much to me and I really hope you guys like it. I’ve gotten so much amazing support from so many awesome readers as I wrote this book. I know a lot of you love Ginny, Jen, and Annie just as much as I do–I hope I did them justice!

On that note, I hope you all take a moment to look at the dedication of the book. Amazon tends to automatically start kindle books on the first page, so you might have to scroll back a little bit to see the dedication. I hope you take the time to see what I wrote in the dedication 🙂

Okay, so here we go! Link for Amazon right HERE.

And Barnes and Noble HERE.

And Itunes HERE

I hope you enjoy it! Please let me know what you think, either in the comments or by leaving a review on Amazon. THANK YOU!!

Giveaway Time!

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Escape In You is here and to celebrate I’m giving away some stuff! All week I’ve been tweeting about awesome bloggers who are participating in my book blitz. Each blog will be giving away a free ebook copy of Escape In You. Follow me on twitter for links to the sites and your chance to win a copy.

I’m also giving away a $50 Amazon gift card. You can enter through rafflecopter here:

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Lastly, I’m giving away a signed paperback copy of the book to one of my readers. Entering to win is super easy. Below you’ll find a series of questions I answered for the book blitz. One of these answers will tell you about one of my greatest fears. Leave me a comment and let me know what you’re secretly afraid of. I’ll randomly choose from the comments to pick a winner!

If you’ve already read Escape In You, I’d love to hear what you think! Hope everyone is having a great week–only two days until Friday!

Interview

What can you tell us about Zoe? Zoe is a girl who has had to go through a lot of changes in her life. There was a time when Zoe was your typical high school student—she got good grades, had lots of friends, and gossiped with her mom about cute boys after school. All of that changed for Zoe when her Mom started to have issues. She had to move, she lost her friends, members of her family, and her dreams for the future. By the time she meets Jet Taylor, Zoe feels very trapped in her life. She parties a lot as a way to escape but she doesn’t think long-term freedom will ever be possible for her. Even with all of these hardships, Zoe is really loyal to her friends and her mother. She comes across as a bit of a badass, and she really is very strong, but she shows Taylor a more vulnerable side.

 

What’s the deal with Jet? Why does Zoe call him Taylor? How many names does that kid have, anyhow? Taylor does seem to have a lot of names, LOL! Different people call him different things, and you can actually tell a lot about his relationships by what he’s called. His full name is Jeremy Edward Taylor. The people who have known him the longest, like his parents, still call him Jeremy. It represents his past, before things got messed up in his life. Jet, on the other hand, is a high school nickname given to him based on his initials and his speed on the baseball diamond. By the time he meets Zoe, Jet has become a bit of an illusion. He’s not that person anymore. He recommends Zoe call him by his last name, Taylor, and she’s the only one who does so. This is important, because Zoe is also the only one who really sees Taylor for who he is.

Can you give us five random facts about Escape In You? I like random facts! Here we go:

  1. This is my ninth book! I also wrote it faster than any other book I’ve ever written. By the time I started writing I knew exactly how the story would go. That never happens to me!
  2. This is the first book I’ve written without a cameo from one of my Three Girl characters (the Three Girls are from a chick lit series I wrote). I decided since Escape In You feels so different from my chick-lit books, I would keep the Three Girls separate. In the end, I kind of missed having them pop up.
  3. This is the first book where I’ve based a character on someone I know in real life. Don’t worry, it’s a small part and he said it was okay!
  4. I may or may not have a huge crush on Taylor’s friend, Fred. I have an entire backstory for him planned out that didn’t make the book. I might have to revisit that someday…
  5. Ellie’s reaction to the roller coasters in the Cedar Point scene is pretty much the same as mine. I’m terrified of heights. I actually like roller coasters, but only once they start to go downhill. The whole way up I’m a huge mess.

It’s Here!

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Escape In You is now available! I’ve been waiting a long time for this book to be released and I really hope you guys like it. Here are the links:

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

I’m still waiting on links for iTunes and the paperback. I’ll post them here as soon as they’re available.

Like I described in this post, Escape In You is a little bit different from my other books. It’s darker, more emotional, and kind of steamy. I really hope you guys will take a chance on it. I’d love to hear what you think!

I’m doing a big giveaway to celebrate–I’ll be awarding lots of free ebooks as well as a $50 Amazon gift card. Check back here tomorrow for details on how you can win!

Happy Tuesday!

 

It’s Almost Here!

The cover for my new book is going to be revealed on Wednesday. I’m super excited! There are a lot of awesome bloggers who are going to help me with the big reveal, which makes me particularly happy because I love book bloggers. I’ve found some of my favorite books through the blogs of people who are passionate about reading.

The new book is called Escape In You. It’s going to be published on October 15th, which is just about two weeks away. Eeek! I’m going to post an excerpt here the day of the cover reveal. In the meantime, here’s the blurb so you can see what it’s all about. Hope everyone is having a great start to your week!

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Jet Taylor is the quintessential bad boy. A womanizer. A fighter. Dangerous. The type of guy most girls do their best to avoid. But Zoe Janes is no saint herself. In fact, she sees in Jet the perfect opportunity to distract herself from her responsibilities at home and the mistakes that keep her trapped there. He’s gorgeous, likes to party, and is clearly only interested in having fun—just like Zoe.

The more time they spend together, the harder it is for Zoe to stick to her “fun only” mantra. Jet is getting under her skin, making her believe things could actually be different. She knows they’re both trapped by the sins of their past but Jet is starting to make her think freedom might actually be possible.

And that makes him the most dangerous boy of all.

Available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, and Kobo October 15th!

Mapping out the rest of the year

I have new book news!

So, usually when I finish a book I tell you guys about it right away. Once I’ve worked with an editor, proofreader, and formatter, I release it into the wilds of Amazon, pretty much as soon as possible.

The timeline of this book has been a little different because, well, this book is a little different.

If you’ve read any of my previous books, you know that I write romance novels with a generally upbeat feel. It’s what some people call chick lit, or romantic comedy, and it’s usually the kind of book I most love to read (and write!). But it’s not the only kind of book I like to read.

My new book is not chick lit and it’s definitely not romantic comedy. So what is it?

I’ve actually been a little nervous to tell you guys about it, because it’s a bit different from my other stuff. This book is what I would call a New Adult romance novel. Have you heard of this genre? I’ve always loved Sarah Dessen’s young adult novels (have you read her? You should read her!) because she tends to tackle emotional issues while still writing great love stories. I think New Adult books are kind of a more grown up version of that concept—emotional issues with great love stories. They focus on people in that transitional stage of life, either in college or just moving into the work force, trying to figure out jobs and school and relationship. In other words, new adults (next week I’m going to post a few reviews of NA books I love, if you’re interested in checking some out).

My new book is a little darker than my current stuff and somewhat more intense. It’s still a love story, though, and it definitely has great friendships, which I always love writing about. It’s a bit steamy, too! Because this is a new genre for me, I’m going about the release a little different and trying to line up some promotions. So in the next few weeks I’ll be releasing the title and cover. I’m hoping to have the book ready to release in October. I’m really excited about it and I’m going to do a bunch of giveaways and fun stuff to celebrate.

I hope everyone gives the new book a chance but I totally get that it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. That’s cool! And no fear, because I will ALWAYS write chick lit novels. They are my first literary love and that isn’t about to change! In fact, I am currently working on TWO new chicklit novels.

First of all, there’s going to be a new Lovestruck book! A lot of people have asked me what happens to Lizzie and Thomas next—don’t worry, I have BIG plans for them! I spent some time in California this summer to do research (Gorgeous Thomas on the beach, you guys. Picture it). I’m really excited for everyone to read it! I am working hard (like, skipping sleep hard) to get it out this winter.

Okay, here’s the BIGGEST news I have: I am working on a new Three Girls book!! I am SO.FREAKIN.EXCITED. I’ve missed writing about Ginny, Annie, and Jen (And Kiki!) and it’s been so fun to revisit them. I get questions about the girls all the time (did you know they make appearances in the Love Story books??) so I know a few of you have missed them too. The new book will come out in January, which I know is a long time to wait. I hope it will be worth it.

I think that covers all of it. To recap: new NA Romance coming in October, new Lovestruck book this winter, new Three Girls in January. And lots of giveaways, prizes, etc. to go along with them. If you’re not on my mailing list you can sign up right here to get information on new releases and sales. I do NOT send out a ton of emails, so I won’t be clogging up your inbox, promise.

Let me know in the comments if you have any questions. Enjoy your weekend (I’ll be writing!)

New Book!

*To check out my post for the Chick Lit Blog Hop, head over here.*

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone is waking up safe and sound this morning. The images from Oklahoma are so heartbreaking. My prayers are with everyone who is waking up to so much destruction today. I encourage everyone to do what they can to help. You can visit the Red Cross here to see how you can help. I found that the easiest, fastest way to contribute was to simply text the word REDCROSS to 90999.

It feels quite insignificant on a day like this, but the news in my little corner of the universe is that Lovestruck in London is finally here. You can check it out for your kindle here or for your nook here. I’m still waiting on the iTunes link but I’ll let you know as soon as it’s live over there.

I’m closing the contest from last week and will be announcing the winner later this afternoon. Good luck to everyone who entered!

I’m doing one last contest to celebrate the release. I’ll be giving another $25 Amazon gift card to a random member of my mailing list. All you have to do to be eligible to win is sign up here for the mailing list. I only send out newsletters to alert members of new books, sales, and occasional contests. I promise I won’t clog up your inbox;)

Don’t forget you can also win ebooks and maybe even a brand new kindle by participating in the Chick Lit Author Blog Hop. Check out the details here.

Have a good day, everyone. Stay safe and give lots of hugs today!

 

 

How is it April??

I’ve been a very bad blogger in 2013! Sorry that I fell off the face of the Earth, guys. Things have been nuts but I’m finally settling down. Yay!

One of the biggest reasons I’ve been MIA is because I’ve been working very hard on a new book. I’m having trouble choosing a title and I really need to get on that, because the book should be ready to publish in May. So what can I tell you about this book if I can’t give you a title? Let’s see…It’s set in London, it features a cute British boy (who just so happens to be a movie star), lots of references to Jane Austen novels, and a love story that I am particularly fond of. It’s very strange to write a book not set in Michigan but I loved writing about London. I hope you guys like it as much as I do. I promise to do better about updating in the next few weeks.

In other news, I am working to get all of my books available for nook, kobo, and iTunes. I’m also getting audiobook versions made, which I’m very excited about! It’s not a difficult process, but it is tedious, which makes it hard to do when I’m so focused on writing and editing. Again, I’ll update the site when the books are ready everywhere.

The other thing I’m working on is a prequel to the Three Girls series. I’m VERY excited about this! I think you guys know how much I love those girls, and how much I miss them when I’m not writing about them. The story I’m working on will be a novella (meaning it’s shorter than a novel) and will take place prior to Three Girls and a Baby. The best news about this prequel is that I will be offering it for free! I’m hoping to  have this out sometime in the late Spring.

I think that’s all the book news I have for now! Besides for writing I’ve been staying busy watching The Walking Dead, Dr. Who, and Community. I’m kind of obsessed with Community, actually. Joel McHale is so very dreamy and I’m more than a little bit in love with Danny Pudi and Donald Glover. Sigh. If you don’t watch this show I highly recommend giving it a shot (before NBC, in all their infinite wisdom, cancels it).

Oh, I also moved! I bought a new house with a great back yard for Lucy. It is also very near a park with walking trails and a little nature center. Lucy LOVES it! But she now gets even more annoyed when I spend all day writing. She just wants to be in the park all the time!

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Lucy says, “Hey, stop writing and take me to the park!”

I hope you are all doing well and that spring is arriving where you are. It was a whopping 35 degrees today. Woohoo :/

Talk to you soon!

New Book!

The final book of the Love Story series is here and I’m so happy!

An (Almost) Perfect Love Story, the third and final book of my new series, is available to purchase on Amazon.com right here.

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Ashley Phillips always believed she would live the perfect love story.

And why wouldn’t she? After all, Ashley’s been witness to her own parents’ perfect marriage, having been sweethearts ever since they met in high school. With their fairytale example to guide her, Ashley was sure that she would eventually find her very own prince charming. When she falls in love with one of her best friends, Chris, Ashley is sure she’s on her way to happy-ever-after.

When Chris proposes, Ashley is more confident than ever that her love story will be a perfect one. With the help of her mother and her best friends, Emily and Ryan, Ashley is determined to plan the dream wedding that she has always imagined.

But a devastating revelation will soon prove that the Phillips family is not as perfect as Ashley has always thought. When the cracks begin to show, Ashley will be faced with betrayal so strong it will cause her to doubt everything she’s always believed about marriage, love, and family. Now Ashley must decide if it’s time to give up the dream—or if true love is really worth fighting for after all.

 

First of all, didn’t Scarlett do a lovely job on the cover? It expresses Ashley very well, I think. Unlike Emily and Brooke, Ashley is all about the girly stuff. And as you can see from the items on the cover, there’s a wedding in this book. I think we all know how much I love writing about weddings!

I’m very excited to get this book out there, and to complete the Love Story series. It was a challenging set of books for me to write. I had so much fun writing about the Three Girls and spent a lot of time with Ginny, Jen, and Annie. Branching out to write about new people was hard at first. Of course, by the time I was finished I found I loved Emily, Brooke, and Ashley just as much.

I hope you do too!

To celebrate the new release, I have some great sales going for the first two books in the series. One of my favorite kindle websites, the Kindle Fire Department, did a very nice feature and explained the special deals you can take advantage of today. Check them out here, and please bookmark them for future use. They help authors connect with a lot of readers and help readers find a lot of sales!

I hope everyone enjoys this new release. If you have the chance to check it out, I’d love to know what you think. And keep an eye out for the Three Girls–they have a tendency of popping up in this new series;)